An incredibly rewarding thing happened this last week. I was talking to a very close personal family member about SEO for their business. I’ve tried to convince them now for months that talking to agencies references is the best way to know if their service is a good fit for you. I was informed finally after months of pushing that they finally did check their reference and the reference said they would not be continuing the services due to no noticeable difference.
I’ve found some very helpful beginners information in choosing an SEO agency or doing it yourself. Here are my power beginning guides from Google and other reputable SEO experts. Updated 7/14/2012.