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Learning SEO is easy, as far as you know where to begin. One can quickly be on top of their SEO game if they know the basics of search engine optimization. With new interesting blogs on SEO coming in every day, the scope of learning SEO quickly and effectively has increased. But guess what, it can also feel like being in a maze blindfolded at times.

There are few resources which can never make you feel directionless and will always make your website optimization to-do list loaded with actionables. From blogs to twitter accounts to video channels, here are several resources that you can refer to for learning Search Engine Optimization (SEO):

Starter Guides:

  • Google’s Search Engine Optimization Starter Guide:

    This guide breaks SEO basics into smaller parts – Tags, Site structure, Content, Crawling, Mobile Friendliness, Web Citations and Analysis. For the start, this is a good list!
    This guide is a quick summary of SEO basics.
    Link- https://static.googleusercontent.com/media/www.google.com/en//webmasters/docs/search-engine-optimization-starter-guide.pdf

  • Search Engine Land’s What is SEO:

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    SEL has come up with this basic guide that covers more topics than Google’s guide. Also, the links to website’s other content in a structured way leads to a lot of additional resource pages for someone who wants to know more about SEO.
    Link – What Is SEO / Search Engine Optimization?

  • MOZ’s Beginner’s Guide to SEO:
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    MOZ staff has put a good amount of effort to educate people about SEO and this guide starts from the very basics of how search engines work, which in my opinion is the first thing that anyone who wants to understand SEO should try to know.
    Link – SEO: The Beginner’s Guide to Search Engine Optimization from Moz

Videos Channels:

  • Google Webmaster YouTube Channel:
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    This is the best resource that you will ever get on SEO. Unlike Bing, Google releases a good amount of information about Google Search. Videos by Matt Cutts and Maile Ohye are the best videos from learning perspective for a newbie.
    Link – Google Webmasters
  • MOZ YouTube Channel:

    The Whiteboard Friday series by MOZ will give you a good in-depth understanding of several topics. What I love the most about Whiteboard Friday is that SEO is covered using first principles and logical reasoning which is quite necessary for SEO.
    Link – Moz

  • Backlinko Youtube Channel:
    backlinko-youtubeFor building quality back links, Brian Dean is the authority! Don’t go by the number of videos. Those few videos will teach you a lot about backlinks!
    Link – Brian Dean

Websites:

Have you gone through the starter guides and most of the videos? Do you wish to make SEO your important marketing strategy or does it interest you enough to get more exposure? Scan through these websites thoroughly.

  1. Search Engine Land:

    This website has extensive information on SEO, actually, no other resource has information as detailed and vast as SEL.
    Link: Search Engine Land | Must Read News About SEO, SEM & Search Engines

  2. MOZ:

    As a resource on SEO, Moz website has a lot to offer beyond the starter guide and Whiteboard Friday. Explore their blog.
    Link – Moz Blog – SEO and Inbound Marketing Blog – Moz

  3. Ahrefs:

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    Ahrefs provides good analysis on a wide range of SEO topics. Their insights on keyword research are my favorite.
    Link – SEO Backlink Checker & Competitor Research Tools

  4. Neil Patel:
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    When it comes to SEO, content is the king. And when it comes to content marketing, Neil Patel is the king!
    Link – Neil Patel: Helping You Succeed Through Online Marketing!

  5. Webmaster Central Blog:

    You cannot miss this official blog by Google!
    Link – Official Google Webmaster Central Blog

  6. Search Engine Journal:

    Yet another good resource, SEJ gives you opinions, strategies and tricks from a wider range of SEO experts than other websites listed above.
    Link – Search Engine Journal – Marketing News, Interviews and How-to Guides

Twitter handles:
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Twitter has become a good source of getting some regular updates on SEO. Thanks to the regular tweets by John Mueller and Gary Illyes.

Note: This post is not written to promote any of the above-mentioned resources.

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great post