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Rand Fishkin is likely the most respected expert on SEO (technical side) not the new SEO (Content side).

Following is his list of top 10 SEO sites. And why he thinks so.

Lists are a dime a dozen. But lists from people who have been deep in an industry for some time are valuable.

And when they share WHY they like a list instead of just listing it up, it becomes increasingly worth looking at.

Top 10 SEO Sites (Technical side)




http://searchengineland.com/ - essential news about the search industry as well as some fairly good articles about tactical search marketing

http://www.seomoz.org/blog - granted, I'm biased, but the blog is extremely well-referenced and I think still consistently high in quality

http://www.seobook.com/blog - recently, it's been much more focused on rants about the search world and the players in it, but hidden in many of those posts is excellent analysis of how the market operates (albeit from a somewhat cynical viewpoint). When tactical/marketing posts do appear here, they are excellent.

http://www.seroundtable.com/ - a very good collection of what's being discussed in the major forums/sites of the SEO world

http://www.searchenginejournal.com/ - a solid mix of articles on tactical and industry moves

http://www.distilled.co.uk/blog/ - recently, the quality and value of posts here has skyrocketed and they've done some excellent breakdowns of strategic and tactical SEO

http://www.davidnaylor.co.uk/blog - one of the world's most talented SEOs, every 3rd to 4th post is truly outstanding and interesting

http://www.conversationmarketing... - great web marketing blog with a nice dash of humor and cathartic condescension mixed with valuable tactics

http://www.seobythesea.com/ - solid analysis of the technical end of search engine patents, research papers and trends

http://www.seerinteractive.com/b... - another great tactical/strategic blog with loads of good material
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And if 10 is not enough for you ... there's a very long list of answers at this Quora Thread:

Which SEO blog is the best to read daily to get the latest updates?
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@Belew

I look forward to reading these. This will take awhile.

Thank you!
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Great topic with some excellent resources. It's funny, in a strange sort of way. I am working on a project and I wanted a video but I was busy with something else and looking for a particular image to add to a post I was writing. I didn't find the image but, in the search, I came across a video I created nearly two years ago using a screen casting animation tool. The video is perfect to re-purpose for my project. Serendipitous.

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@Rev Did you do the video yourself?
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@tienny

I used a tool that produced the animation. I wrote the text and created the story board. The graphics were stock elements.
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@Rev Oh I see
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@Jonnner

Learn anything interesting?
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Hi Folks,

Any brilliant people here who can help guide me?
I hope I am posting in the right thread.

LONG-TERM *MISTAKE*?

I have a site with about 750 articles, and it just occured to me that our "Personal Development Program" is probably what people are looking for when they Google "Personal Development Plan", which recieves 14,000 searches/mo and is "low competition" for the Adwords Planner. However, we are not in any way making it easy for Google to put us in front of that audience. The keyword is hardly ever mentioned.

Now, I want to quickly adjust all of our articles all at once by placing "Personal Development Plan" in the meta-keyword description and perhaps as a sub-title in the H1. No changes to the URLs, and no artificial keyword stuffing in the articles. Just H1 titles and Meta-Keywords/Descriptions.

However, I don't know if this is Google-Kosher or if I need to make variations, etc. so that it does not look like manipulation of the search engine (not our intention).

Our intent is to shift everything all at once so that we can get in front of the people who are already looking for a product like ours, but we don't want to break Google's guidelines.

Any brilliant people here who can help guide me?

Thank you,

Erik Lenderman
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@Lenderman33

If it feels like you are manipulating ... you are.

What I would do, is choose 4-5 of the best articles and tweak them as you feel best.

Every time you make a change in an article, it gets re-pinged.

If the search bots return to your site quite often only to find minimal changes ... tweaking amounts to less than 1/10 of 1% ... you will be found out.

Choose some of your best articles ... rewrite them with the emphasis you want and link them to each other. That'll do the trick.

The rule of thumb ... if you are not 'adding something to the discussion' don't hit publish.

Make your changes significant enough to benefit the reader, then hit publish.

If it's all about you/your site ... don't do it.

Does this answer your question?
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Yes - That makes sense. You always seem quick to reply! Thank you!
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