It’s been a funny old week. I spent last weekend with family and friends, and seemed to have a baby spitting up on my shoulder for the majority of it (he was a cutie, though). Then the week flew by in a blur with me never feeling quite like I was in sync with the rest of the world! However, I have managed to read, watch and listen to many of the items you’ve kindly shared with me over the week, and here’s my pick of the best:
All Things Business Related
Please Exit the Link Building – Ross Hudgens doesn’t have many good things to say at the beginning of this post about Link Building, or at least the “slow, repetitive grind” of what most people feel is involved in link building. The post goes on to discuss Link Prospecting and what good SEOs do.
10 Techniques for Customizing the WordPress Admin Panel – Do you find the new admin bar in WordPress a bit annoying or wish you could auto-save posts more often…just in case…? Well, this post from Six Revisions offers a number of ways to customize your WordPress admin to suit you.
10 Ways to Beat the Panda Update – What is it with Panda updates and Farmer updates? If you’re wondering what I’m talking about, these are the labels given to the recent Google algorithm updates and changes. If you’ve been hit hard by these changes, or you want to move forward knowing you are doing things right (in Google’s eyes) then this post from Search Engine People offers some straightforward tips.
How to Fail – More words of wisdom from Seth Godin
Make You Smile? Make You Think?
20 Reasons You Shouldn’t Listen to a Word I Say – Conversation Marketing is one of my favorite blogs and this post made me laugh with Ian Laurie’s witty disclaimer as to why you shouldn’t listen to him. However, it also made me think about what makes us listen to one person over another. Some people will tell you – or imply – many reasons why you should listen to them (make a lot of money, famous, popular, clever at what they do) and yet you’ll have no inclination to pay them any attention. This post is exactly why I choose to read what Ian writes – it’s well-written, witty and self-deprecating.