Google+ SEO Circles to Join
Search engine optimization, commonly called SEO, is no simple undertaking - whether you've tackled the task as a professional or simply in order to help your personal blog rank higher with Google and friends, you know this, as well. From constantly changing rules to ever evolving search engine algorithms, keeping up with what's expected of an SEO can seem like a full-time job in and of itself!
Luckily, there are a myriad of resources out there to help, and the many pages dedicated to SEO on the Google+ social network are a fantastic example. Here are 10 Google+ SEO circles to join if you want your websites to reach the top:
The official page of the popular Search Engine Land website, this Google+ circle offers up valuable resources several times each day from Monday through Friday, providing you with the tips that you need, along with many that you've not even thought of!
2. Matt McGee
Matt McGee is the executive news editor for Search Engine Land, potentially making him the most valuable voice that the website has to offer. Subscribe to his Google+ circle in order to receive daily SEO wisdom from a trustworthy source.
SEOMoz is one of the premiere spots on the internet to head to when you're looking for SEO advice, and their Google+ circle is no exception to their general excellence. Besides sharing content from around the web, you'll find yourself with personal access to some of SEOMoz's most insightful SEO professionals by joining this circle, providing you with more SEO know-how that you would collect in a year with lesser friends.
While Mashable isn't strictly an SEO source - they bill themselves as a social media magazine, after all - SEO is a big part of their publishing focus. By joining the Mashable Google+ circle, you'll find yourself with quick and easy access to the articles that suit your purposes the most, with the potential to find a few non-SEO gems strewn throughout, as well. Perhaps most valuable from the Mashable team is their general encouragement to perform crafty semi-SEO related tasks for your website, such as utilizing guest blogging resources.
As I'm sure you'll agree, this one is a no-brainer. Google easily ranks as the king (or queen, as you prefer) of search engines, and subscribing to their Google+ circle is a quick and easy way to be sure that you're getting the latest and most accurate advice from Matt Cutts and company.
6. Matt Cutts
Speaking of Mr. Cutts, you can save yourself any additional hassle by simply subscribing directly to his Google+ circle. From insight on the current state of social media to in-depth analysis of the way that Google ranks website content, effectively controlling how the web itself works and who succeeds within it, Cutts has lots to say, every word of it worth listening to. Not all of the content that he shares is SEO related but, when it is, it's the very best SEO advice that you'll find anywhere.
This may be the Google+ page of another standard SEO website, but SEOGadget is anything but run-of-the-mill. Between their expert advice and constant hands-on exploration of what it takes to be an effective search engine optimizer, you'll not be disappointed with what this circle has to offer.
The man behind the incredibly powerful and ultra effective WordPress SEO plugin has his very own Google+ circle, too! Given how many of us use WordPress to power our websites and blogs, there is untold value in this gentleman's insight on SEO and the web in general, even if WordPress isn't your platform of choice. For those interested in how to optimize WordPress-based websites in particular, though, de Valk's Google+ circle has something particularly and uniquely valuable to offer.
One of the main writers over at LocalSEOGuide.com, Andrew Shotland constantly offers up tips and advice on effective SEO practices, while also being very approachable. Have a question that you need answered by an expert? Contacting Shotland via Google+ is a great way to get that answer!
Focusing on link building and sharing, the very essence of a good search engine marketing strategy, the Google+ circle belonging to Vertical Measures will provide you will all of the SEO info that you need, right down to the very particulars. Besides knowing more every single time you pay a visit, you can also count on a healthy dose of inspiration with nothing more than a refresh of the page.
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