145 Articles to Make SEO Your Bitch

by Peter Attia on August 14, 2012

Here’s a list of some of my favorite articles that I’ve gathered and bookmarked over the past few years. Posts range from
best practice methods to just damn well written pieces. Please let me know if you spot any broken links!

Note: If anyone has a favorite article they feel should be added to the list, give me a shout or leave a comment! I’ll be happy to add it to the community suggested list.


  • Three Phenomenal Excel Spreadsheets for Link Analysis
  • How to steal some ‘not provided’ data back from Google
  • 8 Super Awesome Google Analytics Conversions Segments you Must use
  • The Geek guide to Bounce Rate Optimization in Google Analytics
  • Use Screaming Frog to Verify Google Analytics Code
  • I) Research


  • 10 Easy Ways You Can Use Storify to Create Compelling Content
  • How to Write SEO Friendly Blog Posts with These 13 Questions
  • Guest Blogging Strategies – Whiteboard Friday
  • The Ten Steps To Arranging and Writing a Killer Guest Post
  • Everything Marketers Need to Measure and Prove Content ROI
  • Convert 10% of Visitors into Subscribers from Your Guest Posts
  • Conversion Rate Optimization

  • 11 Overlooked Page Elements That Drive Online Sales
  • 5 Psychological Studies on Pricing That You Absolutely MUST Read
  • 54 Quotes from Startup Leaders on How to Improve Conversions
  • 50 Ways To Seduce Your Web Visitors With Persuasive Landing Pages
  • Answers to the 19 Most Frequently Asked Questions About A/B Testing
  • 52 Ways to be a Conversion Badass
  • Principles of User Interface Design
  • 40 Checkout Page Strategies to Improve Conversion Rates
  • I) A/B Testing

    II) Design

    Email Marketing

  • How to Create Marketing Emails Both Readers AND Inboxes Love
  • 10 Simply Awesome Examples of Email Marketing
  • The 12 Pillars of Reader-Friendly Email Marketing
  • Answers to Your Top 11 Questions About Email Marketing
  • 16 Things People Really Hate About Your Email Marketing
  • Off Site SEO

  • The Ultimate Guide to Guest Blogging
  • Link Building Strategies – The Complete List
  • How to Build Links Without Fancy Tools
  • 10000 Search Engine Queries for your Link Building Campaign
  • What Makes an Effective Link Builder
  • How to Train a Link Builder
  • Link Anatomy – Understanding The Value Of A Link
  • Guide to link building part 1
  • Guide to link building part 2
  • Guide to link building part 3
  • Guide to link building part 4
  • Ultimate Guide to Link Building with Images
  • I) Infographics

    II) Link Building Lists

    III) Outreach

    IV) Video

    On Site SEO

  • How SEOmoz Gained 1000s of Visits from Google News
  • 4 Graphics to Help Illustrate On-Page SEO
  • Duplicate Content in a Post-Panda World
  • International SEO? Forget About The Big Brands And Do This Instead
  • Bounce Rate Demystified [Infographic]
  • Creating a User-Friendly Registration Process
  • 10 WordPress Plugins for a Faster, More Search Friendly Blog
  • Optimizing the FAQ page
  • On-Page Optimization for Ecommerce Websites
  • Increase Ecommerce Cashflow with 7 Tactics to Boost Order Value
  • How we made Portent.com really freaking fast
  • 15 Tips to Speed Up Your Website
  • I) Local SEO


  • Ultimate Guide to Adwords Quality Score
  • Are Your CPCs Out Of Control? 5 Ways To Rein Them In
  • PPC Ad Position Study
  • 5 Tips To Fine Tune PPC Ad Copy
  • Negative Keywords for Positive ROI
  • 10 Dangerous Defaults in PPC
  • Want to Write Better PPC Ads? Try Cat Food For Inspiration
  • Mastering Google Product Feeds and Product Listing Ads – Part 1
  • Mastering Google Product Feeds and Product Listing Ads – Part 2
  • Mastering Google Product Feeds and Product Listing Ads – Part 3
  • Mastering Google Product Feeds and Product Listing Ads – Part 4
  • Retargeting

  • Retargeting: What It Is & How to Use It
  • Leveraging your SEO for Search Retargeting
  • How to Set Up Retargeting in Google AdWords
  • Cracking Examples of Effective Remarketing and How to Compete
  • 50 Ecommerce Remarketing Strategies
  • Social

  • How to Optimize 7 Popular Social Media Profiles for SEO
  • Tips for Increasing Twitter Click Through Rates
  • Driving Big Traffic and Making Pinterest a Real Marketing Solution
  • 11 Facebook Photo Ideas That Boost Engagement
  • 14 Ideas for Business Facebook Posts
  • Your Simple Guide to Launching a Twitter Advertising Campaign
  • The Beginners Guide to Running a Social Media Contest
  • How to (Properly) Use Tumblr to Market Your Brand
  • How to Tweet Like You’re Not a Business
  • Answers to Your Top 9 Questions About LinkedIn Ads
  • A Deep Dive Into Facebook Advertising
  • Technical

