Another important SEO tips and trick you can follow is networking. Start engaging other people who know and work in SEO. Hang around the forums that discuss Search Engine Optimization. Do not be afraid to ask for help or guidance if you are not quite sure what you are doing. But be aware that some advice should be taken seriously. Always be sure to test out the advice you get before accepting it.
Go to conferences. Take some time off to attend one of the larger SEO trade shows like SES, or SMX. These are good places to get a little bit of networking in. Make a list of things you feel you need help on and then reorder your schedule so that you can attend. Do not be afraid to talk to people, ask questions if you are lost and take plenty of notes.
In order to compete today as an SEO, you have to know your stuff inside and out. You have to go beyond the introductory courses offered at the large shows. This is another area where small, topic-focused shows thrive because they strip away that introductory-level material and get into the meat of the issues. At these shows, you get speakers who can deliver success stories and anecdotes of failure, who can test a theory because they were not constrained by budgets, and who are willing to tell you everything. Learning from those who have gone before is a time-honored way to increase your knowledge and gain inspiration.