This round of Search Tips of the Week highlights the finest, freshly released resources in the world of online search. Let’s delve together into some top content strategy resources, 10 neat tools for creating infographics and visualizations, how to use Facebook Graph Search to improve your content marketing, what it means to deliver best-in-class digital marketing experiences, and how to significantly boost your blog’s readership.
The Epic List of Content Strategy Resources – Since Jonathon Colman left SEO, he’s been getting a lot of questions about Content Strategy. What is it? What books and blogs should people read to learn about it? What conferences should folks attend and who are the experts in the field? He assembled his favorite Content Strategy resources into a list that has everything all in one place for folks who, like him, are new to this field.
10 Tools for Creating Infographics and Visualizations – Communicating visually is one of the most effective ways to explain complex concepts and relationships, and can be a great way to explain your services/products and create valuable site content. Miranda Rensch often uses diagrams and whiteboarding in order to communicate new features and concepts internally with my team. She has compiled a list of tools you can use to create visualizations, or simply use to communicate visually with your teammates.
Improved Content Marketing with Facebook Graph Search - Facebook recently debuted their Graph Search functionality. One of the first things that struck Ross Hudgens is how this new tool can easily be used for relevant contact intelligence gathering, e-mail finding, quick messaging, and therefore, content marketing.
7 Incredible Web Design, Branding, Digital Marketing Experiences – Avinash Kaushik points out the fact that we are surrounded by incredible digital experiences. Masterful design, branding and marketing. Yet, it would be fair to say we are also drowning in awful digital experiences – or, at the very minimum, experiences that seem to be stuck in 1991.
How I Grew Quick Sprout From 121,311 to 244,923 Readers in 30 Days – Neil Patel never had more traffic coming to Quick Sprout than he did in January 2013. Last month, according to Google Analytics, Quick Sprout had 309,364 visits, 244,923 unique visitors, and 452,369 pageviews. And although those numbers may not seem big, you have to keep in mind that Quick Sprout is his personal blog.
High-Value Tactics, Future-Proof Link Building – SEOMoz Whiteboard Friday by Cyrus Shepard: