Finally getting started into the big blue blogosphere - my blog, Craig's Corner will be covering a variety of SEO related topics that I have found useful over the last few years. I'll be taking excerpts from other sites and adding them here as and when I think people, particularly beginners, will find them useful.
When I started off in the SEO space things were a lot simpler than they are now. It was pretty easy to game search engines - even google. Particularly over the last year a lot of this has changed with Google changing its strategy with regard to search and making it harder for people to simply buy links to effectively buy themselves into good ratings. Perhaps this is good for the consumer (debatable at times) and not so good for the online marketer - it has introduced a lot more variables and inconsistency in the ratings (at least from an SEO perspective).
Enjoy the blog and hope it gives you a better understanding of SEO practices and what you should or should not do to piss search engines off!