SEO and content writing tips: Week ending March 11, 2014

Surprise, in-house content teams!

Surprise, in-house content teams! This week, we have a bunch of tips – and balloons – to brighten your day. :)

I’m happy that this week there are a lot of  tips for our in-house content peeps! Discover how to run a corporate social media account, why you might not see results after training your staff, company blog guidelines and more.

Wanna spy on the competition? Who doesn’t!? There’s a post for that!

Wanna whack Matt Cutts over the head? Who doesn’t!? There’s a post for that, too! (OK, this one isn’t a tip, but I couldn’t resist including it for those of us SEOs who need a little stress relief in our lives.)

Thanks for reading and enjoy!

Content writing tips

Joe Bunting writes The Hardest Part of Writing Really Well for The Write Practice.

Clare McDermott writes The Artist’s Perspective: Collaborating on Content Creation for Content Marketing Institute.

Jessica Edmondson writes What your Company can Learn from these Bloggers’ About Pages for Distilled.

Amy C. Teeple writes Step away from the thesaurus! for SEO Copywriting.

Andrew Hutchinson writes Three Ways to Generate Great Ideas for Brand Blog Content for Social Media Today.

Tracy Mallette writes Demian Farnworth shares his content strategy and more – like why he digs vacuums for SEO Copywriting.

Monica M. Clark writes How to Improve Your Metaphors and Similes for The Write Practice.

Promote your content

Melonie Dodaro writes How to Use LinkedIn to Build Relationships and Generate Leads for Social Media Examiner.

Michael Gerard writes Keep Your Content Marketing from Getting Lost in the Stampede for Content Marketing Institute.

Nathan Mendenhall writes Best Social Network for Brand Engagement? for Social Media Today.

Bin Teo writes How to Identify Relevant Hashtags for Your Business for Convince & Convert.

Inspiration for writers

David K. William writes 8 Time Management Skills You Need to Master Today for The Web Writer Spotlight.

Tom Morkes writes What War Taught Me About Writing for Goins, Writer.

In-house writing tips

Mike Sansone writes Collaborative Business Alliances – Be the Resource for Customers for ConverStations.

Andy Lombard writes The Five Promises Every Corporate Social Media Account Should Make for Convince & Convert.

Melissa Fach writes Business Owners, Wake Up! The Truth about Writers, Marketers and Your Staff for CopyPressed.

Paula Allen writes Why Local Businesses Need Reviews and 12 SEO-Approved Ways to Get Them for Bruce Clay Blog.

Sally Ormond writes Why You Should NOT Outsource Your Social Media Activities for Freelance Copywriter’s Blog.

Ali Freezman writes Company Blog Guidelines: Why Every Blog Needs a Purpose for SEER Interactive.

John Doherty writes 5 Things I Wish I Knew as an Agency Marketer – Whiteboard Friday for Moz.

HubSpot writes 7 Inspiring TED Talks to Rejuvenate Your Nonprofit’s Social Media Strategy for HubSpot.

Help for freelance writers

Jeff Goins writes Every Writer Needs a Tribe (Have You Found Yours?) for Goins, Writer.

Bill Sebald writes Your Clients May Not Need Your SEO Services for ISOOSI Blog.

Advanced SEO writing strategies

Gianluca Fiorelli writes A Deep Dive into Google MyAnswers for Moz.

Marcus Taylor writes 12 Tips For Immaculate SEO on WordPress Sites – State of Digital for State of Digital.

Chris Gilchrist writes How We Would Fix’s Traffic Drop: A Panda Audit – Hit Reach for Hit Reach.

Jo Turnbull writes 7 Ways to Deliver ROI in SEO for State of Digital.

Bill Slawski writes The Incomplete Google Ranking Signals, Part 1 for SEO by the Sea.

Debra Askanase writes How to Identify and Remedy Duplicate Content Issues on Your Website for HubSpot.

Barry Schwartz writes Google’s Matt Cutts On Some Penalty Recoveries: “Quite Difficult” To Recover for Search Engine Roundtable.

Chuck Price writes Top 8 Google Analytics Reports for Managing Organic SEO Campaigns for Search Engine Watch.

SEO for beginners

Barry Schwartz writes Frustrated SEOs: Try The Whack-a-Cutts Game for Search Engine Roundtable. (YES, even SEO beginners can whack Matt Cutts in the head! Hey, new or veteran to SEO, we share the same Google frustrations.)

Ryan Jones writes The Future of Search is Verbs for ISOOSI Blog.

John Souza writes How to Increase SEO: 5 Great Tips to Boost SEO Rankings for Social Media Impact.

Greg Kihlström writes Link Building Basics for International Search Engine Optimization for Search Engine Watch.

Laura Ginn writes Guest Blogging for Businesses – How to Avoid the Most Common SEO Pitfalls for Freelance Copywriter’s Blog.

Heather Lloyd-Martin writes What’s the “best” word count for Google for SEO Copywriting.

Content marketing tips

Nikhil Jain writes 25 Sneaky Online Tools and Gadgets to Help You Spy on Your Competitors for KISSmetrics.

Danielle Bachini writes A White Hat Guide to Content Marketing for Brick Marketing.

Clay Morgan writes The Game of Content for Spin Sucks.

Sujan Patel writes How to Create a Linkworthy Content Resource Center for CopyPressed.

Mark Schaefer writes Influence Marketing is hot and about to get hotter for {grow}.

Cyrus Shepard writes 12 Ways to Increase Traffic From Google Without Building Links for Moz.

Danielle Prager writes How To Set Measurable Goals for Your Social Media Marketing for Unbounce.

Photo thanks to Henry (Office Prank)

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