Lee Odden

Search Marketing Blogs Update 030207

Wow, this week went fast! It’s time for the search engine marketing blogs update. Below are blogs that we’ve come across in our travels across the web. Also, here is the updated OPML file and the plain text list for use with custom search engines.

  • SEO Critique – Thomas Schmitz’s Seattle based blog about search engine optimization.
  • Understanding Google Maps & Yahoo Local Search – The title of this blog by Mike Blumenthal says it all.
  • Cape Cod SEO – Small business SEO and PPC plus a little about Cape Cod from Derek J Edmond.
  • That Girl From Marketing – Natasha Robinson blogs about search marketing, social media and industry news.
  • Irish Wonder’s Black Hat SEO Blog – A blog about blackhat, general SEO issues and other things related to the life on the web.
  • Beanstalk SEO Blog – Dave Davies blogs about news in the search engine and online marketing industry.
  • Conversations Monetized – Garrett French shares his literary stylings on social media marketing and other market conversation strategies.
  • SEO Mash – A mashup of feeds from various SEO sites like SER, SEL, SEW, SEOmoz and OMB.
  • The Lonely Marketer – In house marketing renaissance man, Patrick Schaber, blogs about the kinds online marketing done at a small business ranging from SEO to blogs to PPC.
  • SEOptimize – Kevin Gibbons offers a well rounded blog about pay per click and natural search optimization.

Based on the comments and emails I’ve been getting, I see there is a need for a reminder about getting on this list, plus some general advice. If you email me to get your blog reviewed and included, there is less than a 50% chance that will happen. If you leave comments and complain about why your blog is not on the list, I may have had it in our queue, but will likely remove it altogether because I’m not interested in whiners.

Some of the ways to get your search marketing or social media related blog on the sem blog list include:

  • Get on the blogroll of a blog that’s already on the list
  • Link to the list and we’ll notice
  • Get mentioned on one of the blogs on the list

These are the primary methods used to discover new blogs for consideration. We have a process for this. Doing things like sending an email or making a request in the comments is not part of the process and will actually lessen the likelihood of being added.

We’re doing our best to limit the number of new blogs added to 10 or so since we’re nearly at 400. There are several blogs already in the queue for next week.

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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 B2B marketing topics including content, search, social media and influencer marketing. When not at conferences, consulting, or working with his talented team, he's likely running, traveling or cooking up something new.


  1. Lee – thanks for the mention! I appreciate that. I can’t tell you how useful this list has been. I’ve found many new blogs and made some excellent new contacts. Great work!

  2. You bet Patrick, you’ve done quite a job with your blog so far!

  3. Aaron, you crack me up. If I notice the blog in the ways mentioned above, we’ll certainly take a look.

  4. Lee-

    I appreciate the exposure. I am always looking for a few good souls who really want to dig into Local in all of its glory..

    Thanks again.

    Mike Blumenthal

  5. Avatar Internet Marketing Guide says

    Lee – My personal non “SEO” blog that I plan to work on is in the name field of this post. I plan to migrate over there in the near future. I would be very happy if you included it in your list, it has few links.

    Aaron @ SEObuzzbox

  6. LOL wrong URL…must… turn…. autofill off. 😉


    Yep that’s me, please get the link text correct for my “guide”. =P

    As we spoke via email, farm1.static.flickr.com might have something to do with your page load issue thingy?

  7. Thanks for the mention Lee

  8. Avatar Kevin Gibbons says

    Thanks for adding my site Lee 🙂

    I just noticed in the main list Joe Whyte’s link points to your own blog instead.

  9. what about leaving a comment. does it work to get my blog on the sm

  10. Hey Irish and Kevin, you’re welcome! Also, thanks for the heads up on Joe Whyte’s link. It’s been fixed.

    Lior, your blog isn’t really about SEO or PPC. I’ll watch for a few weeks though.

  11. Hey.. nice blog you have.. =) was wondering can I get listed in it too.. =P

    nice tips… will come back and learn more from you

    Alvin Phang

  12. Lee, Thank you for the mention on your blog. I appreciate it! Hope to meet at a conference in the near future or down on the lower cape when/if you make it my way! Derek

  13. You bet Derek! Am not sure I’ll be at SES NYC 🙁 but hopefully something on the east coast soon.

  14. Avatar Jon Morris says

    I think it would’ve been better to leave Joe Whyte’s link going to your blog. Rockyfied is horrible!

  15. Jon Morris (Advanced Access?)I think thats pretty rude. I don’t think the majority of people feel the same way you do but if that is your opinion I would love to know why you feel this way. Do you have a reason for saying this or are you just out looking to attack me personally for reasons unknown?

    btw, You can always just NOT read my blog 😉 instead of taking the time and effort to write a comment like that.

  16. Speaking of horrible, how’s Advanced Access 4.0 coming along?

  17. Avatar John Satter says

    Jon Morris, i am not sure who you are, but i know what you are not and that is a professional. If you were you wouldnt be slamming a site or person out of spite.

    Get a life Morris

  18. Lee … glad to be on the list. I enjoy Karl Ribas and his work as well as Joe Whyte. Joe always has great web 2.0 tips and info.

  19. Avatar Dan Miller says

    Nice work Lee! Jon Morris, have to disagree with you though. I like Rockyfied and stop by the blog daily.