Having several useful SEO Resources I can check on a daily or weekly basis form an important part of my ongoing development to learn more about determining ranking factors and achieving high traffic and results. The following is not an attempt at a concise guide to the world of SEO but more a good set of starting points and information sources to help in your learning and understanding of search engine algorithms and how to ensure your website and business stands the best chance against the competition.
SEOMoz is a search engine optimization consultancy based in Seattle. They provide both free and premium tools and articles to help webmasters learn more about SEO and stay up to date on changes in this fast paced environment. Their large team of experienced professionals work hard to serve both their clients, appear and internet marketing seminars and to develop the tools to help you and I succeed without having to pay thousands in consultancy fees via their unique tool set and knowledge base. Visit SEOMoz for start making the most of this powerful resource.
SEOBook is another very big resource for worthy news and information. They also have an SEO jargon glossary which can be helpful to keep to hand when reading articles. I really enjoy their video tutorials, they offer some free tools, articles and a training course that are definitely worth checking out. Find out more at SEOBook.
Matt Cutts is in charge of Web Spam at Google and has just past the decade milestone with the company. He is well known around the internet as a leading source of information on SEO, Web Spam and other related subjects. I only recently noticed that he has shaved his head, I think the Shaolin Monk Look is a pretty cool style for an IT professional. You can visit his blog at Matt Cutts.
Webmaster Tutorials on YouTube
This is related to the previous entry as the Google Webmaster Video Tutorials are delivered by Matt Cutts himself. Some very useful resources for Webmasters and the format is Matt taking questions from webmasters that write in. You can begin watching the videos at Google Webmaster Video Tutorials.
There are also some other individual SEO professional blogs that I regularly follow. The two most notable are…
SEOWizz is a valuable SEO Resource I have been reading for some time now and is run by Tim Grice an SEO Professional based in Yorkshire, England. The website features fairly regularly updated articles and is never the same old rehashed information. You can visit the website at SEOWizz.Net.
GreyWolf aka Michael Gray
Michael Gray has a fantastic SEO blog and covers Search engine optimisation as well as some other interesting subjects that are complementary to the industry. I regularly find myself reading article after article and I would recommend you do the same. Visit Wolf-Howl.
In conclusion although this is a very complex discipline these are some useful starting points for learning more and some I have been using for some time now to keep up to date. Feel free to submit any other recommendations for our review or your opinions on the above.