The Best Of Internet Marketing October 2014


This is the 23rd post in the series which shares all of my favourite internet marketing posts from the past month.

There is an awful lot of junk to sort through every month so here are the best bits according to me!

The Best Posts Of October 2014

October was a pretty turbulent month with Google releasing the latest Penguin update on a Friday night right before the busy Christmas period.

Other than that we have seen some fantastic content published this month including lots of case studies routed with data and real world advice.

Let’s get stuck in!

SEO & Link Building

Google officially released Penguin 3 which was just a data refresh. Some people were hit and we are seeing some case studies surface already.

With the update happening it’s a good idea to brush up on your SEO ranking factor knowledge and don’t forget Panda.

It might also be a good time to revisit your Google Webmaster Tools knowledge has quite a lot has changed this year with the tool.

Brian Dean shared some great link advice and have you thought about getting edu links with social media?

Social Media

Here are 12 great free social media tools that you can use in your business or follow this strategy to help grow your following.

I’ve spent a lot of time experimenting with Facebook Ads (right now I have 1,125 ads running across 14 campaigns) so these awesome split tests will help save money and make money.

You can also take advantage of social media competitions to help capture more emails.

Blogging & Content

If you are just getting started with blogging then follow this recipe for success along with my take.

Once you choose to start a blog you can take advantage of these awesome plugins before tripling traffic.

If you publish content regularly then you’ve probably sent a few take down notices in your time & if you haven’t you need to learn how to defend against content theft.

The top bloggers in my income report roundups all have their own products, it’s interesting to see how that evolves.

General Bits

Something you might not know about me is I suck at remembering things. So learning active recall memory is helpful especially when soy practica hablo espanol.

I also love anything that helps me save time or get more done in less time so predrafting emails is a great idea!

53 Responses

  1. Lev

    You are a legend mate!

  2. 10.24.2014

    Hey Matt,

    Great roundup over here.


  3. 10.24.2014

    you are really a true inspiration for newbies like me.

    • October 24th, 2014 at 8:11 pm

      Just stay focused and be consistent. Be awesome at 1 thing.

  4. 10.24.2014

    Thanks for the mention, Matt. Always appreciated :) also, loving some of the articles mentioned here – I missed Brian Dean’s latest post.

    Take it easy.


    • October 24th, 2014 at 10:43 pm

      No problem, you stole a couple this month I think :)

  5. 10.25.2014

    Thats one of the best lists I’ve seen to date on Google’s “quality factors”. Of course we know from testing plenty of those positive or negative ranking factors are incorrect or at least negligible at best.

    A lot of good reads this month!

  6. 10.25.2014

    Love your roundups :D how’s Spanish going for you? I found that grammar isn’t as hard as memorizing vocabulary and understanding what “lo”, “que” and “de” mean when mashed together :D

    • October 29th, 2014 at 4:04 pm

      Haha its going slowly but getting there, verb conjugation or whatever its called can do one.

  7. 10.25.2014

    Thanks, Liked and shared :)

  8. 10.25.2014

    Hey Matt, Thanks for such a interesting coverage on an internet marketing. It would be appreciated if you share more on penguin updates regularly!

  9. Baillyweb

    This is a Great post,
    thank you Mathew!!

  10. 10.25.2014

    Holy Sh*t did you hear about charles? Thats some news right there!

    • October 25th, 2014 at 5:59 pm

      Yeah I saw the news but he hasn’t been proven guilty of anything as it stands.

      • October 26th, 2014 at 12:33 am

        Yeah I hope it turns out not to be what it seems, the charges where pretty wired, we will see, love his content and want it to keep coming.

  11. 10.25.2014

    Unrelated to my last reply, if you want to learn a new language, you should try amazing free service!

    • October 25th, 2014 at 5:58 pm

      I am using that as well :) Cat Academy is also AMAZING but its iOS only and I’m an Android guy pah :(

      • October 26th, 2014 at 12:35 am

        I have to check this one out as well, good thing i am a Apple slave ;)
        You are familiar with Tim Ferriss, right?
        On his blog and in his books he shares some awesome stuff on language learning.
        Also studies have shown how learning a second language can help your brain and prevent diseases like Altsheimer, so keep it going ;)

        • October 29th, 2014 at 4:02 pm

          I have looked at his breakdown of Spanish in 4 hours, but it went right over my head lol

  12. 10.25.2014

    Actually missed that Brian Dean post. Thanks Matt!

  13. 10.26.2014

    Fantastic roundup!

    I have been busy sticking the ones I didn’t read in Pocket.
    I just read another great post today, that would probably go under Blogging and Content: 27 WordPress Hacks Every Serious Blogger Needs to Know over at Boost Blog Traffic.

    All the best,

  14. 10.26.2014

    The boss of IM love your stuffs

  15. 10.27.2014

    Thanks for these awesome resources Matt ! Great links indeed !

  16. sameery

    thanks for sharing the links Matthew, love you blog and really appreciate that you try to help everyone in learning, not many people do that, now need to read about penguin 3 case study

  17. 10.29.2014

    Great roundup, as per usual. It’s an interesting time to be working in SEO. Google are getting better at weeding out the rubbish but their algorithms are still far from perfect!

    • October 29th, 2014 at 3:39 pm

      I wouldn’t say they are getting better tbh lol

      • October 29th, 2014 at 9:18 pm

        Still seeing s***** sites outranking ones that have clearly better on-site content and backlinks. Frustrating!!

        • October 30th, 2014 at 2:29 pm

          I wouldn’t expect that to change anytime soon =\

  18. 10.29.2014

    Hi Matt !

    Cool way of summing up some hot stuffs at one place. Very useful though.

    Thanks !

  19. 11.12.2014

    Nice article. Keep up the good work. your articles are helping people a lot. you provide genuine information and I hope you will always entertain us with your writings. Best of luck for future and nice work

  20. 11.16.2014

    it’s the shortest post which I read in your blog LOL :D

  21. 3.23.2016

    Nice post! Agree with above it is quite short! Yikes I’d stay away from suggesting people get ‘edu’ links now – I’d always suggest that compelling long form content is the way forward backed up by outreach. Good tips though!

    • March 23rd, 2016 at 6:43 pm

      Well, you can still levarage some of the better methods alongside that :P

  22. 11.24.2016

    Awesome resources love you blog and your blog help me a lot.thank you Mathew!!

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