What are the best resources to learn about SEO?

October 30, 2013

SEO Guides:

Key Articles:
SEO Ranking factors study:
http://www.seomoz.org/article/se…

• Local Search ranking factors (for the Google 12 pack):
http://www.davidmihm.com/local-s…

Websites:

Videos:

Books:

  • “The Art of SEO” by Eric Enge, Stephan Spencer, Rand Fishkin, and Jessie Stricchiolia – ISBN 0596518862 (SEO primer, beginner-to-expert guide)
  • “The Truth About Search Engine Optimization” by Rebecca Lieb – ISBN 0789738317 (SEO for beginners)
  • “Search Engine Optimization Secrets” by Danny Dover – ISBN 0470554185

List of Useful SEO Resources

July 23, 2013

We all know, now a days the higher growth of Internet users, All we dependent on internet to find out any thing we need. For that we are going search engines like (Google, Yahoo, Bing etc.), where we can easily find out those.  For getting the website on search engine we need to know Search Engine Optimization, which is called SEO.

So are you ready to learn a little about Search Engine Optimization or SEO as it is called in the industry? Below is the ist of complete and useful SEO resources, which should take any beginner from zero to hero.

SEO Basics

Learn the basics of SEO:
http://www.seomoz.org/beginners-guide-to-seo
(The first thing you should read)

Watch ‘The SEO Fundamentals Pyramid’:
http://www.seomoz.org/blog/whiteboard-friday-the-seo-fundamentals-pyramid

* Download ‘How Search Engines Work’:
http://cms.searchenginewatch.com/digital_assets/3859/how-search-engines-work-mike-grehan.pdf
(Side note: it is important to know how SE’s work before even learning how to optimize websites for the SE’s)

* Learn the basics of HTML and CSS, the language of websites:
http://www.codecademy.com/tracks/web
(Side note: SEO deals a lot with HTML, and you should know the basics before utilizing SEO strategies)

* Learn the basics of local Search:
http://www.davidmihm.com/local-search-ranking-factors.shtml

* Learn keyword research:

http://www.seomoz.org/ugc/category/3

* Learn on-page optimization:
http://www.seomoz.org/blog/perfecting-keyword-targeting-on-page-optimization

* Learn website architecture:
http://www.coconutheadphones.com/website-architecture-for-seo-the-complete-guide/

* Learn canonicalization:
http://searchengineland.com/8-canonicalization-best-practices-in-plain-english-44475

* Learn Excel:
http://www.distilled.net/excel-for-seo/

* Learn content marketing:
http://blog.kissmetrics.com/44-content-marketing-resources/
(Side note: first read up on the Content Strategy below)

Link Building

* Learn link building:
http://cognitiveseo.com/blog/26/the-best-link-building-blogs-experts-and-their-tutorials-from-2011/

* Bookmark this comprehensive list of link building strategies from Point Blank SEO:
http://pointblankseo.com/link-building-strategies

* Read Ross Hudgen’s awesome link building articles:
http://www.rosshudgens.com/link-building-strategies/

* Read ‘The Noob Guide to Link Building’:
http://www.seomoz.org/blog/the-noob-guide-to-link-building

* Download ‘The Noob Guide to Link Building’ and ‘The 6-Month Link Building Game Plan’:
http://www.iacquire.com/resources/link-building-guides/

 

Content Strategy

* Read ‘The Definitive Guide to Awesome Content’:

http://www.seomoz.org/blog/the-definitive-guide-to-awesome-web-content

* Read the “In-Depth Guide to Content Creation’:
http://www.seomoz.org/blog/indepth-guide-to-content-creation-with-infographic

* Read ‘How to Build and Operate a Content Marketing Machine’:
http://www.seomoz.org/blog/how-to-build-and-operate-a-content-marketing-machine

* Read ‘The SEO Guide to Creating Viral Link bait and Infographics’:
http://www.distilled.net/linkbait-guide/

Analytics

* Learn Google Analytics with Google’s IQ Lessons:
http://www.google.com/intl/en/analytics/iq.html?

* Download Slingshot SEO’s ‘Guide to Google Analytics’:
http://www.slingshotseo.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/how-to-use-google-analytics-guide.pdf

* Read the collection of Analytics articles from SEOmoz:
http://www.seomoz.org/blog/category/8

* Read ‘A Beginner’s Guide to Conversion Goals in Analytics’:
http://www.searchenginejournal.com/a-beginners-guide-to-conversion-goals-in-google-analytics/42558/

* Read ‘A Beginner’s Guide to Google Analytics 5′:
http://blog.kissmetrics.com/google-analytics-5/

Overall SEO Strategy

* Learn Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO):
http://unbounce.com/conversion-rate-optimization/50-awesome-posts-on-conversions/

* From Quora, “What are some top strategies for conversion optimization?”:

http://www.quora.com/What-are-some-top-strategies-for-conversion-optimization/answer/Andy-Johns?srid=hiM

* Read ‘The Noob Guide to Online Marketing’:
http://www.seomoz.org/blog/the-noob-guide-to-online-marketing-with-giant-infographic-11928

* Read ‘The New SEO Process’:
http://www.seomoz.org/blog/the-new-seo-process-quit-being-kanye

* 33 Free SEO Tools You Should Know About:
http://www.webgnomes.org/blog/33-free-seo-tools/

* Keep up to date with inbound marketing material:
http://inbound.org/

Also you can follow these list of Top SEO news websites from SEO Inc website. I hope you will go through these websites to find out all the latest information happening inside the Search Engine as well as SEO industry.

SL.No Website Name Website Url
1 Search Engine Land wwwsearchengineland.com
2 Mashable http://www.mashable.com
3 Search Engine Watch http://www.searchenginewatch.com
4 Search Engine Journal http://www.searchenginejournal.com
5 ClickZ http://www.clickz.com
6 Search Engine Brief http://www.searchenginebrief.com
7 Search Engine Round Table http://www.seroundtable.com
8 Marketing Pilgrim http://www.marketingpilgrim.com
9 Search Marketing Standard http://www.searchmarketingstandard.com
10 ReveNews http://www.revenews.com
11 Daily SEO Blog http://www.dailyseoblog.com
12 Search Engine Freak http://www.searchenginefreak.com
13 Marketing Land http://www.marketingland.com
14 SEO Centro http://www.seocentro.com
15 SEO Chat http://www.seochat.com
16 Reel SEO http://www.reelseo.com
17 SEOmoz Blog http://www.seomoz.org
18 SEO-News http://www.seo-news.com
19 SiteProNews http://www.sitepronews.com
20 Search Engine Guide http://www.searchengineguide.com


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