Tuesday, May 28, 2013

"The Art of SEO: Mastering Search Engine Optimization" By Eric Enge, Stephan Spencer, Jessie Stricchiola, and Rand Fishkin, 2nd Edition.

An amazing book for any SEO practitioner

For those who are unfamiliar with SEO, SEO or search engine optimization is a practice of affecting web traffic to a particular website through web searches. The purpose of this book is to educate the audience on search engine optimization and is ideal for SEO practitioners of all levels or anyone who is interested in SEO. Some of the topics that are covered in the book are search engine basics, keyword research, developing an SEO-friendly website, creating a link-worthy content and link marketing, and many more.

The author’s writing style is serious, direct, and informative. There is a lot of useful information concentrated into this book however there may be some chapters that may seem a bit dry to the audience. The only real problem that I had with the book was the pictures. Some of the pictures are so small or blurry that you can barely read anything.

My final thought on this book is that this is the best SEO book that I have read so far. I would highly recommend this book to anyone interested in SEO.

"Absolute OpenBSD: Unix for the Practical Paranoid" By Michael W. Lucas, 2nd Edition.

An amazing book about OpenBSD

The main purpose of this book is to help the audience in getting started with OpenBSD from the ground up. OpenBSD is a Unix-like operating system that is derived from Berkeley Software Distribution and is free to download. The author covers many topics in the book such as the initial installation of OpenBSD, post installation setup, boot process, user management, using root, and many more.

The format of the book is organized and easy to follow. The author does well in getting his point across and explains them in great detail. The author has a good sense of humor which is refreshing from time to time when reading through the book.

This is an amazing book for anyone who uses OpenBSD whether you are a beginner or an expert. This book does not contain all the information there is to know about OpenBSD however it does cover a lot of topics. The author knows this and tells the audience ahead of time. In the first chapter of the book, the author generously created a chapter by itself that includes additional resources to help the audience in getting more information about OpenBSD. For everything this book covers, it is well worth the investment.