Best beginner resources for learning SEO

Learning SEO


SEO Basics

The basics and background reading for learning SEO

Moz’s (Formaly SeoMoz) Beginner’s Guide to SEO

Its been read over a million times as stated on the front page, at the very least you’ll know as much as the competition 🙂

The Beginner’s Guide to Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is an in-depth tutorial on how search engines work. This guide covers the fundamental strategies that make your websites search engine–friendly. Download your copy of the world’s most-read guide on SEO!

Moz is also a good tool to start your SEO with.


Google’s Search Engine Optimization Starter Guide

From 2010 so read with this in mind, but its good to get an insight into what Google thinks of SEO

This document first began as an effort to help teams within Google, but we thought it’d be just as useful to webmasters that are new to the topic of search engine optimization and wish to improve their sites’ interaction with both users and search engines. Although this guide won’t tell you any secrets that’ll automatically rank your site first for queries in Google (sorry!), following the best practices outlined below will make it easier for search engines to crawl, index and understand your content.

Quick Sprout’s Guide to SEO

Infographic styled ebook from the co creator of Kissmetrics, Quickegg  – Neil Patel

the most extensive and detailed guide of advanced SEO techniques that exists today. This resource is piled to the top with tactile, immediately actionable things you can do to your website, to improve rankings, performance and traffic.

How Google Crawl works

Created by Google, so doesn’t give away their secrets.

Backlinking resources for Beginners

What is link building?

Webster’s Dictionary defines link building as… it doesn’t actually.

Why is there no standard definition? It isn’t like link building is a secret. According to a recent survey, 80 percent of companies engaged in SEO are spending more than $1,000 a month on link building.

A basic introduction of what Link Building is, by Jon Ball is VP of Business Development for Page One Power.

Keyword Research  resources for beginners

With all the talk in the SEO world today about content, authorship and social signals it’s easy to forget a little thing that happens to be the foundation of SEO: keyword research.

A video hosted by Brian Dean over at Qucksprout with a transcript.

When it comes to choosing keywords, there are a lot of factors to consider. In this video you’ll use how to leverage tools like the Google Keyword Planner, Moz’s SEO Toolbar and the Blog Social Analyzer… so you find keywords that have the right balance of search volume, popularity, monetization potential and competition.

Moz’s beginners guide to Keyword Research

Keyword research is one of the most important, valuable, and high return activities in the search marketing field. Ranking for the right keywords can make or break your website. By researching your market’s keyword demand, you can not only learn which terms and phrases to target with SEO, but also learn more about your customers as a whole.

How to Do Keyword Research: A 6-Point Checklist

Another tutorial that relies heavely on Google Keyword Planner, which i’m not a fan of really, but cannot be avoided as a beginner in keyword research

If you are able to think of not one, but several dozen different three- to five-word combinations that work equally well to describe your landing page and are not sure which one is the best choice, you’re not alone.

The broken Linkbuilding Bible again from Moz

As a link building tactic, broken link building is an effective, white-hat, scalable, content-focused link building strategy that builds links through finding broken links, recreating that broken content, and helping webmasters replace broken links with your corrected link.

SEO beginners Tools

There are loads of list on the best/free, etc. SEO tools on the web just Google it and try all the ones that are free have a free tial.


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