10 Most Recommended SEO Books for 2018

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If your site is not found in the first page of Google and other major search engines, your success rate is zero. You should implement search engine optimization techniques  on your site to improve search engine rankings until you achieve your desired position. Here, I have listed below 10 most recommended SEO Books to increase your SEO rankings on the SERPs. Some of these books were best in 2017 and still they are the best SEO books for 2018 as recommended by most SEO experts as listed also in their top 10 SEO books.


Blog articles won’t help you perfect your SEO skills. There are also hundreds of free SEO ebooks out there available on the web. I have read them and found most of them too basic and outdated to the continually changing trends in search engines, more importantly Google. Why are you wasting your time on those free ebooks? To realize your dream of a rich online experiences, why shouldn’t you spend a few bucks to buy these thoughtfully selected books?


Google changes its algorithm frequently to remove spammy results and provide best results to the requirements on users’ queries. Other search engines do the same. You need effective SEO or need to update your SEO skills if you want to survive your online business.


When I selected the following books, I chose the best books for the year 2018. Some of them were published in the previous years, but I have included them since they have been updated for 2018 or they are still the best ones. They are easy to read, informative and suitable for people from beginners to advanced SEO entrepreneurs.


Learn the effective techniques and secrets from experts. Note this. It is better to read one best book than to read 10 bad books. It is better to read 10 best books than to read 100 bad books. And it is better to read some best up-to-date books than to read several best outdated books.


So, buy one or more books listed below. Read and apply the techniques from SEO experts for high search engine ranking, traffic, prestige and sales.


Based on readers satisfaction, the first ones in this list are the best recommended books suitable for both beginners and advanced marketers. To know more details and buy online, click on the book titles:



Product Details1. The Art of SEO: Mastering Search Engine Optimization 3rd Edition

by Eric Enge, Stephan Spencer and Jessie Stricchiola 

This was the world’s most popular SEO book and, currently, the latest 3rd edition of this book has been released and now available to buy. Read it and learn how the three authors tell about up-to-date and most effective techniques of search engine optimization for this year. Due to its popularity, the new book is one of the bestsellers in the subject. Click on the book title link above and learn more about the book and reviews. A must-have book for beginners and advanced!



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2. Search engine optimization 2018: Learn SEO with smart internet marketing strategies Paperback

by Adam Clarke (Author)

It will be a secret if you could rank high on Google and earn tons of site traffic. If you want to succeed in 2018, you should work with a difference. Read this book and know the secret from the well known author. Links are still the strong factor for getting high search engine ranking and traffic. The book is talking about effective link building methods without Google penalties. You’ll find valuable lessons on social media hacking, getting money keywords, schema.org and more. In this book, you’ll also find 25+ little known SEO tools used by internet marketers.



Product Details3. SEO Fitness Workbook, 2018 Edition: The Seven Steps to Search Engine Optimization Success on Google Paperback

by Jason McDonald Ph.D.

This new, hot selling book is a revised  edition by Jason McDonald, the SEO guru. The updated book promises top Google and Bing rankings. The author helped thousands of people offline and online. He uses the ‘Seven Steps to SEO Fitness’ to make you SEO fit. To know more about his 7 steps, click on the above book title link and also read the reviews about this book. A high rated book! 

A reader of this book says, “Jason has done an amazing job with this Workbook which has helped me a lot. I have been on many if his webinar’s where I have learned very valuable information in learning what SEO is all about….”



3 Months to No.1: The "No-Nonsense" SEO Playbook for Getting Your Website Found on Google

4. 3 Months to No.1: The “No-Nonsense” SEO Playbook for Getting Your Website Found on Google

by Will Coombe

This is a new entrant in our top 10 listing. This book includes free video tutorials and SEO blueprint from the author having 7 years in the SEO career. In this book, you’ll read a step-by-step SEO blueprint and checklist required to rise your website up to the very top of Google in 3 months. From this new book, you’ll learn great SEO secret, finding profitable keywords, WordPress SEO, easy link building tactics, content marketing, social media marketing, local SEO, e-commerce SEO, Google penalty diagnosis and avoidance and more. A nice new read!



