400 Online Marketing, SEO, and Social Media Must Read Lists

Blake WaddillFavs, Marketing

Lists have always been one of the best ways to communicate information.  They are also awesome retweet, link, and bookmark bait!

For about 6 weeks I was putting together a list of lists.  I still have a bunch of lists that I never added because I just ran out of time to get this put together.  Since this post has been in my draft bin for over a year now, I’ve decided to publish it as is.  Enjoy!

Affiliate Marketing

Best Online Marketing Predictions for 2010
11 Conversion Rate Optimization Lessons Learned in 2009 (and annual moz traffic stats)
Top Internet Marketing Posts of 2008
Top Internet Marketing Posts of 2009

Business

10 Commandments of Business Blogging
3 Reasons a Small Business Should Blog
7 Business Quotes to Live By
6 Mistakes to Avoid on Email Subject Lines
8 Tips for Aspiring Entrepreneurs
10 Tips to Name Your Company
9 Tips To Pitch Your Blog Successfully
7 Business Mistakes That Nearly Broke Me… Literally
10 Steps to Social Media and Business
5 Tips for Making a Corporate Blog Stand Out
5 Lessons Learned from a List to Santa (All of Them Can Make You Money)
Three Ways to Make Your Competitors Irrelevant
The Top 5 Ways to Attract and Keep Customers in any Economy
49 Creative Ways You Can Profit From Content Marketing
Four Old-School Reasons Why You Can Thrive in this Recession
10 Quick Tips for Building a Business Online
Seven Must-Read Articles for Freelancers

Comments

Dofollow Blog Commenting Netiquette vs a Barbecue Party
16 Free Phenomenal Plugins That Will Enhance Your Comment Area and Start More Conversations
5 quick and clever ways to publicize a blog post by commenting on other blogs
9 Ways to Increase Comments on Your Blog
4 Ways to Encourage Comments on Your Blog
4 Ways to Show Appreciation at your Site
10 Commenting Rules to Accelerate Your Site
6 WordPress Plugins for Better Comments
3 Tactics to Get Comments on Your New Blog

Content

5 Easily Accessible Sources of Fresh & Unique Content
18 Resources to Help you Write Better Blog Titles
7 Reasons Why You Should Blog With A Partner
6 Valuable Tips On Outsourcing Your Blog’s Posts
7 ways to find inspirations for your next blog post!
10 Elements of Highly Effective Articles
4 Blogging Tips from The Dark Knight
40 Ways to Deliver Killer Blog Content
10 Steps To Develop Killer Blog Articles
Top 5 Blogging Misconceptions
20 Tips for Coming Up with Fresh Ideas
The 5 Keys to Creating Wildly Popular Content
6 Steps to Writing a Great Comparison Post
5 Tips for Writing Fresh and Unique Copy for the Web
Green Online Marketing: 5 Ways to Repurpose Content
5 Essential Blogging Tips from the Father of Chinese Philosophy
S.P.E.E.D. Writing: 5 Tips to Double Your Writing Productivity
Do You Have These 11 Traits of Highly Creative People?
The Three Essentials of Breakthrough Content Marketing
10 Surefire Steps to Beating Blogger’s Block
3 Tips to Make Writing Less of a Struggle
Are You Blogging With Purpose? (If Not, 5 Ways to Fix That)
Tyler Durden’s 8 Rules of Innovation
The Top 5 Ways to Keep Your Blog Content Fresh
3 Things to Consider When Deciding How Long Your Blog Posts Should Be
Three Killer Content Strategies for Building Affiliate Marketing Assets
3 Sure-Fire Steps for Beating the Boring Content Blues
Four Easy Ways to Create Innovative Content With Interactivity

