SEO and content writing tips: Week ending April 8, 2014

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I’m diggin’ the “help for freelance writers” section this week!

Heather gives quick and easy proposal tweaks that’ll land you the job, Social Media Today profiles a startup that connects marketers with bloggers, Men With Pens tells you why some writers make money and others never will – eek – and more!

There’s a ton of good stuff in here from the top experts in the SEO and content industry, so enjoy!

Search engine news

Barry Schwartz writes Google’s Matt Cutts: We Can Improve Our Algorithms For Authorities On Topics for Search Engine Land.

Gemma Birch writes 4 Global Search Statistics That Really Matter for State of Digital.

Barry Schwartz writes Matt Cutts: PageRank Not Popularity, Topical PageRank Helps & Authority On Subjects Coming for seroundtable.com.

Julie Joyce writes The Linking Dilemma: Google Has Left a Giant Mess for Us All for Search Engine Watch.

Content writing tips

Dianna Huff writes Why 55% of Potential B2B Buyers Might Not Trust Your Website Content for Content Marketing Institute.

Matt Jackson writes 17 Sources Of Content Inspiration For Your Content Strategy for Level343.

Sally Ormond writes Boost Your Conversions By Changing Your Call to Action and 5 Content Types That Don’t Overtly Sell for Freelance Copywriter’s Blog.

Maddie Russell writes Why I love content idea generators for Social Media Explorer.

Paul Gustafson writes 3 Key Concepts to Master for Effective B2B Content for Content Marketing Institute.

Raubi Marie Perilli writes How Changing Your Mindset Can Dramatically Improve Your Product Descriptions for SEO Copywriting.

Doc Sheldon writes Are Guest Blogs Forked? for Search Engine Watch.

Promote your content

Ryan Hanley writes 13 Google+ Tools to Improve Your Marketing for Social Media Examiner.

Erica McGillivray writes How to Rebrand Your Social Media Accounts for Moz.

Stephanie Frasco writes Socially Stephanie: Google Plus & Twitter for Social Media Today.

Jennifer Horowitz writes Keeping Up With Facebook Changes for Level343.

Stephen Walsh writes 20+ Awesome Ways to Get More Followers for Your Google Plus Business Page for KISSmetrics.

I (yes, shameless-self-promotion alert!) wrote 6 Simple Social Media & SEO Tips to Drive Visits to Long-Form Content for Kapost.

Inspiration for writers

Carlos Cooper writes 3 Reasons You Should Stop Seeking Validation for The Write Practice.

Jeff Goins writes A Writer’s Biggest Struggle for Goins, Writer.

In-house writing tips

Mike Bailey writes Unleashing the Power of Employee Advocacy for Social Media Today.

David Ahn writes Get Some LinkedIn Love: 3 Best Practices For Your Brand Page for Social Media Impact.

Laura Harkness writes E-commerce: 3 test ideas to optimize the customer shopping experience for MarketingSherpa.

Jean Spencer writes 9 Lessons for Hiring a Content Marketing Dream Team for Kapost.

David Zaleski writes Should marketers create content in-house? for iMedia Connection.

Brennan Girdler writes How Non-Writers Can Craft Business Blogs for KISSmetrics.

Help for freelance writers

Shay Moser writes Written.com Simplifies Content Marketing for Social Media Today.

Ginny Soskey writes The ABCs of Personal Branding [Infographic] for HubSpot.

James Chartrand writes Why some people make money writing and others never will for Men With Pens.

Jon Morrow writes From 0 to $100,000 per Month: 20 Lessons for Building a Profitable Blog for Boost Blog Traffic.

Heather Lloyd-Martin writes Land the gig with these 7 proposal tweaks for SEO Copywriting.

Writing tips for beginners

Mike Sansone writes Every Blog Post and Update is Part of Your Inventory for ConverStations.

Pontus Staunstrup writes 3 Steps to Overcome the Fear of Building a Content Marketing Strategy for Content Marketing Institute.

Advanced SEO writing strategies

Mike King writes Automating and Visualizing Data from Google Webmaster Tools for ISOOSI Blog.

AJ Kohn writes Social Signals and SEO for Blind Five Year Old.

SEO for beginners

Cyrus Shepard writes The Rules of Link Building – Whiteboard Friday for Moz.

Stoney G deGeyter writes These Aren’t The Keywords You’re Looking For for Search Engine Journal.

Content marketing tips

Steve Minks writes 8 Tips for a Solid Digital Marketing Strategy for Social Media Today.

Rachel Sprung writes 5 Ways to Attract More Readers to Your Blog for Social Media Examiner.

Louise Julig writes 6 Ways User-Generated Content Can Double Your ROI for Social Media Examiner.

Miriam Ellis writes Local Landing Pages: A Guide To Great Implementation In Every Situation for Moz.

Karon Thackston writes 7 Thank You Pages That Take Post-Conversion to the Next Level for Unbounce.

Karon Thackston writes Should You Have Copy on Your Demo/Download Pages? for Marketing Words Blog.

Gini Dietrich writes Seven Tips to Manage the Critics Online for Spin Sucks.

Rob Petersen writes 12 Experts Define Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) {grow}.

Rosie Barry-Scott writes A Blogger is Not a One Night Stand for distilled.

Tom Sather writes How Email Marketers Should Mark Up Messages For Gmail’s New Grid View for Marketing Land.

Heather Hopkins writes Personalisation: where to start and what’s to come for Econsultancy.

Derek Eccleston writes Moments and journeys: how to use the voice of the customer in a multichannel world for Econsultancy.

Nathan Safran writes 4 Revealing Facts About How Consumers Search And Buy Online for Search Engine Land.

Emily Bailey writes Say Goodbye to Corny Stock Images for Social Media Today.

Graham Charlton writes 12 useful tips for optimising email deliverability for Econsultancy.

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Photo thanks to Ritesh Nayak (Content writer)

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