SEO: Where can I get reliable information about building my website presence and reputation?


Every web site owner wants more traffic. There's an overwhelming amount of information out there about Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Some is legitimate, some outdated, much is based on rumor and innuendo. In addition, there are no shortage of people willing to take your money with promises of magical SEO that will bring web traffic beyond your wildest dreams.

So, where can I get accurate, reliable, up-to-date information about legitimately enhancing my business website's reputation with the search engines?

I'll start the list with a few obvious choices:

  1. The thoroughly foundational Google's SEO Starter Guide.
  2. The ever practical Google Webmaster Central Blog.
  3. Matt Cutts' (Google Employee Extraordinaire) no nonsense blog Gadget's, Google & SEO.

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asked Dec 1 '09 at 10:05
Keith De Long
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7 Answers


All great daily sources for up to date SEO news and theories.

answered Dec 31 '09 at 04:09
41 points


I agree with Brain, without a doubt. A ton of free information, once you make your way through that then sign up for the pro account. The only source you need.

answered Dec 31 '09 at 07:40
81 points


Take a look at Inbound Marketing. It has some great advice on SEO and other ways to drive traffic to your site. The same book has a website grader pointer as well.

answered Dec 2 '09 at 08:48
Jarie Bolander
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  • I'd run across Inbound Marketing but not purchased it. Thanks for the recommendation. I'd forgotten Web site Grader. I agree that it's a good source when you're getting started! – Keith De Long 14 years ago


I second Inbound Marketing - also The Web Startup Success Guide by Bob Walsh.

These are my two favourite books at the moment :-) Both are Fantastic.

answered Dec 2 '09 at 09:02
21 points
  • Thanks for the second on Inbound Marketing. I've added it to my reading list and I'll have a look at Bob Walsh's book while I'm at it. – Keith De Long 14 years ago


For all the wordpress and technologically gifted ppl AskApache has some great stuff that can enhance SEO

answered Dec 31 '09 at 05:14
Dheer Gupta
191 points


We used to rank 55 on website grader 6 months back. Now our site ranks 93 Web site grader gives very good advice on what can be improved on your site.
Also subscribe to some blog posts like


Occam's Razor by Avinash Kaushik

answered Apr 3 '10 at 04:51
344 points


I know that this is an old thread, but I thought it might help some people to know about this site: I have learned a lot there and they have helped me a lot with our website.

  • Tim
answered Mar 14 '10 at 00:07
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