  • 10 htaccess Hacks Every SEO Should Know
  • An SEO’s Guide to RegEx
  • Web Site Migration Guide Tips for SEOs
  • How to Perform the World’s Greatest SEO Audit
  • Technical Site Audit Checklist
  • Google Docs – Learn ImportXML [Tutorial]
  • I) Tools


  • What You Need to Know About Mobile Internet Users Shopping Behavior
  • 10 more mind-blowing mobile infographics
  • Eric Enge and Cindy Krum Discuss Mobile SEO [Video]
  • The KILLER Guide to Mobile SEO Best Practices

    Industry Related

  • How Companies Learn Your Secrets
  • How Amazon Grew My Audience By More Than 24k Readers in Three Days
  • 100 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read
  • Agency vs In-House vs Freelance SEO: The Endless Debate
  • This SEO / That SEO
  • The Noob Guide to Online Marketing (With Giant INFOGRAPHIC)
  • SEO 101 Resources: Beginner’s Guides and Tutorials
  • An Unexpected Ass Kicking
  • What a Retweet From Michael @Arrington is Worth
  • How my 18 Year Old SEO Intern Generated $35,364 in Revenue in 30 Days
  • Which Internet Marketing Channel is Right for Your Business
  • What to Ask SEO Customers: 10 Questions for New SEO Clients
  • How to Choose a CMS Provider for SEO
  • 9 Top-Notch Industry Conferences No Marketer Should Miss
  • Community Suggested

    Keep the suggestions coming! Would love to grow this list out as much as possible.

  • How to Befriend Your Favourite SEO Rockstar!
  • 35 Local Link Opportunities You Missed
  • Go Beyond the Rankings: Talk Revenue with your Clients
  • Project Management for SEO (2012 Edition!)
  • A Model For Link Building: Beyond “Great Content”
  • Link Building – Creating Encyclopedic Content
  • 131 (Legitimate) Link Building Strategies
  • Guide to Link Building for Ecommerce
  • Please Exit The Link Building
  • 10 Super Easy SEO Copywriting Tips for Improved Link Building
  • Utilizing Second Tier Link Building For Massive ROI
  • A #winning 12 Stage Hustle Process for Link Building
  • I Don’t Guest Blog
  • Things I learned by flushing 3,000 followers
  • 4 Brilliant Ideas To Master Viral Content
  • SERP Analysis – Dissecting Your SEO Competitors
  • How To: Prevent Google from Indexing Certain Parts of Pages

  • { 16 comments… read them below or add one }

    David Cohen August 14, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    Thank you, Peter for the link and for taking the time to put this list together. By far the best curated list of marketing and SEO content I’ve ever seen. Well done.


    Peter Attia August 14, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    Glad you liked it David! Thanks for writing a great article for me to use :)


    James King August 14, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    Whoa! This list is a monster. I’m definitely going to bookmark this and come back to it over time. It’s gonna be a while before I make SEO my bitch; right now she doesn’t even know I exist.


    Peter Attia August 15, 2012 at 10:11 am

    Hah! Just keep at it and remember to do experimenting on top of your reading. You’ll learn ten times more from doing things hands on than reading about it.


    Alessio August 15, 2012 at 2:47 am


    this is epic Peter! going to give this to all my team!


    Joeal Manimtim August 15, 2012 at 8:12 am

    Love your title and this huge resource.

    Thanks a bunch!


    Arnaud August 15, 2012 at 10:24 am

    Great job, thank you Peter !


    Kit August 15, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    Thank you for this epic list :) Bookmarked! ;)


    Amy August 15, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    Wow, this is a great list of resources! I’m going to spend months going through these articles. Thanks, Peter, for putting them in one place. Well done!


    Peter Attia August 15, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    Thanks everyone! Glad you all found these articles so useful!


    Héctor Nicolás Suero August 15, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    Thanks a lot for that amazing source of fresh content!


    Karen Lattari August 15, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    Peter thanks! This is a great resource. You’re awesome!


    David Sottimano August 19, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    Good work and thanks for taking the time to do this.


    Ryan B. August 22, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    I thought this was an awesome list just 10 links in, then it just kept going…


    Spook SEO August 16, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    I can’t imagine anyone note clicking your link with that kind of article! :) Great post!

    I’m just surprised why you didn’t include Neil Patel’s guide about link building. I think that’s hands down the best link building guide that I’ve found that’s free.


    Peter Attia August 19, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    Hahaha! It was indeed a very “interesting” post :)


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