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What books on SEO have you read?



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What books on SEO have you read?

Looking through Amazon, I noticed that there are more than a few books on SEO. Knowing how dynamic this subject is, I am skeptical that any book can accurately capture all relevant information on this matter, and distill it all into a single volume. In fact, the most popular book in Amazon's list has little more than 300++ reviews. I am guessing that there are hundreds of thousands involved with online marketing, and using SEO in particular. So given this assumption, the 300++ reviews would suggest that online marketers and SEO practitioners are not fond of reading books on the subject. I would guess that the professionals would prefer to get their information from online sources.

So I would like to verify this, and ask the SEO experts in this forum, what books on SEO have you read, or currently reading? Or are you learning from somewhere else?

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itommy

Some ebooks that I read
SEO 2017: Learn search engine optimization with smart internet marketing strategies
SEO Marketing: Internet Marketing Secrets
SEO: The definitive guide to keyword research

Hope it helps!




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Tronia

Ooo, where did you find them itommy? Just from Google? Also, are they free or do you have to purchase them? I'd love to read a few of them if they're free... but if it's paid then I'll stick to the good old internet learning method What books on SEO have you read?




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overcast

I have only read most of the MOZ Guides. As SEO is competitive world. Writing book and then publishing may outdate a lot of content. You can't really write a good book on white hat and on page SEO becuase that would be filled in single book. So it depends on those factors. This is the reason I have not yet found any good SEO book.




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hermessantos

I also agree with you. Books can make content obsolete, so constant updates would be needed to keep the subject fresh.

I also accompany the MOZ guide. The Google question and answer groups and some youtube video are my main sources of learning.




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overcast

Which popular SEO authority is on youtube posting actively? I don't know many youtube authority on youtube. So do share if you know any good youtube creators who are into SEO information. I mostly watch the videos on the adwords, analytics and facebook ads. I guess those are easy to find these days as there is a huge demand for those.




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Neiltarquin

The only thing that I've read about SEO is it's definition and branches from Wikipedia. It is a broad topic to tackle so I didn't give much attention to it.




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Tronia

I have honestly never read a single SEO book. I don't even know how good they are. I just don't have the need to when all I need to do is type whatever I want to learn into Google and learn from there. I believe articles or video tutorials/informational videos are the best source of information for any SEO methods, tips, and tricks.




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hermessantos

I also have the same opinion. And I also think that SEO books can become obsolete quickly as this is a constantly updated topic.

I think the internet is the best way to stay informed about SEO.




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Scholarkin

Same applies to me.
Google is my friend
I just type in what I need and I'm through.
I haven't read any book on SEO but I do get some articles, videos and other SEO learning materials online.




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hermessantos

I've particularly never read any book on SEO. Everything I know about SEO I've learned with youtube videos, some online courses and high authority blog articles.

I think buying a book on SEO is tricky, as a lot can change in a few months, so it would be impractical for me. Anyway, if anyone has read any good books on this subject, it would be interesting to share the title with us.




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Laibrown

I have read a couple of seo books in order to increase my understanding. And I must say some of them have enhance my knowledge in this regards. Even I still go back to read some of these books whenever I am confused.
these are some of the books I found fascinating and helpful.

the art of SEO: mastering search engine optimization 3rd edition.
Search engine optimization : all-in-one for dummies 3rd edition.




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Pixie06

I have not really read any book about SEO. Over the last few years I have made many research about SEO on the internet itself. I have read many articles and watched video tutorials and can say that I have learnt a great deal. I still look for information pertaining to SEO on the internet. There are also a few eBooks about SEO which one can read for free on Google Books.




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jaymish2

I have also not read any books. However I think that the best way to learn SEO is practically. Because most of us can't afford to take classes on SEO because it can be very expensive, I personally learn from Youtube, because I can see how the presenters are doing it. I don't understand how reading a book on SEO would help you to be honest. Unless its an area you know well and can learn from the new ideas the authors are introducing. I mainly watch Neil Patel videos to learn SEO and stay updated on the new SEO trends.




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Corzhens

I actually haven’t read a book on SEO not because I am not a book reader but I feel like I am getting enough learning from this site. To be honest, SEO was alien to me and I avoided such discussions until I read in the newspaper about SEO that is a new industry in the internet. That got me interested that despite the headache given me by the first SEO discussions that I had read, it made me realize the importance of the subject so I am continuing my learning by roaming around this site for SEO discussions.




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