If you want a step-by-step guide to search engine optimization from soup to nuts, try Spider Food. The site is organized in a linear, easy-to-navigate format that starts you off with SEO basics and leads you step-by-step through everything you need to know. Emerge at the other end and you may soon be optimizing dynamic content with the pros. Each topic contains a how-to guide detailing what to do (and also what not do). Be forewarned: Spider Food does cover some banned SEO techniques, but warns against using them.
The site also has a moderately active forum in which participants can discuss all sorts of optimization and search engine issues, and the users of the forum are fairly knowledgeable. Need help optimizing a website? Want to know what’s going on with Google? Chat it up here. [WDFM Annotation]