The Top 50 SEO Posts of the Year - 2009 Edition

Top 50 SEO Posts of the Year
The Top 50 SEO Posts of the Year - 2009 Edition

Whether you're looking to outsource a job or simply trying to find the best Italian restaurant, you're likely heading to Today, people use the popular search engine to look for the most trusted content on the Web because of its power and convenience. However, if your website isn't listed on the first page of search results, your competition will and they'll be more than happy to take your customers! To prevent this tragedy from happening, check out the's list of “The Top 50 SEO Posts of the Year” to learn how to improve your site's ranking now! You can also view last year's list .

1) Search Engine Land

Search Engine Land is a must read hub for news and information about search engine marketing, optimization and how search engines such as Google, Yahoo and Microsoft work for searchers. The site is led by Danny Sullivan, who has been covering search for the past 11 years.

Top 2009 SEO blog post: URL Shorteners: Which Shortening Service Should You Use?

2) Scobleizer

Robert Scoble, a former technical evangelist at Microsoft, comments on technology news, especially as it relates to blogging and the Internet.

Top 2009 SEO blog post: Exploring the 2010 Web

3) Marketing Pilgrim
URL: was launched by Internet marketing consultant Andy Beal in September 2005. As a follow-up to Beal's award-winning search marketing blog, Marketing Pilgrim expands its coverage to bring the latest news, rumors and reviews of all things related to Internet marketing and online advertising.

Top 2009 SEO blog post: SEO for WordPress Blogs

4) CopyBlogger

In an overly-crowded marketplace, copywriting techniques allow you to capture attention and convert it into trust, sales, and profit. CopyBlogger shows you how to do just that.

Top 2009 SEO blog post: Is Commenting on Blogs a Smart Traffic Strategy?

5) Search Engine Roundtable

The Search Engine Roundtable does its best to cover the most exciting and informative threads taking place at the SEO and SEM forums on a daily basis.

Top 2009 SEO blog post: Scam: Google Money System or Google Kit

6) ProBlogger

Darren Rowse started this blog in September 2004 mainly because he wanted to keep a record of what he was learning about blogging for money. Since then he's added well over 3500 articles, tips, tutorials and case studies.

Top 2009 SEO blog post: 8 First Step SEO Tips for Bloggers

7) Web Strategy

As a Web Strategist, Jeremiah Owyang strives to define and deliver user and community needs, business goals, and web technology to craft and deliver long term successful web programs for companies.

Top 2009 SEO blog post: Social Search: Customers Influence Search Results Over Brands

8) Search Engine Watch

Search Engine Watch provides tips and information about searching the web, analysis of the search engine industry and help to site owners trying to improve their ability to be found in search engines.

Top 2009 SEO blog post: 10 Common SEO Mistakes

9) Search Engine Journal

Search Engine Journal, established in 2003, is a 6 year old publication of Search and Social Media, which specializes in a community approach to the reporting of search engine news and the sharing of Search Engine Marketing knowledge and tactics.

Top 2009 SEO blog post: Social Media Profiles for Online Reputation Management

10) SEOMoz

SEOmoz is a hub for the search marketing industry, providing an SEO Services Marketplace, a popular SEO Blog, SEO Tools and premium content.

Top 2009 SEO blog post: Perfecting Keyword Targeting & On-Page Optimization

11) Google Blogoscoped

Google Blogoscoped has covered Google and the tech world more or less daily since 2003. The blog and the forum cover new Google product releases, contain tutorials and tips, information on Google censorship methods, and 20% random weirdness.

Top 2009 SEO blog post: Google Searchology 2009

12) Matt Cutts

Matt Cutts works for the Search Quality group in Google, specializing in search engine optimization issues. He is well known in the SEO community for enforcing the Google Webmaster Guidelines and cracking down on link spam. In his blog, Cutts also advises the public on how to get better website visibility in Google.

Top 2009 SEO blog post: PageRank sculpting

13) Online Marketing Blog

Since December 2003, TopRank's Online Marketing Blog has provided insights, resources and commentary on a range of digital marketing and public relations topics including: search engine marketing and optimization, social media marketing, business blogging and marketing, and online public relations.

Top 2009 SEO blog post: TopRank BIGLIST of 100+ Search Marketing Resources

14) Daily Blog Tips

Daniel Scocco launched Daily Blog Tips in 2006 to provide just that - daily articles on blog design, promotion, search engine optimization, writing content, web tools and more.

Top 2009 SEO blog post: 4 Steps to Increase Your Blog Traffic

15) Shoemoney

Jeremy Schoemaker has made millions of dollars over the past five years, and now wants to share his insights with others so they, too, can learn and grow. ShoeMoney shares the ups and downs of his world to a loyal daily readership of over 30,000 people.

