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

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I hope you’re all ready for the week’s top ten articles on digital marketing, SEO, and related topics that 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 follow how the weekly winners are doing here: http://johnlincoln.marketing/influencer-awards-leaders/.

Keep following the leaderboard to see who’s on top. We’ve got many repeat winners, but every week we see new challengers come up, this week especially. At the end of the year I will be announcing the influencer of the year, so don’t forget to submit your best articles each week for consideration (http://johnlincoln.marketing/contact/).

Influencer Awards, This Week’s 10 Best Articles

1. The Top 5 Content Marketers and What You Can Learn From Them – Sujan Patel

(Second Time Article Influencer Award Winner)

Sujan Patel

Sujan Patel

This article provides a look at what’s coming next in content marketing and how influencer marketing will be changing the industry. It also (obviously) describes the work of who Sujan Patel sees as the top five content marketers and how they are helping to shape the current trends.

2. Recovering Your Organic Search Traffic from a Web Migration Gone Wrong – Aleyda Solis

(Second Time Article Influencer Award Winner)

Aleyda Solis

Aleyda Solis

This piece discusses what to do when your SEO clients come to you after they’ve lost traffic after a web migration. It describes how you should prioritize your steps and get all of the data so you can identify and fix critical issues quickly.

3. How to Create Quality Facebook Canvas Ads – Donna Amos

(First Time Article Influencer Award Winner)

Donna Amos

Donna Amos

In this article Donna Amos teaches us how to use Facebook Canvas to create high-quality, interactive, full-page mobile ads. This is essential for reaching more mobile users because these work like landing pages for smartphone and tablet users.

4. How to Maximize Your Online Sales Leads – Chris Smith

(First Time Article Influencer Award Winner)

Chris Smith

Chris Smith

This post provides three core strategies for maximizing online sales leads and cutting through the noise generated by other aspects of online presence that don’t generate leads.

5. The true value of technical SEOs – Patrick Stox

(First Time Article Influencer Award Winner)

Patrick Stox

Patrick Stox

This is a rebuttal piece to Clayburn Griffin’s past post about “The True Value of Technical SEO” in which Patrick Stox distinguishes between simply knowing SEO best practices and the ways that the best technical SEOs put their knowledge to work.

6. Turn Your Brand into a Millennial Magnet with These 3 Marketing Tips – Jonathan Long

(First Time Article Influencer Award Winner)

Jonathan Long

Jonathan Long

This piece offers three marketing tips even old school brands can use to appeal to the pop culture-loving and technology-savvy millennial market.

7. Smart Content Marketers Are Succeeding With These 5 Proven Strategies – Sam Oh

(First Time Article Influencer Award Winner)

Sam Oh

Sam Oh

This article describes five strategies the best content marketers are using to create better content, provide a better user experience, and offer exceptional value.

8. Learn to Love Your Existing Content – 5 Ways to Get More Visibility – James Agate

(First Time Article Influencer Award Winner)

James Agate

James Agate

This post discuses getting more from existing content by identifying “unloved” and “underloved” content assets which have potential and maximizing their performance.

9. SEO for Gboard? How Google’s new keyboard search for iOS ranks content – Danny Sullivan

(First Time Article Influencer Award Winner)

Danny Sullivan

Danny Sullivan

This piece is just like it sounds: it describes how the search engine results page generated within Gboard works, how it ranks content, and some of the differences you can expect to see using it.

10. Seven Ways To Use Email To Build Your Brand And Create A Better Customer Experience – Shep Hyken

(First Time Article Influencer Award Winner)

Shep Hyken

Shep Hyken

This article provides seven strategies for more effective use of email for improved user experience and better branding; it also uses specific examples such as Amazon’s use of email in its onboarding process for Echo users.

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