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The WordStream Top 10: Posts So Hot They Ended the Polar Vortex

May 2, 2018

ugh i’m still writing “ugh i’m still writing 2013 on all my checks” on all my tweets

— Andy Levy (@andylevy) January 1, 2014

Funny story: I published the first few blog posts of the year with “2013” in the URL. Funny because a) I’m a cliché and b) our Drupal installation doesn’t automate blog URLs, I have to plug the date in myself. Le sigh.

Here’s to a 2014 with no stupid mistakes! Right? Right! (Right?) But before we head off into Month 2, let’s take a look back at our most popular blog posts this month:

  1. 6 Social Media Marketing Strategies to Drastically Improve Your Efforts in 2014 – Margot, one of our client services superstars, wrote this great, actionable post with lots of tips for better managing your social presence.
  2. Toward a Linkless SEO: The SEO Link Is Dying. Here's What Might Replace It – Are links dead? No, not yet. But their future is hazy. I made some bold predictions about what Google might look like in a less link-dependent future.    
  3. Gmail Advertising Showdown: Gmail Sponsored Promotions vs. Managed Placements – Jaclyn Jordon tries out the new Sponsored Promotions beta and gets very promising results.
  4. 3 Reasons Guest Blogging Isn't as Dead as Matt Cutts Says It Is – RIP guest posting? I doubt it. But Google will continue to go after link-spammed thin content, so buyer beware.
  5. How to Get New Clients: Top 6 Tips from Successful PPC Agencies – Erin crowdsourced tips from top reps at some of the best digital marketing agencies out there to compile this list of smart ways to prospect new clients.   
  6. Hacking AdWords: Winning at AdWords the Weird Way – Larry does a data-rich, "Moz-style" deep dive into Quality Score, the key to advertising on Google without paying out the nose.
  7. YouTube Remarketing: Why & How to Try Remarketing with YouTube Videos – Remarketing and YouTube: Two great tastes that taste great together! Find out how.
  8. Guide: How to Use Google AdWords for Apartment Marketing – Even if you’re not doing marketing for an apartment community, this post will have something to teach you about how PPC marketing changes depending on your particular industry vertical.  
  9. How to Choose a PPC Advertising Network in AdWords & Bing – A primer on figuring out which networks you want your paid aids to appear in.  
  10. How Your AdWords Daily Budget Works With Ad Scheduling – Brad McMillen breaks down a complicated use case in simple terms: Why is it that Google can turn your $500 monthly budget into $600 in spend?  

And as a bonus, #11: Our biggest webinar so far this year ever. You can watch the webinar recording here:

It’s a great one, don't miss it! And see you next month!

Elisa Gabbert

Elisa Gabbert is WordStream's Sr. Manager of Content Marketing and SEO. Likes include wine, karaoke, poker, ping-pong, perfume, and poetry.