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5 Great Websites For SEO Information

By on November 11, 2014 in search engine optimization (SEO) with 1 Comment

According to Internet Live Stats, there are currently in excess of 1 billion websites on the World Wide Web.

Needless to say, it takes some doing to stand out and be found in that crowd.

illustration conceot for SEOOf course, you don’t need for everybody to find your site; just the people who are looking for whatever it is you have to offer.

That’s where search engine optimization (SEO) comes into play. Good SEO helps your site rank higher in the organic, non-paid results of individuals who are using a search engine to look for your company, product or service.

SEO is constantly evolving

There are numerous tactics to improve SEO. However, because search engines like Google, Bing and Yahoo often change their algorithms — the complex formula that determines the relevance of web pages to establish ranking order of search results — you can’t just set it and forget it. You need to stay on top of the latest changes and trends in SEO, or risk falling behind.

Five top sites for SEO news and information

Lots of sites offer information on SEO. Here are five of the best ones out there:

logo for Moz.comAs of right now, MOZ is the most popular SEO website, with an estimated 4 million monthly users. Having just recently celebrated 10 years in the biz, Moz consistently delivers useful content in highly readable fashion.

Moz’s blog is chock full of great content. The site also offers free guides and resources to help you learn the SEO ropes. You can glean a lot from the freebies, but if your needs are more advanced, there are paid services and resources where you can dig deeper into the wealth of Moz knowledge and data.

logo for Search Engine Land websiteThis daily publication covers all aspects of search marketing: SEO, search engine marketing (SEM), local, social, retail, and more. The site’s coverage “includes breaking stories, industry trends, feature announcements and product changes at popular platforms used by search marketers to reach consumers online.”

These are the same folks who produce the Search Marketing Expo conference series — which like SEL’s site, offers the opportunity to learn from thought leaders and expert practitioners.

logo for Search Engine Journal websiteSearch Engine Journal uses a community-based approach to search marketing content. Most of its contributors are bona fide experts; either in-house or independent Internet marketers.

The site spotlights news, trends, strategies and personalities in the search and content marketing industry. Topics include SEO, paid search, content marketing, social media, and there are special focus sections for entrepreneurs and WordPress users.

Logo for SEO Book SEO Book is best known for its SEO training program that comes with a bevy of tools, videos and a members forum.

That’s the premium stuff, but there’s also a blog with business and marketing tips, search analysis and commentary “on the evolution of the web from an algorithmic, publishing & business model perspective.”

The SEO Bookers truly practice that they preach. As they tell it: “We publish numerous sites which have dominant positions in some of the most competitive online verticals. Like millions of other web users, you have probably already visited some of our other websites without realizing who owned it.”

Logo for SEO Theory

If you want to learn about the dynamics of the systems and processes that SEO entails, then SEO Theory is the site for you.

Come here for insights into the theories and principles behind SEO, as well as weekly tips, plus a glossary to keep you up to speed on SEO terms and concepts, both common and esoteric. The site also has a YouTube channel.

Content for SEO Theory is primarily provided by Michael Martinez, who is an SEO theorist and a Tolkien scholar. He’s been into SEO since 1998, so you’re dealing with a journeyman professional in the world of search.

Your two cents

What do you think of these five websites. Are there other resources for SEO info that you recommend? Comments welcome.

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About the Author: Deni Kasrel is seasoned (slightly spicy) specialist in digital/online communications. .

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