Search engine optimization is the way to get traffic from search engines like Google, Yahoo or Bing. A few years back, it was very easy to get search engine traffic for your website or blog. It has been changed now.
Now you have to learn and you have to hard work to get search engine traffic. You have no chance to cheat on Google. Even though you find a way to cheat Google, Google will identify it in near future. Then your web site or blog will be penalized by Google.
You can find thousands of SEO tutorials. Make sure that those articles are not outdated. A SEO technique we used a few years back, may not work now. That is the nature of SEO.
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Mainly there are two parts of SEO.
- On-page SEO
- Off-page SEO
The Best Guides Published by Popular Blogs
Here is the list of SEO guides published by popular blogs.
The Free Beginner’s Guide From Moz: Don’t you know any thing about SEO? Do you need lo learn SEO step by step? This is the right guide for you. If you don’t know any thing about SEO, don’t read all 10 chapters in one day. Read one or two chapters per day. Then, search about things you have read.
The Advanced Guide to SEO : The Advanced Guide to SEO is created by Neil Patel and Sujan patel. Neil patel is very popular in SEO industry as well as blogging world. He is doing a personal blog called Quick Sprout which is a very popular blog. And he has two companies called KISSmetrics and Crazy Egg. This guide has 9 chapters. This is a totally complete SEO guide. There is a chapter called WordPress which you can learn about how to make WordPress blog SEO friendly(Really advanced guide about WordPress SEO).
Search Engine Land’s Guide To SEO: Search Engine Land’s guide also has 9 chapters. This is really good and complete SEO guide. But Neil Patel’s guide is simpler than this guide. If you have some knowledge about SEO this is the best guide to follow.
WordPress SEO by Yoast: Yoast is the best SEO plugin for WordPress. More than 13 million people have downloaded Yoast plugin. Joost de Valk who is the creator of Yoast has written a well explained guide about SEO. It is totally about WordPress SEO. If you are a WordPress blogger, don’t forget to read this guide. This guide will helps you to rank your blog first on Google.
The On-Page SEO Cheat Sheet : This is written by Neil Patel. He has described everything about on-page SEO in this guide. He has used many images to explain. So is it easy to understand.
21 Actionable SEO Techniques You Can Use Right Now : Brian Dean is the author of this guide. He is the founder of Backlinko which is a very popular SEO blog.
Google’s 200 Ranking Factors
This is a very poplar infographic among bloggers.
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You need to invest some time to read all the guides I have mentioned here. But you don’t need to read all the guides because all the SEO guides are completed guides. It is enough to read only one guide if you are too busy.
But, it is better to read all the guides because these guides are created by their own knowledge and experiences. So above guides are not almost same.
What is your favorite SEO guide?