How to learn SEO?

How to learn SEO?

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by animeshe14, Jul 6, 2015.

  1. animeshe14

    animeshe14 Member

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    Well, being a Freelancer specializing in admin. jobs ( Data Entry, appointment setting, research etc.) it is a total must to improve ones skill to provide the best service and experience to my clients.
    SEO is a term that I often see as being a main requirements of the jobs that I am applying for. But the problem is I don't know how to do this. This is a very alien concept for me and I want help on how to better understand and learn SEO.

    Please share your inputs on this topic.

    Thank you
     
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  2. sam.hunt0710

    sam.hunt0710 Moderator

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    SEO is a big topic to learn , understand and implement and above all you need to be updated everyday regarding the latest updates or any other happening going on in the SEO world.

    Search for any good blog , guide or pdf with good reviews try to learn from there.

    On-Page Seo.
    Off-Page Seo.

    Can be done in 3 ways

    White Hat method ( Following guidelines )
    Black Hat method ( Manipulating guidelines )
    Grey Hat method ( Combination of the 2 )
     
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  3. Hostlumina

    Hostlumina Active Member

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    Many are on the same boat. I was one of them many many years years ago.

    A good stepping stone is reading google docs. I have referred a few to them locally and it answered most of their questions reading trough and even applying some of the stuff to their own website that they did not know about (i.e. picture descriptions)

    Good read to start to understand:
    https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/35291?hl=en

    Also, on the right hand there is a link to steps to a friendly google site.
    https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/40349?hl=en

    Remember it is about user experience that google looks for. Follow the guidelines and avoid methods that will either make your work go to zero and create more work whenever there is an update. That's my personal opinion.
     
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    PTTed Active Member

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    Most of the people who claim to know SEO don't actually know it very well or else they know one aspect of it or else they think they know it well without actually knowing it well. lol....that sentence looks confusing.

    If you read about SEO on forums you will hear things like "you need to get people to share your pages on social media and those social media links will help you rank better". Advice like that is misguided and often times dead wrong or at minimum a complete waste of time.

    The best way to learn SEO in my opinion is by applied learning through experimentation. Launch a free blog at a Web 2.0 site like Wordpress or Tumblr. Use that free website as a way to experiment with the things you are reading about when it comes to SEO. If you do that, then you will really learn. If you just read what other people are telling you, then you will end up believing things that simply aren't true. You won't get a real feel for what really matters until you have some experience doing it.

    I could tell you that SEO is about creating superior quality content that people really like. I could say that you need to get links to your website and web pages from other trusted websites with lots of link juice. I could say you need to include your keywords in the page title and on the page. I could say you need to ......etc....

    Even if you believed everything I told you, there would still be a gap in your understanding about what things matter more than others. You only really learn SEO through personal experimentation over a long period of time.
     
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    Julio Marquez New Member

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    seo, is little bit complicated task even for seo leaders because is not a flexible thing which you can done and finish.As long as search engines make different updates a long the way, you have to be into the game also which need you make more efforts figure out new ways to stay withing the game players.
     
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    tk_hassan New Member

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    You can watch videos on youtube and consult google's guide for SEO.
     
  8. Hrishi Vardhan

    Hrishi Vardhan New Member

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    Read following content from Internet:
    Google webmaster guidelines
    Moz SEO guidelines
    Search Engine Land blog
    Search engine watch blog

    There are lots of online marketing blogs and videos out there that it is difficult to decide from where to begin. The good thing about learning SEO is that there is a lot of information out there. I can suggest you some online tutorial that will help you to learn SEO

    Webmaster Sun’s Guide to SEO

    This guide is also known as WebmasterSun.com. Every beginners should start learning SEO from this tutorial. You must read their tutorial on how search engines work to how to track your website’s success.

    Search Engine Land

    This is the most popular blog around covers all SEO news and algorithm updates of major search engines like Google and bing.

    Search Engine Watch

    This is also one of the main blogs out there on the web for SEO.

