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.

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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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