SEO favorite books

What The Pros Are Reading…

This isn’t your typical weblog put up about search engine optimisation, however maybe the data behind what motivates and guides SEOs.

I put out a query on social media “What is your all-time favorite book?”

The thread acquired plenty of traction so I assumed it could be nice to compile them collectively right here on this put up.



From the life tales of legendary entrepreneurs and traders like Ray Dalio, Richard Branson, and Phil Knight to the inspirational journey of Nelson Mandela, one of many twentieth century’s best freedom fighters and political leaders, these biographies maintain pleasure of place on the bookshelves of many an search engine optimisation.

Books like Ray Dalio’s Principles and Ben Carson’s The Big Picture draw on the creator’s experiences to counsel highly effective new methods of wanting on the world.

Each of those distinctive biographies and memoirs have a lot to show their readers.

Long Walk To Freedom
by Nelson Mandela
by Ray Dalio
Shoe Dog
by Phil Knight

The Big Picture: Getting Perspective On What’S Really Important In Life
by Ben Carson, Gregg Lewis
The Glass Castle
by Jeannette Walls
The Richard Branson Autobiographies
by Richard Branson



Not surprisingly, books about enterprise are amongst many search engine optimisation’s favorites. Classics just like the “Oracle of Omaha,” Warren Buffett’s collected essays sit subsequent to decidedly extra modern tomes like “How to Be F*cking Awesome” and Gino Wickman’s “Traction” which launched the Entrepreneurial Operating System — a must-read for anybody seeking to scale their enterprise.

Building A Storybrand: Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen
by Donald A. Miller
How To Be F*cking Awesome
by Dan Meredith
The 4th Industrial Revolution
by Klaus Schwab
The E Myth
by Michael E. Gerber

The Essays Of Warren Buffett By Cunningham
by Warren Buffett
The Millionaire Fastlane
by M. J. Demarco
The Start-Up J Curve: The Six Steps To Entrepreneurial Success
by Howard Love
by Gino Wickman



All work and no play makes for boring SEOs…

And whereas some could argue that point spent studying fiction might be higher spent, sages as numerous as Tim Ferriss and former President Barack Obama strongly disagree.

Even when he was in workplace, Obama put apart an hour every night time to learn, and instructed the New York Times that studying fiction left him “better able to imagine what’s going on in the lives of people throughout my presidency.”

As Ralph Waldo Emerson put it, “Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures.”

Fantasy and sci-fi are effectively represented in our search engine optimisation’s favourite fiction picks.

Classics like Brave New World, Catcher within the Rye, War and Peace, and The Picture of Dorian Grey stay as timeless as ever…

But there’s additionally loads of room for popular culture staples like 50 Shades of Grey, Harry Potter, and Game of Thrones.

50 Shades Of Grey
by E. L. James
A Song Of Ice And Fire Series
by George R. R. Martin
Artemis Fowl
by Kenneth Branagh
Brave New World
by Aldous Huxley
Captains And The Kings
by Taylor Caldwell
Catcher In The Rye
by J. D. Salinger
Danny Champion Of The World
by Roald Dahl
by Dean Koontz
Devoted by Dean Koontz
Doubleshot  (James Bond Series)
by Raymond Benson
Einstein’s Dreams
by Alan Lightman
Ender’s Game
by Orson Scott Card
Ender’s Shadow
by Orson Scott Card
Face To Face
by Robert Grant
Forever Peace, Forever Free
by Joe Haldeman
by Ayn Rand
Harry Potter
by J. Ok. Rowling
His Dark Materials
by Philip Pullman
His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman
Homo Deus: A Brief History Of Tomorrow
by Yuval Noah Harari
I Could Pee On This: The Other Poems By Cats
by Francesco Marciuliano
Infinity Gauntlet
by Jim Starlin, George Pérez
Jack Reacher Series
by Lee Child, Andrew Grant
Jungle Book
by Rudyard Kipling

Magician, Raymond E Feist
by Raymond E. Feist
Picture Of Dorian Gray
by Oscar Wilde
Robinson Crusoe
by Daniel Defoe
by Alphonse Daudet
by Gregory David Roberts
by James Clavell
by Herman Hesse
The Alchemist
by Paulo Coelho
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho book
The Count Of Monte Cristo
by Alexandre Dumas
The Da Vinci Code
by Dan Brown
The Eragon Series
by Christopher Paolini
The Firm
by John Grisham
The Forever War
by Joe Haldeman
The Hobbit
by J.R.R. Tolkien
The I-Land
by Neil Labute, Chad Oakes And Mike Frislev.
The Journey Of A Pilgrim
by John Bunyan
The Kingkiller Chronicle
by Patrick Rothfuss
king killer chronicles
The Source
by James A. Michener
The Unbearable Lightness Of Being
by Milan Kundera
The Walking Drum
by Louis Lamour
War and Peace
by Leo Tolstoy
by Dean Koontz
Where The Wild Things Are
by Maurice Sendak



There’s no scarcity of classics within the Non-Fiction class both, with among the best thinkers humanity has ever produced represented right here.

