Getting SEO Advice Straight From Google

This week I want to share with you these SEO videos that Google recently posted in their Webmaster Academy.

They have quality information; all the way from how to properly optimize your site for better rankings and click through rates to how to get your content indexed almost immediately and much more.


Nice and to the point video that goes over all the basics and gives great advice:

How to submit your sitemap:

What keywords are driving traffic to your site:

Content creation advice:

How to know if your site or content has been indexed by Google:

Webspam Violations:

Did you find these videos useful? Please share your opinion by leaving a comment below.


AlexGetting SEO Advice Straight From Google

Comments 14

  1. Sorina

    I’m subscribed to GoogleWebmasterHelp Youtube Channel, and I think everybody that owns a website should watch this channel. The information there may look basic to those who do SEO all day long, but you can find some real gems in their videos sometimes, like the first video you posted.

    I have a question – in the video about content creation, Alexi says at 0:58 the following: “… and archive any content that is no longer relevant”. What exactly do you think it means by that Alex?

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      Alex Safie

      Hi Sorina,

      I think that he’s referring to the practice of keeping you site lean.

      For example if you have an Adsense site and a couple of years ago you created a page to target the keyword “Superbowl 2010” – maybe then it brought you a lot of traffic but now its only taking up cyber space and not being useful to anyone.

      Archive that page.

      1. Sorina

        Thanks Alex for the reply. I thought about that also.

        But I thought about the way I use internet, and I often look for information from the past.

        We even study History in schools… if something is from the past it doesn’t mean nobody is interested in it. I bet someone in this world is still interested in “Superbowl 2010” – maybe not from the same perspective as it was in 2010, but from a history/research perspective.

        Internet is information, it’s not only news… I must confess I can’t really find a good example of information that can became obsolete.

        Maybe only in fields where the techniques evolve, like web development. An article about how to embed a video from YouTube from 2009 is no longer relevant in 2012.

        What’s your opinion on that?

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  2. ebizdame

    Hi Alex,

    I listened to the 1st video on start ups. I do not understand what she is talking about when she discusses 301 and 302 redirects. How does that apply to a wordpress blog/website.

    Can you perhaps elaborate on that?



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  3. Herschel Lawhorn

    Hi Alex,

    Thanks for sharing these videos. They are very helpful to anyone trying to give Google what they want.

    I have watch all of them and a couple of them twice.

    Herschel Lawhorn

  4. Arif A.

    Hi Alex,

    Thanks for sharing such information right from Google.

    On one of my website (wordpress blog) I am having a problems. Some of the pages on my website are indexed in Google as follows:




    Rest of the webstie is indexed as normal:



    I want to REMOVE these pages:




    As they are generating DUPLICATE pages on my website, google has dropped my ranking significantly.

    Whenever I create a new post on my website, google index it immediately (being one year old website) but also generates the DUPLICATE version as mentioned above (with /page/number in the end)

    I don’t see these pages in my wordpress installation when I check out “Pages” under WordPress dashboard.

    Any idea how to remove these duplicate pages?

    Alex can you help here?

    Thanks in advance.

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  5. ladan

    Hi Alex. Thanks for sharing this great information with us. I learned a few things I did not know. For example, I didn’t know the speed of your site should be less than 1/2 a second! Mine is about 6 secs. I have put in a plugin to make it faster, but it hasn’t helped and I don’t know what else to do! Any ideas you can give me, it’ll be appreciated.

  6. Jason

    I have always been hesitant giving Google to much info… however with all the changes that have made regrading original and relevant experiences for your visitors and you have nothing to hide Google will hopefully reward you.

    Thanks Alex for sharing these videos.

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