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Best Read and Most Shared Posts of March 2013 on State of Search

5 April 2013 BY

Some use the term ‘March Madness’ and when you look at State of Search, that could very well fit the description of our month. We’ve had the Tools Week, we’ve had events like Linklove, SMX, SES and RIMC and we’ve had brilliant posts by our authors.

That makes this months overview of best read and most shared posts on State of Search very interesting. Because there is so much to choose from! Looking at the top ten best read posts you will recognise a lot from Tools Week but looking more in depth to the most shared posts gives you some other interesting angles as well.

So without further ado: here is your reading list for this weekend :).

Best Read

1. How I use Followerwonk, and Why I Love It – by Gianluca Fiorelli
Gianluca Fiorelli explains how he uses Followerwonk in his everyday worklife as a marketer and how it benefits his business.

2. Google did De-Index Digg, but by Mistake. Digg is back now – By Bas van den Beld
Google completely de-indexed Digg.com from their search results. It turned out to be a mistake. Someone deleted the entire site instead of one page.

3. How to Perform a Complete SEO Audit for Your Website – guestpost by by Philip Petrescu
One of the most important things in an SEO Audit is not finding what is wrong with a website, but rather to find a list of things that need to be changed

4. St. Patrick’s Day 2013 celebrated with animated Google Doodle – by Michel Wester
Google celebrates St Patrick’s Day with a special Doodle. Watch it here.

5. Easy step-by-step guide to finding low quality links - by Paddy Moogan
A step-by-step guide to finding what are likely to be low quality links. With steps, tools and examples.

6. Hreflang and canonical international SEO test – guestpost by Grosen Fris
Google’s hreflang option for international SEO has been available for over a year now, time to conduct a clinical SEO test to see if it works as promised.

7. 8 Free Technical SEO Tools – by Nichola Stott
A list of free technical SEO tools that help with header checking, crawling, on-page and tech diagnostics and code-generation for snippets and embeds.

8. 6 Great Project Management Tools for Improving Agency Efficiency – by Paul Rogers
Paul Rogers takes a look at what requirements for Project Management Tools in SEO are and which one are living up to that standard.

9. Is Paying for SEO Tools Worth It? – by Paddy Moogan
You probably don’t need to pay for SEO tools in order to learn your trade or get results. But they can sure make your life a hell of a lot easier

10. Where Does SEO Belong in the Overall Marketing Mix? – by Ned Poulter
SEO is going through changes. Those that used to be called SEOs, now have several job titles. But why? Don’t we all do the same job at the end of the day..?

Most shared

But, most read doesn’t mean ‘most popular’ per se, after all, some posts have been there less long than others and others get found through search! So looking at how much posts were shared on Social Media is also interesting.

Here are the shares on all our posts from last month:

