Best SEO Blogs Around

For the number of self proclaimed SEO gurus one can come across on a daily basis, it becomes extremely difficult to trust the information coming. Unless of course the source of information has had some proof of their knowledge and can flaunt years of experience with on hand projects. None, and I repeat no-one can get a grasp on the ever so dynamical subject of SEO until they are serious believers of the trial and error methods.

It is not possible to downright chaff each and every SEO guru bt here is a list of blogs that have authors who the industry trusts with eyes blindfolded. Book mark these right away if you haven’t already!

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1. Search Engine Land

SEL has been providing in-depth, interesting and useful coverage of topics they follow for several years now. It updates many times daily and focuses mainly on news of search engine and the search industry. The internetz swears by it and you won’t find a single marketer not following it every single day.

2. SEOMoz

This is a great source for advice on strategies and tactics as well as their “how-to” series. The community of Moz includes open minded, talented professionals who believe in sharing their knowledge. There are generally one or two posts every weekday. What grabs you to their posts is the fact that you won’t bounce off even if its a long descriptive article. They are articulate and you’d feel very satisfied on having chosen to consult them.

3. SEOBook

The SEOBook focuses on the ever-changing trends of the industry of SEO, and publish editorials on manipulation and abuse. They update at least thrice a week.

4. Search Engine Roundtable

The topics here are very strategically diversified into various categories, are generally voiced in an interactive tonality and highly useful. Their posts are related to industry news, discussions on SEOs and roundup of topics of forum. They update about 3 to 4 times daily. Its great to read through the comments of each post as well. You’d see some of the pros analysing and commenting on every aspect.

5. Search Engine Journal

This journal is known for its balanced information on strategic articles and the coverage of the industry at large. Whatever SEL misses out is promptly updated here. There are more than two updates every day.

6. Conversation Marketing

Ian Lurie is the reason behind this SEO blog’s rise on the list of favorites for many professionals Over the last year and a half, his blog has gone through a sea of changes regarding the focus on smart strategies of SEO, quality of the content, and the witty humor to go with it. His advices are of great quality and that too consistently so. He updates his blog two to four times every week.

7. SEO By the Sea

The author, Bill Slawski has changed the whole approach towards the SEO field by covering exclusive applications, search technology depending on algorithms, IR papers, and such useful as well as interesting topics. There are very few analysis sources in this regard thus it inspires posts in SEOmoz. He updates his blog around three times a week.

8. Blogstorm

This blog is not famous for being a regularly updated source of information, but all its posts are highly unique and useful. Its primary focus is on the insider analysis of SEO, its strategies and coverage of research. The update rate is as low as three to five times a month.

9. Dave Naylor

The depth of knowledge found in his blog is highly informative and quite exceptional when compared to the innumerable successful business officials in this field primarily because he has kept himself very involved and aware of the proceedings in campaigns of SEO. His staff is also knowledgeable with a good standard of discourse with a focus on topics like analysis of organic search rankings, and trends of macro-industry. They update the blog one to three times per week.

10. Marketing Pilgrim

The writers cover tactical and strategic subjects with a thorough knowledge of the news on search industry. The writing style is unique and compelling. Focus of the blog is the news on the industry, strategic advice, and social management. Their update rate is twice a week on an average.

Four Things You Can Sell Online for Cash

If you are looking to make a quick buck then selling your stuff online is a great option. There are numerous sites that you can use to do this, and despite popular belief many of them are free to use. This allows you to potentially market your old belongings to a very large and targeted audience.

 

So where should you start? Well, if you are looking to clear some space, create a clutter free home and raise some cash, start with the following four suggestions:

1) Unused Furniture

Probably the most cluttering of all belongings is big, bulky pieces of furniture that you no longer use; either because they don’t fit in with the decor of your home, or you just have newer, shinier things instead.!

It’s well worth listing such items on a website that allows you to search for things locally. With brand new furniture being so expensive to buy it’s highly likely that you’ll be able to find a new homeowner looking to furnish their home on the cheap due to a limited budget. This means you’ll be able to shift it quickly, and it will go to a good home where it can continue to be used and loved.

2) Watched DVD’s

It seems many shops sell DVD’s so cheaply now that they can become an impulse buy. Also, people buy DVD’s, watch them once and then they sit there never being used again – taking up space and gathering dust on their shelves.

