What I Have Read This Month – September 2013


This is the 10th post in the What I have Read This Month series which shares all of my favourite articles over the past month.

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

What I Have Read This Month

I read a bunch of stuff while I was away so here is the best of it!

I also re-read this book over a decade after I first read it. It’s amazing looking back just how much that book shaped my future.

SEO & Link Building

Let’s kick things off with a great SEO checklist for any new website – if you have an older site you might want to do a full SEO cleanse.

If you are struggling to rank perhaps you should create some linkable assets and leverage them with these scalable link building tactics?

Depending on your niche and target keyword search volume you might need to try a different approach though!

Google have been kind enough to give us extra backlink data in Webmaster Tools this month. Bolster your SEO analytics further with these great filters!

Great to see GODOVERYOU on the blogging front as well!

Content / Blogging

A lot of people struggle to write engaging content but by using Jon Morrows guide along with these awesome tips you shouldn’t have a problem!

Spend some time on your headline to ensure you get heaps of high quality traffic along with a whole bunch of backlinks!

For the lazy amongst us you could supplement your blogging efforts with this awesome semi-automated curation method!

It would be great to see some tutorial based SEO comic strips though….

Social Media

I’ve got an awful lot of social media stuff for you this month so let’s start with 45 great tips!

Learn how to maximise your Google+ engagement and how to use it to build links.

Facebook updated its competitions system – learn how to take advantage of the new rules.

Every Tweet ever is now available to search thanks to Topsy. Use these creative searches to put it to good use!

You can also use Twitter to find & connect with influencers in your niche. Are you making the most of the embed tweet feature?

Instagram is getting more popular so you better learn how to get started and then take advantage of these Instagram business tips.

Don’t forget about LinkedIn, Tumblr, Snapchat or Stumbleupon though!

General Stuff

Now you can delete yourself from the internet with ease!

Ever wondered what all this meditation fuss is about? Check out what happens to the brain during meditation. It was a W** moment for me!

If your failing to make money on the web in your spare time, you might want to try some of these instead.

But seriously, stick with it and never give up.

24 Responses

  1. 9.23.2013

    Awesome round-up of posts Matt. I’ll be working my way through these over the next few nights. Thanks – much appreciated!

  2. 9.23.2013

    Hi Matt,

    I wrote a comprehensive income update post today which I hope you will consider in your next income roundup. There is a chart highlighting income by month, type of income and income by year.



  3. 9.23.2013

    I love when you do these posts because it allows me to catch up on anything I might have missed :)


    • September 23rd, 2013 at 2:56 pm

      Sorry for ruining the rest of your day :P

      • September 24th, 2013 at 6:02 pm

        As you should be >:) I was planning on taking it easy yesterday (Monday)

  4. 9.23.2013

    Hi Matt,

    Appreciate your work. I had almost forgotten about Think and grow Rich, had read it years ago. Thanks for the reminder.

    Tons of info and a lot to learn, I am gonna take my time and absorb as much as I can.

    Thanks Again,

  5. 9.23.2013

    Thank you, Matthew!

  6. 9.23.2013

    Absolutely great round of what’s going on. I am now a great fan of yours. The 45 tips on socialmediaexaminer is quite good. I got to know about socialoomph which looks promising.

  7. 9.23.2013

    If only I had the time to read through it all. lol

  8. StinkyBishop

    I think everyone needs to take a couple of hours out and watch the video. If you don’t have time, plug your headphones in and just listen while you do something else. Thanks a lot for posting the video Matt!

    • September 26th, 2013 at 9:50 am

      Buy the book – it helped shape my future as a young lad!

  9. StinkyBishop

    Yeah I think I will, I’m into books like this. I’m actually reading Tony Robbins at the moment, another very inspiring guy.
    Btw, I am having huge problems with proxies at the moment but I know this isn’t the thread to talk about it, could you point me in the right direction?

  10. 9.28.2013

    These “round up” posts are priceless. Thanks for sharing Matt. Yes I need to re-read Think and Grow Rich. In fact continue reading it till I get what I want. Cheers!

  11. Iain

    Thanks for the links to those seo updates.

    A lot of great information I will have to read in more depth.

    The new website Checklist is pretty cool.

    • October 4th, 2013 at 9:07 am

      I wasn’t sure people would care about that tbh :P

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