Every online business owner wants their share of free search engine traffic. The problem is, it seems like the search engine game is changing every minute or two. Thankfully, there are a number of resources to turn to when you need up-to-date SEO information. Here are 10 of the best ones.
Site #1: The Moz Blog
The Moz Blog is actually the developer of search engine optimization software, but they also happen to have a very informative and well-read blog. Content is written by a variety of writers and the comments are often just as informative as the posts. Definitely a must for the RSS feed.
Site #2: SEO Book
Known to tell it like it is and even ruffle a few feathers, Aaron Wall has never shied away from providing advice, even when it hurts. Aaron’s posts are always very detailed and offer proof, just about every step the way.
Site #3: Search Engine Watch
This extremely information rich website is updated multiple times daily. It can be a little overwhelming to keep up, but if you’re looking for the latest news, you’ll likely find it here.
Site #4: Search Engine Land
Search Engine Land was created by Danny Sullivan, a journalist who has been covering search engines for over 11 years. They run a very active blog and host several in-person events throughout the year.
Site #5: Search Engine Journal
Another very active site with the latest search engine news and advice. With many guest contributors there is always plenty of variety and thorough coverage of a wide variety of topics.
Site #6: Michael Gray
Known as “Graywolf,” Michale Gray knows his search engines. His site is not updated as frequently as some of the online search engine magazine sites, but the advice is powerful.
Site #7: Matt Cutts
Matt is the head of the Google Search Quality team and is one of the few people who answers public questions about Google online. However, anything he posts or says comes with a disclaimer that he is speaking personally and not for Google. His blog isn’t updated too frequently, but following him on Twitter and Google+ can prove quite useful.
Site #8: Nick Stamoulis – Search Engine Optimization Journal
Not to be confused with Search Engine Journal, this one-man blog by Nick Stamoulis. He’s the head of his own SEO company and shares useful information with the readers of his blog.
Site #9: Rae Hoffman-Dolan – Sugarrae
Now the Sugarrae website is not actually an SEO site. It’s intended to be an affiliate marketing blog and sadly, she doesn’t update it all that often. However, that’s because she is very busy with actually working on websites for her own company and her clients. If you’ve ever heard Rae speak or read an interview, you know she knows what she’s talking about.
Site #10: SEO by the Sea
SEO by the Sea is quite a technical blog created by Bill Slawski. According to Bill, “The SEO by the Sea blog keeps an eye on information directly from the search engines such as patent filings and whitepapers, to share some of the assumptions and processes behind how search engines work, how they rank web pages, and whether or not they might have some surprises for us in the future.”