Want to keep up on the search marketing industry? Not sure where to look? Help is on the way. We’ve spent several months evaluating hundreds of blogs that cover the search engine industry and search engine marketing. The result? A “must read” list of over 250 search marketing blogs.
In addition to search marketing, topics include: online marketing in general, blogs and RSS, online public relations, new media PR and marketing with social media. The list of blogs is annotated with a short description and if you want access to the RSS feeds for this list, it’s just a few steps to download and import the accompanying OPML file into your favorite RSS reader.
Along with the list comes these tips for bloggers:
* Please make it easier to subscribe to your feed! Place an orange RSS icon high up on your page and don´t be afraid to use the word "subscribe" nearby. The RSS feed buttons tool can help you in this department.
* Please add some "about" information to your blog. Without extra information about the contributor(s), there´s not as much credibility. You can still be anonymous, but add a little background info at least.
* Take it easy on the AdSense. Too much AdSense above the fold, the less value you´re providing readers.
* Post once in a while, will ya?! I know it´s not a top priority for many of the knowledgeable marketers out there, but think about how you can re-purpose other communications such as answering questions for prospects, customers or staff. Also, take notes when you have ideas and save them as blog post drafts. Add to them over time and soon you´ll be able to post full length articles (if that´s your thing) on a regular basis with a minimum time investment at one sitting.
Check out the “must read” list of search marketing blogs here.