This is the 7th 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
The content gods have been kind to us throughout June with some fantastic posts covering advanced SEO experiments all the way through to a 3 million visitor guest post.
SEO & Link Building
I’m going to jump straight into some great content here with 31 SEO experiments you should know about.
Once you’ve read through all of those be sure to brush up on your SEO periodic table as well!
Mr. Cutts was also kind enough to explain the impact of using stock images on your search engine rankings.
The upcoming merchant quality update (Zebra) is going to give business owners a hard time so make sure you start claiming local profiles.
If you run an international site now might be a good time to start considering the use of the HrefLang tag as well.
It’s not all doom and gloom though with this great post about building links to your blog step by step!
Last but not least have you ever considered turbo charging your meta data for conversions?
Content & Blogging
A lot of people struggle with content creation but here are 26 ways to create engaging content with ease.
But what do you do after you have created engaging content? Finding the balance between content creation & content promotion is tricky!
Once you nail it though you will be able to write guest posts that attracts 3 million visitors and 150,000 social shares.
Although with that amount of traffic you better have your blogs income streams set up and ready to rock!
It’s been quiet in the realm of social media this month although Twitter made a bit of noise with the launch of its analytics service.
While you’re at it you might as well double up on your traffic from Twitter.
I still haven’t cracked Pintrest or worked out if this blog is even suitable for it (any advice!?) but its great to see some brands using Pintrest creatively.
WordPress Bits n Bobs
Not a lot in the way of WordPress this month really. I’ve been looking into new monetisation options for the blog and donations seem like a good option.
I have also noticed a lot of people using the search function on the blog so will be improving the default WordPress search which sucks by the way.
General / Other Stuff
If you are setting up a new web site then check out these 3 tools to choose the perfect colour scheme – it took me days to settle on the blue/pink/black of this blog ^^
Watch This Before You Go
One of my favourite TED talks by Gary Vaynerchuk.
DO WHAT YOU LOVE (NO EXCUSES)
Don’t think you can make money doing what you love?
Sounds like another excuse.
So quit b******’ & start your blogging career today!