An Awesome Collection of Blog Resources from 2013

2013 has come to an end so I thought I'd share some of my favourite resources from the year. This includes traffic generation tips, SEO tutorials, case studies, conversion techniques and content marketing advice - all of which give enormous value to website owners.

I've broken the posts down into different categories to make for an easier read. So, without further ado, here they are:

SEO

The Most Actionable SEO Tips Ever - Steve Webb on the Web Gnomes Blog.

Competitive Link Analysis: Link Intersect in Excel - Mihai Aperghis on the Moz Blog.

Why Your Tiered Links Won’t Rank Sh*t - Jacob King on his personal blog.

How I increased my blog’s Search Traffic by 44% in under a month - Jason Acidre on KaisertheSage.com.

The Definitive Guide To Link Building Outreach - Venchito Tampon on DigitalPhillipines.net.

How To Do Keyword Research For SEO - Nick Eubanks on SEONick.net.

The Advanced Guide to SEO - Neil Patel on the Quick Sprout blog.

Semantic SEO: Making the Shift from Strings to Things - Aaron Bradley on SEO Skeptic.

The Ultimate Guide to Bing SEO - Rohit Palit on TechTage.

A Visual Guide to Keyword Targeting and On-Page Optimization - Rand Fishkin on the Moz blog.

Creating Efficient Data Collection Systems for SEO and Social - John-Henry Scherck on the SEO Gadget blog.

What is SEO and Why Should I Care? - Jon Cooper on Point Blank SEO.

The Ultimate Guide to Scrapebox SEO - Jacob King on JacobKing.com.

Big-Ass List of Link Building Resources - Paddy Moogan on LinkBuildingBook.com.

Linking Outside the Box [eBook] - Matt Gratt on BuzzStream.

How to Find Non-Linking Brand Mentions - Weip Knol on Weip.net.

Tools

MozCon 2013 Tools - Kane Jamison on the Content Harmony blog.

50 Tools to Jumpstart Your Content Marketing Efforts - Brian Honigman on the KISS Metrics blog.

30 Tools To Boost Your Guest Blogging - Jayson Bagio on SEO Teky.

200+ Online Marketing Tools from #Pubcon - Kristi Hines on the iAquire blog.

Annie Cushing's Must Have Tools - Annie Cushing on a Google Spreadsheet.

Case Studies/Tutorials

How I Built A Top 100 Blog In 12 Months - Matthew Woodward on his personal blog.

The Open-Book Sale of My $600K Store - Andrew Youderian on eCommerce Feul.

How We Got 1,000+ Subscribers from a Single Blog Post in 24 Hours - Alex TurnBull on the Groove blog.

How to Advertise on a Porn Website - Eat24 Team on the Eat24 blog.

How To Build & Market A Successful E-Commerce Website Step By Step - Charles Floate on MatthewWoodward.co.uk.

The Ultimate Guide to Making an Affiliate Income from Your Blog - Glen Allsop on the ViperChill blog.

How to Build Links to Your Blog - A Case Study - Me on the Moz blog.

What I Learned from Scraping SEOmoz's Active User Base - Michael King on the Moz blog.

The $10,000 Paid Content + Paid Linking Test that is 100% Google Safe - Wil Reynolds on SlideShare.

Brandopolis: How the world’s biggest brands make their mark online - Lydia Laurenson on Distilled.net.

Blogging and Social Media

Authorship is Dead, Long Live Authorship - AJ Kohn on Blind Five Year Old.

50 Experts Reveal How to Promote Your Blog with Just 3 Tools - Richard Marriott on the Clambr blog.

Introducing Virante AuthorRank! How Do You Rate As an Influential Author? - Mark Traphagen on AuthorRank.org.

9 Free Gold Mines for Guest Blogging Opportunities - Venchito Tampon on the Raven Tools blog.

Getting More Social Shares to Your Website - Jason Acidre on the Hitreach blog.

Step by Step Guide to Social Media Success - Jasper Martens on the Simply Business blog.

Everything you type is recorded. Even if you don’t post - Dan Petrovic on the Dejan SEO blog.

How to Grow Your Blog to 100,000 Visits a Month Within 1.5 Years - Neil Patel on the QuickSprout blog.

Fonts have feelings too - Mikael Cho on Medium.

Where To Find Images For Your Blog Articles - Aura Dozescu on the Advanced Web Ranking blog.

How Experts Make Money Online Through Blogging - Amal Rafeeq on BloggerDoc.com.

70 Things I've Learned From Writing 1,000 Blog Posts - Geraldine Fishkin on the Everywhereist.

Top Content on Find My Blog Way Through 2013

2013 has been the first year that I've run the blog and within that time I've had some really well received content. I just want to say a big thank you to everyone who has shared the content on the site and engaged within the comments of each of the posts.

Based on the Google Analytics data, I've listed the top 10 posts (by pageviews) from the past year:

10. How I Automated a Process by Chatting on Reddit

9. Keyword Eye Tool Review and Tutorial

8. Carrying Out Extensive Keyword Research for Blogs

7. Quick Ways to Build Backlinks to Your Blog

6. Screaming Frog SEO Spider Tutorial and Review

5. A Collection of Link Building Wins from the Pros

4. SEO Tools Plugin for Excel – An Advanced Tutorial

3. The Ultimate Guide to Monetizing Your Blog

2. The Ultimate Guide to Running Online Competitions

1. Link Prospecting on Steroids – A Streamlined Process

So that concludes my favourite posts of 2013, plus the top performing content on the blog. Check out as many as the links as possible because there's some real gems in there!

I'm already working on a plethora of new content for the blog that will go live over the coming months, so make sure you sign up to the newsletter and the RSS feed 🙂