SEO content marketing roundup, week ending October 5th

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It’s fall, and yes — time for that seasonal tune-up. This week’s latest and greatest web writing news features the nuts & bolts of getting the most out of your online marketing efforts and simply getting things done. Content marketers offer practical tips, SEO & search discuss the basics of link building and strategy, while social media marketers focus on leveraging Twitter every which way. And oh yeah, Google’s latest Panda update (2.5) has rolled out. Get your fall web-writing tune-up, here…

Content Marketing

So what does “great content” mean, anyway?  At Top Rank.

Nick Stamoulis (guest) posts content marketing metrics to measure success at SEO Copywriting.

Ian Lurie posts “We are all Google.” Great read at Conversation Marketing.

Reel SEO posts the top 20 global online video ads for September 2011.

Heidi Cohen posts ten reasons why your boss doesn’t want a blog (and why s/he is wrong).

iMedia Connection posts why smart brands embrace digital content marketing.

The Johnny Depp guide to mesmerizing marketing is at Copyblogger.

Fun stuff with a take-away: How fighting zombies can make you better at content marketing is posted at Content Marketing Institute, as is the 48-hour way to create high-quality content.

How to get the most out of your content marketing is posted by Lee Odden at Top Rank.

HubSpot posts three great B2B uses of QR codes.

Over 50 “awesome” posts on conversions are shared by Kristi Hines via guest post at unbounce.

SEO & Search

It’s confirmed: Google’s latest Panda update (2.5) has arrived, reports Matt McGee at Search Engine Land.

Imagine: the latest Google Panda update favors video, big brands, and Google properties.  At Search Engine Watch.

Search Engine Land reports that Google Analytics webmaster tools SEO reports are now available to all, and that Google has tweaked Adwords to give landing page quality more weight.

SEOmoz posts SEO for the iPad.

Econsultancy posts why you need a global SEO strategy if you’re to stand out in the global market.

Debra Mastaler posts that it’s hip to be link square (“Rockin’ The Not So Sexy Links”) at Link Spiel.

Arnie Kuenn discusses link building vs. link attraction at Vertical Measures.

How to capture broken inbound links is at Search Engine Land.

“Link bait sucks, except when it’s awesome” is at Search Engine Watch.

Rand Fishkin discusses why thought leadership is the best strategy for SEO, social media, and content marketing at SEOmoz.

Distilled posts beating the Panda (“diagnosing and rescuing a client’s traffic”).

Kaila Strong of Vertical Measures posts the best headline writing and title optimization tips of all time.

More Big G stuff:  Search Engine Land reports that Google is now getting into the ratings game via e-commerce, with “trusted stores.”

Social Media Marketing

Content sharing grows headlines the latest Social Media Examiner’s weekly news, featuring the new Delicious.

Duct Tape Marketing posts three ways to use Twitter to “more deeply engage influential prospects.”

Jeff Bullas posts how to create credibility and trust on Twitter.

Copyblogger posts nine resources that make you a better marketer on Twitter.

HubSpot reports yet more Facebook launches, including new metrics in its “Insights” and an “expanded premium ad unit.”

How to determine the real value of a Facebook fan is posted at iMedia Connection.