Dec 23 2008

Must Subscribe Blogs – December 2008

Published by at 6:41 pm under analytics,resources,search,Web 2.0

For this month, I’ve subscribed to 3 great blogs (well, 2, I’ll explain below)  that I hope you find useful and entertaining. It’s worth noting that I was introduced to all these blogs via the people I follow on Twitter. Yet another reason why Twitter is invaluable to me.

Website Development & Website Marketing tips and Strategies – Thomson Chemmanoor has been a successful online marketing expert since 1997. With his blog, Chemmanoor offers the reader practical lists of tips and tricks for online marketers and website owners. Note: unfortunately the RSS feed for this blog is not working right now. I wrote the author and hopefully it will be working soon. In the meantime, bookmark it.

  • 10 Firefox Extensions for Web Analytics – I don’t know about you, but I’ve all but abandoned other other browsers (except for cross-browser comparison testing) just because of the breadth of extensions available for Firefox. In this post, you’ll be introduced to ten essential extensions for the web analytics freak in all of us (come on, I know there’s one in you!). Although we all probably have WASP and Greasemonkey installed, there were others in the list I hadn’t even heard of and installed immediately.
  • 16 Useful .htaccess Tricks and Hacks For Web Developers – There are some great tips here. I especially like the custom error page creation and the SEO friendly 301 redirect. Another one i found very useful was the linking protection (#6).

Stuntdubl Business Search Marketing Consulting – Stuntdubl is an SEO expert site with a twist of humor thrown in. Thanks to @glenngabe for tweeting a link to this blog and introducing me to Todd Malicoat and his fantastic site. If you’re serious about SEO, you need to subscribe to Stuntdubl.

  • 9 Reasons You Need Social Media Marketing in 2009 – This is a great post which states that social media is the new search engine optimization. Straight from the post: You’re banned from using the company email and internet until you read the Cluetrain, and can name at least 10 social media sites, and which 3 are likely to drive the most traffic. If you’re in a corporation that won’t listen, or change anything because of what lawyers say – you deserve your miserable cubicle dwelling existence for not standing up and pitching things better.

You’re banned from using the company email and internet until you read the Cluetrain, and can name at least 10 social media sites, and which 3 are likely to drive the most traffic. If you’re in a corporation that won’t listen, or change anything because of what lawyers say – you deserve your miserable cubicle dwelling existence for not standing up and pitching things better.

IndexedThis has got to be one of my all time favorite blogs. It’s very simple and not about any particular topic. Each post is an amusing chart, hand-written (or hand-written font written!). Take a look, subscribe to Indexed. You won’t be disappointed. Thanks to @avinashkaushik for the link from a tweet.

2 responses so far

2 Responses to “Must Subscribe Blogs – December 2008”

  1. Erinon 14 Jan 2009 at 9:55 am

    I really appreciate this information. I can not seem to get enough SEM information.

    Has anyone ever done a blog regarding training for online marketers? There appear to be a lot of organizations, and businesses that offer various levels of certification but how do you choose the right certification program? Who is the standard bearer for online marketing certification? Are their standards for training online marketers? Are there any conferences that stand out for general online marketing? I guess I have a lot of questions.

    I imagine in the meantime i will continue to learn through trial and error.

    Again…thank you for your *Must Subscribe Blogs*

  2. Shelby Thayeron 18 Jan 2009 at 7:58 pm

    Erin, thanks for the comment.

    I’m not sure about a blog specifically for training, but I think one of the best sites for SEO is SEObook. There is a fantastic amount of information there and a lot of it is for free. I don’t know of any comprehensive *training* that isn’t paid training, although you can certainly learn the basics for free.

    Another site that has a lot of info is SEOmoz. They also have a blog. There has been some controversy surrounding them lately because of a new product they released late in 2008, but regardless, SEOmoz has great information on their website.

    Some conferences you may be interested in:

    Search Engine Strategies (SES)
    Search Marketing Expo (SMX)