At The WebMarketing Group, we’re always looking for ways to widen our SEO knowledge. Search engine optimisation is an ever changing industry and having our finger on the pulse is important.
If you’re new to the world of SEO, you will find that there is a lot to learn when it comes to optimising your own website. But this very niche industry of search marketing also comes with a great resource of readily available - and more importantly - free information. Here we've selected five of the must-read SEO blog posts for this month.
Top five SEO Blogs to check out:-
1) Site Speed for Dummies (Distilled.net)
This blog post discusses a very important topic. Did you know that 50% of web users are likely to leave a site if web pages don’t load within 3 seconds? This data was gathered by Akamai and Gomez.com and you can read more about it in our site speed blog.
‘Site Speed for Dummies’, found on Distilled.net, breaks down the actions needed to analyse and understand your website page speed, followed by suggestions of how to improve it. Learn everything from externalising CSS to specifying image sizes.
2) 30 Link Building/Link Baiting Techniques That Work in 2011 (SEOoptimise.com)
Found on SEOoptimise.com, this blog post gives you an insight on the latest and most successful link baiting techniques that work after the Google Panda update. Not only were poor quality content farms hit, but so were websites which relied on content farms for links.
Article marketing is no longer the most effective way of building links. This post lists some key techniques that all link builders should familiarise themselves with.
3) 10 Super Easy SEO Copywriting Tips for Link Building (SEOMoz)
This SEOMoz article offers advice on bringing two key SEO practices together. In order to generate good link bait, you need to offer engaging, well written and informative content. But how do you do that? ‘Super Easy SEO Copywriting Tips for Link Building’ explains how you can achieve this with your next article through a few simple steps.
4) Chasing Keywords vs Chasing Conversions (Wolf-Howl.com)
Vanity phrases with high search volumes are always extremely attractive to businesses looking to optimise their sites. As many SEOs will know, clients love to chase these keywords. But what are the overall benefits against targeting high-converting lower search volume phrases? This very interesting post discusses the tactics of increasing traffic conversion from phrases, rather than just driving traffic.
5) SEO Checklist for Local Small Business Websites (Sugarrae.com)
This SEO blog really brings you back to basics and talks you through the essential stages of having an internet business. Sugarrae.com reveals the importance of completing the basic steps to creating your own business website and making it SEO ready.
Helping local businesses gain an internet presence, the building blocks found in this detailed post take you right from the start of securing your domain name to installing Google Analytics and promoting your website.