In an announcement by Google, the old PDF version of the SEO Starter Guide that was released in 2008 was finally retired.  In its place is a new web-based version of the guide.

The last time Google updated this guide was several years ago.

The Webmaster Academy and the old SEO Starter Guide PDF have merged into one resource section, creating the new guide. “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,” Google said.

It is also currently available in nine different languages, including English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Turkish.

The new SEO guide can now be accessed online over here.

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