The Best SEO Blogs – Custom Search Edition

I was just chatting with my good buddy Dave Minchala about a recent change I saw in Google Maps (tl;DR HotelFinder is now integrated into it for me). A big long tweet chain started that brought in the heavy hitters of Local Search. Dave said:

 

That got me thinking – why not build it and share it? And while I’m at it, why not do it for the blogs that I know and trust and always go to for more information?

So here are two custom search engines for you to do just that.

Best SEO Blogs Custom Search Engine

The SEO blogs that I trust are:

  • www.seomoz.org
  • www.distilled.net
  • www.searchengineland.com
  • www.seroundtable.com
  • www.searchenginejournal.com/
  • www.blindfiveyearold.com
  • www.johnfdoherty.com
  • www.pointblankseo.com
  • www.kaiserthesage.com
  • www.seerinteractive.com
  • seogadget.co.uk
  • www.blueglass.com.com
  • www.outspokenmedia.com

I’m always referencing these and have never had a good way to search just them. So, here is a Custom Search Engine for you to use that searches just these blogs using a site: search:


What’s Happening?

Basically I have taken all of the effort out of searching a set of trusted sites for information you may need. The blogosphere is noisy, so I’ve tried to help you out by having this custom search engine add only the most relevant and trusted sites in the SEO sphere. Of course, this is in my own opinion, and I may choose to add or remove certain sites.

What you will find with this custom search engine is when you search for a specific topic, such as [author rank], you will be returned the results ranked by Google’s algorithm for just those sites. Note: if you are logged in, you will still see the domain crowding that we have all been experiencing in the search results.

Here is an example of a search using the custom search engine:

And here is the search results page broader in Google:

Google’s search has gotten better in the past few months with Penguin, and good information is actually being found now in the search results, but these are the sites where I implicitly trust the information, so they are where I will send newcomers to the industry to learn.


Enjoy!

27 thoughts on “The Best SEO Blogs – Custom Search Edition

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  2. Really smart idea! I like how you tied in the keyword targeting of “best SEO blogs” – this is the most unique way I’ve ever seen something like that done.

    1. Cheers dude. I thought that might be a good move on my part. There are some heavy hitters in there, so I might need to keep updating this to keep the links coming in :-)

  3. John, are you taking suggestions for other blogs to be included (of course your editorial judgement will have the final say)? I’m still flabbergasted that my blog made this short list, but I do think there are a couple others worth at least being in the conversation of being added.

    Cheers and thanks again for including mine! 😀

    1. Hey Jon – I’m always down for suggestions, but like I say the final decision is mine. I added a few more today. Feel free to email me suggestions – dohertyjf at gmail dot com.

  4. I have been using this tool to find all the seo stuff i want to research about. Thanks for making the list. However it seems to pulling results mostly from your site??? Did you change the code or something to first show results from your site and then from other sites?

    1. Would love to know your bookmark style … because after some time my bookmark list (on firefox) its messy …

      So I will really appreciate your advice and your secret trick on it :)

  5. After penguin and panda updates google is become smart and now they are tracking each and every activity of your website. You much have good quality content on your website to rank well on search engine.

    Thanks for sharing.

  6. Hello John

    Can you add some other features like date option, so that we can get the latest result.

    This one option will be quite beneficial.

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