The 10 Most Entertaining SEO Blogs You Can Follow

by Dennis Seymour December 17, 2015
Kenny Dennis

“I’m sorry, Dennis. I just can’t finish a whole article!” That’s what they always say when I ask (force) people to read SEO related posts

SEO is not boring!

That’s what we in the industry tell ourselves and everyone nearby if they’ll listen to it.

Because it isn’t. Really. I like to joke about it but it’s the most exciting thing there is.

Between dealing with rabid Pandas and killer Penguins and—dear god—the occasional bloodthirsty Hummingbird, there’s a lot of wildness to this world we live in. There’s quite a bit of humor in it too, come to it, as well as entertainment.

It’s all in knowing where to look.

So today we’re going to be looking. Below are some of the best SEO blogs to follow if you want to discover the more entertaining side of this industry. They’re also good if you need a bit of a reprieve even as you keep learning something.

1. This SEO Life

Everyone loves SEO reaction GIFs, and this blog has a lot of them. Here are two I found especially enjoyable: a response to an SEO blogger blocking you on Twitter for disagreeing with him and one to another claiming he has an inside track on organic.

Oh, SEO is dead, like Disco is.

Oh, SEO is dead, like Disco and Fant4stic.

 

2. SEOsreactions.tumblr.com

Another SEO reactions blog with some hilarious entries. Take a look at this and this, for example (we’ve all been there!).

SEO, my guilty pleasure beside singing along with Pitch Perfect 1 & 2.

SEO, my guilty pleasure beside singing along with Pitch Perfect 1 & 2.

 

3. Sorry for Marketing Blog

Jay Acunzo technically writes about content marketing more than SEO, but he’s still more than worthy of a spot on this list. He produces smart, engaging posts that start out with an anecdote on his friends’ marriage vows (like this one) and the occasional app-name-dropping poem for a bit of stress relief.

He also puts out fantastic resource lists for content marketers to mine, like this one which starts out talking about his mom’s marinara sauce and which later gets peppered with variants of the word “crap”. I like “crapola”, but given Jay’s Italian heritage, I’m also pondering sending him an email to suggest “crapolini”.

Because who doesn't love Italy...

Because we all love Italy…

 

4. Portent Blog

Ian Lurie is one of the most recognizable voices in marketing today and he regularly gives out great, sensible advice for other SEOs on his blog. That’s not unusual: a lot of SEOs do that. Where Ian differs from the majority is that he usually does it with a candor that’s a genuine joy to read. Take a look at these posts, for instance, where the title already gives you a sense of what he’s like: Internet marketing for Asshats and Mobile SEO – Should I Be Worried.

He also puts up posts like this every now and then (because a lot of us wondered about Twitter’s little stars to hearts thing too).

How I feel when everybody thinks SEO is boring.

How I feel when everybody thinks it’s boring.

 

5. Blind Five Year Old

AJ Kohn is possibly one of the best writers in the SEO world. He’s smart, articulate, and always carrying advice bound up with all the right caveats. Even his blog’s name is smart (it comes from the technique of treating search engines as blind five year olds). He’s not afraid to call out things like roundup posts either, where most of us just welcome them as opportunities.

The man talks to people who comment on his posts too, and in a way that reveals a wealth of thoughtfulness. Take a look at some of his remarks (and the post itself) here, for instance.

Me, finding a better way after I read AJ's blog.

Me, finding a better way after I read AJ’s blog.

 

6. Viperchill

Glen Allsopp is a wickedly brilliant marketer who dishes out a lot of funny and often thought-provoking material on his blog. He’s not shy about jumping into controversial topics like PBNs and what blackhat is or isn’t. He’s consistently exciting and generally provocative. In fact, visiting his blog often feels a bit like taking a walk in a place where beasts lurk just behind the bushes. But then again, that’s probably true of all SEO activities.

Here‘s a (potentially quite dark) article from him on SEO, stocks, and Google penalties.

When I read stuff on ViperChill, I get smarter.

When I read stuff on ViperChill, I get smarter.

 

7. TripleSEO Blog

Chris Dyson is yet another candid, knowledgeable voice worth following, especially when he puts out posts like the one where he advocated Scrapebox as a white hat utility. He’s always timely with his posts and is usually among the first to react (in time-honored GIF fashion) to things like the “SEO is dead” article published in 2013 by The Guardian. Here‘s one of his funniest posts, by the way.

