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

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It’s that time of the week: time to list the top ten articles of the week on digital marketing, SEO, and related topics pulled from around the web. As usual, I’m featuring the week’s winners of the influencer awards here on johnlincoln.marketing, so here they are.

And don’t 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. 6 Content Marketing Resources Brands Should Be Aware Of – Steve Olenski

(First Time Article Influencer Award Winner)

Steve Olenski

Steve Olenski

Just like it sounds, this is a short, useful list of great resources for content marketing that is current; each resource is described well, too, so beginners can leverage them effectively.

2. 5 Tips on Creating Better Instagram Content (and Avoiding Algorithm Restrictions) – Andrew Hutchinson

(First Time Article Influencer Award Winner)

Andrew Hutchinson

Andrew Hutchinson

This article addresses the upcoming Instagram algorithm which may restrict brand reach on the platform and shares the core lessons learned from the recent “Pub n Pub” video series on the tactics used by Instagram’s biggest stars.

3. 7 fundamental technical SEO questions to answer with a log analysis (and how to easily do it) – Aleyda Solis

(First Time Article Influencer Award Winner)

Aleyda Solis

Aleyda Solis

This is a more technical (but still useful and understandable) look at log analysis and technical SEO audits. Solis reviews the tools that enable and questions that drive your server log analysis very thoroughly.

4. 3 Pitfalls Of Digital Marketing – And How To Avoid Them – Stephen Moyers

(First Time Article Influencer Award Winner)

Stephen Moyers

Stephen Moyers

This article lays out three of the most serious digital marketing mistakes in order to help you prevent disaster. Some of these can sneak up on you so this is a useful piece.

5. 5 Proven Ways For Driving Traffic to Your Website With Visual Content – Mehroz Khan

(First Time Article Influencer Award Winner)

Mehroz Khan

Mehroz Khan

This article discusses the importance of creatively using visual content in your traffic-driving strategy and some specific tactics you can use.

6. 3 big brands that totally “get” content marketing – Quinn Whissen

(First Time Article Influencer Award Winner)

Quinn Whissen

Quinn Whissen

This article features the work of three large brands, one global B2B organization, one B2C company, and one large non-profit, who each have adopted content marketing successfully at the right scale.

7. 10 Digital Marketing Tactics that have Stood the Test of Time – Anna Lemos

(First Time Article Influencer Award Winner)

Anna Lemos

Anna Lemos

This is an interesting “back to basics” look at the old school tactics of digital marketing that still work, and an explanation of the ways that these specific old school tools remain relevant.

8. 7 Tools to Uncover Customer Needs & Map the Customer Journey to Create Better Experiences – Ashley Zeckman

(First Time Article Influencer Award Winner)

Ashley Zeckman

Ashley Zeckman

This article provides a discussion of both customer journey discovery and action tools and customer journey mapping tools and explains their relationship to data collection and relating data to being able to better manage and understand the customer journey.

9. 3 Digital Marketing Trends Impacting Small and Medium Businesses – Allison Checchi

(First Time Article Influencer Award Winner)

Allison Checchi

Allison Checchi

This article discusses three digital marketing trends that are having the biggest effect on small and medium businesses: social media, CRM interconnection, and a move away from self-service and toward high touch services.

10. 5 Strategies to Empower Your Digital Marketing Campaign – AJ Agrawal

(First Time Article Influencer Award Winner)

AJ Agrawal

AJ Agrawal

This article provides five digital marketing tactics you can implement to add more customer convenience by more effectively targeting your audience.

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

Congratulations to this week’s Influencer Awards winners! I’m looking forward to next week.

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