Steps on How to Learn SEO (Search Engine Optimization)

Let’s make it simple. 

I’m a fan of SEO focus blogs.  I like how some of them explain what I need to know more about Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Social Media Marketing (SMM), Search Engine Marketing (SEM) and all other Digital Marketing fields.

But if you’re a beginner or just starting to learn more about this industry, you will find all these blogs difficult to comprehend especially if you don’t know where and how to look.


Weeding Out the Crap

I’d been in your place years ago, when I was starting out. It’s really hard to focus on one particular subject because of the hundreds of free information in the net regarding this field of interest.

The trick is finding the best application or software to weed the crap and retain the best ones in your reading list. Yes, I said “reading list” because we need to learn continuously in order to cope up with the influx of changes that the digital world is offering.

One app to consider is Feedly where you can search and organize the blogs you want to follow. This web app has a very clean design and have simple and powerful features including the power of changing the kind of view you want to attain. You may also like their Android and iOS app which renders fast and great UX experience.

Check out the other Web Reader alternatives on this list:


Learn the Basic SEO Terms

Before I give you the best blogs to read about SEO, you need to learn the basic SEO terms that will help you in your online learning. Kind of awkward to read the blogs I will provide if you don’t know the common language that SEO’s tend to give out on their articles.

Here’s a list of the basic SEO terms you need to familiarize.


Finding What Blogs To Read

There are a number of great blogs that caters to the SEO industry for both advance and beginner SEOs.


List of the Best Beginner’s Guides to SEO

Well, I’m not an expert. Like you I’m still a student, a continual one. So I’m giving you the best list of SEO guides in the web. My advice is to stick to one guide and if you already have the basic understanding on how search engines and how SEO works you can check out the other guides as well to get more tips or probably some tricks you haven’t found out on your base guide. Of course, I would also like to write a comprehensive guide soon as we go on learning in this site.

The Beginner’s Guide to SEO by

Search Engine Land’s Guide to SEO

SEO: A Comprehensive Guide for Beginners by KissMetrics

Search Engine Optimization Starter Guide by Google (PDF)

The Complete Beginner’s Guide to SEO by Buffer

7 Minute SEO Guide by Marketing Pilgrim

SEO 101: Everything You Need to Know About SEO by Search Engine Guide

The Blogger’s Guide to SEO by SEOBook


SEO Books to Read

If you are like me, who also wants to extend learning through the traditional way then this list is right for you.