11 Best SEO Blogs to Follow in 2011

by Jason Acidre on March 16, 2011 · 45 comments · Search


As an SEO practitioner, it’s imperative to keep your knowledge about the industry up-to-date, given that search engine optimization is a constantly evolving field.

So in this short post, I’ll just share the SEO blogs that I personally follow, which I believe offer the most educational experience when it comes to different areas of search engine optimization.Best SEO Blogs

SEOmoz

I always feel like a small fish in the sea whenever I read Rand Fishkin’s entries. SEOmoz has the most active SEO community in the industry (with thousands of loyal followers and subscribers). They also provide plenty of resources, nifty tools and case studies that are really useful to their community. Visit SEOmoz’s Blog

What I like about it: The Whiteboard Friday Series.

SEO by the Sea

Patent, patent, patent…  You’ll mostly see those on Bill Slawski’s posts. In digging more in the level of his writings, you’ll certainly get some useful – indirect – tips on how to be a better SEO. Visit SEO by the Sea

What I like about it: Learning more about the engineering side of search engine optimization.

SEO-Theory

Michael Martinez sure knows how to squeeze thought-provoking and belief-shaking statements in between his blog posts. It’s a must read for active and seasoned practitioners. Visit SEO-Theory

What I like about it: When you start reading, you’ll get hypnotized until you realize that you’re already on the last word of the article.

Hugo Guzman

Hugo Guzman is definitely someone to watch out this year. Just followed his blog recently and I really find his pointers clever and provides information in a distinctive height –Enterprise level. Visit Hugo Guzman’s Blog

What I like about it: Enterprise level SEO and sophisticated approach.

Pole Position Marketing

I’ve been following this blog since last year, and I really enjoy how Stoney deGeyter convey his message and ideals through his blog posts. The reading experience is a one-two punch of content that you won’t usually find anywhere else and an SEO copywriting style that will get you thinking – just by observing how the content flows. Visit Pole Position Marketing

What I like about it: Creative writing style and compelling remarks.

Distilled Blog

Headed by Will Critchlow, the team provides well-researched, extremely interesting and intellectually written SEO guides. Reading their materials is an out-of-body experience and you’ll definitely dig for more once you get started. Currently, they are providing content to SEOmoz’s blog, which is really exciting – they are simply empowering Rand’s empire. Visit Distilled’s Blog

What I like about it: Comprehensive and in-depth link building guides and case studies.

Ross Hudgens

With Ross’ complex point of view in SEO, he can simply take the basics to a greater height of comprehension. I must say, reading his stuff and rants there can really enlighten your current beliefs and principles in SEO. Visit Ross Hudgen’s Blog

What I like about it: Solid writing style – as if you’re reading a film’s script.

SEO Design Solutions

This is certainly one of the most instructive sources of search engine optimization knowledge over the web that I have personally found. Jeffrey Smith goes all out on most of his posts as he shares his secrets on how to “genuinely” dominate the search result pages. Visit SEO Design Solutions Blog

What I like about it: Love the images as well as the choice of technical words that Jeffrey uses on his content.

Practical SEO

This blog is slightly new but certainly not a newbie. Zarko Zivkovic is a smart SEO. He produces short posts that have substantial power and profound perspectives that will make you think twice about your campaigns. Visit Practical SEO Blog

What I like about it: Zarko has an indistinguishable talent of knowing when and how to utilize the right words to trigger his readers’ attention.

David Mihm

When I see the word local SEO, the first thing that comes to my mind is David Mihm, it’s his arena, his territory and he offers the best resources in this area of search engine optimization.  In my honest opinion – he is undeniably a local search genius and/or probably the lord in this field. Visit David Mihm’s Blog

What I like about it: The ultimate resource for local search ranking factors.

SEER Interactive

Founded by Wil Reynolds, they are the “innovator” in this sphere. SEER Interactive is comprised of individuals who are all well-versed in search marketing. And with that overflowing aura, they have simply cultivated a solid team of experts who are all capable of pioneering truly efficient methods. Visit SEER Interactive’s Blog

What I like about it: Design and content that have unexpected hooks planted within.

Other Cool SEO Blogs to Check Out This Year

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Jason Acidre

Jason Acidre is Co-Founder and CEO of Xight Interactive, marketing consultant for Affilorama and Traffic Travis, and also the sole author of this SEO blog. You can follow him on Twitter @jasonacidre and on Google+.

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Jeffrey L. Smith March 16, 2011 at 8:35 pm

Jason:

Thanks for the Kudos. Glad to see people still read our stuff. Switching the focus to cool plugins and a nwe WordPress theme called WP Ultimate Theme and will keep you posted when it drops… Passing this post along and wish you all the best.

