Episode #51 of the SEO Podcast by #SEOSLY features SEO consultant Olga Zarr.
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Episode #51 notes – How to become a powerful SEO
Olga has over 10 years of SEO experience and has seen a lot. She wants to share 31 transformational things to become a powerful SEO.
99% of SEOs don’t do all these things. Doing them will put you in the top 1% of SEOs.The order doesn’t matter. Incorporate them into your SEO career.
Learn SEO fundamentals deeply
- Understand crawling, indexing, ranking in detail
- Read Google’s SEO Starter Guide documentation
Create your own websites
- Make multiple sites, test and break them to learn
Learn keyword research
- Find tools you like, create a methodology
- Think topics, entities, semantics beyond just keywords
Master on-page optimization
- Many guides available, optimize pages for topics
- On-page and links are key to rankings
Know technical SEO
- Be fluent in core concepts, site crawling analysis
- Fix serious issues blocking rankings
Develop auditing skills
- Identify issues quickly from experience
- Do live site audits on YouTube to learn
Learn basic HTML and CSS
- Take free intro courses on Codecademy etc.
Measure SEO success properly
- Focus on revenue, leads, quality traffic metrics
- Coursera SEO specialization from UC Davis recommended
Try different SEO tools
- Focus on finding the right tools for you
Understand algorithm updates
- Impacts vary site to site. May not recover quickly.
Network with other SEOs
- Attend conferences and forums
Learn local SEO basics
- Valuable niche, useful knowledge
Do practical SEO daily
- Test changes on sites, track progress
Follow thought leaders
- Consume free content from experts
Join SEO communities
- Google Webmaster Help Forum to learn/get clients
Analyze data effectively
- Take Google Data Analytics and AI courses
Never stop learning SEO
- Podcasts, YouTube, blogs, books
Build an impressive portfolio
- Document client results, courses, achievements
Learn basic programming
- Python intro courses useful
Master Google Search Console
- Your key SEO tool for optimization
Develop communication skills
- Consult and explain SEO effectively
Understand content marketing
- Optimize beyond just SEO factors
Use advanced schema markup
- Beyond default plugins, aim for rich results
Embrace AI in SEO
- Don’t resist, use AI tools properly
Learn project management
- Asana, Notes, Sheets to track clients
Understand SEO reporting
- Impactful reports beyond vanity metrics
Consider an SEO niche
- For targeted clients and authority
Learn pitching SEO services
- Guide to growing clients without pitching
Optimize conversion rates
- Meaningless without conversions
Become an SEO consultant (optional)
- Flexibility and freedom if desired
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