It’s not the end of July yet but I thought I’d compile a little link roundup of the things I’m loving this month. I haven’t been blogging as much lately (and won’t be in the future either), because I believe I am seeing diminishing returns on my effort, now, and am turning inward to focus on building the company I work for, Full Beaker. I’ll still blog as the itch grabs me (and it will), but I unfortunately can’t guarantee any sort of real volume as I have in the past.
That said, I still believe in curating great stuff. This isn’t a set of links I forced myself to make every week. This is a small list I will hopefully go about making every month to help spread the love – and also help others.
- Establishing Clickthrough Rates – a great post on SEOMoz that fundamentally changed the way I do SEO financial analysis. Imperfect (as all are things SEO), but the study seems sound and one worth porting to your own decision making process.
- A visualization of US Debt – an absolutely useless infographic from an action perspective, but for SEOs, a brilliant showing of how infographics can be done incredibly well.
- Ways you can improve your infographic pitches to blogs and websites – Excellent post on Search Engine Watch on refining your infographic pitch process.
- From here on out, do what you love – The personal success story of Distilled’s Justin Briggs.
- Letters of Note – An incredible blog that features – well – an apt blog name.
- On the “news business”
- John Gruber on proper ethical standards when linking to others.
- A brilliant strategy to incentivize tips at coffee shops