Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2009

It’s my birthday! And like last year, I have a gift for you.

Every year, I read hundreds (thousands?) of articles on the topic of Internet Marketing, from SEO to social media to web usability and then some. And every year, I hand pick the best articles that I’ve read and compile them in a resource that I hope will last a long time. Here’s my list for 2008. Here’s 2007. Here’s 2006. I painstakingly go through these resources with the hopes that these posts will serve as references for you in years to come. Yes, that’s right. Despite the changing landscape, the articles I list here are typically those that I feel are “timeless” in that they could be referenced in the future and still have utility. These posts are not in response to newsworthy events, nor are they displayed in any particular order. They are strategic guides that hopefully will enhance your internet marketing experiences in the future.

Every year, I can only read so many articles. I try to keep this as exhaustive as possible, but even so, I don’t know every great resource. Like last year, I enlisted in help from my followers on Twitter, many of whom gave me some great posts to add to this list. If you’re looking to be included on 2010′s list, you now know what to do.

Like last year, if your article is highlighted in this comprehensive post, there’s a badge for you to proudly celebrate this achievement on your site. Thanks again to David Mihm who specializes in Portland Web Design for creating them. Scroll down to the bottom of the post to grab the code you need for your post or site.

Without further ado, I now present to you the best internet marketing posts of 2009.

Social Media: Getting Started

  • Why You Have to Engage in Social Media, Even if You Don’t Want to (A Smart Bear): Jason Cohen (@asmartbear) makes a compelling argument into why social media must be considered, even if you have no interest in it. The article has examples of how social media worked too.
  • The Poetry of Social Networking to Court Customers and Invest in Relationships (Brian Solis): Brian Solis shares his foreword to Sean Percival’s book, MySpace Marketing.  In it, he offers some thought-provoking insights into what must be understood before going into social media marketing.  And… Brian Solis is the most eloquent writer I have ever seen in the blogosphere.  This post is really poetry, as are all his other writings and blog posts.
  • 40 Key Elements to Getting Started in Social Media (Louis Gray): Mike Fruchter writes an awesome blog post on Louis Gray’s blog about how to get involved in social media, from branding to blogging to Twitter to community. It’s definitely a worthwhile read.
  • Marketing on the Social Web: A Few Key Ingredients (Michael Fruchter): I love the graphic. But more than that, Mike’s post explains that social media is really about using social channels appropriately to communicate and converse — and as an extension of that, you might just end up being able to sell something. It’s really not that hard!
  • How Big Brands Can Start Testing Social Media (Conversation Agent): It’s really not that hard to get into social media marketing. It just requires a small shift in mindset.
  • Why Social Media is Scary (Steve Radick): Why is social media scary? There are challenges to be overcome by junior employees, developers, managers, and even senior leadership. Steve Radick tackles them all in this post.
  • The ABCs of Online Networking (Your Job Stop): I love Joanna Lord’s article — every single letter of the alphabet has an application in online networking. Don’t overlook these — at least consider them!
  • What Social Media is and What Social Media is Not (Louis Gray): So many people don’t get what social media is. Mike saves the day by straightening them out. :)
  • Is it Too Late to Catch Up? (Seth Godin): Seth Godin suggests ideas that will make social media slowly work for you as an organization.
  • Creating Your Social Media Plan (Outspoken Media): This good primer talks about securing your brand, setting metrics, knowing who you are, setting a presence, engaging, and assessing success.
  • 6 Steps for Creating a Social Media Roadmap and Plan (Green Marketing 2.0): Lorna Li writes very introductory post on what social media is and what you can do with it with some great insights.
  • A Corporate Guide for Social Media (Forbes): Forbes actually gets it when it comes to social media strategy in the workplace. Have a read and see for yourself.
  • 20 Ways to Drive Leads Through Social Media (Kyle Lacy): Here are some of the things you can do to start seeing some movement in this thing they call “social media marketing.”
  • 10 Tips for Social Media Marketers (PR Squared): Todd Defren tells you how to jump into social media marketing. What can you do today?
  • How to Create Measurable Objectives (Altitude Branding): We’ve talked about goals and strategies as it relates to social media marketing, but let’s break them down even further.

