Whether you’re brand new to search engine optimization or a seasoned SEO expert, there’s always new information on how to elevate your website continually. Trying to find the best sources of information, trends, and tips on improving visibility and increasing your leads can be tricky, so to help you out, we’ve listed our favorite SEO blogs.
1. Search Engine Land
Digital marketing changes FAST, and it can almost feel impossible to keep up. Fortunately, Search Engine Land makes it a little easier. They’re known as the 24/7 news source with the latest trends, feature announcements, and breaking stories related to digital marketing. The editorial news staff provides great on-going information and news, but you’ll also find contributions from the leading names in digital marketing.
2. Ahrefs Blog
Known for their comprehensive backlinks index, the Ahrefs blog offers useful information on technical SEO, like improving page speed. They don’t leave out the front end aspects of SEO, though, you’ll still find plenty of articles on topics like keyword research and link building.
3. Moz Blog
Founded by Rand Fishkin and Gillian Muessig in 2004, Moz Blog is an excellent source of information for multiple aspects of online marketing, but their main focus is SEO. Their blog does feature news, but their articles tend to be more focused on how-to’s and resources, like cheat sheets on improving local SEO.
4. Search Engine Journal
With news, guides, and how-tos dedicated to SEO and online marketing, Search Engine Journal has a good blend of in-depth articles geared toward beginners and business owners who are just starting to make inroads on SEO and some more advanced topics geared to digital marketing professionals.
5. Search Engine Watch
Search engine watch has been writing about technical SEO since the earliest web searching software came out. That being said, they still cover other topics related to content marketing, social media, and ecommerce. Their site is organized to make it pretty easy to find the subject you’re looking for, whether you want to find articles on Google algorithm updates or using social media to improve your SEO.
6. Search Engine Roundtable
Search Engine Roundtable is a curated source of some of the most interesting and important threads in search engine marketing forums. If you’re interested in keeping up with the conversation and news happening behind the scenes, you’ll want to spend some time here.
7. Yoast Blog
If you have a WordPress website, you probably know about Yoast – the free SEO software that makes it easy to optimize your pages. While the software gives you a foundation, their blog helps you build on your SEO by sharing helpful information about both Technical and Content SEO, plus how to read analytics, optimize your ecommerce site, and make the most out of WordPress. While there’s useful information for everyone, Yoast is specifically geared for beginners or those who may not have a strong SEO foundation.
8. The Raven Blog
With tips for professional digital marketers plus guides for SEO and content marketing for beginners through advanced users, The Raven Blog covers a broad spectrum of information and is valuable to just about anyone. Plus, the articles are comprehensive and informative without being overly long or filled with technical jargon.
9. Marketing Land
The content and layout may seem similar to Search Engine Land because this is the sister site. Marketing Land is an excellent source to learn about marketing trends, find out about breaking stories, and hear feature announcements, and all positioned explicitly for digital marketing.