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Sunday Reading: My favourite posts this week

Sunday again and time for a little light reading. Here are a few blog posts that caught my eye this week…

  • 8 SEO Tips That Take 15 Minutes or Less
    “While a long standing concerted effort toward SEO can pay off big down the road, don’t forget that sometimes there are quick tasks that can turn the needle.”
  • How to Be Your Own Webmaster and Unleash Your Entrepreneurial Spirit Again
    “When it comes down to it, as entrepreneurs and business owners we do what we do because we like control. We want to be in charge of our own destinies.For the first part of the web explosion, this ability to ‘take charge’ was ripped away from most of us. Literally, the ‘paint brush’ was snatched right out of our hands.But the time has come for all of us to start painting again. Just like my ecstatic client Jason, who is by no means a ‘techie’, we can all benefit from this technology and get back to doing what we do best…”
  • Firefox Keyboard and Mouse ShortcutsNot really a blog post as such but I thought it worth mentioning for all you Firefox fans. A very large selection of keyboard short cuts for Windows, Mac’s and Linux users.

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Sunday reading: Google opens to Teens but hates your website

Two Google related items for you to read while relaxing this Sunday.

SlashDot reports that Google has now open up G+ to Teens. Any one older than 13 can now register an account.

Google+ did not initially target the younger crowd and kept itself available only for users above the age of 18. Besides, opening up to youngsters over the age of 13 the social network also added improved safety features to keep the younger crowd protected. Now it features more rigid default settings for privacy but, they can be overridden none the less.

Good article from Problogger by Belinda of The Copy Detective25 Reasons Why Google Hates Your Blog.

The cold, hard truth is that Google hates your blog. And it’s nothing personal. You just don’t have anything that Google wants.

Creating high-quality, relevant content is a must if you want your blog to be noticed by search engines but it’s only part of the picture. If you’re not sure if Google really hates your blog, or whether it’s just ambivalent, then step through these warning signs.

 

Sunday Reading:Social networking posts

Here are a few blog posts that caught my eye this week. Mainly centered around social networking…

5 Reasons Google+ Is Worth It For SMBs

In case you haven’t heard the news: Traffic to Google+ jumped 55 percent in the month of December and is expected to hit 400 million users by the end of 2012. I know, it’s almost impressive, right? But many small business owners are still completely ignoring the platform, either because they’re not sure how to use it or they don’t think it’s any different from more-established networks like Twitter and Facebook.

Social Media Helps Small Business Boost Sales, Keep Customers

The business press is full of stories about how small companies are using social channels to attract and engage customers. But while there are plenty of individual success stories, the confidence in what to do specifically is not always clear for small business owners that are strapped for time and online marketing resources.

8 Stunning Facebook Landing Page Designs (And why they work)

How is a like on Facebook a conversion, you might ask? According to arecent study, the value of a Facebook fan is about $10 for a brand. And with the largest fan page topping out at 56 million “likes” (Facebook’s own, of course), you can do the math and see why gaining fans for your page is an important acquisition.

Sunday reading – WordPress tips

I know that Christmas is looming fast and you have many more things to do than read a blog post but there are some things you should know about.

  • From Idea15 blog - The 5 Minute WordPress Security Audit

    There are plenty of lists and posts out there with excellent information on how to protect your WordPress site, but not everyone has the time or the technical inclination to see it through.  With that in mind, here is a list of a few critical steps you should take to protect your WordPress site.  These will take a minimum of five minutes, and no more than 15.

  • From Internet Marketing Jam - Quick WordPress Blogging Tip

    Sadly, many hosting providers offer WordPress hosting, even though their servers are not using the right software or they are using old versions of software.  As a result, you can have the latest version of WordPress, a great blog theme(affiliate link) and STILL end up with errors, which your theme provider will be unable to fix.

 

Sunday reading – missed but not forgotten

There were some great posts this week, not all of them made it though. However, they have been duly noted and here for your pleasure…

 

The Sunday catch up

A few posts from around the web, didn’t make it during the week but still interesting and not to be missed…

 

A bit of Sunday reading, 3 posts from the web

Being as it’s Sunday and you havent have much to do, here are some great posts from this week for you to catch up on…

First, two from Problogger…

10 Productive Tasks You Should Be Doing On Google+ Right Now

5 Tips for Maximising Your Earnings from Amazon’s Affiliate Program During the Holidays

and one from Traffic Generation Cafe…

How to Get Your Website Found in Country Specific Search Results