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8 Tutorials for SEO Beginners

Search engine optimization is the process of improving the visibility of a website to search engines. While that is a simple idea, putting SEO concepts to work can seem daunting to a beginner. Luckily there are a number of SEO tutorials to get started.

Here is a list of SEO tutorials for beginners. There are comprehensive guides, as well as shorter quick-start tutorials. There are SEO overviews, SEO blog tutorials, a SEO video tutorial, and a SEO case study tutorial. All of the tutorials are free.

SEOmoz

“The Beginner’s Guide to SEO” from SEO management platform SEOmoz is an in depth tutorial on how search engines work. It covers the fundamental strategies that make websites search engine friendly. Topics include how people interact with search engines, keyword research, myths and misconceptions about search engines, and measuring and tracking success. Access the tutorial online for free, or download the guide by joining SEOmoz PRO for $99/month.

Google

“Search Engine Optimization Starter Guide” is a best-practices guide PDF download available on Google’s Webmaster Tools page. The document began as an effort to help teams within Google. It outlines how to make it easier for search engines to crawl, index and understand site content.

Knight Digital Media Center

“Search Engine Optimization — Basics” is a tutorial from the Knight Digital Media Center, housed jointly at the Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism and the University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication. The tutorial features sections such as keywords, site structure and navigation, optimizing images for SEO, additional training, and related links.

Search Engine Guide

“SEO 101” is a tutorial by Search Engine Guide, an online magazine for small business SEO. The guide is a fifteen-part series on the essentials of SEO. The series covers SEO basics, title tags, meta description and keyword tags, site architecture, keywords, SEO copywriting, linking, and more.

SEO Book

“The Blogger’s Guide to SEO” from SEO Book is a tutorial on SEO for blog sites. It explains why blog SEO is different from SEO for other websites. It also features sections on keyword research, optimizing site structure, web analytics, and lists additional links to learn more about SEO.

Distilled

“Beginners Guide: Doing a Site Audit Using Google Webmaster Tools” is a tutorial by SEO agency Distilled. The tutorial focuses on using the free tools that Google provides as a starting point for a comprehensive SEO site audit.

Yoast

“The Definitive Guide To Higher Rankings For Your Blog” from Yoast is a comprehensive WordPress SEO guide. The content is also presented in video presentation.

Practical eCommerce

“SEO Case Study” is a Practical Commerce series from Contributing Editor Jill Kocher — an SEO professional — on the SEO struggles of The Motor Bookstore, a retailer of automotive manuals. Kocher writes frequent articles for Practical eCommerce and Ecommerce Developer — our companion publication — on SEO topics that help merchants and web developers, respectively.

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Comments ( 15 )

  1. Jason December 26, 2011 Reply

    All good sites for seo I myself like seo book a lot it has a lot of great information for people new on the internet marketing scene.

  2. sekharsaha December 12, 2012 Reply

    Hi Good list indeed. You cal also consider techshu.com/docs to include in the above list. This will provide lot of guide to the seo professional.

    Thanks.

  3. Nilesh Shah May 3, 2013 Reply

    Excellent information ! I never seen before this type of list.Mostly seo book and seo moz both are very good site contain very good information regarding seo.

  4. jhonislam123 June 4, 2013 Reply

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  5. aktiwwari July 9, 2013 Reply

    hello…….
    this is very usefule…site for seo..

  6. Pasir Berbisik September 2, 2013 Reply

    wow….. i like seo book

  7. SMNadim October 9, 2013 Reply

    very useful pointers to great tutorials.
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  8. Faiz November 25, 2013 Reply

    Very Useful Info. Excellent Job. Thanks

  9. sourav dutta December 23, 2013 Reply

    This is an excellent site for the beginner. looking for the new ticks………..keep it up

  10. Arfan Hossain December 25, 2013 Reply

    Really i should try to use your tips to promote my site in white hat seo method …..thank go ahead with your creative idea on seo field ….waiting for your next tutorials ..

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  11. Muhammad Umair January 27, 2014 Reply

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  12. Shayek Ahamed March 3, 2014 Reply

    Your tips are very helpful. Thanks for sharing with us. I will try these book.

  13. Nikola March 25, 2014 Reply
  14. Dream Worth April 1, 2014 Reply

    This article very helpful and provide the keyword research information for any industry keyword…

    I would like to add the wordtracker.com and dreamworth.in which provide the keyword density for your keyword.

  15. dakshraj May 18, 2014 Reply

    Great!!!

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