Dumb SEO Questions

(Entry was posted by Stephen Mitchell on this post in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Friday, January 9, 2015).

Can anyone suggest some blogs/resources that are good for SEO beginners?

I have literally zero SEO experience. I kind of fell into the job. I`m looking to educate myself and improve the search on the e-commerce website for the company I work for.
Can anyone suggest some blogs/resources that are good for beginners??

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  • Stephen Mitchell: I have literally zero SEO experience. I kind of fell into the job. I'm looking to educate myself and improve the search on the e-commerce website for the company I work for.
    Can anyone suggest some blogs/resources that are good for beginners?
  • Jann Grond: Hi Stephen, this is a great resource for you:

    You may also take a look at this guide:

    It's going to be an interesting journey;)
  • Greg Baka:  ; - You have a big challenge ahead. Couple of suggestions are:
    1) <b>First, do no harm.</b> Don&#39;t change ANYTHING until you are really sure it is unlikely to harm your rankings. Research the proposed change thoroughly. ; Post each change idea on forums like this to get some experienced feedback.
    2) <b>Use Moz.</b> There is lots of misinformation out there. The Moz blogs and webinars have been filtered - you will not find dangerous information there. Subscribe to their service, for a couple of reasons...
    a) it&#39;s a cheap way to evaluate your site using their tools
    b) it gives you the ability to post questions to their forum where you will get great answers (if you post short questions at the right time of day)
  • Rotimi Orimoloye: Also subscribe to the Bing Webmaster blog. Articles by Duane Forrester are very easy to understand and very straight forward. Google Webmaster blog is also good.
  • Tim Capper: Another one is from Google : ;

    This is not a resource as such : <b>Understand the Business</b>

    By this is mean the business you are working for : seasonal trends, the users, your competitors - this will give you a better idea as to what your users want.

    Stalk the competitors... seriously :)  ;You will start noticing patterns to their strategy and content, you will see customers asking questions BLAM, you then provide the resource.

    To many SEO&#39;s get lost in the source and not the customers.
  • Stephen Mitchell: Thanks everyone for all the great resources!

View original question in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Friday, January 9, 2015).

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