Best Search Marketing Blogs


By Sharon Housley

Attempting to stay current on the latest search engine algorithm changes or
search optimization tactics can be overwhelming for webmasters attempting to
juggle it all. With this in mind, we've put together a list of the industry's
best Search Marketing blogs. These blogs are current and discuss important
issues related to search engine optimization and search marketing. Subscribe to
the search marketing blog's RSS feeds, or visit their website regularly to stay
current regarding the latest search news.

White Hat Search Marketing Blogs...

Search Engine Land

Search Engine Land is a hub for news and information about search engine
marketing and optimization. It regularly details how search engines such as
Google and Yahoo rank websites in their organic search listings. The site is led
by the famed search engine journalist and guru Danny Sullivan, who has been
covering the search industry for the past 11 years. Search Engine Land is
published by Third Door Media, which also produces the Search Marketing Expo
conference series, and the Search Marketing Now webcast events.

Search Engine Watch

Search Engine Watch is an authoritative guide to search engine marketing and
search engine optimization, offering the latest news about searching the web,
analysis of the search engine industry, and help for website owners trying to
improve their ability to be found in search engines.


SEOmoz is a hub for search marketers worldwide, providing education, tools, and
resources. The SEOmoz community includes more than 60,000 registered users
interested in the search marketing field.

Matt Cutts

Matt Cutts is probably the best known Google employee. He works on the Google
"webspam" team, and frequently blogs about Google and their views on various SEO

SEO Book

SEO Book is a leading SEO blog by Aaron Wall, covering the search space. It
offers marketing tips and search analysis. SEO Book is used to answer customer
questions and to offer online marketing strategy tips. In 2008, much of SEO Book
was transitioned to a membership site, offering over 100 online training
modules, tutorial videos, custom SEO spreadsheets, exclusive tools, and a
community support forum.

Wolf Howl

SEO consultant Michael Gray discusses search engine optimization, Social Media,
the Internet in general, and new media opportunities.

Black Hat Search Marketing Blogs...

Like in Harry Potter, Black Hat is similar the Dark Arts. They work, but they're
not necessarily a good thing... in the end. Regardless of whether you are a
white hat marketer or a black hat marketer, reading the black hat blogs can
bring insight and introspection about the tactics used by those search marketers
considered as having crossed the line. The following are the popular black hat
marketing blogs:


Black Hat Blog offers articles on Blackhat SEO, Linkbait, and Link Spamming.
There is also a private SEOBlackHat forum, which is a fee-based search marketing
forum that contains more information.

BlueHat SEO

BlueHatSEO is dedicated to the art of Advanced SEO. Blue Hat SEO is essentially
the study of advanced Internet marketing and search engine optimization
techniques. Blue Hat SEO covers the advanced knowledge of both Black Hat and
White Hat SEO tactics. Blue Hatters use their knowledge of the search engines
and other marketing practices to twist and manipulate them in creative and
original ways to best benefit their sites. The BlueHat SEO website claims that
the concept of Blue Hat SEO arose out of frustration in the lack of advanced SEO
knowledge made available to webmasters.


SEOcracy answers questions about how to do things like conquer new niches,
design websites, choose affiliates offerings, develop arbitrage websites, etc.
Many of the ideas introduced fall into BlackHat or BlueHat SEO.

Additionally there is a big List of Search Marketing Blogs -

About the Author:
Sharon Housley manages marketing for FeedForAll
software for creating, editing, publishing RSS feeds and podcasts. In addition
Sharon manages marketing for RecordForAll audio
recording and editing software.

Search Engine Marketing Resources


Search Engine Marketing

This blog SEARCH ENGINE MARKETING is giving you resources to market your website and gain traffic.

Today I am posting Abstract of all resources and quick links over here. I hope you all will find it helpful. Cheers!

  1. seo Factors - List of 16 important factors for on page optimization.
  2. Use this list to Get Index Faster In Search Engine This the list of websites which was used by SEO Contest Contestant to get index faster. [:)]
  3. List of Free Press Release Websites
  4. Semi Public Social Bookmarking Site List
  5. Free Image Websites List
  6. Viral Traffic - Best places to submit Articles (Nearly 37 places)
  7. 100 Social Media Sites that Pass Page Rank This social media sites really works and also pass page rank and traffic.
  8. 50 Free Blog Directories That Pass Link Juice
  9. 62 RSS Feed Directories
  10. Best 37 Article Directory List
  11. Finance related Directory list
  12. UK Directory List
For more Ideas and update stay tune with me.

Squidoo Page Indexing Problem


See my squidoo love is not still decrease. Again one more post on squidoo. Today I am going to talk about Squidoo Lens Indexing problem in Search engines. Not only Google but also Yahoo is not indexing lens.

Now first I like to tell about lens and some SEO activity I did for it. The lens is one month old (and still not indexed). So if your lens gets index quickly then you lucky. After long talk in squidU I come with this “being lucky” conclusion. Since a week I am submitting lens in directory and book marking sites. Even I Digg it also. And also did some small activity. But till today its not indexed.

As SEO what is the solution for this? I am still searching. As I had started building links and didn’t get indexed. I also don’t trust with this building links and getting index with squidoo. Because lots of my lens gets index without backlinks and even you have also experienced that.

For short solution I am trying to get lens in top 100 positions I reach till 320.

Really this fastest way to lose weight is taking out my patience.

And other fact I comes to know is Google is showing only 2 squidoo pages in search result. Now its hard to gain traffic in thorough search engine. And after introduction of Knol it will be harder.

Some helpful Resources:

1. SquidU forum discussion on Google Indexing Problem?

2. Submit Squidoo lens, hubpages, ezine article page, gather, ehow, associated content

3. List of Social Media Sites which pass page rank juice

Knol - A new way to publish your thoughts


As everybody in webworld ready to accept new website and new social activity. Again comes with one more application Knol - A unit of knowledge.

Today I try to test it and added some content and published it. Its really easy to work with. You need to use simple editor tools from fonts to html. Yeah, its bit easy.

I also think to dig for contnet policy of knol. Lots of points are common with which we are aware. Some of the points are needs attention. So dear reader I am highlighting them here.

Content Policy - a knol by Knol Help
COMMERCIAL ACTIVITY: You may use Knol to create articles for your business or to promote your lawful products or services that are not otherwise prohibited by our Content Policy or Terms of Service, unless you are in Cuba, Iran, Burma (Myanmar), North Korea, Syria, or Sudan. There are some commercial uses we don’t allow. We don’t allow pages that have the primary purpose of redirecting visitors, acting as a bridge page, or driving traffic to another website. We also don’t allow Knol pages that have the primary purpose of profiting from displaying ads from any publisher network, such as pages created with little or no unique content that exist only to display ads.

SPAM, MALICIOUS CODES AND VIRUSES: We do not allow spamming or the transmission of malware and viruses or anything that might disrupt this service or harm our users. Spam includes, but is not limited to, sites that fail to meet Google's quality guidelines due to the use or promotion of such techniques as cloaking, keyword stuffing, search engine spamming, and doorway or bridge pages.