Monthly Marketing Roundup Gold – Social Media, Blogging & SEO

Monthly Marketing Roundup Gold - October 2015

Monthly Marketing Roundup Gold is our new monthly series highlighting blog posts covering a wealth of gold nuggets, valuable tips, how-tos, and more.

Please pour yourself a cup of coffee or tea if you prefer, and let’s dive into this month’s marketing gold. We will be covering posts featuring social media, blogging, and SEO that you won’t want to miss.

Social Media

Mandy Edwards, ME Marketing Services3 Easy Ways to Increase Your Social Media Reach
By Mandy Edwards

How would you like to extend your social media reach and get the most for the time you invest? Mandy Edwards gives us 3 actionable ways to do just that. She writes, “Each of these will extend your reach on social media and expose you to brand new fans.”

Sherman Smith5 Simple Tips For A Daily Social Media Promotion Plan
By Sherman Smith

Are you frustrated with your social media promotion plan? Do you feel you could and should do something different? Sherman Smith shares 5 simple actions for you to promote your posts – or use them as a foundation for creating your own social media marketing promotion strategy.

Peg Fitzpatrick10 Ways Trello Will Make You a Social Media Management Pro
By Peg Fitzpatrick

Managing social media accounts is a challenge and can seem like an overwhelming task. Peg Fitzpatrick introduces us to Trello to help “juggle all the balls you need to with social media.” She also refers to Trello as a “whiteboard with super powers.” You will love the visuals in this well crafted introduction to the power of Trello.

Sara Nickleberry How To Be Engaging Online
By Sara Nickleberry

Are you looking for some solid and practical tips to help you stand out in the vast sea of the Internet? We all want out content to be seen. How do we help our content stand out? Sara Nickleberry writes, “But your content isn’t always seen unfortunately due to busy newsfeeds, tricky algorithms and timing, right? So. What else works?” Sara provides us 7 great engagement tips to help.

Ilene SmithHow To Buffer Your Best Tweets to Keep Your Followers Engaged
By Ilene Smith

Have you ever felt like your tweets have been pushed down the Twitter stream never to be seen again? Ilene Smith shows us how to find out top tweets using Buffer’s analytics, and how to “recycle” them. She includes a fantastic video complete with a transcript.

Rebekah RadiceHow to Immediately Gain Traction on Twitter (and Grow Your Business)
By Rebekah Radice

Is Twitter on the top of your social media marketing list for your business? Did you know that Twitter has over “300 million active monthly users and 500 million tweets sent per day?” If you would like to find out how to harness the power of Twitter, you won’t want to miss this. Rebekah Radice shows us 11 powerful ways “to immediately gain traction on Twitter and grow a thriving community.”


Andy Crestodina15 Blog Images: Best Practices for Adding Great Pictures To Every Post
By Andy Crestodina

Did you know that blog images directly affect shares and traffic? Andy Crestondina shares how tweets with images“ see a 35% increase in retweets. That is not all. This comprehensive guide is a bookmarkable resource for best practices about images from sizes and shapes to copyrights, attribution, and more.

Favorite quote: “A blog post without an image is like a postcard without a stamp.”

Adam ConnellA Step-By-Step Guide To Increasing Your Blog’s Traffic
By Adam Connell

We all want to get more traffic to our blog, but where do we begin? Adam Connell took one of his earlier posts, broke it down into bite size tips and created an infographic with 32 ways to catapult your blog’s traffic. He also includes key takeaways that you will want to be sure to read.

Brent JonesStart Blogging Faster with Mike Allton
By Brent Jones

Blogging does take time, doesn’t it? How would you like to learn golden tips to blog faster? In this Better Blogging video interview series interview with Mike Allton, Brent Jones digs deep to discover how Mike writes at lightning speeds. This is one interview that will open your eyes to how to blog faster. Be sure to check out the takeaways.

Donna MerrillYour Blog Is Your Business Card
By Donna Merrill

Have you ever thought of your blog as a business card? Donna Merrill shows us how it is and the important information that we need to include. After reading this, you will have a whole new perspective about your blog as your business card. Donna writes, “Your branding is probably the key to your entire blog (ie., business card), so you definitely want it to stand out, bold, center, large print.”


mike-allton19 Search Engine Optimization Tips for Entrepreneurs
By Mike Allton

Are you interested in fundamental tips to help with your organic search engine optimization is a complex and ever-changing topic. Mike Allton writes, “There are a number of tips and tricks that entrepreneurs and bloggers can implement to make sure that they’re being consistent with their blog posts and content.” From writing for people and not the search engines to not forcing keywords and more, Mike’s tips are golden.

Dennis SeymourHere’s How Social Media Affects Your SEO
By Dennis Seymour

Are you confused about how social media affects your SEO, or if it actually does? Dennis Seymour tackles this often misunderstood subject that will clear up the confusion you might have. Be sure to check out his actionable steps at the end.

News You Can Use!

Ana HoffmanThe Weekly Marketing Skinny
By Ana Hoffman

If you haven’t had the chance to read one of Ana Hoffman’s Weekly Marketing Skinny posts, you are in for a treat. Ana combs through hundreds of online publications to help us “stay on top of marketing news that might affect your online business” and packages them “neatly in bite-sized chunks.” In this issue, she covers Yahoo! announcing a search deal with Google, and news about YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and so much more.

Over to You

First, I would like you to know how much I appreciate you taking the time to visit! I hope you have enjoyed reading this month’s marketing roundup of 16 golden posts. I have honestly had a difficult time stopping at 16!

