MdLandsverk asked
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I am new to SEO and have a couple questions

Hi everyone

My name is Marius, I am a 19-year-old student and freelancer from Norway with a background in sales. I just recently ended up looking at some beginner's guides for SEO and thought it was really interesting. 

What I was wondering about is the following:

What did you do that helped you learn SEO?

What are good places to start learning SEO?

And would anyone be open to take on someone like me, and guide them through the jungle of misinformation regarding SEO?

Looking forward to the response!

Kind regards from Norway and stay safe!

Avatar for member KnowOneSpecial
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Well Marius

"What did I do that helped me learn SEO" ?

I built a website and ranked it on page one of Google.  Took a a couple of years, found out that all the free tools out there are ok, but don't stand up to paid tools.  There is a pretty big gap between what the free tools will do and what paid tools will help you get done.

"What are good places to learn SEO from" ?

Here is just one good place.  Quite a few professionals here as moderators.

Then I suggest you put these sites on your weekly visit list for a while.

Search Engine Land 
Search Engine Journal
Neil Patel

I doubt anyone here will take you on as an intern, but this site was created to help people just like yourself.  

If you have questions, just ask.  Someone will provide an answer,

People to listen to:

  • Chedders
  • Matt1966
  • TSTobler
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I'd also like to add "KnowOneSpecial" to the list of people, haha.

Also, I'd recommend Backlinko too. Moz' starter SEO guide is also useful for new SEOs.

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Hello Marius,

I particularly like reading books about SEO and SEO ideas. Peter Kent was an early author I enjoyed. In more recent times I have enjoyed Tim Kitchen and Will Coombe.

On the web and YouTube you have so much it is almost impossible to identify something specific. Moz is excellent and so are the mini videos by Koozai TV focusing on aspects of SEO practice.

Some of the forums are very good and very helpful.

I have been actively involved in the SEO and website promotion world since 2001 and I would urge you to learn and develop your knowledge of the basics and always rely on them. Obviously, from time-to-time there are changes and new bits to take on, however, in my experience, much of what works and what matters has changed very little.

Best of luck


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Avatar for member Anny
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To learn SEO, he must first work on a site. Through which Google will give him rank. Many times many people use paid tools to rank the site. Which is very harmful so free tool should be used.

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Avatar for member stellamartin
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Here are some of the reliable sources for learning SEO basics :

1.Moz SEO guide -

2.Backlinko guide -

3. Neil Patel SEO guide -

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