• About Us
  • Services
  • Case Studies
  • Blog
  • Contact Us
  • 30+ More Non-Google SEO “How to” Online Marketing Resources for 2009

    Roughly two weeks ago I elaborated on the 10 non-Google SEO ways to promote your business online in 2009 and presented a list of 35 non-Google SEO how tos, tutorials & other resources. They covered only half of the strategies I suggested as the non-Google SEO ways.

    Today I collected links for the remaining 5 non-Google SEO strategies:

    1. Shopping search engines
    2. Yahoo Answers
    3. Review sites
    4. Local sites and local search
    5. Niche communities


    So based on these categories here they are, 30+ more non-Google SEO “how to” online marketing resources for 2009:

    Shopping search engines or shopping comparison sites like BizRate, Shopping.com or NexTag seemingly exist for ages, some lost steam along the way like Kelkoo did. According to Google Trends their traffic peaked around the Christmas season of 2007. Nonetheless you still can’t ignore them in ecommerce no matter what you sell. Sadly there are only few resources dealing with optimization for shopping search, some of those there are stem from several years ago. They were published as early as 2003 or 2004. They’re still valid though so I included them.

    Yahoo Answers is the Google of Q&A sites. It has an overwhelming market share in English, above 90%. Thus I focused on marketing advice on Yahoo Answers. Considering its impact and traffic numbers, here too the number of resources is limited. Luckily the few there are are of very high quality.

    Review sites made me struggle even more than shopping search engines. Although TripAdvisor, one of the most prolific social review sites has been around since 2000 I couldn’t find a thorough resource that covers SEO for TripAdvisor, only a short post. Also other resources are scarce. This is partly due to the fact that review sites are not considered a genre by themselves. Also shopping search engines, local sites or social shopping sites are in a way review sites too. So I only link two resources in this category. In case you have more please add them in the comments.

    Local sites and local search are considered a crucial part of local SEO. Local SEO is in a way the next big thing in SEO. For years to come we can expect local SEO to become ever more important due to the proliferation of mobile devices and other hard & software leading to more locally oriented search. There are at least a dozen excellent resources for local search optimization:

    Niche communities have been a quite revolution in the recent years. Digg-like Sites like Sphinn (for search marketing news) or Tip’d (for finance news) have sprung up in every niche conceivable. In case you’re serious about search marketing you can’t ignore Sphinn nowadays. Instead of wasting your time with Digg for most businesses addressing niche social news sites is the way to go. Sadly here too there are less resources than I’d wish they were. Thus I focused on the two sites I know as an active user and mentioned above plus added a few articles from one source, a problogger who is successfully targeting and describing niche social news sites.

    That’s all for now. I’d like to make this list more represantitive though. So make sure to look up in your bookmarks whether you have some resources dealing especially with the 3 categories that are insufficiently covered as of now in this list. Add even more non-Google SEO “how to” online marketing resources for 2009!

    Make sure they are how to articles or tutorials though!

    FOLLOW
    ABOUT THE AUTHOR
    I help people with blogs, social media & search. I help you succeed on the Web. I've been online publishing for 15 years. I started back in 1997.

    26 Responses to “30+ More Non-Google SEO “How to” Online Marketing Resources for 2009”

    1. tSNW> 30+ More Non-Google SEO “How to” Online Marketing Resources for 2009 | SEOptimise http://tinyurl.com/q8csdp

    2. 30+ Non-Google SEO “How To” Online Marketing Resources for 2009 http://bit.ly/4cBDo

    3. Dalesh Kowlesar says:

      Wow thats a lot….

    4. Andrew says:

      Thanks for your help these look promising

    5. Agent SEO says:

      Nice list. This should help out those people who aren’t solely focuesed on Google in their SEO efforts.

    6. Daily Digest for 2009-05-14 | Midlife Manifesto says:

      [...] Bookmarked a link on Delicious. 30+ More Non-Google SEO “How to” Online Marketing Resources for 2009 | SEOptimise [...]

    7. [...] 30+ More Non-Google SEO “How to” Online Marketing Resources for 2009 | SEOptimise (tags: tips seo resources tools buzz) [...]

    8. Advertising Methods. says:

      OK G dominate… but don’t put all your eggs in one basket… there are some great idea’s above that improve your traffic without having to use Google. Other method as shown above can get you a good base-line of visitors at a much less cost than paying Google.

      Good advice, Thanking you.

    9. Mxyzplk says:

      I’m bored with SEO, I think this is the best way to start new thing… Nice post, I love it..

    10. www.webseotutorials.com says:

      As always great resources. Thanks for all the links to the resources.
      Sharing them with many of my associates.

    11. MBAInternet says:

      Great post. Amazing compilation of useful resources.
      Thanks A lot !!

    12. [...] GA tracking codes, but there is now an AdWords interface that allows for demographic bidding. 30 Non Google ways to get traffic to your website: From shopping search engines to Yahoo Answers, SEOptimize illustrates that there are more than a [...]

    13. This Week in Search - Rankfine.com says:

      [...] GA tracking codes, but there is now an AdWords interface that allows for demographic bidding. 30 Non Google ways to get traffic to your website: From shopping search engines to Yahoo Answers, SEOptimize illustrates that there are more than a [...]

    14. [...] GA tracking codes, but there is now an AdWords interface that allows for demographic bidding. 30 Non Google ways to get traffic to your website: From shopping search engines to Yahoo Answers, SEOptimize illustrates that there are more than a [...]

    15. This Week in Search says:

      [...] GA tracking codes, but there is now an AdWords interface that allows for demographic bidding. 30 Non Google ways to get traffic to your website: From shopping search engines to Yahoo Answers, SEOptimize illustrates that there are more than a [...]

    16. This Week in Search | Byte Right Domains says:

      [...] GA tracking codes, but there is now an AdWords interface that allows for demographic bidding. 30 Non Google ways to get traffic to your website: From shopping search engines to Yahoo Answers, SEOptimize illustrates that there are more than a [...]

    17. This Week in Search – 39th Edition | Munster Web Design says:

      [...] GA tracking codes, but there is now an AdWords interface that allows for demographic bidding. 30 Non Google ways to get traffic to your website: From shopping search engines to Yahoo Answers, SEOptimize illustrates that there are more than a [...]

    18. This Week in Search | Search Engine Optimisation says:

      [...] GA tracking codes, but there is now an AdWords interface that allows for demographic bidding. 30 Non Google ways to get traffic to your website: From shopping search engines to Yahoo Answers, SEOptimize illustrates that there are more than a [...]

    19. This Week in Search | Kayyou Best SEO site ever says:

      [...] 30 Non Google ways to get traffic to your website: From shopping search engines to Yahoo Answers, SEOptimize illustrates that there are more than a few ways to drive traffic to your website other than traditional SEO.    [...]

    20. The tips for local search are great!
      Thanks.

    21. These are all good ideas. Google is important but I think way to many people are missing out on other web avenues like local search and shopping search.

    22. idankelly (Dan Kelly) says:

      A good resource for non google #SEO traffic http://bit.ly/4cBDo

    Leave a Reply