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Google Publishes New SEO Starter Guide

Written by Paul Steinbrueck

Many of us website administrators have the equivalent of a teen crush on Google.  We spend hours mulling over the question…

How can I get Google to like me?

Google is the most popular kid in the (search engine) school.  And if Google likes you (good search rankings), well you’re in the “cool club” and everyone likes you and knows who you are.

Wouldn’t it be great if rather than wondering how to get Google to like you, Google just told you what they like?

Well, actually, Google does that.

SEO Starter Guide

Google published an SEO Starter Guide all the way back in 2008.  However, it kind of forgot about it for the last 7 years as it hasn’t been updated since 2010.  But this week they announced a new, updated SEO Starter Guide.

If you’re interested in connecting with more people through your website, it’s helpful to understand what Google looks for and what Google recommends.  You can learn things like:

  • Things that can prevent Google from listing your website at all
  • How to help Google and website visitors understand your website content
  • How to manage your appearance in Google search results
  • How Google wants you to optimize your content
  • Tools and advice to analyze your website’s performance in Google search

Check out Google’s SEO Starter Guide here.  You’re probably going to learn something new that will help you reach more people with Google search and your website.  Keep in mind…

A website without SEO is like a car with no gas. -Paul Cookson


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If after giving it a look, you think it’s too complicated or you understand it but don’t have the time or expertise to follow Google’s recommendations, they even have a section in which they address the question: Do you need an SEO expert?

If you think you might need an SEO expert, complete the a consultation request form on our site to schedule a free, no-obligation call with an SEO expert to discuss your goals and SEO questions.

What do you think?  Do you find Google’s SEO Starter Guide helpful?  Why or why not?

About the author

Paul Steinbrueck

Paul Steinbrueck is co-founder and CEO of OurChurch.Com, husband, father of 3, blogger. You can follow him on Twitter at @PaulSteinbrueck and add him to your circles at Google+ as +Paul Steinbrueck.

1 Comment

  • Aha! Paul 🙂 Nice job 🙂 Amazing guide you shared me! I bookmarked it, very helpful. You always share the best to us, thanks much! 🙂

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