We’ve found some fantastic gems this month, with valuable information for all you knowledge-thirsty SEOs and webmasters. As usual, we can’t wait to share our top SEO blog posts, and it’s always nice to credit back to the fine authors who
Here are our top SEO blogs of the month:
1) 10 Ugly SEO Tools that Actually Rock – SEOMoz.org
Never judge a book by its cover; that’s what Cyrus tells us here. He brings to light some of the coolest SEO tools on the web despite their mediocrity in appearance, but looks aren’t everything when it comes to technology.
From rendering versions of IE to fixing bugs, and from counting social media shares to digging deep into older links, there are some pretty ugly looking tools in the post which will surprise you.
2) Is a High Bounce Rate Bad? – Wolf-Howl.com
Bounce rate can be extremely misleading and there are many webmasters and SEOs who are yet to really grasp the best ways of using it to measure website performance. Michael Gray applies bounce rate measurement to his own blog to show us the most practical ways to analyse page effectiveness.
3) Mastering Linkbait in Two Weeks (An Intern’s Story) – Distilled.net
There is so much information on how to encourage natural linking. Linkbait is easier said than done and the problem with most internet guides is that it can be quite generalised. Ed Fry, an intern at Distilled, spent two weeks putting together the ultimate linkbait guide, and his encouraging post shares his first hand experience in mastering the art of link building. Don’t forget to check out the comprehensive guide; it’s made for heroes.
4) 10 Concepts Critical for Aligning SEO to B2B Marketing Strategy – SearchEngineWatch.com
With over 600 retweets, this post has proved pretty popular this month. Derek Edmond of KoMarketing Associates gets together with some B2B marketing experts to shine the light on parallel support for both search marketing and Business to Business marketing.
5) Tracking the KPIs of Social Media – SEOMoz.org
Rand stresses the importance of social media with a business angle so that financially programmed website owners can appreciate how social media can benefit business and how Key Performance Indicators can be tracked. Some great insights into social metrics and top infographics to back up his thoughts.
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