Great question, I’m so glad you asked before stumbling upon all those nasty black hat SEO websites. I’m also you glad we were able to connect so I could understand if you were trying to find help or trying to learn SEO. Since you are trying to learn SEO, the first thing you need to do to get seriously involved in SEO is subscribe to news feeds from the trusted SEO portals. Here’s my list of feeds that I try to read (or watch) daily:
* Note: These are links directly to the RSS feeds (except for the YouTube videos)
- Creative Search Strategy Blog
- Google Webmaster Help Videos
- Matt Cutts: Gadgets, Google, and SEO
- SEOmoz Daily SEO Blog
- Search Engine Watch Blog
- eMarketer Articles
- Search Engine Land: News About Search Engines & Search Marketing
- Blue Hat SEO-Advanced SEO Tactics
- Michael Gray – Graywolf’s SEO Blog
- Aaron Wall’s SEO Book.com Blog
- SEO News
Once you’ve done that, you’ll want to create you own “to-do list” of search engine optimization tasks and make sure you know all of them as well as possible. I did my best to solve this problem by creating an SEO Audit Checklist at SEOStandards.org.
If you really want to learn the hard way, read some books. here are a few I highly recommend:
- The Art of SEO, by Eric Enge, Stephan Spencer, Rank Fishkin and Jessie C. Stricchiola
- Search Engine Marketing, Inc., by Mike Moran and Bill Hunt
Finally, practice, practice, practice. Pay an SEO Expert to review your project once you think it’s done. Based on the answers you get, update your checklist.
Thanks for the question!