It must be the time of year. Everyone is making (or breaking) New Year’s resolutions, thinking about the onset of Spring and all the list-making that comes with the thought of tidying up after the winter experience, and planning vacations. I’m a long-time list maker. I find I usually have a variety of to-do lists floating around and try as I might, I just can’t seem to get the same benefit from an electronic version as a good old paper list crafted with my own slightly unreadable script. Still, there’s nothing I like better than a good list that collects together a bunch of source material that will lead me off into learning more about what it is we do.
In the past couple of weeks, some good ones have been posted online.
The Top 100 SEO & SEM Resources by Sam Tilston – lists blogs, directories, tools, and forums for those working in SEO and SEM. A variety of blogs are covered, from those of search engines and search marketing firms to ones specializing in link building, general SEO, and online marketing.
Top 20 PR Blogs You Should Be Reading by Mickie Kennedy of eReleases – lists a variety of blog on PR for you to explore. With social media so hot, help with the public relations side of things is always needed.
BIGLIST Update by Lee Odden of Online Marketing Blog – each week, Lee updates his BIGLIST, an ever-growing list of SEO/SEM related blogs. Last week he added a “snarky edition,” which was quite entertaining, but the main list is definitely something you need to keep an eye on for up and coming bloggers in the industry. It’s huge, so may look overwhelming, but slog through it and you won’t be disappointed, or just stick to looking at the updates and ease your way in.
Top 100 Marketers of 2009 by Invesp – provides background information and reasons why those in the list deserve to be there for the work they have done in 2009. From here, you can find some talented people whose exploits online you should probably be following if you aren’t already.