48 tips for SEO newbies from 48 experienced SEOs

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48 tips for SEO newbies from 48 experienced SEOs

A few weeks ago, we asked Raven’s Facebook Page fans, who are some seriously experienced SEOs, this question:

“If someone new to SEO asked you for your BEST piece of advice, what would you say?”

Everyone had tips for SEO newbies. A few themes emerged — educate yourself, pay attention to content, find another job. Which advice is most like your own? Click any image to tweet this with your words of wisdom.

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Want to see everything that everyone wrote? (We used excerpts from a couple of our more loquacious fans.) Read the original Facebook post. And be sure to Like Raven’s Facebook Page for more polls, jokes, tips and other stuff you can’t find anywhere else!

Want to know how we made all these images in less than an hour? Check our our post on the best quote photo tools. We used Quozio this time around.

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Arienne Holland is the Director of Marketing and Customer Experience at Raven. She divides her time between outreach, writing, teaching and understanding developers. Before Raven, Arienne spent more than a decade as an editor and graphic designer for Gannett. She was a 2010 Pulitzer Prize Finalist for team breaking news journalism. She likes bread, books and bourbon.

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  • http://www.enukesoftware.com/ ziyamarshal

    I have seen many blogs till now but your presentation of way is too marvelous.Really you helped a lot for me as well beginners. I love one one point that . DO not promise to your clients about rankings :) Thank you so much

  • Spook SEO

    Hi Arienne!
    I love the tips you have shared here. I believe that many newbies will learn a lot from this post. I totally agree with Keith Goode. We really need to follow the guidelines provided by Google. I think tricks and trends change but the guidelines don’t.

  • YoYo Jatt

    Wow Great to see this post here, Will Use in My Website

  • http://www.highquality-seo.com/ SEOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    Great list of quotes. Thanks for sharing.

  • Jeffrey
  • Young Scott

    This article is very interesting, I continue to learn about SEO, especially for geo-targeted pages on Google Indonesia. I have seen this in 2013, SEO is more difficult, since more and more difficult to predict Google. SEOClerks is my 1st choice for hiring SEO professionals.

  • Tanvir

    Loved all the Quotes about SEO. Thanks for sharing with us.

  • siddarthaharan H.R.S

    nice and cool ways to use last one “Find a new job ” was innovative to listen and laugh

  • http://www.ronvanpeursem.com/ Ron VanPeursem

    Hi, again, Arienne – Loved this (as I already said!), but also included your post in my “Best Marketing Quotes” weekly round-up (yesterday) on my blog. Yea!!

  • http://www.inboundmarketingexpert.org/ Inbound Marketing Expert

    Great Quotes about SEO

    Thanks

  • http://www.lionleaf.com/ CT Web Design

    My observation: we have here listed different approaches

  • http://www.ronvanpeursem.com/ Ron VanPeursem

    Arrienne! Thanks for putting together such a great collection. One trend I see in here: forget trying to game the search engines! Put together awesome content for people, and then let the SEO sort of “take care of itself”. It’s very refreshing to see this trend growing!

  • RavenArienne

    Of course there’s more! But our original question, from which these tips came, was this: “If someone new to SEO asked you for your BEST piece of advice, what would you say?” I’m not surprised at the simple answers. In fact, more than one person suggested “Follow the basics” or “Start with basics.” That’s where every newbie should begin :)

  • RavenArienne

    That’s applicable advice in general, perhaps ;) I loved that exchange.

  • RavenArienne

    *Almost* but not quite… It should be pretty SEO friendly ;)

  • RavenArienne

    Not sure if I detect a little sarcasm there :) … but I can say I have met many SEOs who pride themselves on independent, critical thinking. A good life tip, and a good SEO tip for newbies.

  • http://www.seonatural.com.br/ Seo Natural

    This is a great post even if it is not SEO friendly ;)
    (I mean images wuth almost the same alt property…)

  • Jon Hogg

    Be yourself with pride? Great SEO tip

  • Alysson Fergison

    British is always enough, Grant. :)

  • robdwoods

    Thanks all! I think too many people hope SEO can be their savior and aren’t willing to take an honest look at their own business or site and admit that their baby is ugly. Do something to deserve to rank and I’ll help you get there. Be mediocre and eventually there will be nothing SEO can do to save you. You have to be awesome first!

  • Grant Simmons

    I aspire to be “loquacious”
    For now, being British is enough.

  • Grant Simmons

    Cheers for the (two) mentions!
    Great content idea (well done Raven!) and certainly covers some great SEO advice, especially the bit about “marrying someone rich” :-)

  • RavenCourtney

    Yup, they’re all quotes. They’re originally from a conversation on Raven’s Facebook page, so we designed them differently for a blog post since not all our customers follow every conversation on Facebook.

  • soman

    All above tips are seems to be simply as quote. Content, keyword, there is nothing more about it auh?

  • RavenCourtney

    So true! We think Rob’s so smart we’ve got a guest blog post from him coming up! :)

  • shaycw

    I like the quote by Rob Woods. “First build something great, then SEO becomes easy.” If you have a great site with great content, it will generate a lot of social shares and natural links. Your personal link building efforts will also become more fruitful when you have something great to share with people.

  • troyfawkes

    Nice :D

  • RavenCourtney

    Andrew, thanks for adding to our list of SEO wisdom. Agree with you on all counts!

  • RavenCourtney

    Troy, you can find all of the images separately on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152855845315274.1073741827.210640440273&type=3

  • troyfawkes

    This is really well-done :) Have you considered buffering all of the images and sending them out across social? I wanted to share just a couple of them… :)

  • http://www.apjdigital.com/ Andrew

    Great list with lots of great points. It’s hard to pick one out but ‘First build something great then SEO becomes easy’ is my favourite although clients that want to do this seem few and far between at times..

    Large numbers still think of SEO as an afterthought once a site is complete and expect a mediocre site to rank at the top of the search results and don’t listen to advice and warnings then end up getting ripped off.. If it’s to good too be true it generally is, search engines want quality content not crap..

  • Alysson Fergison

    Son of a… always a bridesmaid, never a bride! ;)

    I’m glad you like the Endless Knot analogy. I’ve always explained how individual SEO tactics relate to the overall strategy in those terms. An Endless Knot is also an integral part of my SEOAly logo. :)

  • RavenArienne

    Ooo… I remember yours, Alysson! You had 3 separate, excellent points! ;) But the knot metaphor was so good, I focused on that. It’s not one that I have heard a million times, and it was different from the other posts.

    Also, our *most* loquacious fan wrote 101 words. You clocked in at 92 ;)

  • Alysson Fergison

    “(We used excerpts from a couple of our more loquacious fans.)…”

    Seriously? Everyone knows you’re talking about me. You could have just called me out by name. ;) It’s no secret that I’m the bitch who will never STFU, no matter how many times I’m told/begged/ordered to.

  • RavenCourtney

    Of course, Michelle. Your advice is VERY important, too.

  • http://michellelowery.com/ Michelle Lowery

    Love the way this is presented! And thanks so much for including me in such fantastic company! :-)

  • RavenCourtney

    Thanks for being a part of it, Pam!

  • http://seoessentialsolutions.com/ PamRavenwood

    Agreed Carrie, brilliant idea.

  • RavenCourtney

    Thanks, Carrie! It was a great idea by Arienne, and those quote photo-creating tools do make it really easy. Feel free to borrow liberally!

  • Carrie Hill

    Beyond a really great list of advice for newbie SEO’s – I have to give big Kudos to the Raven Team for how this is presented. Very inspiring – I’ll try really hard not to rip it off :)