SEO content marketing roundup, week ending September 4th

SEO and search industry challenges headline this week's online marketing newsIn this week’s latest and greatest online marketing news, content marketers discuss website design and what constitutes “great” content, SEO and search pros opine on their profession’s greatest challenges, and social media marketers discuss community building and hashtags.

Enjoy this week’s picks!

Content Marketing

Lee Odden discusses “The Role of KPIs, Marketing Goals & Business Objectives in Online Marketing” at TopRank.

Danny Brown discusses “Why Thinking About Traffic is the Scourge of Great Content.”

Chris Atkinson posts “The Video Metrics That Matter. Hint: It’s Not Views” (video) at ReelSEO.

James Perrin posts “Have Google Made The Content Landscape Better Or Worse?” at Koozai.

Matt Gratt posts “How to Build Your Content Promotion & Link Building Opportunity List” at the BuzzStream Blog.

Kumail Hemani posts “Interview of Dana Lookadoo, An Internet Marketing Specialist!” at his blog.

Syed Balkini shares “10 Must Have WordPress Plugins of 2013 Every Blogger Should Know About” at Jeff Bullas’s Blog.

Hamish McKenzie posts “News sites are looking more like tablet apps every day, and that’s a good thing” at PandoDaily.

Kimberly Krause Berg discusses “Why Websites Don’t Work” at Internet Marketing Ninjas.

Jennifer Horowitz shares “23 Tips To Improve Your Bounce Rate” at Level 343.

Mike Volpe posts “Three Deadly Reasons Most Websites Fail” at MarketingProfs.

Roger Dooley discusses website redesign with “Don’t Redesign Your Elevator!” at Neuromarketing.

Citing a recent report by Yesmail Interactive, Ayaz Nanji posts “Mobile Email Benchmarks and Trends by Industry” at MarketingProfs.

Lee Odden posts “Content Marketing As A Useful, Meaningful Experience. Anything Else Is Just Noise” at TopRank.


(John Hall lists a number of great conferences for online marketers, businesses, and entrepreneurs at Forbes).


SEO & Search

Barry Schwartz posts the “September 2013 Google Webmaster Report” at Search Engine Roundtable.

Danny Dover posts (“the brand-new version”) of “The Web Developer’s SEO Cheat Sheet 2.0”, available as a free download, at Moz.

Chris Crum reports “AdWords Keyword Tool Is No More, Enter Keyword Planner” at WebProNews.

Michael Martinez discusses “Basic SEO Rules Everyone Forgot” at SEO Theory.

Gianluca Fiorelli posts “SEO in the Personalization Age” at Moz.

Doc Sheldon asks SEO experts “What do you believe is the single greatest challenge facing SEOs today?” at Intrinsic Value SEO.

Trond Lyngbo discusses “6 SEO Challenges Every Business Owner & Marketer Must Contend With In 2014” at Search Engine Land.

Barry Schwartz posts “Is PageRank Finally Dead? It Seems To Be, At Least In The Google Toolbar” at Search Engine Land.

Bharati Ahuja reports “Google Wants Feedback About Small But High-Quality Websites That Could Do Better In Search Results” at WebPro Technologies.

Will Critchlow discusses “The Future of User Behavior” (Whiteboard Friday) at Moz.

Mary Bowling discusses “How to create unique SEO content for location pages” at SEO Copywriting.

John Britsios discusses “Building a Solid Index Presence by Optimizing your Crawl Budget” at AlgoHunters.

Jon Ball posts “Link Building 101: How to Conduct a Backlink Analysis” at Search Engine Watch.

Kaila Strong posts “Startup Tip: How to Attract Inbound Links to Your Site Naturally” at the Blog.

Citing a recent Matt Cutts’ (Google WebmasterHelp) video, Barry Schwartz reports “Google Gets 5,000 Reconsideration Requests Per Week” at Search Engine Land.

George Freitag shares “The Blogger Dashboard: Google Analytics for Writers” at Portent.

Eric Enge posts “Has Google’s Author Rank Arrived?” at Copyblogger.

Warren Lee discusses “SEO Ambiguity & Pattern Recognition” at Search Engine Land.



Social Media Marketing

Citing a report by Reuters, Amy Gesenhues posts “Facebook May Expand Use Of Facial Recognition To Billion+ Public User Profile Pictures” at Marketing Land.

“Facebook Allows Contests Without Apps” headlines Social Media Examiner’s weekly news.

Brian Solis posts “Will Twitter’s New Conversations Hinder or Spark Conversations?”

Annie Wallace posts “How To Engage Your Community With Hashtags?” at Social Media Revolver.

Ann Smarty discusses “Wrong Ways To Use Hashtags” at SEO Chat.

Danny Brown’s Sunday Share features Rebelmouse’s “How to Build and Showcase Your Community.”


(For an all-in-one listing and description of social media, content & inbound marketing events, check out Neal Schaffer’s “The 12 Best Social Media Conferences to Attend in 2013” at Social Media Today.)


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