12 Top SEO-SEM Blogs in 2010

I’ve seen a lot of blogs… who hasn’t, right? But once in a while, I’m particularly taken with the appearance, functionality, content or writing style of one, and it makes a lasting impression.

This post is somewhat of a tribute to a few bloggers who, in my opinion, have set the bar high in terms of content. As a perpetual student of SEO, I never stop reading, and hopefully, learning. So these are some of my daily intakes, in order to never stop learning.

I’m not even going to attempt to rate them, as I think blog quality is highly subjective. I’ll just say that these are the blogs I follow religiously. I may not agree with all opinion stated there, but I still usually find something worth taking away, even when I disagree.

Blogging TrophyIn alphabetical order:

  1. Andy Beard’s Internet Business & Marketing Strategy – Andy has a knack for asking penetrating questions, and offering common sense solutions.
  2. Bruce Clay’s Global Internet Marketing Solutions blog – Bruce has been doing this for a while, and freely shares the wisdom he’s acquired. Must-read stuff!
  3. Matt Cutts’ Webmaster Central Blog – Sometimes it’s not so much what Matt says, as what he doesn’t say. Worth keeping track of, either way.
  4. Outspoken Media’s blog – They live up to their name, but I’ve seem some great issues dissected there.
  5. Search Engine Guide – Another one I like to keep up with. More than once, I’ve first heard of issues there.
  6. Search Engine Land – It seems they don’t really call themselves a ‘blog’, but they have ‘columnists’. Call it what you like, I keep an eye on them, as well.
  7. Search Engine Watch – Another good source of industry news, that I don’t neglect to check out daily.
  8. Aaron Wall’s SEO Book – Aaron has thoughts on many aspects of optimization and marketing, and for my money, most of them are spot on.
  9. TheGypsy’s SEO Bullshit – Those that know him aren’t surprised when he calls a spade a spade. If you’re not reading every post on this blog, you’re missing out!
  10. Bill Slawski’s SEO by the Sea – Feed the inner geek, and subscribe to Bill’s blog. He treats all things SEO with equal irreverence, and his periodic analyses of the latest patent filings are priceless.
  11. SEO Chat – Deals with all aspects of SEO, and gets down to the nitty-gritty stuff.
  12. Michael Gray’s Graywolf’s SEO Blog – Michael deals with a little bit of everything, SEO, SEM, conversion… good stuff, which you’d do well to check out often.

Obviously, I don’t mean to imply that if you read all the above blogs regularly, you’ll be an ace SEO – SEM practitioner. I would venture to say, however, that if you don’t follow any of them, you’re missing out. So check them out.

Doc’s orders!