Top 7 Blog Posts I’ve Read in the Past Month

I don’t often do “round-up” posts, but every once in awhile, I come across a handful of killer articles/blog posts that I feel the need to share and comment on.

I’m guilty of “information overload,” as evidenced by the dozens of blogs I subscribe to in my RSS feed reader, but I can’t resist the urge to read an article that could potentially teach me something useful.

Anyway, here are the top articles/blog posts I’ve read in the past month (including my comments on them)…

[Note: These articles are in no particular order.]

1) How to Leverage Link Blending and Stage 2 Link Building to Maximize Your Rankings (Quicksprout) – The thing I loved most about this post was that it discussed two advanced SEO strategies that I literally had never heard of.  In today’s world where thousands of bloggers discuss SEO, you’re used to reading the same regurgitated information over and over.  I can almost guarantee you haven’t read about these two strategies (unless you already read Quicksprout or have a very advanced knowledge of SEO).

2) Be Everywhere: How I Got 2000+ NEW Visitors To My Site…With A Front Page PowerPoint Presentation on Slideshare (Smart Passive Income) – I’m sure many people who read my blog also read Pat’s blog, but I wanted to draw attention to this guest post from SPI that I thought was excellent.  The post is long, but only because of how in-depth the guest author writes.  It has seriously gotten me thinking about how I can use Slideshare for my authority website, to gain more exposure.  Also, creating PowerPoint presentations reminds me of school. ;)

3) Our AdSense Authority Site Failure (AdSense Flippers) - I love sites that contain a ton of data, and this article is particularly interesting because it details the data behind what they are calling “failure.” I also like this article because it does somewhat go against the common thought that “authority sites are always better.” You can learn a lot from success stories, but I truly believe that failure often contains the more valuable lessons.

4) The Marketer’s Guide to Pinterest (Quicksprout) – Pinterest is something I never understood after watching my girlfriend use it to look at recipes, hair styles, and fashion, but perhaps I overlooked the site’s potential as a growing force in social media.  Neil from Quicksprout wrote this amazing, detailed guide about how to use Pinterest as a marketer, and how its influence should be taken seriously (in many niches, it now drives more traffic than Google+).

5) The Pause Upon With All Else Relies (Zen Habits) – This is a simple little tip about how you can break those bad habits that distract you from being productive (and ultimately, successful).  It’s crazy that sometimes the most powerful tips are extremely simple.  This post will take you literally 30-60 seconds to read, so if there’s one post you read from my list today, you should at least read this one.

6) Why Getting Up Early is Better than Staying Up Late for Products and Projects (The Lifestyle Design Project) – This is another good productivity post, and to be honest, I liked it because it validates my preference for working early in the morning vs. late at night. Rob makes some great arguments in this post on why working early in the morning is probably the ideal time for solid productivity.

7) The Best Thing You Can Do For Your Website (Income Diary)This is a pretty interesting article about a simple, yet powerful, technique for bringing more traffic to your website, and making your content more popular. I like it not because it simply describes the theory and reasoning behind the claim (that it’s the “best thing” you can do), but because it backs that claim up with some real data.  After reading this post, I realized that this is something I need to start doing on my larger websites.

That’s all I’ve got for now, but I’m sure there’s been a lot of other great content written over the past month or so.  What are some of the best articles you have read lately?  Please share them in the comments!

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29 Responses to “Top 7 Blog Posts I’ve Read in the Past Month”

  1. Nice list! I’m reading article #6 :D . Very interesting!

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    Eric G. Reply:

    Thanks Tung! :)

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  2. Great round-up! I have read almost all of those, reading #7 now! I really enjoyed the slide share post and have already implemented it, have not seen the crazy results but its been going for a week now with about 10 visitors a day!

    -Chris
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    Eric G. Reply:

    Good to hear, Chris. I’ve been meaning to check out Slideshare, and hopefully I will soon. Seems like a great way to tap into new traffic.

    Thanks for the comment!

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  3. Good collection of links, Quicksprout is new to me, will be subscribing to their RSS for sure.

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    Eric G. Reply:

    Thanks for the comment, Dave – Quicksprout is a great blog, you won’t be disappointed.

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  4. I enjoy reading the 7th article the most. Thanks for sharing!!
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    Eric G. Reply:

    No problem, and I agree, #7 is a great article!

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  5. nice articles, have read 3, will make my way to the remaining 4.
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    Eric G. Reply:

    Sounds good, Sunil. By the way, I checked out your giveaway post – looks like some great stuff. Hopefully if I get a few minutes, I will remember to get some entries in.

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    Sunil l Expediting Wealth Through Extra Income Reply:

    looking forward to your participation Eric
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  6. These were all great articles man, introduced me to a couple more good blogs to follow too. Thanks for sharing them.

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    Eric G. Reply:

    No problem, Dan, thanks for the comment!

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  7. Thanks for the awesome list! My brother and I have just partnered together to start churning out some micro-niche sites. I particularly enjoyed the AdSense Flippers post and have subscribed to almost all the sites you listed here :D Thanks for giving me the kick I needed to get started!
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    Eric G. Reply:

    AdSense Flippers is awesome – I’m loving all of their content lately. Best of luck with your micro-niche sites!

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  8. Thanks nice list, I now have another 4 articles to read :-)

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    Eric G. Reply:

    You’re welcome, Neale, enjoy! :)

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  9. I normally hate list posts but that one was pretty good. Like the stage 2 link building one.

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    Eric G. Reply:

    Thanks Joe, I’m glad you liked this one.

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  10. I am follower of Smart Passive Income and Income Diary. Glad I came across the others blogs.

    Definitely, worthy reads. Thanks for sharing.
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    Eric G. Reply:

    Thanks for the comment, Shamelle!

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  11. Thanks for sharing with us your previous view blog with you brilliant ideas, I hope you always inspire to share these to us…
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  12. Good collection of links, never heard of Quicksprout before, also found the stage 2 link building one very interesting too

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  13. Thanks for the list.. All had merit and can see why they made the list but loved #1 and #6…
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    Eric G. Reply:

    Thanks for the comment Mike!

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  14. Nice list with a lot of god tips. I particularly like #4 it something that I can use.
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    Eric G. Reply:

    Thanks Monica – I really liked #4 too, since it is probably an area I’m least familiar with.

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  15. Thanks for the list of link. I have been searching for tips that would attract a lot of visitors. I consider myself a novice on online marketing and I am trying to learn as much as I can on the strategies and techniques on how to market my products online.
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  16. The marketer’s guide to Pinterest was a big help. I’ve been ignoring it for way too long and have only recently started doing things to try and tap into its massive marketing power. I’ve also found link blending to be a powerful SEO tool which I’ve been using although I didn’t know it by that name until reading the blog post above.
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