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BIGLIST SEO Blogs Update 020808

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This week’s BIGLIST update of SEO and social media blogs is pretty close to being the best batch of new blogs I’ve seen since we started publishing the list a year ago. What a great collection of resources! It really makes our industry better by having more and more people blogging their ideas, insights and even letting a few “secrets” slip out now and again.  🙂 Check it out:

Trail of the Fire Horse – Another excellent Canada based search and social media marketing blog comes this time from the very smart/savvy Dave Harry aka “the Gypsy”.

Search Enginuity – Clay Fisher is the Global Director of Search Marketing at Monster.com and he writes about search marketing industry news as well as paid search and analytics on a very cleverly named blog.

Social Media Trader – Chris_smt from the UK delivers a lot of great information on social media with this resource and insight intensive blog.

Neoformix – Jeff Clark does some really interesting work with graphing and illustrating patterns in data. This whole topic presents some very interesting insights, especially if you study the social nature of how language, words (keyword phrases to all you SEOs) and document analysis can be used in social marketing.

Social Media and Green Horses – Jiannis Sotiropoulos discusses the development of cyberspace and therefore many topics (collective intelligence, social networks, participation) but not all, (blogging, Flash, Facebook) are broader than most blogs on our list. Refreshing.

Brian Mark SEO – Famous Tool Barn SEO Brian Mark has launched a new blog and consulting service for ecommerce web sites – from Nebraska!

Junta42 Blog – Joe Pulizzi takes his own advice and provides great tips and advice on marketing and retaining customers with content which is really spot on if you subscribe to the “give to get” principles of social media marketing.

Traffikd – Steven Snell who also blogs at Vandelay Web Design, focuses on practical internet marketing and social media marketing tips and advice.

Now you can wear the BIGLIST badge with pride.

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Lee Odden About Lee Odden

@LeeOdden is the CEO of TopRank Marketing and editor of Online Marketing Blog. Cited for his expertise by The Economist, Forbes and the Wall Street Journal, he's the author of the book Optimize and presents internationally on integrated content, search, social media and influencer marketing. When not at conferences, consulting, or working with his talented team, he's likely on a beach somewhere doing absolutely nothing.

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  1. May I recommend the blog of James Brausch? He writes about SEO, blogging, and a host of other Internet and marketing issues.

  2. Gee, thanks for the kind words. While I appreciate the ‘social marketer’ tag, it’s not much more than passing interest still and I don’t generally provide the services- still a search geek at heart… makes me wonder about how many SMM Bloggers actually do? I know a few of the ‘cool kids’ in the medium that don’t actually provide said services professionally… is an interesting convo…hmmmm… ( time for a Poll?)

    Keep up the great work – I am sure to still be around Sphinning my wheels and we should Stumble upon each others de.lico.us posts real soon :0)

    Dave ( aka- theGypsy)

  3. Perhaps it is like a cliche, but in the USA you are still ahead regarding to SEO. So this list is very welcome… I should make some time and try to make a Dutch one or Dutchies that write in English, to see all the differences.

  4. Geld, That’s a good idea. Let me know if you do.

  5. Lee…thanks for including the blog. Truly an honor. Keep up the great stuff.

    Best
    Joe

  6. Dave, You bring up a good point. There are a lot of SEOs who pay lip service to social media as a subset of services, but all they really do is submit/vote on social news and bookmarking sites. Most of the SMM bloggers are no different.

    At the same time, there are several popular/opinionated social media bloggers who don’t “advertise” that they provide consulting, but I know that they do on a personal basis.

    The whole viral/buzz marketing thing using social media platforms, communities and technology seems like a natural extension of SEO – one I’m certainly comfortable working in for the long term.

    SEO-only consultants will always have lots of work to do as long as web designers/developers keep ignoring or not told to pay attention to the search engines as an audience.

    Cheers!

  7. You bet Joe – and thank you for drawing attention to the importance of content as a marketing/retention strategy. The best marketing is a quality product and service, and what better way to do deliver that online than through quality content?

  8. Good point Lee. You know, we have all this technology at our disposal, but marketing always seems to come down to the basics: What are the informational needs of customers and how do I, as a brand, solve those needs? Through great and valuable content. That’s how the majority of products are being sold today, especially on the b2b side.

    I’m seeing more and more SEO/SEM specialists start to talk a bit about the process, not just say, “Hey, you have to create content.” Everyone knows that content is core to the marketing strategy, but can a brand create content that solves key customer challenges and creates a behavior change? Now that is the holy grail.

    jp

  9. Thanks for the include!

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