Weekly Reading Picks| Volume 4

Bob’s Weekly Reading Picks

2019.2.1-volume 4

1. Get the Most from WordPress.com

2. You Can Buy From Your Friends Thanks To Storr

Brands handle shipping and returns and people make a 15-25% commission instead of traditional retailers earning the commission. It’s free to open a store and people can buy from each other directly within existing channels like Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook as well as on the web and on the Storr app. Sellers can also donate a percentage of their earnings to Storr’s non-profit partners.

3.The Complete Guide to Content Monetization Platforms

  • VigLink
  • Skimlinks
  • YieldKit
  • Infolinks
  • Brandreward

4.A Complete Guide to Amazon for Vendors   pdf

5.Social Media Marketing Industry Report

6. The biggest tech trends of 2019, according to top experts

Keywords: AI, AR\VR, AR Glasses, 5G, voice platforms, smart cameras, drones, flying cars, health care

7.6 Influencer Marketing Platforms for Partnering with Internet Famous Creators

  • Meetups and Instameets
  • Famebit
  • Grapevine
  • Shoutcart
  • Whalar
  • Influence.co

8.How to Get More Followers on Instagram: 13 Reliable Ways to Grow Your Audience

  • Use the right hashtags
  • Use the right filters
  • Post at the right time
  • Steal your competitor’s followers
  • Pay for sponsored posts and product reviews
  • Use geotags to boost local discovery
  • Organize your Stories into Highlights on your profile
  • Ask new users who engage with you to follow you
  • Be consistent
  • Hop on trends
  • Run a giveaway
  • Monitor your following closely over time
  • Use the Instagram tools at your disposal

9.What Digital Marketers Need to Know About Cookies & Tracking

Cookies are still important and are a standard, but with a continuing demand for less tracking and less cookies like Europe’s GDPR and Apple’s ITP compliance blocking third-party cookies, you must adjust and keep up with the times.

Keywords: attribution, multi-channel marketing, cross-device tracking, cookless tracking


11.The Complete Guide to Affiliate Marketing Tracking Software

A.What Do Affiliate Networks Offer?

  • Hosting for creatives and product feeds
  • Technical support for setting up and maintaining your affiliate program
    Tracking and reporting tools
  • Marketing tools
  • Affiliate payment solutions, and more

B. How Much Does an Affiliate Network Cost?

  • Setup/activation fee
  • Minimum initial deposit
  • Transaction fees
  • Other charges

C.Affiliate Program Networks
ShareASale by Awin, CJ, LinkShare by Rakuten, Pepperjam, Webgains, LinkConnector, Tradetracker, Admitad …

D. Affiliate  Software: HasOffers (by TUNE), PostAffiliate Pro, CAKE, LeadDyno, and Refersion.

E. More: Affiliate Marketing Guide

12.21 Web Directories That Still Have Value in 2019

Where Do Web Directories Stand Today?
Today, Google’s algorithm is a lot more complex. While links are still one of the top ranking signals, Google no longer views all links equally.

Links from a web directory listing are a lot less influential than a super relevant contextual link from a high-authority site in your niche.

That’s not to say web directories are completely meaningless.

According to Moz research, web directories and local citations still appear to be a small ranking factor – especially for local business. However, Google’s John Mueller himself has said that directory links “generally” don’t help with SEO.


Top Local Citations by Business Category  Updated 2018

22 Niche Review Sites Your Business Can’t Afford to Ignore
1. Restaurants, cafes, food trailers, bakeries, and anyone in the food business should also be sure to manage their listings on:
Zomato (formerly UrbanSpoon)

2. Hotels, motels, and travel agents should monitor listings on:

3. Auto industry businesses will want to optimize reviews on:


Author: bobzhang

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