The Very Best Of Internet Marketing January 2016


This is the 32nd post in the series which shares all of my favorite 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 January 2016

It looks like everyone is refreshed and energized after the New Year as there has being some awesome content published this month!

Honestly, don’t read the rest of this post unless you have at least an hour to procrastinate learn awesome stuff.

SEO & Link Building

Google have been busy by releasing not one, but two new algorithm updates so far this month that have seen fairly decent shifts.

As usual we need to wait for the dust to settle until any credible observations can be made at the moment! In the mean time you should read the official search quality rater guidelines to get a feel for what Google is trying to achieve with machine learning.

Although Brian Dean’s latest study tell it’s own story of what you should be doing to rank!

If you want some quick wins you could upgrade your image optimization, speed up your site with one line of code or take advantage of this new HTTPS information.

Social Media

While you are taking care of SEO for your site, you might as well make improvements to your YouTube SEO efforts at the same time!

Don’t forget to enable these 2 unknown YouTube features to make sure you are getting the biggest bang for your buck.

If you want to harvest more traffic from Facebook then you might want to start a popular group or build yourself an evergreen ad campaign that keeps on paying.

You can also take advantage of LinkedIn Pulse for thousands of visitors like these guys do using this LinkedIn Pulse strategy.

Blogging / Traffic Generation / Analytics

If you are struggling to come up with content ideas, here is a great tip to unlock hundreds of them instantly!

Don’t forget to weave one of these story templates into your writing to keep people captivated from start to finish.

Once your content is working for you, you might want to consider integrating a solid drip marketing campaign to help automate growth and grabbing peoples attention by ditching the sidebar .

Last, but not least…

If you want to quit your day job, then set aside one hour per day to work for yourself.

Although if you really want to quit your job, you can squeeze in a lot more than that!

38 Responses

  1. 1.25.2016

    It’s very complete I think, hahaha you’re really the best marketer Matt! By the way, Google algorithm update make some of people worry, but really I still don’t understand about the effect.

    • January 25th, 2016 at 9:54 am

      Well if you don’t understand it, that’s good because it means you don’t have to worry =D

  2. 1.25.2016

    thanks for this info, the algorithm for SEO Google always change every month, need to update it all again.

  3. 1.25.2016

    Hey Matt,

    Thanks for these, more than a few I missed. I like how technical many of them are as well! (not sure you care or it matters, but you have templates spelled as temkates) Thanks for adding a few more hours tot he reading list, Cheers!

    • January 25th, 2016 at 9:53 am

      Yeah I knew that, I was just testing to see who is reading…. :P

  4. 1.25.2016

    I love this series. The best article of this post is the one that talks about WPO.



  5. 1.25.2016

    Great info as usual Mathew,

    love reading and then clicking onto websites like ipullrank and getting information that is useful to both our website and our customers – thanks for sharing and also have to say that your tutorial videos are also well worth watching.

  6. 1.25.2016

    Great collection of useful posts Matt.

    Specially I like the post which talks about boosting the traffic from Google webmaster tools search queries.

    • January 27th, 2016 at 4:52 pm

      No problem Dinesh and yes I agree that is a great source for traffic ideas :)

  7. 1.25.2016

    Good stuff Matthew.
    For a couple of months i’m searching of some videos with you when you are talking about backlinks… they were 5 videos i think .
    i’ve enter the email adress to get acces, but now i cannot find them.
    do you think you can send me an email with the link .

    Thanks in advance

    • January 27th, 2016 at 4:51 pm

      Can you be more specific than ‘backlinks’ and maybe I can help :)

      • Bogdan
        February 4th, 2016 at 10:48 am

        Hello Matthew
        I’ve find them . Just looked back in my inbox and finally got it.

        Thanks again for the answer and keep the world a better place .
        Maybe in your 3 years travel we will meet.

  8. 1.25.2016

    Thanks for the info Matt. Reading Brian Dean’s latest study. Wouldn’t have found it without this post and am lucky to be on your list!


    • January 27th, 2016 at 4:50 pm

      Well then maybe you should be on Brian Deans list as well :)

  9. 1.25.2016

    Great resources as always. Thanks for this.

  10. 1.26.2016

    thanks Matt, plus bring your great content and you show also other blogs

  11. 1.27.2016

    Thanks for another great link roundup! Plenty of helpful ones in this batch!

  12. 1.27.2016

    Good tips, Mathew! I will start to follow the posts in this series. Thank you for sharing.

  13. Hafiz Bilal

    Thanks For Sharing… There are a alot of knowledge in your article….

  14. 1.27.2016

    This next few months will be very interesting for SEO experts. I feel that following algo updates will be awesome. This is one of the things which I love about this business. There is always something new to learn.

    • January 27th, 2016 at 11:54 am

      And there is always more than one way to skin a cat :)

  15. 1.28.2016

    Great recommendations in the SEO & Link building category! I heard that Google is planning a new Penguin update, which is about to be released “this spring” – combine that with all the other updates and you can easily learn that you do have to do nothing but white hat SEO. It’s difficult at first, but it pays off in the end…

    • February 1st, 2016 at 7:29 pm

      Google have been planning an update every day for about 10 years now, thats never going to change :)

      There is no such thing as ‘white’ or ‘black’ hat SEO – there is just a single algorithm to fit within.

  16. Ameer Hamza

    hey Matt nice sharing. I want to know that how much AMP Pages affect SEO in 2016 ? should we go for it or just take it seriously implementing each step google defined carefully ?

    • May 9th, 2016 at 10:42 am

      It’s not something I am integrating at the moment because it strips out all javascript

  17. Mansi Rana

    I must say it’s a very informative post, I was unaware about ”2 unknown YouTube features” thank you for all your efforts done to write this post and enlighten me with lot of knowledge. Keep posting!

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