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Monthly Blog Roundup: WordStream's May Highlights

May 27, 2010
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I remember back in my school days it always seemed like Christmas would never come … then it did, and then it seemed like summer would never come. Now time pretty much flies by at warp speed all year. But, paradoxically, winter in Boston always seems interminable! So right now I'm simultaneously amazed that it's almost summer, and already too hot to sleep without the AC on, and pained that it took so long to get here, and dreading its inevitable end. So it goes.

I ate lunch from this exact viewpoint last Friday.
Let's revisit some of our most popular posts of the month:

  1. R.I.P: Search Engine Optimization is Dead!: Ken pulled the old bait and switch with this one. This isn't yet another post about the death of SEO. Rather, Ken provides data showing just the opposite.
     
  2. Poll Results: It's Official! Gordon Brown Will Win the 2010 UK General Election: The results of our latest social media poll failed to predict the actual outcome, but people seemed to be interested in the data anyway!
     
  3. Web Spam: The Definitive Guide: This guest post from David Harry is actually from the end of April, but it was posted too late to make our April roundup. The name says it all here – this guide covers pretty much everything you ever wanted to know about spam.
     
  4. Five Great PPC Landing Pages: Ever wonder what a strong PPC landing page looks like? Here are five examples to get you inspired.
     
  5. Bing PPC vs. Google PPC: Take a look at some of the key differences between pay-per-click advertising on Google and Bing.
     
  6. 13 PPC Tools for Beginners: New to paid search marketing? Here are a slew of tools to help you with PPC keyword research, keyword organization, competitive research, landing page optimization and more.
     
  7. Google Is the New Bing?: Reactions to Google's UI Overhaul: An overview of responses to Google's new Bing-like design.
     
  8. Beginner's Guide to Using Twitter for Marketing: This guide outlines six simple steps to making Twitter an effective marketing tool for your business.
     
  9. WordStream Mailbag: How Much Web Content Do I Need to Rank High in Google?: Just how much content do you need to rank in Google? Ken addresses the question of how word count affects SEO.
     
  10. NYT, HuffPo Still Don't Get SEO: Recent articles in the New York Time and Huffington Post make it clear that some of the bigger online publications haven't yet mastered the art of search.

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