Design/Development

11 Useful Tools To Check, Clean & Optimize Your CSS File
15 Best WordPress Cheat Sheets For Designers And Developers
10+ Sites To Add Amazing Effects To Your Photos
7 Alternative Blogging Tools (Mac-Supported too!)
8 Excellent Extensions to Further Expand Your Windows Live Writer
8 HTML Tags & Styles You Can Use To Enhance Your Post Structure
5 WordPress.tv Videos Worth A Watch!
4 Great Ways I Customized my Thesis Theme
8 Priceless WP-Themes… FOR FREE!
5 Great Tips to Spruce Up Your Blog’s Design
10 Trashy Fonts for Your Grunge Collection
21 Mind-Buzzing Photo Manipulations
5 Free Amazing Hand-Sketched Icon Sets
10 Beautiful Free Hand-Sketched Fonts
10 Guidelines To Making A User Friendly Website
Top 30+ Adobe Air Applications
5 Tools to Auto-Detect Downtimes on Your Site
5 Quick Ways to Improve Your Blog
3 Methods to Showcase Your Best Content to New Visitors
45 jQuery Navigation Plugins and Tutorials
55+ Most Wanted WordPress Tips, Tricks, and Hacks

How To Blog

37 Tips for Optimizing Blogs and Feeds – SES New York
The 3 Fatal Diseases that Kill Good Blogs
10 Things Every Kumbaya Blogger Should Know
The 7 Deadly Sins of Blogging
5 Things Sesame Street Can Teach You About Breakthrough Blogging
Five Ways That Strategic Bullet Points Make You a Stronger Blogger
10 Questions Every Blogger Should Ask Themselves Before Posting
Information Overload: The Blogger’s Worst Enemy and 8 Ways to Avoid It
The Four Stages of Growing a Blog
10 Reasons Why Your Blog Sucks
6 Lessons I Learned in Two Years of Blogging
5 Rewards Of Blogging That Aren’t Greatly Emphasized
The Best of Daily Blog Tips in 2009
5 Things to Know When Starting Your Blog
5 Reasons Why People Believe They Can Become A Blog Star
5 Reasons For and Against Making Your Blog Multi-Author
9 Ways To Run Your Blog Like A Small Business
37 Ways to Make Blogging Easier
10 Blogging Tips I Learned From “The Wrestler”
Your Farmer List
Six Rules of Blogging (That Also Apply to Twitter)
6 Useful FeedBurner Features that are Normally Ignored
18 Blog Tips to Help You Succeed in 2010
Top 5 Blogging Misconceptions
5 Mistakes To Avoid to Become a Successful Blogger
49 Tips to Become a Better Blogger
30 Methods For Killing Your Blog Today
18 Articles Bloggers Should Read by Dosh Dosh
100+ Lists To Help You Become a Better Blogger
118 Blogging Related Bookmarks Knowledge Base
How to Become an Authority in Your Niche: Eight Content Development Tactics
27 Must Read Tips and Tutorials for Bloggers
10 Blogging Mistakes Most Bloggers Make
Blog Suicide: Top 7 Title & Meta Tag Mistakes that Kill Your Blog
Top 10 Fatal URL Design Mistakes
13 Types of Posts that Always Get Lots of Comments
20 Websites That Will Make You A Better Blogger
32 Links to build your blogging knowledge
5 Easy Blog Improvements in under 5 Minutes
5 Ways you are Unknowingly Harming Your Posts
5 Dangerous Myths About Making It Big
6 Plugins You Should Always Have Ready For Blog Emergencies
5 Things You Can Do To Improve Your Blog While Away From Your Computer
10 Tips to Prevent Hackers
50 Self-Reflecting Questions To Ask Yourself As A Blogger
6 Crucial Ways to Keep Readers Onboard
5 More Qualities of Successful Blogs
5 Irrefutable Qualities of Successful Blogs
5 Vital Reasons to Use List Posts
My Best Advice About Blogging by Chris Brogan
Ten Secrets to Better Blogging by Chris Brogan
10 Blogging Tips
Seven Blog Improvements You Can Make Today
20 Blogging Projects for You
27 Blogging Secrets to Power Your Community
50 Ways to Take Your Blog to the Next Level
20 Tips To Improve Your Blog
7 Reasons Why I Remembered Your Website
7 Reasons Why I Forgot About Your Website
5 Ways To Add Value For Your Blog Readers

