Fast Five in Search – Week 37, 2013

fast-fiveHeading to a conference shortly? Want to develop your post-Penguin recovery skills? This week’s Fast Five contains a few gems…

Blogger Outreach – What Do They Think About SEOs? By David Scottimano
This article is interesting for both SEOs and bloggers. David has put together some interesting research about how bloggers are making money, how they determine which products/sites to promote and most importantly, the dos and don’ts of email outreach.

Removing a 16 Month Google Penalty – There is Hope Yet by Mathew Barby
Post Penguin, many SEOs quickly added ‘Search Engine Recovery’ skills to their tool kits. Mathew discusses link building in a post-Penguin world with two ‘recovery’ experts and presents a detailed case study on how one of his bigger recovery projects succeeded.

How to Maximize Value from a Marketing or SEO Conference by Jason DeMers
This is a great post to bookmark and refer to when deciding which conferences to attend. Jason includes a detailed checklist of preparations required to make the most of any event.

2013 Search Engine Ranking Factors Released by Cyrus Shepard
Moz has released their annual Search Engine Ranking Factors report – but this year they’ve added some new features. The findings may surprise you!

And for something a bit different…

Here’s How Hugh Howey (Bestselling Author of Wool) Writes by Kelton Reid
I love ‘The Writers File’ series on Copyblogger. Sometimes they profile authors, sometimes bloggers – but all of them know how to create content people want to read – and they know how to get their message out there. Hugh Howey’s insights are particularly inspiring.

Happy reading!

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