I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and are ready to jump into Web writing for the new year!
2013 brought some major changes to the search environment that will greatly impact 2014.
Without further delay, and because my brain isn’t ready to function after two weeks off, here are the hottest SEO copywriting posts of 2014’s first week. Enjoy!
Bill Slawski’s kickin’ it off for us with Entity Associations with Websites and Related Entities on SEO by the Sea.
Greg Sterling shares Google’s Eric Schmidt: “Mobile Has Won” on Marketing Land.
Content Marketing Institute gives us How to Deliver the Right Content Marketing, in a Scalable Way by Carla Johnson, and Why Marketers Are Keeping B2B Buyer Personas In the Closet by Ardath Albee.
Jean Spencer shares 5 Helpful Hints for Creating and Leveraging User-Generated Content on kapost.
Demian Farnworth posts 11 Essential Ingredients Every Blog Post Needs [Infographic] and Stefanie Flaxman gives us How to Write 16 Knockout Articles When You Only Have One Wimpy Idea on Copyblogger.
Leo Widrich writes 9 Best Social Media and Content Marketing Tips From Buffer for Convince & Convert.
Melissa Fach gives us Tips for Better Content and Marketing in 2014 on CopyPressed.
Search Engine Roundtable shares Google: Can’t Crawl Your Robots.txt Then We Stop Crawling Your Site and User Interaction Schema For SEO & Social? by Barry Schwartz.
Search Engine Land gives us Preparing For The Link Apocalypse That May Or May Not Be Coming by Nate Dame and Succeeding With Content In A Mobile World by Barbara Starr.
Karon Thackston gives us 4 Simple Changes that Boosted Landing Page Conversions by 1250% [Case Study] on unbounce.
Henneke Duistermaat writes 7 Simple Steps to Writing Product Descriptions that Sell and Matt Akins writes How to Use Intent to Drive Buyer Behavior on KISSmetrics.
State of Digital shares The State of Digital Marketing in 2014 (Infographic) and Digital Marketing Research Publications for week 1 2014 by Bas van den Beld.
Social Media Today gives us 11 Web Marketing and Social Media Trends That Will Shape 2014 by Stephanie Frasco and 10 Great Alternatives to the Google Keyword Research Tool by Pam Dyer.
Rand Fishkin writes 6 Predictions for the Marketing World in 2014 on Moz.
Rob Woods shares Want to Build Bulletproof Links? A Guide to Doing Press Outreach! on isoosi.
Joshua Titsworth gives us Questions I Keep Hearing About Content Marketing on Level 343.
Rocco Baldassarre writes The 10 Questions You Should Ask Yourself When Creating a Landing Page on Search Engine Journal.
Leslie Poston gives us Content and SEO Tips for 2014 on SEO Copywriting.
Andy Crestodina shares How to Create Written Content that Generates Leads on Social Media Examiner.
Ginny Soskey asks Got Writer’s Block? 7 Tips and Tricks to Make Writing Easier on HubSpot.
Brian Lang gives us SEO vs Social Media: Blog Traffic Increase on Small Business Ideas Blog.
Photo thanks to Chris Christian (Peeps vs. LEGO : Flambe)
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