This is the first ‘pick of the month’ post on Magnet4Blogging. Each month I’ll be compiling a list of some of the best pieces of content from around the blogosphere related to blogging, social media, online business and digital marketing. The aim of gathering relevant content and publishing these monthly resource posts is for me to be able to share with you some of the best articles, videos, infographics, slide presentations and podcasts, just in case you missed any of these yourself throughout the busy month.
OK, enough ranting, let’s take a look at what’s been rocking the blogosphere this month!
Let’s start off with CopyBlogger announcing the culling of their Facebook page, with more than 30,000 fans. What! Are they mad? Err maybe, well… actually I.. anyway, this was pretty big news, and where ironically the post itself was shared over 4,000 times on Facebook, except CopyBlogger’s I’d imagine. Erika Napoletano outlines some of the reasons why CopyBlogger made the decision to kiss Facebook goodbye, you can check out the link below.
Why Copyblogger Is Killing Its Facebook Page – Copyblogger
Following CopyBlogger’s post was Jon Loomer’s insightful in-depth post over on his blog at JonLoomer.com. Jon begged the question whether CopyBlogger made the right decision to delete their Facebook page, and outlines what else they could have done otherwise. Check out the link below, well worth the read.
What Copyblogger Could Have Done With Its Facebook Page
OK in the news this month Google announced a new algorithm update, you of course already know about Google Penguin 3.0, the first Google Penguin updated in over 12 months and one that was anticipated by many web masters, including myself. However some web masters are still waiting to feel the effects of this update, some questioning even whether this update was as significant as they first assumed.
Personally for me I’ve not seen any real significant effects as of yet, but there’s still time something could still happen, but for now, asides from some bouncy activity going on in my webmaster tools dashboard, I’ve noticed very little change in traffic behaviour this week, what about you guys? Do share what’s going on with your site, have you been impacted in any way, good or bad by Penguin 3.0? Anyway, check out this insightful post over on the MOZ blog, see the link below.
How Big Was Penguin 3.0?
OK let’s head over to QuickSprout now. Whether you’re just starting out with your blog or have been blogging for a while, ultimately one of your goals is to grow your readership right? You might have 100 readers already or maybe a few hundred, but how about getting to your first 1,000 readers? Well, Neil Patel in on the case and shows you how to get to your first 1,000 readers in this detailed infographic.
Courtesy of: QuickSprout
Staying on the subject of Infographics, Neil also wrote another great piece on his blog titled, how to double your web traffic with infographics, provided together with some great statistics as he always does. You can check out that post below.
60,000 Visitors and Counting: How to Double Your Traffic With Infographics
OK so what’s next? Let’s have a WordPress tutorial. One of my favourite posts this month has to be an article by Tim Bonner from TimBonner.com. Tim shares a very useful tutorial on how to use the WordPress last modified date on your blog. If you’re updating or refreshing content on your blog, it might be useful to show your readers when you last updated that post, this could be very beneficial in retaining reader interest. If you’re a savvy WordPress user and have some knowledge of php, this post will serve you well. Check out the link below.
How To Use The WordPress Last Modified Date On Your Blog
OK I have one last piece of content for you, and this is a piece of audio content (podcast) that talks about podcasting for your small business. I started podcasting myself last year with one of my other blogs, and although it can be a time consuming method of creating content, podcasting is more valuable than you think, if you don’t believe me, check out this webinar to find out why. Anyway here’s the link to the show below, tune in now.
So folks, that is all I have for you this month, I’ll be back next month with a host of great content to share with you in November’s pick of the month. If of course you feel I’ve missed any critical content worth mentioning here, please do shout them out in the comment section below for everyone to enjoy, but please don’t self-promote or spam this post!
Until next time troopers, happy blogging!
Thanks – Fabrizio