Best of November: 23 Articles That Are Too Good To Be Missed

that's me, reading some new stuff ;)

that’s me, reading some new stuff ;)

Correct me if I’m wrong, but I think you enjoy reading great articles and learning new cool things.

If you ask me – I’m a total addict when it comes to learning.

Every month I read a ton of articles, but I must admit that only a handful of them are truly epic.

So I decided to launch my own “best of the web” series on BloggerJet and see if you guys would appreciate my hard work going through tons of stuff and handpicking the most epic articles for you.

Let’s jump right in!

Content Marketing

  1. How We Earned 300+ Links and 2,500+ Shares on a Single Post in Less Than 30 Days @ blog.getvero.com

  2. This article talks about the strategy that I feel a lot of bloggers are going to embrace in 2015. In my comment I called this strategy a “landing article” and it seems Jimmy Daily loved the name :)

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  3. How to Grow a Blog to 100,000 Visitors in Less than a Year @ okdork.com

  4. In this amazing article Peep Laja from ConversionXL is sharing every single strategy behind their blog’s insane growth. You’ll learn how to fine-tune your content strategy, how to make your articles go viral, how to optimize articles for traffic and a ton of other super actionable strategies.

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  5. How to Get More Traffic From Every Post (Plus How OkDork Grew Traffic 400% In 8 Months) @ coschedule.com

  6. That’s a guest post of Noah Kagan where he shares some of his best tips that helped him grow his own blog real fast. Every single one of his tips is priceless (though I argued a bit with tip #3 in my comment).

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  7. Passive Traffic: How to Get Traffic to Your Blog While You Sleep @ blog.videofruit.com

  8. Short and sweet article by Bryan Harris where he suggests a simple tweak which can bring you tons of additional traffic (and he also suggests an awesome new TV show, just watched the first episode and loved it!).

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  9. A Guide to Grow Your Blog (or Any Blog) 10X @ okdork.com

  10. I don’t actually like the headline, because it’s not even close to describing what the article is about. This beautiful piece was written by Nate Desmond of natedesmond.com and it’s actually a detailed step-by-step guide to blog scraping and research. Honestly I didn’t act on the information I’ve learned, but this guide sits on top of my bookmarks and I’m sure I’m going to try scraping sooner or later.

  11. Where Your Most Valuable Website Visitors Come From @ impactbnd.com

  12. Which of your website visitors have the highest conversion rate? Direct visitors? People from search? Maybe guys from social networks? John Bonini wrote an excellent article about it and created a few awesome graphs to support his claims.

  13. 3 Unconventional Ways To Drive 100,000 Visitors To Your Blog Each Month @ japkin.com

  14. This article will question a lot of best practices we’ve been following for a very long time. Which one is better: clean minimalist design or cluttered one? Should you produce your own unique content or curate content of other people? Should you bother placing ads on your website? I’ve never heard of Oleg before, but with this single article he easily got my massive respect!

    Social Media

  15. 15 Psychological Studies That Will Boost Your Social Media Marketing @ blog.bufferapp.com

  16. This article by Kevan Lee is a pure gold! I won’t lie to you, I didn’t check all 15 studies, but I’m a big fan of psychology and scientific approach to marketing, so I’ve bookmarked this article to make sure I’ll get back to it later.

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  17. Why People Share: The Psychology of Social Sharing @ coschedule.com

  18. Yet another attempt of scientific approach to Social Media by Garrett Moon. “Why people share” is an amazing question that really bothers me. I have researched this topic quite a lot, which resulted in two articles here on BloggerJet: article #1; article #2.

    learn the psychological triggers behind sharing

    learn the psychological triggers behind sharing

  19. Facebook Likes Don’t Matter Anymore @ matthewbarby.com

  20. Many of you have already heard that guys from Copyblogger have deleted their Facebook page. Well, Matthew Barby is sharing some of his thoughts on this matter and I totally agree with him (see my comment there).

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  21. Ask the Experts: 10 Ways to Boost Your Engagement on Google+ @ brandwatch.com

  22. There’s a single piece of advice in this article that stands out for me personally. It was given by my good friend Adam Connell from bloggingwizard.com. Sorry, I won’t tell you what it is. I guess you’ll have to go and read the article ;)

    Outreach

  23. Blogger Outreach: How to Get Influencers to Promote Your Content for Free @ boostblogtraffic.com

  24. I honestly believe that outreach is the single best tactic when it comes to either promoting your piece of content or growing your blog in general. And this article by Brian Dean of backlinko.com is an amazingly detailed guide.

