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SEO A layman's Guide: An SEO book for beginners
SEO A layman’s Guide: An SEO Book
SEO A layman’s guide was written because SEO is complex and daunting for most people, especially startups and small businesses without the resources to hire an expert or the time to research all the ins and outs.
So many companies are suffering from not having an SEO strategy, or being aware that they even need one. One of the most frustrating parts of being a small business owner is being continually surpassed in the search engine ranking. I know, this first hand. No one likes suffering through low website traffic and labouring away on ineffective ads.
The process for SEO is complicated, but it doesn’t have to be with this SEO book. Learn everything you need to know about SEO (search engine optimization), with my book: SEO a layman’s guide and get your website noticed!
SEO A Layman’s Guide Book Reviews:
5.0 out of 5 stars -Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 29, 2021
I think I will have to read through this a number of times, not because it was a complicated read, but because there is so much information. As a beginner with a new website, I had looked at a number of popular SEO courses, but most were priced beyond me and my budget. Appsumo to the rescue again. I am going to digest this beginners guide and take it from there. Time for me to get off Appsumo and start putting this information into action.
Highly recommended. Five full Tacos.
A website is just a website! That is why you need SEO
Over the years I have built many websites for clients. I always inform them that a website is just a website. Nothing magical is going to happen to their business now that they have a website. A website is only magical when it is ranking on the first page of Google for the keywords, key terms, questions and phrases you believe, your customers will type or speak into Google. Purchasing a website or making your own is no guarantee of traffic. Spending time learning and applying best SEO practices is.
A website can be your best employee or your worst. It can work for you 24/7, 365 or it can sabotage you 24/7, 365. Take a moment to think about how many direct competitors you have, now add in large competitors, directories, forums, news sites etc.
Alexa (An Amazon company) only ranks the top 20 million websites worldwide. There is an estimated 1.9 billion websites live on the internet. To cut through the noise and rise up the rankings we apply the dark art of Search Engine Optimisation, or for those in the USA Search Engine Optimization.
The Goal of SEO
For me, my goal with SEO A layman’s guide was to write the best SEO book possible, a book that will help people understand all the varying and complex aspects of SEO, in a simple, applicable fashion. The goal of SEO is to rank higher, increase organic traffic, build backlinks, build a brand, embrace a holistic digital marketing strategy and ultimately increase profits and sales. This is why I wrote a book on SEO.
SEO for Growth
There are many books on SEO. So why write another? Why write SEO A layman’s guide?
The problem with most SEO books is that they are lengthy, complicated, and require advanced knowledge of internet lingo. They are written by internet geeks for internet geeks. The Solution? This SEO book! This SEO book breaks down each concept to an easy-to-digest short format for easier understanding.
Tired of complicated books that seem to go over your head? Want to learn how to rank? Grab a copy of SEO: A layman’s guide today.
What is covered in SEO A layman’s Guide?
In short, everything you need to understand SEO and everything, you need to start ranking your website. From user design, organic traffic, speed and security, link building, link acquisition strategies, software, chrome extensions, citations, new search and the future of search, keywords, (long tail and short-tailed phrases) content creation, content marketing, blogging, local search, Google My Business, technical SEO and more.
It is short, powerful, easy to read and ready to take your website to the next level. This book also includes an SEO must do action plan, citation list, chrome extensions list as well as a key software and website lists.
Everything you need to get you started is included.
Who’s is this SEO book for?
Everyone, anyone with a website, is interested in web design, traffic, SEO growth, brand protection and competitor research. As well as understanding the complex nature of the web and SEO in a straightforward, written for dummies style fashion. To SEO agencies, digital marketing agencies, and professionals looking for a new perspective, SEO secrets, citation lists and more.
Organic Search Traffic
You want more traffic to your website, but you don’t know how to get it. You’ve looked for some answers online, but all you can find are conflicting opinions and confusing advice.
If you can’t rank on Google, then nobody will ever know about your product or service. SEO is the only way to ensure that you’ll show up when people are searching for products or services (other than ads). This book is the ultimate guide to SEO (A layman’s guide) that I wish I had when I started my business!
As a web developer and designer, I found Robb’s take on the web and SEO refreshing rather than intimidating, giving me a way to learn, understand and develop my own skills and knowledge, while expanding my understanding of what it takes to grow my online business.
Having now set up an adventure tour company based on my 20 year experience as an adventure activity guide and tour developer (consolidating all my skills into one business).
I had some fantastic tours in some of the most scenic locations in Scotland, partnerships with some of the best chef’s and hotels but what I needed was customers – Robb helped my business become a reality.
Just building a website and having a few social media pages are not enough anymore – you need Robb (all be it in printed form) to help you compete, find your voice, and get in front of the right people.
Helping to take my online business presence to the next level, compete proactively, to ultimately engage and attract visitors/potential clients, Robb’s book SEO: A layman’s guide helped me turn my website & social media channels into productive team players in my small business empire, using a combination of elements to build up written and visual content to grow and develop my reach and ultimately my client base.
I can whole heartedly say that without Robb and the knowledge his book shares, my business would still be lost in the sandpit at the end of the internet, the proof is throughout my digital footprint and online products.
Owner & Operator (Sole Trader)
Unique Adventure Tours Scotland
The Art Of SEO
Is SEO an art or a science? It could be argued that it is both. SEO is about pleasing both humans and computers. As humans we love websites that function well, look good and are easy to understand and navigate, this is the art of SEO. Computers on the other hand love information, they want to understand what the website is about, understand the code and in this respect, it could be argued that it is a science or technical discipline. Modern SEO is definitely both.
Includes A Comprehensive Roadmap for Your SEO Strategy
Yes, you read that write, this SEO book has a simple, SEO strategy that every new or existing website should apply. It is a simple step by step guide at the back of the book, which after reading the content will be easy to apply. But not only is there a guide, but there is also a citation list, profile lists for building backlinks, SEO personalities to follow for up to date news, best blogs to read, as well as software and chrome extension lists.
Why buy this book?
SEO A layman’s guide is a great place to start your SEO journey. A great place to get a solid understanding of all the main ideas and concepts behind SEO. There are many courses that cover half the content covered in this book that charge thousands for enrolment! Just search on Google. I am offering all of it for the price of a book.
About the author
I have been dabbling in website and SEO for 20 years. I have built many websites and helped many small businesses throughout Scotland move up the rankings. My background is not in working with giants like Amazon, Google and huge eCommerce business. My background is in working with small businesses, with under 20 employees. Helping the real backbone of the world get their slice of the Google SERPs pie!
The Risks of Ignoring SEO
Unable to rank.
Website is not competitive
No one will find your products or services.
Decreased profits from online sales.
Create negative customer experiences.
So buy a copy and stop ignoring your websites Search Engine Optimisation.
How does SEO work?
SEO works by doing the work. Reading a book, watching a video, learning everything is irrelevant. Doing the work is what counts. SEO is not the most glamorous task. It is for some a thankless task, there is no instant gratification or reward. It takes time, consistency and diligence but if you apply what you learn in SEO A layman’s guide you will start moving up the hallowed ranks of Google’s index. This is how SEO works.