Every now and again there come along a list of peeps Top SEO Blogs to which I am drawn being the SOSG that I am. Many times I read them and think, Man does that list goddamn suck lol
if they are personal lists or so-called rankings they often dont represent my personal must-have blogs in the SEO space
Between my many (many, many) hours at Sphinn or getting my SEO newsletter together, there is always a need for more and fresh content to absorb. For those that ask what I read when creating my newsletters
I give you my own personal list of (92);
Search Marketing Blogs that dont suck and U should be reading;
Now, I havent put them in any order on purpose
this isnt a favs ranking, just some good blogs worth having in your feed reader
As steady readers of the Trail know, I am all about the SEO geekiness. As such were going to start the journey off with some of the best geeks in the blogosphere.
SEO by the Sea any of ye that have been reading here for any length of time will know my love of search patents. So its an easy call that Bill heads up my list. Hes also witty (who knew?) and creative with a side helping of eco-consciousness. Also a helpful gent and good friend!
Best SEO Blog one almost chuckles at Michaels recently launched (and KW centric) blog for blatant naming conventions :0) Always entertaining, this follow up to the SEO Theory blog is a good as always for that search geeks with an edge we all know and love.
Hobo SEO Shaun is also interesting for the SOSGs in that he is always playing with testing and hypothesizing instead of regurgitating. That works for me
and gets him into the geeks list
Science for SEO one of my good friends, CJ is a great gal and namesake for SOSG badges. Along with Bill, shes one of the greatest resources I have another must follow for SEO Warriors!
Google Research Blog - while it qualifies for the 'Search Engine' section, it is worth highlighting here for the geek that aren't already following it.
SEO Scientist hes only recently came onto my radar, but Branko is certainly search geek award worthy. And even though hes done a presentation inclusive of the dreaded bounce rate debate, I am confident in the recommendation.
Sebastians Pamphlets, - Sebastian doesn't post nearly enough for my liking, his technical approach makes the archives alone worth looking through.
The Noisy Channel of all the IR blogs I read, (outside of my SOSG namesake) Daniel is easily the most entertaining. He is certainly a good read an follow worthy.
Haystack blog - the CSAIL blog from the folks over at MIT
Information retrieval Gupf IR research, issues and discussions; a great blog for search geeks.
Geeking with Greg another MUST have for search geeks
more IR news and views from Greg Lindon
IR Thoughts the old school search geeks will remember Dr. Edel Garcia from the SEW boards - he's always got some good posts and is never afraid to mix it up with the snake oil SEOs.
Research on Search while he doesnt post all that often, Dell does have a wealth of search geeky reading.
SEO Bad Asses
Next up were going to look at some of the best SEO blogs by individuals or blogs with 2 or less authors. Once more, this isnt a top blogger list, there order is random and they all equally rock!
Some bloggers are more active than others
these are peeps that are active and fresh!
SEO Book Blog pretty sure all of my readers know of Aaron and his work
nuff said. But PeterD also does some nice work, so give some luv there as well!
Bruce Clay Blog what can I say? A love affair that began with my ranting about the death of rankings. Theyve been open, honest and hugely supportive, always near the top of my feed read! And of course we'd be remiss withoutt mentioning their kissing cousins down under, Bruce Clay Australia (soooo sorry on the FAIL there mates!!)
High Rankings Another name most of you should know; Jill is a no-nonsense gal (or is that anti-boondoggle?) that gives sound advice. Weve never chatted much, but I enjoy her
Blog Storm you can always find solid content from Patrick, one of the UKs best IMO. If you havent already, get this one in yer reader ASAP!
John Andrews while not always search centric, John is always a stimulating read (no, no
its SEO I assure you). A worthy addition to the list.
Wolf Howl once more
a name most would know. If you like a bit of spice and tin foil with your search readin, look no further.
Dallas SEO Blog one of the gang from White Coat SEO, Steve is a good friend and has a steady stream of SEO goodiness and links worth having in your reader careful tho, hes a mad Tweeter
. (must clone himself or something
the LinkSpiel, - Deb (the link building queen) is one of the stalwarts of SEO blogging and specializes in link building. I've long been a fan of her work.
Wiep Knol another link-a-holic, Wiep is a great guy and widely considered one of the best link bloggers out there
(another fella we wish would write more)
Fantomaster a smart cookie, great guy and a worthy read (tho more regular posting would be nice Ralph ). I must admit he only stayed off the slacker list cause hes a great guy to hang with
Dave Naylor its good to see Dave is post more regularily! Hes an old hat that has been part of any top X list over the years
Vanessa Fox a name that would be familiar to most readers on the Trail. Ive never had the pleasure of meeting, but the content rocks!
Local SEO Guide easily my fav of the geo-centric SEO blogs, if you deal with local/international markets, youd better have him locked in!
Jaan Kanellis an old forum hound that takes his years to the blogosphere, Jaan easily makes the list for putting me in a best lookin man of SEO contest
SEO Gadget cant say that Ive ever met Richard, but Ive always like what I read. He tends to also use a fair amount of graphics, another area I appreciate in a blogger.
Ask Kalena -
Kalena has been answering SEO questions for far longer than my sanity would ever permit that alone would make her a follow
but the goods are worthy to boot.