  Tweet Like G+ Pocket Buffer Linkedin Total
Google did De-Index Digg, but by Mistake. Digg is back now 186 85 70 27 0 24 392
How I use Followerwonk, and Why I Love It 142 27 35 112 32 17 365
How to Perform a Complete SEO Audit for Your Website 132 43 45 81 20 26 347
Hreflang and canonical international SEO test 104 16 45 39 17 8 229
Where Does SEO Belong in the Overall Marketing Mix? 121 19 24 18 21 21 224
8 Free Technical SEO Tools 95 23 32 40 13 20 223
Majestic SEO Launch Webmaster Tools 133 6 13 13 1 8 174
7 Aspects to Drive Your International SEO Industry & Audience Research 80 19 23 15 9 26 172
6 Great Project Management Tools for Improving Agency Efficiency 76 14 8 39 13 16 166
9 Pinterest Tips for Business Profile Pages 76 29 9 12 5 26 157
Is Paying for SEO Tools Worth It? 73 13 12 23 19 14 154
Baidu Comes to Britain: New Opportunities for Online Marketing in China 64 11 10 6 4 53 148
Can an SEO be a Good SEO Without Using Tools? 93 6 11 13 7 10 140
How Should Businesses Use Facebook? Avinash Kaushik – Be Wizard 2013 70 18 5 15 9 13 130
St. Patrick’s Day 2013 celebrated with animated Google Doodle 39 74 2 1 0 2 118
Majestic SEO Announce Firefox Extension & Add-on 60 20 8 12 2 11 113
SEO Brand Marketing – Looking Beyond Keywords 70 3 8 11 8 9 109
Is Google turning up the heat on Link Spam? 59 14 4 6 4 20 107
Can SEO Be Made Obsolete? 58 19 4 6 2 9 98
Who To Take out to Lunch? The Importance of Knowing the Network 50 10 22 5 0 10 97
Entrepreneurship & Content Marketing Half Day #SearchLondon 63 4 11 6 0 2 86
How to Transform Your CEO into a Link Building, Social Sharing Machine #LinkLove 55 7 7 7 1 7 84
Head Smackingly Simple: Post Conversion Link Building Tips  42 4 3 17 6 11 83
Small Business SEO for £350 per month  57 6 0 9 2 7 81
Free Content for Free Spirits: MyBlogGuest WordPress Plugin Review 60 3 11 3 0 3 80
Case Study: Rebranding from a Search Agency to a Digital Agency 32 13 13 6 1 9 74
The Sacrifices We Make for Social Media: Real-Life, Sleep and Sex 38 6 17 3 1 2 67
The Future of Link Building, Will Critchlow at #Linklove: 37 5 10 7 1 7 67
Test: Fresh Web Explorer 35 21 1 4 1 3 65
SES New York Interview: Clayburn Griffin about Facebook Graph Search 30 19 7 1 0 7 64
Think Visibility Roundup – TV9 – March 2013 34 15 0 3 2 10 64
Social TV: New TV or Another Layer on Traditional TV 42 6 6 5 1 2 62
23,787 Ways to Build Links in 30 Minutes #LinkLove 41 4 1 7 3 3 59
Four ‘Obvious’ SEO and Two Social Tools You Can’t Miss 39 0 2 7 7 3 58
Sharing Your Story Through Images Has Never Been So Powerful 37 4 8 5 0 2 56
The PC is Dead. Long Live Mobile… & the Tablet! #RIMC13 41 6 3 2 0 2 54
Top Alternatives for Google Reader: Desktop, Tablet or All Platform 31 5 4 6 3 5 54
Spain & Search Marketing: The 5th Edition 40 2 4 2 1 4 53
Google Launch Help for Hacked Sites 43 0 3 0 4 1 51
Douglas Adams Google Doodle, Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy 42 2 5 1 0 1 51
What Tools were We Using (And what are we?) 31 6 6 3 1 4 51
Content Isn’t Just King, It’s Also Queen and Ace #SMXWest 30 8 3 4 3 2 50
Tools News Update: Updates, changes and additions to different SEO Tools 39 3 1 3 2 2 50
SEO Campixx: Conversion on Steroids 36 1 3 5 1 1 47
Link Tools of the Trade 31 1 2 4 2 5 45
Social Media Wins and Fails 34 4 2 0 1 4 45
Google Trends now Show Video Data from 2008 27 5 6 4 0 2 44
Why Should I Choose You? 33 1 0 4 1 5 44
Bloggabase: Bringing the Right Marketers to the Right Bloggers 33 1 1 1 2 5 43
All About Infographics: Claire Stokoe #Linklove 30 2 3 4 0 3 42
RIMC 2013: Tools of the Trade #RIMC13 32 4 0 3 0 2 41
Going Viral on YouTube #SMXWest 27 2 2 5 1 3 40
I act on impulse and I go with my instincts – Applying Ramsay logic to SEO 30 3 0 4 1 1 39
How Tools Are Developing 26 1 4 5 1 2 39
Do The Harlem Shake on YouTube – Easter Egg 31 3 1 1 2 1 39
How do I Get Them to Link? Lyndon Antcliff at #Linklove 23 1 5 7 0 2 38
Enterprise Link Spam Analysis Ian Lurie at #Linklove 28 3 0 4 0 2 37
YouTube Launches One Channel To All Video Content Creators 23 2 3 2 2 5 37
Majestic SEO now Supports 9 Languages 27 0 0 2 1 6 36
A Photo Is Worth A Thousand Links: SMX West 26 4 0 3 0 1 34
SES New York Interview: Marcia Kadanoff about Mobile 25 3 1 2 0 1 32
How Google Makes its Mobile Money 23 3 2 1 1 2 32
Is PlayStation Dying as a Brand? 22 4 1 2 1 2 32
Make Google Shopping’s Paid Service Work For You 25 2 3 0 0 1 31
Miriam Makeba Google logo, South African singer best known for Pata Pata 25 2 0 1 1 1 30
What Revenues and Profits do Tech Giants Have? 24 2 1 0 0 2 29
RIMC 2013: Site Architecture the Right Way – Shari Thurow #RIMC13 25 1 0 0 1 2 29
The State of Search & Social – #RIMC13 21 2 1 2 0 1 27
State of Search News Update: What happened in week 11 20 3 0 1 0 1 25
Friday Talk: An Interview with Mark Zuckerberg and Cheryl Sandberg 21 2 0 0 0 1 24
RIMC 2013: Duane Forrester – First Keynote #RIMC13 17 1 3 2 1 0 24
Harlem Shake Bigger than Gangnam Style 19 2 1 1 0 1 24
State of Search News Update: What happened in week 9 19 2 0 1 1 1 24
Friday Talk: Larry Page Q&A Zeitgeist Americas 2012 19 1 0 0 0 1 21
State of Search News Update: What happened in week 10 17 1 1 1 1 0 21
Keynote: Web Strategy – Kristine Schachinger #RIMC13 16 0 1 1 0 1 19
Friday Talk: Dealing With Tough Calls In Organic Search, Matt Cutts and Patrick Thomas 17 1 0 0 0 1 19
Friday Talk: Sharing Personal News Online – Geraldine DeRuiter 11 0 0 0 0 1 12
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Bas van den Beld is a speaker, trainer and online marketing strategist. Bas is the founder of Stateofdigital.com. -- You can hire Bas to speak, train or consult.
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