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Today we’re excited to make freely available the new Web Developer’s SEO Cheat Sheet 3.0.
Ever since the indelible Danny Dover created the original version in 2008, the SEO Cheat Sheet has been downloaded tens of thousands of times by developers and marketers alike.
Countless beginner and advanced SEOs have printed it out, laminated it, and hung it on their walls as a quick reference to the most impactful best practices in search engine optimization. Web developers and software engineers also find it handy to easily reference SEO technical standards.
New for 2015
Lots has changed in SEO since 2008 (even since 2013 when we published version 2.0.) To keep pace, we updated version 3.0 to reflect best practices in SEO today.
- Updated information in several places, most notably in User Agents, Social Metadata, and Mobile Web Development
- Eliminated sections with reduced relevance, such as Authorship and Publisher markup
- Simplified sections to make them easier to understand, such as User Agents
- Made the “best practice” advice clearer and easier to understand throughout
- Added entirely new important material such as Schema and Rich Snippets
All together, we incorporated close to 100 new changes in this edition, some big, some small.
If you can wait to dive in and print it out, feel free to download it right now:
Details and SEO information covered
- Important HTML Elements
- HTTP Status Codes
- URL Best Practices
- Webmaster Tools
- Robot Control Syntax
- Important User Agents
- Sitemap Syntax
- Social Metadata
- Rich Snippets
- Structured Data
- Targeting Multiple Languages
- Mobile Web Development
Always free, always changing
At Moz, we’re dedicated to the principal that SEO knowledge should be free and accessible to all (in contrast to the often secretive nature of search engines and their algorithms).
We also believe in supporting a community that shares and exchanges information for the betterment of all. We’ve made version 3.0 of the SEO Cheat Sheet the best it can be, and it’s been great fun watching it evolve to this point, but we also can’t wait for it to change again.
Thanks to everyone in the SEO community who has contributed to this body of knowledge and to all of you who have downloaded and shared the Web Developer’s SEO Cheat Sheet to make it a success!
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