    Google's Official Blog

    You should read this blog for latest news from Google and webmaster guidelines to follow.
     
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  9. Smith-K

    Smith-K Member

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    Search engine optimization is a term for a collection of different techniques based around the improvement of a website in order to benefit it in search engine listings for specific keywords that are set out beforehand to be targeted in particular. SEO has its own market that has grown over the past few years as webmasters have started to realize the full potential that search engines have to offer when it comes to receiving large numbers of visitors.
     
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    Dicumoseeng New Member

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    You can find free online courses for that.

    It's not fixed, so you'll need to continue learning because everyday there is something new
     
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    dedica New Member

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    SEO blogs I read, I read books and watched tutorials
     
  12. bijutoha

    bijutoha New Member

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    First, This is for you.. https://moz.com/learn/seo
    Second .. Some questions will show you a proper path about SEO. These are..

    1. How search engine works.?
    2. How to research keywords?
    3. How to make search engine friendly website?
    4. How to make content and do optimization?
    5. How to build links?
    6. How to analyse website performance and make report ?
    7. How to get algorithm updates and what to do?

    I hope you'll get all the answers there in Google .
     
  13. ulterios

    ulterios Well-Known Member

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    In my opinion, the best way to start learning about SEO is to first do a lot of reading on the subject. Read as much as you can from quality sources. The MOZ blog has lots of interesting articles as well as some guides on their site that can help as @bijutoha stated above.

    Do some searches on Google or your preferred search engine and start reading. Try to look for information that is more current and not years old as SEO techniques and practices change over time. Sometimes they change drastically and others just slightly. Staying up and reading all you can on the subject can really help you learn.

    If you have questions and can't find the answer in a web search then post a new thread here if we haven't posted the needed information before and I am sure that someone will be happy to help provide some info.

    Good luck.
     
  14. Ana

    Ana Member

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    I am new and trying to learn a little about seo and this link has much good information. I read some on other websites but there is much I do not understand yet. Thank you for this help.
     
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    Kb24 New Member

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    Like people have said here SEO is a big subject to master.. not only that you have to figure out keyword competitions as well. I would look for a mentor that teaches SEO. Once you understand it its not that hard. You also have to deal with googles algorithm changes too..

    hope this helps..
     
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    Dean Well-Known Member

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    One of the best ways to learn SEO is to just read as much about it from sites that are known to be either an authority on the subject, or have a great reputation for providing quality SEO information and articles.

    Just make sure to read current things because SEO methods are always changing due in part to search engine algorithm and guideline changes. Current information on SEO is always best!

    Cheers, Dean
     
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    Ana Member

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    How can we tell which websites are an authority and have a great reputation? This is something I want to learn more about but there is so many websites with this information and I can not tell which ones are giving good information.
     
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    Maria Marketing Active Member

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    I think the best way to learn SEO is to just go and do alot of reading around the internet. That is what I have been doing a lot lately and have learned many different things. Just go and read all you can and you should catch on to many aspects of it. :)
     
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    ulterios Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I also think this is the best way to learn much of SEO techniques and methods. Read a lot of the top SEO blogs or articles from the tops SEO related sites and you can learn a lot about SEO and it's current best practices.

    SEO changes over time so you can't rely on older information as well. Always try to read current articles and posts. Some of the older stuff still is relevant and works but sometimes it's hard to know what it current and what id not. So, reading a lot will help to sort out what still works and what does not.

    Good luck with your SEO reading and research Maria! ;)
     
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    Maria Marketing Active Member

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    I have been reading a lot about many things related to blogging and marketing because I want to learn as much as I can to help my future blog or blogs be a success faster. Whilst I know it can take time to have a successful blog I just want to learn how to do anything to help speed up my learning curve to help achieve success for my blog faster.

    Learning and reading about seo is a big part of that based on what some members here have told me and what I have read online. I even read about many different aspects of blogging and seo even when I only have a few minutes. Every little bit helps. :)