SEO for absolute beginners


When it comes to Search engine optimisation, common sense and an intelligent, methodical approach are all you need to take your first steps.


Search engine optimisation (SEO) might seem like yet another new demand on your time and energy, with a steep learning curve for beginners.

However, to get started you just need common sense and an intelligent, methodical approach. Then you can go deeper… and deeper…

If you want people to find your website, you can’t ignore SEO! Remember, a search result in Google is often where first impressions are made.

Yoast are the specialists in SEO for WordPress – they provide the world’s most popular SEO plugin (which we use on all our WordPress websites) and they also write clear, easy to grasp articles about SEO.

Here’s their latest blog, “SEO for a new website“. I might write something similar myself in future, but why reinvent the wheel? So to save time, here’s an expert post from Yoast!

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If you want to know more about how we approach web projects, please read our Web design and build process post.


How does a new website start ranking? Does it just magically appear in Google after you’ve launched it? What things do you have to do to start ranking in Google and get traffic from the search engines?