Best SEO Techniques for Beginners

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It is important to understand Search Engine Optimization (SEO) because by getting it right you can drive natural traffic to your site.

And we all want more and more traffic, don’t we?

There are a lot of blogs that have great content but fail to get noticed because they have yet to implement good SEO techniques.

Don’t be among them; check out these basic SEO techniques that I have gathered especially for beginners and start increasing your natural traffic numbers.

Search Engine Optimization for Blogs by Darren Rowse, Problogger

My Top 8 Search Engine Optimization Tips Part 1 by Yaro Starak of Entrepreneurs-Journey.com

The 80/20 of Search Engine Marketing Part 2 by Yaro Starak of Entrepreneurs-Journey.com

Beginner’s Guide to Search Engine Optimization by SEOmoz.org

Choose the Right SEO Project Goals by Eric Enge, Search Engine Watch

12 Best Free Online Resources for Learning SEO by Mike Tekula, Search Engine Journal

The Ultimate List of Basic SEO Resources for a Kick-Ass Start by Ann Smarty, Search Engine Journal

Search Engine Optimization for Beginners by Jack Humphrey, WebProNews

SEO 101: Basic Optimization Techniques by Jim Hedger, Search Engine Guide

WordPress SEO Video by Joost de Valk, Yoast

21 Essential SEO Tips and Techniques by Matt McGee, Search Engine Land

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51 Responses to Best SEO Techniques for Beginners

  1. Patricia October 30, 2010 at 3:03 pm #

    Hi Andrew
    I had an encouraging comment on my site today from a guy who like you knows about these things and I was ranking really well apparently with my keywords. I’m still learning heaps and just write my content for my readers but must be doing something right so I was very encouraged. Thanks for all the resources too. Quality content as always.
    Patricia Perth Australia

    • Andrew November 4, 2010 at 6:22 pm #

      Thanks, Patricia.

      That’s great news – just writing for your visitors and getting highly ranked. That’s the way to do it.

      Andrew

  2. Barbara Kelemen October 30, 2010 at 9:24 am #

    Research keyword, build the blog, build the links rinse and repeat. Sooner or later, search engines will start to pick it up. Can be overbearing especially for beginners. This site is for them!

    • Andrew November 4, 2010 at 6:21 pm #

      Barbara

      You make it all sound so easy!

      Andrew

  3. Barbara Ling, Virtual Coach October 30, 2010 at 4:45 pm #

    Excellent collection!! I’ve been doing SEO now ever since Infoseek did real-time indexing (back in 1997) and it’s quite an adventure to master.

    Thanks for sharing!

    • Andrew November 4, 2010 at 6:23 pm #

      Barbara

      Wow – that’s a long time. You must have seen lots of changes.

      I’m pleased you liked the links.

      Andrew

  4. Music Diva October 30, 2010 at 10:15 pm #

    I think SEO is fairly easy to learn; for me it’s just a matter of discipline because it takes so much more time.. not just to write (that’s not too much more time) but to research keywords and build the page.

    Now, backlinks… personally that’s something I need to learn more about

  5. Rahul October 30, 2010 at 6:47 pm #

    Great , really thank you about this post , i have been learning about this topic and these articles will be helping me knowing more !! 🙂

    • Andrew November 4, 2010 at 6:23 pm #

      Rahul

      I’m glad the links were helpful.

      Andrew

  6. Richard October 31, 2010 at 4:46 am #

    Good list of go to posts. I find that I’m always in need of improving my seo skills. These are good research tools on how to improve my seo. Thanks.

    • Andrew November 4, 2010 at 6:30 pm #

      You are welcome, Richard.

      Andrew

  7. Kimi October 31, 2010 at 6:42 am #

    Hi Andrew,

    Great collections of SEO guide for beginners.

    My favourite is from Yoast and SEOmoz.

    I will look into others too.

    Thanks for the effort linking them.

    • Andrew November 4, 2010 at 6:35 pm #

      You are welcome, Kimi.

      Andrew

  8. Scott Fogleman October 31, 2010 at 10:09 am #

    Great blog and materials! As a beginner of blogging, I can’t tell you how helpful your post has been.

    • Andrew November 4, 2010 at 6:36 pm #

      Scott,

      I’m glad I could help you.

      Andrew

  9. Jeff October 31, 2010 at 10:13 am #

    I bookmarked this for real! Thanks.

    • Andrew November 4, 2010 at 6:36 pm #

      Thanks, Jeff. See you again soon.

      Andrew

  10. Dennis Edell October 31, 2010 at 1:06 pm #

    Excellent list again my man.

    I’ll stick it in my resources and promote it for ya but no promises here.

    I still plan to outsource my SEO soon as it’s more attainable financially. LOL.

    • Andrew November 4, 2010 at 6:38 pm #

      Dennis

      Thanks.

      Let me know when you are planning the SEO outsourcing again.

      Andrew

  11. Acai Supplement October 31, 2010 at 6:14 pm #

    Wow, awesome collections! I think it will help not only beginner but everyone. It will help me a lot. Thanks.

    • Andrew November 4, 2010 at 6:41 pm #

      Great – I’m pleased to hear it.

      Andrew

  12. Larry Rivera November 1, 2010 at 9:06 am #

    Hi Andrew,

    It’s true we all need more traffic, great resources you are sharing. I noticed a huge spike in my traffic once I started focusing in more on my seo. Ya it is a pain sometimes to optimize but its worth it.

    Larry

    • Andrew November 4, 2010 at 6:43 pm #

      Larry

      I make it part of my daily working schedule…so it doesn’t feel like pain to me.

