Welcome to the weekly bonfire! With yesterday being the release of EntrepreneurOnFire’s 300th episode, we’re pretty fired up, and as a result, we truly hope YOU are fired up as well. …maybe even prepared to ignite?
As usual, it wasn’t that tough to pick out five great articles to share with you this week because there is SO MUCH great content out there! But over the past several weeks I’ve found that something a lot of us have trouble with is actually being able to find it. While there is a ton of great content out there, unfortunately, there is also a ton of bad content. And what’s worse than wasting 5-8 minutes on a post that is poorly written and doesn’t even teach you a lesson or give you valuable tips? Not much.
I truly hope that this isn’t one them.
Feeling overwhelmed by Social Media? I think we can all relate to that! Ian Cleary believes it doesn’t have to happen all at once, and in this post he offers up 5 tools and tips you can take on one at a time in order to start working on your social media marketing in increments. Every little bit helps!
Keywords, on-page optimization, “ranking”… these are all terms I’m sure you’re very familiar with. But just because you’re familiar with them doesn’t necessarily mean you’re familiar with how to make them work. Rand Fishkin definitely knows, and he shares a couple of visual guides to help us understand what makes a page optimized, what some of the ranking factors are in Google and much more. This is a very in-depth, very helpful post for anyone looking to up their game in the world of SEO.
Shane Snow makes a strong statement with this title, which is what drew me to this post in the first place. Who doesn’t want to know what the #1 business skill of the next 5 years will be?? Turns out, he thinks it’s something I would have never guessed… But after reading, I’m definitely on board.
If you have a website, then you cannot afford to miss this post. Rachel Sprung is talking straight-up stats here, all of which are short, concise and to-the-point. Another thing these stats all have in common? They WILL help you improve your website. Sound good? Then read on…
Sound impossible? Thanks to Alan Grainger, it’s definitely possible. In order to be sure you get the most out of your time and effort spent creating a content marketing strategy (because it can be time consuming), check out these 7 steps that will take you all the way from defining your goal to distributing your content.
I hope that after reading these titles and short recaps you’ve found at least one post you want to click on. And after you’ve clicked on that post and read it, I hope you were able to pull something valuable from it that will help you move forward in your business or with your ideas.