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SEO resources by Vermillion Films Video Production Company Birmingham

SEO Resources for beginners

Here’s a bunch of SEO resources we put together. It’s useful for us given that we’re total newbies at this so we’ve put it here as well for other SEO novices. We get most of our business from referrals. Plus we do quite a bit of networking. On top of that, we have some cold-calling stuff going on. But we’ve never put too much attention into the website. So, this year we decided to change that and we’ve been doing a crash course in SEO.  Also, we figured that whilst the tactics change, knowing the basic principles is one of those life skills that probably never goes out of date.


One name that comes up consistently in SEO is Neil Patel. But we’d noticed on the Reddit SEO Forum that there’s not a lot of love for poor old Neil. A lot of people thought his approach wasn’t suitable for anyone serious about SEO, despite the fact he ranks incredibly well for everything SEO related. So, I simply asked the forum this question “if not Neil Patel, then who, or what?” If you want to see the Reddit post it’s here. But I’ve always found the Reddit interface a bit difficult to follow so I went through the list and put them all here.

Whilst we have absolutely no desire to rank for SEO this is the easiest place to put something and make it useful. Anyway, hope this list of SEO resources is of use. If you did happen to want to know about our video production services instead of SEO then check out the work page here, or here’s a blog post that tells you a bit about our world view. 


The figure in parentheses represents the number of mentions each site/personality received.

Ahrefs (5)
Search Engine Land (
Bill Slawski’s blog
Matt Diggity
Matt Woodward
Rand Fishkin
Brian Dean from Backlinko
Niche pursuits
Matt Bentley
Dori Friend
Kyle Roof
Ted Kubaitis
Robbie Richards
Matt Cutts
Glen Alsopp
Search Intelligence Agency


There was also one recommendation for a podcast.

This list is accurate as of today, 29 Feb 2020. It’s unlikely other people will comment on the thread now but hopefully you’ve found this list of SEO resources useful.

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