We have been building websites since 1999 before we even knew what seo was. Back then all you needed was a domain name and some good graphics. Boy have we come along way from there. Do you know that search engine optimization didnt even exist. It was just pure web design and pray that someone found your website organically.
Back then word of mouth was huge.
As of 2017 the basics of search engine optimization have changed. Check out this article written on a great seo blog called Moz.
It was written by Britney Muller.
Rewriting the Beginner's Guide to SEO
Basic SEO | Moz News
Many of you reading likely cut your teeth on Moz’s Beginner’s Guide to SEO. Since it was launched, it's easily been our top-performing piece of content:
Most months see 100k+ views (the reverse plateau in 2013 is when we changed domains).
While Moz’s Beginner's Guide to SEO still gets well over 100k views a month, the current guide itself is fairly outdated. This big update has been on my personal to-do list since I started at Moz, and we need to get it right because — let’s get real — you all deserve a bad-ass SEO 101 resource!
However, updating the guide is no easy feat. Thankfully, I have the help of my fellow Mozzers. Our content team has been a collective voice of reason, wisdom, and organization throughout this process and has kept this train on its tracks.
Despite the effort we've put into this already, it felt like something was missing: your input! We're writing this guide to be a go-to resource for all of you (and everyone who follows in your footsteps), and want to make sure that we're including everything that today's SEOs need to know. You all have a better sense of that than anyone else.
So, in order to deliver the best possible update, I'm seeking your help.
This is similar to the way Rand did it back in 2007. And upon re-reading your many "more examples" requests, we’ve continued to integrate more examples throughout.
• Over the next 6–8 weeks, I’ll be updating sections of the Beginner's Guide and posting them, one by one, on the blog.
• I'll solicit feedback from you incredible people and implement top suggestions.
• The guide will be reformatted/redesigned, and I'll 301 all of the blog entries that will be created over the next few weeks to the final version.
• It's going to remain 100% free to everyone — no registration required, no premium membership necessary.
If you like this type of content, let us know because learning the definition of seo is what we teach all of our customers. Stay tuned for future updates and free search engine optimization techniques.