Influence

5 Simple Steps to Make a Bigger Splash
7 Keys to Becoming a Prolific Blogger
5 Reasons to Pay Attention to the Little Guys
The Art of Propaganda: 7 Common Tactics Used to Influence Behavior
11 Ways to Influence People Online and Make Them Take Action
16 Effective Strategies to Expand Your Blog’s Reach in 2008
8 discouragements that should be looked at as encouragements

Link Building

The list of dofollow forums for bloggers to increase backlinks
5 Link Building Tips for New Websites
4 Tips For Clean Link Checking
10 Tips for Training a Link Developer
12 Different Types of Links and How To Get Them
101 Advanced Tips For The Next Time You Buy Text Link Ads
45 Link Building Tips To Help You Promote Your Blog
4 Indispensable Elements of Link Exchanges
5 Things You Need To Know About Trackbacks
Creating and Launching A Linkbait in 4 Easy Steps
10 Link Building Tools for Tracking Inbound Links

Make Money Blogging/online

How To Be A Good Blogger And Still Make Sales – The Top 3 Ways
3 Ways You Can Use Free Wordtracker Keyword Questions Tool To Earn Money
Top 10 Tips For Earning Online in 2009
Six Powerful Blog Strategies that will Rapidly Increase Your Affiliate Referrals
6 Fool-Proof Steps to Make More Money With Your Website
2009 Top 10 Worst Make Money Online Sites
2008 Top 10 Worst Make Money Online Sites
2007 Top 10 Worst Sites for Making Money Online
ProBlogging – 10 Things I Wish I Knew when I Started
11 Lessons I Learned Earning $119,725.45 from Amazon Associates Program
10 Reasons You Are Not A Successful Entrepreneur
10 Reasons You Are Not A Successful Entrepreneur
Want to Invest in Domains? Here Are The 7 Golden Rules
10 Ways To Increase Your AdSense Revenue
The Top 5 Make Money Sites You Should Visit
6 Ways That Bloggers are Like Rappers

Marketing

10 Big Marketing Predictions For 2010
Five Search Marketing Predictions For 2010
Top Digital Trends for 2010
Seven Predictions for 2010 from eMarketer’s CEO
Four Email Marketing Predictions for 2010
Best and Worst of Online Marketing 2009
Best Posts of 2009 from Top Internet Marketing Blogs
5 Must Do’s After A Successful Viral Marketing Campaign
11 Tips To Improve Your Facebook Marketing
11 Effective Ways You Can Promote Your Site Offline
3 Reasons Why You Should Network In Person
4 Marketing Sites You Can’t Afford To Miss
Nine things marketers ought to know about salespeople (and two bonuses)
101 Ways to Promote a New Blog
4 Ways To Promote Your Blog Offline
Top 5 Crucial Internet Marketing Tips for 2010 – Are You Prepared?
Social Media and SEO: 5 Essential Steps to Success
10 Tips For Content Marketing Success
5 Online Marketing Resolutions for 2010
5 Top Email Marketing Tactics for 2010
5 Basic Tips for Video Optimization
Ten Search Marketing Awards You Should Know
TopRank BIGLIST of 100+ Search Marketing Resources
17 Ways to Stay Current with Search Marketing
26 Top Search Marketing Blogs By RSS Subscribers
10 Tips For Content Marketing Success
eMarketer: 12 Digital Marketing Predictions for 2010
5 Must-Read Tips for B2B Search Marketing
5 Ways to Market like a Psychotherapist
Five Ways to Make Your Email Marketing Work Better
The 10 Rock Solid Elements of Effective Online Marketing
7 Ways You’re Screwing Up Relationship Marketing

