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Top 8 SEO Blogs You Should be Reading

Many bloggers are asked to focus on search engine optimization (SEO) so that an article that the blogger wrote will rank well on a Google results page. As a blogger myself, I know that WordPress often makes it pretty easy to “get through” SEO—there is a space for Meta keywords, a space for tags, and a space for Meta description. Bloggers can easily just fill in these spaces and continue onto the next project.

However, there is actually quite a bit of SEO information available that could really help bloggers. If bloggers really understood SEO, they would better understand:

  • Topics that have the opportunity to rank well on Google. This will help a blogger’s writing gain more exposure.
  • The meaning of Meta data and how Google uses Meta data. Understanding this information will help again improve the SEO and overall visibility of an article.
  • Any changes that are occurring with Google algorithms. These updates often change a website’s approach to content (usually for the better).
  • Bloggers are more marketable if they really understand SEO.

I have found that the easiest way for a blogger to learn more about SEO and stay current in the SEO sphere is by doing what he/she does best—reading different blogs. Below is a list of my favorite SEO blogs (in no particular order) that could really help educate a blogger about the more advanced aspects of SEO:

Top 10 SEO Blogs for Bloggers

1. Higher Visibility – This blog always seems to explain SEO information in a way that is concise and easy to understand. In other words, it is a PR 6 blog for a reason.

2. Search Engine Optimization Journal – Managed by long-time SEO expert Nick Stamoulis, this blog is always looking to educate.

3. Search Engine Journal – This blog offers a wealth of information and breaks SEO down into different categories to help keep so much information organized. Also a PR 6 site.

4. SEOMoz – This is by far one of the most authoritative sites in the SEO world. The articles shared here are always incredibly detailed with step by step instructions and screenshots that help make sure you’re understand absolutely any aspect of SEO.

5. Search Engine Land – This is where I go to get all of my updates about any changes that Google is making. They talk with Google directly and always have the most up-to-date information the minute it happens.

6. Search Engine Watch – This PR 7 site offers top quality information featured on an easy to navigation website. Need I say more?

7. Search Engine Roundtable – This blog also offers breaking news in the SEO world, and you’ll often find this at the top of SERPs. Although only a PR 3, the content is top quality.

8. SEO Book – This site is also great for tutorials and screenshots in order to help educate. Aaron Wall is one of the top SEO experts in the field and manages this blog.

It is certainly not necessary for the average blogger to be keeping up with all of these different blogs, but consider finding one or two that you enjoy. If you can’t seem to find the information you need or something that interests you, move on to the next.

What SEO blogs do you read to help improve your SEO skills?

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Amanda DiSilvestro is a writer on topics ranging from social media to 401k services. She writes for an online resource that gives advice on topics including document software to small businesses and entrepreneurs for a lead generation website, Resource Nation. 

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  1. Sam Applegate ) says: 5/4/2012

    Great list, thanks. Totally agree that WordPress is making life much easy these days. I’m starting to regret building my blog from custom PHP, there’s really no reason to now…

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    • Amanda DiSilvestro ) says: 5/4/2012

      I’m sure it will look great! I do love WordPress, but custom certainly has its perks once all the hard work is over. Good luck and thanks for reading!

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    • S.Garland says: 12/3/2012

      I agree that this is a pretty good list of the major SEO blogs that I like to read. I would just add that I like to read Warrior forum.

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    • Benjamin McKirachan says: 1/29/2013

      This blog is great, and very helpful for my SEO business! We too use wordpress and find it so user friendly. In fact it is so user friendly that when we set up our clients with sites, sometimes we deliberately use wordpress for the CMS if they want to be able to make minor changes themselves, because we know how user friendly wordpress is!

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  2. Clarisa says: 5/5/2012

    thanks for posting your articles so often, every day i access your website and check for updates. so i am always informed.http://www.listasegmentada.com

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    • Amanda DiSilvestro ) says: 5/7/2012

      Great to hear! I give blogging advice here and other business advice at my own website. You can click on my name to check it out =) Thanks for reading!