Social Media: Implementation and Execution

Social Media: Small Business

Hiring for Social Media

Social Media: Measurement and ROI

Social Media: General




Leveraging Other Social Media Sites


Reputation Management

  • Top 10 Ways to Save Your Online Reputation in 2009 (Small Business Trends): Business need to step up a notch and be a lot more personable to avoid a reputation management fiasco. Most companies need to start by simply acknowledging each and every incoming request from a customer as alluded to in #2.
  • Using Social Media For Reputation Management (DirJournal): Some of the tips here aren’t discussed in other articles, such as focusing on video and optimizing for local search.
  • How to Build a Reputation Monitoring Dashboard (aimClear): This is an incredibly huge post by Marty Weintraub on how to set up a reputation management monitoring dashboard, from doing the keyword research to finding additional keywords to monitor to actually building it. It has lots of screenshots and good actionable information that you can get started with today.
  • A Common Search Reputation Management Timeline (Search Cowboys): To summarize this post, if you don’t act to prevent reputation management issues, you’re doomed in the search world.
  • Be Proactive With Your Reputation Management (Vertical Measures): My book talks about how maintaining social media profiles can help you with your reputation management issues. This post echoes that sentiment and provides specific social networks that you should establish your presence on.
  • How Companies Should Respond to Negative Reviews (Outspoken Media): You shouldn’t always let criticism sit.  Sometimes you can respond.  What would you respond to, though?  How should you do it?
  • The Dos and Don’ts of Online Reputation Management (Search Engine Journal): This article is a simple easy list to follow for reputation management issues. Yes, you can push down negative search engine results, but you need a plan. You can get some direction on that plan by reading this article.
  • 5 Ways Negative Reviews are Good for Business (Small Business SEM): Matt McGee explains why negative reviews aren’t too bad after all. Just make sure you don’t get mentioned on Consumerist or Boing Boing. ;) (Of course, if you get there, it’s probably because your customers exhausted all avenues, which you should’ve been abreast of earlier!)
  • Online Reputation Management in the Future (WebProNews): Chris Crum interviews several experts about the possible diminishing impact of reputation management services — that is, when everyone has a reputation management issue, is it going to be less of a concern?
  • The Online Reputation Management Guide (Outspoken Media): Outspoken Media has produced an incredible online reputation guide. Rhea Drysdale talks about the nuances of assessing, building, tracking, and monitoring your reputation online.

