Our Search Engine Optimization (SEO) tutorials enable web developers to optimize their websites for the search engines.

  • SEO

  • Tools for Building Backlinks

    Learn more about several tools for building backlinks without damaging your SEO value.

  • How to Figure Out the Top 10 Keywords for Your Site

    Learn more about the basics of keyword research using Google and Market Samurai.

  • So You Want Backlinks!

    Just because you built the best site ever known to humankind, the masses didn't automatically come flocking to your pages. Learn how to amp up the volume on your site traffic.

  • So You Want to Optimize Your Images...

    By reducing the overall size of the images you are using, you'll reduce the amount of time that is needed to download and display your pages. That can also have a positive impact on how your pages are treated by the search engines!

  • So You Want to Do SEO on Your Siteā€¦

    You've been told it is important for your web site, but what exactly is SEO?

  • SEO Guide: How to Optimize Your Posts in WordPress

    By creating content that is easy and interesting to read, adding catchy titles, useful categories and tags, meta descriptions, etc., you can make sure your blog posts are reaching the maximum number of people.

  • 7 Leading SEO Trends

    The guidelines and best practices for the search engine optimization (SEO) industry are constantly changing. Let's have a look at some of the newest trends that are driving SEO.

  • 9 Essential SEO Tips for Web Developers

    Take a look at 9 things you need to know when applying Search Engine Optimization (SEO) tactics to increase your rankings and page views.

  • Top 7 On-Site SEO Recommendations

    Learn more about what you can tweak on your website in order to improve your SEO ranking.

  • SEO Keywords Done Right!

    Rob Gravelle explains how to organize our web content in a way that search engines can easily digest.

  • What is SEO and Why it's Important

    With over one billion websites competing for views, the "build-it-and-they-will-come" approach to marketing is likely doomed to failure. The solution is to learn and apply SEO, which stands for Search Engine Optimization. Rob Gravelle explains what SEO is, and its role in making your website a success.

  • Top 10 SEO Tips to Get Higher Ranks and Better Leads

    Search Engine Optimization is key to an effective online marketing strategy and generating quality leads for your business, this article takes a look at several important tips for leveraging the niche audience who are looking for your services on search engines.

  • Open Graph

    In this article we look at Open Graph in Facebook and show you how it can affect your SEO (Search Engine Optimization).

  • HTML5 and SEO Myths

    In this blog post, we look at some common HTML5 and SEO myths and seek to debunk them.

  • Intermediate Web Page Graphics

    Following on the previous article (Basic HTML: Adding Images), here is more information on the main web formats, which are JPEG, GIF, PNG, and PNG-8, along with examples of each. In addition you will learn more about SEO and some basic placement of images on your web pages with CSS3.

  • Review: Rapid SEO Tool

    In this article we look at the Rapid SEO Tool, which is designed to help you improve your search engine rankings. Properly applied, you'll see the rankings of your page and site over-all climb over time. And assuming you eventually arrive on page one for one or more pages, this could have a significant impact on your business.

  • Google Webmaster Tools: What Have You Done for Me Lately

    Learn to use these free tools to help take your website traffic to the next level.

  • SEO with Drupal for Web Developers: XML Sitemap Module

    In this series of articles, we explore four Drupal modules to aid in search engine optimization (SEO). Use of an XML sitemap lets you declare a value for the importance of each page of your site, and to inform the search engines how often those pages change. Enter the Drupal XML Sitemap Module, which does most of the work for you!

  • Web Developer Tutorial: SEO with Drupal: Nodewords Module

    We have been exploring four Drupal modules which aid in search engine optimization (SEO). This week we're going to look at the Nodewords Module, which lets you add meta tags to Drupal pages manually and automatically, based on various settings. In this tutorial I will touch on the more commonly used features.

