SEO Weekly Recap (Hey I’m Driving Here Edition)

Hey folks Austin here and it’s time for another Weekly SEO Recap (Hey I’m Driving Here Edition).

What happens if you Google SEO?  You get all the latest SEO articles Google thinks are relevant to your search. But are they relevant to you?  Let me be the judge of that and help you cut to the chase.

3 Steps to Identify Blog Topics that are Relevant to Your Audience

Every now and then we SEOs need to create a lot of content for others, and we get to a point where we’ve started running out of good ideas.  It almost seems like there is no more good topics to cover since we’ve seemingly covered everything.  Well Aleyda Solis has some interesting ideas in finding new content to blog about using your Social data to find new topics.

Pros

  • Using Data to find relevant topics to blog about
  • Good Step by Step walk through

Negatives

  • A tad long

Overall: Read it and Bookmark for later

 

How hashtags made puns acceptable in SEO

Hasttags are incredibly important in the social realm of internet marketing, but I’ve started to wonder what they would do to more traditional SEO.  So I was hoping when I found this article on Google that it would be filled with data, graphs, charts and conclusions, but in reality this article is more of a quick update sprinkled with some opinions.

Pros

  • Hastag Influence on Internet Marketing
  • Lots of various opinions from different business pros

Negatives

  • Way short with not enough conclusive data
  • No actionable items

Overall: Skim It

 

Microsoft Invests $15 Million In Foursquare: What That Means For SEO On Bing

Fresh off the presses Microsoft has invested $15 Million in Foursquare and this article is asking why?  When it comes to SEO how does Foursquare change the game?  Well if SEO is moving towards a focus on Local SERP than Foursquare will play a big role.  So even though this is more of a news piece it does offer some nuggets to think about.

Pros

  • Foursquare’s influence on Local SERP
  • Industry Analysis (Microsoft)

Negatives

  • Interesting but mostly speculation
  • No actionable items

Overall: Read It