The content quality debate is far from over! A completely different take on web content mills (“content farming”), such as Associated Content and Demand Media, was posted at SEObook. While I respectfully disagree with most of the author’s opinions, hey, we’re all entitled to them! Debate is healthy!
Yes, a picture is worth a thousand words! Closely related to the content quality debate is the practice of outsourcing SEO to those who know English only as a second language. Case in point: this SEOmoz article on how speaking “engrish” presents an SEO copywriting challenge unique to those not versed in the native tongue. So for those considering outsourcing such precision-language work because it’s relatively cheap, you may also want to consider this:
Building your link-love: This Search Engine Journal blog explores several concrete ways to increase your link-love with content on your site, specifically targeted to those of us who are weary of link-exchange negotiations.
A second article at Marketing Sherpa takes a 180-degree turn from SEJ’s blog, examining ways to build consistent, long-term, quality inbound links and boost SEO by forging link-exchange partnerships.
Finally, we have more content marketing meat with a case study from Hubspot, showing how one company shot to the top of Google search engine results with a coordinated website optimization and social media campaign.