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!

59 Responses

  1. Lev

    You are a legend mate!

    • Matthew Woodward
      October 24th, 2014 at 8:27 pm

      I’m just doing what I love!

  2. Oloyede Jamiu

    Hey Matt,

    Great roundup over here.


    • Matthew Woodward
      October 24th, 2014 at 8:27 pm

      Thanks :)

  3. angelo mathews

    you are really a true inspiration for newbies like me.

    • Matthew Woodward
      October 24th, 2014 at 8:11 pm

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

  4. Matthew Barby

    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.


    • Matthew Woodward
      October 24th, 2014 at 10:43 pm

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

  5. Dan

    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!

    • Matthew Woodward
      October 29th, 2014 at 4:05 pm

      Yeah it was one of the better ones for sure!

  6. Stefan

    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

    • Matthew Woodward
      October 29th, 2014 at 4:04 pm

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

      • Stefan
        October 29th, 2014 at 5:35 pm

        Yeah, Spanish grammar is a b****. Use http://spanishdict.com/ to find verb conjugations, it’s awesome.

  7. Hung Pham

    Thanks, Liked and shared :)

    • Matthew Woodward
      October 29th, 2014 at 4:04 pm

      Thank you muchly!

  8. Mayur

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

    • Matthew Woodward
      October 29th, 2014 at 4:04 pm

      I will do what I can :)

  9. Baillyweb

    This is a Great post,
    thank you Mathew!!

    • Matthew Woodward
      October 25th, 2014 at 6:05 pm

      No worrys

  10. Mike

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

    • Matthew Woodward
      October 25th, 2014 at 5:59 pm

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

      • Mike
        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. Mike

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

    • Matthew Woodward
      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 :(

      • Mike
        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 ;)

        • Matthew Woodward
          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. Dennis Seymour

    Actually missed that Brian Dean post. Thanks Matt!

    • Matthew Woodward
      October 25th, 2014 at 5:43 pm

      No worrys!

  13. Soren

    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,

    • Matthew Woodward
      October 29th, 2014 at 4:00 pm

      Glad to help :)

  14. Eze John

    The boss of IM love your stuffs

    • Matthew Woodward
      October 28th, 2014 at 2:19 pm

      Thank you :)

  15. Dan

    Thanks for these awesome resources Matt ! Great links indeed !

    • Matthew Woodward
      October 28th, 2014 at 2:18 pm

      No worrys!

  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

    • Matthew Woodward
      October 29th, 2014 at 3:42 pm

      No problem thanks for your kind words!

  17. Joe Simmonds

    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!

    • Matthew Woodward
      October 29th, 2014 at 3:39 pm

      I wouldn’t say they are getting better tbh lol

      • Joe Simmonds
        October 29th, 2014 at 9:18 pm

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

        • Matthew Woodward
          October 30th, 2014 at 2:29 pm

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

  18. Rahul Dubey

    Hi Matt !

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

    Thanks !

    • Matthew Woodward
      October 29th, 2014 at 3:38 pm

      Glad to be of service!

  19. Callas

    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

    • Matthew Woodward
      November 12th, 2014 at 3:13 pm

      Thanks Callas!

  20. wahyu awaludin

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

    • Matthew Woodward
      November 19th, 2014 at 5:15 pm

      haha can’t win them all :)

  21. Into Forward

    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!

    • Matthew Woodward
      March 23rd, 2016 at 6:43 pm

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

  22. Jason Kelly

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

    • Matthew Woodward
      November 24th, 2016 at 2:42 pm

      No worrys Jason, glad you enjoy them!

  23. Surinder

    Hi its very good for us thanks for sharing

    • Matthew Woodward
      July 12th, 2017 at 1:42 pm

      No problem

  24. Signe J. Petersen

    I would Like to thanks, awesome post and vary useful.

    • Matthew Woodward
      May 31st, 2018 at 9:40 am

      Thanks Signe, no problem

  25. Prakash Devkota

    Great article and very helpful. Thank you so much for sharing an awesome article. very useful!

    • Matthew Woodward
      January 7th, 2019 at 5:40 pm

      No problem Prakash

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