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October 22, 2009

The Art of SEO--New from O'Reilly: Mastering Search Engine Optimization

Sebastopol, CA—A well-designed, easy-to-navigate website is useless if no one can find it. Yet if your company is going to succeed in the web economy, optimizing your site for search engine visibility is essential. In The Art of SEO (O'Reilly, US $44.99), four of the most noted experts in the field of search engine optimization (SEO) provide you with proven guidelines and cutting-edge techniques for planning and executing a comprehensive SEO strategy.

"In an increaingly digital world, understanding how to get new customers from search engines is essential for most organizations," says Eric Enge, president of the SEO consulting firm, Stone Temple Consulting. Authors Stephen Spencer, Rand Fishkin, and Jessie Stricchiola agree.

"Google is quickly becoming the 'operating system' of the Internet. Not securing good rankings for your website in Google is equivalent to your business having an unlisted phone number. Lost rankings equals lost revenue, lost brand reach, lost credibility," says Spencer, founder and president of the SEO firm Netconcepts.

In The Art of SEO, the authors clearly explain SEO fundamentals, while correcting many common misconceptions. If you are new to SEO, you'll get a complete and thorough SEO education, as well as an array of effective tactics, from basic to advanced. Seasoned practitioners will find this book useful as a complete reference to SEO best practices.

By reading The Art of SEO, you will:

  • Learn the underlying theory behind SEO, and what makes search engines work
  • Become familiar with the steps you need to take to prepare for an SEO effort
  • Understand how to put together the specific details for executing an SEO strategy
  • Explore several value-added components to expand your SEO plan
  • Learn what's necessary to build a competent SEO team, with defined roles
  • Get the experts' view of the future of SEO

"SEO is a complicated and challenging field. We've all felt the pain of struggling to get reliable answers to tough SEO problems and felt that the time had come to take action," adds Fishkin, CEO and co-founder of SEOmoz. And this book will give you the answers you're looking for.

Advance Praise
"Written by some of the top minds in SEO!"
--Danny Sullivan, Editor-In-Chief, SearchEngineLand.com & Producer, SMX: Search Marketing Expo

For a review copy or more information please email kathrynb@oreilly.com Please include your delivery address and contact information.

Eric Enge is the President of SEO consulting firm, Stone Temple Consulting, and is widely recognized as an expert on the topic of SEO.

Rand Fishkin is CEO and co-founder of SEOmoz.org, one of the web's most popular portals on the topic of search.

Stephan M. Spencer is the founder, President & CEO of the SEO firm Netconcepts.

Jessie Stricchiola is the founder of Alchemist Media, Inc., a San Francisco search engine marketing company.

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For more information about the book, including table of contents, index, author bios, and cover graphic, see: http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/9780596518868

The Art of SEO
Eric Enge, Stephan M. Spencer, Rand Fishkin, Jessie Stricchiola
ISBN: 9780596518868, 602 pages,
Book Price: $44.99 USD, £26.99 GBP
Ebook Price: $35.99 USD

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