You half-dozen or so regular readers of The Crossing have, no doubt, noted the dearth of posts over the past several weeks. This lack of writing stems from the fact that I have been extraordinarily busy with my new job and getting ready to move to the big city. I’m not complaining, mind you. I am enjoying every minute of this new adventure. I hope to start delivering some new stuff here over the next couple of weeks.
In the meantime, here are some interesting articles I found during the week of June 18-22, 2012 covering online marketing, SEO and social media …
- The folks at SEOMofo shared the results of an interesting experiment they conducted showing Google seems to care more about the pixel width of title tags more than the character length. Check out the results here: In thi till trill little litter fill! | Is it illicitly lil’ lilli! | If I fill ill jill I’ll frill thrill!
- On the Official Google Webmaster Central Blog, Jonathan Simon shares a new feature in Google Webmaster Tools allowing for export of data to a spreadsheet in Google Docs. Although I prefer to use Excel for this type of thing, Google Docs is a good alternative. Check it out: Download to Google Spreadsheet from Webmaster Tools
- On the Chief Marketing Technologist, Scott Brinker shares some ideas about Agile Marketing taken from an address he gave at Agile Day: Everything is marketing, everyone must be agile
- Bing continues to share new features of Bing Webmaster Tools. Barry Schwartz has a quick introduction to two of them on Search Engine Roundtable: Bing Explains Their SEO Reports & SEO Analyzer
- On Search Engine News, Mike Wilton shares some thoughts about job hunting in the SEO space: Is Your SEO Job Hurting Your SEO Career?
- To go with Monday’s selection by SEOMofo, Ruth Burr has some interesting observations made by the SEOMoz team on the Daily SEO Blog: Watch Out for Long Title Tags – An SEOmoz Case Study
- In another piece from SEO Roundtable, Barry Schwartz shares some thoughts on a Google Webmaster Help thread he’s following: Google: Fantastic Web Sites Not Enough To Rank Well
- Daniel Tynski has an interview with SEO Book’s Aaron Wall regarding some of the latest Google algo updates on the Blue Glass Blog: Unraveling Google’s Recent Updates: Interview with Aaron Wall
- One of my work colleagues tipped me off to this post. Ticketmaster and Airbnb.com have some interesting ideas for incorporating social into their online sales efforts. Check out this Jack Aaronson piece on Clickz: Integrating Social Networking Into Your Purchase Path