The Very Best Of Internet Marketing September 2015

This is the 30th 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 September 2015

I haven’t published my reading round up for the past few months because I didn’t believe it was adding much value to the blog as a whole.

So I thought I would give it one final shot this month to measure the response before deciding to drop it completely.

So here it is, the very best internet marketing posts of the past month in one place for your reading convenience!

SEO & Link Building

Let’s kick things off with some solid onpage SEO advice along with a complete checklist to help guide you through the process.

Matthew Barby also shared his zero to one million SEO campaign showing how he SEO hacked his way to a million visits.

You should also take a look at this SEO campaign case study that is simple, but very effective!

If you aren’t familiar with the new Google search console yet then this guide has got you covered. You can do some really neat tricks with it!

Make sure you take full advantage of this Google hack before they patch it on November 1st!

Social Media

Learn how to captivate your audience with the human anatomy on Facebook. I’ve experimented with this a lot and taken flack for it – but the data doesn’t lie!

Combine this with awesome custom audience targeting and you’ll be running 2,851% ROI campaigns in no time.

IFTTT helps me to automate a lot of different tasks but you can also use it to automate leads, press mentions and links from Twitter.

Blogging & Traffic Generation

I’m a big fan of leveraging what you already have and Sprout Social doubled their blog traffic with a simple strategy.

If you don’t have anything existing to leverage then you can use any of these famous growth hacks to accelerate your success.

Just make sure you have an effective email marketing strategy and leave no stone unturned when it comes to capturing new email subscribers.

Did you know about these 19 free Google tools to help grow and manage your blog? If you back that up with these outreach tools then the sky is the limit!


Make sure you take full advantage of these 70 online marketing cheat sheets & check lists for every occasion!

You should also learn from these 31 lessons from someone that made $44,775.99 with JVZoo in the past 18 months.

Build your copy writing knowledge with any of these 20 books. I think I’m going to start with Robert Bly’s book!

But what about if you want to publish and market your own book? Well here is a step by step guide to sell your first 37,617 copies – easy peasey lemon squeezy right?

44 Responses

  1. Swadhin Agrawal

    Hi Matthew,
    You just gave me a splash of energy with this. Procastinating as I was checking my inbox, saw your mail and I had to visit this roundup.

    So many articles that are helpful, I missed a few of them this month though.
    Thanks for including SEJ’s link on google console. I had missed it.
    Have a good day.

    • Matthew Woodward
      September 25th, 2015 at 11:50 am

      Hahaha glad it hit the sweet spot :)

  2. Bituin

    Hi Matthew,

    I just discovered your blog and I wish I’ve discovered you sooner! I’ve been attempting to build a blogging business for years and I’m about to give up when I started reading your posts. Now I’m ready to rock the blogging world again thanks to you!

    Anyway, IFTTT has been a must-have for me. Makes a lot of things easier!

    • Matthew Woodward
      September 28th, 2015 at 1:45 pm

      Well thanks for coming back :) Good luck with your blog just work hard and stay consistent :)

  3. Natalie

    Hey Matt, great share!

    Do you have some updates on content rewritting aka spinning. But I perfer rewritting :)

    Thank you for another excelent info!

  4. Keiran

    Hi Matthew

    I hope you don’t decide to drop this completely. Your roundup is a great resource and I find it really valuable. I search online for this type of information and I never seem to find all the information you do.

    All the best


    • Matthew Woodward
      September 28th, 2015 at 1:42 pm

      Thanks for your feedback Keiran, it seems a lot of people want it to stay :)

  5. Deivide Brito

    Another article with good content and strategies that are not found anywhere. Thank you Matthew!

    • Matthew Woodward
      September 28th, 2015 at 1:41 pm

      No problem :)

  6. Alex J Beltre

    Amazing tips Matthew! Just one question?

    How do I know when I’m using the right number of keywords on a page?

    thanks in advanced!

    -Alex J B

    • Matthew Woodward
      September 28th, 2015 at 1:41 pm

      Ideally each page should only target 1 keyword but of course you would also include related keywords to your main target

  7. Michael D Gorman

    You impress me Matthew, such a dynamo of energy! I presume you outsource some of the tasks?
    Hope it is all going well there in Nantwich!

    • Matthew Woodward
      September 28th, 2015 at 1:40 pm

      Thanks Michael! Not really although a lot of the writing has come by way of guest post recently.

      Actually I quit the UK early last year but I guess Nantwich is doing ok still!

  8. Rodolfo

    Wow, thanks for all this gold shared here, i just read all the articles you shared about Social Media and i have spended like 5 hours into those blog contents, trying tools, reading, etc.. thanks for this, if you have more great stuff about social media please share here in the reply =).


    • Matthew Woodward
      September 28th, 2015 at 1:38 pm

      Hahaha sorry about that, perhaps the post should come with a warning!

  9. derek

    Thanks mathew for sharing this wonderful things with us.The value you provide is incredible.Curious and waiting for your course.

    • Matthew Woodward
      September 28th, 2015 at 1:38 pm

      No problem Derek :) I’m working hard to get it done asap but most of today has been spent fixing internet problems so bahhhhh haha

  10. Sam

    Hi Matt, I would like to vote that you continue including your blog roundups posts. They always have stuff I haven’t seen yet which are always helpful. And I bet I’m not the only one.

