Where do I go to get a full, easy to understand information and backgrd about Search Engine Optimization?

Posted on 26 October 2010 by SEOman from Seattle

Would like to understand all that is involved with SEO. I read about Pay Per Click, lots of fraud, meta data files, need additional web content pages, content writing, page ranking, etc. Anyone have any idea of time and costs associated with all these various requirments? Sure seems confusing!

Originally posted 2010-09-09 04:19:04. Go Home page

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  1. imisidro Says:

    If you are going to read only one piece on search engine optimization, I suggest you read Brett Tabke of WebmasterWorld.com’s “Successful Site in 12 Months with Google Alone: 26 steps to 15k a day.” http://www.webmasterworld.com/forum3/2010.htm

    WebmasterWorld.com http://www.webmasterworld.com has different sections that cover various aspects of search engine optimization, and each section is participated in by respected webmasters and even search engine employees (e.g. there’s a GoogleGuy that responds to Google topics)

    Other resources that can help you get top ranking in the search engines are:

    Google Press Releases http://googlepress.blogspot.com/
    Adam Lasnik’s tips http://docs.google.com/Doc.aspx?id=a4bb8f9kppt_0drmp5z&access=firstgov
    Matt Cutts Blog (Adam’s boss) http://www.mattcutts.com/blog/ (Matt is a Google software engineer)
    Digitalpoint Yahoo Forums http://forums.digitalpoint.com/forumdisplay.php?f=6
    SearchEngineWatch’s MSN Forums http://forums.searchenginewatch.com/forumdisplay.php?f=8

    As for tools to help you get top rankings in the search engine, here are some of the best in the field today

    Total Optimizer Pro http://www.totaloptimizer.com/
    Keyword density tool http://googlerankings.com/ultimate_seo_tool.php
    Google Sitemaps (to help Google index your pages faster) https://www.google.com/webmasters/sitemaps/siteoverview?hl=en
    SEO Book – lots of free great SEO tools http://tools.seobook.com/

  2. memetrader Says:

    The sources that imisidro gives above are all good (except the keyword density tool which is useless). The problem is, as you say, that most sources are confusing and a little overwhelming. Not only that but the forums in particular will often contain conflicting advice, misinformation and always have a high proportion of ‘noise’.

    There are however two reliable and up to date resources, both from experts and designed for those just starting out on the SEO discovery. They are http://www.seomoz.org/beginners.php and http://www.seo-blog.com/tutorial.php

    And one last piece of advice, please remember there are no shortcuts in SEO and it is actually quite hard work!

    Good luck!

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