This is me after reading stuff on TripleSEO

This is me after reading stuff on TripleSEO

 

8. SEO by the Sea

This one isn’t for everybody—but if it’s for you, you’ll love it instead of just liking it. Bill Slawski provides some unique perspectives on SEO because of his law background. Some of his most interesting posts talk about patents that Google has been granted or currently has pending, as well as what they may mean for the industry.

It’s not the sort of stuff you can read mindlessly or even for relaxation, but it’s definitely worth reading if you want to stay abreast of (currently) the biggest, baddest search engine. Oddly enough, it’s also pretty fun—as in “my brain is so working out but loving it” kind of fun. Take a look at this article on Google’s idea of using a surprisingness value for fighting map spam, for instance.

Getting my SEO nerd drug on...

Getting my SEO nerd drug on…

 

9. StoneTemple Blog

Mark and Eric are two very funny guys who also just happen to be very talented SEOs. A lot of their posts are videos where the two have a slightly odd, often comical exchange on the topic at hand. Try this one out, for example, where the two talk about whether or not Google still loves Wikipedia.

Even when they don’t do their dialogue posts, there’s usually still some entertainment mixed in with the value of the data being shared. Don’t you love the face on the main image for this one?

Stone Temple Consulting

Watching two smart people talk about smart stuff.

 

10. Jacob King

Jacob King is… a lot of things. He’s irreverent, funny, a member of the dark side, and a joy to read. Even when he picks on SEO tactics you know you’ve tried out yourself, you end up laughing right along with the rest of them. Here‘s a fantastic post he did on why expert roundups should die.

As a tip, read the comments section of that post. It has some pretty funny bonus stuff.

Just a mild warning, though: his blog isn’t for you if you don’t like even the faintest bit of soot on that white hat of yours. If you can appreciate about 51 (not 50!) shades of grey, though, you’ll love it.

Having Fun with Blackhat SEO

You’re curious about blackhat SEO, right?

 

A Few Bonuses Currently on Hiatus

These three are worth a look too for some amusement and information, but they haven’t been updated recently.

1. Hitreach Blog

HitReach has a highly creative and capable SEO team, and those cardinal traits manifest often in the stuff they put up on the blog. If they’re not posting interesting samples of content marketing campaigns, they’re giving us great tongue-in-cheek comics like these. It’s hard not to enjoy yourself on this blog. It hasn’t been updated in a while, but a lot of the stuff there is still worth a look.

2. SEO Ryan Gosling

SEO and Ryan Gosling. Hey girl, you know you’ve always wanted to make that link.

3. Only in Search Marketing

More SEO reaction GIFs. Why? Because we love them. Deeply.

 

That about rounds it up here.

There are a lot of other entertaining blogs worth considering, naturally, but these are the ones that came to mind first as I was writing this.

Think I missed something important? Bash me for it in the comments section and add your Gif there!

Just make sure to tell me what blog it is and why it’s worth following for entertainment.

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(On a side note: This will probably be the last post for the year. I’d like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! 2016 will be even bigger.

 
 
 

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  • Testing out the upload system here for the comments LOL

    Wassup guys.

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  • Hi Dennis,

    Lol…I loved this post, which is so very different from your usual ones 🙂

    I can understand what people mean by having to go through the SEO boring long posts!! I guess they’d love this one for sure. Nice idea of adding the Gifs as well.

    Wishing you and yours a very Happy Christmas and New Year. We’d take off too after the 25th, once we celebrate our blogs Anniversary. Have a nice week ahead 🙂

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    • Hey Harleena!

      LOL! I know how you must’ve dreaded reading my stuff hahahahaha.

      It is almost time, huh? Time flies! I wonder how much ABC has grown! 🙂

      Happy holidays to you and your family as well! Thanks for dropping by even with your limited schedule!

  • Ajay Prasad

    Reading and scrolling my way to the bottom of the page and finding the gif comment test, literally made my day. Mark Traphagen’s Google+ post brought me here. The very true thing is that the blogs you have mentioned are really entertaining to read, indeed. Know most of them, but going to go over and check out other blogs as well.

    Great list, Dennis!

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    • Hi Ajay!

      Glad you found your way over here. For the record, Mark is Jennifer Lawrence in that gif.

      Loved my test gif as well. I miss Edge and Christian LOL

      Happy holidays!

  • Hi Dennis

    Very precious and valuable resources you mentioned here.

