It’s the last week of May! There have been some great stories this week. Here are some of the most notable: Facebook plans to release a microphone update, Google processes 85% of total search traffic, and YouTube is going to launch a new app for content creators.

Enjoy the rest of this week’s top 25 inbound marketing articles.

Search Optimization

SEO can be a bit of a drag if you don’t what you’re getting yourself into. The industry is constantly changing and getting up to speed can be a hassle. Isaiah Bollinger points out the top 10 frustrations of SEO.

One of the top ways of getting exposure to your business is to promote your it through Google. However, it’s important not to be careless and over invest your energy in marketing. Learn more in ROI Marketing’s terrific article.

By now, you should have a good amount of experience in building the best links to your site. However, what link-building tactics should you avoid? Ayodeji Onibalusi brings together 28 authorities to share their thoughts.

While optimizing your on-site SEO factors are sure to be a big help, always keep in mind the off-site aspects. Chris Ainsworth posts the top 5 off-page optimization factors to look at.

Social Optimization

You might think your social media is high quality, but it’s important to get a second opinion. Getting a social media consultant could be just what you need. Ezra Chasser has the full article on this one.

Make your marketing strategy on Pinterest count by using assorted types of available pins. Matt Hamilton writes a great post on the subject.

As a social media marketer, it’s easy to overlook some of the pertinent factors you need to grow your network. David Faltz shares five critical principles in a post.

Social media and content go hand in hand in order to be successful. See the types of content social marketers are investing in in this article by Amanda Nelson.

Local Optimization

How do you conduct your local SEO? Read how one company went from no rankings to 52 on the first page of Google’s search engine in a post by Brandignity.

For local webpages, optimized web configuration is a key component if you want to stand out in local search. Thomas Stern presents the top 5 website design tips for local SEO.

Email Marketing

Email still has room to make quite an impact on current markets. Read more into email marketing in this post from Web Success Agency.

Where is email marketing now, and where is it going? Pay attention to the trends so your marketing reaches its intended results in this helpful post by Campaign Monitor.

Powerful email marketing strategy demands powerful email marketing tools. Michael Grubbs puts together a list of email marketing tools.

What is your audience interested in, and what should you email them? Elisa Silverman posts an article on what your audience actually wants you to send them.

Mobile Optimization

Ready to jump into the mobile ad space? We’re sure you’re more than ready! Just to be safe, here’s a quick 101 post to getting started with mobile ads.

Mobile, millennials, and the future. Think you can see where the trends are going? This post from VideoMind should help clear things up.

Mobile scanner systems aren’t just a more convenient way to make payments, but they allow for more consumption of data. Mark Pickart posts three main reasons why your business can capitalize on this feature.

Content Marketing

Looking for content marketing tips from some of the best in the industry? Here are 21 tips presented by Miranda Miller.

When’s the best time to publish a blog post? Find out in Kara Burney’s informative post on both the times of day and days of the week.

Blogger outreach looks to be the next big thing in content marketing. Read Tarun Pahwa’s post on the subject.

Promoting your content is one thing, but getting it found organically is another. Ailian Gan posts three steps to getting your commercial content found online.

Conversion Optimization

Color preferences can augment conversions on your funnel or landing page a great deal. Brian Massey shares an infographic from KISSmetrics to elaborate on the concept.

When testing your page, make sure to focus on certain conversion killers. James Scherer lists his top five for us to learn from.

This next article is for the ecommerce crowd! Use this infographic presented by Elan Sherbill to optimize your sales funnel for maximum results.

Reputation Management

No one likes to be looked upon unfavorably. Thankfully, you can react in a planned manner when the situation calls for it. Katie from Change Marketing shares some excellent reputation guidelines in a terrific post.

The list above includes some of the most interesting articles we caught in our streams this week. If you want to share other great inbound marketing news, please let us know below in the comments.

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