Saad Kamal.com another more recent entry onto my radar, he has been consitently been putting out some quality content for while now
Welcome to the list!
Stone Temple while Eric covers a wide range of SEO goodiness, hes easily best-known for the many great interviews hes done. Highly recommended SOSG reading.
SEO ROI Gabs is a newer entity on the blogging scene but a fellow Canuck and a search geek in the making. Weve had more than a few convos and hes a Trail Alumni.
SEM Insights - sticking with the Canadian content theme, Laura is another wonderful persona and writer Ive met on my meanderings. Worth keeping on the radar!
SE Optimise Tad and Kevin do a great job and Ive had the pleasure of speaking with Kevin on a few occasions. These are solid SEO minds and Tad, well
can be entertaining!
On React Tad makes the list once more, if you like your SEO spicy, hes a good choice. Edutainment at its finest for us ranting types
Aim Clear Blog another guy that's known for his passion, Marty is one blogger that tends to give the straight goods on a consistent basis - likely to win a SEMMY for ranting at some point methinks!
Raven SEO Blog - the fine felows behind Raven SEO Tools also have some great insights as well. I've known Jon for a while now and can attest to his search addiction!
SEO Unique a good mate and fellow SEO Warrior, Matt has also been putting out some great content over the last while. Certainly one of my UK favs at the moment.
SEO Journal Nick is also a newer addition to my reader. While its not the uber-geeky variety, hes a posting machine with some good common sense SEO (also did the bounce rate thing..sigh)
Holistic SEO Pete is another newer addition to my feed reader and from the quality of the work Ive seen on his blog
definitely another you can add to your list!
Milwaukee SEO a late edition to the list, by popular demand ;p I've actually been enjoying some of the recent posts here...sorry that I (almost) forgot ye mate!
Irish Wonder's SEO Blog another late edition, with deepest apologies, Irish has been around a looooooong time and knows more than a thing or two about search.
These wonderful SEO bloggers are the ones I really wish would write more
sigh. Either way though, when they do take to writing, they do some great work (pick it up peeps would ya?)
Resistance is futile! Next, well look at search blogs with more than 2 authors
One cant put them with the standard blogs as they have an unfair advantage with their mass of quality content - hehe.
Search Engine People ok sure, Jeff may be a close friend and fellow Canuck, but it is Ruud that has run with it and made SEP one of the great resources in the biz.. So I am biased by kick ass!
TopRank, - another great stop, Lee has been kind, supportive and approachable over the years
all that and a super thinker too! Nice to put HIM on a list for once, ya know?
SEOmoz Blog another stalwart of the industry, Rand and co are a rocking bunch. Ive never really talked to him, but know many of the crew over there. A must have for any search geek.
SEO Chicks while they dont post enough for a hungry search geek such as I, always great edutainment! Judith is also a fellow SEO Warrior
makes it worth a follow right there!
SEO Scoop - original stomping ground of the wondrous Dazzlin Donna, the Scoop is now a great collective of some of my other favourite search minds.
Distilled these folks are actually kinda new on my radar, though weve crossed paths in the social sphere
I am looking forward to more great work from them!
Daily SEO Tip the brain child of Loren Baker and spearheaded by Ann Smarty (another fellow SEO Warrior); you can find some good quick-hit SEO tips here. Good for all levels of readers.
Search Media Outlets
Taking it up one step from collectives, we have what I tend to classify as SEO Media sites that are more of a newspaper type approach. I am damn sure youd know most of these
even if you only peek out from under that rock on special occasions.
Search Engine Journal, - these folks have to come first because not only is the content good (and more than occasionally geeky), but I know more than a few folks over there. Great content, great people
Search Engine Land outside of Barry, Ive really never met anyone over there
but there is always a good flow of search geekiness and breaking news. One of the pillars of the industry.
Search Engine Guide another stalwart publisher of the search world, theres still life left in this one. Besides, Stoney is there
and hes a smart guy with a great sense of hee-hee.
Search Marketing Gurus sadly thing seem quiet over there lately, but when the engine is cranking they have some considerable talent at the Gurus. Cmon Li
Search Engine Round Table Barry is a personable and friendly fella that really does have his thumb on the pulse of SEO
but you knew that already right? Of course ye did
Search Engine Watch, - yet another standard in the search world, SEW continues to put out great content each week and are a must on ANY SEO blog list
Frank is my fav fella there and makes his second appearance on the list
Marketing Pilgrim while Andy and the gang cover a wide range of IM topics, there are always some good search stuff which makes them a worthy read!
Search Cowboys a newer publication in the market, these folks are the Search Engine Land for the European market
great authors and great reading!
Search Agents - these folks I knew very little about until recently, but they certainly look to be an up-and-coming source of search goodiness... Welcome to the fold and keep up the great work.
The Search Engines
These are various blogs from the major search engines (and industry types). Good for getting your goods straight from the horses mouth;
These blogs deal with some SEO but also feature other stuff as well.. such as social media, tools etc
And there we have it
I am sure Ive left some peeps off the list as there are just soooo many great blogs out there (I had no idea how many til I started this). If you know of any Ive missed, be sure to put them in the comments below and well see if their worthy of the list
I shall update it as time passes.
And what do I DO with these? Well, theyre the basis of where we draw from each week for the SEO Geeks Newsletter if youre not signed up, do so now!
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