Friday, January 22, 2010Webmaster Level: Beginner
Want to eat healthier and exercise more in 2010? That's tough! Want to learn about search engine optimization (SEO) so you can disregard the rumors and know what's important? That's easy! Here's how to gain SEO knowledge as you go about your new start to 2010:
Step 1: Absorb the basics
- If you like to learn by reading, download our SEO Starter Guide for reading while you're on an exercise bike, training for Ironman.
- Or, if you're more a video watcher, try listening to my " Search Friendly Development " session while you're cleaning your house. Keep in mind that some parts of the presentation are a little more technical.
For good measure, and because at some point you'll hear references to them, check out our webmaster guidelines for yourself.
Step 2: Explore details that pique your interest
Step 3: Verify ownership of your site in Webmaster Tools
A sample message regarding the crawlability of your site
Step 4: Research before you do anything drastic