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  3. Ron - SEO Copywriting Services ) says: 5/11/2012

    If you ask me, I give my full support to Rand Fishkin and Aaron Wall. I love Aaron’s personalized yet detailed explanations.

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  4. Amanda DiSilvestro ) says: 5/11/2012

    And I don’t think you are the only one :) They are both wildly popular–and for good reason!

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  5. pagetron ) says: 5/14/2012

    So far, I’ve been using only the search engine land and search engine journal.After the Google’s panda update, I find that no SEO formula is working the way it used to work pre-panda stages.only a few sites are ruling the Internet and I guess without invincible inspiration to keep publishing no SEO can help us( new bloggers) to grow.

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    • Amanda DiSilvestro ) says: 5/14/2012

      I think many of us feel that way and in many instances you’re probably right, but it’s never a good idea to just give up! SEO is a loonnng process, and I find that many of these blogs give great insight into how you can begin trying to optimize your site.

      Does anyone else have any advice for pagetron?

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      • Nelson Scoville ) says: 6/13/2012

        Pagetron,
        SEO is like a football game but with a twist that the NFL changes the rules every season. Staying on top is about adjusting your plays and strategy for the new game set. What makes it fun is that Google only hints at the rules and doesn’t tell you when your out of bounds. Learn from your penalties and keep playing with more gut and grit.

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        • pagetron ) says: 7/16/2012

          Hi Amanda and Nelson,
          Thank you so much for giving me some encouragement.Now, I am trying to concentrate more on social media and also trying to branding my blogs for its own niche. I think we all have the power to follow our interest with passion and I am just following my heart.Thank you so much.

  6. Samm says: 5/16/2012

    Higher Visibility is a good place to build our solid SEO knowlege!

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    • Amanda DiSilvestro ) says: 5/16/2012

      Definitely! And they offer SEO services (in addition to a blog). Definitely an awesome site.

      Reply

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  8. VitalIntelligence says: 7/18/2012

    Good stuff, thanks for sharing with us.

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  9. seo russia says: 7/20/2012

    Thanks for sharing! Useful list to know and there are many worth following blogs on the list!

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  12. kiran ) says: 8/24/2012

    Really great information for people from SEO industry..It helps a lot in improving my blogs and website page ranking and increased traffic which I never imagined. I achieved my goals by following step by step improvements and now I am getting amazing results on my blog and website..

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  13. Nicole Helmkamp says: 8/31/2012

    Definitely a great list of blogging heavy weights, I follow SEOmoz and SEO Book.

    Also I follow http://www.northcutt.com/blog/ for SEO news and tips on link building and content marketing.

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  14. Raj Srivastav says: 9/6/2012

    These are very informative sites for bringing useful tips for optimizing your business

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  15. joan rizki aulia ) says: 9/28/2012

    great list, thank’s

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  18. bhuvanesh lavania ) says: 10/10/2012

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  19. seo company ) says: 11/8/2012

    Thanks for providing the list of Top SEO blogs. I was really looking for that.

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  20. Rupom roy says: 11/12/2012

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  22. Janet says: 11/19/2012

    This is very informative post and your blog list. I basically read seomoz update and matt cutt’s blog. Search engine journal is also very cool site for seo.

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  23. Kio ) says: 11/21/2012

    I’m looking to seo my site, thank for your great help!

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  24. Sajeesh.P says: 11/27/2012

    Thanks for sharing the knowledge

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  25. Felicia ) says: 11/28/2012

    Great post! I’m interested in SEO and I try to keep up with the latest news on SEOMoz- I’ll have to look into the other sites as well!

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  26. The Rookie ) says: 12/16/2012

    Great list of top seo blogs. Aaron Wall is one of my tops. Most of them have been around for a very long time so you know they are legit.

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  28. Ray Ramos says: 12/21/2012

    I am always looking for ways to improve my search engine ranking.

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  29. Ray Ramos says: 12/21/2012

    I am always looking for new ways of increasing my website ranking.

    I will welcome any tips.

