This article is helpful for you If !
You are a Businessman and trying to learn SEO
You are a Student and trying to learn SEO
You are already a Digital Marketer and using old tricks to do SEO
Keeping your Website or your Business safe from any of the Google's Penalty must be your first thought is 2017. Google has become too strict to plagiarism and link stuffing, so it is recommended to not to over do SEO.
Here i will tell you some points to remember in 2017 while learning or doing SEO.
Few things before i go ahead:-
Free and Paid, both kind of education is available on internet. It depends upon your ability to learn what method you choose.
It is all about practically doing it. Only reading some books will not help you.
Do not run. Understand the Basics first. SEO is steady, slow and painful process.
Here are the 5 steps I would suggest every beginner to follow in order to learn SEO?
You can learn almost every thing in SEO if you have the right questions in your mind.
From "What is SEO?" to "Advance SEO" you can learn through Google. If you are a knowledge hungry person all you need is the answers of your all questions what you would probably ask to your trainer as well.
When you know how to use Google for yourself, You are completing the 1st step of your learning here because Search Engine Optimization is all about "How a user can think while searching for your services/products or similar ones".
A Basic and Robust knowledge is very necessary for beginners. Do not misguide yourself by acquiring short tricks.
Understand the fact that Google is regularly updating it's algorithm and eventually it will find out that your work is not according to guidelines.
Build your basic knowledge, Learn about popular tools like
These are the easy tools you can start with and sufficient enough to give an idea about your work.
I started with these tools and became a Digital Marketing Consultant having hands-on experience on over 50 tools.
You can not learn SEO without doing it.
Stop thinking to gain theoretical knowledge about SEO and start a free blog to implement your learning.
This is the best way to learn and every person has to go through all practicals to have a real time experience of problems and solutions.
While doing SEO you will get the actual idea how Search Engines think and act on your published content.
You will learn where and what to do.
You will learn the basic uses of all the above mention tools.
That is why
Don't wait ......!
Start doing it as soon as you gain basic knowledge.
That is something i did not learn while learning SEO.
You would have reactions similar to this while doing SEO because theory and practical both are different.
The best guide ever for beginners is the YouTube which provides you live screen for every real time problem you face in SEO.
The most effective learning is when, you
By watching YouTube you can do all three and become a master of the subject.
Experience is the best teacher ever, Right ?
Why don't we take advantage of other's Experience?
There are people who are already very experienced and skilled. They are spreading their knowledge by writing blogs. Be a regular reader of these blogs and get some insights of real time experience what they share on their blogs.
Some of my favorite blogs that i used to read while learning are following:-
Search Engine Land
Search Engine Watch
Some personal blogs to follow for beginners:-
There are many more blogs and digital marketing consultants who provide free learning but these are some that i used to read when i started.
These are the processes which will automatically start pumping knowledge into you. Even professionals also use YouTube and Google to solve the real time problems. To learn digital marketing I would say Self learning is the best way to learn Digital Marketing ever. As you grow older in the industry you will learn through the experience and your knowledge will become more robust.