Misc

11 Best URL Shortening Services – Vote Your Favorite
10 Awesome Self-Development Blogs You Should Be Reading and Following
45 Creative, Clever And Effective Blog Taglines
100+ Sites to Download All Sorts of Things
10 Tips to Create To-Do Lists Like a Pro!
Group Writing Project: 90 Reviews of 2009
26 T-Shirts for Internet Geeks and Web Workers
3 Reasons Why You Should Love Free Anonymous Proxy Servers
5 Flash Maze Challenges to Strain Your Brain
5 Simple Tips to Balance Your Life & Your Blog
4 Useful Things You Could Do Tomorrow
Seven Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Blog
12 Useful Firefox Add-ons For Every Serious Blogger
20 Ways To Increase Laptop’s Battery Life
6 Excellent Firefox Extensions Made To Save You Time
5 “DISPOSABLE” Web Accounts to Keep Your Identity Safe
8 Blogging Tips for Teaching and Learning Online
The Search Engine List
The top YouTube videos of 2009
The Top 25 Web Searches of the Decade
The 1001 list of Quality Reads

Plugins/Wordpress

7 WP-Plugins No-One Wants To Tell You About!
The Only 7 WordPress Plugins Business Bloggers Need
7 Stealth Publish for WordPress Uses to Consider
Breakdown of the 28 WordPress Plugins That Have Contributed to the Growth of our Blog
10 WP-Plugins, that will rock your world
The 15 Best WordPress Plugins to Use in 2010
My Top 10 Best WordPress Plugins
10 Mobile Plugins for WordPress
5 Plugins to Keep WordPress Secure
The 15 Best WordPress Plugins to Use in 2010

Sales/Copywriting

11 Top Secret Recipes for the Aspiring Copywriting Chef
Four Ways to Target Online Buyers With the Right Words
Five Effective Copywriting Tactics for Affiliate Marketing
Add Spark to Your Writing With These 3 Simple Tweaks
13 Emotion-Based Headlines That Work
Three Sticky Ways to Hold Reader Attention
10 Quick and Simple Ways to Power Up Your Customer Testimonials
Seven Tricks for Magical Copy
12 Tips for “Psychological Selling”
10 Surprising Books That Will Transform Your Writing
10 Secrets to More Magnetic Copy
The Force is Strong With This One: 10 Ways to be a Copywriting Jedi
Seven Bad Writing Habits You Learned in School
Four Ways to Be More Interesting
Top 10 Blogs for Writers 2009
5 Sure-Fire Sources for Headline Inspiration
Don’t Do These 12 Things When Writing Headlines
73 Ways to Become a Better Writer
10 Tips for Kicking Ass as a Freelance Writer
9 Proven Headline Formulas That Sell Like Crazy
Five Ways to Persuade Like a Silver-Tongued Trial Lawyer
Five Ways to Bulletproof Your Copy
50 Trigger Words and Phrases for Powerful Multimedia Content
Three Grammar Rules You Can (And Should) Break
The 3 Secret Persuasion Techniques Every Kid Knows
Four Copywriting Techniques for Engaging Podcasts and Audio Presentations
Six Ways to Get People to Say “Yes”
14 Foolproof Proofreading Tips for Bloggers
The Inigo Montoya Guide to 27 Commonly Misused Words
10 Ways to Avoid Writing Insecurity
Do These 3 Common Copywriting Mistakes Keep Your Readers from Buying?
10 Cool Links for Bloggers and Copywriters
12 Do’s & Don’ts on Increasing Landing Page Conversions
The 5 Best Blogs to Improve Your Writing
10 Tips to Awesome, Eye-Jerking Post Titles

