Hi everyone! Welcome to my first SpeedLink of 2012. Hope you all had a wonderful new year! For those of you who are not familiar with SpeedLink, it is nothing more than a weekly roundup of the most interesting posts, webmaster help videos, etc.., I have stumbled upon during the week. Essentially, I find, read, compile and share them here with my readers and visitors. Sounds very similar to content curation, does it not :)?
Anyway, with the exception of the videos (which may now feature other topics), nothing is going to change. The format, topic, and links will remain the same and the content I will be featuring do not follow any specific order. You may be asking yourself how do you get featured here? No rules but one, show me the “good” stuff via Google+, Twitter, FaceBook, CommentLuv links, or anywhere else we may stumble upon.
On a side note, I have noticed that Google is pushing really hard on Authorship Markup and Rich Snippets. Most of the webmaster help videos this week are basically about this subject. You may want to check it out to see if you are implementing them, that is if you are concerned about search engine optimization.
In no particular order.
Blogging/Online Business (tips and tools)
- 7 Features I Look For During Blog Audits | Outspoken Media outspokenmedia.com
- 6 Tips For Building a High Quality Blog Following mashable.com
- The Top 10 Business Plan Mistakes – Entrepreneur news.google.com
- Increase Engagement and Build Relationships with Blog Interviews basicblogtips.com
- Goal-Setting | 7 Steps to Making 2012 Your BEST Year EVER!attractionmarketingonline.com
- 30 search quality highlights (with codenames!): December insidesearch.blogspot.com
- 7 Marketing Links You Can Use copyblogger.com
- How Google+ Uses SEO to Steal Search from Facebook and Twitter seomoz.org
- 5 Great Keyword Research Tools That Are Cheaper than Ramen Noodles blueglass.com
Social Web/Other Stuff
- Tweet late, email early, and don’t forget about Saturday: Using data to develop a Social Media Strategy niemanlab.org
- Handpick: Selective Social Sharing Without The Noise readwriteweb.com
- What If There Was an Easy Way to Get Your Tweets Retweeted? growmap.com
- 23+ Essential Facebook Page Applications to Improve Fans Engagement in 2012 socialmediatoday.com
What is the ideal keyword density of a page?
What is the ideal keyword density: 0.7%, 7%, or 77%? Or is it some other number? Matt Cutts, Bay Area, California Have a question? Ask it in our Webmaster Help Forum: www.google.com Want your question to be answered on a video like this?
Rich Snippets are markup tags that webmasters can put in their sites in order to tell Google what type of content they have on their site so that we can better display it in search results.
That’s it! Enjoy and have a great week ahead.
13 thoughts on “Rich Snippets, Blogging, SEO, Social Web, Speedlink 01:2012”
I checked out a number of these articles and must say, top shelf reading.
I like the piece about using data to set up your campaign. I used to do things with a shotgun approach, tossing my content out there and seeing what sticks. Now I dig deeper. I test more, and assume less.
Right now I will write my newsletter and publish it. On a Saturday…I received the intuitive nudge to try someone different and test it, and seems like this article gave me the extra nudge in this direction 😉
Thanks for sharing the value-packed information with us.
The vid on keyword density is well worth a watch, its something I have often and worried about but it seems that we are better to not put too much focus or time onto such things and just flow.
Thanks for sharing that!
I do not pay attention to my keyword density because I write mostly for my readers and ultimately for myself, so I can remember. I do pay attention to be sure my main keywords are first, bold, italic, in the title and all that. But then again I didn’t pay much attention to SEO until just a few months ago, after blogging for over a year.
I pay attention to the Google Webmaster Blog. It only makes sense if you are trying to better your SEO, like you said. Most of the time I don’t understand what is being said, lol, but I will eventually.
Thanks for the great links and videos.
I think rich snippets is something worth appreciating move of Google. Their are very common subjects in different fields but very subject represents its own subject and it can be hard for you to understand the perspective of the subject if you belongs to some other field. The same confusion also happens in search results which i think now Google can prevent
Fantastic links, some great stuff this week, thanks.
I’ve just stumbled across your site and I have to admit that your speedlink idea is brilliant. I’ll be copying it onto my blogs especially when the week’s been a bit quite. Just as an added tip, try using Topsy and setting it to 1 week to find the most popular tweets for your term that week.
Thanks for the “Tweet Late” article. an interesting read that certainly correlates with what I’ve found in my own social media experiments.
Barry @ blogging the journey
Nice to find Speedlink for the first time in 2012. You are doing great job of presenting useful links so that we will not waste out time. Keep it up!
Jane @ premium commentluv discount
It is interesting to read about how Google plus uses SEO to steal search from other social media networks. It is nice to find that not only profiles but also posts that make the difference.It is really a superior SEO strategy that became successful in very few months.
The rich snippet concept seems very interesting.
Thanks for all these resources. It is good to know that we don’t have to stress about keyword density. I guess I stopped worrying about it awhile now. Quality content ahould ultimately be the main goal for every blogger.
Hello i found this type of thing for the first time. but i liked it very much. its great that you provide the best content and video links from around the internet and share it here with your readers . i specially like the part of blogging and SEO. just one question if i want to get features here what i have to do?
I think speedlink is an excellent idea, I hope more websites are adopting this method cause people don’t have all the time in the world to read about every single post, since not all articles are interesting and/or captivating.
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