Content Development/Marketing

Web Development


SEO: Strategy

  • The SEM Toolbox: 79 Tools and Tips Every Search Marketer Should Have (SEO Contrarian): Ari Ozick provides a list of the best tools ever needed to do your job as a search engine marketer. Categories include backup tools, backlink discovery tools, link management tools, competitive research tools, keyword tools, domain tools, and a whole lot more.
  • SEO Hierarchy of Needs (Bruce Clay Blog): What step are you on when it comes to your SEO needs? What must you do next? This article by Virginia Nussey features a graphic that mimics Maslow’s hierarchy with an SEO spin.
  • Search Engine Ranking Factors (SEOmoz): Every year, SEOmoz comes out with a list of search engine ranking factors, which is incredibly valuable if you do anything remotely related to SEO or search engine marketing. Of course, it’s not perfect since the algorithm is kept under wraps, but this information has been guesstimated by trial and error.
  • Big List of Search Engine Ranking Factors (Huomah): David Harry revisits the discussion of the factors that he believes affects search engine rankings. And since he just came out with the recent training course SEO Dojo, which has been an incredible success, it’s a good idea to read this and listen.
  • What Aspects of SEO Should You Be Spending Most of Your Time On? (SEO Book): Peter Da Vanzo gives a good beginner’s guide for how to get into SEO for your new website.
  • Google is the Other Woman: The Relationship Algorithm (Foot in Mouth): This article uses an interesting parallel to judge how Google judges your site for algorithmic preference, but I actually would contend that all search engines typically follow the same rules of thumb. I love the analogies!
  • Future-Proof Your SEO (Huomah): Here’s an article which will actually likely be outdated in a few years, but I thought it was still good enough for the purposes of understanding the search landscape today with regards to what works and what doesn’t in search engine optimization.
  • The 100+ Ranking Variables Google Uses, and Why You Shouldn’t Care (SEO Book): In January, Aaron Wall predicted that search marketing success will come from engaging people. This is absolutely starting to take hold, especially as people actually talk about their favorite websites and search engines respond in kind. Twitter integration in search results, anyone?
  • Big Project, Small Budget: Where to Begin Your SEO Campaign (Search Engine Guide): If you are trying to SEO your site, you may want to start thinking about the areas you should put more emphasis on–perhaps because your budget constraints may limit you to only one of these areas.
  • 12 Easy Mistakes that Plague Newcomers to the SEO Field (SEOmoz): Even though this is a basic article on SEO, sometimes even seasoned professionals lose sight of this stuff. You can count on the “reciprocal linking” (read: link exchanges) to be a big mishap in “established SEO firms” from the amount of emails I get with that request daily across all my blogs. UGH :)
  • SEO for Large eCommerce Sites (AudetteMedia): Adam Audette is the SEO for Zappos. That means he knows a fair bit about optimizing billion-dollar business websites. He explores the techniques he uses for his big client in this article.
  • Creating a Sweet High Value Keyword List in 5 Minutes (SEO Book): Aaron Wall shows you how to create a high-value keyword research list in 5 minutes, then features a video on how to actually see what you just did.
  • 5 Free SEO Tools You’re Probably Not Using Yet (Search Engine Marketing Group): Here’s my question. Have you even heard of these yet?
  • How to Optimize for Conversion in Organic Search Results (Search Engine Land): SEO should be ROI-centric. If that’s not on your agenda, read this article and start thinking along the lines of driving real conversions.
  • 7 Rules for Writing URLs (Small Business SEM): If you do anything related to search engine marketing, understanding the URL structure and how to actually optimize it is important. Matt McGee offers tips on how to do this.
  • How Using Google AdWords Can Be the Best SEO Tool in Your Arsenal (RedFly Marketing): Dave Davis presents some pretty invaluable information on the potential for Google AdWords to be an incredible asset for search engine optimization. Yes, you read that right.
  • How to Up Your SEO Income by a Factor of 10 (SEO Book): Ari Ozick’s guest post for SEO Book is a darn good one – you won’t know until you test. It’s really that simple.
  • SEO Best Practices: New Policies Based on Updated Correlation Data (SEOmoz): It’s time to start reevaluating your SEO tactics. SEOmoz has looked at what works and reported on their findings.
  • 5 SEO Essentials: Charting Effective Search Engine Optimization (Online Marketing Blog): Dana Larson’s approach toward effective SEO is great. Most people forget about that in such a social media centric world.
  • 6 Key Tactics for Organic Success (Search Engine Guide): Jen Laycock provides six great tactics for organic success: keywords, content, code, optimization, links, and patience. Yes, patience is a big one!

SEO: Information

  • Small Business SEO: Costs, Expectations, Realities (Small Business SEM): This isn’t a “SEO how to” article. We always see enough of those. What this is is a good article by Matt McGee on what you should expect when you actually buy SEO consulting.
  • 5 Tips for Avoiding Deceptive SEO Companies (Small Business Trends): Since we’re talking about SEO, we might as well tell you what to look for so that you do NOT do business with some of these companies. Look for reputable companies if you ever need to focus on search engine optimization. Your rankings depend on it.
  • Setting Up an SEO Shop Overnight! (High Rankings): Jill Whalen rants about the “SEO shops” that give SEO the snake oil bad name. There actually are good SEOs out there.
  • 8 Short Steps to Forecast and Estimate SEO ROI (SEO ROI): Want ROI for your SEO efforts? Gab Goldenberg offers 8 steps on how exactly that can be achieved.
  • You Don’t Need SEO to Rank in Google (Sugarrae): Rae explains that SEO by itself simply isn’t the key to high rankings. Good content and marketing is really the key; SEO is just a secondary requirement.

