Bill Hartzer

Monday Marketing Foo for July 30, 2007

Every week I try to go through the blogosphere and see what everyone’s talking about. This week I thought I’d take a look at the SEO (search engine optimization) blogs.

I don’t know if you’ve noticed or not, but I recently turned off nofollow on this site. So, if you comment and it passes my “tests” to prove that you’re a human and I approve of your comment, and you wish to inclue a link to your site or a page on your site, then the “link” will count.

There have been reports recently, following anchor text link tests, that nofollow links still pass some link credit. But, ideally, it’s better to have a dofollow link than a nofollow link. Andy Beard like me, is a strong supporter of dofollow on blogs. If you’re a blogger, then you need to check out Andy’s ultimate list of dofollow plugins.

Sphinn has launched. Some say that this Web 2.0 style site will replace Threadwatch. Perhaps it will, but for now you might want to check out my list of top social bookmarking sites.

Jill Whalen recently talked about the 10 types of bloggers. It’s an interesting read.

Daily Blog Tips recently published a list of top 25 seo blogs. I’m not surprised by the list–but I would have used other criteria. I’m not on the list, but this blog isn’t really a “SEO blog” by definition. My goal is to talk about more thing that matter to marketing professionals–like social media, search, and marketing online. I’ve got news for you: if you’re still focusing on “SEO” then you need to move on. More about that later.

On a related note, Search Engine Journal recently talked about top 150 marketing blogs.

And also related, you might want to check out Top Rank Blog’s list of search marketing blogs.

The other Andy talked about how social networking is not a popularity contest. In most cases, it’s not just a popularity contest, it’s the one who can write the best content and who has the ability to use technology to their advantage.

Related to the popularity contest issue, Michael has some great tips about what Rae said.

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