From Sun Tzu’s Art of War, to the Bhagavad Gita, and the King James model of The Holy Bible, hundreds of years of human data and philosophy is included on this listing.

But it’s not all historical texts. Runaway bestsellers which have modified how many people view the world like Freakanomics, Antifragile, and Sapiens additionally make the reduce.

If you’re seeking to construct a decent bookshelf that covers each age-old and leading edge thought, you can do so much worse than utilizing this listing as a place to begin.

by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Art Of War
by Sun Tzu
Bhagavad-Gita As It Is
by Vyasa
Diamond Sutra. First Mass Produced Book, Printed In China Around 1200 Years Ago
by Edward Conze
Enchiridion Of Epictetus
by Epictetus
by Steven Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner
Free Will
by Sam Harris
Holy Bible: King James Version
by Unknown
How I Found Freedom In An Unfree World
by Harry Browne
by Rutger Bregman

Into Thin Air
by Jon Krakauer
Kopf Schlägt Kapital
by Günter Faltin
Letters From The Desert
by Carlo Carretto
by Marcus Aurelius
Outwitting The Devil
by Napoleon Hill
Sapiens – A Brief History Of Humankind
by Yuval Noah Harari
Sapiens – A Brief History Of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari
Tao Te Ching
by Lao Tzu
The Meaning Of Liff: The Original Dictionary Of Things There Should Be Words For
by Douglas Adams, John Lloyd
Thinking Fast And Slow
by Daniel Kahneman
You Can’t Hurt Me
by David Goggins

Self-Help / Self-Improvement


I can say with out hesitation that if I hadn’t found two of the books on this part — The 4-Hour Workweek and The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People — my life in the present day would look very completely different.

I’m certain most of the different books listed beneath had a equally seismic affect on the lives of the SEOs who really useful them.

One of the advantages of being an search engine optimisation is the liberty it can provide you to reside life by yourself phrases.

These self-improvement books can really allow you to optimize your life…

12 Rules Of Life
by Jordan Peterson
Atomic Habits
by James Clear
Be The Best You Can Be – Tips On Self Development: Self Improvement For A Successful Life
by Casey Rivers And Alison Blevins
Becoming Supernatural
by Joe Dispenza
by Brian Tracy
Goals book
How To Win Friends And Influence People
by Dale Carnegie
Mind To Matter
by Diane Lewis
Think And Grow Rich
by Napoleon Hill
Never Split The Difference
by Chris Voss
Out Of Your Mind
by Alan Watts
Psycho Cybernetics
by Maxwell Maltz
Rich Dad Poor Dad
by Robert Kiyosaki, Sharon Lechter
Richest Man In Babylon
by George Samuel Clason

The 4 Hour Workweek
by Tim Ferriss
The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People
by Stephen Covey
The Antidote
by Oliver Burkeman
The Art Of Non-Conformity
by Chris Guillebeau
The Compound Effect
by Darren Hardy
The Four Agreements
by Don Miguel Ruiz
The Four Agreements book
The Go Giver
by Bob Burg
The Happiness Hypothesis
by Jonathan Haidt
The Power Of Habit
by Charles Duhigg
The Power Of Now
by Eckhart Tolle
The Untethered Soul: Journey Beyond Yourself
by Michael Alan Singer
Ultimate Sales Machine
by Chet Holmes
Your Erroneous Zones
by Wayne Dyer

What titles on this listing are you itching to deal with?

Any must-rereads it reminded you of?

Most importantly, what books are lacking that you just assume different SEOs would get pleasure from?

(Or may even change their life?)

This listing is a dwelling doc…

It’s not too late so that you can contribute…

Join the dialogue here on Facebook.


Matt is the founding father of Diggity Marketing, LeadSpring, The Search Initiative, The Affiliate Lab, and the Chiang Mai search engine optimisation Conference. He truly does search engine optimisation too.


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