August 28, 2007

"Great resources for search engine optimization beginners that you probably weren't aware of."

I am constantly getting e-mails about search engine optimization and how someone who doesn't know much about search engines can get more information on optimizing their website.

The benefits of optimizing your website for search engines can be a dramatic increase in traffic, an increase in sales, an increase in reputation, and more. If you're not optimizing your website, you need to start now.

To get you on your way, I would like to share a list of some great resources for search engine optimization beginners that you probably weren't aware of.

The Beginners Guide to SEO by SEOmoz. Rand Fishkin of SEOmoz writes up a great, 9 page starting resource. This is a definite read for both new and veteran SEOs. If you haven't read this, and you're interested in optimization, you better take a lunch break to read it all.

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) by This guide is extremely valuable for anyone getting started with SEO. Not only offering information and advice, but also tools to help you along the way.

SEO Tutorial by Abakus Internet Marketing. A superb tutorial for anyone who is looking to get started in SEO. States a lot of facts about SEO with no fluff or lies.

Search Engine Optimization for Blogs by Copyblogger. Renown blogger Darren Rowse explains his strategies for optimizing a blog, based on experience and with a lot of extremely useful information.

Search Engine Marketing 101 by Pandia. A good starting point for people just starting out on the web and who are looking for a way to optimize their website. If you are not only new to SEO, but new to web design/marketing, this is a great resource for you.

SEO. What is it? Why do you need it? by SEOaware is a very useful article on what SEO is and how you can optimize your website to reap all of the benefits of local search.

Search Engine Forums is a great online community where you can discuss and get help on all things SEO. If you have any further questions, need advice, or would like to share advice, sign up for free today.

If you're not optimizing your websites for search engines, you need to start right now. If you are already optimizing your websites, now would be a good time to review what you've learned by going over the resources I've listed here.

Search engines are growing at a rapid pace. And as the internet grows search will have a more prominent place in the web experience. Making sure your website is at the top of a search list - let alone in a search database - could make the difference between success and failure for your website.