Link Building

  • Get Your Link Building Requests Answered (Dream Systems Media): Matt Siltala writes an incredibly valuable article that answers how to get people to link to you once they’ve already established rapport with your competitors. He also brings in four experts who weigh in on the question.
  • Why Link Building May Not Work (Best SEO Blog): Sometimes your link building practices won’t work. Michael Martinez explains why beginning about 1/3 of the way down in this article.
  • How to Get Backlinks (Internet Marketing Techniques and Theories): Leo calls this post “very long.” I think I agree with him. :)
  • Secrets of How to Escape the Link Building Trap Now (SEO Theory): If you don’t want to build links, you might pursue these other opportunities to build links that don’t violate any guidelines. There’s also a service review in here for a link building program run by a pretty well known guy in the SEO space.
  • Buy Text Link Ads with these 101 Sneaky Tips (Search Engine Journal): Gab Goldenberg tries to stay under the radar when buying text links with 101 ideas that hopefully won’t get you caught.
  • Indispensable Link Building Applications ( Wiep Knol has a toolbox filled to the brim of great link building applications. If you do any link building at all, make sure to familiarize yourself with these applications.
  • Link Building Techniques, Interactive Agency Approach (Zeta Interactive): I get about 4-5 link building requests across multiple web properties a day. When reading this article, I realize that for 99.9% of these requests, none of these techniques (personalized requests, transparency, knowing the target website, etc.) are employed at all. Is that really so difficult? I guess it is when you outsource link building to interns.
  • A Big Bunch of Link Building Ideas (Search Engine Land): Debra Mastaler is a link building genius and when she talks, I always listen. In this article, she explores the consequences of actually linking out to other websites and what you can do to build other types of links.
  • Link Building from A to Z (SEOmoz): Wiep Knol is one of the foremost link building experts and has covered an entire alphabet of ways to get new links.
  • 10 Goals for Link Building Campaigns: Moving Beyond “Get More Links” (Search Engine Land): Garrett French writes a great in-depth guide on how you can build links, suggesting countless tactics and link prospect sources.
  • Link Building Evaluation Journal (Search Engine Journal): Building links to a website? How could you enhance your link portfolio? Dave Snyder suggests different ideas for different metrics of the link, be them the age of a domain, the anchor text, or the relevant authority of the link page.
  • 10 Link Building and Tracking Tools for SEO (Online Marketing Blog): Got links? Start testing them. This Top Rank Marketing blog post explores ten possible tools from which to do this.
  • 11 Effective, Efficient Ways to Use Limited Time to Build Links (Search Engine Land): If you’re tasked with building links but yet do not know how to manage your time, you might want to read this and follow Debra Mastaler’s suggestions.
  • Link Mixology: The 12 Kinds of Links Your Site Needs (Michelle MacPhearson): Michelle MacPhearson writes a good point on what kinds of links you should be getting if you intend to market your website.
  • 21 Link Builders Share Advanced Link Building Queries (Search Engine Land): Not all link building tips and tricks have to be Link Building 101. Here are 21 great advanced tactics that can help you get a little more out of link building.


Affiliate Marketing



Landing Pages

Local/Mobile Search

  • Mobile Search Guide ( Now more and more people are using their cell phones and searching on their favorite search engine. My phone is old as heck but even I do it. But if you’re a website creator, have you optimized for mobile search? If not, perhaps you should, since your visitors might end up going elsewhere.
  • Local Search Ranking Factors (David Mihm): Just like there are SEO ranking factors, there are also local search ranking factors.  David Mihm gives you an exhaustive list of them for your perusal.
  • A Closer Look at the Local Search Data Providers ( Any local business presence will want to make sure its information is accurate online.  Take a look at the providers listed to figure out where your information needs to be updated.
  • Blocking and Tackling: 10 Fundamentals of Local SEO (Search Engine Land): David Mihm, our resident local expert, provides a basic list of what you should do as a local business to get ranked in search engines.

Personal Branding

Building a Brand/Brand Evangelism

Public Relations

Community Management/Engagement

General Online Marketing

Everything Else Under the Sun


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Closing Notes

The year 2009 was incredibly huge for me. I gave birth to my first child, a little boy, who is my pride and joy. I published a social media marketing book. I’ve made great relationships, big and small, and I’ve worked on some fantastic projects that I could have only dreamed of just a few years ago.

In the past decade, I’ve graduated college, married the love of my life, switched careers to find my passion, and now I live through it every day. Every morning, I wake up excited to see what the day will bring. I’m aiming higher for the next 10 years — let’s see if I can top this. I’m truly excited to see what next year will bring.

May you all have a happy, successful, and wonderful 2010.

Tamar Weinberg is a hustler and juggler. She is the VP of Marketing at Ruxly Creative, a creative marketing agency. She's the Director of Sales at Internet Marketing Ninjas, a 100+ employee search engine marketing agency located in upstate New York. She also rocks global sales at financial media publication Wall St. Cheat Sheet. Finally, she is the Chief Strategy Officer of Small Business Trends. Oh wait, and she's also the community manager at Namecheap. Yeah, like a boss.


