There are thousands of SEO blogs around the web. Some of them are magazine-type platforms like Search Engine Land, Search Engine Journal, Search Engine Watch. Others are blogs by SEO software providers, for example WebMeUp, Moz, Advanced Web Ranking. There are hubs by individual SEOs - Point Blank SEO, Blind Five Year Old, OnReact, to name a few.
Also, there are blogs by digital marketing agencies, which I believe deserve a special look. Just imagine, they're written by people who deal with multiple SEO cases in various industries daily, and who are willing to share this experience in highly-practical content.
Below you'll find a list of 15 remarkable SEO blogs by digital marketing agencies to keep an eye on. For each blog, there's a short description, some quick engagement stats, references to key people behind the blog and posts you might like to read. Besides, blog authors were asked how they felt their blogs were different from the rest, and some replies will be provided below.
With such a provocative headline, you're probably skeptical and wondering if you're about to be subjected to some tacky controversial link bait disguised as a misinformed hate-on for SEO.
This post is not intended to be a heavy-handed criticism of SEO as a practice, nor is it intended to say that all SEOs must become marketers, or that *deep breath* "SEO is dead" *enormous sigh*.
Instead, I hope to highlight why those SEOs and agencies who're trying to pivot into more of a marketer's role are failing to do so.
March 2014 saw advent of Google taking action against several popular web projects – MyBlogGuest, Portent and DocSheldon.com – which caused the SEO community to discuss those cases all around the web space. There was also SMX West 2014, which provided some food for thought, first-hand opinions from Google insiders and interviews with SEO celebrities. Last but not least, several authors published really amazing practical SEO content. Below is a summary of top 10 SEO posts of March 2014, broken down into three large thematic groups.
YouTube hosts thousands of SEO and online marketing videos just waiting to blow your mind. And the people behind these videos (sometimes the whole teams) are willing to share their long-time expertise completely for free. Sounds great, but most often, we just don't have enough time to look for something worthwhile.
That's why I've prepared this small nice selection of online marketing videos you’ll hate to miss! Check out these 7 videos I've picked for this post and consider subscribing to the channels behind them.
Many of us are running pay-per-click campaigns with bigger or smaller success. People spend hours reading case studies and PPC guides, attend numerous AdWords conferences, but if you ignore this 10-minute routine described in the video, it'll be just a waste of your time.
Yesterday morning, Matt Cutts announced via Twitter that Google "took action" on a large guest blog network.
What many marketers familiar with the industry read between the lines was that Matt Cutts probably meant Ann Smarty's MyBlogGuest. Indeed, later that day, a search for My Blog Guest returned only links to MBG's socials media profile in the results.
Then the penalty was later officially confirmed by the services founder herself.
To those unfamiliar with how guest blogging devolved from being a legitimate marketing practice to being viewed as some outlawed activity, MyBlogGuest's penalty may seem justified.
But I'd be inclined to think that anyone who shares this view simply hasn't been in online marketing long enough.