The Friday Wrap: Making decisions

The Friday Wrap: Making decisions

In February I was talking about taking action and this is what I’ve been doing in the meantime.

It involved a lot of planning, using calendars and making decisions, which is something that I would like to discuss with you today.

At the end of 2011 I promised you an amazing 2012 and this is what you will get. I worked a lot behind the scenes and you will see the results in the coming weeks.

But before that, I have a question for you: How do you make good decisions and how do you know that they are good?

Let’s start from this and continue the conversation in the comments below.

Now, back to the Friday Wrap. Here are the best articles from this week:

Web Analytics

The Definitive Guide to Google+ Analytics

This post discusses how Google Analytics can be used to analyze Google+ in-site interactions (e.g. +1 button clicks) and off-site interactions (e.g. comments, posts, shares that happened on Google+).

Go With The (Google Analytics Event) Flow

When the world was focused on web analytics a common analysis technique was path analysis. The goal was to find the “magic path” through the website that lead to the most conversions and then force everyone through that process.

The Growth of (Not Provided)

With Firefox poised to make HTTPS encrypted Google search its default search engine, the black hole of keyword referral data lumped into (not provided) in Google Analytics appears likely to experience another major growth spurt.

SEO

Romanians are Smart or How to Change the Google Autocomplete Suggestions

I am a Romanian. I am proud of it, despite of what the world thinks about Romanians. What people think about Romanians could be influenced by Google. Google is a voice in the world, which influence in a positive or negative way, even if we do not like it.

I totally added this link because the value of the article is great and of course because I am a Romanian.

Google Webmaster Tools notice of detected unnatural links

Have you got a message like the one below from Google? If so then it means that Google has discovered some links that it doesn’t like in your link profile and you need to act fast to fix things.

How to Optimize Your Business For Local Search and Social Marketing

If you have a local business or one that targets audiences in a specific geolocation, then you will want to move beyond general guides for search and social optimization. This post will take you through several marketing strategies for local search and social media marketing.

WordPress

Empowering journalists with WordPress

Is blogging journalism? Are bloggers journalists? Have you ever heard these questions, or questions like them, before? For those interested in writing and publishing, as I’m sure many of us are, these are important questions. Words like “blogger” and “journalist” are important and carry a lot of meaning.

How to Add Social Media Icons to Your Sidebar, Without Using a Plugin

Social media should be a critical part of your website in that you can share your website articles with your followers and interact with them through your social media channels.

Integrate Blog Comments and Twitter, Ninja Style

When you are first starting out as a blogger, it can be tough to see a mere trickle of comments come into your site. You spend all of that time and effort in crafting perfect blog posts, and it seems that no one is willing to give you the time of day.

Blogging

How to Find and Keep Great Writers for Your Blog

As a web marketer you’re probably already familiar with the concept guest blogging. This “content for links” strategy works so well because both parties are receiving something truly valuable. As the writer of the article you receive a link to your domain from a trusted source…

12+ Blogging Tips for Better Business Blogging & Community

It’s amazing how a meme can turn into a stream of content when it resonates well with a community. Recently I was sent a set of interview questions and one of the questions asked about building blog community.

25 Clever Ways to Grow Your Email Marketing List

It’s a sad fact, but your email marketing database degrades by about 25% every year. Your contacts’ email addresses change as they move from one company to another, they opt-out of your email communication, or they abandon that old AOL address they only use to fill out forms on websites.

Social Media

How to Automate Your Social Activities

Are you looking to simplify management of your social activities? If so, then Ifttt is for you. Don’t be put off by Ifttt’s crazy name. This is one handy tool that you should definitely know about.

7 Ways to Get Your Blog Noticed in a Crowded Niche

Are you struggling to get your blog noticed in a crowded and competitive niche? Do you have to lock horns with celebrity bloggers who are sucking the oxygen out of your topic area?

Social Media ‘Best Practices’ Questioned

As the founder of Rev Media Marketing, Lori R. Taylor is always emphasizing the importance of maximizing our clients resources and focusing our efforts on providing the best response for their needs.

Now over to you

What you’ve found really useful this week. Share it with us in the comments below.

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