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Posts are by Bruce Clay, a 20-year search engine optimization professional, and a team of content, social media, web architecture, PPC and SEO experts. To find out more about these writers, including the authors of Search Engine Optimization All-in-One for Dummies (available on, please visit the Bruce Clay Authors page.

SEO Newsletter Archives

The SEO Newsletter was a monthly SEO industry newsletter compiled by Bruce Clay, Inc. The SEO Newsletter was sunset in 2016. Access archived issues below. 

November 2016: Volume 150!

October 2016: Google News Fix: Voice Search SEO, Mobile-first Index & New Data in GA and AdWords

September 2016: A New Way to Think about Links: The Power of Linkless Mentions

August 2016: Digital Marketing Hiring Interview Questions & Advanced Search Engine Operators

July 2016: Digital Marketing Hiring Interview Questions & Advanced Search Engine Operators

June 2016: Surf's Up, Search Marketers! Big Waves Ahead

May 2016: Conver$ion Conference Takeaways to Take to the Bank

April 2016: Pull Ahead >> Page Speed Issues Explained

March 2016: Behind the Scenes at Google through SMX Coverage

February 2016: What Should You Expect from a Search Engine?

January 2016: Changes to Embrace in 2016

December 2015: 2016 SEM Resolutions

November 2015: Fall Conference Issue

September 2015: SMX East and Pubcon in Your Inbox

August 2015: Ask Bruce Anything

July 2015: 19 Fresh Takes on Link Building

June 2015: Introducing DisavowFiles, A Free Crowdsourced Tool for Disavow Link Data

May 2015: Your Guide to Backlink Disavow Tools

April 2015: All-in-One Mobile-Friendly Guide for SEO & PPC

March 2015: New SEO Tools by SEOs, for SEOs

February 2015: What Happened Behind Bing's Closed Doors?

January 2015: SEO Predictions for 2015

December 2014: New Hands-On SEO Tutorial with 10 Free Tools

October 2014: Must-Have Social Meta Tags & How to Add Them to Your Site

September 2014: Have You Set Up Google Webmaster Tools and Analytics Yet?

August 2014: How Our Experts Are Responding to Google's August Updates

July 2014: Pitfalls to Avoid for Mobile Websites

June 2014: Special Report from SMX Advanced

May 2014: Stay a Step Ahead! 5 SEO Factors You Can Expect to Change - and How to Prepare

April 2014: Using AdWords and Social Media to Amplify Your Reach

March 2014: Special Report from SMX West and Pubcon South

A collection of 33 liveblogged reports from Marchs major SEO and digital marketing events, including:

  • “Good content” ideas shared by Google’s Matt Cutts
  • The top 5 SEO priorities for 2014 outlined by Bing’s Duane Forrester
  • SEO “founding father” Bruce Clay’s road map for SEO in the year ahead
  • The most cited social psychologist in business, Dr. Robert Cialdini’s framework for persuasion marketing
February 2014: The Event Optimization Edition

January 2014: 2014 Trends Edition

November 2013: The End-of-Year Edition

October 2013: The Future Edition

September 2013: The Back-to-School Edition

August 2013: The Inside-Outside Edition

July 2013: The SEO Factors and Trends Edition

June 2013: The SMX Advanced Edition

May 2013: The Red Carpet Edition

April 2013: The Penguin & Panda Evasion Edition March 2013: The SMX Review Edition February 2013: The Love Edition January 2013: The 2012 Review Edition