Have you ever purchased books on search engine optimization?

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  1. vox vocis profile image81
    vox vocisposted 13 years ago

    Have you ever purchased books on search engine optimization?

    I have recently ordered two books about SEO and I am wondering have you (other hubbers) got some in your private collection. If you have books about SEO that have helped you to get a better page rank, please state the title and the author!

  2. webspider20 profile image62
    webspider20posted 13 years ago

    I have bought many things regarding SEO and to tell you the truth just go check out problogger.net or sites that deal with SEO and blogs because that is where you will find free information that is much better than any book. I also payed a guru $500 for one month of training and I learned more in that one month than i would ever have reading any book or ebook.

  3. simeonvisser profile image68
    simeonvisserposted 13 years ago

    No but I'm just starting out in this field. I'm not sure it's worthy buying a book though - the information becomes outdated so quickly that it is much cheaper and easier to keep up with the latest info by reading online articles.

  4. supplies expert profile image60
    supplies expertposted 13 years ago

    @webspider20 probably has the best response. If you can find a mentor or find someone to train you, that is always the best way to go.

    A couple solid books are the Art of SEO and SEO Warrior.

  5. Entourage_007 profile image55
    Entourage_007posted 13 years ago

    Yes I have but I personally prefer learning from resources online because you get a well rounded education on SEO.  Search Engines are changing all the time and as a result, books on SEO are not up to date with other factors that take part in SEO these days. 

    But if you bought an SEO book that was published this year, your probably fine.  I love going to borders because I can skim through several books in about an hour.

  6. Online Money 101 profile image59
    Online Money 101posted 13 years ago

    The internet is really organic. More often than not, books are outdated before they are even printed. HOWEVER, someone strongly recommended that I buy a book recently, so I did... I am expecting it to arrive from Amazon tomorrow...

  7. trueaustralian profile image59
    trueaustralianposted 13 years ago

    nope. everything you can read about it is online

  8. swwastik123 profile image60
    swwastik123posted 13 years ago

    Yep, I have. To be really, really honest, no 'book' has helped me get good rankings (difference between pagerank & search engine rankings). It's mostly been a result of trial and error.

    I'd recommend you follow some of the blogs such as SEOMoz.org, etc. They have some seriously good information on SEO.

  9. HPWriter profile image60
    HPWriterposted 13 years ago

    No. I usually borrow books from our local library. I learned about SEO online. One very good site is seoandtrafficbox.com

  10. kesphelps profile image60
    kesphelpsposted 13 years ago

    as simeonvisser  says... there's not many books woth reading because by the time a book went to print it would be out of date.

    There is one book that is widely regarded by the best community to be there only one worth reading and that is SEObook.com which comes in PDF and is regulary updated

  11. scubadoggy profile image69
    scubadoggyposted 13 years ago

    I have purchased one or two, and I think it's important to learn as much as you can on this subject to get sites ranked pretty highly...

  12. j.r.cooper profile image60
    j.r.cooperposted 13 years ago

    I bought one - SEO for dummies. For someone starting out, it was a great way to get you thinking from an SEO standpoint, and had some great tips to apply immediately. Someone starting out should consider getting that book or something along the lines of it. But for people that now know what they're doing and want more in depth learning, SEO blogs compete every day for higher quality content, so you can go to a number of these and learn more from their blogs than you would ever from a book.

  13. Norma Budden profile image60
    Norma Buddenposted 13 years ago

    I purchased SEO Made Simple and it is a great resource. It explains things thoroughly with easy to use language.

    The author is Michael H. Fleishner.

  14. ElvenaDracos profile image61
    ElvenaDracosposted 12 years ago

    Nope, never, there is so much good information on SEO for free out there (through probably some bad and outdated advise too). What I do think is ironic is when people who are giving you advise on SEO are doing well because they are giving people advise on SEO. Which is why I prefer advise from those who've been successful before they wrote articles on the topic. Search around, hubpages even probably has a tonne of information and there's a load of free information in the learning centre.

  15. profile image56
    wbapartnerposted 12 years ago

    I have bought a lot of books on SEO. But, all of them say the same thing again and again. No one book explained the nuances of SEO convincingly. Actually, instead of buying a book, you are better off reading articles and posts in SEO forums.

    1. vox vocis profile image81
      vox vocisposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I don't regret buying SEO books, but it's true that they don't reveal anything significant. With all the changes going on, it's important to keep up with the latest news in the field. I must agree that the Internet is the best source for such news.


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