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.


Link Building / Link Bait

Online Reputation Management


Social Media Marketing

Affiliate Marketing


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.