Your Complete Guide to Learning SEO

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Search Engine Optimization.

Commonly referred to as SEO, it is one of the high-paying services you could offer as a freelancer today.

Since most of our clients have online businesses, getting people to find their websites through search engines have become a top priority. Great Google rankings = more traffic = more sales and therefore, SEO will remain to be a marketable skill for as long as there’s the Internet.

If you have been scouting for freelancing fields to specialize in, you might want to consider checking out SEO.

Fair warning, though. SEO can get pretty technical and is only recommended for freelancers who LOVE♥ continuous learning and tinkering with techie stuff.

If you fit this description, then we’ve got something for you!

For starters, check out the first two links to get a basic feel of SEO. If you find yourself enjoying the beginners’ guide, go on ahead and continue studying the advanced resources. 🙂

Play around with some of my personal favorite tools and prepare for a whole lot of learning ahead. Have fun!

For extreme beginners who have no idea about SEO, start here:

WFHR’s free SEO course
https://vabootcamp.ph/free-course-the-5-seo-essential-for-be…/

Beginner’s guide
https://moz.com/beginners-guide-to-seo

If you already have some idea how it works and would like to know more, here you go:

Advanced guide
https://www.quicksprout.com/the-advanced-guide-to-seo/

Local SEO guide
http://thenextweb.com/…/the-ultimate-guide-to-local-seo-ra…/

Link building guide:
http://backlinko.com/link-building

Youtube SEO guide:
http://backlinko.com/how-to-rank-youtube-videos

Here are extremely helpful guides that I personally created just for you:

White Hat Link Building Action Guide

10 Steps to Perfect On-Page Optimization Action Map

On-Page SEO Meta Tags Checklist

SEO Client Management

Freelance SEO: Optimizing your Freelancer Profile

Setting Up Your Business on Google Maps

I have also collated the SEO tools that I personally use,  along with my preferrend plug-ins and references for Keyword Research. Indulge!

30 Power Tools for Local SEO

[one_half_first]Moz Local
https://moz.com/local[/one_half_first][one_half_last]Bright Local
https://www.brightlocal.com/[/one_half_last][one_half_first]Synup
https://synup.com/[/one_half_first][one_half_last]Yext
http://www.yext.com/[/one_half_last][one_half_first]Yahoo Local Works
https://smallbusiness.yahoo.com/local-listings[/one_half_first][one_half_last]CopyScape
http://www.copyscape.com/[/one_half_last][one_half_first]Local SEO Checklist
http://localseochecklist.org/[/one_half_first][one_half_last]Small SEO Tools
http://smallseotools.com/[/one_half_last][one_half_first]Whitespark
https://whitespark.ca/[/one_half_first][one_half_last]Authority Labs
https://authoritylabs.com/[/one_half_last][one_half_first]SweetIQ
https://sweetiq.com/[/one_half_first][one_half_last]BuiltVisible
https://builtvisible.com/[/one_half_last][one_half_first]LOcu
https://locu.com/[/one_half_first][one_half_last]Remove’em
https://www.removeem.com/[/one_half_last][one_half_first]Advice Local
https://www.advicelocal.com/[/one_half_first][one_half_last]Audit & Cleanup Tool
https://whitespark.ca/citation-audit-and-cleanup-service/[/one_half_last][one_half_first]5minutesite – Keywords Generator
http://www.5minutesite.com/gen_keywrds.php[/one_half_first][one_half_last]Yoast Local SEO Plugin
https://yoast.com/wordpress/plugins/local-seo/[/one_half_last][one_half_first]Broken Link Checker
https://chrome.google.com/…/ojkcdipcgfaekbeaelaapakgnjflfglf[/one_half_first][one_half_last]LBC Local SEO
https://wordpress.org/plugins/lbc-local-seo/[/one_half_last][one_half_first]Business Category Tool
http://blumenthals.com/Google_LBC_Categories[/one_half_first][one_half_last]Schema Creator
http://www.microdatagenerator.com/[/one_half_last][one_half_first]Local Search Tool
http://www.localsearchtool.org/[/one_half_first][one_half_last]Panguin Checker Tool
https://barracuda.digital/panguin-seo-tool/[/one_half_last][one_half_first]Rank Trackr
http://ranktrackr.com/[/one_half_first][one_half_last]ZIP Lookup by USPS
https://tools.usps.com/go/ZipLookupAction!input.action[/one_half_last][one_half_first]Site Liner
http://www.siteliner.com/[/one_half_first][one_half_last]Category Generator Tool
http://blumenthals.com/Google_LBC_Categories[/one_half_last][one_half_first]SyCara Local
http://www.simpartners.com/[/one_half_first][one_half_last]BufferApp
https://buffer.com[/one_half_last]

