Sometimes, you can actually have a cake and eat it, too. Here are a few free SEO resources for the earnest beginner, and those that just want to brush up their skills.
Search Engine Dictionary – A lexicon of search engine terms, and a useful reference while you wade through the sea of SEO gobbledygook.
Search Engine Chart – Learn how the major players are interconnected.
Google Webmaster Help Center – Get it straight from the horse’s mouth.
SEOmoz Beginner’s Guide – This guide provides a complete overview of many of the processes, techniques and strategies used by professional search engine optimization specialists.
SEO Quake – A Firefox toolbar that gives you the PR of every page you browse and other info. It also integrates with Google search results, giving vital data on each.
GoogSpy – If you are interested in finding out what search terms your competition is ranked for or is adverting on, then this site will be a great tool for you.
SEOmoz Tools – A comprehensive set of tools for everything you could possibly need.
SEO Book Tools – Another compilation of tools, with free video tutorials.
SEOmoz Blog – SEOmoz provides companies around the world with consulting, Internet marketing and search engine optimization services.
Google Webmaster Blog – News and updates from the world’s most popular search engine.
Matt Cutts – One of the better known Google engineers talks about technology and search engine optimization.
SEO by the Sea – Maintained by Bill Slawski, Director of Search Marketing at Key Relevance.
Webdigity – Webdigity is a discussion board for webmasters. You can discuss here anything relative to your website, from coding to promotion, seo and affiliate programs.
SEOchat Forum – Professional SEO and webmaster discussions forum. The forum is categorized into four different sections. Search Engines, directories, web design and development, and general chat.
High Rankings Forum – Search engine optimization forum by Jill Whalen. Great forum to ask her and different search engine marketing experts.
Cre8asite Forums – Cre8asiteForums.com covers Usability, User Interface, Website Design, Search Engine Optimization & Marketing, Internet Law, Blogs and more.