My 4 Favorite Resources For SEO Help (2021)
SEO, or search engine optimization, means simply improving your website to increase its visibility for relevant searches. If you have a website I'm sure you've heard over and over again how important it is to optimize your SEO and rank at the top of the search results. There's so much information out there it'll make your head spin. I wanted to share with you the four resources that have greatly helped me learn and manage my own SEO. Thanks for reading!
1. Google's SEO Starter Guide
It's no secret that Google takes the cake as the world's #1 online search engine. That being said, if your page makes it to the top of a search, chances are your traffic, leads, and sales are doing fairly well. I think it's great that in order to find out how to do this, we can learn directly from the source using Google's search engine optimization starter guide.
2. Neil Patel (blog and Youtube)
Neil Patel's website and Youtube channel help thousands of people. He keeps a lot of his videos short and gets straight to the point. He also offers a free SEO analyzer on his site. All you need to do is type in your web address and it will show you a general SEO report. You have to upgrade your account to view the entire thing, but you'll at least get an idea of how your website is performing.
SEMrush is an online visibility management and content marketing SaaS platform. You simply enter a domain name and receive a number of insights including a list of backlinks, competing domains, the keywords it currently ranks for. While it currently offers a 14-day free trial, it is a paid subscription-based software. So, if you're company is growing and you're looking for some help in managing and optimizing your visibility, I definitely recommend this software.
If you're not interested in running a report on your website yet or reading through a ton of blogs etc., Youtube is a great resource for learning general SEO information. Some great channels I've come to find helpful are Brian Dean, Ahrefs, and Simplilearn.