Top 2009 SEO blog post: What People Trying To Make Money Online Blogging Don't Get

16) Yahoo! Search Blog

The Yahoo! Search Marketing blog connects you to the people and products that can help you make sense of the ever-changing world of search marketing, and offers a community forum for sharing news, tips and strategies.

Top 2009 SEO blog post: Fighting Duplication: Adding more arrows to your quiver

17) David Naylor

David Naylor's Search Marketing Team provides a range of services that will help you to increase your online presence in the search engines, and the traffic generated to your website.

Top 2009 SEO blog post: Link Building Techniques & Tips

18) Web Ink Now

Web Ink Now is written by David Meerman Scott, who blogs about how marketing and PR have changed because of the Web. Posts include information on how to use social media, online video, news releases, blogs, podcasts, viral marketing and online media to reach your buyers directly.

Top 2009 SEO blog post: SEO and your crap filled site

19) Marketing Technology Blog

The Marketing Technology Blog discusses online marketing, social media, search engine marketing, blogging, email marketing, twitter, and analytics.

Top 2009 SEO blog post: 10 Rules of Keyword Usage for Search Engine Optimization

20) Ramblings About SEO

Ramblings About SEO offers you SEO Tips and Tricks that you can use to enhance your online marketing results.

Top 2009 SEO blog post: The Disproportionate Value of Deep Links

21) Graywolf's SEO Blog

Graywolf's SEO Blog is a blog written by Michael Gray. Michael has been involved with online business since 1998. On his blog, he writes about whatever is on his mind. Most often, his posts have to do with SEO, search marketing, search engines, business, and the media.

Top 2009 SEO blog post: How Google Profiles SEO's

22) Reel SEO

Reel SEO offers tips, tutorials, guidelines, and more information for Video Search Engine Optimization. Find out how to SEO your videos for search.

Top 2009 SEO blog post: SEO For Video - Video SEO Tips and Techniques

23) HuoMah SEO Blog

HuoMah offers all the latest in SEO and internet marketing news with a side of geekiness. Welcome to the Fire Horse Trail - for search engine optimization professionals.

Top 2009 SEO blog post: The final word on bounce rates as a ranking signal

24) 10e20

10e20 is a leading social media marketing blog that focuses on what social media marketing is, and specializes in increasing traffic, building links, viral marketing and SEO.

Top 2009 SEO blog post: 10 Simple (but Important) Things to Check Before Optimizing an Existing Site

25) Conversation Marketing

Conversation Marketing is the product of a lot of conversations, and a general sense that, until now, no one's done a really good job of pulling together search engine optimization, e-mail marketing, web site design and marketing communications into a single internet marketing strategy. This blog tries to do just that.

Top 2009 SEO blog post: In SEO, Keywords and Branding Don't Mix

26) Search Marketing Standard

Search Marketing Standard is the leading print publication covering the search marketing industry. It was launched early in 2006 with the goal of providing readers with practical, relevant, and easy-to-understand information they could apply to directly improve their search engine marketing campaigns. Here, it goes online.

Top 2009 SEO blog post: How To Scare Your Readers, Dilute Your Brand & Squander Link Equity with Tiny URLs

27) Digital Marketing Blog

iCrossing is a global digital marketing company that combines talent and technology to help world-class brands find and connect with their customers. This is their company blog to share thoughts, ideas, opinions and news on anything that is digital marketing.

Top 2009 SEO blog post: Unlocking Google's Vince Update

28) Inside the Marketers Studio

David Berkowitz is Senior Director of Emerging Media and Innovation for agency 360i. This is his personal blog offering interactive marketing insight and trends.

Top 2009 SEO blog post: Why Google Needs Twitter Search

29) Van SEO Design

Steven Bradley specializes in building usable and search engine friendly websites so whether it's a living breathing person or search engine spider that's visiting, both will have an enjoyable experience. Follow his blog for the latest tips to do the same.

Top 2009 SEO blog post: Whitespace: Less Is More In Web Design

30) SEO Hosting Blog

SEO Hosting is a division of HostGator, hosting over 1,800,000 domain names since 2002. Their blog offers tips and tricks on how to SEO your site.

Top 2009 SEO blog post: The Anatomy of a Website: Which Pages Should Be on Your Website?

31) Bruce Clay

Bruce Clay is a professional search engine optimization international consultant, speaker and instructor. The Bruce Clay Inc. blog has information, news and thoughts on Internet Marketing, Search Engine Optimization, PPC, and Analytics.

Top 2009 SEO blog post: SEO Hierarchy of Needs

32) SEO Marketing Promotion

SEO Marketing Promotion covers Search Engine Marketing, SEO, and blog promotion.

Top 2009 SEO blog post: Tips and tricks when starting a new blog

33) Blogstorm

Blogstorm is the UK's largest blog discussing internet marketing and search engine optimization news and strategies.

