The Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Handbook — 201+ Resources, Tips, Guides & Tools

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is evolving. And the good thing is… you no longer need a ton of backlinks to rank higher on search engines. In fact, all the Google algorithmic updates that happened over the past several years were to filter out low-quality websites.

For instance, there was an algorithmic update to penalize content farms and websites that were engaged in spamming. And there was another update to penalize web pages with slow loading speed or one with lot of ads.

Here is a comprehensive list of SEO resources that I have collected over the past several years. I have made sure that only the best resources that are comprehensive and simple to understand remain in this list. And to make it easier to consume I have organized all the resources into the following categories and sub-categories. [Read more…]

12 Blog Marketing Resources To Promote Your Blog (Plus 21 Quick Tips To Increase Traffic)

Blog

My blogging strategy is pretty simple. When I publish a blog post I just ask myself whether it solves some or any problem, or is it literally “just another blog post” on the blogosphere.

And I try to make sure that each blog post of mine targets different audience (by focusing on different long tail keywords). That’s why I do not have multiple blog posts covering the same topic over and over.

Read: Why 365 Blog Posts (Or Less) Is All You Need To Become A Great Blogger

Also, I rarely do content promotion or link building because as an “on-page guy” I spend most of my blogging time over on-page stuff. For me, blog marketing is all about publishing and attracting organic visits — yes, I love organic traffic. :)

That said, today, content promotion is as important as content creation. If it was all about content creation back in 2000’s then today it’s like — 90% promotion and only 10% creation.

I have already written about different aspects of blogging over the past several years but I haven’t written much about blog promotion or traffic generation strategies. It’s simply because I don’t have a blog promotion strategy, yet.

Today I want to share some of the best blog marketing resources that I think is good for beginners as well as experienced bloggers.

If you have started a new blog recently and is wondering how to promote your blog then the following resources should help you.

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The Definitive Guide To Writing A Perfectly Optimized Blog Post

Writing is my Hobby

First Published: March 18, 2014; Last Updated: February 3, 2015

Over the past several months I have collected a ton of good resources about how to write a perfect blog post. And I thought it’s better to do a mashup than simply rewriting/reposting what’s already said in the blogosphere.

So, I will be focusing on writing a blog post that’s well optimized and that attracts search engine and social media love.

As you probably know, there are a lot of bloggers who write really awesome content but the problem is their blog posts are not so optimized. The reason could be they don’t care about SEO much or they are not so tech-savvy so they don’t know how to optimize their blog posts.

Hence I believe that this blog post will also help the not so tech-savvy bloggers (food blogs, personal blogs) so that they can optimize their existing and future blog posts to skyrocket the traffic.

Don’t Miss: 15 Blogging Tips To Supercharge Your Next Blog Post

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Over 101 SEO Tools (Free & Premium) You’ll Ever Need

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Search Engine Optimization (SEO), as you probably know, is the process of improving the visibility of your website in search engine results pages (SERPs).

But do remember…

Your goal should really be to make a fantastic website that people love and tell their friends about and link to and want to experience. As a result, your website starts to become stronger and stronger in the rankings. — Matt Cutts (@mattcutts)

If you’re a SEO professional then you would already know that SEO Tools change rapidly and there’s always one after the other. In fact, I have done several SEO Tools posts that is related to the different aspects of SEO.

And you know what… a good percentage of those blog posts are worthless today. Because most of the tools that I have mentioned on those blog posts are either obsolete or we don’t need it today. [Read more…]

Over 101 Internet Marketing Tools (Free & Premium) You’ll Ever Need

Internet Marketing

If you’re an internet marketer, or a blogger,  I’m pretty sure that you can’t live without “Tools”. When I recently published 101 Content Marketing Tools and 101 Social Media Tools I didn’t include Marketing Tools with them as I wanted to publish ‘SEO Tools and Marketing Tools’ as another blog post.

However,  a new realization dawned upon me that I’ve collected more than enough marketing tools that would fit into a single post. Yeah, this post is exclusively dedicated to “Marketing Tools” alone, and “SEO Tools” will follow later this week.

Here’s a comprehensive list of some of the best internet marketing tools to streamline your online marketing campaigns, and make it a lot more effective. It’s all perfectly categorized and sub-categorized. So, you don’t have to. [Read more…]

Over 30 Google Chrome SEO Extensions For Bloggers & Marketers

Google Chrome

As you probably know there are tons of SEO extensions available on the Chrome Web Store. Though they have categorized all the extensions it’s somewhat difficult to identify the best among them. Another problem is… most people don’t know what they want. That’s why I created a comprehensive list of Chrome productivity extensions for bloggers and have also featured all the extensions that I’m using.

Today I’m going to focus only on SEO plugins and I have sorted over 30 plugins that you can try as an SEO. I’m not including any of the non-SEO extensions as they’re already covered.

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Google Webmaster & SEO Guidelines: Everything (Almost) You Need To Know

Webmaster Resources

Image Credit: Sean MacEntee

Google recommends best practices and guidelines to webmasters in their support center and have also crafted an SEO Starter Guide. So, I’m going to explore Google’s Webmaster Guidelines and Search Engine Optimization (SEO) starter guide for you.

Note: If you’re displaying Google AdSense ads on your website then I also suggest you to check out their AdSense Program Policies. AdSense publishers are required to adhere to the Google Webmaster Guidelines as well.

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The Link Building Handbook – 75+ Resources, Tips, Strategies & Tools

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Link building is the process of building inbound links (also known as incoming links or backlinks) to your website. And post Google Panda and Penguin Updates it’s all about increasing the quality and not the quantity of backlinks.

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Link Building Strategies are changing after every Google Algorithmic updates. For instance, post Google Penguin, SEOs were focusing on Guest Blogging and then Google’s Matt Cutts wrote on his personal blog that Guest Blogging is done.

I published a blog post about the various link building strategies after the first Google Penguin update. But as Google began to push more algorithmic updates everything SEO began to change and now it’s all about user experience. So the new definition of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) could be User Experience Optimization (UXO).

Read: The Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Handbook | Minterest

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