  • January 5, 2010

    Genuine Chris Johnson


    You missed a key post, and that was on copyblogger: that was one of the most important things I’d read, stereotypes aside. I think that the future of that “tribe” that they were declaring over there is important.

    of the two that were picked, the “two tribes” idea changes more than anything going on.

    That said, what a bunch of work this was. I have much reading to do, and thanks.

    All the best,


  • January 5, 2010

    Afzal Khan

    Hi Tamar,

    First of all many many happy returns of the day, like last year today also on 5th January you had given a marvelous gift to online community by compiling the best of post of year 2009.

    Date is same, excellent post like last year….only it’s 2010 and I am the first one to post comment :-).

    Hope to wish you again on 2011 and read on the best ever online marketing post of 2010 by you.

    Keep up the good work.

  • January 5, 2010

    Mirko Gosch

    Hey Tamar,

    happy birthday to you and thanks for this amazing gift you gave to all of us. This is a mindblowing collection of articles!


  • January 5, 2010


    Wow! That is one loooong and comprehensive list! Bookmarked this and will read them slowly one by one.

    Thank you very much for featuring my post, Tamar! It took me about a month writing and revising it ;-) . It’s a great honor to be featured here!

  • January 5, 2010

    Mark Dykeman

    Once again, it’s a pleasure to be included amongst so many other great posts.

  • January 5, 2010

    Sorav Jain

    Great Collection

  • January 5, 2010


    Thanks for nice long post ;-)

    Happy Birthday!!!

  • January 5, 2010

    David Walker

    Hi Tamar,

    This is my first visit to your site and it’s a great honour to be included among so many other great blogging posts!

    It’s going to take me a while to look through all of these other great links!


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  • January 5, 2010

    Social Steve

    Tamar – all I can say is WOW – and thanks.

    Social Steve

  • January 5, 2010

    Tamar Weinberg

    Genuine Chris, thanks for the heads up. As much as I read Copyblogger all year, I know that there are always great posts from that site and all others I subscribe to (in addition to the thousands I don’t even know about) that slip through the cracks. For next year, I’m going to rely on you to follow up on my tweets when I solicit feedback for posts for this article. ;)

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  • January 5, 2010

    Omer Rosenbaum

    Congratulations Tamar on your birthday and another yearly summarizing post. I am going to finish reading it on the weekend.

  • January 5, 2010

    Tamar Weinberg

    Good luck finishing it all in one week, Omer! If you do, let us know. :)

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  • January 5, 2010

    Shevonne Polastre

    I feel so honored. Thank you and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

  • January 5, 2010

    Matt Siltala

    Thanks Tamar for including a couple of my posts here. I am glad that so many people liked them and learned from them, it has been my goal that if I do blog about something (which is not often hahah) that they would teach and give value. Thanks again! i <3 @tamar

  • January 5, 2010

    Mike Wilton

    Thanks for the great list Tamar, I definitely have some reading ahead of me. Don’t think I caught a lot of these last year. I always love that you take the time to put these posts together. Content aside, I also want to congratulate you on all your accomplishments and I hope that you have a wonderful and prosperous year to come. :)

  • January 5, 2010

    Rayanne Langdon

    This is INCREDIBLE, Tamar! You’re a saint! And on your birthday?! Hope you spend the rest of the day being selfish ; )

  • January 5, 2010

    Edgar Sanchez

    Happy birthday Tamar

    Another year, this is simple awesome.

    Too much info to digest

    thank you so much

  • January 5, 2010

    Chris Wills

    Happy Birthday! All I can say is WOW. Great collection of information. It’s going to take me weeks to get through all this but it’s well worth it.


  • January 5, 2010

    Grant Deken

    What a robust (and impressive) collection. Starting to digest…now!

  • January 5, 2010


    Thank you very much for reminding me why I need to get a little more Tamar back in my life!

  • January 5, 2010

    Jonathan Volk

    Thanks for including a few of my posts here! What an epic list!

    Thanks Tamar!


  • January 5, 2010

    Josef Pausch

    Awesome Blog, great content and very WELL WRITTEN and Oh Yea Wish you a Happy Birthday! Keep up the good work!…Josef

  • January 5, 2010

    Susan Beebe

    WOW – great list of fabulous resources, thank you!!

