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SEO - Where to find the best source of knowledge?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Vasary, Sep 8, 2016.

  1. Vasary

    Vasary Registered Member

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    Hello guys,
    I did a lot of researching last month and I learned really lot about SEO. I read through many "beginner guides" from Moz and other SEO guides. I came to the point I'd like to learn more in-depth techniques and others. I watched udemy course a few days ago and I didn't learn anything new because it was too general. I purchased The art of SEO book so I hope I will find useful information there.

    To the question... Could you recommend me websites/courses/books which would bring my SEO to "another level" and teach me more in-depth.

    Peace,
    Vasary
     
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    abhi007 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Dude why not refer this forum...there are shit ton of guides and tips related to what you are looking for my friend.
     
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    You're already here.
     
  4. Vasary

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    I'd like to have one guide which would contain everything. Coherent text.
     
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    Hi Vasary, let me help you real quick buddy.

    Have a look here and afterwards check this.

    Should get you started pretty decent. :)
     
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    You are not going to find everything in one guide, you need to collect information use this footprint in google Site:blackhatworld.com "Your question"
     
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    Asking one guide for all SEO aspects like seaching for a philosophers' stone)
    And even if you find such material it will be a shit load of text, audio and video content. And when you finish studying it 40% of will allready lose its relevance.
    All you can do - try, measure and analyse)

    Good luck.
     
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    Blackhatworld is one of best source for seo.
     
  9. Vasary

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    This is good but general too. It is just a beginner guide. I didn't learn anything new because I already know these things and techniques.

    This is from https://moz.com/blog/junior-seo-task-list
    These are the things I'd like to learn. Not just general things.

    • What is Mozrank, Domain Authority, and Page Authority — and how are they calculated?
    • Name 3 Google search parameters and explain what they do (hint: gl= country).
    • What advanced operator search query will return: all URLs with https, with “cat” in the title, not including www subdomains, and only PDFs?
    • Describe filtering in search results, and which parameter can be appended to the search URL to omit filtering.
    • How can I Google search by a specific date?
    • If we say something is "indexed," what does that mean?
    • If we say something is "canonicalized," what does that mean?
    • If we say something is "indexable," what does that mean?
    • If we say something is "non indexable," what does that mean?
    • If we say something is "crawlable," what does that mean?
    • If we say something is "not crawlable," what does that mean?
    • If we say something is "blocked," what does that mean?
    • Give examples of "parameters" in the wild, and manipulate any parameter on any website to show different content.
    • How should you check rankings for a particular keyword in a particular country?
    • Where are some places online you can speak to Googlers for advice?
    • What are the following: rel canonical, noindex, nofollow, hreflang, mobile alternate?(Explain each directive and its behavior in detail and state any variations in implementation)
    • Explain Google Trends Index — how is this calculated?
    • Explain Google Keyword Planner search volume estimates & competition metric — is search volume accurate? Is the competition metric useful for organic?
    • Explain SEMrush.com’s organic traffic graphs — Why might you see declines in SEMrush graphs, but not in actual organic traffic?
    • Write the following XML sitemaps by hand for at least 5 URLs: mobile, desktop, Android App, and create one desktop XML sitemap with hreflang annotations
    • Figure out how to ping Google & Bing with your sitemap URL
    • Writing robots.txt

    • Test the robots.txt file through the Search Console robots.txt tester.
    • Write a rule that disallows everything, but allows at least 1 folder.
    • Design a robots.txt that has specific blocking conditions for regular Googlebot, Bingbot, all user agents. They must be independent and not interfere with each other.

    Anyway, thanks for your help. And I will watch the videos later.
     
  10. eridonvevo77

    eridonvevo77 Regular Member

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    You can learn everywhere! I suggest test and learn instead of just learning.
     
  11. Zwielicht

    Zwielicht Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Here are a few links that answer some of those questions (and more).

    Additionally, you can read my latest guide here. While I wrote it mostly for novices, I did briefly cover topics such as keyword cannibalisation, cannibalisation issues, and technical SEO.
     
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