The Definitive Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Handbook

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Guide

If you’re a newbie or someone who wants to learn Search Engine Optimization (SEO) then searching through a plethora of options on the Web is a task by itself. SEO is changing daily and you probably don’t know where to start, what to follow, and what to ignore, right?

I started writing this blog post as a link building resource blog post and then decided to cover (almost) all the aspects of SEO linking to some of the best resources available. If I have missed any interesting resource or an aspect of SEO then feel free to comment below and I’ll add it to the list.

I have made sure that only the best articles remain in this list that are comprehensive and simple to understand. I’ll focus on the following aspects of Search Engine Optimization:


  • Keyword Research
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Content Creation
  • Website Architecture
  • On-Page SEO
  • Link Building (Off-Page SEO)
  • Social Media
  • Web Analytics

What You Need To Know Before You Start

Before you start you have to make sure that you understand some basics of Search Engine Optimization like the popular SEO terms, SEO guidelines, etc. The following resources will help you to kick-start your SEO campaign from nowhere.

On-Page SEO

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is basically classified as On-Page SEO and Off-Page SEO. On Page SEO refers to almost everything we do to our website to make it more search engine and user friendly.

Off-Page SEO (Link Building)

Off Page SEO is all about link building and everything else that takes place outside your website so as to improve the ranking of your website.

Social Media

Website Architecture

Website architecture is all about Pagination (dividing content into discrete pages), Improving Bounce Rate & Site Speed, Managing Duplicate Content & Redirects, Web Analytics & Conversion Optimization etc.

Even More SEO Articles

The title says everything! Here are some miscellaneous topics that you should read to get deeper insights about SEO.

If you want to know all about SEO, you obviously cannot skip the basics and then the types of SEO, the latest trends and of course the blunders you may make or how SEO companies can fool you. The links below are going to give you in-depth knowledge of all this and much more.

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Blogs

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Blogs

If you’re an internet marketer or an SEO then you must be up-to-date with the latest industry news.

Now subscribe to the following blogs and stay up-to-date with tips, strategies, and latest news.

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Discussions

If you have questions about SEO or would like to help others to show your skills then join the following discussion forums.


Now you’ve got almost all the SEO resources you need. But the next step should be to apply everything you have learned. I’m pretty much sure that once you’ve gone through all the above resources you will find tons of tips and tricks that you will want to put into practice.

Happy SEO-ing!

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  • Hudson Hornick

    No comments? I can’t believe it. This is definitely a handy and comprehensive resource – bookmarked!
    I would, however, love to see some real-world feedback on how requesting to guest blog has gone for other people.

    Keep up the good work.


  • Mahesh Mohan


    Thanks for that! I’ve no idea about how I missed this comment. :)

    Regarding guest blogging, I think this post should answer you.

  • fahrizal

    that’s great…but for the beginner like me,very difficult to take my website to placed top google result…

    • Mahesh Mohan

      Patience. :)

  • Husnain Abbas

    Hey, Mahesh thanks for sharing this great piece of content with us.