How to become a SEO expert?

How to become a SEO expert?

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by dezfutak, Dec 25, 2014.

  1. dezfutak

    dezfutak New Member

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    Hi guys,

    I am currently a Newbie when it comes to SEO but I really wish to be a top SEO expert and make my keywords rank top on Google and all the other Search Engines bringing huge traffic to my websites.
    What are the necessary steps I should take to gain good knowledge and experience in becoming an SEO expert?

    Please let have your thoughts.
     
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  2. sam.hunt0710

    sam.hunt0710 Moderator

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    If you want to be expert in SEO , you must be having good knowledge of latest updates done by Google .

    Read Various blogs related to SEO , Try as many tools you can get from Google.

    MOZTool , Ahref , etc .
     
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    elcidofaguy Active Member

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    The best way to get started with learning SEO is to roll up your sleeves and learn how to analyze a website with a mammoth SEO audit implemented manually which covers on-page and off-page factors... You should aim for around 50-100 pages of jammed packed analysis and recommendations i.e. which covers:

    - On page factors i.e. headings, url, keywords, meta descriptions, titles, image alt text, dup content and canonicalization etc
    - Authority analysis e.g. Outbound links, internal links/silos, inbound links (backlinks), backlink profile analysis, trust factors,3rd party metrics
    - Website Accessibility e.g. robots directive (meta/tags), http status codes, site maps, site architecture, navigation, performance etc...
    - Search indexing analysis, search response, search rankings, indications of penalties, brand awareness etc
    - competition analysis, social engagement ....

    That's just the tip of the iceberg.... Obviously there's a lot of great resources online. A good place to start is this detailed MOZ article on the subject.

    Best of Luck!

    Sid
     
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    tutughosh New Member

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    Use Different Methods to Rank your Site.. Don't follow ant particular Methods. That's Saturate quickly.. Find out what type of Links and what methods works better.. That's the Best way to be a SEO Expert..

    For Different Linking Techniques Just Google it and you will find a Bunch of Basic Guide.. List of Sites where you you can place your Links.
     
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    Rahul Sharma Member

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    An SEO expert plays a vital role in helping companies build their businesses and attract new customers through web traffic. Learn the fundamentals of SEO, and discover how to analyze and optimize your site, and create an effective strategy for your SEO efforts.
    Learn the fundamental principles of search engine optimization.
    Practice technical, content, and offsite optimization.
    Know how to assess and analyze site SEO.
     
  6. Dean

    Dean Active Member

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    Well many people think that they are SEO experts but they really aren't so you will want to make sure that you don't fall into that category.

    I would say that the best place to start is to read as much about it on the top SEO sites around the web. Try to read the newer stuff because SEO and it's many different methods and techniques change often.

    What was good at one time might not be good anymore and you always want to know the latest relevant information so that you don't harm your site by using old things.

    Take lots of notes and if you have any questions then ask and get your answers. A great place to start learning SEO and getting answers to any questions that you have is right here on IMS in this category.

    Cheers, Dean.
     
  7. ProfMike

    ProfMike Active Member

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    Becoming an SEO expert, now that will be a never ending learning experience.

    I have run into many people over the course of my web development career that have professed to be SEO experts. None of them were, and much of that was not entirely their fault. The hardest thing to grasp about SEO is that it is constantly evolving. SEO is a living entity. It is designed that way on purpose.

    If it did not constantly evolve too many hackers would find ways around it and circumvent the system to their advantage. The fact that it is constantly changing keeps all of us on our toes. We are constantly looking at new ways to use the changes to the advantage of our customers to give them an upper hand on their competition. Of course the competition is doing the same, or at least the better ones.

    So honestly becoming an expert may be an un-achievable goal. You can become very good, but unless you are willing to spend the time to evolve with the changes it would be very difficult to master SEO. And after all an expert has mastered his subject matter.

    I would shoot to become very proficient at SEO. Know the things to look for in on page and off page SEO. Follow the structural integrity rules of web design, know the design and development specifications for a good web site, and read.... constantly read to keep up with what is changing.

    Then you will become very good at SEO and probably exceed most of the people out there professing to be experts.

    I consider myself marginally good at SEO, I understand the site structure and site design aspects of it, but find it very difficult to keep up with all the changes that occur with the actual search engines.
     
  8. Nekurokaze

    Nekurokaze New Member

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    I'm not an expert, yet... but personally I think it will require lots of time working on SEO for experience. My team leader told me that when he and his first team work on a new domain, it took them 3-4 years to push that one to top 5 in google search, so I supposed the time required for a newbie to become an expert also equal that much years, probably even more than 3-4 years.
     
  9. Ben

    Ben Member

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    Well I am about as far from being an expert as someone can be given the fact that I have had many websites over the years. I can tell you that reading on the subject can really help. That's what I have been doing the last few weeks and I have learned many different things that I didn't know before.
     
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    There are many on page & off page activities. You try to learn both activities, which will help to enhance your seo knowledge.
     
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    I think you should be a good learner and analyser.
     
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    That is a good point and I agree with you on this. I think that you also have to like to do research and see what things are working and what things are not also.
     
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    Anna Richart New Member

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    To become a good SEOer , you must have a good understanding of the latest updates done by Google and SEO tools.
     
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    Maria Marketing Active Member

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    Well I don't know if you can become an expert at seo by just reading but that is what I have been doing for many months and have learned many different things about seo. Reading will sure help though.
     
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    ulterios Global Mod

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    If you are wanting to become an SEO expert then this is going to take a lot of time and it will always be an ongoing effort since many different aspects of SEO are constantly changing.

    In my opinion, the best thing to do is to do as much reading, researching and testing as you can on all aspects of SEO. If you can find some recent and high quality courses on the subject then they might be able to get you going in the right direction with the basics.

    Try to find as many valuable information resources as you can and just read, study and test. It's going to be a hard task if you don't know the basics, so that is where your research should start. Then just always be in a constant state of learning and keep up-to-date with the latest SEO news, information and updates. ;)
     
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    I have been trying to learn more and more about seo and I have still only learned a little bit in all the time I have been looking, researching , studying and reading. I would say that it would take a lot of time and dedication.
     
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    I have learned alot of stuff from Brian Dean's website http://backlinko.com/google-ranking-factors here is just one article, which details alot of SEO ranking factors onpage.

    This is just one resource, but it is an example of the info out there. There are a few other similar resources as well. Internet marketing forums are also a place to learn.
     
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    You just have to read all about it. You can search google for seo news or blogs and there are many available. This is what I have been doing to learn about seo. I am not an expert but by reading from many seo blogs and websites I have learned many things about seo.
     
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    My answer is "Be in Online" - Try to understand the search engine algorithms and its updates. Practice SEO so that you understand the techniques behind SEO, then you become an expert.
    SEO is a non-stopping process hence you must have the thirst to learn new things.
     
  20. Sudipta Sen

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    I have been trying to learn more and more about seo and I have still only learned a little bit in all the time I have been looking, researching , studying and reading. Try to find as many valuable information resources as you can and just read, study and test.