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Kaiserthesage March 18, 2011 at 12:41 am

Thanks for dropping by Jeffrey!

I remember you mentioned to me before on your email message (when I submitted a guest post to SEOdesignsolutions) that you’ll be shifting to affiliate marketing model, though I’m still glad that you’re still providing awesome SEO posts there :)

All the best to your new project, I’m excited to see your upcoming theme, is it a paid theme by the way?

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Ross Hudgens March 16, 2011 at 9:16 pm

Thank you Jason – it is an honor to be included on this list! “Like reading a film’s script” is quite a compliment – I definitely appreciate the kind words.

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Kaiserthesage March 18, 2011 at 12:43 am

Ross,

That’s how I feel whenever I read your stuff man! And sometimes I read some of your posts twice (trying to internalize your style of writing). Thanks for dropping by!

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Hugo March 17, 2011 at 5:15 am

Thanks for the mention, Jason! It’s much appreciated.

P.S. I’ve added you to my RSS aggregator. Looking forward to learning more about you.

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Kaiserthesage March 18, 2011 at 12:45 am

The pleasure is mine Hugo. I’ve been learning a lot from your posts, especially your post on outspoken media, that was very influential. Thanks for the comment :)

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Zarko March 17, 2011 at 5:51 am

Hi Jason,

thanks for the great review and words of praise, really thoughtful of you :)

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Kaiserthesage March 18, 2011 at 12:49 am

You deserve those words man. I really enjoy your posts and I do learn a lot from them, indirectly, particularly with your principles regarding SEO :)

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Sean Skipton from "Skip Hire Liverpool" March 17, 2011 at 6:34 am

To add to your list, I’ve found the Growmap blog – http://www.growmap.com – extremely useful for the amount of information on all matters touching on SEO and for the links to relevant articles; also engages constructively with comments and commentators.

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Kaiserthesage March 18, 2011 at 12:54 am

I agree, Gail’s blog is definitely one of the most informative blogs in our sphere, and a very approachable person. She personally helps people, especially those who’re just starting, to get to know more on how this industry really works. Gail practices what she preaches – and she is really great when it comes to relationship building.

By the way, I have a guest entry there (at Growmap) about the future of link building :)

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Adam March 17, 2011 at 6:55 am

Thanks for mentioning SEER! Our team is increasing, so expect some solid posts with some quality takeaways from some new faces soon.

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Kaiserthesage March 18, 2011 at 12:55 am

That’s an exciting news Adam! Thanks for dropping by. Will certainly check out SEER in the following months.

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Stuart@The Best SEO in the UK March 17, 2011 at 7:24 am

Great resources listed here Jason, I follow a few of these, especially Jeffrey’s SEO Design Solutions (fantastic for on-site SEO strategies and more) and Zarko’s Practical SEO I have been following recently.

For local SEO like you I’d say David Mihm is at the top of the game but I do also follow Andrew Shortland’s ‘Loc@l SEO Guide’ blog which is a fantastic resource for local SEO ( http://www.localseoguide.com/ ) Andrew writes some great informative posts and really know’s his stuff when it comes to local search!

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Kaiserthesage March 18, 2011 at 1:02 am

Stuart,

I couldn’t agree more, Jeffrey is a genius when it comes to on-site optimization, especially with internal linking strategies (love his statement about how it lessens the waste of a site’s link equity). And Zarko is really providing juicy stuff there on his blog, and he’s building up a good momentum, so it’s really a great addition to this list.

Thanks for mentioning Andrew’s local SEO guide, I’ve been reading his stuff and his buddy from bluementhals since last year as well – certainly the top-guns in their field. Perhaps I’ll add them on a future list of Local SEO resources.

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lawmacs March 18, 2011 at 3:05 am

Great list Jason learn a lot from this list there are some Seo Blogs featured here never know before will have run through and read later on. Thanks for the heads up bro.

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Jeffrey Smith March 18, 2011 at 6:25 am

@Jason:

Yes, the theme is paid, $67 for single, $99 for mobile and $129 for developers license. It’s also html 5 so its clean, light on code and packed with ton’s of SEO features (like the ability to import site architecture, control ads, navigation and more toggled from page to page and internal links).

It’s our farewell to the service model and the beginning of our true calling. Helping others with great tools and themes…

All the best!

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jilianne @ website marketing tips March 21, 2011 at 11:10 pm

Kaiser,
Big thanks to this awesome round up. I know SEOMOZ will come on top :) I’ve been a follower for that blog since last year and I tell you, it really helped me a lot on my blogging and PPC campaigns. I will also visit the other sites that you recommend. Thumbs up :)

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Stoney deGeyter March 28, 2011 at 7:28 am

Hey Jason,

Thanks for the mention, I appreciate it! This is a great list of resources for anyone wanting to join the SEO conversation.

