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SEO Rewind Friday – Top SEO Stories for August 6 – 10, 2012


Top SEO stories for August 6 - 10, 2012This week you will find the secret places to start learning SEO,  some big SEO no no’s, find out why local marketing is important and local tactics to start implementing, learn how to control your online reputation, get an outstanding guide on ecommerce video, learn how to rank that video, and finally a new broken linkbuilding strategy.  So go ahead, get your learn on!

Learning SEO – Where to Start

People always ask me, where is the best place to learn SEO?  Are there any good places that teach SEO?  This post is a great start for novices trying to break into the SEO field and learn the craft.  Paddy Moogan from Distilled gives you some great tips and outstanding resources for getting started.  Also check out, they have some great material on SEO, social media, and other marketing disciplines.

10 Old SEO Methods You Need To Stop

We are now living in a Post Panda/Penguin world.  The days of trying to out think Google are over.  If you want to be successful at SEO you have to start focusing on “good marketing” and STOP trying to beat the algorithm.  This post breaks down 10 old SEO methods that no longer work and now do more harm than good, so STOP DOING THEM NOW!

How Big is the Geo-Opportunity?

This a short article, and while I would have liked it to be a little more helpful as far as describing tactics on how to take advantage of the “Geo-Opportunity,” I think it shines the light on something businesses should be aware of.  There is a huge shift by search engines to localize search engine results, and rightly so.  So to market our businesses effectively, we need to be thinking about strategies to target those local SERPS.  Here’s a great infographic detailing the huge opportunity local marketing presents.

3 Hyperlocal Networks SMBs Should Partake In

While this post is only partially about SEO, I thought it was a great follow up to the Geo-Opportunity post.  This post gives 3 local marketing tactics small businesses should be using today.  So check it out and implement.

Infographic:  How To Rank For Your Name In Google (Hint: Use Social Media Sites)

Did you know that 1 billion names are searched everyday?  “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.”  Control your online reputation and the information people find about you when searching your name by owning the search results for your name.  This awesome infographic shows you just how to do that using social media profiles.  This data driven graphic breaksdown all the social media profiles that rank highest in the search engines so that you can use those social profiles to grab yet another piece of search real estate for your name.

Video Content For Ecommerce Sites = Improved Search Results + Increased Sales

This is an awesome post for ecommerce sites.  One of the biggest problems with ecommerce SEO is creating unique content for product pages.  Well problem solved let me introduce ecommerce video.  In this post, George Aspland does an excellent job of explaining the benefits of ecommerce video, what types of videos they should be creating, where to host the videos, and how to produce these videos.   This is the one of the best go to guides for ecommerce video I’ve found, so if you own an ecommerce site don’t miss this article.

Winning the Video Thumbnail in Google Universal Search

So now you know why you should be creating video and what types of videos to create from reading the article above, and I found the perfect follow up.  This SEOmoz post outlines the strategies you need to know in order to land a video thumbnail on the coveted first page of Google.  Great stuff!

Creative Broken Link Building Tips With Jon Cooper

If you keep up with the SEO community then you’ve probably heard of the phenom Jon Cooper.  This recent high school graduate is a member of the upper echelon of SEO minds in the world, and the target of many agencies and big brands looking to hire some serious talent. 

In this article Jon once again uncovers a killer technique for uncovering broking link building opportunities using blogrolls.  Using this technique you can quickly build a large list of prospects for one of the more effective link building strategies there is.

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