The Friday Wrap: Take Action

The Friday Wrap: Take Action

Today I am going to take a different approach with the Friday Wrap.

From now on, you will get along with the best articles from last week 1-3 action items that will help you achieve more with your business.

As promised, this is part of my goal to increase the quality of content on this blog.

This week we are preparing for an amazing 2012. So, do not delay and take action immediately:

  1. Setup goals for 2012 – I know that we are in February now, but if you haven’t outlined your goals for 2012 yet it’s time to do it. If you don’t do it, you will just walk around without a clear focus. Also, break each big goal into small easier achievable chunks and celebrate every time you complete one.
  2. Use a calendar – Google calendar does a good job, but you can use any calendar. Use a calendar to add those goals into your calendar and stick with them. Feel free to change things around, but get a way of seeing anytime your goals.
  3. Book your time – Book time in your calendar to write an article, a guest post or answer emails. This way, you will set yourself a limit and you will become more productive.

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

Web Analytics

Google Analytics Tutorial: 8 Valuable Tips To Hustle With Data!
Eight recommendations for unlocking the full value of Google Analytics, and strategies for doing incredible digital data analysis.

Episode 53 – Google Analytics Premium with Phil Mui
In this episode, the Beyond Web Analytics team talks with Phil Mui, Senior Product Manager of Google Analytics about the introduction of Google Analytics Premium.  The group discusses what lead to the creation of the paid version, the new features and expanded functionality, and what the future may hold for Google Analytics.

4 Key Analytics Metrics That You’re Probably Underestimating
What are your site visitors trying to tell you? In this post, learn how to use analytics to uncover how and why visitors are interacting with your site.

SEO

7 Smart Tips to Boost SEO Rankings and Traffic
Learn how to boost SEO rankings and traffic using 7 smart tips and without much of an effort. See where to start and what you need to do next.

Lies Writers Tell To Cripple Your SEO Copywriting
Even the newest of SEOs and marketers understand how important content is to developing a brand presence. Your content is who you are. It’s your voice in the market and what you use to convey your message to customers.

How Much Does SEO Cost? 3 Analogies To Help You Determine Its Value
“Why can’t you just give me a straight answer?” Johanna’s voice showed a trace of irritation. “All I’m asking is how much you charge for SEO services!”

WordPress

How to Add Pinterest “Pin It” button in your WordPress Blog
Step by step guide on how to add the Pinterest "Pin It" Button to your WordPress blog without a plugin.

The Ultimate Guide to Implementing Facebook Comments on your Blog
Using Facebook Comments on your blog offers your readers a way to instantaneously comment on posts, as well as to share them without having to do any work.

Why You Hate The WordPress Text Editor and What To Do About It
There is a lot to not love about TinyMCE – the open source text editor that is used in WordPress. I’ll start. Who here thinks that this is an ample number of buttons for a WYSIWYG text editor?

Blogging

When Should You Start Selling from Your Blog?
How do you know when your audience is ready to buy from you? Should you wait to “monetize”? How big does your audience need to be?

The best content curation tools online
Are you using content curation tools? Lilach Bullock Social Media Expert shares her top tips on how and why you should be using content curation tools and lists the…

Build Your Platform – Start
The age of social media oversaturation is upon us. People are declaring Twitter bankruptcy to go along with their email bankruptcy. They cite not wanting to start on yet another social network as their reason for not getting more involved with Google+.

5 Essential Qualities of Growing Your Blog Quickly in a Crowded Niche
The five essential qualities of successful bloggers and how they have found a way to stand out from their peers in a very short period of time.

What to Do When You Hate Your Blog
Hate your blog? Fed up of it? Tired of churning out crap? Here's what to do about it. Click to read more.

Social Media

5 Ways to Brand Your New YouTube Profile
YouTube Marketing: how to optimize the new YouTube layout to get more from your video marketing efforts as Google+ integrates fully with YouTube.

100 Ways to Become a Twitter Power User
CNNFortune reported 100 million Twitter users log in at least once a month. Half of those, 50 million, log in every day. About 55% check in with mobile devices, while about 40% just check in without actually tweeting. Those numbers.

How to *Own* Google+ Using Sparks and Ripples (and gain friends and influencers in the process).
Google+ has two excellent features that are worth paying attention to: Sparks and Ripples. Learn how to use them to expand your social network.

Design

12 Critical Elements Every Homepage Must Have [Infographic]
An infographic describing the 12 critical elements of a website’s homepage.

CSS3 & jQuery folder tabs
Check this article to learn how to create cool folder tabs using nothing more than pure CSS3.

What Successful Products Teach Us About Web Design
Web design is a craft that is constantly evolving and yet also sometimes sabotaged. The moment a design is released, a new version is born. In the beginning, like a baby, it seems vulnerable and weak, but in time it grows up and becomes self-sufficient.

Why Rounded Corners are Easier on the Eyes
Rounded corners are used so much today that they’re more of an industry standard than a design trend. They’re not only found on software user interfaces, but hardware product designs as well.

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