Holidays are just around the corner but the blogosphere is still busy and churning out some amazing content. Here are couple of blog posts and articles that caught our eyes this week.
U.S. Court Declares Bloggers Second Class Citizens, Not Part of Media (via Search Engine Watch)
But a U.S. District Court judge in Portland, Oregon just set us back to pre-1990 days when he ruled against Crystal Cox, a blogger, after she was sued by Obsidian Finance Group for defamation over blog posts that criticized the firm and co-founder Kevin Padrick. The judge also awarded Padrick $2.5 million.
SEO: It’s Never Too Late to Optimise Your Old Blog Posts (via For Bloggers by Bloggers)
Don’t think you have to work your SEO magic on every single old post; just choose the ones that are already getting some traffic. Look at your stats package or Google Analytics and see what posts are currently popular and tweak them.
Survey Says SEO The Single Most Important Marketing Channel For SMBs (via Search Engine Land)
The question asked was: “If you had to put all your marketing time and budget into only one channel, what would it be?” The list of choices included SEO, paid search, mobile, social and traditional media. As you can see below SEO beats everything else by a mile.
11 Tips for Cleaning Up Your Blog (via Quick Blog Tips)
When I looked back through the archives of Quick Blog Tips, I found several posts that were a bit out of date. In some cases, I’d simply changed my mind. I also found plenty of posts without images (there are still a lot of these lurking around).
9 Habits of Extraordinary Blogs (via Pushing Social)
The superstars know exactly who they serve. They don’t write for the masses. They craft content to capture the attention of a specific breed of reader. TechCrunch appeals to ambitious, type-a, entrepreneurs. Good’s content fits with the socially conscious technophiles. Every article hits their audience squarely in their sweet spot.
Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments! Have a great weekend!
- This Week in the Blogosphere – WordAds, Outdated Blogging Rules, Social Business (zemanta.com)
- Crystal Cox Case Scares Blogosphere: Blogger Fined $2.5, Judge Rules Press Protections Don’t Apply (inquisitr.com)
- FREE SPEECH: blogger found not to be a journalist immune from defamation liability (marcjan.wordpress.com)