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Top 5 Top Blog Posts in SEO

Posted by Michael D Jensen on May 7th, 2007

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I love a challenge. In fact, if I don’t take on a challenge it drives me nuts. So when Darren Rowse came out with his group writing contest (project) with the topic of “Top 5″, I had to come up with an entry. I thought I would get creative and make a top 5 list of top posts from top experts in SEO.

Obviously I couldn’t cover more than 5 industry experts, as they are many more than 5. Also, if you don’t have a “Top Posts” page on your blog I couldn’t include you. Stuntdubl highly recommends you do that.

1) Michael Gray (GrayWolf) has a remarkable series on local search, but one of his top 100 posts on local search is titled 13 Ways to Promote Your Local Business for Free. He gives a comprehensive list of local search techniques and websites that anyone can make use of, no matter their budget. (Interestingly, GrayWolf’s review of SoloSEO is found on his top 100 posts page…neat!).

2) Todd Malicoat (StuntDubl) has a wealth of posts at his top posts page. One of the top posts that I will never forget is on The Link Building Cycle – 6 Steps of the Link Building Process. He goes through the entire process of building links, a great primer for anyone interested in SEO. I couldn’t leave out The SEO Playbook too, which will go down as a classic in Todd’s blog posts and SEO history.

3) In Lee Odden’s (Online Marketing Blog) most popular posts page he includes the top 10 posts in terms of traffic received. One that stood out to me is one of Lee’s signature topics, The Lowdown on Press Release Optimization. Lee was part of an excellent panel at PubCon last year on Press Releases. From his top blog post on press releases:

Other than press releases, another way to get into sites like Google news is to write articles and submit them to publication web sites and also blogs that are already getting picked up by Google newsbot. Perform a search on Google News for relevant keywords and note the sites that are getting picked up. Find out if they accept articles and press releases and submit.

4) Rand Fishkin (SEOmoz, which I prefer to pronounce as sea-moss just for fun) has a most popular ever page but you can also break it down to the past day, week, month, etc.. The top post ever related to SEO (first is his proposal) is Ranking Factors Version 2, which actually points to the actual article, but discusses its overall findings. This Ranking Factors gets help from industry experts to decide on what is important, what is not, and to what degree, in terms of ranking factors for search engine optimization. It is a must read (and must study) for everyone in SEO.

5) Brian Clark (CopyBlogger) is one of the blogs that really made a significant impact in our content business, and is a staple blog for anyone in Internet Marketing. In the sidebar of his blog he lists popular posts, and one that I love is How to Attract Links and Increase Web Traffic – The Ultimate Guide. He links out to an incredible list of resources that combat the topic of attracting links and increasing traffic. Refer to this list often, and you will find your SEO starts improving quickly.

These experts and others have provided a wealth of information for SEOs. Without much formal instruction in search engine optimization, this is where we can dive in and learn everything we can about optimizing for both users and search engines. This is one amazing facet of SEO, that SEO experts that charge thousands and thousands for this information will share it freely on their blog. It’s a fantastic community, and I have certainly grown in my knowledge by leaps and bounds just from learning from the experts.

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    67 Comments Add your own

    • 1. Lyndoman  |  May 8th, 2007 at 11:09 am

      Excellent post, I would hope for you to win except I havn’t written my post yet.

      Not too sure what to write about yet, 5 reasons not to get out of bed perhaps.

    • 2. Matt Keegan  |  May 8th, 2007 at 12:06 pm

      Malicoat’s link building article is a favorite of mine too. I like his use of catchy headlines too — 2007 NBA Champion Detroit Pistons? Yeah, right.

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      I have made very good position in SEARPs, thanks exactly to some of these guys, very nice post.

    • 5. Ali  |  May 9th, 2007 at 3:28 am

      Great resource of links, enjoyed reading them. Good read for the group blogging project.

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      One of best informative posts. Will subscribe

    • 8. Janette Toral  |  May 9th, 2007 at 5:39 am

      Thank you very much for this one. Very helpful indeed and will read the sites you recommended.

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    • 11. James  |  May 9th, 2007 at 7:51 am

      Thanks for the post, those are some great resources to keep with.

    • 12. Brad Shorr  |  May 9th, 2007 at 8:06 am

      Great post. You must have sifted through a lot to come up with only 5. There’s a couple there I’m not at all familiar with. Please check out my submission about Yahoo Panama.

    • 13. Ashish Mohta  |  May 9th, 2007 at 8:17 am

      Thats some cool collection of it. I will bookmark and read links at go. Got more top 5 on the way

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      Hello Michael,

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      Cheers

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