10 Local SEO Review Tools

[one_half_first]Google Review Widget
http://www.netrite.net/sem-tools/google-reviews-widget/[/one_half_first][one_half_last]TripAdvisor Review Widget
https://www.tripadvisor.com/Widgets[/one_half_last][one_half_first]Review Biz
https://www.brightlocal.com/local-seo-tools/reviewbiz/[/one_half_first][one_half_last]Free Review Monitoring
https://freereviewmonitoring.com/[/one_half_last][one_half_first]Synup Review
https://synup.com/review-tracking.html[/one_half_first][one_half_last]Customer Lobby
https://www.customerlobby.com/[/one_half_last][one_half_first]GetFiveStars
https://www.getfivestars.com/[/one_half_first][one_half_last]Grade.us
https://www.grade.us/[/one_half_last][one_half_first]Review Handout
https://synup.com/tools/review-handout/[/one_half_first][one_half_last]Review Trackers
https://www.reviewtrackers.com/[/one_half_last]

17 Google Chrome Plug-ins for Technical SEO

[one_half_first]Moz Bar
https://chrome.google.com/…/eakacpaijcpapndcfffdgphdiccmpkn…[/one_half_first][one_half_last]Ahrefs SEO Toolbar
https://ahrefs.com/seo-toolbar[/one_half_last][one_half_first]SerpWorx
https://chrome.google.com/…/gkompgmhhdflejbdgfjlmipjpjfdocl…[/one_half_first][one_half_last]SEO Status Pagerank/Alexa Toolbar
https://chrome.google.com/…/bjgpmafbkgcchdjehdpnfgfgbdfahap…[/one_half_last][one_half_first]Majestic Backlink Analyzer
https://chrome.google.com/…/pnmjaflneibolacpepklokkjnakmikm…[/one_half_first][one_half_last]SEOquake
https://chrome.google.com/…/akdgnmcogleenhbclghghlkkdndkjdj…[/one_half_last][one_half_first]WooRank
https://chrome.google.com/…/hlngmmdolgbdnnimbmblfhhndibdipa…[/one_half_first][one_half_last]Open SEO Stats
https://chrome.google.com/…/hbdkkfheckcdppiaiabobmennhijkkn…[/one_half_last][one_half_first]SEO Site Tools
https://chrome.google.com/…/diahigjngdnkdgajdbpjdeomopbpkjjc[/one_half_first][one_half_last]SEO SERP Workbench
https://chrome.google.com/…/ehbgolklgacemnfnmkkpgekngaaggjjl[/one_half_last][one_half_first]Oncrawl SEO page audit
https://chrome.google.com/…/nfojifjnofppeejebpacanapgelnmcem[/one_half_first][one_half_last]YSlow
https://chrome.google.com/…/ninejjcohidippngpapiilnmkgllmakh[/one_half_last][one_half_first]Peek
https://chrome.google.com/…/ffccoaooonomblpmkaidfhphgjgkimod[/one_half_first][one_half_last]SEO META in 1 CLICK
https://chrome.google.com/…/bjogjfinolnhfhkbipphpdlldadpnmhc[/one_half_last][one_half_first]SEO Peek
https://chrome.google.com/…/lkkpfhgjmocgneajknedjhodkjkkclod[/one_half_first][one_half_last]Canonical Inspector
https://chrome.google.com/…/bkhmmnobkapfphodlomnkhdoeopceiki[/one_half_last][one_half_first]ExtensionAlexa Traffic Rank
https://chrome.google.com/…/cknebhggccemgcnbidipinkifmmegdel[/one_half_first][one_half_last][/one_half_last]

 

Keyword Research

Keyword research for beginners
https://moz.com/beginners-guide-to-seo/keyword-research

Definitive guide to keyword research
http://backlinko.com/keyword-research#

Finding keywords with commercial intent
https://www.quicksprout.com/…/how-to-determine-the-commerc…/

 

10 Free Keyword Research Tools

[one_half_first]Google AdWords: Keyword Planner
https://adwords.google.com/KeywordPlanner[/one_half_first][one_half_last]AdWord & SEO Keyword Permutation Generator
http://seo.danzambonini.com/#[/one_half_last][one_half_first]Google Correlate
https://www.google.com/trends/correlate[/one_half_first][one_half_last]IMforSMB Bulk Keyword Generator
http://www.imforsmb.com/tools/bulk-keyword-generator/[/one_half_last][one_half_first]Keyword In
http://keywordin.com/keyword-generator.php[/one_half_first][one_half_last]Soovle
http://www.soovle.com/[/one_half_last][one_half_first]Ubersuggest
https://ubersuggest.io/[/one_half_first][one_half_last]Keyword Tool
http://keywordtool.io/[/one_half_last][one_half_first]WordStream Free Keyword Tool
http://www.wordstream.com//keywords/[/one_half_first][one_half_last]SEO Chat Suggestion Keyword Finder
http://tools.seochat.com/tools/related-keywords-tool/[/one_half_last]

There you have them!

You’ve got all the valuable SEO resources on one page. Now, it is all UP TO YOU to make use of them and become a successful SEO Specialist.

Best of luck, WAHPer! 🙂

 

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