Top SEO books recommended by experts

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Fundamentals of SEO

Understanding the concepts of SEO starts with understanding the fundamentals. On your way to mastery, it's crucial for you to understand how certain concepts were derived, and why things work like they do. Starting with these resources is the best way to do so.

Search Engine Optimization: An Hour a Day Gradiva Couzin

Search Engine Optimization: An Hour a Day Gradiva Couzin

Influence search engine results and bring targeted traffic to your Web site with an hour a day of search engine optimization (SEO). Drawing on years of experience as successful SEO consultants, Jennifer Grappone and Gradiva Couzin provide detailed, practical, and often surprisingly simple techniques for improving results. Their simple strategies include setting SEO goals, site optimization, developing and implementing a strategy that might include both free and paid efforts, and tools for monitoring trends, measuring the competition, and tracking results

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Product-Led SEO: The Why Behind Building Your Organic Growth Strategy

Product-Led SEO: The Why Behind Building Your Organic Growth Strategy

When it comes to SEO, success often depends not on what you do but on how you do it. That is why Product-Led SEO digs deep into the logic and theory of SEO instead of offering step-by-step guidelines and techniques. You will learn to develop your own best practices and see where most SEO strategies go astray.

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SEO For Dummies

SEO For Dummies

Search Engine Optimization For Dummies shows website owners, developers, and search engine optimizers (SEOs) how to create a website that ranks at the top of search engines and has high-volume traffic, while answering the essential question of "how do I get people to visit my site?"

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How to Get to the Top of Google: The Plain English Guide to SEO Tim Kitchen

How to Get to the Top of Google: The Plain English Guide to SEO Tim Kitchen

***Comes With FREE Bonuses Worth Over £400 Including An Expert SEO Review, Further Video Training And Rank Tracking Software. This book has taught more than 10,000 business owners, Marketing Managers, marketing students and even professional marketing agency staff how to increase the ranking of any website: #1 in Advertising #1 in Web Marketing #1 in Sales and Marketing #1 in E-Commerce

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Local SEO Secrets: 20 Local SEO Strategies You Should be Using NOW

Local SEO Secrets: 20 Local SEO Strategies You Should be Using NOW

Roger Bryan is an investor, bestselling author, and sought after Enterprise SEO Consultant. He has run Local Marketing Campaigns for some of the world’s largest companies, including Microsoft's© Partner Program, Goodwill Industries, MedStar Health, and over 1,000 companies of various sizes. He is best known for his work in the non-profit sector, where he's helped raise more than $150,000,000.

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The Art of SEO

The Art of SEO

Three acknowledged experts in search engine optimization share guidelines and innovative techniques that will help you plan and execute a comprehensive SEO strategy. Complete with an array of effective tactics from basic to advanced, this fourth edition prepares digital marketers for 2023 and beyond with updates on SEO tools and new search engine optimization methods that have reshaped the SEO landscape, including how generative AI can be used to support SEO and SEO-related tasks. Novices will receive a thorough SEO education, while experienced SEO practitioners get an extensive reference to support ongoing engagements.

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Specializations and Deeper SEO Knowledge

You've got your basics in order – time to move on to some advanced and specialized concepts. SEO is evolving every day, these books can help you master it.

The Art of SEO: Mastering Search Engine Optimization

The Art of SEO: Mastering Search Engine Optimization

Three acknowledged experts in search engine optimization share guidelines and innovative techniques that will help you plan and execute a comprehensive SEO strategy. Complete with an array of effective tactics from basic to advanced, this third edition prepares digital marketers for 2016 with updates on SEO tools and new search engine optimization methods that have reshaped the SEO landscape Novices will receive a thorough SEO education, while experienced SEO practitioners get an extensive reference to support ongoing engagements. Comprehend SEOâ??s many intricacies and complexities Explore the underlying theory and inner workings of search engines Understand the role of social media, user data, and links Discover tools to track results and measure success Examine the effects of Googleâ??s Panda and Penguin algorithms Consider opportunities in mobile, local, and vertical SEO Build a competent SEO team with defined roles Glimpse the future of search and the SEO industry Visit the book

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Faster, Smarter, Louder: Master Attention in a Noisy Digital Market Aaron Agius

Faster, Smarter, Louder: Master Attention in a Noisy Digital Market Aaron Agius

In today’s online world, a brand’s success lies in combining technological planning and social strategies to draw customers in—and keep them coming back for more. Without a strong digital platform, time and money are wasted, content sits unnoticed, and prospective clients disappear. Fortunately, two seasoned digital marketers have a plan to make your brand succeed. In Faster, Smarter, Louder, Aaron Agius and Gián Clancey share the secrets that transformed their two-person agency into a global leader in digital marketing. Through personal stories and real-world research, Aaron and Gián demonstrate that landing multimillion-dollar clients isn’t just about AdWords, SEO, and social media. To make a splash, you need to provide value, be authentic, and make human connections. Learn how to craft a digital marketing strategy that combines industry-proven strategies with contemporary social science. The result is a brand that is visible, in-demand, and built for the long haul—in a word, louder!

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Advanced Web Metrics with Google Analytics

Advanced Web Metrics with Google Analytics

This book is intended for use by customers using Google Classic Analytics and does not cover the newer Google Universal Analytics or related Google Tag Manager. Google Analytics is the free tool used by millions of web site owners to assess the effectiveness of their efforts. Its revised interface and new features will offer even more ways to increase the value of your web site, and this book will teach you how to use each one to best advantage. Featuring new content based on reader and client requests, the book helps you implement new methods and concepts, track social and mobile visitors, use the new multichannel funnel reporting features, understand which filters to use, and much more.

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