SEO

Top Ten SEO Tips for PR Professionals
SEO Basics: 6 Tips for Google Webmaster Tools
4 Tips for Getting PR Approval on Optimized Press Releases
5 Tips to Make the Most of Your SEO Investment
Top 10 Social SEO Posts of 2009
Top 5 Reasons for Ongoing SEO Services
4 Top SEO-Blogs & Their Priceless Resources Pt. 1
4 Top SEO-Blogs & Their Priceless Resources Pt. 2
4 Top SEO-Blogs & Their Priceless Resources Pt. 3
7 Lucky SEO Tools for Your Blog
Top 10 Ad Agency SEO Lies
Top 10 Things to Ask Your Potential SEO Company
10 Things to Ask Your SEO Clients
9 SEO Myths Debunked
Top Ten Organic SEO Myths
Top 7 Google Suggest Effects on SEO, Search Usage and Business Predictions
30 SEO Problems & the Tools to Solve Them (Part 1 of 2)
The Top 50 SEO Posts of the Year – 2009 Edition
Top 10 Social SEO Posts of 2009
SEO for Flash: 5 Tips and Best Practices
5 SEO Tips for Online Retailers
Top 10 Pitfalls of International SEO
10 SEO & Social Media Posts To Read Before MIMA Summit
5 Tips for Avoiding the Deadly Sins of SEO Copywriting
5 SEO Pitfalls to Avoid
18 Questions to Assess Readiness of Content SEO
5 Tips on Hiring and Getting the Most Value from SEO Consultants
3 Ways Companies Sabotage Their SEO Investment

SEM

SES NY: 8 Tips to Boost SEM Results
11 Reasons Advertising Agencies Hate Search Engine Marketers
Top 7 Top SEO Myths Lists [Meta-List] ;-)
12 Effects Google Personal Search Will Have on SEO, Blogging, Social Media and the Web as Whole
5 PPC Resolutions for 2010
Top 10 Ways to Sabotage Your Search Engine Marketing

Social Media

How to listen in a bad economy- 67 social media/web/reputation management tools and sites
10 Reasons Why Is Social Media Not Working For You
The 5 Ways To Become A Social Media Douchebag
25 Must Read Social Media Marketing Tips
SES NY: 3 Approaches to Social Media
The 7 Harsh Realities of Social Media Marketing
5 Social Media Lessons I Learned from Working with a Hollywood Actress
10 Killer Resources for Social Media Entrepreneurs
The Five Essential Elements of Effective Social Media Marketing
6 Beginner SMO Tips for Social Media Marketers
7 Clever Strategies For Earning More Followers on Twitter
Building a Popular Social Media Profile: Seven Essential Characteristics
50 Social News Websites: A List of General and Niche Social Media Communities
7 Reasons Your Social Media Marketing Failed (and how to fix it!)
Top 10 Social Media Sites Lists [Meta-List]
5 New Niche Social News Sites for Business People and Internet Pros
7 Social Sites Every Business and Professional Should Use
Top 9 Social News Mashup Sites
12 Social Media Trends You Must Be Aware of
12 Reasons Why StumbleUpon is Dead
Mob vs Smart Mob: 7 Reasons Why StumbleUpon Traffic Is the Best on the Planet
Top 10 StumbleUpon Traffic Optimization Articles
12 Reasons Why Browzmi is the Best of StumbleUpon, Twitter & Mixx Combined +++
12-8 Reasons to Join Mixx and Abandon Digg
10 Reasons Not to Use Digg
10 Reasons Why Mixx is Broken and How to Fix it
StumbleUpon: 21 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Submitting
3 StumbleUpon Traffic Myths Debunked
Broken Social Media: 5 Anti-Social Sites vs Alternatives
10 Ways Social Media Will Change In 2010
Five Social Media Predictions for 2010
125 Social Bookmarking Sites : Importance of User Generated Tags, Votes and Links
8 Essential Reasons Why You Should Join Twitter for Marketing Your Real Estate Business
“Are Your Ears Burning?- 20 Tools for Tracking Social Media Marketing”
41 Resources for Getting Started with Facebook Connect
My Best Advice About Social Networking
100 Personal Branding Tactics Using Social Media
Five Reasons To Start Your Own Social Networking Site
6 Social Search Engines to Start 2009
10 Proven Applications For Social Media
5 Near Free Social Media Monitoring Tools
16 Rules For Social Media Optimization Revisited
25 Must Read Social Media Marketing Tips
25 Women That Rock Social Media
3 Steps for Effectively Using Social Media For PR
7 Considerations for Tracking Social Media Success
21 Must-Follow Tips For Optimizing Time Spent In Social Media
16 Rules For Social Media Optimization Revisited
7 Reasons Social Media Is A No-Brainer For Passionate B2C Brands

