Welcome, and thanks for assisting to a new installment of my recently launched series “Social Friday”.
Pretty cool stuff happening on the social media and blogging worlds, we continue to discuss Google + and you can see how the story develops emphasizing on 2 main aspects: how it’s impossible for Google to compete with Facebook at this point AND, how Google + is already much cooler (and useful) than Facebook.
It’s waaaay too early to say. Relax people… My opinion? if you are an online marketer, a blogger, or you’re simply taking your business online, you will need to be present. Period. Other than that, let’s see how it all develops and we’ll adjust as needed.
Let’s get moving here to some great content I stumbled upon (hmm, interesting choice of words) on the interwebz this week…
Awesome Posts This Week
What? StumbleUpon is the new king of traffic generation?
GigaOm published an article this week showing us how StumbleUpon generates more traffic for US websites than Facebook itself. I frankly couldn’t care less about this kind of stuff, I’ll go to my Google Analytics to see how my business is affected. How much traffic is SU sending YOU? I’ll share this with you: SU was usually one of my top 10 traffic sources, then it went down, now it’s back up there and sometimes, sending more traffic than Facebook.
If you got rid of your SU buttons on your website, put them back on.
The best Guest Posting story I’ve ever heard
This is a great story about how Steve Kamb from Nerd Fitness had a post syndicated by Gizmodo and generated an obscene amount of traffic and attention in general (followers, subscribers…). But I’ll let you read the post, which was published by Corbett over at ThinkTraffic.
7 days to start a blog
This one is a massive piece by Tony Hue from Lone Placebo, it’s a guest post on Kikolani. Tony starts by making fun of Darren Rowse and his 31 days book and takes you on a day by day journey to build a better blog. Like I said, massive post that deserves some bookmarking and use it as reference.
How to promote your product after its launch
Jonathan from ByBloggers, who has been a guest here at SocialMouths before, gives you a list of 11 ways pro bloggers promote their products even after launching. Here is what I like about this post, Jonathan is a highly creative individual that loves going into new territories, this is no exception so don’t expect to read the same old list of crappy items you read a thousand times.
How To Lead Without Followers
My Ebook recommendation for this week is coming from Dave Ursillo from DaveUrsillo.com and it is basically a little taste he has put together on what’s coming on his new project “How To Lead Without Followers“. Dave sent me a copy last week and today he’s making it available for everybody.
The project is an alternative leadership movement that Dave has started as a result of 3 years of changing his own life and going through a process of starting to write on his blog, quitting his job and changing his focus to a selfless life.
Leadership is one of the topics I truly love and consume as much as I can and I love some of the things Dave is sharing here. I can wait for the official version to come out.
The ebook is free and you can get it here.
In case you missed it, Dave Gallant was a guest this week on SocialMouths with a post that covered how to increase your influence by curating content and he mentioned a few very cool tools for you to use. But I wanted to add to Dave’s post, one more tool to the list…
Twylah is basically a digital newspaper that grabs its information from your Twitter content. It organizes this content by the most relevant keywords used on your stream. In the above image you see how my Twylah displays “Blog” and “Facebook” as trending topics.
The work here is pretty much done for you and ready to be shared. Besides, it’s a pretty good looking site. Visit my Twylah!
A Special #FollowFriday
The intention of this little section is to recognize cool people doing great work online and at the same time introduce them to you (okay… it’s also good karma). So here goes, this week’s Special #FollowFriday is for…
If you don’t know Dino, he’s the founder of Triberr and that I’m sure you heard about. He’s also the author of DIY blogger. I met Dino through a post he wrote in which he
trashed criticized every single blog nominated by Social Media Examiner. Luckily he was pretty positive about my blog (or I wouldn’t be writing this shit).
But in all seriousness, I want to recognize Dino and recommend this #FF for 3 reasons:
- He’s not afraid to call things by its name
- The idea of Triberr is pretty damn awesome and I wish it was mine (damn straight!)
- But mainly because this is a guy that truly cares about community (and I’m not just saying that)
Dino, keep rockin’ hard bro!
And that’s Friday kids, I hope you had the chance to kick some serious ass this week!
P.S. Saturday is technically the last day of the week… just sayin’ in case you need an extra day to drop awesomeness!