If you haven’t immersed yourself in a bunch of SEO reading but really want to push yourself to get into SEO, I’d highly recommend attending an SEO conference. There are many to choose from, and next week there is SMX West in Santa Clara, CA. It’s a great location, and the agenda covers everything you could hope for in getting started with SEO.
Attending an SEO conference is a great way to get a jumpstart on learning SEO because you force yourself to learn because you made the effort (and spent the money) to attend. It’s not too late to register for SMX West (aff) and catch a last minute flight.
SMX West is not only great for beginners too, they have a lot of intermediate and even advanced sessions, I always learn something new every time I go.
Unfortunately Aaron and I are going to be missing SMX West this time, but maybe you can go and take some notes for us? Actually that’s another cool thing, if you don’t mind reading a bunch, is all the live bloggers that cover these conferences give you free access to the content of the sessions. You’re better off attending if you really want to get the full picture and absorb it all, but its an alternative if you can’t make the trip out there.
If you can’t make it to SMX West, I’d recommend PubCon Las Vegas in the late Fall, it is the first SEO conference I went to and I’ve enjoyed every conference since.
I’ll be speaking at SMX Analytics on March 31-April 1 in Toronto (yep, Canada), so if you’re headed that way we’d love to meet you!