If you want to succeed in 2015, you’ve got to stay informed… You need to know what’s going on in the automotive industry, and you need to keep up to date with any Google updates, and the latest tips and tricks for getting your site to rank higher in search engines. Last week, we shared a list of the best conferences to attend in 2015 to learn more, and this week we’re sharing a list of the 8 best websites to read on a regular basis. Check the video transcript below for clickable links to each site.
Good evening. I’m Gregory Gifford. In this week’s special literary edition of our Tuesday Tip Video Clips, I’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you, our valued viewer, to 8 blogs and websites you can read to broaden your online marketing and search engine optimization (SEO) knowledge.
It’s important to keep abreast of what’s going on in the automotive industry, so my first two recommendations are automotive sites. Driving Sales is a great spot for news, updates, and tips. You should be heading there at least once a week to keep up with what’s going on.
You should also be a part of the conversations on the Automotive Digital Marketing forums. Sometimes it gets a little pitchy from a few vendors, but it’s a great community and most everyone there is really helpful. Don’t lurk though – you’ll get much more out of it if you actually participate.
You also need to stay up to date on the latest SEO and PPC news, so you’ll need to put a few SEO sites on your reading list:
Search Engine Land is by far the best source for the latest SEO news, so make sure you’re checking it often. Search Engine Journal is another great source for SEO news – between the two, you’ll have all the bases covered.
Moz is an SEO tools company, and they’ve got a ton of helpful information on their site. They’ve got their main blog, with vetted authors, and then the youMoz blogs, where anyone can post. They’ve also got an incredibly helpful Q&A forum.
And speaking of forums, if you want to stay on the cutting edge of Local Search, you’ll want to check out Linda Buquet’s Local Search Forum. It’s a tight-knit group of Local SEO people over there, and everyone is incredibly friendly and helpful.
Quora is another great site, but most people haven’t heard of it. Think of it like Yahoo Answers on steroids. People post questions, and then users go in and answer those questions. You can get answers to just about any question under the sun there, so you’ll want to figure out which topics you want to know about and follow questions in those topics.
Finally – you’ll want to keep coming back here, to the AutoRevo blog. We’ve got these weekly videos, and we’ll also write posts on important industry news and share helpful tips.
Virtual high five – you just learned something new. As always, if you have questions or comments, leave them down below. Thanks for stopping by, and we’ll see you again next week.