Have you heard about the “Smart Marketer’s Landing Page Conversion Course” or read about how to take advantage of the latest changes to the most popular social networking sites? Would you like to read an article about “30 Free Directory Submission Sites With High PR”? They’re all included in this week’s post in my #FridayFinds series.
Acquiring Backlinks with Directory Sites:
Backlinks are a vital part of generating organic search traffic to your site. One relatively easy way to acquire backlinks (that can help with your SEO) is to submit your website to directory sites. In her article on BloggingTips.com, Nancy Badillo shares 30 Free Directory Submission Sites With High PR. All of these directory sites have page ranks between 3 and 8.
Keep in mind that the best backlinks come from sites that relate to your niche. Hopefully, you’ll be able to find some directories in Nancy’s article that will be a good fit for you. As Nancy mentions, it can take as much as 6 months for your links to start showing up.
Tip: In my experience, sites that start out free sometimes switch to premium services. So, I try to act quickly when I come upon opportunities like this.
Time to Update Our Social Media Profiles
I’ll be the first one to say that my social media profiles need an update. I haven’t updated most of them in over a year and I’m definitely not taking advantage of the recent updates that most of the major social networking sites have implemented.
The highlights include:
- Google Plus: (new profile design with more visual content)
- LinkedIn: (add “rich” media including videos & presentations)
- Twitter: (new profile headers)
- Pinterest: (opt-in to access the latest features)
- Twitter Vine Videos: (to freshen up your Twitter feed)
Free Landing Page Conversion Course
Recently, I landed on part one of the Smart Marketer’s Landing Page Conversion Course and I was immediately impressed that this offering is free. (You can find a link to sign up for the entire course early on in the article.) This 11-part course is offered by landing page expert Oli Gardner (UnBounce.com) along with 10 conversion rate experts (including CopyBlogger and HubSpot). Each of the eleven parts is designed to be completed in 30-minutes or less.
While I haven’t personally taken this course, it does look intriguing and I intend to at least check out the parts that I know I need to brush up on:
The eleven parts include:
- Landing Page 101
- The 5 Core Landing Page Elements
- Call-to-Action Design & Placement
- Lead Capture Forms
- Landing Page Copywriting
- Landing Page Design Principles
- The Psychology of Conversion
- Post-Conversion Marketing
- Landing Page Optimization & Testing
- How to Convince Your Boss/Client
- Landing Page Examples
Over to You:
Have you updated your social media profiles to take advantage of the latest updates? Are you taking advantage of free directories to help build backlinks? Does the free landing page conversion course interest you? As always, feel free to share your thoughts and ideas with us.