Over the years, I've come across some really good guides that would be perfect for newbies to get the information they need, without having to dig through lots of blog posts or forum threads. I decided it was a good time to do a quick roundup of ebooks and guides, both free and paid, that would be useful for anyone wanting organized how-to info to study.

Start with Google's Webmaster Help Center

Before you do anything, you should become intimately familiar with Google's "rules", so you won't accidentally get yourself penalized or banned. Start with Creating a Google-friendly site paying special attention to Webmaster Guidelines.

SEO

Link Building / Link Bait

Online Reputation Management

PPC

Social Media Marketing

Affiliate Marketing

Blogging

Of course, there are probably quite a few more I could list here, but this should be enough to get anyone started down the right path. If you're the type who likes actual books, with old-fashioned paper, here are a few that are winners.


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  4. spostareduro says:

    Thanks for the awesome hook up Donna. *-)

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  6. oh! Thats great lot of information. Thanks a lot!

  7. Joe Williams says:

    Lots of useful resources. I would throw Aaron's blogging post into the blogging mix and maybe his 101 linkbuilding too.

  8. DazzlinDonna says:

    Joe, I already listed Aaron's blogging post under SEO (it could have gone in either section). Will go look at the 101 post you mention and check it out. It's not ringing a bell for me at the moment.

  9. amelia says:

    well this gives great sources for readers like me :)

  10. Dave says:

    Hiya Donna… aren't you just the sweetie puttin my little publication in there… you certainly could have comped one from me ya know – know methinks I am gonna have to tip you $10 to even it out :0)

    I am actually re-doing an old post about 'How to Learn SEO' and thank you for making some of the research easier.

    Once again, much thanks o' Dazzling One —

  11. Hi Donna,

    I just want to say I've been using your techinques for some time and I have gone from someone who did not know what SEO was to run my own company and sold it successfully. Its been some time but I have been an avid reader of your blog and shyed from contributing.

    I just wanted to say, thank you, last night I sold the company for X million pounds and I have still not been able to go to sleep. I just want to thank my mentors, coaches and teachers along the way and you have been one of them.

    Thank you Donna.

  12. DazzlinDonna says:

    Wow, Yusuf, congratulations! That's absolutely wonderful! I can't tell you how happy that makes me. Woot!

  13. Adam says:

    Thanks Donna for the list. Some essentials for learning SEO.

  14. Glen Allsopp says:

    That's quite a comment from Yusuf up there, congratulations :)

    Thanks for adding me to this list, some cool free guides I better check out

  15. Thats quite the information packed list of sites. I'm enjoying going through them. Thanks for taking the time and putting them up.

  16. MOin says:

    Nice article and great compilation of nice links to read, i am a beginner with SEO and always find good stuff to builk links for my blog and people like you are more like mesiah helping others. thanks a lot for such nice resources.

  17. Nice compilation of SEO and IM resources. I was glad to see the free ones on the list too.

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    thanks for the PPC tips, they're already saving us money!

  20. SEO Midget says:

    Thanks for the list!

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  22. very great list. it's very helpful for those who still newbie in seo field like me. thanks!

  23. Great resource Donna

    I wish I had come across this post some 6 months ago as it would have saved me an awful lot of time.

    Maybe consider adding some SEO blogs to the list, a blogroll as such, as there are some fine blogs that contain as much valuable information in them as some high priced 'printed' books on SEO.

    Thanks again, Dave.

  24. Justin says:

    Nice compilation of great free and paid ebooks! Bookmarked and appreciated!

  25. Great reference article! Bookmarked :)

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  27. Dan_N says:

    Online Reputation Management that is a new topic that I am not familiar with, I will have to get cracking on it so I don't fall behind the eight ball.

  28. Donna,

    Great post. It's a rare occasion when you find this much useful SEO information in one post.

    A couple of the resources I already have but I'll be getting a few more after this post.

    Hitting the seo trail,
    Ed

  29. Mr Bully says:

    That's am impressive list…

    Have you considered adding in the content that used to be featured on Link Building Bible?

  30. Donna! Looking good! It must have taken a while to collect those neat docs!
    @Dave – if I get your doc published in posts on my personal blog can I get beer money too? lols Nah just kidding! Hey Donna – if I were to create a good resource of technical link building tips – would you put me up a neat post?

    :) Smiles all round! An excellent find by me and a genuinely quality piece of content by thee!