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Posted 21 May 2008 - 06:32 PM
I attribute a huge amount of our online success to Jill, Scotty, Querty and the whole community here at HR.
The question is participating in this forum alone enough to stay current?
My current sources include:
Daily - HR, Sphinn
Weekly - Matt you know who, Google Webmaster Blog,
Monthly - Bruce Clay, Arron you know who
I am thoroughly disgusted with Sphinn - if they no-followed everything I might consider staying but from what I see it has become a serial linkbait fest with little genuine content - just link-to-me crap.
So I am considering viewing this forum alone plus probably scanning the two you-know-whos' monthly for my industry news.
My SEO is super conservative and now is mostly restricted to revising and adding content but I have invested a lot of time gaining this knowledge and wish to remain current where it matters over the long term.
It is just that with the linkbait fad not much out there matters that much any more.
Or am I missing something?
Do you have a must-go-to site besides HR?
Posted 22 May 2008 - 12:54 AM
Thanks - that was a nice list.
Search Engine Journal seems to fit the bill.
I have setup Google Reader with:
SEJ, Matt, Aaron, the Google blogs, Bruce Clay and Rand. (The latter names the most likely to fall off the list first)
Hopefully this will help me keep the macro view without too much effort.
For me there is a lot of dross in current SEO / SEM
I find all the social media posting useless and full of SEM/Marketing types (nothing personal)
I use hyperavailability rather than SEM as my strategy.
Think of my areas and I am organic in the SEs when you look.
This comes from good content and patience.
You cannot buy or fudge patience - it is the secret magic ingredient that everybody is missing.
I would rather have a real life rather than be an active member on some 18 SM sites.
Thanks again Jaan
Posted 22 May 2008 - 06:29 AM
Stuff shows up here because people frequenting HR do read elsewhere, at a variety of places. When they find something useful it seems to make it here pretty quickly. Personally I don't have any other places I get to every single day, mostly because of the info-to-noise rate many places have is so high. Plus I know most of it will show up here (with attribution to the original) if it's actually important or intriguing. There are a few other places I read for SEO purposes, but it's not an every day thing for me. More like once or twice per month.
Posted 22 May 2008 - 11:52 AM
That is my feeling exactly. I find myself mostly at HR and occasionly elsewhere. A few years ago I was regularly scanning a multitude of sites but now the signal to noise ratio is so dreadful out there that I find enough is enough. My concern was is this just me or is a macro trend that others are feeling?
Your statement confirms for me that what I am seeing as noise IS noise and not my own peculiarity.
Using Google reader on just a few sites will allow me to be pretty ruthless on incoming crap. Duck! I am sure more is on the way!
Posted 03 June 2008 - 02:04 PM
Well you can teach an old dog new tricks!
I started using Google Reader 10 days ago and ditched Sphinn and a large number of sites entirely.
I now have 4 independent blogs/journals plus the 4 G related blogs on RSS
Mostly I just read the headlines.
I spend 10 minutes a day max on GReader and I feel very current.
This plus The HR Forum makes my life much more manageable.
Posted 03 June 2008 - 03:06 PM
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Posted 06 June 2008 - 11:11 AM
Its impossible to keep abreast of things from twenty different angles.
You can not give genuine quality time to many places at once, it just doesnt add up. Be you the content creator or the user. So read a few things well, do a few things well in my opinion.
I been visiting this forum for years now so guess this one cant get chopped :-)
I also regularly read seomoz
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