    Earlier SEO was considered a kind of miraculous thing but later on once the Google bots matured and followed the rational to rank any stuff things get clear and now quality score is the main criteria to take the benefit of optimization.

    I observed many SEO experts have their own strategy to first influence the client and then make him a long-time customer. I once hired an SEO for one of my clients’ blog and he brought huge traffic in few days but later on that count stabilized and organic traffic reduced a lot.

    All the blogs you pointed out here by describing a little about them would surely be a great help for those especially who take SEO a little complex thing to understand.

    Many thanks for sharing and have a wonderful holiday season

    Reply
    • Thanks Mi!

      Glad you enjoyed it!

      It does happen with blog projects in many cases. Traffic will plateau when the trend is done but the SEO’s job is to keep it from dropping any further. Sometimes, it’s just the fame and brand name. There can be spikes of searches for the bloggers name then that number drops to almost nothing when the publicity is gone. The SEO you hired shouldve optimized to get other traffic sources in order to keep the blog going.

      Happy holidays to you and your family!

  • Hey Dennis, love the gifs :). I’m a big fan of Glenn Allsop as well, and his posts although infrequent are well worth reading. Have added a gif, don’t know if it will show though 🙂

    Have a great Christmas break, looking forward to your new year’s posts x

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    • It shows Sarah hehe. Yeah, when Glen posts it’s all worth it. Doesn’t really have to be frequent, it’s usually long enough to take ages to write lol.

      Happy holidays to you and your family! 🙂

  • Nice post and fun pics Dennis. You know, I strongly believe that if someone feels that SEO is boring, either he should go offline or else he would love SEO very soon! The list is really good, but mostly may be for mid and highly experienced people but definitely not for the beginners. But as a professional and SEO coach, I love these blogs, especially the SEO By The Sea and Portent. Both of these are gold mines for SEO knowledge and information. Really enjoyed the way you wrote and presented this article on this Boring (:) ) subject, SEO.

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    • Great points! I have nothing to add. You nailed it. 😀

  • Hey Dennis,
    Hmm! Its relieving knowing that we at least get to know that ‘humor’ sides of SEO. They make the skill more attractive and fascinating.

    Apart from Bill Slawski’s SEO by the Sea and Glen Allsopp’s Viperchill I hardly visited any of the other eight sites.

    Its helpful having to how the funny site of SEO can be used to pass the message for brand improvement.

    The images and memes you have shared are catchy.

    Its good to know this is your last post for 2015. I am personally wishing you a greater 2016!
    I left the above comment in kingged.com as well

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    • Hey Sunday!

      Glad you enjoyed them. You’d be amazed with the content they have on those blogs 🙂

      You’ve kicked a lot of butt in 2015. Im sure your 2016 will be even bigger. Happy holidays!

  • Hi Dennis,

    Now, this post should be listed with all the other entertaining ones. Lots of great resource leads, but also a lot of fun :))

    I’m not a terribly avid SEO-er, but I absolutely dread those totally nerdy, nutsy boltsy stuff that I can’t understand… and don’t want to if it means I gotta jump on the same wave-length with the author.

    -Donna

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    • Hey Donna!

      Haha. Glad you enjoyed this. SEO doesnt have to be all nerdy with stats and numbers all the time haha. 🙂

      Happy holidays!

  • Ah! Awesome collection of these kind of sites where we can learn with fun.
    Actually i never heard about entertaining seo blogs, mostly times as i know SEO is all about Serious service where we give priority to search engine to rank our blog post.

    By the way you changed my thinking ! Thanks dear 🙂

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  • Hi Dennis,

    Do you really agree with Jacob King’s post about expert roundups?

    I admit that he pointed out some real flaws, like choosing bloggers that aren’t well targeted for the topic in question. But this kind of post are very useful and provide value for the readers, if done correctly, by someone who knows how to do it and makes the time to properly select the experts and take care of all the details.

    What is your opinion about expert roundups?

    Happy holidays!

    Reply
    • It’s just funny and worth a mention but he drove some really nice points.

      I know that it’s subjective. As long as it’s done well and with good intention, then there’s really nothing to worry about.

      It’s not really that big of a deal to me to be honest. Either you join or not. SEO/penalty wise, you won’t really get one unless it’s done in a blatantly obvious manner. 😀

  • Hi Dennis,

    Before reading this article, I didn’t aware about given sites.. but thanks for this article. Today I will check some of the given website, hope I can found there some useful content for me. Thanks again..

