First of all, Happy New Year!

With the start of a new year comes the start of a new article series. There are so many new articles being published each week that we thought it would be beneficial to have a roundup each week of the most important or popular stories. Each week we’ll bring you five of the latest SEO articles from the blogosphere, and maybe a few extra bits if you’re lucky!

In no particular order…

1. A Decade of SEO

It’s no surprise that one of the most popular SEO articles this week would be a roundup of the decade, but High Rankings really pushed the boat out here. From the year 2000 to 2009, a detailed review of what happened in SEO throughout the last 10 years.

EDIT – Also check out A Decade of Search series from iCrossing.

2. Wikipedia Emerges in Google Maps Results

On Monday this week, Search Engine Land reported that Wikipedia has emerged as a major influence in Google local search listings. Google Maps now pull content from Wikipedia for popular places in order to provide more information on the listings. This may influence listings, as places without articles on Wikipedia may not be prioritised.

Wikipedia Integration with Google Maps

3. Getting More from Google Analytics

Everyone loves a good refresher course, and Shark SEO this week provided a great guide to help you get more from Google Analytics. Creating custom reports, goals and segments, it is a must read if you haven’t put much time into Analytics.

4. 2010 Link Building Trends

A guest blog post on Search Engine Land this week explored some of the link building trends of 2010. The article includes some of the link building influences in 2009, with a look at some recommendations and advice for the coming year.

5. Google Caffeine Going Live?

This isn’t necessarily confirmed yet, but Search Engine Roundtable yesterday posted that Google Caffeine results may now be going live. Google announced that it wouldn’t happen until after the holiday period, so the release of Caffeine may be imminent.

Favourite Link of the Week

This was doing its rounds on Twitter this week:

How To Do Onsite Seo – Illustrated By Kittens

Is there a popular SEO article that’s been missed off this list? Please let us know in the comments and we’ll be sure to take a look.

  • Magico Martinez

    I am gonna do a bit of self promotion here, but I thought the decade of search by iCrossing ( was better than the one from high rankings…

  • Kieron Hughes

    Hi Magico,

    Thanks for your comment.

    I enjoyed the High Rankings article as it broke it down year-by-year, but I’ve edited the post to include a link to your decade of search articles too.



  • Nina

    I really liked the High Rankings post, very interesting indeed :-)