SEOmoz’s take on the MAYDAY update: SEOmoz offers some sage advice on their Whiteboard Friday video last week on how to best react to the MAYDAY changes (and any other ranking changes). They also offer their take on what may have caused the drop so many sites have faced.
Reactions to Google’s new SERPs: Reaction to the new SERPs launched May 5th has been mixed, but according to a German test using heat maps and eye-tracking, the new SERPs give a big boost to the visibility of organic results – obviously good for in-house SEOs! Conversely, some webmasters at Webmaster World are reporting a drop in traffic (but not in rankings, and not attributable to the MAYDAY update) and are conducting a poll to investigate further.
Hiring a new in-house SEO? This article from Search Engine Land offers some insight into what to look for when considering a new in-house SEO for your search marketing team.
Important considerations for link request emails: If you’re still sending the same tired link request emails, you had better update your strategy. Here are some ideas from Search Engine Land on how to get a better response rate.