Link Love 11: SEO

Hello Everyone! How are you doing? August just flew by. I spent the whole month in California working from my laptop while eating vegan creme brulee and listening to podcasts. I had so much fun!

I’m thinking from now on of having themed link round ups. In the past, these link love’s have been all of the cool, actionable stuff I’ve been finding around the web for you guys but let’s make it even more focused.

This months links are all about SEO, search engine optimization. Here we go:

If you are new to learning about SEO, check out SEO basics for therapists here on my blog.

And this beginners guide over at MOZ is a great place to start too.

If you do nothing else, listen to this awesome podcast episode of Ask Juliet and Clinton where they answer a bunch of SEO questions: can an SEO company help you rank? Should you trust those emails you get about getting you the number 1 spot? Should you even hire an SEO company? And: is SEO something you can DIY?

If you are ready for the next step, working through this massive and detailed Definitive Guide to Higher Rankings For WordPress Sites, you will probably know more than 99% of all humanity about SEO.

Melvin over at Selling the Couch did a podcast interview with Neil Patel on how to get found in a local search where there’s also some great tips in the show notes.

Common SEO blogging mistakes from the Sales Lion – a content marketing master.

I’m a huge fan of whiteboard Friday, there are hours of quality, free SEO tips in those videos. Here’s a great episode that can help you ask the right questions for building an SEO strategy.

How to do SEO when you have limited resources by an awesome SEO: Alistair Gill.

If you’re more of a video tutorial type, there’s Lynda.com which has a ton of videos about SEO. A 7 day trial is free so you could also just block out a few days and watch a bunch of stuff and download notes and take notes and become really awesome at SEO practically overnight.

Private practice and consultant to consultants Joe Sanok writes quite a bit about SEO on his blog and also has a podcast episode where he answers a question about SEO.

This is probably the best article I’ve seen on images and SEO. (Includes a bit about alt tags). It actually inspired this guide to making images search engine friendly.

And last but not least, did you read my simple article about meta descriptions? (More so for click through rate than for SEO but important).

SEO can be overwhelming so let’s end with a Thich Nhat Hahn quote:

Smile, breathe, and go slowly. – Thich Nhat Hahn.

About Kat Love

Hi, I'm Kat! I'm the founder and lead designer here at Empathysites. Therapists helped me heal from childhood sexual abuse so now I help therapists with creating their websites. I write on topics like website design, strategy, and turning website visitors into clients. Reach out anytime if you'd like to say hi. PS. my pronouns are they/them/their. Thanks.