Despite what many people say, the fundamentals of SEO barely change. But small things are constantly changing. There are Google updates multiple times a year, changes to how search engines handle aspects of technical SEO, smart folks coming up with new tactics, etc.
With this in mind, while you shouldn’t spend all day every day reading SEO news, it’s important to keep your finger on the pulse.
Here are a few ways to do that:
Attend SEO conferences and meetups
SEO is a big industry with big conferences. For example, BrightonSEO attracts more than 4,000 attendees. There are numerous smaller meetups too, which you can find on meetup.com, such as this one in my hometown. These are all places where like-minded people doing SEO share insights and tactics, so there’s a lot to learn from getting involved.
Learn more: 8 SEO Conferences (Online and Offline) to Attend
Listen to SEO podcasts
Podcasters often interview smart SEOs about their successes, failures, and experiences, making podcasts a great way to keep your finger on the pulse while on the go. For example, in this episode of the Authority Hacker podcast, link building extraordinaire Bibi shares her creative approach to link outreach emails.
Learn more: 15 Podcasts to Boost Your SEO Game
Join SEO Facebook groups