There’s a ton of information out there about SEO (Search Engine Optimization) techniques, tips and tricks. So how do you find the ones that really work? We give you some websites that have thorough, clearly explained, and innovative SEO methods.
1. Virante Orange Juice
Virante Orange Juice is Virante Inc’s blog and provides information on everything from link building to Google Authorship tutorials. I found this blog via Mark Traphagen, an expert on social media consulting and marketing, inbound and internet marketing, Google+ and more. As a company, Virante has been in the web marketing industry since the late 1900’s. It has even been tapped by the Wall Street Journal to “provide web marketing expertise to its readership.”
2. KISSmetrics Blog
The KISSmetrics blog is “a blog about analytics, marketing and testing.” It provides great content on topics ranging from how to increase email subscribership to increasing traffic with StumbleUpon. KISSmetrics was founded by Neil Patel, a digital marketing and analytics expert.
3. Quick Sprout Blog
Another Neil Patel site, the Quick Sprout blog features information including a marketer’s guide to blogging, content marketing lessons, and tips for creating content that gets read and shared. Neil knows his stuff, and even told Forbes “I was born with the gift to drive traffic to websites.” It’s completely true, so check out his posts to learn how he does it.
Backlinko is a site founded by Brian Dean that focuses on SEO training and link building strategies. Brian has some of the most innovative, off-the-wall ideas when it comes to SEO. Just check out his article “21 SEO Techniques You Can Use Today to Get More Search Engine Traffic.” In fact, Mr. Neil Patel even said, “When it comes to link building, Brian Dean is the best in the business.” This site is the place to go to learn new ways to find keywords and link build.
5. The Moz Blog
The Moz Blog is the content leg of Moz, an SEO consulting company. There are many authors that contribute, including Mark Traphagen, Brian Carter and Rob Toledo. Topics range from Facebook ads and Google Analytics to social engagement metrics and Nofollow links. Moz also has a community where you can attend webinars, ask questions and sign up for conventions.
6. Search Engine Land
Search Engine Land is a great place to find all SEO-related news. Learn about algorithm changes and webmaster guideline updates as they happen. For example, did you know that Bing’s new guidelines ding content for keyword stuffing? You can also learn tips straight from the horse’s mouth, like Google’s Matt Cutts.
7. Simply Measured Blog
Simply Measured is a “fast-growing team of data geeks dedicated to making the world of analytics and reporting a better, more beautiful place.” Check out their blog for articles about repetitive content, Facebook engagement, tweeting and conducting social media contests.
Do you have any must-visit websites you go to for your SEO? Please share them with us!