Most Popular Posts on State of Search May 2012

Most Popular Posts on State of Search May 2012

1st June 2012

There are many great posts on State of Search each month. So many you might have missed one! That’s why below you can find the best read and most popular posts on State of Search this month!

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11 Technical SEO Tools you Should be Using – by @paddymoogan 

Technical SEO requires the right tools. Here are a 11 tools Paddy Moogan is suggesting you, you can use with description of what they are and do.
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Online Brand Management using Google Analytics – by @koozai_sam

Great post by Sam Noble looking at ways you can manage your brands reputations from within Google Analytics including the new Social Graphs.
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“Stop Talking – Get Back To Work” – Exclusive Interview with Mike King – by @andybetts1

In this interview by our guest blogger Andy Betts Michael King of iAquire shares his thoughts on the ‘outing’ issues recently and the future of Search.
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10 Post Penguin Link Building Tips – by @bryantdunivan

Penguin has come and gone, and you are still wondering what do I do. You may be unsure where to target your link building efforts, as you are afraid that any links you may build can make your situation worse. Bryant Dunivan gives 10 of the maxims to use in future link-building efforts.
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The Optimal Website User Experience – by Clarissa Sajbl

Clarissa Sajbl takes us on a route looking at the psychology of online users to gain an understanding (in the deeper sense) why someone is visiting your website and what the motivations are for doing so.
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SEO is a Business: Just Focus On What You Can Change – by @searchpanda

There is a lot of negativity going around in the world of search at the moment. Annabel Hodges has had enough and puts things in perspective. At the end of the day, we’re all in business. What we need to do is adapt, learn, have a mini rant and move and focus on the ££/$$/€€. Some seem to be forgetting them. Annabel sets us straight.
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International and Multilingual sites: The Criteria to Establish an SEO Friendly Structure – by @aleyda

Which are the fundamental criteria to take into consideration when you start thinking about creating a new version of your site to target another country or language? Our newest addition to the team Aleyda Solis tells you.
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Penguins, Anchor Text and Headaches: What do we do now? – by @ben_holbrook

Delving into the world of exact match anchor texts to work out what link builders are supposed to do post Penguin update.
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Google Ranking Factors 2012 in One Overview – by @basvandenbeld

There are many many rankingfactors. This infographic clusters rankingfactors (not all of them, but quite a few) in major topics: Social, Backlinks, Author/Brand and On page.
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Top News


Google+ Local Launched – by @basvandenbeld

Google launches “Google+ Local” where you can find information and recommendations on local places around you.
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Google Testing or Rolling Out Sources Results? – by @basvandenbeld

Google seems to be testing direct answers and sources in the SERPS showing all sorts of information. Another blow for websites? This resulted in the launch of Knowlegde Graph.
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Forget Pagerank and Mozrank, Majestic Launches “Flow Metrics” – by @basvandenbeld

Majestic SEO launches a new way of looking at trust on sites: flow metrics, which can replace metrics like Pagerank and Mozrank.
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Google Declaring War: Banning an Agency for Mistakes on Clients Sites– by @basvandenbeld

Again the search industry is once again in uproar. Why? Because somewhere somebody took a wrong turn, someone else saw it and told Google. And now Google is upset.
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Bas van den Beld is an award winning Digital Marketing consultant, trainer and speaker. He is the founder of State of Digital and helps companies develop solid marketing strategies.
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