SEO shortlist: 10 search optimization sites and resources


If you’re joining us for this afternoon’s SEO live optimization web clinic, you already know the topic is way too broad for one hour.

Learning the fundamentals of search engine optimization is only step one. Keeping up with the frequent changes, learning and testing the latest best practices, and steering clear of the mountains of misinformation? That’s a full-time effort.

If you’ve been around the block with SEO, you’re already a regular reader of the following sites and tools. Still, when it comes to reliable SEO info, these resources consistently rise to the top of my shortlist.

10 SEO resources you’ll want to bookmark

That’s it? Why not an exhaustive list of 400+ SEO sites?

A few reasons: First, TopRank already has a megalist; it’s right up there (thanks, Lee!). Second, from the sources above, you can branch out to any number of free and paid tools and augment your own list based on your experience level, needs, and preferences. And third, if you really have time to regularly read more than a dozen sites on SEO, more power to you and your Google Reader and/or RSS feeds.

Feel free to add your own favorite SEO resources in the comments section.

And check back with the blog as we’ll be following up today’s SEO clinic with responses to the live audience Q&A, additional resources and specific articles, plus our clinic contest winners — some lucky marketers will not only have their pages optimized, they’ll also win seats at our Landing Page Optimization Training Tour.

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  1. Alfredo says

    and mattcutts blog perhaps? 🙂

    1. Hunter Boyle says

      That one certainly makes sense. 😉

      Let’s add — — to the list.

  2. Bradley Hunt says

    I’d suggest Jill Whalen’s High Rankings Forum as a must have resource, Hunter. It’s a great place to learn solid fundamental principals and the mods display much needed critical thinking in response to some of the bizarre and questionable suggestions which so often fill the SEO space.

    1. Hunter Boyle says

      Thanks, Bradley. Another great suggestion that I’d wholeheartedly agree with. Jill definitely knows her stuff and the High Rankings forum is well organized.

      Let’s plug that one in, too:

  3. rocky says

    this is a nice post

  4. Allen says

    I came to your blog just when I was surfing on this topic. I am happy that I found your blog and information I wanted.

  5. Ben Pitman says

    Hi Hunter,

    Thanks for the post i had already founs some of these resources by myself but the rest have been a great help!

    Thanks again

    1. Hunter Boyle says

      Thanks, Ben. Glad to hear you found a few new ones and are getting good help from them.

  6. Badaruddin says

    I’m feeling happy after read this article. Thanks a lot.

  7. Kathy Bampfield says

    I am new to SEO and have been reading anything I can get my hands on, thanks for this article plus the links to other SEO sites and tools.

  8. Brendan Mace says

    This is a great inspiring article.I am pretty much pleased with your good work.You put really very helpful information.

  9. Alex says

    thank you so much for sharing this awesome article related SEO. this is very much informative and helpful for a newbie like me. just got bookmarked this article for future reference.

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