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.
In alphabetical order:
- Andy Beard’s Internet Business & Marketing Strategy – Andy has a knack for asking penetrating questions, and offering common sense solutions.
- 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!
- 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.
- Outspoken Media’s blog – They live up to their name, but I’ve seem some great issues dissected there.
- Search Engine Guide – Another one I like to keep up with. More than once, I’ve first heard of issues there.
- 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.
- Search Engine Watch – Another good source of industry news, that I don’t neglect to check out daily.
- 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.
- 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!
- 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.
- SEO Chat – Deals with all aspects of SEO, and gets down to the nitty-gritty stuff.
- 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.