    • Matthew Woodward
      September 28th, 2015 at 1:38 pm

      Thanks for your feedback Sam :)

  11. Abad

    thanks matthew

    • Matthew Woodward
      September 28th, 2015 at 1:37 pm

      No problem Abad :)

  12. Siddharth

    Dear Matthew

    You have written a such a informative Article i appreciate you effort Great article I like it tooo. Thanks

    • Matthew Woodward
      September 28th, 2015 at 1:37 pm

      Thanks Siddharth :)

  13. Mathew Bojerski

    Awesome roundup Matt, can’t wait to dive into some of this stuff. The mobile-friendly trick was quite amusing!

    • Matthew Woodward
      September 28th, 2015 at 11:25 am

      No problem glad you enjoyed it :)

  14. Jamie

    Hey Matt,

    Thanks for the links, there are some interesting things to read there.

    As far as starting with copywriting, I’d recommend starting with the Dan Kennedy one from that list. There’s also “Web Copy That Sells” which I use as a reference guide for when I start writing a new sales letter.

    • Matthew Woodward
      September 28th, 2015 at 11:22 am

      Thanks for the extra suggestion will add that to my list because I suck at sales letters :)

      • Stuart Walker
        September 28th, 2015 at 12:54 pm

        Matt if you’re selling anything online or writing promotional text or emails…you’re already writing copy.

        It’s not just about sales letters.

        You probably have the skill without realizing it. It’s just about writing things that make people take action.

        And if you do want to write a sales letter just get a sales letter template and fill in the blank in your own words

        I use proven copywriting formulas (PAS, 60 Seconds Sales Hook) and fill in the blank templates (Digital MArketers Gain, Logic, Fear, Scarcity ones and some I created for myself) in all the copywriting I do (mostly promo emails) and they sell products in the bucket loads.

        Literally just following a formula and filling in the blanks. Simple but it works.

        We have a post on NH that might be useful: http://nichehacks.com/build-sales-letter/

        • Matthew Woodward
          September 28th, 2015 at 1:34 pm

          Yes thats true but sales letter are an art form in themselves that mostly frustrates me haha

          Do you have a list of recommended swipes?

  15. Stuart Walker

    Hey Matt, thanks for the include. Appreciate it.

    Really like Kaisterthesages 70 checklists and cheatsheet posts too. Awesome.

    • Matthew Woodward
      September 28th, 2015 at 11:20 am

      No problem you earned it :)

  16. Russell Williams

    Hey Matthew. I’m surprised you’re not utilizing your current SEO skills in O** Machines with Kotton Grammar, Greg Morrison, Becker, NE and all those guys. They’re the best on the planet right now!

    • Matthew Woodward
      September 28th, 2015 at 11:19 am

      I’ve never heard of it sorry and the best SEO’s on the planet don’t have a public face :)

  17. Kim Willis

    Matthew, now you’re showing off!

    But keep the good stuff coming anyway

    It’s dazzling!

    • Matthew Woodward
      September 28th, 2015 at 11:12 am

      Hahaha thanks :)

  18. Dirk

    Thanks for pointing us the google search console tricks. Really help man!

    • Matthew Woodward
      September 28th, 2015 at 11:12 am

      Yeah you can do some neat stuff with it now!

  19. Esteban

    So many links open again… Every time I read a post on your site I end up with at least 5 new tabs open to dig through!

    Although you want to stop posting these, I think they’re super useful for someone like me who’s just starting out :)



    • Matthew Woodward
      October 1st, 2015 at 3:38 pm

      Haha sorry about that Esteban!

  20. Sean

    Hey Matt,
    Thanks for this post. I really hope you keep it around. I have bookmarked several pages and discovered new worlds of great information from your round-ups.
    Also, I saw you and Stuart going back and forth about sales swipes. Here are a few that I have been putting together recently.
    Search out for “filetype:pdf best sales letters”
    From this, I found a lot of great stuff from Gary Halbert, Dan Kennedy, and others. Also, I’ve found several basic pdf courses that were originally lead magnets for expensive programs. The beauty of copy writing is that it doesn’t change…the vocabulary might need updating, but the basic idea never changes:
    Use Words, Images, etc. to move customers from where they are now (WITHOUT your solution) to where they will be WITH your solution. The more thoroughly you can do that, the more cash you can make in the long term.
    I agree with Stuart Walker…I’ve read and re-read your Zero Backlink Experiment several times. The amount of time and research that you put into identifying your market, knowing what they want, and segmenting them into different types (weekend warrior, busy blogger, etc…) is half the battle of good sales copy writing.
    Identifying the pain points and providing great solutions to those pains is all you really need to do. And you’re already doing it.
    I’ve noticed how you are matching lead magnets to the post topics. That’s killer salesmanship. This post is a round-up focusing on SEO, Social Media, Traffic, and Blogging. So the lead magnet that pops up is about SEO, Social Media, Traffic, and Blogging. Sick. I’d opt in, but I’m already a subscriber.

    • Matthew Woodward
      October 1st, 2015 at 3:34 pm

      Great extra tip thanks Sean. You are right though it is something I already do but it’s very different when you have to do a full launch sequence rather than a title here and there.

  21. ben

    This post is probably the main one i look forward to receiving and always save to read and research later. Please keep it rolling as yu always provide value somewhere in the round up


    • Matthew Woodward
      October 19th, 2015 at 10:01 am

      Thanks Ben I will keep on producing them :)

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