    This is a nice GIFT to us on YOUR birthday!! :D

  • January 5, 2010


    WOW! Epic post, Tamar!


  • January 5, 2010

    Foot In Mouth

    Thanks for judging my post to be worthy of your list- I hope I’ll get another one in that list in 2010 :D

  • January 5, 2010

    Mark - Niche Store Builder

    There is STUPID amounts of great content in this post! Good job!! Someone has been building a post all year long! :-)


  • January 5, 2010

    Terrance Charles

    You definitely laid out all the GOOD resources to use social media ;)

  • January 5, 2010

    Jeremy Martin


    Happy Birthday! It is an honor to be part of your list, thanks for the recognition!


  • January 5, 2010

    Wendy Bryant

    Thanks Tamar–this is an amazing collection of information! I’m going to tweet this out to my followers on Twitter. :)

  • January 5, 2010


    Thanks for sharing this good info. Social media is moving towards mainstream now and all of us, especially internet marketer should make full use of it, of course not forgetting email marketing as well.

  • January 6, 2010

    Tim @ seo

    Thanks for the gift! I have always found personal branding to be very important in getting a conversion if you are always out and about networking or going to exhibitions to sell your product.

  • January 6, 2010

    Matt Burgess

    Hey Tamar,
    Feel free to delete this comment after reading, but just wanted to point out that in the Ignite Media link there is an errant apostrophe in the URL, which you might want to take out :)

  • January 6, 2010

    Tamar Weinberg

    Matt, it stays. ;) Thanks for the note!

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  • January 6, 2010


    Tamar, thank you for such a great post – I think I just wore out the scroll wheel on my mouse… it’s going to take me until your next birthday to read all these articles. Happy birthday!

  • January 6, 2010

    Simon Whittick

    Hi Tamar,

    Thanks for recognising Latitude Group ;-) Also a great resource for internet marketers, so thanks for that too.


  • January 6, 2010

    Disruptive Conversations

    Outstanding list of the “Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2009″ from Tamar Weinberg…

    Over on her “techipedia” blog, Tamar Weinberg has pulled together an outstanding list of “The Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2009″. It’s a LONG list… but Tamar has done an excellent job curating a list of what’s been worthwhile to……

  • January 6, 2010



    Belated Happy Birthday, just got here and have wonderful collection. Hope to see more.


    Edited: Please do not link drop with obviously spammy links in my comments

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  • January 6, 2010

    Christine Taylor

    Happy Birthday! Great Info as usual. I have been reading the posts since last night.

  • January 6, 2010


    Really great post, thanks.

    Please check out Hudson Horizons blog! We update it daily and there’s some really great content on there.

    Happy New Year!

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  • January 6, 2010

    Aaron Hoos

    What a comprehensive list! Thanks!

  • January 7, 2010

    Todd Defren

    PHEW! Made the list! Great job, Tamar – and thanks for including one of my posts! My new goal for 2010 is to double the # of posts that make it to next year’s version. :)

  • January 7, 2010

    Casey Watkins

    What a great list! I read a couple of them and still have a ton more that I want to read!

  • January 7, 2010

    Lee Davies

    Hey Tamar

    Thank you for this amazing gift. An index of great content, produced by excellent authors.

    Cheers from

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  • January 10, 2010

    Mukul Verma


    Now how can we get your brithday to come around more often then once a year? :)

    Wow, that was a very detailed list and one each person in Social Media should read. I will be bookmarking it and may take the whole year to get through all the resources.

    Thanks again,

  • January 10, 2010


    Wow it’s a huge list for us! I came here from DailyBlogTips!
    Belated B’day wishes! :)

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  • January 11, 2010

    Gail Keith

    It was hard to read the post without clicking through and getting lost in other topics . . .this post goes into my “never delete and always refer back to file” Thanks and Happy Belated Birthday!

  • January 11, 2010

    Tamar Weinberg

    “It was hard to read the post without clicking through and getting lost in other topics”

    That’s my goal. ;)

  • January 12, 2010

    Social Media Marketing

    Good article, nicely written and valuable to newbies and to remind experienced people of the basics.

  • Great list of articles on social media.

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  • January 13, 2010


    Wow! That’s some list! Looks like I am going to be busy for quite awhile. Hopefully I can finish reading all of these before the 2010 list gets published. If you could put them all together, that would be a pretty hefty book. Glad to have your linked table of contents.

