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It’s monday and the length of this post will overwhelm you. After all, you’re catching up on work from Friday and cleaning out your inbox of the weekend’s spam.

But if you don’t stop what you’re doing and read it now you will miss out on ideas that will help you with the very project you’re procrastinating on right now.

Neat how that works huh? ;)

These are all the posts that my favorite writers banged out since this past Thursday. Dig them (no, not DIGG them):

22 pages on Keyword Research Methodologies (pdf) from Stoney G deGeyter. (via Wall)

Were you excited about the prospect of Widget building but felt at a loss on how to get started? Abhilash Patel shares his thoughts on widget craft in Can’t We All Just Get A Widget??

Lee Odden asks, after sighting Wikipedia in Google OneBox: “Will an entry in Wikipedia be what a DMOZ entry used to be?”

Not with those no-follows, though if you’re in the proper entry and your site adds value then you’ll get steady daily traffic. Seriously.

Quadzilla writes about the algorithmic changes Google made to “defuse” Google bombs.

Nick Wilson is back this week at Search Engine Land with 3 Ways To Use Your Competition To Build Links & Targeted Traffic. It’s a ding-dang-doozy and makes this community building editorial-oriented marketer smile. It’s affirmation of some of my key strategies… and quite a few I hadn’t thought of :)

Aaron Wall presents a similar concept in How to Get Good SEO Clients. He’s talking about how YOU can get more clients, but his concepts do and should apply to your existing projects.

Gord Hotchkiss interviews Marissa Mayer in Search Engine Land. NICE ONE HOTCHKISS! This interview looked like an enormous time commitment so I didn’t read it. Yet. I will.

In Predicting Search Queries Before Demand Arrives Rand Fishkin thinks of building pages based on speculated demand. Interesting idea, especially for you publishers out there :)

Also, publishers, check out Right Media’s new RMX Direct for Publishers.

Have you thought much about how Google could use Google Co-op to determine the quality of its index? Wall starts the conversation here.

Are you an SEM job hunter? Check Andy Beal’s new SEM job boards!

About the Author

Garrett French educates SEO and PR teams on content and engagement-based link building strategies that drive targeted referral traffic and deliver SERP domination. Learn more about him and his services at CitationLabs.com.

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