November 2012: Best of Search Engine Journal

Like any organization, Search Engine Journal’s value is reflected in the great contributions of the people involved. For all of us here, and for the great people who read SEJ, November was a super month full of informative and ultimately useful news, advice, and editorial.

As the new Editor in Chief, let me say thanks to everyone who pitched in with their hard won expertise, and a special thank you to our loyal readers .

Here’s the top posts voted by reader visits for November. Here’s a big SEJ….

SEJ says Thanks!

1) SEO in 2013: The Rising Influence of AuthorRank

This insightful look at the emerging value of authors in search comes from one of the industry’s most knowledgeable authors, or a super digitally influential company, MediaWhiz.
by Marc Purtell@MarcPurtell

Rambo versus Google?

Watchdogs say Google drew First Blood

2) Federal Judge Slaps Google – Watchdogs Cry “First Blood”

A discussion of Google/FTC issues.
by Phil Butler@Philbo

Local SEO

3) Local SEO Guide: 15 Marketing Techniques to Promote Your Business Online

SuperOffice’s SEO guru discusses the imminent value of locally targeted search.
by Steven Macdonald

Search Engine Q & A

4) SEO Link Building Q&A with an Ex-Google Webspam Team Member

The CEO of AudienceBloom digs in for insights into Web SPAM.
by Jayson DeMers@jaysondemers

The blurred lines of marketing

5) B2B Marketing Predictions for 2013 – Sookie Shuen offers up compelling marketing insight.
by Sookie@sookieshuen

6) 7 Uncommon and Powerful Link Building Techniques

The Lead SEO Strategist at E2M Solutions tells of lesser known strategies SEOs need.
by Pratik Dholakiya@DholakiyaPratik

Link audit study

7) When Link Audits Become SEO Audits: 6 Ways an Inbound Link Analysis Can Uncover Technical SEO Problems

Glenn Gabe, digital marketing consultant at G-Squared Interactive, offers up authoritative justification for link auditing and analysis.
by Glenn Gabe@GlennGabe

SEO 101, going to school on the basics

8) Learning SEO Online, the Best Places to Get Started

“Down under” SEO expert Bob Jones gives remedial advice for places to go to get to be an SEO.
by Bob Jones@bobjones

Marketing goofs to exclude

9) 7 Ways to Screw Up a Content Marketing Plan

SEJ Feature expert Sujan Patel points out just how goofed a content marketing plan can get.
by Sujan Patel@sujanpatel

Sujan Patel graphic on Google Authorship

10) Step-by-Step SEO: How to Setup Google+ Authorship

Sujan Patel, the co-founder of Single Grain, once again with vital expertise anyone engaging via the web needs.
by  Sujan Patel | @sujanpatel

Once again, not enough can be said for all the staff, feature writers, authors and contributors of Search Engine Journal. We are dedicated to bringing readers more and more useful information, community, and voice in the coming months, as well as a platform for experts to engage constituents. Thanks again everyone, for a super November.

Photo credit: Thank You – courtesy © Veniamin Bibikov –

Phil Butler
Phil Butler is theEditor at Everything PR, Argophilia Travel News,  and Senior Partner at Pamil Visions PR. He’s a widely cited authority on beta startups, search engines and public relations issues, and he has covered tech news since 2004. Phil wrote in the past for ReadWriteWeb, Mashable, Profy, SitePoint, Search Engine Journal, AltSearchEngines. Follow Phil on Twitter or send him an email at phil [at] pamil-visions [dot] com.
Phil Butler