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

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Hello again, everyone. It’s time once more for this week’s top ten articles on digital marketing, SEO, and related topics that I’ve pulled from around the web. As always, I’m featuring the week’s winners of the influencer awards here on johnlincoln.marketing. Don’t forget, you can keep track of how the weekly winners are doing overall here: http://johnlincoln.marketing/influencer-awards-leaders/.

Keep watching the leaderboard to see which of the who’s who of marketing are leading the pack week by week. Every week we gain new influencers even as people who are already on the list continue to create work that gets shared widely, so the race stays interesting. I’ll be announcing the influencer of the year at the end of the year, so don’t forget to keep watching and to submit your best articles each week for consideration here (http://johnlincoln.marketing/contact/).

Influencer Awards, This Week’s 10 Best Articles

1. 301 Redirects Rules Change: What You Need to Know for SEO – Cyrus Shepard

(First Time Article Influencer Award Winner)

Cyrus Shepard

Cyrus Shepard

In this article Cyrus Shepard explains both the old and new rules of 3xx redirection and addresses common myths and misconceptions about the rules. He also provides a case study to describe the best practices for the new rules.

2. How does Google’s local algorithm work in 2016? – Andrew Shotland

(First Time Article Influencer Award Winner)

Andrew Shotland

Andrew Shotland

In this piece Andrew Shotland describes what he learned about how Google is treating local search ranking factors in 2016 based on insights from a large-scale statistical analysis.

3. How to download all of your landing pages from Google Search Console via Analytics Edge — and I mean ALL of them! – Glenn Gabe

(First Time Article Influencer Award Winner)

Glenn Gabe

Glenn Gabe

In this post Glenn Gabe describes how to get past the 1,000-URL limit on Google Search Console to get data for more landing pages using Analytics Edge, an Excel plugin.

4. The Top 7 Social Media Marketing Trends Dominating 2016 – Jayson DeMers

(Sixth Time Article Influencer Award Winner)

Jayson DeMers

Jayson DeMers

In this article Jayson DeMers follows up on his predictive piece from late last year, “The Top 7 Social Media Marketing Trends That Will Dominate 2016,” by describing the most dominant social media trends of the year so far.

5. The Biggest Content Marketing Trends in 2017 – Joe Pulizzi

(First Time Article Influencer Award Winner)

Joe Pulizzi

Joe Pulizzi

In this post Joe Pulizzi describes what he feels will be the coming year’s biggest issues for enterprise marketers based on what he’s spent the past year or so on.

6. Getting a Verified Twitter Account is Easier Than You’d Think – Candice Galek

(First Time Article Influencer Award Winner)

Candice Galek

Candice Galek

In this article Candice Galek details how to get your business Twitter account verified and why you should do it at all.

7. 78 Marketing Tasks You Should Outsource Immediately – Neil Patel

(Sixth Time Article Influencer Award Winner)

Neil Patel

Neil Patel

In this piece Neil Patel explains all of the reasons why you should focus on smart outsourcing for the benefit of your business (and sanity) and lists 78 marketing tasks that you’re better off not doing yourself.

8. 5 SMS Marketing Tips for Small Businesses – Anand Srinivasan

(First Time Article Influencer Award Winner)

Anand Srinivasan

Anand Srinivasan

In this article Anand Srinivasan explains why even small businesses have a lot to gain from SMS marketing and describes best practices to follow.

9. How to Create an Irresistible Social Media Call to Action – Rebekah Radice

(Second Time Article Influencer Award Winner)

Rebekah Radice

Rebekah Radice

In this post Rebekah Radice describes the five elements of the perfect social media call to action and explains how to incorporate them every time across various platforms.

10. Link profile analysis: How to prevent penalties by being proactive – Brian Harnish

(First Time Article Influencer Award Winner)

Brian Harnish

Brian Harnish

In this article Brian Harnish explains how to proactively avoid penalties from back linking by analyzing links from a Google Webmaster Guidelines perspective.

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