In my recent search for relevant videos to accompany our training material at Search Engine College, I trawled through my Evernote bookmarks and stockpiled a number of helpful YouTube channels that hold huge collections of training videos on the subjects of SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and SEM (Search Engine Marketing).
As I was collating these, my first thought was “I wonder how many webmasters even know all these exist?”. My second thought was “That would make a great blog post!”. So here they are. You’re welcome.
I’ve probably missed some important ones, but these are the ones I had saved to Evernote. If you want to add some of your favorites in the comments, I’ll be sure to add them to the list.
Post Script – I remembered last night that apart from their YouTube channel, SiteProNews publishes a large collection of marketing videos from across the web, collated into 40 different topic channels. Be sure to check it out.
We’ve been busy bees at Search Engine College HQ this month, with lots of exciting milestones and a few developments in the pipeline.
First up – in line with our our push towards integrating more multi-media content and interactive learning materials, we have added over 30 new YouTube videos to our various training modules in the past few days. Existing students and subscribers can view the videos from within the course areas.
If that isn’t exciting enough already, we are also putting the finishing touches on our brand new Link Building Starter course which is getting ready to launch next week. The course contains the latest advice and guidance on link building in light of Google’s recent Panda, Penguin and Hummingbird algorithm changes and crack down on link networks. New and existing subscribers will be given access to this course for no additional charge. That’s right – access comes standard with all subscriptions.
If you’re not already a subscriber – what are you waiting for? You can sign up here.
In other news, we had our first ever student from Jamaica sign up yesterday, which means we now have Search Engine College students in 62 countries. How cool is that? See you in the virtual halls.
Hey folks! Fast Five is back for 2014. We’re doing things a bit differently this year. I’ll be taking over the posts from Sarah and I’ll be posting these on Mondays instead of Thursdays from here on.
That means you’ll be able to look busy at your desk while woofing down that breakfast bagel you grabbed on your way to the office and searching for a pen that actually works.
Simply bookmark our Fast Five category or make it your browser start page and you’ll have some tasty posts ready to read and get your marketing juices flowing the minute your PC or tablet starts up.
Here’s this week’s Fast Five:
1) Matt Cutts Has Declared Guest Blogging For SEO ‘Done’ by WebProNews. Apparently Head of Google’s Spam Team Matt Cutts took to his personal blog on Monday to warn against the practice of guest blogging for SEO purposes, declaring the tactic DONE. So if you are in the habit of guest posting, you might want to rethink that, or at least approach the process a little more carefully.
3) Alltop by Various. Not a specific post, but just a reminder about this very useful news aggregator that collates all the top blog posts and news stories in tech, work, health, culture, sport and other subjects on an hourly basis. Very handy to find trending topics for new blog fodder or research a particular niche for link building purposes.
4) Do You Love Your Customers? by Seth Godin. This post by Seth caught my eye on my regular fly-by his blog because of a similar discussion I was having with a client recently. Seth says that there are two distinct reasons why companies claim to love their customers and only one involves money. The kicker is that customers can tell the difference! So next time you claim to love your customers, make sure it’s not just because they pay you.
and finally… not really search news, but definitely tech:
5) Flappy Bird is Gone From the App Store by TechCrunch. Yes, millions of people awoke today to the shocking news that the frustratingly addictive Flappy Bird iOS and Android game has been removed from the App Store by it’s developer Dong Nguyen of Vietnam. Nguyen cited “I just can’t take it anymore” as his reason for removing the game, presumably because he couldn’t navigate those darn birds through pipes any better than the rest of us.
But never fear – some clever clod has developed a clone called Flappy Doge. (screenshot below) The only differences? Scary looking corgies and dodgy spelling. You don’t even need a mobile device to play. Hoorah!