I just read an interesting post on the Moz.com blog.
It was titled Scaling Content Quality by Michael King.
I thought that it was a really interesting for two reasons... 1) I liked the article itself, and, 2) it has a ton of links out to really interesting and valuable information. I started reading the article and was diverted at least five times by "gotta read this now!" stuff in the links. About three hours later, I was back to my work.
This does not happen to me very often.
I really liked one of his opening statements....
.... for the SEO audience, there has always been a huge disconnect between the concepts of quality and scale when it comes to content. To some degree, this makes sense because until 2011 content quality didn't really impact Organic Search performance.
He is probably referring to Panda and how that algo whacks sites that have a lot of thin content. It's like Google finally kicking webmasters in the Asss and demanding them to get rid of duplicate content and beef up pages that are really thin. Even though I have some philosophical problems with how they are doing it the results will most likely force many webmasters to improve their sites or receive lower traffic.
I think that a quick read of the title "Scaling Content Quality" will hit some minds as "Scaling Quality Content" which is a very different topic - kinda exactly the opposite. And, maybe that is why the post has gotten a few thumbs down - I think a lot of Moz readers give thumbs down when a post suggests that you do a lot of work. In the case of this article they were looking for a push button generator for quality content.
A couple of the outlinks were to... Diagrams Made Easy (Gliffy), which I thought was really cool and similar to a program that I paid quite a lot of money for and use frequently.
And, Trellow, a project management program that after I browsed some of the sample boards I immediately went and applied a similar format to some of my "To Do" lists.
I should try Survey Monkey to get some data for an article that I have been struggling with... and Google publicdata is awesome. I am going to spend a lot of time there tonight.
So, if you want to look at some real resources, just scan down the list of resources in his article.
Definitely worth the time. I still can't understand why it got the thumbs down from people.... oh, they are alergic to work.