SEO Video Resources I Like And Recommend

by Jared Carrizales March 29th, 2012 

I don't know about you, but I'm a huge fan of watching SEO videos. In fact, I listen/watch them often when I'm doing other miniscule tasks. Doing the dishes, eating breakfast, cleaning the apt, or most recently-doing my taxes, all fall into this category. I just take my laptop with me and load up a video and have it playing in the background.

Working from home can be very distracting, so this method keeps my mind on SEO while I take little breaks throughout the day. Below are some of the resources that I've collected in my bookmarks.

Distilled SEO Video Screenshot

Distilled Conference Videos

Quickly becoming one of my favorite SEO blogs, the great folks at Distilled give you an opportunity to check out video from their conferences. They offer these videos in their store, but they give away discount codes that reduce the price to 0$ as long as you signup for their newsletter. I'm sure you can agree that that's a bargin, especially when you consider how great the information is within the videos. They also have a video category on their blog as well.

SEOBook Videos

SEOBook has several of their own videos that cover basic topics like how to do keyword research, and advanced information as well. In addition to the already extensive collection of videos on SEOBook, you will also find valuable links to videos and audio by Matt Cutts, Dan Thies, Frank Schilling, and even Webmaster Radio (make sure to check out SEO 101).

Whiteboard Plus

SEOmoz started doing Whiteboard Plus late last year on Google+, and the quality is just as awesome as their on-site counterpart Whiteboard Friday. They do new SEO videos on a semi-regular basis in addition to WBF, so be sure and tune in for you double dose of Mozz-er-iffic content.

Whiteboard Friday

Most normal people look forward to Friday because it's the beginning of the weekend, pssh, not me. I look forward to Whiteboard Friday. Every Friday morning it's the first thing I do before starting on the days tasks. It's comparable to being 10 again watching episodes of Batman The Animated Series on Saturday morning. Yes, it's that good.

Google Webmaster Help YouTube Channel

Matt Cutts and guests give "straight from the horses mouth" answers on the GWT YouTube channel. In my opinion, this is the #1 place to get answers to all my technical SEO questions. Matt does a very good job of answering questions that get sent in briefly and accurately.

Weekly Video Recap On SER

Every Friday, Barry Schwartz gives an excellent video recap on what's happened in the world of search during that particular week. Algorithm updates, stories, and general industry news are all things included on a regular basis.

Aside from the search week being summed up by a SEO rockstar, the resource is especially valuable because Barry makes it super easy to subscribe to the weekly updates. Pick your poison: you can watch on YouTube, subscribe via iTunes, or get it delivered with RSS. All these options are available on every page.

Get To Watchin'

I'm not sure if watching so many videos keeps my productivity up or just clutters my brain, but it sure keeps me in tune with SEO at the moment :) . I hope I've included some useful SEO videos that help you, let me know in the comments below if you know of other great video resources. Got to go, Whiteboard Plus is on…

Jared Carrizales

Jared Carrizales is co-founder of Dallas-based SEO company, Heroic Search. He blogs about content development, social media, and most anything techie. When he isn't working like a dog, he enjoys playing tennis, watching movies, and spending time with his son.

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7 Responses to “SEO Video Resources I Like And Recommend”

  1. Ahmad says:

    I've been a subscriber on Matt's Youtube channel (Google Webmaster Help) and his blog since a while now. He's a real pro and the content on his blog + his videos are top-notch!

    I've bookmarked Distilled Conference and SEOBook, so thanks for the links!

  2. Kraman says:

    Jared, it's great to see so many good SEO-related resources. But don't you think looking at all these resources is going a bit overboard?

    Please tell me if I'm wrong, but the basics of SEO give you 90% of all the results:
    - Write good content
    - Get good backlinks
    - Optimize your on-page SEO

    Done. What else can you learn that will make a LARGE difference in SEO efforts?

  3. Jared says:

    It's not quite that simple anymore I'm afraid. While those things you mentioned are definitely still the backbone of SEO, there are things that weren't big factors 5 years ago, that now are. Things like social metrics, over-optimization, market saturation, mobile optimization, user retention, all play a big role in the world of SEO today.

    As a result, sub-niches specific tactics are becoming more and more prevalent (and important). Conversion rate optimization, stronger keyword research, constant competitive analysis, and overall excellent marketing and engagement are all important-especially in more competitive markets.

    And depending on your competition, "good" may not be enough. There's a big difference between good and great. "Good" may get you to the first page, but "great" can get you to number one. In my opinion, these are examples of "great" resources.

  4. Jason says:

    Thanks a lot for this post Jared.

    I think all those sites are great, and have used them a lot. I was honestly lost about SEO until I found out how to learn from the many online videos (everything I learned so far has been from FREE ones btw…) I agree with what you have said here about learning from SEO videos really helps, and I would still be lost without them (I guess I got addicted to them as well). Some people just learn better from this type of technique. Some people learn from instructor led training, some from reading books as well, I just found that watching the videos and allowing me to pause them to practice what I just saw and heard helps a lot.

    Some of my favorites sites to check out are the SEOmoz, and I search form all the Matt Cutts videos as well. I got sick of searching though, and using some of the techniques I had learned I created a website that basically searches for all the SEO videos and lists them on my site. It was really just a tool for me to continue learning and to practice what I had learned after only a few days of learning some SEO techniques, and I still have not done much to spread the word about it (my 21 month old daughter and a wife get in the way, in a good way, during a lot of my efforts). Now I basically just go straight to my page that is based on seo training videos and learn away. Any feedback you can provide on it would be great if you have time. The site is SEO-Video-Training.com

    Thanks again for the post and have a great day,
    Jason