Monthly Blog Roundup: WordStream's April Highlights

By Elisa Gabbert April 29, 2010 Posted In: WordStream Comments: 0

April was a pretty big month for WordStream. (Hm, why do I feel like I've said that before?) We updated and relaunched our SEO Keyword Management product, released some totally new products (two APIs and a content creation plug-in), and lest we forget, I celebrated my one-year anniversary with the company. (That may not seem like a big deal to you, but at a company this new, not too many people have been around more than a year!)

May Pole

May pole dance!

But enough about me. Let's focus on WordStream – namely, our blog's greatest hits this month. These 10 posts were our most popular with readers, so please check them out if you missed them the first time!

  1. How to Create Amazing Backlinks: Our readers love how-to content, so it's not surprising that Ken's post on building "amazing" backlinks was a huge hit this month.
  2. A Really Easy (and Powerful) Long-Tail Approach to On-Page SEO: Here Larry introduced our new WordStream SEO for Firefox plug-in, a feature that now comes standard without both our SEO and PPC keyword management software.
  3. Survey Results: The Most Annoying Part of Search Marketing: We recently asked a number of search marketers what tasks they find most time-consuming, challenging, and/or downright annoying. Find out which SEM duty won (or lost?).
  4. Google AdWords Remarketing: What the heck is remarketing? This post explains the benefits and drawbacks of the new AdWords feature.
  5. Keyword Optimization: Why Optimizing for the Right Keywords is 'Do or Die': An in-depth guide to keyword optimization for SEO, PPC, and social media.
  6. Google PageRank Update: April 3, 2010: Earlier this month Ken caught a PageRank update. Did your site go up or down?
  7. How to Organize and Create Content for SEO: If you missed our recent webinar on this topic, you can view the slides and read a transcript of the discussion here.
  8. Announcing the WordStream Keyword Tool API: In addition to the new SEO plug-in, we released APIs for our Free Keyword Tool and Keyword Niche Finder this month; developers can now leverage our data (including a database of more than a trillion keywords) and algorithms in their own applications.
  9. 5 Tips for Passing PPC Certification Exams: In this guest post, Hanapin Marketing's Jenny Anderson offers practical advice for preparing for and acing your PPC certs.
  10. Why KFC's Double Down "Sandwich" Is Shameless Linkbait: And just for fun … I explained why the Double Down is a shameless grab for attention and nothing more.

See you in May!

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