SEO 101 Resources: Beginner’s Guides and Tutorials

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If you are new to SEO the collection of valid SEO resources below should be very useful to you. I tried to put them in order for those really new to SEO to those that maybe have a couple of months experience. I included a video from Search Engine Land first for those “very new” to SEO and/or for those that are looking to easily explain SEO to their clients. Happy reading! Remember to keep an eye on our new 101 category.


The Beginners Guide to SEO

Search Engine Guide

Part 1: Everything You Need To Know About SEO
Part 2: Everything You Need To Know About Title Tags
Part 3: Everything You Need To Know About Meta Description and Keyword Tags
Part 4: Everything You Need To Know About Heading Tags and Alt Attributes
Part 5: Everything You Need To Know About Domain Names
Part 6: Everything You Need To Know About Search Engine Friendly URLs & Broken Links
Part 7: Everything You Need To Know About Site Architecture and Internal Linking
Part 8: Everything You Need To Know About Keywords
Part 9: Everything You Need To Know About Keyword Core Terms
Part 10: Everything You Need To Know About Keyword Qualifiers
Part 11: Everything You Need To Know About SEO Copywriting
Part 12: Everything You Need To Know About Page Content
Part 13: Everything You Need To Know About Links
Part 14: Everything You Need To Know About Link Anatomy
Part 15: Everything You Need To Know About Linking


Search Engine Optimization Starter Guide

SEO Book

Search Engine Land



WordPress SEO Tutorial – The Definitive Guide


WordPress SEO: The Only Guide You Need


Melissa Fach

Melissa Fach

Melissa is the owner of SEO Aware, LLC. She is a consultant and trainer helping companies make the most of their content marketing and SEO.... Read Full Bio
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  • Michael Rurup Andersen

    I’m definetly not new to SEO but I keep meeting people who are and who are asking for good ressources to learn about SEO. Commense the link bombing. With this great post all I have to do is share one link.

    Did you like det sales pitch? No, really thanks for sharing! It’s really good to have all these links gathered in one place.

    Thanks, Melissa! Keep sharing.


    • Melissa Fach

      Thank you Michael 🙂 It is nice when people appreciate your work.

  • Justine Doerner

    This is a fantastic article put together for all the people that are curious to SEO and you have made it completely easy for them to now be able to come to a place and view a plethora of resources! What a great job of putting it all together! I will definitely point people your way! Thanks for the great resources!!

    • Melissa Fach

      Thank you, Justine!

  • Nancy E. Wigal

    Great compilation! I’ve read all of these posts and articles, and everyone of them is valuable for both new and experienced SEOers.


    • Melissa Fach

      Thank you, Nancy. I agree with you.

  • T.J. Loftus

    Love posts like this that you can comeback to and bookmark forever. Great fresher material here.

  • K.C. White

    Wow, I was in the process of rounding up a few links of my own to curate and forward to my clients, but you’ve made things a lot easier with this write-up. 🙂

  • Gary of

    This is really great thanks Melissa

    I am compiling an Internet Marketing & SEO list of info for my readers but you have beat me to it by a mile.
    I will reference your resource for my list as you have some very good helpful content here.

    So thanks again, you’ve done a great job

  • Ghyas Ahmed Khan

    Wonderful work … Gather all the resource under one roof

  • Lusine

    This is really great article. Thank You Michael 🙂 It was very useful for me as I am new to SEO.

  • Peter

    Fantastic roundup, I’ll recommend this article to everyone. SEO is absolutely crucial these days.

  • Rehmat Alam

    Thank you for posting this great post with a collection of good links. Your post has saved a lot of time of mine, and off course of others who are searching for SEO tips. Thank you again for your brilliant effort.

  • TheDrunkenPig

    This is very informative and truly in depth lesson on how search engines work! Great stuff! Thank you so much!

  • Jenny La Brooy

    I totally value your SEO 101 video – it’s great to have a go to place for easy to understand content that demystifies SEO – thank you

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