SEO Resources & Recommended Websites
Welcome to the Analytics SEO resources section. We are dedicated to providing the most comprehensive SEO resources possible through our blog, research, services and software review sections.
Analytics SEO has had an exciting period of exponential growth during 2011 where the team has nearly doubled in size and the site has also been re-designed and re-launched.
As a result over the next twelve months the website will have many major upgrades in terms of content and will be getting better and better each time you visit! We will be focusing on updates, news, videos, interviews and research, if there is anything you would like to see please let us know via the feedback form and we will be happy to oblige!
Our blog is primarily updated by Laurence O'Toole (Founder and CEO) and Patxi Gadanon (Online Marketing Manager). Laurence and Patxi have a wealth of industry knowledge accumulated through developing successful internet marketing platforms, as well as managing SEO campaigns for a wide range of sites from startups and SME businesses to some of the world's largest brands. Not forgetting, of course, all the experience that has evolved from working day-in day-out with the Analytics SEO platform and our clients.
For example as practitioners we are able to experience SEO related issues with our own crawlers first hand, we assess a wide range of different websites and CMS platforms. We also help troubleshoot and support a very diverse mix of SEO projects for thousands of websites.
Whenever possible we like to publish as much information to help both our customers and the wider SEO community. As part of our editorial plan if you would like to submit a guest article for consideration please get in touch via the contact form.
The Analytics SEO platform has vast volume of valuable data relating to live campaigns across every vertical imaginable, including global data, keyword rankings, link data and competitive gap analysis, so we are really well positioned to know what works!
As part of our new website re-launch we will be publishing regular research as often as possible on everything from ranking factors, SERP CTR studies, algorithm updates and much more...
If you would like to suggest an area for us to research, please let us know!
Analytics SEO do not offer SEO consulting as a service, but we are always happy to help people with internet marketing related projects. If you have a project you would like to talk to us about, please get in touch.
We will not directly take on SEO related work, however we can help you find a reputable service as through our clients and network we can help you find an ethical SEO service provider.
We are able to confidently recommend services based on past performance and our understanding of our clients services.
If you are an Analytics SEO customer and you are interested in us helping you with lead generation please contact us and you can apply to become one of our recommended service providers.
Here at Analytics SEO we have developed a strong understanding of what to look for in an SEO software provider. We pride ourselves in giving honest opinions and have discovered over the years we offer a competitive mix of comprehensive features and price points that give the software a fantastic ROI for most peoples needs.
We would obviously love you to use our software, however if you would like to see some of the providers that we know well and have published comparative reviews on, please click here.
There are many excellent SEO websites on the internet, far too many to mention right now!
However, here is a hand picked list of some of our favourite SEO related websites and why we think they are awesome:
Danny Sullivan helps drive this fantastic resource that any good search engine professional should be checking out regularly. It does a great job of covering everything from SEO to PPC, analytics and much more, with both a great deal of breadth and depth. Its invaluable for keeping up to date with the latest industry news.
The official Google Webmaster Blog, an invaluable resource that gives you the official line on many areas of SEO, great downloads and videos. It does a good job of covering new Google related developments and best practices.
One of the most prominent figures in SEO globally, Matt Cutt's is responsible for running the Google web spam team and is responsible for many algorithm change related initiatives and communicating SEO best practices to the community. He also provides resources on technology generally and publishes useful Linux related resources.
Majestic are a leading authority on link data offering the most comprehensive data available in the industry, reportedly only second to Google (which unfortunately isn't public!). Their blog covers insights from some of the most knowledgeable people in the industry in regards to link data, link building and backlink profile analysis.
Bill Slawski's blog is an incredible resource for linking Google related developments to patents and is a leading expert in both SEO and particularly this area. He has been involved with SEO since 1996 and if Bill doesn't know it its probably not worth knowing!
Patrick Altoft is one of the best UK based SEO's and runs the popular blog BlogStorm. Patrick publishes some of the best information we have seen online in terms of link building, backlink analysis, building high quality link profiles as well as general SEO news. Many of his presentation slides are also available on the website that are always worth reading.
Michael is good at discussing a wide range of topics from actionable tutorials, affiliate marketing, blogging and a mix everything from basic SEO advice to advanced tactics.
Driven by Richard Baxter, another talented UK based SEO. He has worked on the closest thing we have seen to a perfectly optimised website, he provides essential information on harnessing Excel for SEO, keyword research and more recently crossovers between SEO and game mechanics / gamification.
The online home of Jill Whalen, an expert SEO practitioner involved with search since 1995. She is also extremely friendly and works hard to respond to people personally through her forum and social media accounts.
A leading industry site from Jonathan Allen and his team. SEW does a great job of covering up to date news in the SEM industry across mobile, local, social, SEO, PPC, analytics and more.
Marketing Director of Majestic SEO and one of the best known SEOs in the UK, Dixon has been involved with SEO since the 1990's and knows more about links and backlink profiles than almost anyone in the industry. He is also a prolific speaker at search conferences and events.
Shaun Anderson's blog, based in Scotland, Hobo Web is another example of one of the most popular UK based SEO resources. He has also written a popular free ebook and constantly delivers quick and honest reactions to the latest SEO industry news.
A leading SEO industry resource founded by Loren Baker. SEJ is excellent for focussing on actionable guides and tutorials. It covers a lot of different areas of SEO well and also includes posts from some very talented and popular SEOs.
Barry Schwartz runs a popular SEO resource, that is unique as it often generates content based on reactions and discussions directly from the community. Its good as a barometer for SEO's feelings to recent search related news and events, most notably algorithm updates.
An extremely diverse resource on digital marketing. Their reports are high quality and tend to cover every area of online marketing including SEO, social media, PPC, email, mobile, content marketing, video, CRO, analytics, usability, blogging, industry surveys, best practices, trends and market data.
A well known specialist search agency with a frequently updated blog. Contributors include Tom Critchlow, Will Critchlow, Paddy Moogan and many others. They have published excellent guides to using Excel for SEO and building agile tools in Google Docs amongst lots of other useful posts.