Recommended SEO book?

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When it comes to SEO, I'm a complete beginner. I hear people discussing "long tail keywords", and I'm fed up with not knowing what the Sam Hill they're talking about.

To help rectify this situation, I've found a book on Amazon that I like the look of: "Get to the Top on Google" by David..."Get to the Top on Google" by David...

Would you guys recommend this, or is there something better out there?
#book #recommended #seo
  • Profile picture of the author Mark Brian
    This is all you need my friend, straight from the horse's mouth: http://www.google.com/webmasters/doc...rter-guide.pdf
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    • Profile picture of the author John Henderson
      Thank you for that, Mark. It's much appreciated!
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  • Profile picture of the author AndyBlackSEO
    I think just reading through relevent forums will give you all the information you need. ie - seoelite.com/chat BradCallen.com and ask-me-about.com

    Also, I think you can get Brad Callen's SEO Mindset book for free. A proper book, not an ebook.

    To answer your question if you haven't already found out. Long tailed keywords are less competitive / generic words or phrases within a niche. ie - 'promotional products' is not long tailed... but 'low cost promotional products' is.

    It is far easy to rank higher for long tailed keywords than more competitive, shorter phrases. Especially for new websites. These are also referred to as low hanging fruit. They are easier to get!

    Hope that helps.

    Andy
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    • Profile picture of the author John Henderson
      Thank you, Andy. I'll check those links out!
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  • Profile picture of the author vuedoolor
    I rather buy a book and learn about SEO than to wonder all over the forums wasting time trying to find answers about SEO
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  • Profile picture of the author eseller
    long tail keywords can be easily ranked for coz the competition is low, so u can make one page/kw and get extra traffic
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  • Profile picture of the author Clark Cassidy
    Usually by the time these books are put out on the market, the algorithms have changed.

    If I were you, I would just save my money and browse around on the front page of forums for a few minutes a day. This is really the only way to stay current as things are changing practically all the time.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Henderson
    Thanks Clark. To be honest, the latest SEO advice is completely lost on me as I don't even have a grasp of the basics. I was hoping to find a gentle introduction that would bring me up to speed so that I can decipher the posts in this forum!
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    • Profile picture of the author Clark Cassidy
      Originally Posted by John Henderson View Post

      Thanks Clark. To be honest, the latest SEO advice is completely lost on me as I don't even have a grasp of the basics. I was hoping to find a gentle introduction that would bring me up to speed so that I can decipher the posts in this forum!
      Gotchya.

      SEO Book is a good book. I'm not sure if it's still updated, but the information in it will definitely give you a great basic understanding.
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  • Profile picture of the author Suzanne Morrison
    Hi John,

    I just released an ebook on SEO earlier this week. It is up to date and aimed at beginner's. There is also a free email course on my site about SEO.

    Cheers,
    Suzanne
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    • Profile picture of the author John Henderson
      Originally Posted by Suzanne Morrison View Post

      I just released an ebook on SEO earlier this week. It is up to date and aimed at beginner's. There is also a free email course on my site about SEO.
      Sorry for the delayed reply, Suzanne! I'd forgot to check back for replies to this thread. What a bloke I am... :rolleyes:

      Thanks for the link to your SEO book. I've checked out the site and I'm impressed with what you've created. I've yet to create my own site, but when I do and need to SEO it, I'll be back to pay your site a visit.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Henderson
    Thanks, Dirky47. I have so many questions, I fear that I'd fill the forum up!
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  • Profile picture of the author cozandeffect
    Hi John,

    I just bought this book last week, and have nothing but good things to say about it. SEO is one of those topics where everyone has an opinion, and it's nice to hear from an expert.
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    • Profile picture of the author John Henderson
      Originally Posted by cozandeffect View Post

      I just bought this book last week, and have nothing but good things to say about it.
      Hello there, cozandeffect. Do you mean the book that I mentioned in my opening post?
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