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!
Passive Traffic: How to Get Traffic to Your Blog While You Sleep @ blog.videofruit.com
A Guide to Grow Your Blog (or Any Blog) 10X @ okdork.com
Where Your Most Valuable Website Visitors Come From @ impactbnd.com
15 Psychological Studies That Will Boost Your Social Media Marketing @ blog.bufferapp.com
Why People Share: The Psychology of Social Sharing @ coschedule.com
Facebook Likes Don’t Matter Anymore @ matthewbarby.com
Ask the Experts: 10 Ways to Boost Your Engagement on Google+ @ brandwatch.com
Blogger Outreach: How to Get Influencers to Promote Your Content for Free @ boostblogtraffic.com
13 Experts on How To Promote Content Before Hitting Publish @ buzzsumo.com
Be Memorable: 10 Practical Ways to Successfully Get Influencers’ Attention @ trafficgenerationcafe.com
Why I Regularly Drive 70km for My Blog (at 1:30 in the Morning) @ blogtyrant.com
The Procrastination Doom Loop—and How to Break It @ theatlantic.com
Stuart Walker Makes Matthew Woodward Look Stupid On His Own Blog @ matthewwoodward.co.uk
How we Figured Out What Makes People Love Ghost 1,000% More @ blog.ghost.org
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.
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).
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!).
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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).
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 ;)
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?
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!
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?
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.
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!
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 ;)
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
- Noah Kagan
- Brian Dean
- Bryan Harris
- James Clear
- Neville Medhora
- Josh Earl
- Will Hoekenga
- David Kadavy
- Peep Laja
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!