I have recently been turned onto two e-books that are short, easy to understand and best of all, dirt cheap! I couldn’t help but share them as I know that many of you are struggling to get your blogs seen by new customers and clients. It doesn’t matter if you are just thinking of starting a blog or if you’ve been at it a while, you are sure to find some very useful information.
The first one is “SEO for 2013 and Beyond” by Dr Andy Williams. You can find it at amazon.com for only $3.99. If you’ve been hearing about Google, Panda, Penquin and SEO but aren’t sure what it’s all about or how it might apply to your blog and your creative business then this book is for you. It is short (some may call it a booklet as it only took me about 40 minutes to read) easy to understand and full of information that will help you grasp SEO for you site.
Some of the information includes:
- How to make your article (post) sound as if it was written by an expert
- Site Organization – Site structure, internal links, linking pages together, tags
- Authority – Negative SEO, backlinks, anchor text, backlink sources, RSS feeds, site directories, Guest Blogging
- What’s in it for the visitor, website stickiness, ways to build trust,
And lots more that sounds rather technical (especially to a newbie) but is broken down into easy to understand language.
The second e-book is “SEO for Creative Bloggers” by Court Tuttle and it can be found for free! Again, this was a short and easy to read booklet packed full of information.
Some of the things you can expect to learn from this e-book include the list below.
- Finding and Using Effective, Searched-For Phrases Without Making your Posts Sound Awkward
- Creating Search Engine Friendly Post Titles that are Still Exciting and Fun for your Blog’s Visitors
- Optimizing your Images for Maximum Impact
- Building Friendships and Alliances with Other Bloggers
- Using Content Off-Site to Increase your Authority
- Using the Link Structure of your Blog to Make Posts Look Strong
This is really a good book for those of you just starting out but there is also a lot of information, or reminders, for those who have been blogging for a while.
While both books are about SEO they cover different topics for the most part. So reading them both would be very beneficial.
If you are just starting out and weren’t quite sure about how some things should be set up on your blog you’ll want to have these books nearby. If you’ve been blogging for a while and have noticed that your stats seem to be dropping a bit you might want to check out these books in order to clean up and re-organize the back end of your blog.
Have you found other SEO tips that have been particularly helpful?
By: Vicki O’Dell, The Creative Goddess
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