    After reading the article I immediately reached out to Brian on Google+ to ask him if many people were trying to get in touch with him after reading his “outreach guide”. And the funny thing, that only a few people did that, even though the article itself has 256 comments to this date. The vast majority of people never take action. Are you one of them?

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  25. 13 Experts on How To Promote Content Before Hitting Publish @ buzzsumo.com

  26. I spent most of November researching and testing all known ways to promote content online. And this is one of the best articles I’ve read about that. They also have a similar article called “15 Experts on how they develop an outreach strategy” and it’s a great read as well!

    I couldn’t resist throwing my 5cents there, which resulted in two huge comments: comment #1; comment #2.

  27. Be Memorable: 10 Practical Ways to Successfully Get Influencers’ Attention @ trafficgenerationcafe.com

  28. Ana Hoffman has tons of connections with A-list bloggers, so when she’s giving you advice on how to engage with top people in your niche – you have to sit and listen. Oh, and this article has about 400 comments, can you believe that?

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    Personal Development

  29. Why I Regularly Drive 70km for My Blog (at 1:30 in the Morning) @ blogtyrant.com

  30. Ramsay Taplin wrote a very inspiring piece about the importance of having friends (or connections) who are a few steps ahead of you. I do have a few people like that, but I’m always looking to have more.

  31. How to Read More: The Simple System I’m Using to Read 30+ Books Per Year @ jamesclear

  32. James Clear is suggesting a super straightforward tip. But if you act on it – it can do wonders. Set yourself a goal of reading 20 pages every single morning right after you wake up and you’ll be amazed of how many books you’ll read in a year. I’ve started doing this last week and I’ve already finished a book that was lying on my desk for about a month. Killer tip! Huge thanks, James!

  33. How Old Is Too Old to Start a Business? The Answer May Surprise You. (Infographic) @ entrepreneur.com

  34. I’m 28. Some youngsters might think that I’ve already lost my chance to become successful. While older people would say that I have endless opportunities ahead of me. So who’s right and who’s wrong? Go read the article ;)

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  35. The Procrastination Doom Loop—and How to Break It @ theatlantic.com

  36. Tell me that you never procrastinate and I will call you a liar. If you ask me – I procrastinate quite a lot. And that’s why I loved some ideas that were expressed in this article and now I’m trying to notice my “procrastination loops” and escape them.

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  37. Posture perfect: How to text and work at a desk without destroying your body @ venturebeat.com

  38. I have an ugly posture while I’m at my work desk. What about you? Will you say “thanks” for bringing this article to your attention?

    MISC

  39. Stuart Walker Makes Matthew Woodward Look Stupid On His Own Blog @ matthewwoodward.co.uk

  40. I absolutely love Matt‘s blog. I would suggest you go read all of it, but since this is a selection of articles, not blogs, go start with the article I’ve picked for you. You’ll get some amazing tips on increasing your email optin rate.

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  41. How We Created a Product Explainer Video That Actually Got People to Buy @ groovehq.com

  42. Sorry if this article is not relevant to you, but it’s indefinitely relevant for me, since I have a product explainer video on the sales page of my TweetDis plugin. Alex Turnbull did a tremendous job of explaining all their process of creating the video in all details. It made me realize that I’m very far from being perfect, even though I was doing most of the things exactly the way they did.

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  43. My Start-up Made 200k In Its First Two Months…And I’m Embarrassed @ linkedin.com

  44. There are dozens of business ideas popping in our heads every single day. But each time we come up with thousands of excuses about why these ideas won’t work. Tucker Max shares a very inspiring story of how he realised his own silly excuses and built a profitable business that made him $200k in first two months.

  45. How we Figured Out What Makes People Love Ghost 1,000% More @ blog.ghost.org

  46. Another article relevant for me personally. Right now I’m involved in “growth hacking” of a web browser called Orbitum and we are looking for ways to increase our retention rates. This article was an eye opener for me. So simple and yet so effective.

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There’s an email course, which I highly recommend you to take. It’s called Email1k and it’s a collective effort of the following awesome guys:

Basically these are the guys who I’ve already mentioned in this article.

Now what are you waiting for? Grab this free awesome course now and thank me for the recommendation later.

So How Was It?

Did you enjoy my selection of articles?

Do you want me to create another selection for you next month?

How about my comments? Did you enjoy reading them or should I just copy-paste the headlines and the links and that would do it?

