Marvin Russell of MySiteAuditor recently put together a list of the top SEO blogs for My Website Professional. We’ve taken his list and added some details. Know of a SEO blog that didn’t make this list? Let us know; send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
1. The Moz Blog
Why it made this list: Moz sells inbound marketing and marketing analytics software and has a blog that’s updated daily, with compelling topics.
Why it made this list: One of the premiere sites for search engine news, Search Engine Land updates its site several times a day and has the latest industry news.
Why it made this list: One of Nimble Media’s favorite sites – and not just for the free analytics reports – Neil Patel’s site is an industry leader when it comes to SEO news, with share-worthy blog posts by some of the most prominent writers in the industry.
Why it made this list: One of four Moz blog sites, more of the same great news and analysis.
5. Matt Cutts
Why it made this list: When you’re talking about the titans of the industry, you don’t get much bigger than the head of Google’s webspam team. Even though Cutts doesn’t update his site very often, when he blogs, the entire SEO universe listens. Consider the huge waves he created with the below blog post from January.
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Why it made this list: SEOBOOK offers an SEO training program, but the learning doesn’t stop there. The blog is informative and covers topics you won’t necessarily find somewhere else.
Must read: Please Remove My Link. Or Else.
7. Rand Fishkin
Why it made this list: Even though the co-founder of Moz doesn’t update his blog very often, when he does, it’s always a worth reading.
Why it made this list: A news site for all-things search engine-related, the site is constantly updated with great content and covers a variety of industry topics.
Why it made this list: SEJ follows all the latest news and industry trends, plus all posts are written by industry experts who know what they’re talking about.
10. Bruce Clay
Why it made this list: One of the top search engine optimization company’s, Bruce Clay’s blogs are always ahead of the curve.
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11. SEO by the Sea
Why it made this list: Bill Slawski‘s blog is a watchdog for all things search engine related, from page rankings to patent filings.
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Why it made this list: The site reports on the all the latest news and threads from various search engine marketing forums.
Why it made this list: The mission behind Digital Relevance? “To earn game-changing online media for our clients.” Insightful blog shows these guys know what they’re doing.
14. Daily SEO Blog
Why it made this list: We’d love to see more blog posts from Daily SEO Blog, but they make each one count. Posts are high-impact, super relevant.
Why it made this list: All you need to know about Copyblogger can be found on their “About Us” section: “Since January 2006, Copyblogger has been teaching people how to create killer online content. Not bland corporate crap created to fill up a company webpage. Valuable information that attracts attention, drives traffic, and builds your business.”
16. David Naylor
Why it made this list: David Naylor, the managing director at Bronco, covers search marketing and digital trends.
Why it made this list: UpCity offers inbound marketing and SEO software that helps you obtain free traffic. The blog is updated daily and includes lots of “how to” articles, packed with great information.
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18. SEO Theory
Why it made this list: Just saying the words “algorithm analysis” and “web community relationship analysis” is enough to cause most people’s eyes to roll to the back of their heads, but SEO Theory puts those topics in plain English so that you have a complete understanding of the latest trends.
Must read: Why SEO Data Doesn’t Match Reality
Why it made this list: Insightful, impact-driven topics that pertain to all-things SEO.
Why it made this list: Marketing Pilgrim stays on top of the latest news and reviews related to online advertising and internet marketing.
Why it made this list: Search Engine Guide prides itself as a sources of news and information on search marketing for small businesses.
Must read: Are You Launching Sinking Websites?
Why it made this list: Finally, a blog that focuses on video content and marketing.
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Why it made this list: Yoast is a must-have for anyone who uses WordPress. They also produce a must-read blog.
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Why it made this list: Another industry titan, John Battelle has a hand in or co-founded endeavors like Wired Magazine and Federated Media Publishing.
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Why it made this list: Backlinko made its name as an SEO site that’s practical and informative, all in the name of generating traffic and leads.
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Why it made this list: Harris Schachter is a digital marketing expert who knows more about digital marketing than most of the so-called experts combined.
Why it made this list: Steve Morgan, a freelance SEO consultant, gives the type of advice on his blog that can help anyone in the business.
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Why it made this list: Ever spent hours looking for specific information or that one really great quote or stat? You won’t have to look far on this blog.
Why it made this list: From content marketing to design and graphics outreach to Google penalty recover, Zazzle is one of the biggest names in the digital marketing industry, and their blog reflects that.