Edgar’s Fave Five: What We’re Reading This Week

weekend reads edgars fave

It can be hard to keep up with all the amazing blog posts out there, so as a little treat, we’ve gathered five great reads from across the web for you to take a gander at!

Bookmark these and check them out this weekend while you sip mimosas over brunch (or inhale a Pop Tart at 1 pm and still refer to it as brunch – whatever, you do you) .

pr and outreach strategies

1) A Guide To Successfully Promoting Content to Publishers – Builtvisible

Read this comprehensive guide about creating a PR-friendly content strategy, finding reputable publishers, building genuine relationships with them, and getting them to share your content! This has all the tools and tips you need to do it well and without the shameful spammy feeling pitching can sometimes leave you with.

linkedin getting a redesign

2) LinkedIn Is About To Look A Lot Different – Mashable

Recently LinkedIn’s mobile app has been leagues ahead of its desktop experience, so pretty soon the latter will be getting an overhaul. They will also be adding bots to the site to help with scheduling meetings directly through LinkedIn. If you haven’t been impressed in the past, read this update – it might make you reconsider using it!

monetizing your blog

3) How To Monetize Your Blog By Repurposing Content – ProBlogger

In this article, Natalie Sisson talks about how she went from having $17 in her bank account to monetizing her blog content! If you are trying to figure out how to go from blogging as a hobby to making a living at it, read this post. She walks us step by step through the process and how to tailor it to you and your audience.

creative ways to use instagram

4) Four Creative Ways To Use Instagram For Business – Social Media Examiner

Now that we’re getting more active on Instagram ourselves (check us out!), this post has come around at just the right time. If you are trying to come up with a creative strategy for the image-sharing network, this is a must-read! Instagram can be so much more fun than just sharing pictures (you have to read the section on choose-your-own-adventure grams!).

seo tips to 20 million visits

5) The SEO Tips That Helped Tally 20 Million Visits A Month – FirstRound

Ethan Smith from Yummly shares his SEO tips that helped Yummly grow to 20 million visits a month. Smith has an incredible amount of experience in advising startups on SEO and how to improve growth. The in-depth article outlines the strategies he employed, along with offering advice to improve your search visibility and prioritize your SEO efforts.