My clients and students are often starting from scratch on SEO and would like to learn more about it, usually the basics. I find myself recommending these online SEO resources frequently. This blog post is for anybody who’d like to learn more about SEO. Here are some of my favorite Search Engine Optimization resources: [updated 1/31/2011, 2/21/2011, 3/14/2011]

Google’s Webmaster SEO Starter Guide

DIY Part 1: Beginner WordPress SEO: How to Optimize Your Blog Posts

DIY Part 2: Beginner WordPress SEO: 9 Ways to Optimize Blogs for Search Engines

Another from DIY: A Beginner’s Guide to Optimizing WordPress Websites (w/ simple guide to optimizing WordPress websites)

Hubspot’s 9 SEO Insights You Must Follow

25 tips to skyrocket your search engine rankings


Zdnet SEO Overview (w/ Google Video about SEO basics):


Bruce Clay: See BruceClay_SEO_web_rank.pdf and check the site for other documentation.

Bloofusion See seo-for-ecommerce-sites.pdf, web-design-and-seo.pdf,  seo-web-2-0.pdf and check their site for other documentation.

SDForum Marketing SIG:

Outspoken Media:

Scott Design:

Alameda SBDC Resources:

SEO Mistakes That Just Make You Look Dumb (Outspoken Media):

Not Getting Enough Traffic? Here’s Why… (DIYthemes):

The Dirty Little Secrets of Search (New York Times, 2/12/11), what NOT to do:

HubSpot’s 4 SEO Tips to Instantly Take Advantage of Google Instant Preview:

Steve Penny, SEO Expert, on Google Places Local Search:

Google Adwords Keyword Research Tool: