Friday Link Love: 1 Day Until DrupalCamp Colorado!

Is anyone else as excited for DrupalCamp Colorado as we are? Mike, Becky, Tara, Kristen, and myself (Patti!) will all be attending DrupalCamp Colorado this weekend at the Auraria Campus, and we hope to meet some of you there! Leave a comment if you’re coming, maybe we can do lunch together?

And now, without further adieu, you’re regularly scheduled Friday Link Love, spreading the love back to some of our favorite blog posts and articles from this week.

Tara:This entry on the “data death spiral” by Scott Berkun is a great reminder that reading numbers is not enough to really drive actions and results for your clients. I especially like his last point – “People are better than data.” Check it out!

John: Keeping your content updated is just as important as having it optimized for search engines. Stoney deGeyter provides an informative and humorous article about keeping site visitors – and search engines- happy with updated, fresh content that isn’t layered on too thick. Check out “There’s No Such Thing as Perfect Content

Mike: Mike didn’t include a summary this week of his favorite article. Instead, he just sent over this:

Fluffykins = Google

Well put, Mike. Well put.

Becky: Dr. Pete at SEOmoz spent a day watching all of Matt Cutts’ 2010 videos to date and came up with a sort of FAQ patched together from quotes from the videos. The result is the Matt Cutts Movie Marathon . It’s full of interesting insights about the Google algorithm, and addresses the mystery of Matt’s disappearing/reappearing hair. Informative and entertaining all at once.

Debby: Rand Fishkin must bat at 1000, at least when it comes to SEO. Whiteboard Friday is such a great resource for all of us here at Page 1 Solutions. We’re always on the edge of our seats waiting for the next one to come out (well, not really. They come out on Fridays, we know this! But, we’re never disappointed, that’s for sure). This week, he reveals the fruits of an experiment in paid linking. Since we’ve been debating paid links over here for some time, I thought this hit how we felt about them square on the nose. Check out “Whiteboard Friday – We Bought Links and It Worked!!”

Patti: My pick for this week isn’t from the SEO blogging circle (GASP!), but I still think it’s highly relevant. Even though this article touches on blogging specifically, I think we can all use the information from this week’s blog “20 Warning Signs That Your Content Sucks” to evaluate how our effective our content is. Some points just don’t make sense, but many do, such as number 14: You have a science, engineering, or technology background. Making sure you’re writing for the general public, not for other doctors, lawyers, or professionals in your area is important if you want to convert instead of alienate your readers! This is a blog everyone should read and take to heart.

Have a lovely weekend, everyone! We hope to catch some of you at DrupalCamp this week! And, as a fun little extra, please enjoy this video about the trials and tribulations of link love:

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