The Best Of Internet Marketing November 2013

This is the 12th 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!

The Best Posts Of November 2013

Well this month I decided to rename the ‘What I Have Read This Month’ series to ‘The Best Of Internet Marketing’.

The old title was pretty boring to be honest and didn’t really communicate what the post was about.

So without further delay, here are the best internet marketing posts from November 2013!

SEO & Link Building

So let’s kick things off with an experiment by Terry Kyle trying to rank for a 110,000 exact match search term using parasite pages – interesting stuff!

Perhaps Charles blog network setup guide can point you in the right direction & help you invest the money wisely.

Make sure you do your keyword research properly though and if you run an ecommerce site at least make sure you’ve got this stuff covered!

Negative SEO has been making headlines when a big brand got hit and spoke out.

This has put Matt Cutts on the defensive sharing his advice around blog comment spam, duplicate meta descriptions and whether more pages equals higher rankings.

If you were hit by Penguin 2.1 then this case study might give you some insight!

Make sure you are taking advantage of connected profiles in Bing and broaden your Google search knowledge with these clever searches.

Social Media

Let’s kick off social media with these awesome tips from the pros!

If you are getting all social make sure your website/blog is setup with these must have social meta tags. Sound complicated? Just use the Yoast WordPress SEO plugin.

If you’ve just started on Pinterest then here are 5 boards to get you started. You might also benefit from these 5 pro re-pinning tips as well!

StumbleUpon is a forgotten traffic source but one I’m keen to explore with this blog. StumbleUpon marketing has never been easier!

Last but not least is a handy tool to see the most popular articles from any website based on social sharing in the past 2 weeks. Great for research :)

Blogging & Content

The first thing any successful blog needs to do is create amazing content. It’s not as hard as you think!

Once you have got that down you can focus on driving traffic from a range of sources.

Who knows, if you do it right your post might go viral and you can write a case study like this – which will probably go viral.

Make sure you are monetising your blog in the right way though and whatever you do, don’t make these outreach mistakes.


There have been a few analytics related posts that peaked my interest this month including how you can use Google Analytics for motivation to grow.

Shoemoney also shared his statistics on how the recent Gmail promotions changed affected his email campaigns.

You can also use Google Webmaster Tools data to create some pretty cool Google Analytics dashboards!

Other Bits

If you ever sign up to a trial that needs a credit card number so it can automatically rebill you, just generate a disposable one.

Do you know how much damage sitting down all day is doing to your body? Luckily clever things like FitBolt can help you out with ease!

And let’s not forget the ultimate guide to ultimate guides.

34 Responses

  1. Rohit Palit
    • Matthew Woodward
      November 25th, 2013 at 2:13 pm

      I did actually ^^

  2. Matthew Fritz

    Sweet Matt! Another great list of articles! Looks like it’s going to be a late night with some awesome reading material!

    • Matthew Woodward
      November 26th, 2013 at 9:27 pm

      Don’t let the bed bugs bite!

  3. Ashwin

    Going through resources you have listed out, really nice,

    Guess, what you have read in november becomes what to read in december for most of your readers ;)

    Thank you,

    • Matthew Woodward
      November 26th, 2013 at 9:27 pm

      Hahah I suppose so ^^

  4. Miroslav

    Hey Matt,

    FitBolt looks amazing, just what I needed. Thanks for sharing!

    • Matthew Woodward
      November 26th, 2013 at 9:27 pm

      Yeah it is pretty sweet!

  5. MixerDJ

    Thanx Matthew

    • Matthew Woodward
      November 26th, 2013 at 9:26 pm

      No worrys!

  6. Charles Floate

    Hey Matt,

    Thanks for featuring my post ^.^ Glad you liked it as well! Wish I had $10k to spend failing at something haha!

    Have a lot of reading to do this weekend then :)

    • Matthew Woodward
      November 25th, 2013 at 2:13 pm

      Thanks for writing it :)

  7. Ashley J. Saunders

    Another great list of content. I’m really liking the G** of SEO stuff. including the killer post on E-coms the other day :) Keep it up Matt!

    • Matthew Woodward
      November 26th, 2013 at 9:26 pm

      Charles is knocking it out the park recently

  8. Rushin

    Wow! The parasite pages case study was awesome….

    • Matthew Woodward
      November 26th, 2013 at 9:26 pm

      Thats because Terry Kyle is awesome!

  9. Tim Soulo

    Hey Matt!

    Thanks a lot for featuring my tool :)

    • Matthew Woodward
      November 26th, 2013 at 9:26 pm

      Thanks for making it!

  10. Vukasin

    These looks great. I read almost every from this list, only left to check two or three.

    Thank you for this Matt!

    • Matthew Woodward
      November 26th, 2013 at 9:25 pm

      No worrys :)

  11. Glenys

    Great list of posts to come back to Matthew, thanks!

    Looks like the parasite pages post has attracted a lot of clicks as I’m getting a “bandwidth limit” message when I try to access it. Looking forward to coming back to it and each of the other treasures you’ve unearthed.

    • Matthew Woodward
      November 27th, 2013 at 3:20 pm

      Just dropped Terry an email to let him know thank you :)

  12. Annie Craven

    Thanks for sharing! Can’t wait to read through all your resources.

    • Matthew Woodward
      December 1st, 2013 at 1:10 pm

      No worrys :)

  13. Steve - Texfly

    Hey Matt, really enjoy these types of ‘digest’ posts, they are very useful for finding new blogs to read.

    Trouble is, sometimes I get too caught up reading everyone elses blog and forget to write my own haha.

    • Matthew Woodward
      December 1st, 2013 at 1:10 pm

      Hahaha yeah that can happen at times :P

  14. Jon Poland

    Matthew: Thank you for listing the case study from Terry Kyle. I followed Terry a couple years ago and for some reason I stopped reading his stuff.

    And the “$10K Failure” article is killer. I need to start buying some high PR domains and this article will be of a great help.

    Thanks again!

    • Matthew Woodward
      December 1st, 2013 at 1:06 pm

      No worrys :)

  15. Sachin Agarwal

    Great post, this is really best of internet marketing i read ever in November.

    • Matthew Woodward
      December 1st, 2013 at 1:05 pm

      Glad you enjoyed it Sachin!

  16. Ram

    Hi Matthew,

    Happy Saturday! Hope your doing good mate :)

    I have a question, I have a blog with over 10,000 words worth of blog content and it’s relevant information I want to copy to my new niche site.

    Is there a way I can remove that content from that blog and post it to my niche site without getting a slap by google?

    Is it simple as deleting the post on the old site and moving to the new site?


    • Matthew Woodward
      December 1st, 2013 at 1:04 pm


      Yeah just move it over and then 301 the old URL’s to the new ones!

  17. Karthik

    Interesting tips! Thanks Matthew :)

    • Matthew Woodward
      March 12th, 2014 at 8:39 am


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