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ShoutMeLoud September 2018 Recap

What a month September was! Busy, sudden and full of surprises.

This month, I’m making some modifications to our format of the transparency report. In case you are new right here, you possibly can flick through our transparency, revenue and visitors reviews right here.

Let’s get right down to it one after the other!

Kenya Journey

After exploring Antarctica final yr, I had not had an opportunity to take a correct trip. Within the first week of September, I deliberate a visit to Kenya with my household and associates. As an journey lover, the African safari was all the time in my to-do record.

Within the first week of September, I flew to Nairobi. From there, I visited Amboseli, Lake Naivasha and eventually Masai Mara.

The wilderness of Kenya crammed me with delight. It’s a spot I’ll extremely advocate to everybody. This 9-day journey was a much-needed break from the hustle bustle of the world and expertise the character in its true type.

Seeing a lion stroll only a couple of ft from you, on the brink of make a kill is an expertise I can’t clarify in phrases.

We additionally carried many books, stationaries, garments, and some different stuff to donate to the villagers. One night was spent with the villagers and enjoying with their youngsters.


Brighton search engine marketing

The most important shock for me final month was Brighton search engine optimization. On the beginning of the month, my good friend Shlomi messaged me asking, “Are you coming to Brighton SEO?”

I had no concept what it was till that message.

I acquired right down to analysis concerning the occasion and was stunned to find that it’s one of the world’s hottest search engine optimisation occasions. I utilized for my visa and in 2 week’s time was on my approach to Brighton, UK, to attend the occasion.

The occasion lasted two days. The primary day consisted of workshops. I attended the cellular search engine optimization workshop by Barry Adams, which was fairly fascinating. There have been a number of fascinating takeaways from his workshop too.

Brighton SEO

Barry was type sufficient to do a video for ShoutMeLoud readers after his workshop which will probably be on our YouTube channel within the first week of October.

After the occasion, I spent an off-the-cuff day in London with associates. Listed here are some footage from the Brighton and London journey:

ElanElan!SEOPolySEOPolyKeynote by Rand FishkinKeynote by Rand Fishkin

You’ll be able to watch full album right here.

There have been additionally some noteworthy instruments mentioned on the BrightonSEO convention. You can begin including these to your workflow:

Aside from the instruments, there have been many different thrilling features of the occasion, the small print of which can be shared with you within the upcoming articles.

ShoutMeLoud discussion board rides into the sundown

One other spotlight of August-September was ShoutMeLoud discussion board’s experience into the sundown.

For lengthy I’ve needed to reboot the discussion board for it was not justifying the dialogue which we often have round our weblog.

From the previous Three-Four months, I used to have a daily dialogue with our moderators and some of my enterprise pals concerning the future of the discussion board.

Deep down, I knew the proper factor was to let the discussion board go and work in the direction of a brand new objective with a clearer imaginative and prescient.

You gained’t consider what occurred subsequent.

What are the probabilities of a discussion board getting deindexed all of a sudden?

One advantageous day, mid of August, our discussion board was completely deindexed from Google!

Earlier than this sudden deindexing of the discussion board, I had manually deleted about 700+ discussion board posts and put a URL removing request from the search engine. (Extra on this later).

I’m not a 100% positive what triggered the entire deindexing of the discussion board from the search engine, however it did occur, by itself.

It was a mere coincidence that occurred out of nowhere, however I used to be grateful as I took it as a sign to let go of discussion board for now.

I monitored the impact of visitors drop on on account of discussion board deindexation for one week, and it turned out to be solely Three-Four%, which is far lesser than I anticipated.

Low-quality content material within the discussion board

Many of our common readers reached out to me and requested concerning the purpose for the ShoutMeLoud discussion board removing. Listed here are a couple of causes that made me wield the axe:

  • High quality of dialog was restricted.
  • Poor English and grammar have been making the entire model look unprofessional.
  • Self-promotional and spammed by many to construct hyperlinks. Even the spam rating from Moz was excessive.

I noticed that a greater concept can be to have an invite-only discussion board, which can scale back the headache of spam and foster extra significant conversations.

I’ll rethink beginning the discussion board once more in 2019, however for now, it’s time for me to place all my concentrate on the weblog and different net properties.

So lastly, and formally, its a goodbye to the ShoutMeLoud discussion board!

New devices bought

After utilizing One plus 3T for over a yr and a half, I lastly determined to vary my telephone. Initially, I assumed of shopping for the One Plus 6, however later found the Huawei P20 Professional which is one of the perfect digital camera telephone on the market. Most of the photographs above (Brighton search engine optimization) are taken utilizing the Huawei  P20 Professional.

Huawei  P20 Pro

In case you are on the lookout for an impressive digital camera telephone in 2018, do take a look at this telephone. This telephone was really helpful by a photographer good friend who has her work revealed on Nat Geo and solely after utilizing this telephone’s digital camera for a while am I suggesting the identical to my readers.

Snapseed app by Google

Snapseed is a free app obtainable on the Google Play retailer and Apple app retailer. This app is Google-owned and is one of the most effective free photograph modifying app on the market. Do take a look at some of the video tutorials for the Snapseed app on YouTube, and you may be amazed on the issues you are able to do with this app.

With most us being fairly lively on social media platforms like Instagram, Fb and Twitter, a bit of photograph modifying will solely boost the photographs for extra engagement.

Books I’m at present studying

Most of you realize that I really like studying. Listed here are a number of books that I’ve both began or completed in September 2018:

The Regulation of Attraction: The Fundamentals of the Teachings of Abraham – Esther Hicks:

My good friend David beneficial this e-book and I’m blown away by it.

The Law of Attraction

This e-book “The Law of Attraction” will shine a highlight on every of probably the most vital features of your life expertise after which information you to the acutely aware artistic management of each facet of your life, and in addition goes proper to the guts of what most of you’re in all probability troubled by – cash and bodily well being. Not having sufficient cash or not having good well being places you within the good place for creating extra what you shouldn’t have.

For anybody who needs to rework their lives (it is going to take a while), this ebook is a must-read. In any case, what you search is in search of you! ?

Mini habits:

Mini habits

Huge modifications take time, and this ebook is full of examples and highly effective anecdotes that may aid you perceive the facility of mini habits. When you understood the science of our psychology of habits, you might be something you need. One other e-book that I completely loved studying and will advocate to you as nicely.

Out there on Amazon

Which books are you at present studying or have learn that has had an influence on you? Let me know within the feedback under.

What’s subsequent?

October is one other month of studying, and I shall be in Bali for about 10 days to attend DMSS, a digital advertising convention.

Networkcation in Ulluwatu

This occasion will occur in three elements:

  • Convention
  • Mastermind
  • Networkcation

That is going to be my expertise of this type, and I’m excited to hang around and study from the sharpest and probably the most curious minds of the digital advertising business. As all the time, I’ll share my learnings and expertise with you within the upcoming articles.

New YouTube movies

Final month we additionally recorded two movies about our video content material workflow and the way one can document movies all by themselves. These movies are in a unique format than what I often publish. You’ll be able to watch each the movies on my YouTube channel or under:




So, a slight change within the format of our transparency report and for a pair of months, it might be like this. I’ll share the updates and issues I’m wanting ahead to doing within the upcoming months. I may also publish a video on why I’ve paused publishing revenue stories, which can go reside on our YouTube channel quickly.

For now, I want to know what all have you ever discovered the in September 2018? What are your plans for October 2018?

If you need to observe my expertise at DMSS, Bali, you’ll be able to be a part of me on Instagram.

Till subsequent time.


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