I have plenty of people contacting me to ask to refer to some SEO basics tutorials and guides. So I decided to start a post inviting everyone to share their favorite resources to start learning SEO.
Quick note for the beginners: when starting to learn SEO, please keep in mind that there are many questionable issues. So after going through the basics and starting to go further into detail, don’t forget to take any SEO advice with a grain of salt.
I’ll start the list with the following high-quality resources:
1. Beginner’s Guide:
The old version is a good thing to have when you are only starting but if you are serious about learning SEO, you’d better search for Rand’s updates he’s been posting for a year now (not sure if he has compiled them in one guide yet).
Anyway, Google will help collect the pieces: [site:seomoz.org "Rewriting the Beginner's Guide"]
Of all SEO glossaries out there, this one is the most complete. Besides, it contains really clear definitions and good selection of terms.
4. Simplifying SEO
That’s the only purely SEO cheat sheet comprising all SEO essentials:
- Important SEO HTML tags;
- Search engine indexing limits (common indexing limits imposed by search engines on sites that don’t hold a lot of authority);
- Recommended title tag syntax, etc.
6. SEO Tools
The best way to learn something is to start acting: use the seo tools for additional research and insight.
7. SEO FAQ
Jill is great at answering basic SEO questions combining straightforward attitude with humor.
This article by Matt McGee lists all fundamental SEO steps followed by a short concise explanations – a good list to have by hand.
That’s a video guide helping you to get the whole picture: what, how, when…
10. SEO in Action
11. Other SEO Learning Resources
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