SEO Content Marketing Roundup, Week Ending December 15th, 2010

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This week’s latest and greatest web writing news resonates with the season, dominated by content both retrospective and predictive.  Google, Apple, Twitter, and Facebook follow Yahoo in releasing their respective stats for 2010, and predictions abound for where the market is going with content, SEO, search, and social media, and on how to best deal with all the ch-ch-ch-ch-changes.  So you’re invited to get a handle on it and check out these picks – and please feel free to add your own!

Content Marketing:

iMedia Connection posts seven experts’ respective predictions for digital marketing in 2011, while Content Marketing Institute discusses the B2B content marketing trend towards events via mobile meeting applications.

Another CMI article explores diversifying content media for utility, and turns the table with a post on how to be a successful content marketing client.

Great one for the library: Marketing Sherpa selects and links to its top 12 “Great Minds” articles on strategic content marketing, as well as SEO and social media marketing.

Finally, SEOmoz posts Rand Fishkin’s regular Friday video, this one is on how to improve your content’s “sharability.”

SEO & Search:

Following Yahoo, Mashable reports that Google has released its top searches of 2010, including a video of the year in review.

Search Engine Roundtable posts a helpful video summary of all of Big G’s changes of the past 30 days, and explains Google’s holiday updates in the way of two cool analytics tools. The Roundtable’s latest video recap of the search engine world is here.

Search Engine Land offers the best of B2B search marketing advice from 2010, and SEOmoz posts both an update and a retrospective look at the Linkscape web indices for the year.

SEO strategies for content marketers is posted at Top Rank, and iMedia Connection posts website optimization tips for any holiday, as well as a post on what Web 2.0 really means.

Thinking about linking?  A great seasonal read on how to build deep links to your e-commerce and product description pages is at SEOmoz.

Two notable reads:  the first on measuring social influence on search, and the second on the global trends of inbound marketing.

And speaking of trends, Ian Lurie of Conversation Marketing puts six internet marketing trends to the test in his signature (funny) way.

Social Media Marketing:

In a related post, Lisa Barone of Outspoken Media discusses how to create and use your own (free) social media command center.  Yes.  Command Center.  Free.

Marketing Profs has a highly comprehensive article detailing how to implement a successful social media function in your organization.  Great information.

Top Rank offers tips on social media advertising,  eMarketer discusses how marketers are buying into Twitter’s promoted tweets, and Hubspot offers a diagnostic for those needing to tweak their social media strategy.

Finally, how to make your blog stand out is posted at Social Media Examiner.

Do you have a reflection or prediction to share?  Please do, and thanks!

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