“SEO is not dead, but it’s changing.” These are words extracted from the interview of Lisa Barone of Outspoken Media. SEO, like the rest of the world, is now in 2011 – another year of progress, struggle and learning for me and for everyone in the search industry.
This year SEOs should bookmark the following list of blogs that will help and accelerate their progress and keep them up-to-date with news, tips, and techniques related to SEO and the online marketing industry.
1. Matt Cutts
One of the first names of importance you will encounter in the SEO industry is the face of Google, Matt Cutts. You might have seen him answering webmasters’ questions on YouTube’s Webmaster Help Channel. By following Matt’s blog, you will get the finest, ethical and authentic information related to search engine optimization.
Search Engine Land is a complete portal for search. You will find almost everything of what’s what in search engine marketing and analysis plus articles on the hot topics in the search industry. One of my favorite parts of SEL is the Search Cap daily newsletter that gives all the highlights from around the search engine world.
Where can you find a bunch of search pros gathered in one place? SEOmoz of course! If you are pro and wanted to learn and be the part of ongoing search talk and experiments then this is the must read blog. The best thing about SEOmoz is the “Whiteboard Friday” – an educational end to your weekly reading.
The must read blog in the SEO industry. Search Engine Journal is run by Ann Smarty, one of the first people to promote the culture of guest posting in the search industry. SEJ get updated on a daily basis (usually more than once a day). I would highly recommend you to subscribe this blog.
I am one of the biggest fans of Lisa Barone and Outspoken Media. You should bookmark this blog is to get some free and helpful tips that will allow you to get motivated to creating good strategies for your business.
Updated multiple times a day, Search Engine People allows multiple guest writers to write posts related to the search and online marketing while providing valuable information to the readers of the blog.
If social media is a jungle, then this is your ultimate guide. Social Media Examiner is the best blog to understand the tactics, tips, and techniques to successful social media. They update with comprehensive posts once a day throughout the week, so I would highly recommend you to subscribe to this blog.
Search Engine Roundtable is also an important blog for search engine news . Search Engine Roundtable generally talks about the updates related to the search engines like Google, Yahoo, Bing and others, pulling the information from their search forums and other news sources.
Your Favorite Search Blog
So, what’s your favorite blog? Please share it with us in the comments.
Hi Moosa, I appreciate your work in puling this list together and giving us a little tip to understand the importance of each. I was on the SEOmoz blog the other day and the article I read was WAY over my head and I couldn't even leave an intelligent comment. Now I don't feel so bad because you have explained that this is a blog for pros. I should just spend some time "lurking" until I know enough to join in the conversation. Thanks for the all of the other links too. My recent post The Evergreen SEO- Acquire Offer And Analyze Linking