Time flies by so quickly! Another month has gone and again it was a month of great content here on State of Digital. And yes, May is already halfway done, but still it is time to look back on April on State of Digital. April was full of articles which were read by more people than ever. Here are the 10 best read of this month (plus a few days in March), but by only showing 10, we actually show too little. So head over to the blog and start reading all of them!
We’d love to know if you agree with this list, so we’d love to ask you to vote for the article you liked best. You can vote by tweeting about the article!
Google is broken, at least it is in its regional versions. In fact, not all the updates rolled out in Google.com and English were rolled out outside of it. The lack of an EMD update, for example, is obviously the cause of many very low quality SERPs. But even Hummingbird is causing quality problems that Google probably had not foreseen.
Written by Gianluca Fiorelli
[Tweet “I vote for ‘Why Google is broken’ by @gfiorelli1 as best post of April on @stateofdigital!”]
URLProfiler is a new piece of software that’s guaranteed to save you a huge amount of time. Here’s just one example of how to use it…
Written by Matt Beswick
[Tweet “I vote ‘Find Your Competitors Best Content’ by @mattbeswick best post of April @stateofdigital!”]
Schema.org best practices from industry experts. Sites with Schema.org markup rank, on average, four places higher than sites without Schema.org markup..
Written by Sarah Kershaw
[Tweet “I vote for ‘Schema.org Best Practices’ by @KershawMatthews as best post of April on @stateofdigital!”]
Embedding UX in to the foundation of technology is essential. Here are some great resources to get started with learning UX and appreciating its value.
Written by Barry Adams
[Tweet “I vote ‘Top resources for learning UX Design’ by @badams as best post of April on @stateofdigital!”]
Together with Linkdex we published an eBook with conversations on the topic of SEO Now with 27 thought-leaders, from pioneers of digital marketing, to global brands and search industry experts.
Written by Bas van den Beld
[Tweet “I vote for ‘E-Book: SEO Now 2014’ by @basvandenbeld as best post of April on @stateofdigital!”]
Tesla, the Californian electric car maker, is using its position as a challenger brand to disrupt the marketplace. But is its aggressive approach to PR having an impact both on and offline?
Written by James Crawford
[Tweet “I vote ‘Tesla is Disrupting the Market’ by @jamescrawford best post of April @stateofdigital!”]
With the news of Vic Gundotra’s departure from Google, the fate of his social network Google+ is unclear. Will it disappear or evolve in to something else?
Written by Barry Adams
[Tweet “I vote for ‘The Impending Demise of Google+?’ by @badams as best post of April on @stateofdigital!”]
Things social media managers need to consider and be aware of when putting their next promotion together on Facebook.
Written by Arianne Donoghue
[Tweet “I vote ‘Tips for Running Promotions on Facebook’ by @ariannedonoghue best post April @stateofdigital!”]
Annabel Hodges reviews some of the popular real-time-business dashboards that are making waves with companies of all sizes as they bring data together in a single view.
Written by Annabel Hodges
[Tweet “I vote ‘Real-time Business Dashboards’ by @searchpanda best post of [email protected]!”]
A compelling headline or image may get you a click, but most people don’t read much more than that. Use word-based tactics to compel them to keep reading.
Written by Arienne Holland
[Tweet “I vote ‘5 Easy, Text-Only Tricks To Get Your Articles Read’ by @RavenArienne best post April @stateofdigital!”]