      Andrew

  13. Biodun November 1, 2010 at 7:38 am #

    Useful resources shared, There are so many tips and tricks to SEO because SEO is very tricky and competitive since their are many websites on the web using this techniques too

  14. Alex November 1, 2010 at 6:09 pm #

    Great resources, Andrew!
    This will definitely help those who are doing their first steps in blogging and SEO.
    And being free is a real treat, because we all know all good things in life are free!

    • Andrew November 4, 2010 at 6:47 pm #

      Thanks, Alex.

      Some good things in life…you do have to pay for!

      Andrew

      • Alex November 4, 2010 at 10:14 pm #

        I was trying to make a reference to the song, but you are right Andrew, this days you have to pay for the really good stuff 🙂

  15. Stephan November 2, 2010 at 4:43 pm #

    Awesome post and you just “flooded” with a bunch of great SEO resources, much appreciated by the “newbie” in me! Thanks!

    • Andrew November 4, 2010 at 6:49 pm #

      Stephan

      I’m glad the seo links helped.

      Andrew

  16. Quality Backlinks November 4, 2010 at 9:59 am #

    Proven SEO Techniques for beginners for me, are of continuous process or a cycle. I certainly like your post here because it will be of great help to share knowledge especially to web starters. I must say they are effective approaches that are regularly exercised because why make an effort of imparting it if it unnecessary, right? Thanks a lot! 🙂

    • Andrew November 4, 2010 at 6:52 pm #

      You are welcome!

      Andrew

  17. Keyword Density Tool November 5, 2010 at 8:24 am #

    Creating Traffic for your site and having a higher rank on SEO is what every web marketers want. Finding right SEO techniques is all we need like have a catchy title for your article, pick the keyword for your niche and make sure your keyword is not too dense, the content of your article must be informative and well written, have an article summary and last, don’t forget to brand your resource box.

    • Andrew November 5, 2010 at 8:54 am #

      Get that right and you are onto a winner!

      Andrew

  18. Alan Mater November 5, 2010 at 2:03 pm #

    Great collection of SEO articles for beginners, Andrew. This stuff isn’t rocket science by far, but I remember when I was first starting out and trying to wrap my head around all of it. It was a nightmare! I completely understand the frustration that many beginners go through. Glad I’m past that stage… lol.

    • Andrew November 6, 2010 at 8:19 am #

      Alan

      I feel I am past that stage as well but it is always changing and sometimes keeping up with those changes is hard work!

      Andrew

  19. Felicia November 9, 2010 at 7:34 am #

    Hi Andrew, thanks for sharing these great posts about SEO for blogs! Will bookmark this post as well.

  20. Nim November 9, 2010 at 8:26 pm #

    Thanks for sharing these helpful links. As I know Seo starts from Market research then doing keyword research. After that you’ll analyze your top competitors. Then build your site put great contents and build quality links to it.

    Hope I did say it right =)

    • Andrew November 10, 2010 at 3:16 pm #

      Nim,

      Yes and it sounds so easy when you say it like that!

      Andrew

  21. Jones Act Lawyers November 12, 2010 at 8:53 am #

    SEO world is quite tricky and difficult and having these SEO techniques was a great help. Thanks for sharing and providing these great collection of SEO guides. These could really help improve my SEO skills. Thanks. Keep posting.

    • Andrew March 17, 2011 at 2:28 pm #

      Glad they were of use.

      Andrew

  22. Riza March 17, 2011 at 7:14 am #

    Good to read you article. Definitely worth digging.
    I learned a lot of valuable informations here about SEO.
    I’ll surely try these for my own project.
    A big thanks to your post.

    • Andrew March 17, 2011 at 2:28 pm #

      Riza,

      You are welcome – I’m glad they were of use.

      Andrew

  23. Maritime Lawyers September 29, 2011 at 9:20 pm #

    Hey Andrew, great selection of useful seo information.
    Before you start optimizing your website/blog check beforehand for which keyword you want to rank it high on the search engines. If you have too much competition (for example all sites on first page are yaho sites), I would suggest you choose another keyword. This first step is essential and often overlooked, but It can save you some precious time.
    Btw nice blog you got on going.

    Cheers,
    Chris

    • Andrew October 10, 2011 at 4:44 pm #

      I agree with your Chris…many web owners skip this step and they wonder why they get little traffic.

      Andrew

  24. Michael Harrington October 4, 2011 at 10:24 am #

    Hi Andrew,
    Thanks for the great links.
    I see you have a huge following here. I am glad I found this site.
    Just for your info, I Googled Seo Techniques 😉

  25. Linda October 9, 2011 at 10:51 am #

    Hi Andrew,

    I followed the link you suggested and you never fail to refer a remarkable write up. It does explain seo for beginners. I’ve been optimizing my page for quite sometime now and i just love to look at the basic to make sure that i’m on the right track.

    Thank you and keep up the good work!

  26. Anuj February 13, 2012 at 10:07 am #

    Great article, my 3 seo techniques are:
    Fresh content.
    Exposure.
    Giving Solution.
    Fresh content is hard to get, but the ones that don’t give up will be rewarded by google for sure.
    Exposure is the biggest seo technique, because our clients think about more exposure when they think about hiring you for seo.
    And Solution, give the right solution for every way you can sell a product using seo, because seo sells products.

  27. Jammy K circ December 31, 2012 at 12:39 am #

    I would like to emphasis on basis points..1. Make a very good website first with proper navigation structure which could be crawlabe to googlebot.
    2. Put proper meta description and page title.
    3. Make sure that all pages should linked to root page.
    4. Add 404 page (Must needed)
    5. Put Blog page in your website , most probably WordPress
    6. Add XML sitemap for dynamic pages
    7. Add Sitemap page for uses
    8. And finally promote quality content properly using social media networking options. Hope this will help…

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