The best SEO blogs and webmaster resources. This list collects the best websites for blog posts, essays, punditry, opinion pieces and advice from the Web's leading SEO experts. Reading these pages will provide helpful tips and practical guides for webmasters looking to improve the visibility of their sites on search engine results pages (or SeRPs.)
SEO, or "Search Engine Optimization," is a process by which website content is organized to ensure high rankings on search engines for relevant keywords. (For example, a dentist in Los Angeles, California, would want to rank well for the search term "Los Angeles dentist," and might enhance her website in order to guarantee better placement for the term.) SEO consultants and strategists analyze how search engines - particularly Google - determine the placement of specific links within search results, and then use this analysis to help webmasters design content and web pages which will perform the most effectively after publication.
Strategies employed in SEO vary widely between sites and verticals, and involve both the layout, page design and site map as well as the writing of the content itself. Meta-data associated with the page (including the meta-description, title tag and image tags) can also influence the ranking of a particular page in a search result on sites like Google and Bing.This list includes a number of the most notable and well-read SEO blogs from the Internet, from pundits and experts including Rand Fiskin of SEOMoz, Danny Sullivan of Search Engine Land, Jeremy Schoemaker of ShoeMoney and Michael Gray of Wolf-Howl.com.