These 21 SEO resources are all you need to dominate the SERPs in 2019.
Let’s jump right in:
All the SEO Resources You Need This Year
- Stay on Top of SEO Trends
- Get Your (SEO) Mindset Right
- Develop an Unstoppable SEO Strategy
- Optimize Your Site
- Create Perfect Content
- Build Powerful Backlinks
- Make Money with SEO
- Learn SEO (10x Faster)
Stay on Top of SEO Trends
Is it true that SEO is always changing?
The annoying answer is yes, and no.
The fundamentals of proper white hat SEO are consistent.
There’s no denying that changes are coming (or are already here).
Read my 7 SEO predictions for 2019 to learn and adapt to coming changes in this market.
Get Your (SEO) Mindset Right
There is no profession or skill like SEO. It takes a certain type of person to see success and continue to achieve success.
You need to be:
- Effective (choosing the RIGHT actions)
- Unemotional (listen to why overthinking can kill your SEO results)
- Willing to Learn
Master these 7 skills and behaviors and you’ll be a successful SEO.
Develop an Unstoppable SEO Strategy
Every successful SEO campaign starts with a clear SEO strategy.
My 30,000-foot view SEO strategy is simple:
I begin every new SEO campaign with a detailed SEO audit. This is the best way to identify existing issues and low-hanging fruits.
Then, you can develop a list of priorities based on what will have the highest impact.
I categorize actions from 1-3. 1 is the a high-impact action (example: making your site mobile friendly) while 3 is a low-impact action (writing new meta descriptions).
The second part of phase 1 is to research.
- building a keyword database
- analyzing competitors and…
- finding link opportunities
Phase 2 is all about executing on the priority list you developed during the audit phase. Then, you need to go through and optimize existing keyword-targeted pages and content assets.
Phase 3 involves creating new content for existing or new keyword-targeted pages.
I ranted about this in my SEO predictions for 2019 post, but getting links from quality websites is critical for SEO performance. That’s why I dedicate phase 4 of my SEO strategy to acquiring quality backlinks.
I used this proven SEO strategy to rank for competitive keywords like “blogspot” (127,000 searches per month), “ahrefs”, and “backlinks”.
Then I used it again to easily increase organic search traffic by 21% (without any new content or backlinks).
Optimize Your Site
The process of optimizing your website is a combination of technical SEO, User Experience (UX) optimization, User Interface (UI) optimization, and page-level optimization.
There’s a ton to be tackled under each of these primary categories. I recommend reading my SEO audit checklist to get a broad understanding of what you need to optimize (site-wide).
Then, when you’re ready to optimize on the page-level, read this on-page SEO checklist.
Create Perfect Content
You need to refine and master the skill of creating content because it is the foundation of proper SEO.
Both Google and YouTube thrive by serving their users the best content available. You need to work to be the best, so you can attract organic search traffic in your market.
Read my definitive guide for creating SEO content to learn everything you need to know.
It’s very challenging (sometimes impossible) to rank without backlinks.
The key is to focus only the best opportunities (and avoiding dangerous tactics like private blog networks).
Use these powerful link building techniques instead:
You also need to master the art of anchor text optimization. Most people go overboard with anchor text and get nailed. That won’t be you after you read my guide (that’s stood the test of time since the first Penguin update onslaught).
And don’t forget to use Ahrefs (my favorite SEO tool) if you want to make your link building life easier.
Make Money with SEO
I’m not being dramatic when I say this:
Learning SEO helped me achieve financial freedom, become my own boss, and has given me the opportunity to run a company I love for the past 5 years.
It’s not a joke.
Your life can change (for the better) by learning this skill.
I recommend starting with this guide on how to become an SEO expert.
Then you’ll need to decide how you’ll make money from your skills.
My two favorite paths are:
- Niche websites (monetized through your own products, services, or affiliate offers)
- Client SEO because I believe it’s the fastest way to make serious money online
But here’s the truth:
Neither of these paths (which I personally took) are get rich quick schemes.
You have to take consistent action and be willing to make (and learn from) your mistakes.
There’s no way around it.
People have become infatuated with this idea of passive income.
But there’s a problem…
…There’s nothing “passive” about running a real company.
Sure… your income sources can be passive.
But the work that you have to do to produce income is never passive.
Listen to this to get a better understanding:
Learn SEO (10x Faster)
Those are all the SEO resources you need to be successful in 2019.
All you need to do now is read, watch, or listen and then take action on the information.
Thanks for reading!