Basic SEO

The term SEO encompasses a wide variety of tactics and techniques, which can be intimidating if you're just getting started in the field. These posts take it back to basics so you can build a strong foundation of SEO knowledge.

By Dr. Pete Meyers
19 Nov 2018

Going Meta on Your SEO

Dr. Pete Meyers explains best practices for optimizing Meta tags on your website in this simple guide -- check it out to master this basic SEO tactic.
By Andrew Dennis
13 Nov 2018

How to Do Keyword Research - A Comprehensive Guide

We created a comprehensive guide on how to do keyword research, from start to finish. This guide will walk you through all the necessary steps to conduct effective SEO keyword research. ##FEATUREDPOST
By Sloan Roseberry
07 Nov 2018

Do-It-Yourself Technical SEO Audit: A Beginner’s Guide to SEO Audits [Visual Guide / Infographic]

Ready to try your hand at your first SEO audit? This visual guide will help you get started. Also included is a print download -- it makes a great poster!
By Wes Marsh
22 Oct 2018

Race to the Top: Quick Tips for Faster Page Speed

The average web user will leave a page after a 3 second load time. Here are 5 tips for staying ahead of the recent Speed Update to mobile search rankings.
By Sloan Roseberry
04 Oct 2018

Announcing PAGES Issue #4: SEO ROI & Results

We’re excited to announce the launch of Issue #4 of PAGES - An SEO Magazine. Get details about this issue's contributors and stories, and learn how to subscribe.
By Peter Buffington
18 Sep 2018

The Real Gold: Learning from On-Site Search Data

Get ahold of some customer research gold: your website's on-site search function can reveal what visitors are really want from your website.
By Olga Andrienko
10 Sep 2018

Crafting Content Magic: Applying Keyword Research to Content Marketing

SEMrush's Olga Andrienko explains the role of keyword research in content marketing. Learn to create content for your audience and draw them to your site.

Rethinking Conventional Keyword Research

Ahref's Tim Soulo explains why search volume metrics can limit your understanding of the traffic potential for targeting a given keyword.
By Matt Vazquez
15 Aug 2018

Why Thinking Like Your Customers Is Important for Keyword Research

To reach your customers on the web, you have to understand how they think. Matt Vazquez explains how to connect with customers for better keyword research.
By Nicholas Chimonas
25 Jul 2018

You're Not Ready for Link Building...Yet!

Nicholas Chimonas explains what you need to know before you begin a link building campaign, including a checklist to help you make sure you're prepared.