If you feel that this post will offer value, I would appreciate you sharing it with your readers. And, I would love to hear thoughts, so please leave a comment below.

Fascinated with the growing potential and power of the Internet, Robin founded R & R Web Design LLC in the Chicago area in 2000. As creative director, she is passionate about helping others reach their Internet objectives through a strategic online presence with results driven custom web design, ethical SEO, and social media marketing.

30 comments on “Monthly Marketing Roundup Gold – Social Media, Blogging & SEO
  1. Adrienne says:

    Hey Robin,

    Another great lineup I see and thanks for including me again this month. I’m so very honored to make this list.

    I’ve read several of these I’m happy to announce that but I’ve bookmarked a couple more I’d like to check out. I’m always interested when other’s share topics like how we can stand out and be more engaging. That’s already peeked my interest and the images, well I’m always curious to see how I can improve upon that. I know I need to put more in my posts but maybe that’s something I need to change moving forward.

    Thank you Robin and you have a wonderful afternoon. Off to share this one now on social media.


    • Hi Adrienne,

      You are so welcome. I’m happy to know that you like this lineup of marketing gold. It is my absolute pleasure for including your golden post!

      I’m also glad to hear that some of these topics have peeked your interest. Thank you for stopping by, for your comment, and for sharing this on social media1

      ~ Robin

  2. Mike Allton says:

    Thanks so much Robin!

  3. Thank you, Robin, for the effort you’ve put into compiling this wonderful round-up! These articles are such helpful resources and cover the topics that most people (myself included!) are looking for. I look forward to sharing this post.

    • Hi Michelle,

      I’m so glad to hear that you like this roundup! My goal was to share posts that most people can use. It was so hard to keep the list at 16 🙂

      Thank you for sharing it, my friend. It means a great deal!

      ~ Robin

  4. Carol Amato says:

    Hi, Robin,

    Wow, what a great collection, you’ve outdone yourself again! Thanks so much for including me this month as I definitely view it as a privilege.

    There are a few that I’ve already had the pleasure of reading and learning from, but gotta admit, there are several I have not seen yet. I think the first one I’ll go check out is Adam’s post on traffic – can never have too much traffic, right?

    Thanks so much for putting this together for us, I really appreciate it.

    Have a good evening.


    • Hi Carol,

      I’m thrilled to hear that you like this collection of must reads. It is my pleasure including your post. It takes a great deal to admit blunders, but to share them for others to learn by is definitely admirable!

      I hope you enjoy reading the other posts. No, we can never have too much traffic 🙂 Have a great evening, too, and thank you again for all that you do!

      ~ Robin

  5. Brent Jones says:

    Thrilled to be included here among the greats, Robin! Thank you!


  6. Thank you so much for this Robin! I appreciate it a ton!

    Gonna read the rest on this list that I missed!

  7. Hey Robin,

    OK you given me some homework to go over this weekend. I’ve read half of the posts already. and I look forward to read the rest of them.

    I really appreciate you including me and one of my posts with these top notch bloggers. It is truly an honor!

    Have a great upcoming weekend Robin!

  8. Hi Robin,

    What an amazing roundup you have done this month. I am so happy to see many familiar faces and of course a great big thank you for including me!

    Now I have bookmarked some great blogs I need to visit. That is all because of your wonderful introduction of each and every person.

    Thanks so much!


    • Hi Donna,

      You are very welcome. Thank you for constantly creating fantastic content! It is always my pleasure sharing your work.

      I appreciate you taking the time to read these gems. I’m glad to hear that you like the introductions.

      Thank you, my friend!

      ~ Robin

  9. Great resources, Robin. Lots of time goes into compiling these types of lists, but they are very helpful. Thanks. Look forward to more.

  10. Matt Banner says:

    Wow, Robin! What an excellent collection of my favorite bloggers. And all in one place!

    Adrienne Smith
    Mike Allton
    Donna Merrill
    Brent Jones
    Sherman Smith
    Ana Hoffman

    And plenty more.

    You’ve given me a lot to read, that’s for sure!

    Are these roundups something you plan to do every month? I’ll be sure to check them out.

    And if there may ever be an opportunity to contribute in some way, be sure to let me know.

    Have a great week!


  11. Robin:

    Great idea and lots to read. I started and will have to come back and read more over the week. Thanks for introducing me to some new blogs to follow.

  12. Deb Nelson says:

    Pure awesomeness here Robin!!! Thanks for a stellar roundup.

  13. Each title and topic is enticing. I need that day between Sunday and Monday to read each one. I know I will have to go in order, so will take 1 or 2 each day. Thanks for compilation.

  14. Joe Butka says:

    Thank you for posting this list I will have to take a good look at them all over the next couple of weeks.

  15. This is an awesome round up Robin. I’m going to have to bookmark it for future reference. Off to check Mike Allton’s post. BTW, Mike’s blog is a heavenly resource for Pinterest and other goodies. 🙂

  16. What an extensive and interesting roundup of great resources, Robin! Many thanks for so much content to read and learn from. Seems there are a multitude of people with much information to share. Sometimes it feels like the resources and information never ends and that there is always something to learn and consider. That’s probably why people chose a few experts they most resonate with and follow their lead!

  17. Liz Benoi Cozby says:

    This was so helpful and wonderfully done! Thank you so much for sharing this wealth of information! As always, Robin, I am grateful that I read your posts! 🙂

  18. Joan M Harrington says:

    Hi Robin!
    Great list of awesome marketers!!! Each and everyone of them bring something unique to our niche 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  19. Kaz says:

    Wow, great blog post sharing very valuable info! I will take more time to read each web link. Thank you for sharing great information Robin:)

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