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BIGLIST Update: SEM Blog Reviews Snarky Edition 020410

Lee Odden on Feb 4th, 2010     BIGLIST SEM Blogs

BIGLIST SEO Blogs

Welcome to the newest  BIGLIST review of Search Marketing Blogs. We have a little bit of everything today ranging from Chinese focused PPC to the World’s Greatest SEO to a steaming pile of SEO Bull$#*t. Enjoy!

If you think your blog deserves to be included, then write a compelling and maybe humorous comment below. We’ll almost certainly ignore it but you never know. :)


The SEO blog design recognition for this week’s BIGLIST update goes to a newer blog from an experienced search marketer:  SEO Mofo. I like the clean, yet colorful (and irreverent) design of this blog by Darren Slatten, self proclaimed “world’s greatest SEO”.  Darren has a sense of humor, SEO and blog smarts and according to his bio, no social life.  That should mean some entertaining and useful blog posts – at least from what I’ve seen so far.

Lee Odden

26 Top Search Marketing Blogs By RSS Subscribers

Lee Odden on Aug 6th, 2009     BIGLIST SEM Blogs, Blogging, Marketing Industry News, SEO

top sem blogsRemember the Grinch? “Noise, noise, noise!”  Many marketers feel the same way about the plethora of search marketing blogs. We’ve been managing a list of over 500 search marketing blogs (BIGLIST) for the past 3+ years and know a little something about the category. SEO blog reviews are helpful, but some people want a qualifyer when deciding what’s noise and what’s worth checking out. That’s why we’ve assembled a top SEM blogs list ranked by RSS Subscribers. The first list is here.

Below is an updated list of 26 top Search Marketing Blogs with Google Webmaster Central dominating followed by upward movement by SEOMoz and Search Engine Land.  Online Marketing Blog, Marketing Pilgrim and Graywolf’s Blog have seen big increases as well. We’ve also added several blogs that made the 2,000 subscribers cutoff. Enjoy:

Lee Odden

Word Visualization on Search Marketing Blogs

Lee Odden on Aug 12th, 2008     Blogging, Online Marketing

Lists and ranking resources can be tough and controversial. A while back we ranked top blogs on the topic of search engine marketing (SEO and PPC) that publish their RSS subscriber counts via Google’s Feedburner.

With changes in the search marketing industry, one can logically wonder, “How many SEM blogs really still post about search marketing?” To help answer that question, we took a look at 10 of the top search marketing blogs by RSS subscriber counts using the Wordle “word cloud” tool:

Matt Cutts

matt cutts blog wordle

Search Engine Land

search engine land wordle

SEOmoz

seomoz blog wordle

Search Engine Watch

search engine watch wordle

Search Engine Roundtable

search engine roundtable wordle

Search Engine Journal

search engine journal wordle

Online Marketing Blog

online marketing blog wordle

Search Engine Guide

search engine guide wordle

Marketing Pilgrim

marketing pilgrim wordle

Pronet Advertising

pronet advertising wordle

Lee Odden

BIGLIST SEO Blogs Update 072108

Lee Odden on Jul 21st, 2008     BIGLIST SEM Blogs

SEO Blogs

The BIGLIST update of SEO blogs comes to you this week on a Monday because, hey, that’s the way we like to change things up here at Online Marketing Blog. This edition of the BIGLIST Update is chock full of blogs that offer SEO how to’s and practical insights as well as a good showing of social media topics. Enjoy!

  • Tim Nash – Very nice UK SEO blog from Information Architect Tim Nash on topics ranging from advanced SEO to programming with several good articles on SEO basics, snake oil SEO tricks to watch for and SEO training courses.
  • seogadget – London based Richard Baxter’s Ubuntu, SEO and geek stuff blog with plenty of screen shots and how to posts.
Lee Odden

BIGLIST SEO Blogs Update 060608

Lee Odden on Jun 6th, 2008     BIGLIST SEM Blogs

SEO Blogs

I guess you could call this the “International Edition” of the BIGLIST Update of search marketing blogs as we have multiple countries represented including SEOs and PR professionals from the UK, New Zealand, Netherlands and USA. There’s plenty of flavorful writing, advice and tips so read on:

  • Searchwritten – Netherlands based Ramon Eijkemans started this new blog as a study in content SEO, a topic that’s near and dear.
  • 123 Social Media – Barry Hurd promises to educate business professionals on how to maximize the best in online marketing and technology.
  • Ben Wills – While Ben doesn’t post as often as many other blogs on our list, his analytical, strategic, and pragmatic focus on online marketing is worth the read.
Lee Odden

Update: Top SEO Blogs by RSS Subscribers

Lee Odden on Apr 29th, 2008     BIGLIST SEM Blogs, Blogging

Online Marketing Blog manages a list of over 500 search marketing blogs called the BIGLIST, but it’s not ordered other than alphabetically. A year ago I took a sample of SEO and SEM blogs that were publishing Feedburner counts and posted a list ranked by the number of RSS subscribers. Below is a re-ordered list of search marketing blogs by RSS subscribers as of today:

Matt Cutts

Search Engine Watch

Search Engine Land

SEOmoz

Search Engine Roundtable

Search Engine Journal

Online Marketing Blog

Search Engine Guide

Pronet Advertising

Marketing Pilgrim

Graywolf’s SEO Blog

Get Elastic

SEO Scoop

BlogStorm

Small Business SEM

Lee Odden

BIGLIST Marketing Blogs Update 040408

Lee Odden on Apr 4th, 2008     BIGLIST SEM Blogs, Online Marketing

SEO Blogs

I discovered several of the blogs on this week’s BIGLIST SEO blogs update via all the new Twitter followers we’ve been getting at the leeodden and the BIGLIST accounts. Welcome to all of our new friends! 70% of the blogs queued up for review this week didn’t make it to the list, but what we do have is a nice mix of social media, SEO and online marketing topics for you to choose from:

  • Jacob Morgan – A nice mix of social, viral, SEO and marketing strategy from the founder of the SF Search Marketing Salon.
  • Audette Media Blog – Adam Audette has a new blog for his internet marketing consulting business and while it’s a very new blog, we’re adding it to the BIGLIST because if it evolves into anything like what Adam does on LED Digest, it’s sure to be a hit. Check out the link building primer.
Lee Odden

BIGLIST Search Marketing Blogs Update 031408

Lee Odden on Mar 14th, 2008     BIGLIST SEM Blogs

SEO Blogs

This week we did a bit of house cleaning and removed 37 blogs from the BIGLIST of SEO blogs – some of them from well known SEOs. One of the quality measures we use for inclusion on the BIGLIST is frequency of posting. If a blog gets stale, we say bye bye for now. Get your BIGLIST updates via Twitter.

This week’s update includes several SEO blogs new to our list and a few re-inclusions. Enjoy!

  • John W. Ellis SEM Blog – John writes mostly about PPC, analytics, SEO and social media marketing with a bit of sports, travel and Nashville sneaking in from time to time.
  • SEM Geek – Besides contributing at SMG, Greg Meyers writes an awful lot about paid search marketing including specific PPC platforms, analytics and overall marketing on the internet.
Lee Odden

BIGLIST SEO Blogs Update 030708

Lee Odden on Mar 7th, 2008     BIGLIST SEM Blogs, Online Marketing

SEO Blogs

Here we go again with another BIGLIST update of SEO blogs. Enjoy!

  • Hobo SEO UK – Shaun Anderson writes about a variety of search engine optimization related topics for his agency based in Scotland.
  • SEM Blog ineedhits – If you’ve been in the search marketing game for a while, you may remember ineedhits who now online marketing news, releases, industry trends and great DIY tips and advice.
  • Brian Chappell – As a SEM and link building specialist, Brian posts tips, videos, reviews and plenty of Google inspired insights.
  • BusinessOnLine Blog – Ray “Catfish” Comstock and Benj Arriola write a nice mix of SEO tips and industry observations on this company blog.
  • I’m Not a Doctor – Stephen Peron blogs conversationally about SEO from San Diego and you’ve gotta love the SEO-inspired license plates.
Lee Odden

BIGLIST SEO SEM Blogs Update 022908

Lee Odden on Feb 29th, 2008     BIGLIST SEM Blogs

SEO Blogs

For the first or maybe the second time ever, we skipped a BIGLIST update last Friday.  Things got a little crazy with SES London and other business tasks. But no worry, we have a great lineup of SEO blogs for you this week:

  • SEO Copywriting – Let’s celebrate the launch of SEO and wordsmith guru Heather Lloyd-Martin’s snappy new blog about the magic of writing for users and search engines.
  • Jon Myers Search Blog – Jon is the head of search and Associate Director at MediaVest in the UK writing about his views of the search engine marketing world.
  • Own Page One SEV Blog  – Ann Arbor, Michigan based search marketing agency Pure Visibility runs the gamut of search marketing topics on this company blog ranging from PPC to local to SEO and even has a category just for Twitter.
Lee Odden

BIGLIST SEO Blog Update 021508

Lee Odden on Feb 15th, 2008     BIGLIST SEM Blogs

SEO Blogs

It looks like the SEM blogosphere is on a roll because we have a nice varied collection of search and online marketing blogs for the BIGLIST this week.

  • Ranked Hard SEO Comic – Get your funny on with this quality SEO comic about the mythical “Ranked Hard” SEO agency, from folks at Big Oak.
  • THINKing – With trends toward media creation, optimization and promotion the thoughts that Harry Hoover, Mark Harrison and Brant Waldeck publish about advertising, creativity, marketing & PR become very relevant for the next generation of search marketing.
  • Pandemic Blog – Founders of Pandemic Labs, Matthew Peters and Brennan White write about their passions: viral marketing and social media marketing.
Lee Odden

BIGLIST SEO Blogs Update 012708

Lee Odden on Jan 27th, 2008     BIGLIST SEM Blogs

SEO Blogs

Keeping up with the BIGLIST while traveling is usually not an issue. When the hotel I’m in offers nothing better than voodoo psycho internet Miami-style, that’s another matter. But, better late than never. Starting with 15 blogs in this week’s queue, only the 5 below made the cut.

The original blog post that announced the BIGLIST has been nominated for the “SEMMYS“.  Judges have now made that post a finalist in the “Blogs” category. Please be sure to vote for “Must Read Search Marketing Blogs” by Jan 30th.

And now what you’ve been waiting for, here is this week’s collection of blogs added to the BIGLIST:

  • Virtual Marketing Blog – Big brand interactive marketing veterans Nial McFadyen and Luke Knowles share internet marketing news, reviews and insights ranging from Facebook to WordPress SEO.

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