Sunday, April 5, 2009

Link Love – Social Networking, Building Niche Stores, Adsense Rules, and Much More

It's been a good start to the week out there in the blogosphere. I just wanted to take a quick opportunity to share some of the best of what I've been reading ...


  • First, Jack Humphrey just released the newly updated Authority Black Book 2008. I read the first version of this book back when I was just getting started with Blogger. At the time, I really didn't understand about half of what I was reading. But, the parts I did understand set the foundation for where I am today with my blogs ... and through the course of several additional readings, I eventually figured out most of the rest of it. This new updated version contains all the great lessons of the original, and expands on them. If you're all interested in Web 2.0 and/or Social Networking, Authority Black Book 2008 is a must read.


  • The second nice surprise so far this week was today's release of Build a Niche Store V3.0. I've been using BANS on a couple of my domains for about a month and a half now. I can definitely see the potential to earn money with BANS ... but, in all honesty I was waiting for the Version 3.0 release before I really dig into it. Alan at affiliate confession has posted a short BANS review, and has promised a more in-depth 5-part tutorial ... I'm looking forward to reading it.


  • One of the best reasons to have blog buddies is so that sometimes you can read a good synopsis of important news, instead of having to find out about, and research it yourself. Yesterday my friend Aaron Cook made just such a post about the new Google Adsense terms and conditions. I don't use a lot of adsense, I think there's only one post on this blog (about dreamboards) that has a small adsense unit in it. Even so, I do plan on making more use of adsense in the future ... especially on my niche sites ... so, it's important to keep up with all the latest rules. Aaron's post does a great job of highlighting them.


  • Another of my new blogging friends, Bobby, has been going though some rough times lately ... something I can relate to on more occasions than I'd probably care to admit. But, fortunately it looks like he's taken some of those experiences and turned them into a positive. In one of his more recent posts, Bobby shares his experience of learning to use his coping skills. I think there's definitely some lessons in there for all of us.


  • Even though I swore off the ambition to become a "pro blogger" last week, I still couldn't resist reading, and Linking to Lin's wonderful post about 5 Ways to Make your Blog Posts Scream for Attention. I was already a basic understanding of most these tips: 1. Blog Design 2. Post Titles 3. Quality Content 4. SEO Basics 5. Social Media Networking but, I really like the way Lin explains them, and gives real life examples of how and why they work. Telling It Like It Is is definitely one of my favorite "must read" blogs.




  • And finally, since I also proclaimed a few days ago that I'm a proud network marketer I've gotta give some link love to one of my all time favorite mlm trainers, John Milton Fogg. He's been on a tear lately about Beliefs, and just yesterday posted 10 of his favorite quotes about Belief. I'm a fan of quotes, beliefs, and John Milton Fogg, so this post was a natural for me



Ok, well bed time is quickly approaching, so I'll have to leave it at that. I hope you enjoy and are able to make use of these posts from my friends.

Keep havin FuN!
Todd

5 comments:

  1. Thanks so much Todd...you really made my day! I've been working far too many hours lately but not forever. I got a copy of Jack's new black book too. It really is one of the better guides out there. It's not overly technical and is easy to understand.

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  2. Thanks Todd! I always appreciate linky love, so thank you very much! I'm going to be sure to check out those others you've linked to, as I don't think I'm familiar with them. Have a great day!

    Lin's last blog post..Ladies: Why You Need to Know How to Hide Money From Your Husband

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  3. Excellent list of link there, Todd! And thanks for the kind mention! Much appreciated. :)

    Shine on,
    Aaron

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  4. Happy Birthday buddy! Hope you have a wonderful day filled with lots of fun and birthday cheer! :)

    Shine on,
    Aaron

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  5. Hey Aaron,

    Thanks my friend ... I appreciate the shout out. Just trying to decide now whether or not to treat myself to a round of golf this afternoon! :)

    Catch up with you again soon,
    Todd

    p.s. Bobby and Lin, you're both very welcome ... I always find "linkable" material on your blogs ... keep up the great work.

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