What Boom Have Been Reading September 2017 Edition
With Autumn setting in and the summer holidays over and done with, it’s been busy busy busy here at Boom. We’ve had Mark come and join the team as Junior PPC Executive, but we’ve also said goodbye to Claire who’s gone off to have a baby! Coming up in October, we have lots of digital marketing fun and frolics to look forward to with our ever popular Drink Digital meet up… We hope to see you there!
The team here at Boom have put together a fantastic list of great reads from the last month, whether it’s SEO you’re interested in or web development is more your thing, there’s definitely going to be something to tickle your fancy. So, grab a cuppa, take a seat and dig in!
by Everett Sizemore (@balibones)
I’m a sucker for a Google Sheets tool and the guys at Inflow put this one together. Cruft is basically the stuff on your site that gets indexed and can hurt your ability to rank. There is even a great guide to why you should want to do this and a presentation as well. What a package!
by Martin Macdonald (@searchmartin)
It’s just nice to see him writing again. If you haven’t seen some of his presentations from a few years back you should check them out.
by Deepcrawl (@DeepCrawl)
They just save me time. Lots of it. If you haven’t checked them out before, Deepcrawl watched all the Webmaster Hangout videos so we don’t have to – then pops them into bite size chunks so you can get techy whizzy SEO without having to put too much effort in 😉
by Nathanael Aff (@nateaff)
Because pretty pictures and LEGO.
by Taylor Tomita (@TVYLORTOMITV)
Because pretty pictures and SEO and funny.
In the world of tools Sitebulb went live and it is brilliant and it has pretty pictures – you really should go and check it out and Botify made a cool feature out of tech data and Google Search Console data in their new keywords launch.
And I got a tattoo cos I miss Matt Cutts:
Just having the finishing touches added to my tattoo pic.twitter.com/6V8L81FjRE
— Wayne Barker (@wayneb77) September 20, 2017
by Canva (@canva)
A really well-presented piece of visual content that I was only introduced to a day or so ago, but I haven’t been able to stop playing with since*. Great for anyone who’s interested in design and learning more about colour combinations and the emotions and thoughts that they can invoke. Be sure to check out the history and psychology of colours, too.
*The only change I’d make? Some way to navigate back to the main “pick a colour” page without having to go back through the browser.
by Ben Bate (via @envato)
When you’ve been a designer as long as I have (15 years or so… yes, I’m old), you’ve seen a few things come and go when it comes to design software. Take a magical trip back in time to see how the digital design pioneers did it, in a world without the cloud, broadband or OSX.