  • Web Developer Tutorial: SEO with Drupal: Excerpt Module

    In this series of articles, we explore four Drupal modules to aid in search engine optimization (SEO): Page Title, Excerpt, Nodewords, and XML Sitemap. This tutorial will explore the Excerpt module, which adds an additional textarea field to the node add/edit form that allows content creators to write a unique teaser.

  • Web Developer Tutorial: SEO with Drupal: Page Title Module

    In this series of articles, we explore four Drupal modules to aid in search engine optimization (SEO): Page Title, Excerpt, Nodewords, and XML Sitemap.

  • Beginning Web Developer Course: White Hat Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

    Last time, we talked about some of the basics of Search Engine Optimization (SEO), and we learned why it's important to wear your White Hat if you want to keep in Google's good graces. Now we'll discuss some of the ways you can keep that White Hat clean and shiny.

  • Beginning Web Developer Course: Basic Search Engine Optimization

    In the previous installment of this series, we pointed out that even a well-designed, high-tech website is useless without content. But even a great website with great content is useless if nobody knows about it, and that's why one of the main goals of any web developer is to own the top spot in the search engines - to be the first result when you search for the keywords associated with your site.

  • Web Developer Class: Understanding and Utilizing Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

    Search engine optimization (SEO) is a ways and means to help improve the amount of traffic that reaches your site from having your site appear in search engine results. In this tutorial we'll get you up to speed, and help you get your site optimized for the search engines!

  • Targeted Search Engine Marketing for Web Developers

    Analysis has shown that search engines bring more traffic to your site than any other mechanism. Targeted search engine marketing can be a very effective way to bring visitors to your website, as this tutorial will show.

  • Web Developer 101: Buying and Setting Up a Domain Name

    If you're like most web developers, you have spent a considerable amount of time developing your website, but how much time have you taken to consider your site's domain name? In this tutorial, we're going to teach you how to purchase an effective domain name and assign it to your web host.

  • Web Developer's Guide: How to Speed Up Your Website

    There was a time way back in this author's career when making web sites as fast as possible was almost as high a priority as making them look good. Google recently announced that site speed will affect page ranking, but what can cause speed problems and how do you fix them? That is what we hope to answer in this article.

  • Web Developer's Guide to Selecting Domain Names

    Finding an available domain name is getting harder and harder these days as domains are being registered by the millions. In this tutorial for the web developer I'll tell you some tips to help you find that valuable domain that hasn't been thought of--yet.

  • SEO Class for Web Developers: Google's Search Engine Optimization Tools

    In our previous tutorials we've discussed the foundations of SEO, and you've learned the latest SEO techniques. This week we'll show you some of the best SEO tools you can use to enhance your SEO rankings.

  • SEO Class for Web Developers: Linking, Tags, Navigation and Caffeine

    Last week we showed you how to determine what your site's focus is, which keywords you will be using and how to effectively create titles. In this session, we will teach you how to use those keywords within your site's content, how to effectively use links and tags, and why your site's navigation should be carefully considered for SEO.

  • Search Engine Otimization Class for Web Developers: Where To Start

    Google's new Caffeine search engine mechanism is alive and well, and web developers have to remain vigilant to keep up with the latest Search Engine Optimization techniques. This class on SEO for web developers will teach you the basics and help you put some Caffeine in your website.

  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO): Advanced Techniques

    In the last part of our series on search engine optimization Curtis Dicken explores some more advanced techniques and shows us why they are important.

  • Tips & Tricks for Search Engine Optimization

    In part 2 of our series on search engine optimization we'll learn some important methods to get your site's rankings moving upward.

  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO): Getting Started

    Getting started with Search Engine Optimization (SEO) can be a daunting task to the beginner. Explore how search engines work and the basic elements of search engine optimization.

  • Getting Started with Google Analytics

    Let Curtis Dicken show you why Google Analytics is a must have for your developer toolbox.

  • Google Webmaster Tools: What Have You Done for Me Lately

    Learn to use these free tools to help take your website traffic to the next level.

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