Beginning SEO, Social Signals & SEO Myths

Here at Web Gnomes, we stay on top of the ever-changing world of Internet Marketing so you don’t have to. We enjoy learning new tricks of the trade and putting them to practice in the work that we do for our esteemed clients. Here is some of the most helpful Internet marketing info we came across this week:

Updated for 2012: The Beginner’s Guide to SEO

SEOmoz has updated their fabulous The Beginner’s Guide to SEO. The introduction has several new sections and other additions include:

  • Building for Users, Not Search Engines
  • The Power of Social Sharing
  • Link Building Strategies
  • Search Engine Tools
  • New Strategies for Using Data After Tracking Search Queries
  • Myths and Misconceptions about Search Engines
  • Suggestions On What to Do After Tracking Your Search Queries

I know I’ll be reviewing those updated sections!

NOTE: We also have a pretty amazing SEO Beginner’s Guide. Check it out! :)

Social Signals: This Changes Everything

You probably know a lot about SEO. Like the fact that title tags are important, and relevant, quality “inlinks” are super important. But did you know that “social signals” are becoming increasingly important?

Social signals are that buzz that is created when you post an awesome article and you get lots of tweets and likes and +1s. And it matters.

Learn more about social signals and SEO in this great post by Rob Ousbey.

10 Myths That Scare SEOs But Shouldn’t – Whiteboard Friday

I just love myth busters! Today, Rand Fishkin helps SEOs all over the world relax about ten common SEO myths. This is better than yoga!

Happy Friday and enjoy your loooooong weekend!

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