I was pleasantly surprised this morning when I found out I had a pending review at ReviewMe.com. I was asked and paid to review Aaron Walls SEO Glossary. I have been to it before, thought it was valuable and accepted the offer. Here is the paid review:
Aaron Wall is probably one of the most popular SEO bloggers (perhaps the only SEO Poet?) out there and he puts tons of passion and hard work into keep his blog/book/tools etc up to date, and â€œlink worthyâ€. His SEM Glossary is no exception. I talked to Aaron while he was working on this and it took him a long time to â€œthrowâ€ that together. We are talking weeks here, and the hard work has paid off.
Most importantly is the fact that this is the MOST COMPLETE search engine marketing glossary out there. It is all original content, unlike some of the recycled glossaries that every other SEO company throws up there, including some of the places I have worked in the past.
That being said there are a few things I would like to see changed:
- I agree with GrayWolf, and actually believe I suggested to Awall that he add ^top links to send you back to the top.
- I would add the A-Z at every letter, to allow further navigation within the glossary
- I would probably create a sweet plugin for my blog (or others) that would put a â€œdefinition of the dayâ€ in my sidebar, just to keep my readers learningâ€¦as well as for linking ops from elsewhere on the interwebs.
- Where is â€œsuper affiliateâ€, â€œshaveâ€, â€œconsolesâ€, â€œtgpâ€, â€œwertyâ€?
- Add the â€œsuggest a definitionâ€ to the bottom of the page as well.
One of the last complaints is that the page is huge. I would almost like to see this broken out into smaller sectionsâ€¦ maybe one letter per page? I am guessing a project of this scope could be a standalone site and perhaps he did not want to take the focus off of his core productâ€¦ the SEO Book.
Also I think it would be cool to have experts in the industry define some of the â€œhotter topicsâ€. The PPC part of the glossary is kind of weak and there are some pros out there who would probably help out with that in exchange for some link love.
Version 1 this is great, but I am interested to see what you do with it beyond just the definitions. I think there is a lot of interest in the subject and I would like to see what would happen if you made it a standalone site and used some more of the web2.0 community approach to it and opened it up for feedback/wiki-style control of the entire thing.