SEO copywriting roundup: Hottest posts week of Dec. 10, 2013

We love numbered lists - in blog posts and on columns!

We love numbered lists – everywhere!

This week, we’re chock full of the content you – and I – can’t resist clicking: numbered lists and how-to’s! They never cease to pull me in, and as much as we like to make fun of those headlines – they still work! We love ’em, our readers love ’em and so the content creation world turns.

As much as we’d like to rise above writing list posts and how to’s, they’re pretty much an essential part of today’s content strategy for driving Web traffic to your site. We’re all in a rush. We need to find the answers to our questions quickly, especially since we’re often searching on the go.

I know you’ll home in on Top 3 Content Tips that Make You Never Have to Lift a Finger Again and How to Create All of Your Content Without Ever Lifting a Finger (OK, sorry, those aren’t really in there) but check out the other awesome posts, too!

Bruce McDuffee writes Convert Your Content Marketing to Revenue: 7 Pieces of the Puzzle for Content Marketing Institute.

Social Media Today’s Barry Feldman writes Content Marketing Minds: Empowering the Ultimate Content Creation Team.

The schema blog highlights Content Accessibility.

Jennifer Horowitz writes Content Creation Strategy That Will Increase Sales on Level343.

Tiffany Markman shares 5 top tips for avoiding awful digital copy on memeburn.

Rebecca Lieb tells us How to conduct a content audit on iMedia Connection.

Katie gives us Three Reasons to Outsource Your Content Marketing on endurance marketing.

David Mihm writes Hummingbird’s Unsung Impact on Local Search for Moz.

Corey Eridon shares 100 Tips & Tricks Professional Bloggers Use to Make Their Job Easier on HubSpot.

Heather Lloyd-Martin asks Do you love ‘em and leave ‘em online? on our own SEO Copywriting.

Carlos Fernandes writes Google PageRank Update December 6th 2013 on isoosi.

Margot Da Cunha writes How to Survive the Google AdWords Advanced Search Exam on WordStream.

6 Uncommon SEO Techniques Explained on

Barry Schwartz writes Google Expands In-Depth Articles on Search Engine Land.

Matt Morgan writes Expanding from Local to National SEO with Google Trends on Search Engine Watch.

Arnie Kuenn shares 3 Content Strategy Commandments for Google Hummingbird Success on Content Marketing Institute.

Randy Milanovic tells us How to Survive a Hummingbird Bite on Social Media Today.

David Moth asks What are ‘nofollow’ tags and when should they be used in SEO? on Econsultancy.

Bill Slawski tells us How Google May Rewrite Your Search Terms on SEO by the Sea.

Matt Southern writes Google Toolbar PageRank Has Been Updated, First Update In Over 10 Months on Search Engine Journal.

Colin Jeavons notes The Stealthy Rise of Semantic Search, also on Search Engine Journal.

Kevin Carlton gives us 3 dangerously destructive writing habits every copywriter should avoid on Write Online.

Webbiquity shares 30 Remarkable Content Marketing Facts and Statistics for 2013 (and 2014).

Richard Hostler writes 5 Easy-to-Give SEO Gifts that will Make You A Better Writer in 2014 on SEO Copywriting.

Barry Schwartz posts Google’s Matt Cutts: Guest Blogging Abuse & Spam On The Rise on Search Engine Land.

Thomas Ballantyne gives 3 Shocking Polls on Local Search for Search Engine People.

Lee Polevoi tells us How to Write Non-Salesy Sales Copy on Spin Sucks.

Eric Enge asks Does Facebook Activity Impact SEO? and answers on Stone Temple Consulting.


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