Product Details5. Search Engine Optimization All-in-One For Dummies 3rd Edition

by Bruce Clay

Bruce Clay has been a search engine optimization consultant since before Google was born. If you have been in SEO and online marketing since some time ago, I’m sure you agree him as a top expert in the field. Now, the latest 3rd edition of the popular book has been released recently and available to buy at Amazon. In this most comprehensive SEO book, you’ll learn how search engines work, how to apply effective keyword strategies, ways to use SEO to position yourself competitively, the latest on international SEO practices, and more. If you’re a website owner, developer, marketer, or SEO consultant, this best known book is a must-read for you.



Product Details6. SEO 2017 & Beyond: A Complete SEO Strategy – Dominate the Search Engines! Paperback

by Dr. Andy Williams

This book is an advanced guide in search engine optimization and one of the best sellers on Amazon since long. The new, updated book tells you the pure white hat SEO you don’t need to fear of Google slaps in future.  You SEO may kill your rankings if you follow wrong and outdated techniques. The author teaches you how you can achieve top Google rankings based on his tested and future proof techniques. A right mindset to stay up-to-date, building links valuable to Google, and focusing on your site authority are the mantra of this book to achieve the SEO goal despite any Google Algorithmic changes in future. A I witness, the author has a decade long experience in the field of SEO. Highly recommended book with a SEO checklist to build a strong site Google will love to rank!

A reader says, “Another excellent resource from this author. Everything is very clearly explained. There is a ton of information included. This is definitely worth getting if you have any interest at all in SEO whether for clients or your own websites.”



Product Details7. SEO Like I’m 5: The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Search Engine Optimization Paperback

by Matthew Capala (Author), Steve Baldwin (Editor), Kevin Lee (Foreword)

When you read the title of this book, you might think that this book is for beginners. But it is a book teaching SEO in a refreshing look. The author Matthew Capala is an acclaimed SEO industry veteran, Adj. Professor at NYU, International Speaker, and Internet Entrepreneur. The book is his training system teaching you how you will get found on Google in a very simple and practical approach. He says online success has more to do with your ability to create amazing content, establish a strong social media presence, and build relationships with bloggers than writing lines of code or stuffing keywords into your meta data. When I myself read this book, I found it is not like a nonsense guide written by self proclaimed gurus. His teachings like where to start, how to build a search engine friendly site, how to build a killer content strategy, how to get keyword opportunities, how to monetize your site, how to attract backlinks, etc make me wonder. Don’t miss this action packed Amazon bestseller.



Product Details8. SEO for Growth: The Ultimate Guide for Marketers, Web Designers & Entrepreneurs Paperback

by John Jantsch and Phil Singleton

I want to recommend this book to beginners. This is a perfect book for beginners who want to rank their sites at top Google places. You’ll learn complex SEO lessons in easy ways with this new book. Learn about search engines, algorithms and changes to adapt the complete SEO mindset. In this book, the authors teach you how to find your customers, how to build relationships with them and how to get conversion. Bonus eBooks included are Local SEO, Traffic Generation Tactics and WordPress Website Optimization. Highly recommended new book!

One of the readers say, “Terrific expose on SEO optimization & marketing! Phil’s & John’s SEO marketing expertise is obvious. Easy to read & loaded with SEO insight! Web designers will find a a bucket load of useful tools & tips.”



SEO 2018 (No-Bullsh*t) Strategy: The ULTIMATE Step-by-Step SEO Book: (Easy to Understand) Search Engine Optimization Guide to Execute SEO Successfully (No-BS SEO Strategy Guides)9. SEO 2018 (No-Bullsh*t) Strategy: The ULTIMATE Step-by-Step SEO Book: (Easy to Understand) Search Engine Optimization Guide to Execute SEO Successfully (No-BS SEO Strategy Guides)

by Casey Leigh Henry

This new book is a comprehensive guide of search engine optimization. The author guides you to learn and apply SEO in an easy-to-follow way. The author teaches you proven SEO techniques, how to improve your Google ranking and traffic and bypass your competitors. The book covers outsourcing, domain and hosting, WordPress and plugins, social media, Google Search Console, keyword strategy for easy ranking and traffic, content strategy, using Youtube for Google ranking, building brand, credibility and authority. A good read for you!



Product Details10. SEO Decoded: 39 Search Engine Optimization Strategies To Rank Your Website For The Toughest Of Keywords Paperback

by Shane David

Newly added in our top 10 SEO books, this book is from the author who has a long SEO experience. In this book, you’ll find 39 powerful SEO strategies. The key strategies found in this book are: 1) Keyword research to find easy-to-rank and most profitable keywords, 2) Creating content that search engines will really love to rank, 3) Site wide strategies to boost SEO rankings, 4) Techniques for user interaction to improve SEO rankings, 5) Safest link building techniques, 6) e-Commerce site SEO to fix the issues with low performing product pages, 7) Local SEO for local marketers, and 8) Special SEO techniques for dull WordPress sites. You’ll also find top 10 SEO checklist in the book. A must-read book with safe and easy-to implement techniques!