Themes

8 Things That Make The Perfect Theme
18 Adsense Optimized WordPress Themes to Maximize your Contextual Ad Earnings
100 Favourite WordPress Themes
21 Fresh, Usable and Elegant WordPress Themes
15 Awesome WordPress Templates Under $25
11 Beautiful Free WordPress Themes
40+ Best FREE and Premium WordPress Themes Release on November 2009

Traffic

5 Ways to Deal with Seasonal Dips in Search Engine Traffic
YouTube Ranking Factors: 15 Guerrilla Tactics
7 Easy Ways to Get More Weekend Traffic for Your Website
Blog Promotion: 169 New Ways to Build Traffic like a Ninja
4 Unusual (And Long Term) Ways to Promote Your Blog Using Forums
14 Ways to Increase Your Blog Traffic
5 Tips To Prevent Blog Wandering and Traffic Loss
Top 10 Websites to Get Internet Usage Statistics
4 Steps to Increase Your Blog Traffic
6 Steps To An Effective Guest Post
Three Ways to Grow Your Blog Community in an Economic Crisis
Five Lessons From Newspapers to Boost Your Blog’s Circulation

Trust/Credibility

Do Your Users Trust You?: 21 Tips for Improved Website Credibility
27 Things Your Position Requires
My Best Advice About Personal Branding
10 Ways To Make Your Next Conference Better
Five Things that Good Blogging and Good Campaigning Have in Common
5 Things You SHOULDN’T Do When Approaching Bloggers
7 Ways To Develop A Unique Brand For Your Blog
3 Ways to Increase Your Alexa Ranking
6 Types of Bloggers as Evangelists
Four Things 50 Cent Can Teach You About Connecting with Your Audience
Holding Back Online? 5 Ways to Share Your Story with Confidence
5 Grammar Mistakes that Make You Sound Like a Chimp
7 Types of People Everyone Wishes Would Just Shut the **** Up
9 Ways People Respond to Online Content
9 Little Known Traits of Successful Bloggers

Twitter

5 Fun Twitter Bots That Will Help You to Shop and Save
12 Ways to Find Brands & Companies on Twitter
12 Twitter Stream Aggregators To Make You Smarter
5 Ingredients for a Perfect Twitter Marketing Recipe
5 Steps to Going Viral on Twitter
Three Ways to Maximize Your Twitter Time for Networking, Marketing and Fun
17 Ways You Can Use Twitter: A Guide for Beginners, Marketers and Business Owners
26 Reasons Why I Love Twitter – Plus 27 More just in Case
55 Twitter Tots
5 Twitter Social News Mashups that Kick Digg’s Ass
101 Tweets on How to Use Twitter
Top Trending Topics 2009
14 Lovely Habits of Seriously-Beloved Twitterers
7 Simple Tips for Effectively Marketing Your Blog on Twitter
50 Ideas on Using Twitter for Business
6 Things To Remember Before Posting A Tweet
7 tweets that got people into trouble!
7 Steps To Building A Following And Following The Right People On Twitter
5 Twitter Newbie Mistakes To Avoid
20 Crazy Things We Have Seen on Twitter
3 Tactics to Increase the Number of Retweets on Your Blog
50 Ways to FAIL On Twitter
5 Twitter Tips for Staying Authentic and Transparent
6 Tips to Supercharge your Marketing Effectiveness on Twitter

Best Of

The Best of Copyblogger 2009