Do you want to learn SEO? Here is a well-researched collection of articles to learn everything about SEO.
You may be wondering why I add a collection of SEO articles to this post instead of writing own article. The answer is SEO is subjective although basic SEO is very clear. What works you might not work for your friend. That’s the nature of SEO. So it isn’t enough just reading a few articles about SEO. You have to read a lot of articles and then do experiments yourself to understand what works.
There is a lot of misleading information about SEO written by beginners. I have not added any of that type of article to this post. All articles here are from top SEO experts/companies like Moz, Ahref, Rand Fishkin, Brian Dean who have proven they know SEO during the last decade.
Help me to improve this guide collection: If you know any excellent SEO article which deserves to be in this article collection, let me know. I will check it and add it.
The Ultimate SEO Guides (A to Z SEO Guides)
Don’t know anything about SEO? Do you have little knowledge about SEO. These articles are for you to learn SEO step by step. Most of following articles are 10,000+ words guides.
Learn SEO: The Ultimate Guide for SEO Beginners (By Maros Kortis at Mangools): There are 9 chapters in this guide. They are SEO basics, search engines, on-page and technical SEO, content & SEO, keyword research, link building, UX & SEO, get certificate & SEO resources.
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Starter Guide: This is the official SEO guideline from Google, so never forget this.
What Is SEO / Search Engine Optimization? (Search Engine Land): This is a good guide for beginners. First, it explained what is SEO even using videos. Then they have linked 9 chapters which explained more about SEO.
The Definitive Guide To SEO In 2019 (Brian Dean at Backlinko): Don’t read this post as your first SEO post because this includes some advanced topics like RankBrain & UX signals, Google’s mobile-first index, optimizing for voice searches, etc. So first learn basic SEO from the above guides and then read this guide.
Keyword Research for SEO (Brian Dean at Backlinko): This is a well-explained guide about Keyword researching. This includes “How to find keywords?”, “How to choose the right keywords”, “How to use keyword research tools” and “Advanced keyword research tips”.
The 9 Best Free Keyword Research Tools for Startups (Neil Patel): Most startups start their journey with limited budgets. They don’t have a thousand dollars to spend on keyword research tools like Ahref, KWFinder. That’s why these 9 free keywords tool worth for them.
133 Experts Reveal Best Tools For Keyword Research in 2019: You need keyword research tools to do keyword research. There are a lot of Keyword tools, how to find the best of them? Check the recommendation of these 133 SEO experts.
On-page SEO (Content Writing, Technical SEO & More)
On-Page SEO: Anatomy of a Perfectly Optimized Page (Brian Dean at Backlinko): If you search “On-page SEO”, this guide is on top of Google and it is shared almost 20,000 times in social media. And there are 400+ comments also. He has discussed 16 on page SEO factors Google love.
On-Page SEO Checklist: How to Fully Optimize Your Posts (Mary Fernandez at Optinmonster): You can find 45 tips to make your post optimized for SEO. This includes installing Google Analytics to using tools like Screaming Frog.
The On-Page SEO Checklist (Gotch SEO): This isn’t a small SEO checklist. This includes 80 points you need to make sure you have done it correctly.
Link Building for SEO (by Brian Dean at Backlinko): Many Brian Dean’s articles are first page on Google for very high competition keywords like Video SEO”, “SEO Techniques”, etc. It is the best signal that he knows SEO. So why don’t you follow his advice about Link Building?
60+ link building techniques checklist (By Maros Kortis at Mangools): Do you know only a few link building techniques? Here are more than 60 link building techniques to build quality links for your site.
11 Smart Off-Page SEO Techniques (by Mustaasam Saleem at Optinmonster): You can find 11 off-page SEO techniques from this article(almost all are related to link building).
The Ultimate Guide to Off-Page SEO (By Neil Patel): Neil Patel said Off-page SEO isn’t just about links. It goes very deeper than that he explained it in this post.
17 Killer Link Building Strategies (by Robbie): Building link isn’t easy now. That’s why you need to follow lot of link building strategies.
The Ultimate Guide To Local SEO: You can learn everything about your local business ranked in maps and in the search engines.
Local SEO: A Simple (But Complete) Guide (Joshua Hardwick at Aherfs): Do you want to rank your business in major search engines like Google, Bing? Do you want to rank your business in main maps like Google Maps, Apple Maps? This guide is for you.
The Definitive Guide to Local SEO (Neil Patel): This is another good article to learn local SEO. This includes two videos also.
E-commerce SEO: The Definitive Guide (Brian Dean at Backlinko): There are 6 chapters in this guide called e-commerce keyword research, e-commerce website architecture, on-page SEO for e-commerce sites, technical SEO for e-commerce, content marketing for e-commerce sites, e-commerce link building.
E-commerce SEO: A Simple (But Complete) Guide (Joshua Hardwick at Ahrefs): This is noob‐friendly step by step guide to e-commerce SEO.
101 E-commerce SEO Tips (Neil Patel): Here are 101 e-commerce SEO tips to rank your e-commerce site on Google.
Other (Interesting & Unique Articles about SEO )
Google Ranking Factors – 273 Facts & Myths (Northcutt): There are many Google ranking factors, and those raking factors have been published by several blogs. But this guide is so special because all the ranking factors they mentioned with the source.
The 7 Biggest SEO Lessons I Learned from a Google Employee (By Neil Patel): Neil Patel knows some of Google employees. Here is what he learned from them.
30+ experts share their SEO tips (not only) for beginners (By Vlado Pavlik at Mangools): SEO Experts like Glen Allsopp, Tim Soulo, Matthew Woodward have shared SEO tips which worked for them.
To date or not to date? How your blog post’s age affects your rankings (By Alli Hill at Mangools): You can find a few case studies which help you to decide whether do you need to display dates on blog posts or not.
29 Awesome SEO Blogs to Follow (By Joshua Hardwick at Ahrefs): This isn’t a subjective SEO blogs list. They ranked SEO blogs with data they have.
Ranking a new website in 3 months (By Dipendra at Stream-SEO): It isn’t easy to rank new websites in Google now. However, Dipendra has ranked his site on Google within 3 months and he has explained how he has done it.
SEO Case Study: How To 14x Search Traffic In 8x months (By Matthew Woodward): If you want to increase your traffic 14x without any external link building this is the post you need to read.