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Jun 30, 2009 - Spotting things you'll want to see today.

This is the June 30 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 June 2009 that our readers found to be the most useful. The posts are updated every Thursday for subscribers. 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 June 2009

June 2009. Political unrest in Iran shut down traditional media sources, forcing the opposition leader to lead via Tweet and The White House to respond in Farsi. Hackers and phishers stepped up their attacks against Twitter, causing at least one young actress to lose her cool. Ugly rumors made the rounds after two celebrities died on the same day and even a well known Hollywood insider didn't know what to believe. Online media was tested in the international spotlight. Meanwhile, here are the posts that our readers turned to most frequently for steady advice on doing business online.

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Social Media: [score]
  • 10 Social Media Tools - Best Kept Secrets (Junta 42) [49.4]
  • 7 Ways to Use LinkedIn for Business (Whoast) [42.4]
  • 6 Ways to Use Twitter to Impact Your Brand (Ogilvy) [38.5]
  • 4 Easy Ways to Find Valuable Business Twitterers to Follow (Scott Fox) [35.9]
  • Should a Facebook Page Be Part of Your Digital Marketing Strategy? (Marketing Profs) [31.4]
  • 10 Great Ways To Use Twitter To Your Business's Advantage (WebProNews) [29.7]
  • 4 Reasons Why Marketers Should Choose Facebook Pages Over Groups (Inside Facebook) [28.4]
  • Killer Facebook Fan Pages: 5 Inspiring Case Studies (Mashable) [28.3]
  • Tweeting for Customers: A Twitter Primer for CRM (Inside CRM) [27.7]
  • 10 Must-Haves for Your Social Media Policy (Mashable) [27.7]
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Search Marketing: [score]
  • 5 Add-ons That Turn Firefox Into a Suped-up SEO Machine (Search Engine Journal) [31.0]
  • 25 Idea Generators for Writing PPC Ads (Marketing Words) [26.0]
  • 9 Reasons Your Website Can Have a High Bounce Rate (Search Engine Journal) [24.8]
  • The Top 10 Twitter SEO Tips (Mashable) [23.5]
  • How To Use Google Search Suggest To Monitor Your Brand and Keywords (ROI Revolution) [22.7]
  • Five PPC Landing Page Design Trends (Website Magazine) [19.3]
  • Writing Your Best PPC Ads (Search Cowboys) [17.1]
  • What Bing, Twitter, and Facebook Mean for SEO (WebProNews) [17.1]
  • 7 Rules for Writing URLs (Small Business SEM) [17.0]
  • 3 New Comparison Tools for Google and Bing (Page Traffic Blog) [16.9]
User Experience: [score]
  • 25 Stylish Examples of Web Forms (Six Revisions) [24.7]
  • 9 Proven Headline Formulas That Sell Like Crazy ( CopyBlogger) [22.5]
  • 10 Tips for Incredible Web Forms! (Design Reviver) [21.0]
  • 20 Examples of Great User Interface Design (Outlaw Design) [19.7]
  • 10 UI Design Patterns You Should Be Paying Attention To (Smashing Mag) [17.7]
  • 9 Ways People Respond to Your Content Online (Lateral Action) [16.9]
  • Beautiful High-Quality Free Fonts For Your Designs (Smashing Mag) [16.0]
  • Web Design Tips: The Laws of Ecommerce Navigation Design (Practical Ecommerce) [15.1]
  • Creating Successful Viral Videos -- 7 Unruly Tips (Reel SEO) [14.5]
  • 8 Excellent Tools for Optimizing Your Images (Six Revisions) [13.6]
Email: [score]
  • Most Popular Words in Subject Lines (Website Magazine) [35.6]
  • 10 examples of e-newsletter footers and headers with social links (Mail Chimp) [23.2]
  • Who at BMW Cooked Up This Disastrous eNewsletter? (Content Marketing Today) [19.6]
  • Assessing the best time to send email (Email Marketing Reports) [18.5]
  • Top 10 Email Catchwords: News, Parties & Free Stuff (Marketing Charts) [17.1]
  • Why an unsubscribe link option is better than an unsubscribe email one (The Touch) [16.1]
  • Use Facebook For Additional eMail Opt-ins (Email Marketing Vodoo) [15.7]
  • 5 Lead nurturing tips to create relevant and engaging emails (B2B Lead Generation) [11.6]
  • Writing Email Marketing Copy That Sells (VR Marketing) [11.3]
  • Metrics That Matter: Are You Measuring the Right Stuff? (Email Experience) [11.0]
Web Analytics: [score]
  • The Complete Google Analytics Power User Guide (VKI) [25.0]
  • The Ever Changing Demographics Of Facebook (WebProNews) [16.4]
  • Google Analytics Gets a New Site (Google Analytics Blog) [13.8]
  • How to Analyze Referring Traffic (Kissmetrics) [13.0]
  • Understanding Correlations in Google Analytics (ROI Revolution) [10.1]
  • Tie It All Together: Linking Google Analytics Goals With AdWords (ROI Revolution) [7.0]
  • Google Analytics now reports untagged adwords traffic as direct traffic (distilled) [6.1]
  • Find web visitor's location automatically with javascript and Google APIs (Brian Cray) [5.2]
  • Does Google Analytics overstate the value of search? (Econsultancy) [4.7]

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