How To Learn SEO Fast

written by BlogEx on May 7, 2008 in Blog Optimization and Internet Marketing and SEO with 12 comments

Search engine optimization (SEO) is probably one of the most desired skills to learn as a website owner. When you know how to do SEO, you have no limits to the amount of money you can make online because you can literally create unlimited traffic to your websites without paying for each visitor (like PPC).

I get asked lots of questions about SEO tricks and techniques that I use, and I try to respond to each of these the best I can if I have free time to do so.

I consider myself an SEO expert, but not because I study SEO 8 hours per day and know precisely when each search engine changes their algorithms. I’m an expert because I know the 95% core knowledge that it takes to get a site ranked in the search engines. The last 5% is the highly technical, “nerdy” stuff that nobody even needs to know to be successful.

The core concepts of SEO haven’t really changed that much over the years. The blackhat strategies of trying to beat the search engines have changed and will change frequently because those methods always get caught by the search engines.

There’s really only 2 parts to the SEO puzzle.

First is the onsite stuff. This includes your website’s title tags, meta tags, internal linking strategies, proper use of alt tags, and quality of content.

Second is the offsite SEO stuff. This includes the number of incoming links from other sites, the quality of incoming links from other sites and the anchor text being used from other sites who link to you.

That’s all there is to it. I’ve gotten #1 rankings in VERY competitive niche markets using nothing more than this knowledge.

Sure, there are other nerdy SEO best practices and lots of theories about the best way to do SEO, but if you can do the two parts I listed above and do them very well, you will get high rankings, guaranteed.

The only trick to SEO is knowing how to do these things. Knowing how to write good title tags, how to get quality links to your website, how to link to your other pages within your site, etc. You need to learn the knowledge first, then you need to use the tools to make the process faster and easier.

Anytime someone would ask me for specific advice in the past, I would refer them to Aaron Wall’s SEO book. Unfortunately Aaron changed his business model from a fantastic SEO Ebook to a paid membership site that teaches all internet marketing topics now. I haven’t joined his membership site, so I can’t speak to its content, but I know anytime you go from an expert in one topic to a jack of all trades, you tend to lose quality in each individual topics.

If I had more time available, I’d probably just make my own training course to share all the things I’ve learn about getting sites to rank in search engines. But, between the buying and selling websites class I’m running now, updating this blog plus the other 4 web businesses I manage, there’s no time to take on another project.

So, I started my search to find a new training source I could refer people to who needed to learn SEO. I ended up buying this course and was pleasantly surprised to see how in depth it was and how easy it was to understand, even for a complete newbie (I had my 62 year old, computer illiterate neighbor read it to confirm how easy it is to understand..and no I’m not joking!)

The creator of the course is also the same guy who created the best SEO tool ever created for saving time and making SEO 100 times easier.

I’ll still be sharing my useful tips and SEO techniques via this blog, but if you want the full story, in depth and easy to follow SEO education you can put into use today, then you should pick up a copy of the course. It’s about a hundred bucks, but when you think about how much you’ll spend on PPC ads if you don’t learn SEO, it’s literally a drop in the bucket.

If you get into a competitive market and have to pay $0.50 per click for 100 visitors per day in Adwords, you’ll rack up $100 in just TWO DAYS. On the other hand, you can buy the course for $100, learn SEO and learn how to drive FREE traffic to your site forever. Shouldn’t be a tough decision…

The software tool is not required for SEO, but it will save you a ton of time when it comes to getting links to your site and researching the best keywords to go after.

This training book is the perfect compliment to the niche store money making idea I told you about a couple weeks ago. There were lots of questions when I posted that case study about how I was able to get free traffic to a new site as quickly as I did. Brad’s course will show you the same techniques I used (and a couple others I didn’t even know about myself that I’ll be testing this week).

Looking forward to reading the comments after you guys start implementing some of these SEO ideas and start getting your free traffic…