SEO resources – All you need in one place!
Search Engine Optimization or SEO for short is one of the most important things any webmaster can learn. You don’t have to be targeting high traffic keywords or rely solely on search engines for traffic, but by completely ignoring SEO you can be missing out on easy targeted visitors from your site ranking for related long tailed keywords.
So in an attempt to enlighten new and old webmasters alike I have decided to not re-invent the wheel and instead compile a directory of valuable SEO links where you can learn everything you need for SEO.
General (all encompassing)
All you need to know about SEO – Nice blog post on DP by Dan Shultz a very experienced webmaster. Covers pretty much everything about SEO including the how and why as opposed to just the what.
FAQ: Search Engine Optimization – Another excellent blog post this time on Sitepoint by one of their most experienced members Stymiee. A simple FAQ to answer all the question you may have about SEO
Competitive Keyword Analysis – Choosing keywords can be one of the most important aspects of SEO. This thread at Sitepoint is a good discussion on the various methods and their importance.
On Page Optimisation
On page Optimisation – An Introductory Guide – A great post on SEOchat providing in depth information on all the aspects of SEO you can control on your site.
On Page Optimisation – A complete Walk through – Another comprehensive article on all the aspects of on page optimisation.
Off Page Optimisation
SEO Link Building – A very comprehensive post into link building by the guys at SEO chat forum. Lots of background information allowing you to understand best methods and practices and apply them today.
101 ways to build link popularity – This is one of the first resources I can remember reading online and it is still as good today as it was before. As the title suggest it provides 101 ideas and strategies to build links to your site.
Optimize a single blog post – Probloggers Darren Rowse shares his secrets on getting individual post (pages) to rank well. If you just want some SEO knowledge to get a few more visitors this is the resource I would recommend first.
List of best SEO Tools – There are a large number of SEO tools available that make your SEO efforts much easier. They range from automated links to keyword research and the guys at Smashing Magazine have done a nice list of the best ones available.
SEO Plugins every wordpress blog should have – Another great post at Problogger outlining for those wordpress bloggers out there the easiest way to improve your SEO via some of the great plugins available.
If you have any other resources which you think will be helpful please let me know in the comments below.