    And thank you for including my little article on “brand evangelism”. (I like that term…has a nice ring to it)

    Oh, and before I forget, your link code (the large image), has a question mark at the end of the alt where a quote should be. You might want to fix that.

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  • January 13, 2010


    I figured out the issue with your link graphic codes…you are using pretty quotes, the fancy directional ones. You can’t do that in html code.

    You should always use the standard straight ones. This is affecting all of your link codes, not just the first one.

  • January 13, 2010

    Tamar Weinberg

    April, thanks for that. It actually looks fine in the HTML code but it seems that WordPress converts it to the pretty quotes in the final product. But noted!

  • Wow! Now thats a list! Had to bookmark this one!

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  • January 15, 2010


    I’m noting this post/link — looks very, very interesting. Thanks for all the great information.

  • January 17, 2010

    Neal Schaffer

    Hey Tamar,

    I just stumbledupon this article and I am blown away. As someone who wrote blog posts on the Top 25 LinkedIn Posts of 2009/Top 30 Facebook Posts of 2009/Top 35 Twitter Posts of 2009, I understand the time required to physically search and put all of this information together in a single post. Plus, I also understand the valuable resource that it provides to all, so Thank You! Although my blog posts have yet to hit your list in 2009, I will try my best to appear on your list in 2010!!!


  • January 17, 2010


    Dear Tamar
    Happy Birthday! What a fantastic way of celebrating your birthday.
    I, along with so many people around the world, really appreciate your effort, wisdom, and time to compile this amazing list! I would love to translate some of them, spread the words in Japanese :-).
    ichi (@socialcompany)

  • January 18, 2010


    What a great collection! Thanks so much for this list. I wanna share it with all of my friend in China. All the best!

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  • January 22, 2010

    manolo blahnik shoes

    People will be amazed on how simple and easy to get the website to the first page on Google and to find and attract valuable visitors to your website. Internet marketing is the best way to make money online.

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  • January 25, 2010

    Daniel Sevitt

    I’m ashamed to admit that I just found this. Thanks so much, Tamar for recognizing the post I did for ReelSEO. We’ve had a tremendous response to it and it just makes we want to evangelize more about the ability of video to increase revenue.

  • February 1, 2010

    Are Besplatneigrice

    Nice Collection guys. Thank you

  • February 5, 2010

    SEM Antics


    Absolutely awesome work! *Doffs Cap*

    Unfortunately however this now means that the coming weekend will be gone before I know it…

  • February 22, 2010

    Alicia McCarthy

    Great post, as always!

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  • March 10, 2010

    Robert Clough

    Hi Tamar,

    Thank you very much for including Stoney’s Search Engine Guide article!

    • March 10, 2010

      Tamar Weinberg

      Not just one, Robert! Search Engine Guide is featured 3 times! :)

  • March 20, 2010


    Thank you. It will take me awhile to get through your list, but I am already sure that your post points me to some excellent and relevant reading.

  • March 20, 2010


    I’ll slowly make my way through your list. Still, your work does save me time. I’ve bookmarked this page. Thanks.

  • April 7, 2010

    jeanette okwu

    this is a real good deed to your community. and thinking you have read even more articles than on this comprehensive list makes me feel really inferior (well, almost :-) )
    thank you for providing this.

  • Tamar,

    What a mega-list of awesome articles and links. I’m spending so much time here! Very good reading amazing articles. Great work!!!

  • May 8, 2010


    Happy birthday!

    Thanks for sharing.

  • May 16, 2010

    Dimitar Kakalov

    Hey Tamar,

    Many thanks for that list. You have done a great job and I can imagine the effort. Your article with the best publications in 2009 should be at the first place for the best publications in 2010. Keep doing that great job.

    Thank you once again.

  • May 31, 2010

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  • July 9, 2010

    Andrew North


    What a great list you have provided for us, this is a very useful and comprehensive list! Bookmarked this and will read them slowly to gather all the information.

  • July 15, 2010

    Matt Kettlewell

    Thanks for all the links, this is a great resource.

  • July 26, 2010

    Ken W.


    This is an incredible list and I don’t know how I overlooked for all this time. I will speak for the rest of the internet and say “thank you” for taking the time and putting this together.


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  • August 21, 2010


    There’s so many good tools I don’t know where to begin. Thanks for sharing these you just gave me quite a bit of work do to.

