Can you learn SEO in an hour? Surprisingly, the answer is yes, at least when it comes to the fundamentals.
From Rand Fishkin, we present you with a six-part series of roughly ten-minute-long videos designed to deliver core SEO concepts. This short course is perfect for a wide range of people including beginner SEOs, clients, and team members. Each video covers an important SEO concept:
- SEO Strategy
- Keyword Research
- Searcher Satisfaction
- On-page Optimization
- Technical SEO
- Link Building – Ready to dive in?
Content and Additional Resources
Part 1: SEO Strategy
Kicking things off is the man who wrote the original guide on SEO, our friend Rand Fiskin. Covering topics like ranking for low-demand, high-conversion keyword, or high-demand, low-competition keywords, to building links with content. Even experienced SEOs sometimes forget these lessons, so here’s a good place to start.
Part 2: Keyword Research
Before doing any SEO work, it’s important to get a handle on your keyword research.
Aside from helping to inform your strategy and structure your content,
you’ll get to know the needs of your searchers, the search demand
landscape of the SERPs, and what kind of competition you’re up against.
Part 3: Searcher Satisfaction
Satisfying your searchers is a big part of what it means to be successful in modern SEO. And optimal searcher satisfaction means gaining a deep understanding of them and the queries they use to search. In this video, Rand covers everything you need to know about how to satisfy searchers, including the top four priorities you need to have and tips on how to avoid pogo-sticking in the SERPs.
Part 4: Keyword Targeting & On-Page Optimization
We’ve covered strategy, keyword research, and how to satisfy searcher intent — now it’s time to tackle optimizing the On-page SEO! In this video, Rand offers up an on-page SEO checklist to start you off on your way towards perfectly optimized and keyword-targeted pages.
Part 5: Technical SEO
Get ready for one of the meatiest SEO topics in our series: technical SEO. In this lesson, Rand covers essential technical topics from crawlability to internal link structure to subfolders and far more. Watch on for a firmer grasp of technical SEO fundamentals!
Part 6: Link Building
The final lesson deals with a topic that’s a perennial favorite among SEOs: link building. Today, learn why links are important to both SEO and to Google, how Google likely measures the value of links, and a few key ways to begin earning your own.