The Google SEO Starter Guide, originally released in 2008 in a PDF, now resides as an easy-to-navigate, scrollable, web-based version…
Today, Google announced it’s refreshed its SEO or search engine optimization Starter Guide. The search engine retired the old PDF version and replaced it with a web-based resource. The last time Google updated its guide happened in late September of 2010.
Google SEO Starter Guide Revamped, Replaces PDF with Web-Based Version
The original Google SEO Starter Guide debuted in 2008 as a 22-page downloadable document. When it updated in 2010, Google added ten more pages, making it a 32-page PDF guide.
Now, the newest guide combines the Webmaster Academy with the previous SEO Starter Guide into one resource destination. “The updated SEO Starter Guide will replace both the old Starter Guide and the Webmaster Academy. The updated version builds on top of the previously available document, and has additional sections on the need for search engine optimization, adding structured data markup and building mobile-friendly websites,” Abhas Tripathi, Search Quality Strategist, writes.
The newest SEO Starter Guide is twelve sections long. It breaks down how to help Google find content. Additionally, instructions for preventing Googlebot crawl, optimizing images, making a mobile-friendly site, and more.
Currently, the guide is available in English, along with eight other languages: German, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, and Turkish. Access the latest version of the Google SEO Starter Guide here.