This round of our Search Tips of the Week is here to showcase the finest, freshly released resources in the world of search. This week we delve into what resources are available for SEO learning, how to write great SEO titles and long content, how to spot unscrupulous SEOs, and some of the ins and outs of the Google Removal Tool.
Learning SEO Online, the Best Places to Get Started – I always have to chuckle when people ask me what university or school I went to learn SEO. As far as I’m aware, there are still no accredited courses available for learning SEO anywhere. The web itself however is a great place to start, and even though you won’t end up with an official degree in SEO, the hands-on experience you get is priceless, especially when you’re able to deliver results for your company.
How to Write Sassy SEO Titles that Go Viral – A good title is a door for readers to enter your site. Then, it is up to you to make them feel at home, it is up to you to make them stay, and up to you to make them return. The way you “treat” your visitors on your site makes them talk about you, and converts casual readers into brand ambassadors.
How To Write A Book, Whitepaper, eBook Or Other Very Long Content – The need for long content has never been greater. Digital book sales have never been higher and there’s more places than ever to promote them.
How to Spot SEO Snakes – Rohan Ayyar shared about how one can recognize unscrupulous SEO forms, proposals and methods for what they are.
How the Google Removal Tool Can Keep You In The Doghouse – And How It Has Become a Negative SEO Weapon – We’ve all read various stories of fellow SEOers and Webmasters and their attempts to clean up penalties from Google. Some have been successful, while others haven’t.
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“While we can’t divulge specific signals because we don’t want to give people a way to game our search results and worsen the experience for users, our advice for webmasters is to focus on creating high quality sites that create a good user experience and employ white hat SEO methods instead of engaging in aggressive webspam tactics.” (Matt Cutts, head of Google’s webspam team, while announcing the Penguin Update)