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  30. Visionet Systems ) says: 12/31/2012

    Search Engine Land gives the latest information of SEO industry before it is published anywhere on the web. It’s very popular for Google latest algorithms update. I love this blog :)

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  31. SmallB SEO says: 1/2/2013

    Great post Amanda :) Except mentioned, we follow also colibritool.com>. They provide online seo tools so I think they are reliable.

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  32. SmallB SEO says: 1/2/2013

    Great post Amanda :) Except mentioned, we follow also colibritool.com. They provide online seo tools so I think they are reliable.

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  33. Amanda DiSilvestro ) says: 1/2/2013

    Thank you for all the great suggestions guys, keep them coming! I also think it’s a good idea if we go through and follow everyone on Twitter–I find some of my BEST guest posting opportunities this way.

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  34. Ashish Gill says: 1/7/2013

    Thanks for such a information. It greatly helped me in improving the rank of my website and improving the quality of my posts.

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  35. Michael ) says: 1/8/2013

    Great round-up, Amanda! I never heard of the higher visibility blog until now and just added it to my reader. Scrolled through the first page – nice list of tips to read later!

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    • Amanda DiSilvestro ) says: 1/8/2013

      That’s my new company so you’ll be seeing a lot of me there! Thanks for commenting!

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  36. david says: 1/10/2013

    great list of seo blogs,I read them all regularly an contribute as well. Our blog is http://www.elite-strategies.com which is normally updated daily.

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    • Marvellabs ) says: 3/19/2013

      thanks about this article, keep update content fresh on website / blog can be increase your position website in search engine :)

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    It is important as functionality always comes first. Excellent first-hand information and the accompanying popular techniques. Thank you!

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  38. Ravindra ) says: 1/17/2013

    Nice post, this psot help me a lot….. Thabk you dude…..

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    Nice post, this psot help me a lot….. Thank you dude…..

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  40. Jamal bata says: 1/17/2013

    Very helpful and useful information, thanks a lots
    Here is a very helpful blog is find its articles pretty interesting too

    http://www.imc-digital.com/blog/Id/18

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  41. GuRi ) says: 1/21/2013

    awsme really helpfull for new bloggers

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  42. Rose says: 1/22/2013

    Excellent article! Thanks for the cool and useful tips, this would helps a lot of bloggers who are specializing in SEO :)

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  44. Website Developers ) says: 1/29/2013

    Thanks for the post. Excellent first-hand information and the accompanying popular techniques. Thank you once again!!

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  45. scott graham says: 1/31/2013

    thank you for the post will be checking them all out.

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    Really very interesting post, I always update myself on the top of the SEO topics and these are some interesting blogs.

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    Awesome stuff..!!!!!!! thanx buddy for such a awesome information…… !! keep on uadating…..

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  49. seo company says: 2/11/2013

    I user some of seo blogs in all of these like SEO Book, SEO Moz, amd search engine land. These are very good for me and my seo practice.
    Thank’s to you to suggest us about new blogs for seo updates.

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  50. Alex says: 2/14/2013

    Thanks for the post man this contains valuable info

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  51. cosmos ) says: 2/21/2013

    Really interesting post. I would always like to know how can I get the more traffic to my websites..I am now following few of the blogs from this list and will follow more blogs to know what is new there.

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  52. Jhon Carter says: 2/27/2013

    Wow you’re amazing, I was searching for this kinda post for weeks, I luckily got the stuff from you

    new bloggers should focus more on creating timeless content rather than focusing on getting traffic!

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  53. Rini says: 3/6/2013

    thanks brother for your information, i will always learn about SEO :)

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  54. drewdminion says: 3/11/2013

    Totally agree that Search Engine Roundtable is the best. I like Barry Schwartz write ups.

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  55. jmnetbiz ) says: 3/20/2013

    Such a good selection of blogs, only downside having enough time in the day to absorb the info on each of them :( lol

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    So great to see that this blog post is still helpful!

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  63. Viktor - Web Analytics says: 7/9/2013

    Nice shearing, I have never used WordPress but after reading your blog I will try to post a blog on WordPress and after that check response. Anyways thanks for the post.

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  71. Adam Methew says: 1/23/2014

    I read almost 6 blogs of your list on daily basis. These blogs really helpful for us. Thanks for sharing.

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