 I hope you will enjoy my selection of the best SEO books for 2018. Read the books and visit this site frequently to enhance your skills. You’ll be always up-to-date. If you have any opinion to my selection,  welcome your valuable comments below.


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  1. Harshajyoti Das

    I wished, you had included my book, “NO SEO FOREVER”. It talks about how to survive in the online marketing world without relying on SEO for traffic. It will be a fun read. I have it at 99 cents as a special launch promo in case you want to have a look. http://amzn.to/1lPtbBr

    • Rank Fuse Interactive

      Why you may not need to hire and pay a “SEO”… shouldn’t you always rely on SEO forever? Good social media, content, and technical on-page just seems like something every business owner should have forever.

  2. jerry

    I was wondering do any of these books have priority checklists? This way I don’t read the whole book and not have a road map on how to implement any of the strategy that they speak of.

    I hate when “how to” books do that. They write an entire book then expect you to go back through the whole book which you are a beginner anyway and don’t have a quick start guide or checklist to guide you on who to proceed on what they have just taught.


  3. Chris Brown

    Thanks for the information. It is really worthy for all the books details you have shared.

  4. Jack Brennan

    I see more practical, specific tips from this page than I’d probably see in any of these books. Look how many ways you’ve written SEO books — recommended SEO books, top 10 SEO books, and here’s a favorite, “best in 2014” and “best SEO books for 2015,” which mean the same thing (except for the year) but structure the keywords differently.

    SEO practitioners, please take a moment to read this page carefully. Ask yourself, “What else has this page been optimized for?” See how the keywords have been written to avoid keyword stuffing, or the same phrase repeated over and over.

    Thanks, nigcworld. You rock.

  5. vivek

    Great information.Thanks for Sharing.

  6. Regina Kottman

    Fascinating Search Engine Optimization information. Not a great deal of people understand the correct method to do seo successfully.

  7. Jeff Moyer

    A great list of books I have found a lot of them focus more on theory rather than providing enough real world examples. Either way though I am reading the first one on the list and the Bruce Clay book both are good so far…

  8. Fourtek

    Thanks for this article,
    I have read The Art of SEO, Its awesome book. I want to recommend to every one who is related to this field.

    Thanks again! keep posting

  9. Sarah Neal

    Wow.. All seo books are interesting I will get copy all of them..

  10. Ronnie Callahan

    What a brilliant books, I will get all copies on that.

  11. yadavbharath

    hi your post is great his this books are covered the latest penguin update 4.0 i was about it,your articles tells that you have made a lot of research thanks for sharing it.

  12. John Frank

    Really its a good collection it is useful to every one who is
    searching for latest SEO books.it’s really useful for beginners…
    Great job..!!!!!

  13. jai

    It is wonderful and truthful. i have started with SEO Like I’m 5. initially it looks very difficult to understand, but helped me lot.

  14. WebSEOSMM

    Amazing words are explained by you,We getting a nice explanation about seo experts with their tricks of seo and present our blog with hosting tips are nice to read.

  15. Parth Vinodbhai rathod

    Good list each and every teaches good techniques for seo. Thank you for bringing it under one roof

  16. Anshul Sharma

    Great Post!! You have included all the good books that can be available, Moreover the evolution of seo over the past decade has been a good one, New strategies, google algorithms, tactics for traffic all this has evolved over the years.

    Thanks for sharing it, I am thinking to buy atleast one of them a latest one.

  17. mehdi

    The best SEO tools will save you valuable time, can provide you with insight and can quickly help you explore challenges and opportunities

  18. Filipe Fontes

    Great post and list. I will try use of them. Thanks for sharing it.

  19. Dan Storey

    Thanks for sharing such a wonderful information.

  20. All Tech About

    I thought that it was exceptionally helpful
    Thank You

  21. seo porto alegre

    I really like it. It will be very helpful for me. Thanks for sharing such insights. Great work. Much appreciated

  22. Emeka nwaeze

    Hello thank for sharing this with us. for me, i am a beginer and i have read Beginer’s guid on seo optimisation

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