October is winding to a close, and if history has taught us anything, November comes next. And with it, a candy hangover, my birthday, and pervasive Xmas music, in roughly that order—none of which I'm particularly looking forward to. So let's take this opportunity to look back—at our most popular blog posts from the past month, that is:
Advanced Link Building: Clone Your Most Successful Link Profiles  – Resident link building expert Ken Lyons explains how to analyze your link profiles step by step and then replicate your best link prospects.
Top SEO Web Design Company Websites  – Another installment in the Top SEO Websites Series , Ken looks at which web design firms are practicing what they should be preaching: SEO-friendly design.
20 Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO) Resources  – Tom put together this ultimate list of CRO resources, from books to webinars to podcasts to blogs.
Drupal vs. Wordpress: The CMS Showdown  – A comparison of two popular open source content management systems along criteria including ease of use, availability of custom templates, and performance. Find out which one came out on top.
Interview with the Experts: Lisa Barone  – The always outspoken Lisa Barone talked to us about the consequences of speaking your mind, what it takes to build and manage a brand, who "gets it" when it comes to social media and more.
Pimp Your PPC Ad: 5 Lessons from Lackluster Text Ads  – I took a look at five not-so-stellar Google ads and provided some tips on how to make them more persuasive (and better-ranking).
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