10 Great SEO Resources for Beginners
The web is littered with supposed search engine optimization gurus, ninjas, experts and other tomfoolery used by supposed SEO know-it-alls with websites and blogs that offer little to no value. Most of them spend time rehashing the same redundant information. I know from experience that people spend countless hours on the web searching for valuable SEO resources. So, we decided to help you out and make a list of the 10 most book-markable-must-read-use-and-absorb-internet-marketing-pages-and-tools-on-the-web so that you don’t have to filter through anymore junk.
1) SEOmoz Search Engine Ranking Factors – want to know what is important to ranking highly in the SERPs? Check out this page detailing the importance of each SEO factor from the guys in Seattle. The list is from 2009 but most of the info still hold true. Also you can check out their newest presentation from SMX London detailing the changes in the 2010 ranking factors.
2) SEObook Tools – A gigantic list of free and premium tools to help you get you website’s rankings up.
3) WebSEO Link Structuring – This is a complete step by step guide and methodology to follow when setting up your website’s link structure and hierarchy.
4) 24 On-Site Check-ups by SEOmoz – Another great list from SEOmoz showing you some basic and often forgotten search engine optimization technique when setting up a website.
5) Search Engine Land’s Link Building Tool Review – A complete breakdown of every relevant link building tool on the marketing. Pro’s, con’s and anything else you could need before deciding on which path to go for you next link building campaign.
6) Top 100 Free Directories – It is really 100% known how much directory submittals help but they definitely do help. This is a list of the top free directories listed by Google Page Rank.
7) Website Grader by Hubspot – Is an awesome baseline test to set a starting point for your website. You can also monitor your website along the way to see what progress you have made.
8 ) SEMRush Competitive Research – Give you information about your website or competitors website including info about ranking keyword, SEM spending and traffic. Free for a small number of uses per day.
9) Local Search Ranking Factors – want to compete in your local areas search results? This page is a detailed description of what it takes from the best in business.
10) Matt Cutts’ SEO/Search Blog – OK this isn’t one page but this is the guy that basically runs the Google search algorithm (technically his title is Head of Web Spam) and nuances that you need to know will be found here.
Obviously, there are tons of other great tools around the internet but above are some that I think are the most valuable to me. What are your favorite?