    Editor’s note: Glad to hear. I’ll approve your comment since it was manually written. However, you didn’t follow my blog policy when you used the name you’re looking to rank for. No thanks; you’ve been edited!

  • September 5, 2010

    David S.

    Hello Tamar,

    Thank you very much for this. You have done a great job and I can imagine the effort. Your article with the best publications in 2009 should be at the first place for the best publications in 2010. Keep doing that great job.


  • September 18, 2010


    Hi, Tamar

    Thanks a lot for all this great information it will take me a while to get though them all. Keep up the work and great gifts!!!! Visit my<a href = ""class="url">marketing tools site!!!!</a>

  • October 6, 2010

    Robbie Gee

    Hey Tamar, what a fantastic resource, thanks. You’re very right when you say these articles are ‘timeless’I for one will be using these for years to come!

    Thanks again, Robbie

  • October 28, 2010


    Great post Tamar! Great list!

  • November 25, 2010

    Marjori Jaque

    Super list, Tamar! As usual! And it is always a very bbig pleasure to find something like this – you are saving our time!!!
    And one link from me:
    Mike is making great reviews and gives nice advises.

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  • December 10, 2010

    Elvera Tipre

    Your blog and images are just great!. Thanks.

  • December 13, 2010

    Raymi Rodriguez

    holly cr@p lol… what a great list.. thank you very much.. this is very helpful

  • December 24, 2010


    Its good to get opportunity to gain idea about such topics from your posts. thank you for your great deed as your blog and images are great.
    keep on doing .

  • December 27, 2010

    Afzal Khan

    Hi Tamar,

    I hope you must be rocking and busy compiling 2010 list, just wanted to share with m eagerly waiting for ur 2010 best internet marketing article’s collection like how every year you publish it on 5th Jan. (I knew it’s B’day :-), plz accept my wishes in-advance…I guess m d first one :-)

    Take Care

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  • January 1, 2011


    Well some of these articles are a bit dated now, but I am going over my marketing strategy for 2011 and I am still finding many of these very useful.

    My favorite was probably “You Don’t Need SEO to Rank in Google.” What a phenomenal one! Thanks for posting this entire list, it is an excellent resource.

    • January 1, 2011

      Tamar Weinberg

      Thanks Peter. The goal is to provide evergreen content that is useful for years to come. Stay tuned this week for 2010′s list. ;)

  • January 13, 2011

    Carol Amato

    Wow, am definitely bookmarking this site.

    Great content, what a find. I especially like the easy-to-read format.

    Will be back,
    Carol Amato

  • April 7, 2011

    Mark Eting

    Once again Google has all online marketing companies dancing to its own tune. After over emphasing the effect of social media and doing a partial u turn in 2010 is’t all change again for seo and online marketing.

  • July 1, 2011

    Vicente Igual Alandete

    too much articles for me. A goodlink to remenber to read later.

  • July 12, 2011


    This article was written along time ago but is still very valid and informative
    keep my eye for any newer posts thanks.

  • July 21, 2011

    Nigel Turver

    Thanks for the post. As an online business it’s hard to know where to begin but thanks to blogs and articles it really helps me understand what’s going on in the world of the internet!

  • July 24, 2011

    Cameron Wallis

    OMFG WHAT A BRILLIANT (and very extensive) LIST! THANKS!

  • August 10, 2011


    OMFG WHAT A BRILLIANT (and very extensive) LIST! THANKS!

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  • October 6, 2011

    Shane McQuillan

    Although a quite aged post it brings informative and can bring extensive value to website owners who choose to implement their own SEO to increase their rankings.

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  • February 17, 2012

    Lynn Upthagrove

    After an overwhelming day of research, finding your list was refreshing, but now I have even more reading to do! Thanks for doing what you do!

    FYI, besides gaining a better understanding of SM, I am looking specifically for a tool that allows me to customize a facebook WELCOME page, many of them. I work as a volunteer for a number of local nonprofit organizations. I would be willing to pay for an ad-free drag & drop program that allows managing many WELCOMES under one account/email. Thanks again if you have a specific recommendation.

  • March 21, 2012

    Pascal Culverhouse

    Brilliant post. If only I knew where to start! Ok, I’ll start at the top. If no-one hears from me for a while, you know why (I’m still reading!!)

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