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And now, onto this week’s links …
- The 10-Step Content Marketing Checklist
This is absolute gold. If you are looking to conduct serious business online, then it’s imperative that you read and digest this post. Sonia Simone breaks down content marketing into 10 steps that work together in harmony to create the online presence you want.
- 5 Crippling Characteristics Entrepreneurs Need to Get Over
In Copyblogger CEO Brian Clark’s latest post for Forbes, he instructs entrepreneurs on why mindsets like being afraid failure or adversity are setting them up to fail. The post is guaranteed to compel you to get out your crayons (which is a good thing).
- How Use Your Website to Get Clients Offline and Into Your Office
For yet another week, an outstanding post by Chris Garrett makes into our Friday links. This one explains the process for leveraging your website to getting clients not just to call or become informed but actually into your office for a visit.
- Managing Social Buttons on a Responsive Site
Do you want social sharing buttons on your website but an easy way to keep them from loading for mobile users to speed up load times? Read this.
- Link Building Means Earning “Hard Links” Not “Easy Links”
An excellent, thorough, and passionate article from Danny Sullivan on the right way to think about link building. A related post by the folks at Blue Glass explains how you can stay ahead of future Google algorithm changes by changing the way you think.
And here is a bonus link, for anyone who feels like they HAVE to be on Facebook but that it may be sabotaging their productivity. Lifehacker has a terrific how to post about making your inbox the best social network you could ever use. Compelling stuff.
Have a great weekend everyone. If you have link suggestions you’d like me to consider for next week’s edition, email me:
jerod [at] copyblogger [dot] com