Google recently announced that it is replacing the old PDF version of the SEO Starter Guide with a new web-based version of the guide. The PDF version was originally released about nine years back in 2008.

The update comprise combination of the Webmaster Academy and the old SEO Starter Guide PDF, which would be helpful in creating modern and search engine-friendly websites. Google said, “The updated version builds on top of the previously available document, and has additional sections on the need for search engine optimization, adding structured data markup and building mobile-friendly websites”.

The new guide is currently available in nine languages, which includes English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Turkish. Sixteen more languages will be added soon.

You may access the new SEO guide online.


Ritu from PageTraffic is a qualified Google Ads Professional and Content Head at PageTraffic. She has been the spear head for many successful Search Marketing Campaigns and currently oversees Content Marketing operations of PageTraffic in India.