SEO resources that are worth visiting
Here is the unordered list of essential SEO websites, blogs and other resources. Every one suggests some interesting info and/or tools that might aid your SEO efforts.
- Google Webmaster Central
A must-have website. Simply register, confirm the ownership of your website and see the extended statistcs on crawling, backlinks, keywords and many other info.
- Webmaster Essentials
A must-read collection of crucial info about Google. The quotations from it are scattered through the entire tutorial you're reading now.
- Google Analytics
Install it onto your site to get the most comprehensive info on your site visitors. Combined with the server-side logs it becomes the endless source of crucial information needed to focus your future SEO efforts. Easily integrates with AdWords and AdSense accounts so you can track not only the visitors, but also a ROI index.
- Matt Cutts blog
Hey! Isn't he a Google guy?! Yes, he is. Matt Cutts is a tech engineer at Google since 2000 and he has a blog where it answers many popular questions about Google, reveals some inside information, busts some popular myths about Google and creates some others. Very interesting blog with tons of info to consider, however they said since Matt is affiliated with Google we cannot trust him in full. Well, who knows, who knows... Definitely deserves to be read anyway.
- CleverStat SEO Software Tools
Well, this is us - CleverStat. We do SEO and search engine positioning software products. Some of them are free, while others need to be purchased before they unleash their full potential.
- SEO Chat Forums
A high-quality SEO forums with plenty of useful and always up to date information, including SEO news, SEO tutorials, some SEO tools and many more. Read carefully and don't hesitate to post your own questions as there is always someone there who is eager to answer.
- Google Blog
Not as interesting as Mutt Cutts' one, but still has some news about Google and its new features.
- Webmaster Central Blog
Another Google blog. Features videos, FAQs, articles and new tool announces.
A well-known tool to find keywords. Once was nearly ultimate, but since Google has released its own tool, Wordtracker is merely an addition. There were some argues about if Wordtracker is providing a relevant data or not, but thousands of webmaster use it and are pretty happy with it.
- Google Keyword Tool
This one was already mentioned several times in this guide - simply the best tool to find your keywords and learn if they are demanded or not. Unlike Wordtracker, it is free. Though it is worth mentioning that this tool is actually the best not because it couldn't be better, but because there are no tools that are better. In other words, Google Keyword tool isn't perfect.
- Search Engine Land
A large SEO online magazine with newsletters, forums, blog and a locked member-only part containing some exclusive (I guess) materials. Nothing special actually, but due to enormous amount of info there you can probably find out some gems too.
Quite a heavy resource with its own set of tools, a blog, a wide selection of articles and many more. However, they want money before they let you read the info (yet there are free articles too), and there is also a bit too more advertising on it.
- Hobo SEO UK
A UK SEO blog with nice SEO experiments busting or confirming various Google myths. Definitely a must read.
Another good blog. Many good articles not copying the same old stuff over and over, but written by a man who is really interested in what he does. Very smart and professional resource. A must read.