Google's Own Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Starter Guide

Last Update: Jun 12, 2020

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SEO Done the Google Way!

This is really for anyone but is especially useful for the newer Wealthy Affiliate members. You need to know as much about SEO as possible to make sure your site and your content are searchable by all search engines like Google, Yahoo, Bing, and all the others.

Subjects Covered in this Awesome Document

Following are the subjects that are covered by this really important document:

  • Getting started
  • Help Google find your content
  • Tell Google which pages shouldn't be crawled
  • Help Google (and users) understand your content
  • Manage your appearance in Google Search results
  • Organize your site hierarchy
  • Optimize your content
  • Optimize your images
  • Make your site mobile-friendly
  • Promote your website
  • Analyze your search performance and user behavior
  • Appendix: Link URLs used in this paper

You need to read and study all of this to really understand what Google is looking for when it comes to their rules on SEO. I have written several articles here on this subject, but when Google tells you what they are looking for, you need to pay attention.

Here is the link to this SEO done the Google way: (not an affiliate link)

https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/7451184?hl=en

Also notice on the page for this link, their is a bunch more great information that Google has created over on the right side of the page. You should check those out as well or at least bookmark them so you can read them later.

I hope this helps everyone understand SEO from Google's view and if you have any SEO questions, feel free to as in the comments section here and I will answer them all.

Like and share all you want and have a great Wealthy Affiliate and SEO day!

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Recent Comments

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Thanks for this info. I have bookmarked this page for future reference.

I compared what Google recommends and found they correlate exactly to what Jay has taught on his webinars. Good to know.

We must make it a habit to follow these practices every time we write and publish content. This is what levels the playing field.

Cheers.

Edwin

Yes, Jay does a good job of trying to keep us up to date but it never hurt to go directly to the source, Google.

I agree. I didn't know Google published such a document. I have bookmarked your post to get back to the source whenever I wish.

Cheers.

Edwin

Yes, they have tons of information on Google Help.

Hi,
Thanks for sharing this. Definitely need to know.

V/r
Benson

Yes, Benson, you will definitely need it along with the training you are going through here at WA. Enjoy.

Thanks for the tips! I am still new to SEO. This should be helpful.

You are not that new but yes it is very useful information.

New to SEO! I have trouble understanding how SEO works. This guide is helpful. Yes I am not a newbie to WA. FYI, my site has no content yet. I haven't done a thing with it due to all of my recent health challenges that put me on hold with building out my website. This guide from Google is what I need!

Awesome, glad I can help Brenda. If you ever have any questions, feel free to PM me.

Will do.

Appreciate the excellent resource, Curtis 👍

Isaiah 😊

Yes, Isaiah, it is a great source of important information directly from Google's perspective. I think we can all learn a lot from it.

Good morning my dear friend, this is a good share for newbies as well as us old-timers. Have a wonderful weekend my friend.

Yes sir Earl, you as well.

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