SEO changes and we need to keep learning about those changes. The web is certainly not standing still. It's an amazing living thing that continues to grow, augment and develop. So how does an SEO consultant train?
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How to Learn SEO and Continue to Develop As an Optimizer

For over 10 years I've been performing search engine optimization for organizations ranging from small family run businesses to some of Australia's largest publishers. I think I know a lot about SEO, websites, how the web works and have some well respected SEO friends who would confirm this.

But I'm happy to admit that I need to keep learning if I'm to continue to be good at what I do. SEO changes and we need to keep learning about those changes. The web is certainly not standing still. It's an amazing living thing that continues to grow, augment and develop.

So how does an SEO consultant train?

The amazing thing about SEO is that there is an abundance of free information available on the internet to help you learn about SEO and subsequently stay abreast of the latest changes.

But Beware! The web is also full of misinformation about the topic. This wrong information often comes from people blogging and commenting on topics that they know little about. They quote other people without verifying the information or without testing these ideas on sites they control.

You won't know all things SEO by just reading what others say. You need to test ideas to prove or disprove them. With this in mind, here's my top 5 ways of learning SEO and continuing your development.

1 - Practice what you preach

The first thing I would advise any person who wants to learn SEO is that they must set up, build and manage their own website. Having access to a number of sites is even better. This will allow you to test ideas interacting with a range of variables.

2 - Subscribe to newsletters and forums

The web is full of great newsletters and forums. You need to work out who are your trusted sources and who you enjoy reading. Make sure you use more than one but not so many that messages are weakened. Most importantly always verify information across sources and then test it yourself.

Personally my two favorite news sources are Search Engine Land & Search Engine Watch, Mark Jackson being my favorite author from the latter.

3 - Share knowledge

Several years ago I worked at one of Australia's largest publishers employed to perform in house SEO on one of its major website properties. Each business unit had a similar person. If each of these people had to know SEO in isolation it would have been a dead end job and a risky SEO exercise for the company. But they had two things in place that made this work well.

First of all I had a budget to employ and interact with an external SEO agency or consultant. Secondly the SEO specialist from each business group attended a monthly SEO knowledge sharing group that allowed us to discuss our projects, the challenges and solutions employed. This allowed us to pool our resources and to create the ultimate learning and testing environment for SEO.

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