Oh, and by the way. Every single article that you see here was tweeted and shared on my Google+ account. So if you want to get my instant recommendations, feel free to follow me on Twitter and Google+.

And the very last thing…

If you’ve enjoyed my selection of articles – please share it with your friends!

Thanks!

I'm the guy behind BloggerJet blog. I'm also the guy behind TweetDis and Content Upgrades PRO. But that's like 10% of what I do these days, as the other 90% is devoted to doing marketing for an awesome SEO toolset called Ahrefs.

19 Comments

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  1. Hey Tim,

    Great list you got there! I think I love the article from impactbnd most. Not sure why but it is certainly something I have yet to take it seriously (knowing where my readers are coming from).

    I mean, I do look at the stats BUT not until that extend! So yes, thanks for sharing man.

    Appreciate it!
    ~Reginald

    • Tim Soulo

      Thanks, Reginald! I’m glad you didn’t ask me which of these articles was my favourite, because all of them are damn cool :)

  2. Great list of articles! I’m sad to say I missed most of them. Thanks for taking the time to compile them for us. There’s never enough time in a day to read all the great content that’s available though. Ugh!

    • Tim Soulo

      well.. I guess you should just be picky about what you read and what you don’t :) I’ve created a list of people who create exceptionally amazing content and I try to stick with them. Thanks for your comment!

  3. Definitely one of the best roundups I’ve seen, Tim – I love the screenshots and your take on why you liked those posts. Certainly makes a world of difference between just linking to a title…

    Thanks so much for the shout!

    • Tim Soulo

      Excited to see you here, Ana! Huge thanks for your feedback! :)

  4. It’s weird Tim, but many miss the boat on outreach. They comment, then vanish into the ethers, lol! Hell I used to do the same thing. Then I got smart. I followed up with bloggers through emails. I built stronger bonds. I stopped doing the boneheaded thing for me at least, commenting 1 week, and wishing the blogger well until 2 weeks down the road, when I see them again.

    If I touched base with offline coworkers once every 2 weeks, we’d all be fired ;) Ditto with the online bit. You may only connect with bloggers a few times weekly, but use that email address to expand your reach….and keep on commenting ;) It’s a fun way to build an online empire :)

    Thanks for doing the legwork to create THIS epic post Tim!

    Ryan

    • Tim Soulo

      Hey Ryan! Thanks for stepping by, mate! I’ve seen your comments on so many different blogs that I’m wondering if you’re a human or a machine :)

  5. Hey Tim,

    Wow, those are some great posts and I haven’t read one of them. I read a LOT of blog posts though so finding the time to fit more in is almost near impossible. But, you’ve got some attention grabbers here so I think I’m just going to have to find the time.

    Thanks for putting this list together and I also like the way you let us know what you liked about each of them. The titles almost give them away so your view on what you thought really did help.

    Great line up Tim and thanks again. Looks like I have more reading to do this week now.

    ~Adrienne

    • Tim Soulo

      Hey Adrienne! Every single one of these articles is worth your time! I promise! :)

  6. Very nice list Tim. You made my day with the entrepreneur.com post since I’m staring 50 in the face. The James Clear post i an interesting one too. I heard him on an EO Fire podcast and his reading and studying techniques are very cool. The Buffer Blog is always worth reading. Thanks for putting this together. :)

    • Tim Soulo

      Hey Brian! It seems that every age has its advantages. At 50 other people treat you way more seriously than in 28 :)

  7. Good list compilation Tim, thanks for sharing. Defintiely some worth reading stuff in there for my new blog. Thanks again.

    • Tim Soulo

      Thanks, Ahmad!

  8. Very useful information. Thank you for putting this together.

  9. Hi Tim,

    This is my first visit here. I cam across here via Triberr.

    Amazing list here. I Could not miss any from this list. Awesome pickup.

    Thanks for sharing this wonderful post with us. Enjoy your day!

  10. Tim,

    Sometimes I feel list-things stop people to walkaway. I liked these articles. I knew few of the names, but will check the other ones. Great work!

  11. Thanks for sharing..! that is really nice article and epic sharing..! Well, I am interesting in how to earn 100,000 visitor less than 1 year. Keep more writing and sharing this kind of articles. I am really love this, and I have subscribe for new coming. Thanks

  12. Trevor Pirtle

    Damn! What a nice list of articles. I’ve had this tab saved for a week or so and have been slowly going through them. Sometimes I’ll read an article, then read some more of that author’s articles, then after I exhaust that, I’ll end up back here. :) I especially liked the blogger outreach article. Thanks Tim!

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