How a newbie to SEO can learn it fast
There are many reasons why people pick up SEO as a skill that they will want to have and also to keep and work on. SEO is one of the key marketing pillars for their business nowadays and being in the digital age, digital marketing is key to the businesses. Being able to do good SEO will not only help you to be better employable and at the same time able to let you advise people on how to do up their online marketing strategy.
So what are some of the things that you as a newbie of SEO learn this skill fast and also what you should do when you wish to pursue this as a career?
1. Find the correct resources to read and find out more about this skills
There are many websites that are able to teach you SEO skills and there are also many sites that are able to go from the simplest of skills to the tougher ones. My opinion is to learn from the white hat ones first so that you know what is going on and what the correct way of doing things is but you should slowly venture into grey and black hat sites for learning purposes but do not actually apply them.
The good thing about learning a little bit of things from the dark side is so that you are able to truly understand how the search engines actually work and this will invaluable for you in your road towards learning how the google search engine works and eventually becoming a guru in it.
Black hat methods are very interesting because they take on the loopholes of the system and exploit them for ranking purposes, there are actually whiter ways to do them so you could use the principles of the dark side methods to apply them in a clean way for ranking. That has to be slowly learnt, I can’t teach you here!
Read up more from a wide range and learn from various youtube sites too!
2. Have a test site for you to do your SEO training
For anyone who wishes to learn a martial arts, you should know that they should always have a school or a mountain cave to practice their craft. Same thing when it comes to learning SEO, if you are new, you should never try to start off any projects on your own. This is one thing that you should avoid because the chances of screwing up is very high if you are not aware of how sensitive the Google search engine systems can be. There was a period of time that I did screw up one website but luckily it belonged to me which I did eventually recover but not without much down time.
So have fun with a new test site, maybe you can create a directory site, like those that I worked closely with Yi Jun of www.sgsoccerpitches.com to create, she managed to learn the basics of doing up a good and clear title and description, making sure there are enough density of keywords within the post and pages and also have a clear architecture in the way you build the website. The website has since 2015 been the top website in Singapore to search for soccer fields and pitches in Singapore.
Build a good test site for yourself with an interesting topic and you can write extensively for it and also learn to build links to it and find out what links work and which ones doesn’t work and might end up being detrimental to your site instead.
After you have tested out your skills and sure of what you are doing you could start taking up projects for people and start charging them for your work and time and also maybe when you deliver good results to get a certain amount of bonus from them.
3. Get a mentor or go for classes
SEO can be self-taught. I am someone who self-taught SEO through lots of reading and testing and this is something that many people can do but the fact is, it was a long journey and not easy for people to take on if they want to learn it fast so that they can apply it in their career or their businesses.
We took about 4-5 years to get to where I am but this is something that you can shorten if you have a mentor or learn from someone through classes that we conduct.
If you are keen on learning seo through our Singapore SEO Classes, do contact us!