I am looking at trying to learn more about SEO and would be grateful if anyone has read Jerry West's "The Google Search Engine Best Practices Guide" or Planet Ocean's "The Unfair Advantage, Winning the Search Engine Wars" and which they consider the best.



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I have not read or heard of any of those books - I dont read much of those books but instead I go to Mashable and here for ideas on best practices.

I'm much more into new updates on the forums and not into books because search engines always update.

Brad Callen has a very good book "SEO Mindset"

I had to do a little research to find it but I remember reading it years and years ago. This is still essential reading for SEO 2010.

Hefter, Richard & Martin Moskof. THE GREAT BIG ALPHABET PICUTRE BOOK WITH LOTS OF WORDS. Illus. in flat colors by Richard Hefter. Grosset & Dunlap (1972) Illustrated boards, 4to, (32 pages) Style of the psychedelic illustration era of the 1960-1970's.

I think if you want to keep up with the pace of Google, you might want to keep an eye on some hot sites like seobook or seomoz. :)


SeoBook and SeoMoz is something I would definately check :)
Else I have a book called SEO Bible - which I'm fond of... THICK :)

SeoBook and SeoMoz is something I would definately check :)

i concur... SEO book is good for the basics. SeoMoz can get a little more advanced. They both have some great tools.

Oh ya I forgot.

The Thesaurus
Another great SEO book that someone came out with just a little while ago!

Hey guys, To be frank with you, I never learnt any SEO books, I learned SEO via SEO forums & via some other blog posts. Then, I have implemeted the things which I have learnt and got success. Now, I have ranked top # 10 on Goolge for most of my sites. So, from my point of view, It is better to stick with SEO forum to get to know more info ins and outs & updates on SEO industry. :D

one online tool that could and can help webmasters is http://ministatus.com. it returns various results related to SEO and SMO as well as a price evaluation of the queried domain.

Planet Ocean is the best for me :)

The critical part of SEO is to have the right SEO mindset, and attain pointers that can assist in succeeding when it comes to free search engine traffic. I will lay out 3 important SEO mindset basics based on my experience, that many people can overlook or get wrong.

1.) Submitting your site to many Search Engines

In getting search engine traffic the most obvious thing to do would be to submit a site to many; or as many search engines as humanly possible. The fact of the matter is that you do not need to submit your site to any search engines at all. Spending time on other activities such as building internal & external links that will point to or within your website pages. Another activity would be writing good content for your site, such as seen in article marketing. In addition, you can submit to social bookmarking sites or article directories that will get more traffic. What this will end up doing is getting the search engines to indirectly index your and as a side effect rank you high with the possibility of much more search engine traffic coming.

2.) Rush to get High PR but Not Search Engine Traffic

Many are excited to get High PR, but the reality is that PR is not equivalent to search engine traffic at all. If you have a high PR site but are not targeting to a right set of keywords for seo, you will not get get the expectations you want in terms of search engine traffic. Therefore, a right seo mindset for PR is developed from people linking to your site. If web pages with a PR5 link to you, you should be able to get a PR4. And this is all that it means. A high PR page will get indexed more regularly than sites below but that is the only true benefit from high PR, thus not meaning you will get more search engine traffic to your site.

One of the best ways to get high search engine traffic is to forget about high PR as it will come slowly once you add links that point to your site. Focusing in on writing more articles, and posting valuable unique content to your blog daily with a low competition long tail keyword will have the search engines satisfied; or in other words search engines love this and will rank you a higher position.

PR 101- What PR signifies is Page Rank, and this is what Google and other search engines generally apply to each page on the web. Search Engines such as Google also apply a score between 0 and 10 to PR (page rank). Thus, new pages will typically have a page rank of 0. On a yearly basis, search engines update page rank approximately 4 times.

3.) Not needing SEO, already ranked high For My Name

Many people consider that having a specific phrase ranked high in the search engine is enough to not need SEO. For example; “Breaking the bank with Billy”. Being ranked high for specific phrases is a good thing but the fact is that the number of people searching for this specific phrase is extremely low, if any. This is why it is wise to do SEO, and to aim for much more common phrases, such as “making money online fast”, since this would be a higher aim for searchers online.

I have not read or heard of any of these books - I read a lot of these books, but I'm going to Mashable and here for ideas on best practices.

The best seo book that i really recommend you to purchase out are:-> Marketing in the Age of Google and The Art of SEO....

I'd hate to say this, but by the time that a book on SEO is published, whatever techniques they share in the book will be outdated. It's best to read what SEO blogs are saying to get the latest!

Google is the best way to learn out the SEO.Well in the case of SEO books i had already completed are 1_The Art of the SEO and 2_The SEO Bible...

SEOBook works for me. It has nice youtube footage from Aaron Wall himself and it tells me more than I need to know. I love it.

i think you can learn seo online
it is free and you can learn a lot about seo basic knowledge

Well, I've not read these book. I always read e-book or pdf file for getting some knowledge regard SEO. In addition, I also used Wikipedia which is more relevant.

Good points. At present selection of some top keywords and then adding links to the websites containing the right anchors seem to be very important indeed. Based on the niches selected some number of incoming backlinks would be needed.

SEO is advancing so fast, that a book will be outdated before it goes to print. Forums are the best place to learn, in my opinion.

Well what is the need of a book if you can get heaps of information online from journals, magazines and forums like this where people are discussing up to date issues relating to SEO...?

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