The 5 Things I Learned
If you are a regular reader you know how much I love learning new things online about social media, blogging or SEO. It always amazes me how much things change even from day-to-day. How do you keep up to grow your online business or blog when things appear like a puzzle on some days? Here are 5 things I learned this week plus 2 bonuses that may help you on your journey.
1. Strip The Blog Tool
Do you want to know what’s working on other people’s blogs? How many shares their posts have received in the last week or two? Type of posts that are hot on the social networks? This tool will help you find out quickly what is working for other bloggers. It can also show you their posts for past 2 weeks and help you to come up with different posts and not be like all the others. This was a great one of the 5 things I learned this past week.
2. Do Splash – A New Blogging Community
I did it, I signed up for a new site and was pleasantly surprised to learn it was found and owned by Jane Sheeba. Jane launched Do Splash back in August. How did I miss that? Did you know about it or miss it too? It reminds me a little of Blog Engage or Biz Sugar. It is simple to sign up and use. You can connect with your friends easily there. There are some familiar faces there but not many. Jane acknowledges it is similar to others out there but says she will do her best to make it different and interesting. Congratulations to Jane!
3. Don’t Forget LinkedIn
Are you using LinkedIn? Do you log in often? Do you participate in groups? It’s a great place to post early mornings before 8 a.m. (That’s one of the 5 things I learned this past week) You can do this of course via the Buffer too. You may not want to post the same things you do on Twitter, Google or FB but keep it more “business” minded. I know many bloggers use it but many don’t and have forgotten how powerful a network Linkedin is.
4. Tweeting Is A Living for Hollywood Social Media Managers
Did you know they can make up to $6,000 per week? Now, that is my DREAM job. Imagine tweeting for a living? No other network but Twitter would you have to concentrate on. I’ve gotten paid via Sponsored Tweets but nothing like these folks are getting for Hollywood stars. Which Hollywood star would you want to tweet for? Some celebrities who tweet for a brand get $10,000 per tweet. Now that is the big bucks!
5. Matt Cutts Asked Us For Our Wishlist
The last of the 5 things I learned was that Matt Cutts has asked us what we would want to see new in 2014 for Google Webmaster Tools. He doesn’t promise to fulfill all our wishes but he is asking. He will be off the rest of November so you still have time to add to the 300+ comments there already with your ideas. I love his idea about tell the pages on your website that lead to 404s or broken links, so that site owners can fix their own broken links – Now that would top my wish list, how about yours?
So there are my 5 things I learned this week online – I hope you found at least one of them helpful to you. We could never stay on top of all the new things happening on social media, blogging or SEO. We have to rely on each other for information as we all learn different things at different times.
I have 2 bonuses for you too.
Learn what is new over at Pinterest in my BloggerDoc guest post from yesterday. Not only will you learn about the new neat Place Pins but a few other updates on Pinterest, one of my favorite social network sites.
The last of the 5 things I learned this week plus 2 bonuses is about Spam. Spam here has been getting out of control. I started to research with my CommentLuv premium and I learned many other bloggers were using Askimet along with it. I installed and it the problem is now solved. This blog went from 30 spam comments to 0 in 12 hours. Do you use both comment plugins on your blog?
Were any of these 5 things I learned new to you?
Let me know what you’d like to learn more about in the coming weeks in your comments.
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