The most influential articles this week, as calculated by shares, engagement and manual review

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I know you’ve been waiting for the top ten articles of the week on digital marketing, SEO, and related topics and so have I, so here’s what I’ve pulled from around the web. As usual, I’m featuring the week’s winners of the influencer awards here on johnlincoln.marketing and you can forget to follow how the weekly winners are stacking up as the weeks roll by here: http://johnlincoln.marketing/influencer-awards-leaders/.

At the end of the year I will be announcing the influencer of the year, so submit your best articles every week for consideration so I don’t miss anything (http://johnlincoln.marketing/contact/).

Influencer Awards, This Week’s 10 Best Articles

1. 20+ Social Media Hacks and Tips From the Pros – Lisa D. Jenkins

(First Time Article Influencer Award Winner)

Lisa D. Jenkins

Lisa D. Jenkins

This is a nice collection of 25 different tips for stepping up your marketing and social media tactics from the people who know. Each one is clearly explained, usually with screenshots.

2. How Kylie Jenner Built a Sprawling Audience—and a Booming Brand—at Age 18 – Emma Bazilian

(First Time Article Influencer Award Winner)

Emma Bazilian

Emma Bazilian

Like her or hate her, you know who Kylie Jenner is, and this piece breaks down the secrets to her self-marketing success. It also address why marketing giants are taking note and the lessons even the agencies can take away from her online tactics.

3. Everything the tech world says about marketing is wrong – Samuel Scott

(First Time Article Influencer Award Winner)

Samuel Scott

Samuel Scott

Despite the disruptive sounding title, this is really a back to basics discussion in many ways that clarifies many buzzword versus reality clashes in marketing as we know it today.

4. Big Changes Coming to Facebook: Everything Marketers Need to Know About F8 – Brian Peters

(First Time Article Influencer Award Winner)

Brian Peters

Brian Peters

This is a preview of the upcoming Facebook F8 Conference and it also discusses the importance of F8 2016 for developers, publishers, and marketers, what to expect from the changes, and upcoming events.

5. How to Choose the Best Social Media Site for Your Business – Rebekah Radice

(First Time Article Influencer Award Winner)

Rebekah Radice

Rebekah Radice

This article discusses how to choose which social media platforms work best for your business by asking and answering several detailed questions about business focus, target market, and social media engagement and conversational style. It also provides a breakdown and examples for each area.

6. 3 Social Image Tools That Increase Exposure and Engagement – Ann Smarty

(First Time Article Influencer Award Winner)

Ann Smarty

Ann Smarty

This is just like it sounds, a straightforward discussion of three little-known tools for optimizing your visual content for social media marketing.

7. 20 Ways Your Business Can Outrank Anyone Online – John Rampton

(First Time Article Influencer Award Winner)

John Rampton

John Rampton

This article offers a checklist of tasks you can use to outrank your toughest competitors online. Most of these are practical and although some are easier to implement than others, it’s a good list.

8. 10 Mistakes Content Creators Need to Avoid – Neil Patel

(Second Time Article Influencer Award Winner)

Neil Patel

Neil Patel

In this article Neil Patel shares his experiences from creating content for more than a decade and lists 10 major mistakes content creators make and how they can be overcome.

9. How to adjust SEO strategy to Google’s new SERP ad layout – Dan Bagby

(First Time Article Influencer Award Winner)

Dan Bagby

Dan Bagby

This article discusses how to react to Google new SERP ad layout and maintain your strong SEO strategy as SERPs continue to change.

10. Facebook vs Youtube: Which Side of the Video Battle Should You Join? – Kenia Gonzalez

(First Time Article Influencer Award Winner)

Kenia Gonzalez

Kenia Gonzalez

This article discusses the results of the experiments Wolfgang Digital digital marketing scientists ran comparing Facebook and YouTube and Facebook video for marketing value.

Congratulations to the this week’s influencers! See you all next week, and don’t forget your submissions.