    Regards
    Mohd Arif

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    • thanks Mohd. Glad you found it new and interesting. 🙂

  • Hi Dennis

    This is really a funny post and I use to believe SEO is boring till today. You created a funny list of resources which I must check out.

    I have also not come across entertainment SEO. In fact, i never believed the two terms could fit together. lol

    Thanks for sharin this posts and have a swell week.

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    • LOL awesome. Thanks Ikechi! Enjoy the holidays with your family!

  • Hi Dennis, Great list of round up on the most entertaining SEO Blogs. It just prove SEO can be fun as well!

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  • Hey Dennis,
    I come up to kingged after very long time. Now these days I am searching for the blogs that can give me the technical seo knowledge. Your roundup post helped me a lot. I just added some of the blogs in my list from your post.

    You are an intelligent seo…

    Thanks Man

    -Nikhil
    (myquickidea.com)

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    • Thanks Nikhil! Glad you liked it!

  • Dear Dennis Sir,

    Who will not bookmark this post! Wonderful List of awesome SEO blog. Through this post I’ll find all the SEO blogs in one place.

    thanks for sharing this
    Have a great week

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  • Hello Dennis,

    This is a fun post! I used to think SEO was complicated mainly because the way people would talk about it. I just now focus on writing good content. I think the better you get the better you will get with SEO. Worrying about it doesn’t help anyway. Thanks for sharing this with us!

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  • SEO can actually be quite fun. In the end, it can include all other activities that are important for the blog. In order to have a successful SEO strategy, you need to understand particular market, competition and consumers. Only then can you perform your job properly. Thank you for the article Dennis!

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    • Great to hear from you. Thanks for sharing your insights here Nikolay!

  • Hi Dennis!

    What an awesome post man! .. very entertaining! .. I have been thinking about using GIF Images on my blog posts, as well. It can really with the entertainment of your blog post – people like entertainment and it does not interfere with learning!

    😀

    Plus, you can really feel the Author’s True Character through the subtle humor in the content. 🙂

    Thank you for sharing these recommendations, Dennis!

    Loving these bloggers!

    Keep up the great work!

    have an awesome week!

    Reply
    • LOL! For sure. I love using Gifs even when we’re on Slack or even just sending messges to the family using Whatsapp. 😀

  • Hi Dennis,
    Thanks for sharing.

    Im taking a little break from SEO. Most of my sites got battered a while back.
    Having tried to get everything back up it seems google doesn’t want to know.
    But….I’m addicted to it.
    I always read about it whenever i can.

    I have now found some great new content to dig into.

    Thanks mate

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  • While SEO isn’t everything, it is still very important to incorporate it into your internet marketing strategies in order to get great results for your website. 🙂

    Thanks for the fun but informative post on great SEO blogs to follow.

    Take care,

    Benjamin

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  • Hi Dennis,

    This is one of a different post I have read so far, but very interesting. As a title of this article is also very catchy “Most entertaining blogs”. This is one of the entertaining roundup posts with valuable blogs list.

    Thanks for sharing…..
    Arpit

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  • Whoever thinks that SEO is boring has not been at the top of Google yet. I want to rank something every day, if only to see the results. There is nothing quite like having the ability to pump the blood through the heart of a local business.

    Love the 5-year-old gif, by the way. This is about how proper SEO is done. Thinking outside the box 🙂

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  • Thanks for sharing list

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  • great collections, i found wonderful thanks for it.
    regards,
    kathir

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  • Hi Dennis,
    Great list indeed !
    I am also thinking to add GIFs to one of my blog but I doubt will it suit on my blog’s niche ?
    Its all about affiliate marketing, so what do you suggest?
    Waiting for your reply.

    Regards,
    Pranay

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    • Just do it and test it. It doesnt have to stay that long if it bogs down the performance. Just delete it again 😀

  • Hi Dennis,
    A very entertaining post indeed 🙂
    Enjoyed every bit of it. I love the GIFs you used in the post.
    Thanks for sharing these awesome SEO blogs 😉
    ~ Ahmad
    P.S. Please do read my latest blog post @ MeetAhmad [dot] com, would love to see your views there 🙂

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  • This is really a great collection. I must check all of these blogs. Thanks for sharing man.

    Reply
  • Who said seo is boring it fills energy in one’s life

    Reply
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