SEO Resources to boost website speed and responsiveness in 2021
So below, I have put in all the best articles and resources that I have read and implemented. I’ve found them to be the best of the best over many, many years of research.
Moz – The big daddy of SEO training, learning, and news. Moz is the biggest name in SEO tools and articles. If it’s happening in SEO, it’s being written about here.
QuickSprout – A blog written by a very successful online entrepreneur, Neil Patel. He doesn’t just talk about SEO, but a lot of it is SEO-related. Absolutely worth a read.
Backlinko – If you want to learn about link building, this is the place. Brian Dean is the king of link building and he teaches you all he knows within his blog. You could spend hours here reading and learning.
Search Engine Land – Another high-quality industry news website. Often more technical than other sites. More for those in the industry.
Search Engine Journal – This site has been around since the beginning and is still of high quality. They talk about more than just technical SEO, covering topics like content marketing, paid search, and social media.
Kissmetrics – They offer a range of tools for marketers but their blog is also of very high quality and a lot of it is SEO-related. I spend a few hours a week here.
Linkedin – We all know what Linkedin is, but what you may not have known is that Linkedin has a lot of great SEO groups that you can join and read and interact with. A lot of people are posting daily, really good articles and news related to SEO.
The links below are to specific articles.
https://blog.bufferapp.com/beginners-guide-to-seo – If you are new to SEO and you want to learn the in’s and out’s from the very beginning, you should read this ASAP.
https://blog.kissmetrics.com/get-started-using-schema/ – Schema is important for local businesses, review sites, recipe sites, etc and this article gives you a great primer on how to use it.
https://moz.com/learn/seo/schema-structured-data – Another great article on the schema.
– This has nothing to do with SEO, but more life in general and business in general. Well written and will give you a kick up the bum.
https://moz.com/blog/beginners-guide-to-link-building – A complete
beginner’s guide to link building. If you are new to the concept, give this a quick read.
https://www.distilled.net/content-guide/ – If you have ever wanted to learn about advanced content writing and marketing, this is your guide. It’s more in-depth than most people would need, but it’s brilliant.
– Very advanced stuff on schema and generating rich snippets. 99% of this won’t apply to you unless you are doing advanced SEO. I included it for the 1%.
htm – An interesting take on a geek’s guide to gaming SEO and social algorithms.
good-SEO-friendly-articles – How to write good SEO articles from the powerhouses at Outbrain.com.
HTML – Same topic as above but specifically for WordPress. Really good article on on-page SEO with WordPress.
http://backlinko.com/seo-techniques – 21 actionable SEO techniques that you can implement now, from the brain of Brian Dean.
searchers-made-a-mobile-purchase-in-past-six-months/ – If you
are unsure why mobile responsiveness is so important, read this article.
12429 – A good series of tips for mobile SEO and a good video on the
for-search-engines/ – Optimize your mobile site for SEO.
https://blog.kissmetrics.com/seo-for-ecommerce-websites/ – The ultimate
guide to e-commerce SEO. Must read for anyone building e-commerce
sites or doing Ecommerce SEO!
site-using-on-page-SEO/ – Great video on how to do
great on-page SEO for e-commerce sites.
https://moz.com/blog/new-title-tag-guidelines-preview-tool – I’ve already
talked about how your title tags are super important in regards to your
SEO rankings, but this article takes it to another more advanced level.
https://moz.com/blog/google-traffic-links – One of my favorite articles of
all time on SEO without having to worry about link building.
https://moz.com/blog/1-dollar-per-day-on-facebook-ads – While this book
is about SEO, I am a big fan of Facebook advertising for businesses of
any size. This article gives a good argument as to why you should be using
https://moz.com/blog/7-advanced-seo-concepts – Great article on
advanced on-page SEO concepts.
– Looking to get rid of and or understand why your site or
sites were hit with Google penalties? Give this a read!
Amazon has a massive search engine and user base, so if you are
selling any sort of product, you should be looking at Amazon as an
alternative to Google. Great article on how Amazon’s organic search
– One of my favorite articles on understanding the personas of your
customers and visitors. It is more than just keyword research!
http://backlinko.com/17-untapped-backlink-sources – 17 untapped
backlink sources by Brian Dean. If you’ve run out of link-building ideas,
http://backlinko.com/google-ranking-factors – One of the best SEO
articles of all time. 200 top Google ranking factors. While each ranking
factor is not described in a lot of detail, the list itself is pure gold.
http://backlinko.com/skyscraper-technique – One of Brian Dean’s most
famous articles. The Skyscraper Technique is a brilliant way to gain
backlinks and has become a staple of all SEO’ers.
http://backlinko.com/on-page-seo – Anatomy of a perfectly optimized
page. Looking for more information on doing great on-page SEO? This is
http://backlinko.com/keyword-research – A good in-depth beginner’s
guide to keyword research. I’d highly recommend this for anyone
struggling with keyword research.
11-questions-to-consider/ – Good questions to ask yourself if
you are looking to outsource your content marketing.
– The definitive guide to conversion optimization by Neil
http://www.quicksprout.com/the-advanced-guide-to-link-building/ – The
advanced guide to link building by Neil Patel.
The advanced guide to content marketing by Neil Patel.
http://www.quicksprout.com/the-advanced-guide-to-seo/ – The advanced
guide to SEO by Neil Patel.
The beginners guide to online marketing by Neil Patel.
– The complete guide to building your blog audience by Neil
https://moz.com/learn/local – A great overview of all of the different ranking
factors for local businesses.
DP/B014GQYBCG – This is my book on Amazon on how to do
perfect small & local business SEO.
http://www.seobook.com/blog – Aaron Wall’s blog where he talks all
about SEO. Aaron Wall is a very respected name in SEO and a
blog you should check out. Pull’s no punches.
214050 – Really good article on WordPress SEO. Covers 10 very
email-subscribers-for-less-than-350-9138a23d18b5#.ytiafb5d7 – Really
interesting article on how to use Slideshare to get visitors and get them to
take an action.
http://www.jonloomer.com/2015/10/07/facebook-lead-ads-2/ – Facebook
is rolling out a new type of advertising called lead ads. If you like to get in
early on things, this is a good read.
http://nichehacks.com/easy-ways-to-get-backlinks/ – 3 simple ways to get
quality backlinks without doing any ‘S