SEO can be incredibly overwhelming to those new to it, with practices constantly being updated, and conflicting opinions coming from every corner of the globe. Beginners may find that even when they finally understand a certain element of SEO, it can suddenly become old news, and they have to learn it all over again. But don’t worry – every SEO has been there at some point!
To keep you up-to-date, we present our top 10 blogs that we believe are essential for every SEO beginner to bookmark, and visit regularly. Each site offers a wealth of reliable, readable, and relatable content that will turn you into an SEO expert in no time.
Econsultancy brings together a global community of marketers and ecommerce professionals. Their blog offers plenty for SEO beginners, with frequent posts on the latest news, statistics and predictions in the field, to Q&A’s with well-known figures.
They also offer a market-leading newsletter, the Daily Pulse, for a daily dose of digital and ecommerce analysis straight to your inbox.
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With the latest news on the biggest brands, Brand Republic is the place to go for big business, advertising and social media updates.
Their blog, The Wall, additionally offers more in-depth pieces discussing current topics in the industries.
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Moz has been publishing some of the best guides available to SEO beginners since 2004. They offer a wealth of vital reading including top tips, how to’s, and advice from some of the most respected names in the business.
While Moz may not be as news-based as some other SEO sites, it provides essential reading for those looking to develop their SEO and online marketing skills.
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Kaiser the Sage
Kaiser the Sage is the personal blog of Philippines-based search strategist Jason Acidre. Offering tips he has learned throughout his career, this blog is essential reading for those who want to brush up on their online marketing strategies.
His posts provide insightful suggestions that think outside the box, from viral content ideas for boring industries, to how to construct personas for link building.
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Clickz reports on the latest news in online marketing. With a number of well-known writers, the site covers a wide spectrum of topics, from email and mobile marketing to social media strategies.
In addition, they offer a large database of resources provided by 80 different companies, many available as PDFs.
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Higher Visibility provides key news, tips and suggestions spanning topics from PPC to web design, in a user-friendly way ideal for SEO beginners.
Also provided are a number of easily digestible guides and lists of tools to enhance your knowledge of internet marketing.
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Distilled is an online marketing agency with an extensive resources section on their site, featuring a wealth of content from informative and illustrative guides, to shorter blog posts discussing the marketing of pop icons.
For those who want to learn even more, they also offer an interactive online learning platform, DistilledU, which you can try for free.
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Search Engine Land
Focusing on – you guessed it – search engines, this site provides the latest news and features on the most popular search engines and their users.
In addition, they offer a number of summary pages and how-to guides explaining the basics of SEO – perfect for beginners.
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Search Engine Roundtable
Reporting on the latest threads at the Search Engine Marketing forums, SERoundtable is a great website to gain the latest search engine news from recognized experts.
While the content might seem rather technical to the SEO beginner at first, it provides a brilliant insight into the most current topics experts are talking about right now – having you in-the-know in no time.
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