Some basics here, but a good place to start. Even at this point you may figure out that SEO is not as easy to implement as many make out.
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Dave Jennings explains why is it so important better rankings.
Looking at what may be called Google Bliazrd and potential updates coming soon.
He was working boxing day with updates.
Google pidgeon released worldwide except India. Ensure you have no hidden content.
As usual, a comprehensive SEO round up in his normal get it out quick and fast style
Great video explaining how baclinks work in current times. Follow the rules, avoid taking chances and your site will survive the updates.
There is no doubt that a site can be affected if it doesn’t use friedly URLS’s here is a tutorial video.
Another update from the world of SEO from Mark Flanighan, covering Matt Cutts latest videos.
Some words of wisdowm to wether we should still see links as an important factor to ranking with Google, by Rand Fishkin of the Moz team.
Excellent advice on what to research before buying a new domain as it is possible this domain has had a previous life that can cause lots of problems.