So why not sell your DVD’s online for cash? Not only will you make a bit of your money back, you’ll free up so much more space to use for other things that it will seem silly that you hadn’t thought about doing it sooner.

3) Unworn Clothes

Unless you have acres of space in your house or a huge walk-in wardrobe, it’s likely that every new season you’ll go through your clothes and want to get rid of certain items. This probably results in them being thrown into bin bags or taking them down the charity shop.

But why? It’s so easy to sell second-hand clothes, whether it be on an auction site or to a recycler that uses the fabrics for other things. It’s less hassle than you think and you’ll be making some money in the process.

4) Jewellery

You’ll be surprised how much money selling jewellery can actually make you, especially if you have any rare or expensive items that avid collectors look for when browsing on the internet.

Selling online is a lot less hassle than taking them to a physical auction, and you are more in control in the kind of price that you achieve for your precious items. This is especially good if there is any sentimental value involved, as you can pull out of the sale at any time.

Jessica Lipscomb is a savvy bargain hunter. She regularly sells belongings she doesn’t need anymore, and sold DVD’s online at Music Magpie when she realised that she needed some space in her living room, with very pleasing results!

5 things you didn’t know about Nintendo

A classic games manufacturer, you may be familiar with the name but don’t you know about this gaming legend?

  1. Nintendo is over 100 years old

Founded in 1889, Nintendo is over 120 years old. Whilst it didn’t start with video-games straight away, instead focusing on playing cards early on, it’s been a very long and successful company.

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Comparing this to its rivals, it’s not even any small difference in scale. Sony was founded in 1946 and Microsoft was formed in 1975. During Nintendo’s long run, it’s brought out more consoles than either of the other two including the NES, SNES, N64 and countless other home and hand-held portable gaming consoles, mostly to positive success.

  1. Nintendo and 3D

More than just the 3DS, Nintendo have always had an active interest in 3D gaming and we’re not on about failed attempts like the virtual boy. The original Gamecube had the capabilities for 3D gaming; unfortunately, the crystal

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display required to make it work was deemed too expensive at the time. One game at least, Luigi’s Mansion, is known to have been developed with this 3D feature strongly in mind.

Of course, now we have the Nintendo 3DS, which finally realises this potential. Plus, if there was ever an argument to sell your old Nintendo DS for a new 3DS – Luigi’s Mansion has just gotten a sequel on the device. This time, it’s finally in 3D.

  1. Donkey Kong was originally a Popeye game.

Donkey Kong, the first game to introduce gamers to both Donkey Kong and Mario (back when he was known as Jumpman) wasn’t always going to be Donkey Kong.

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When it was first in development, it was meant to be a Popeye game. When the license was lost, some quick changes saw Mario/Jumpman replace Popeye, Donkey Kong replace Pluto and Pauline replace Olive. The rest, as they say, is history.

  1. Many games were re-used 64DD failures.

Since partnerships with both Phillips and Sony fell through, Nintendo released its own disc add-on much later for the Nintendo 64. Titled the 64DD, it, as well as the games available, only found a small market in Japan. As such, many of the games had to be re-used. Some,

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like Majora’s Mask, made it back onto the normal N64. Some were saved for the following Gamecube. Others, like Mother 3 were completely changed, moving onto the portable Game Boy Advance. Arguably more out of necessity, the trend for re-using games (whether failed or not) is something still seen today, including numerous ports on the current 3DS and Nintendo Wii U.

  1. Nintendo passed up the PlayStation

Before the Xbox was around, Sony was Nintendo’s sole large competitor in the games market. Little do people know that, at one time, the PlayStation was originally going to be a Nintendo device. This was back during the 80’s, when Nintendo’s main rival was Sega.

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The story goes that Nintendo worked in partnership with Sony to create a CD-based add-on to the SNES. Either due to licensing issues between the two companies or a separate agreement Nintendo made with Phillips, (cancelling the agreement with Sony), Nintendo and Sony went their separate ways.Sony continued to refine the technology into the PlayStation, or PS1; Nintendo’s biggest rival throughout the 90s. Even now, the PS3 as well as the up-coming PS4, are one of the company’s biggest threats in the gaming market.

David Smith is a frequent blogger and writer on anything relating to gaming, technology and anything in between. He likes to write about a variety of topics, from how to sell old Nintendo DS and other unwanted devices for profit to simply finding the best games available.