Published on May 20th, 2013 | by Tom Wake0
Weekly Roundup – Best of the Web
I came across some excellent content online last week that I wanted to share with you in Insider’s Edge.
Rather than sitting on the valuable information I come across I thought I’d start posting it on the website for you to look at.
As well as insightful articles, tips and infographics I’ll try to include some lighthearted items too (so that you don’t fall into too deep a slumber).
I’m thinking about making this a regular feature, so any feedback in the comments section would be much appreciated.
This Week’s “Best of the Web”
“How I sold 82,000 Kindle books in 8 weeks”
This first article is from Mark Edwards via the Internet Income Detective website. He reveals some eye-popping insider secrets on how to become a best-selling Kindle author. Mark knows what he’s talking about, his most recent book has just hit 82,000 sales in less than 8 weeks. It’s inspiring stuff and some unmissable advice for any budding writers, info-publishers or Kindle entrepreneurs.
Incidentally if you’re not already on the email list for Internet Income Detective I highly recommend getting yourself on there – the editor, Sara uncovers some real gems on a weekly basis.
“How to Google-Proof your website in 6 steps”
There‘s a great deal of rubbish spouted out by so-called ‘SEO Experts’ about what you should and shouldn’t do to get your website ranking highly in Google. I found this a refreshing article from someone who knows what they’re talking about. The emphasis is less about dodgy ‘black hat’ (frowned on) techniques that could get your website blocked from the search engines indefinitely and more about sensible long term habits that should keep you on track.
“How this company went from 2,500 to 1 million Facebook fans – in just 2 years”
Excellent Q&A with an online electrical retailer about have they grew their Facebook following from 2,500 to a whopping 1 million fans in just 2 years. Not everyone will have the budget to take advantage of this business model but there are someone invaluable tips here that we can all take advantage of.
Infographic of the Week: “The Shelf Life of Food”
I’m mildly obsessed with infographics. I love the way they present otherwise complex information in such an eye huggingly digestible way. Not sure what an infographic is? Here’s an example of an infographic showing ‘The Shelf Life of Food’…
(I have to say I’m not convinced that eggs go off in a few hours when they’re not kept in the fridge, but some useful tidbits in here).
An upside man in a box mirroring a cheesy warbler
Did you watch the Eurovision song contest on Saturday?
By far our favourite act this year was the life-affirming man in a box routine from the Azerbaijan act. Really kicks in from around 30 seconds in. Totally ridiculous: