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  • 76 Essential Search Engine Marketing & SEO Resources!

    Despite reading tons of blogs each day it’s actually quite rare that I bookmark posts in FireFox. But by being selective, I’ve managed to build up a nice collection of quality articles and blog posts over the last three or four years about pretty much anything to do with search engine marketing.

    Seeing that I find these bookmarks such a useful resource to check back frequently whilst working on SEO projects, I thought I’d share these links with our readers.

    Understanding Search Engine Marketing
    Beginners Guide to Search Engine Optimization
    Search Engine Ranking Factors
    Why you’ll never be able to automate Search Engine Marketing
    The Website Marketing Mind Map

    Google SEO
    Distribution of Clicks on Google’s SERPs
    The 950 Penalty or a New Ranking Theory?
    Google Likes Tag Pages
    What is a #1 Google Ranking Worth?

    Yahoo! SEO
    How to Optimize for Yahoo!

    On-Site Optimisation
    How to SEO Your Site in Less Than 60 Minutes
    The Best Damn On-Page Optimization Process Checklist, Period
    All About Title Tags

    Keyword Research
    Using Social Media to Spot Trends
    Eight Keyword Research Mistakes That Are Costing You Money
    Doing Keyword Research? Here Are Some Resources To Help!
    Keyword Research for Bloggers: A Comprehensive Guide
    An Experts’ Guide to Keyword Research

    Local Search
    Local Search Engine Optimisation Tips
    Optimize your site for local search engine traffic
    Top 10 Fatal Localisation Mistakes

    Advanced SEO
    View All Your Google Supplemental Index Results
    Can The Nofollow Tag Hurt Ones Rankings?
    What’s A 404 To Do?
    Forward Links – Because who you link to matters
    20 Hard Core SEO Tips
    Ranking As The Original Source For Content You Syndicate

    Link Building
    Five Link Development Experts: A Group Interview
    20 Essential Blog Directories to Submit Your Blog To
    66 Ways to Build Links in 2007
    Link Development vs. Traffic Development
    Why Online PR and SEO Go Hand in Hand
    Press Releases as Marketing Tools
    A Big Roundup Of Link Building Tools
    Michael Gray Interview: Advanced Link Strategies
    17 Creative Link Building Ideas : Please Add Your Own

    Social Media
    The Enormous Linkbait List
    Andy Hagans’ Ultimate Guide to Linkbaiting and SMM
    Social Media Marketing, eh? Let’s See What’s in Our Bag o’ Goodies
    Ultimate Social Media Optimisation List
    Beginners Guide to Digg
    Social Media Marketing Beginner’s Guide

    The Ultimate Guide to Make Your Blog Search Engine Friendly
    How I Increased Search Engine Traffic by 455% in One Month
    Optimize WordPress for Search Engines
    Blog Setup: 40 Practical Tips
    101 Blog Posting Ideas
    WordPress SEO resources and tips
    The Secret to Building a Popular Blog

    Online Reputation Management
    Basics of Online Reputation Management
    Buzz Monitoring: 26 Free Social Media Tracking Tools
    10 Ways to “Own Yourself” Online
    Online Reputation Management, Are You Doing It?

    .htaccess/301 redirects
    mod_rewrite, 301/401 Redirects & Optimizing Apache
    Canocial domain 301 redirects
    5 htaccess Tricks Every Webmaster Should Know
    Apache Redirect Directive

    Domain Strategy
    Subdomains and subdirectories
    Buying the perfect domain name: twelve things to consider
    How Changes To The Way Google Handles Subdomains Impact SEO

    Using Paid Search? Here’s How You Can Maximize The Impact of Your Ads
    10 Ways To Increase Your Adwords Quality Score
    Revitalize Your PPC Campaign in 5 Days!
    13 Myths of Pay Per Click
    $10k PPC Experiment

    Google Analytics
    How do I track e-commerce transactions?
    Advanced use of Google Analytics and the new interface
    All About Google Analytics Goals

    Usability/Conversion Optimisation
    SEO with Usability: What The People Want
    Three Sure-Fire Steps every Search Marketer should take in Landing Page Optimisation
    12 Easy Quality Indicators to Combine to Prove Trust
    Two Practical Landing Page Tricks That Will Save You Money
    Four Steps To Better Business Leads From Search
    Google Website Optimizer 101 – a quick-start guide to improving your website’s conversion rate

    Web Design/Software
    Convert XHTML/CSS To WordPress
    Ultimate Web Development Cheat Sheet Guide
    Optimizing phpBB 2.0 for Search Engines

    And a couple of Black Hat Tactics too, haven’t tried these ones out yet though! :D
    Negative SEO is Possible, Yet Difficult, Says Matt Cutts
    Playing Dirty With PPC

    I’ve also exported all of these links to an HTML file so that you can import them directly into FireFox. I’m sure there’s loads more useful links which can be added to this too, so which articles and resources do you find the most useful and keep visiting back to?

    Please Note: This post was originally submitted to Sphinn under our blog.seoptimise.com subdomain and has been resubmitted since, please ignore the Sphinn button above.


    30 Responses to “76 Essential Search Engine Marketing & SEO Resources!”

    1. mrpurple says:

      Nice list Kevin!

      I’ve got quite a few of these bookmarked myself!

      I like these type of posts as everyone has their preferences of where to look and how often.

      We all have some sort of lists; some posts are guaranteed to prop up on everyones lists others go un-noticed until someone creates a good post like this and you think, why haven’t I seen that one?

      I’ll probably add this post to my list…

    2. Keith says:

      Great Post, thanks for the excellent list. bookmarked!

    3. Dyde says:

      Hot damn!, thats a mighty big collection you got there.

    4. IMFreakz says:

      Great Post. I think this post is a must read for me. Thanks.


    5. Yossarian says:

      Yeah great post. The one article that I can immediately recommend for the list is Wieps Link Factors (http://wiep.net/link-value-factors/). It compliments the Search Engine Ranking Factors quite nicely.

    6. final seo says:

      Great list. Very comprehensive.

    7. Frank says:

      Hi Kevin, cheers for the add! I was a little surprised my article on search engine spiders made the cut to be honest :-)

    8. seo submitter says:

      hey thanks for the resources. they will be helpful.

    9. David Temple says:

      Kevin, thanks for saving me a lot of time. I owe you a drink, going to SES San Jose?

    10. seema says:

      Thanks for such a informative n helpful blog…..keep it up.

    11. Social Networking North says:

      Awesome post – great resources, bookmarked and added to del.icio.us – thanks !!

    12. Glenn says:

      excellent list. it even has lists in it! This will keep me busy for hours.

    13. Chris says:

      There’s some really useful sites there! My bookmarks are full of junk :/ but yeah, I’ll be reading these for a while.

    14. Palapple says:

      Thanks for sharing :)

    15. Norhafidz says:

      that’s a huge list, cannot read it all at a time so I bookmarked it! Thanks

    16. Toby Mason says:

      Really useful list, thanks very much for spending the time to put it together. 35 bookmarks suddenly become one! I will definitley be linking to this from my blog at some point!

    17. Yair says:

      something is wrong with your sphinn button.
      your original url starts with www. and has 57 sphinss. when I clicked on the sphinn button on your site, I got to submit a url that starts with blogs. instead of www that has 0 sphinns.

      Great post, btw.

    18. Thanks Yair, this is because we have recently moved the blog from blog.seoptimise to http://www.seoptimise.com/blog

    19. Thanks for the info. Lots of notes to review from your informative post.

    20. Great list. Thanks for sharing.

    21. Linda says:

      This is a comprehensive list. Will be very helpful for search engine optimization.

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      Thanks for this! This is a very useful list. So many people keep lists like this to themselves and it’s nice for someone to share this information. Thanks again!

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    28. Blog Help says:

      What a list Kevin! Thank you for sharing all this information with everyone. I know this will help a lot of bloggers with seo. Here’s a great site http://www.squidoo.com/how-to-set-up-a-blog-advice that should help people w/blogging. Also, thanks for putting them in an html file

    29. Really cool. Thanks very much for a comprehensive list.

    30. Cassandra says:

      Hey there! Do you know if they make any plugins to assist with Search Engine Optimization?
      I’m trying to get my blog to rank for some targeted keywords but I’m not seeing very good results.
      If you know of any please share. Thank you!

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