Top 2009 SEO blog post: Squidoo launches a reputation management timebomb

34) Hobo

Hobo is a UK-based SEO company. This is their blog, which is visited by over 50,000 people every month and where they discuss Google SEO.

Top 2009 SEO blog post: SEO - Limit Anchor Text Links To 55 Characters In Length?

35) Johnon

This is John Andrews' blog on issues of interest to the SEO community and competitive webmasters.

Top 2009 SEO blog post: SEO goes back Underground in 2009

36) aimClear Search Marketing Blog

aimClear is an Internet-focused advertising agency, based in Duluth, Minnesota. This is their search marketing blog for advertising agency, in-house and PR professionals.

Top 2009 SEO blog post: Is Your PPC Expert Asleep at the Switch? 6 Minute Self-Audit

37) Social Media Optimization

David Wilson is the co-owner of Braveheart Design Inc., a search marketing company. He believes that social media optimization is the merging of traditional media, search engine marketing and social marketing. Join him on this journey as he explores this new force in online marketing.

Top 2009 SEO blog post: Don't Forget Search

38) Search Engine Optimization Journal

Search Engine Optimization Journal is an SEO Blog that discusses Search Engine Marketing, Search Engine Ranking and Positioning for the new and advanced reader.

Top 2009 SEO blog post: How Much Should Good SEO Cost?

39) GrokDotCom

GrokDotCom focuses on grokking human reactions to marketing, sales, PR and evolving media. Borrowed from Robert A. Heinlein's novel, Stranger in a Strange Land, "Grok" is derived from a Martian word meaning "to drink" pure knowledge until it's deep within our molecules.

Top 2009 SEO blog post: Will Google Judge You Guilty of SEO?

40) Optimize and Prophesize

Jonathan Mendez is a recognized pioneer in advertising optimization services. His personal blog Optimize and Prophesize is one of Advertising Age's Top 150. Find out why here.

Top 2009 SEO blog post: API Battle Plans: Fighting for Next

41) Daily SEO Blog

Mani Karthik is an SEO Consultant from India who blogs about SEO Tips, Social Media and Online Marketing. Find practical, jargon free SEO tips here that you can take back home and implement on your site.

Top 2009 SEO blog post: 10 Twitter tools to effectively manage your followers

42) Small Business Search Marketing

Small businesses often don't have the financial resources to put together a substantial plan of attack to improve their web site and increase traffic, conversions, sales, etc. Matt McGee's is for small businesses that want to compete and succeed on their own terms (and budgets).

Top 2009 SEO blog post: Small Business SEO: Costs, Expectations & Realities

43) Web Business

Ken Burbary is a professional web marketer and technologist with 14 years of online marketing and advertising experience. In his blog, he shares opinions, insights, and observations that aim to spark discussion about how web tools, technologies, and services are changing how companies conduct business.

Top 2009 SEO blog post: Realtime Social Search and Web Search Converge

44) Bonehead SEO

Ever wanted a way to take SEO Training? One that made it easy to understand and gave you a step-by-step process? The BoneHead SEO blog is exactly what you need.

Top 2009 SEO blog post: Beginners SEO - 8 Free & Easy SEO Tips

45) SEO Consult

SEO Consult is a leading Search Engine Optimization agency in the UK. Their SEO Blog has a great archive of articles relating to SEO to help you build a powerful SEO campaign.

Top 2009 SEO blog post: Tag Clouds and SEO

46) SEOwizz

SEOwizz offers Google Search Engine Optimization services as well as valuable SEO Tutorials, Showing You How To Rank Higher On Google.

Top 2009 SEO blog post: Bing SEO - How Does it Differ To Google?

47) UK SEO

Mark Rushworth is a UK SEO, Internet Marketing and Web Design Consultant. On his blog, he answers all the SEO, web design, development and Internet Marketing questions you may have.

Top 2009 SEO blog post: Show More Than 1000 Links in Yahoo Site Explorer

48) Local SEO Guide

Local SEO Guide is Andrew Shotland's blog on local search optimization, small business marketing and search engine optimization strategy.

Top 2009 SEO blog post: Local Search Ranking Factors 2009

49) SEO Chicks

SEO Chicks was founded in 2007 when Lisa Myers and Anita Chaperon met at a networking event and decided to start an all-female SEO blog. They're friendly to industry newcomers and here to answer your questions.

Top 2009 SEO blog post: If Your SEO Is Not Moonlighting, Fire Them

50) SEO Book

SEO Book offers marketing tips, search analysis, online business tips, and general commentary on the evolution of the web. Launched in 2003, it is one of the oldest standing SEO sites that is still regularly updated.

Top 2009 SEO blog post: Big Brands? Google Brand Promotion: New Search Engine Rankings Place Heavy Emphasis on Branding



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