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!

40 Responses

  1. Pintasarea

    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.

    • Matthew Woodward
      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. Muaz

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

    • Matthew Woodward
      January 25th, 2016 at 9:53 am

      No problem glad to be of service Muaz :)

  3. Shaheen Adibi

    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!

    • Matthew Woodward
      January 25th, 2016 at 9:53 am

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

  4. Nacho Mascort

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



    • Matthew Woodward
      January 25th, 2016 at 9:52 am

      Sorry I missed it the last couple of months :)

  5. scott

    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.

    • Matthew Woodward
      January 25th, 2016 at 12:03 pm

      Thanks Scott, glad to be of service :)

  6. Dinesh

    Great collection of useful posts Matt.

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

    • Matthew Woodward
      January 27th, 2016 at 4:52 pm

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

  7. Bogdan

    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

    • Matthew Woodward
      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. Bryan

    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!


    • Matthew Woodward
      January 27th, 2016 at 4:50 pm

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

  9. Sunita Saldhana

    Great resources as always. Thanks for this.

    • Matthew Woodward
      January 27th, 2016 at 4:49 pm

      No problem Sunita :)

  10. Alex Martín

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

    • Matthew Woodward
      January 27th, 2016 at 4:42 pm

      Share the love my friend :)

  11. Elise Xavier

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

    • Matthew Woodward
      January 27th, 2016 at 12:01 pm

      No problem Elise :)

  12. Khaled Omer

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

    • Matthew Woodward
      January 27th, 2016 at 11:57 am

      Thank you Khaled I hope it helped you out!

  13. Hafiz Bilal

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

    • Matthew Woodward
      January 27th, 2016 at 11:54 am

      No problem Hafiz :)

      • Hafiz Bilal
        January 27th, 2016 at 11:41 pm


  14. Nikolay Stoyanov

    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.

    • Matthew Woodward
      January 27th, 2016 at 11:54 am

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

      • Nikolay Stoyanov
        January 28th, 2016 at 4:26 am

        Haha, as always, Matt! This part never changes :D

  15. Calin

    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…

    • Matthew Woodward
      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 ?

    • Matthew Woodward
      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!

    • Matthew Woodward
      June 1st, 2016 at 3:37 pm

      No problem Mansi :)

      • Mansi Rana
        June 2nd, 2016 at 11:33 pm


  18. munir khan

    After new algorithm updates my site rank good number of keyword :) happy

    • Matthew Woodward
      April 3rd, 2018 at 12:46 pm

      Hey Munir, good news!

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