With the TopRank BIGLIST at over 450 blogs, it can be a more than a challenge to read so many RSS feeds to stay current on SEM industry news. SEO blogs and news feed aggregators can make it much easier to track what’s going on whether its news, tips or events. This post highlights two services that have launched recently including Alltop from Guy Kawasaki and socialblogroll from Nick Wilsdon along with several others.
Launched by Guy Kawasaki, Alltop is based on popurls and shows top stories for selected SEO blogs plus a preview pop up.
Nick Wilsdon launched socialblogroll along the lines of a popurls style blog aggregator, but ranks them according to the number of links identified in blogrolls of the known SEO blogs. The more other SEO blogs link to a certain blog, the higher up it shows. Clever.
While Danny Sullivan’s Sphinn social SEO news community is different than the others on this list in that there’s an actual community, moderators, voting etc, it’s still a great way, some say one of the best, to stay on top of what’s going on in the world of search marketing. Over time a certain set of regulars (users, sites) has evolved but isn’t any more biased than a preset list of blogs.
This blog aggregator offers several topic specific channels including SEO plus a river of news aggregator on the home page. It also offers an Ajax interface that allows you to move blogs around the page, a mouseover preview feature of individual posts and several other options.
SEOmash offers a set selection of blogs with a preview option and the ability to expand the list of post titles.
iEntry, the folks behind WebProNews have offered the Search Brains SEO blog aggregator for several years. Updates occur at set interviews from a large list of blogs which was a lot more useful when updates were made every 15 min or so.
UK based News Now offers news feed aggregation on a variety of categories including search engines. Updates occur at certain time intervals from a set list of blogs and other online news sources. There is also a most popular news story feature.
While there are other services like FriendFeed and socialthing! that allow you to share and subscribe to common interests of your network, I wonder if that’s the direction content consumption is going for business news?
What other SEO news aggregators should we have on this list?