Learn Search Engine Optimization by Doing, Not by Reading

Nov 4, 2008 • 9:33 am | comments (2) by twitter | Filed Under SEO - Search Engine Optimization
 

Lisa Barone writes a great piece at the We Build Pages blog about how you'll become a good SEO by actually doing SEO, not by reading SEO strategy on all those blogs you subscribe to.

It's simply not good enough to know. You need to test, retest, and verify your changes. Blogging is only part of it, but it's not the whole picture.

I know way too many people who have read a book on SEO and subscribe to blogs and say they are competent SEOs. I even know someone who makes this claim as an "SEO Consultant and Expert" and the individual doesn't even have a title tag on their page. Please.

Lisa is right. It's time you look at individuals who are in the regular practice of applying SEO skills on a regular basis than to have those who simply write upon it to be the SEOs you hire. How many journalists who write a well-researched and informed article about zoology would you actually consider zoologists?

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Comments:

James Poole

11/04/2008 08:42 pm

Yeh i spent months just reading blogs and never really doing anything, the only way to learn properly is to do

Peter

11/05/2008 10:30 am

Excellent point. Many people read forums etc and then claim they are experts and know it all yet you see the quality of their responses to questions and you realise they may hve read the forums, they certainly didn't understand the points and are just regurgitating what someone else has said previously with little understanding of why this helps.

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