The Only 5 SEO 2.0 Blogs You Need
There are numerous of SEO blogs out there. Most of them stick in the past though and focus predominately on technology and meeting Google’s demands.
With SEO 2.0 the world of search engine optimization has substantially changed. Only a few blogs reflect this major shift.
These blogs do not use the same terminology as me but they have a similar approach.
Indeed, I am convinced that you need only five blogs to inform yourself properly on SEO 2.0 matters.
By showing what sources are dealing with SEO 2.0 I also hint at my own definition of the 2.0 in SEO.
1. Moz: Originally founded by Rand Fishkin and now led by his team, as close as you can be to SEO 2.0!
2. Search Engine Land, the number one Search Marketing publication, co-founded by legendary Danny Sullivan.
3. Hubspot: Multiple authors on the edge. Founded by Dharmesh Shah, one of the most prominent marketers there are.
4. Problogger: The original blog of Darren Rowse, the blogging professional who excels ever since.
5. Copyblogger: In case content is really king, he is the king’s best knight. By now it’s a whole publishing house.
Those five are perfectly sufficient. One thing is certain. You just can’t ignore those five SEO or SEO related blogs when you want to drive traffic to your site or blog.
Skip all the other thousands of publications. Information overload won’t make you any smarter. It will just confuse you. Focus on those 5 sources.
Of course in reality you need six: The SEO 2.0 blog is – as the name suggests – one of the most important sources of SEO 2.0 expertise.
Ah, you do know that Copyblogger and Problogger aren’t SEO blogs, right?
What about http://www.SearchEngineLand.com and blog.searchenginewatch.com/blog ?
Ah Lee… you know as well as anyone that the hardest part of SEO is getting links, and the primary way to do that is with compelling content. This is different than SEO 1.0 and the days of WebPosition Gold gurus and the like, so why isn’t Copyblogger part of SEO 2.0?
The bigger question to ask, as you’ve asked before on your own blog, is what will become of SEO? Isn’t technical SEO just a small part of an overall marketing plan? In that case, I’m glad Copyblogger is not an “SEO blog,” because that means it’s built on something that will last.
OK Lee, but they are SEO 2.0 blogs! Take into account that by showing what SEO 2.0 is, based on people who practice it already, I define it step by step. I will even extend the definition of SEO inasmuch as blogs like Fadtastic will also fit in. SEO 1.0 is too narrow minded as you yourself correctly wrote.
http://www.SearchEngineLand.com and blog.searchenginewatch.com/blog are great powerful dinosaurs. They just adapt to the new sitaution without leading the new wave.
Maybe I change my mind in the course of events as Sphinn is of course SEO 2.0
Brian, you were too quick for me, but I see you have an excellent understanding of what I want to show with this list.
Most people aren’t used to the term “SEM 2.0” so they would figure you meant to say they are “WEB 2.0” blogs – until they read your blog more thoroughly.
Also, I agree with Lee – you cant leave out the blog run by the person who pretty much coined the term SEO – Danny Sullivan – Search Engine Land.
Yeah, I found the list on my own!
I don’t know how succesfull you are in business, but your art of blogging is cool ;)
Brians and Lees discussion was pretty interesting. i can;t think of one good reason to disagree with Brian.
I can’t disagree with that list at all. Every one of those puts out awesome stuff.
I’d not include ProBlogger and copyblogger as SEO websites.
But rather I would include:
a general subscription at Digital Points forum.
true my dear.. you selected five most useful blogs.. in between you may find some article of interest.. but for regular reading, they are not that adequate…
Good Luck. I hope that SEO 2.0 blog will be one of the most important sources of SEO 2.0 expertise. Keep it up.