Stoney deGeyter recently posted Why You Should Never Duplicate Your Competitor’s SEO Strategies

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Kirsty@shopping cart April 16, 2011 at 8:04 am

I have read a lot of SEO articles from different blog sites including tips and how to’s. But what really strike me nowadays is the articles written in SEOMOZ that I can say very helpful for someone like me that is new on this online business.

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Popusti April 24, 2011 at 1:58 am

Great list…
I found some new SEO blogs here.
Thank you for that

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Joshua@Paleo Diet Food List May 6, 2011 at 5:05 pm

I am just starting to learn SEO. This list is a great opportunity for me to learn from different experts about SEO.

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Dean Cruddace May 16, 2011 at 11:06 am

Cheers for the list Jason I do follow these and then some through an RSS deck I set up this week (http://seoblogers.co.uk) 93 sites & looking to add more. Will be adding yours when I get back in the code along with a few others.

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Dean Cruddace May 16, 2011 at 11:08 am

yeah Dean great, that would be SEBloggers.co.uk with 2 G`s. oops

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Jolly@SEO Training June 30, 2011 at 3:30 am

Thanks for a great list of SEO blogs Jason. It is important to specialize in different areas of search engine optimization. You really have an excellent compilation of valuable blogs to follow. Cheers!

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Web Design Studio July 11, 2011 at 7:20 am

Great SEO blog list to follow.
SEOmoz and SEO by the sea are my first place to visit when I want to read something new.
I have to mention Shawn Anderson aka Hobo and his blog as a great SEO resource.

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Blue Llama July 12, 2011 at 3:12 am

Thanks Jason. Have checked them all out and pretty much following them all on Twitter now. I do kind of get the feeling that SEO is a dying term and digital marketing is taking over. You can no longer look at SEO in isolation.

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security solutions July 21, 2011 at 12:56 am

Well done Jason. Thanks for sharing the SEO blogs. Very useful. This is exactly what I was looking for. SEO info changes so rapidly that it is hard to keep up with that. I will pick 3 of them to visit regularly.

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Local Seo July 22, 2011 at 8:53 am

Great list Jason learn a lot from this list there are some Seo Blogs featured here never know before will have run through and read later on. Thanks for the heads up bro.

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SEO training in mumbai July 25, 2011 at 3:00 am

Great list Jason. I follow most of them. Few were missed in my list. will add it now.

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Ahmed@السيو August 22, 2011 at 9:19 am

thanks Kaiserthesage for this article ,i want to ask you qustion please can i translate it into arabic and put link to this post ?

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Noel Addison@Logo Design Ventura August 29, 2011 at 8:02 pm

Never heard half of the mentioned blogs. Thank you for this list. Worth sharing. Anyway I have read the blog of Sir Zarko “Practical SEO”. Great blog Sir Zarko!

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sunitha September 22, 2011 at 5:59 am

I always love to follow blogs which are informative enough and luckily i dropped by, The list is good would try following up with these. Thanks

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Scott September 28, 2011 at 2:56 pm

6 months later, still a great list. We follow several of the blogs on your list and will be checking out the others to possibly add.

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Chris Countey October 25, 2011 at 9:01 am

Probably even more true now that I’ve seen some of these blogs in action. Great list!

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Sean@SEO Philippines January 3, 2012 at 10:41 pm

Sana…. Kasama ako dito… :))

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Mike Hanson January 6, 2012 at 8:30 am

Great post. I just subscribed to all of the blogs that I hadn’t already! FYI, the SEER link in your last blurb isn’t redirecting properly, though after I tried to visit the site directly, it looks like an error on their server.

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Argos January 8, 2012 at 5:11 am

Great work Jason, not only the list but your past few posts make your blog too a must follow in 2012.

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Scott@Tampa Local SEO February 9, 2012 at 4:59 pm

Have been following David Mihm’s Mihmorandum for awhile now and have to say that he always produces great content including some awesome infographics. Rand Fishkin at SEOmoz has the same effect on me (even when I know the subject matter well – lol) He’s one of the best!

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James@Gigs20 March 7, 2012 at 12:38 pm

Great list of SEO blogs! Just want to add another very good one to your list, – http://searchengineland.com

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Paul@Network Cabling March 19, 2012 at 8:26 am

Good post….just learning and researching a bunch of tools.

Any thoughts on Raven Tools?

One big deal is the different tools all have slightly different numbers of like backlinks.

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Satish June 5, 2012 at 3:43 am

Lol ! I know only SEOMOZ in this list. Rest i never was aware of. They are pretty cool seo sites dude. Thanks for the share. Its show time \m/

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