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Jun 2, 2009 - Spotting things you'll want to see today.

This is the June 2 2009 special edition of Who's Blogging What, a newsletter that covers over 1,000 top web marketing blogs to help busy online professionals involved in social media, search marketing, email, user experience and web analytics. Listed below are the posts from May 2009 that our readers found to be the most useful. Subscribers are updated weekly. If you would like to be kept up to date you may enter your email address in the box at the right.

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The most useful posts of May 2009

May 2009. NASA was able to fix the Hubble Telescope but had to explain why the first Tweets from outer space were actually emails forwarded from Houston. The Vatican decreed that it was time for a Papal Facebook app just as the self proclaimed King of Twitter threatened to abdicate. In an apparent role reversal, Microsoft unveiled new search technology on the same day that Google announced a new collaborative software platform -- two giant ships passing in the night. Three days later the last remaining survivor of the Titanic died. Throughout the month, these are the posts that web marketers used to stay on course. .

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Social Media: [score]
  • 13 Essential Social-Media 'Listening Tools' (Marketing Profs) [31.4]
  • 8 Essential Apps for Your Brand's Facebook Page (Mashable) [30.3]
  • How to Write Tweets That Get Peeps to Take Action (MichelePW) [30.3]
  • 20 Free Buzz Monitoring Tools (Econsultancy) [30.3]
  • 7 Social Media Tools That Will Save You Time! (McKremie) [29.8]
  • Avoid selective hearing with 20 top social media monitoring tools (Socialize Mobilize) [29.5]
  • Nine Twitter Tips for Business (PC World) [29.2]
  • 4 Minutes to Optimize a LinkedIn Profile for SEO (Hubspot) [28.8]
  • 20 Facebook Tips/Tricks You Might Not Know (Hongkiat) [28.0]
  • Twitter Power System Review (Online Social Networking) [24.5]
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Search Marketing: [score]
  • PPC Ad Copy: Four Ad Templates that Cause Clicks and Conversions (Search Engine People) [24.1]
  • Use Google's Brain To Find Keywords (Daily SEO Tip) [19.3]
  • 30 Common SEO Mistakes (Conversion Counts) [16.9]
  • Indispensable Link Building Tools (Wiep) [16.2]
  • 30+ More Non-Google SEO 'How to' Online Marketing Resources for 2009 (SEOptimise) [16.2]
  • KeywordSmash Free Keyword Research Tool Launched (Bill Hartzer) [14.9]
  • Google Toolbelt Tells Which Of Your Pages Were Recently Indexed or Linked (Google Blogoscoped) [14.9]
  • 5 Tips for Optimizing Your Meta Descriptions and Page Titles (Groove Commerce) [14.0]
  • How To Write Alt Tags (Search Engine Optimization) [13.0]
  • How Google Determines the Relevance of a Page (SitePoint) [13.0]
User Experience: [score]
  • 11 Striking Findings From an Eye Tracking Study (Pro Blogger) [16.9]
  • 10 Reasons Why Visitors Do Not See Your Calls To Action (SEO Scoop) [16.6]
  • 7 Tips for Effective Calls to Action (Hubspot) [15.8]
  • 5 Conversion Rate Improvements You Can Do In Under 5 Minutes (distilled) [16.2]
  • 8 Layout Solutions To Improve Your Designs (Smashing Mag) [15.4]
  • 40 Beautiful Examples of Minimalism in Web Design (Six Revisions) [15.1]
  • 32 Tips To Make Online Customers Love You (Conversation Marketing) [15.1]
  • Optimizing Conversion Rates: Less Effort, More Customers (Smashing) [14.6]
  • 50 Stunning Photoshop Actions to Enhance Your Photos (Technically Personal) [13.9]
  • 30 Inspiring Web Design Layouts from deviantART (Six Revisions) [13.9]
Email: [score]
  • Top 10 Words Used in Email Subject Lines (The Touch) [25.8]
  • Some Elements of Good and Bad Subject Lines (Stream Send) [19.3]
  • E-mail Newsletters That Customers Actually Read (Business Week) [18.1]
  • The secret to great email newsletters (Andy Sernovitz) [15.1]
  • Best Send Time? When Recipients Are In The Inbox (Email Insider) [15.5]
  • Should You Still Send Emails Consistently Over the Summer? (Email Experience Council) [14.5]
  • How to Get Your Mail Past the Inbox Bouncers (ClickZ) [12.3]
  • Time to kill the 'view as a web page' link? (Email Marketing Report) [11.8]
  • Best, Worst & Future Email List-Growth Tactics (Marketing Charts) [11.6]
  • What do your calls-to-action say about you? (Retail Email) [9.4]
Web Analytics: [score]
  • Have an ecommerce website? Here are 5 things you should be tracking! (KissMetrics) [25.0]
  • An easy way to spot quality traffic (Google Analytics Blog) [15.0]
  • Hitwise: Paid search sinks fast (BizReport) [14.5]
  • Google Analytics Adding Two Advanced Features (Search Engine Land) [11.4]
  • Pure Visibility's Favorite Web Analytics Resources (Pure Visibility) [9.0]
  • Google Analytics & AdSense Integration (Google Inside) [5.0]
  • Tracking Transactions back to the Initial Referrer with Google Analytics (ROI Revolution) [4.9]
  • Share Your Google Analytics Data With Everyone (Official Google Analytics) [4.8]
  • 5 Advanced Segments for Ecommerce Analysis (ROI Revolution) [4.1]
  • How Google Analytics Tracks 'Bookmark' Visits (Analytics Talk) [3.3]

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