Fast Five in Search – Week 30, 2013

fast-fiveIt’s mostly about social media this week, but there’s also some solid writing advice and a great list of SEO resources thrown in too.

How Many Social Buttons Do You Really Need? By Samuel Miranda
I’ve wondered about this for a while, so I was glad to see a post on the subject. Samuel gives us the run down on each of the major social media sites/buttons to help us decide which ones to target.

You Can Now Embed Posts From Facebook by Adam Morgan
Facebook have created the capacity to embed Facebook Posts in general web content and given a few organisations the chance to try it out. It’s only a matter of time before the rest of us are able to use this feature. Adam provides a picture of the concept, so we know what to look out for once the feature is more widely spread. Apparently once you’ve clicked on ‘Embed Post’, you will be given a code that you can place in a blog article. Great stuff!

7 Ways to Survive Gmail’s New Promotions Tab by Sonia Simone
Sonia’s advice is not to panic, but… we need to be smart about getting our messages in front of our best customers and prospects. This means not pandering to the great ‘middle’ but focusing on pleasing those who already like us.

Which Works Better: List Posts or Stories? Let’s Ask A New York Times Editor by Andy Crestodina
This one’s for all the bloggers out there who are in need of some inspiration. Apparently lists are good, but stories are better. Or, maybe a combination of both? Andy gets advice from the best.

And finally…

The 100 Best Free SEO Tools & Resources for Every Challenge – Interactive by Cyrus Shepard
The team at Moz have put together a great list of resources and shared it with their blog readers! Bookmark this one as a reference.

Happy reading!

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