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SEO Foundations Training Classes

Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process of affecting the online visibility of a website or a web page in a web search engine's unpaid results—often referred to as "natural", "organic", or "earned" results. In general, the earlier (or higher ranked on the search results page), and more frequently a website appears in the search results list, the more visitors it will receive from the search engine's users; these visitors can then be converted into customers. SEO may target different kinds of search, including image search, video search, academic search, news search, and industry-specific vertical search engines. SEO differs from local search engine optimization in that the latter is focused on optimizing a business' online presence so that its web pages will be displayed by search engines when a user enters a local search for its products or services. The former instead is more focused on national or international searches.

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Increase your website's visibility on search engines like Google and Bing and attract the right kind of traffic to the right pages on your site. Learn about search engine optimization including how to read a results page, find your ranking, and see how rankings affect businesses large and small. Discover how to implement foundational optimization strategies and techniques, including how to conduct keyword research, build inbound links, optimize your pages and content, measure your successes and progress, and plan for a long-term SEO strategy. Additionally, learn specific SEO tips for ecommerce, local search, and mobile audiences to expand your reach.

Topics include:

  • What is SEO?
  • Understanding how search engines index content
  • Researching keywords
  • Using SEO tools
  • Optimizing pages for keywords
  • Optimizing code and site structure
  • Building links to your content
  • Optimizing nontext components of a webpage
  • Analyzing content quality
  • Defining your audience, topics, angle, and style
  • Promoting your content via social media
  • Measuring SEO effectiveness
  • Setting up Google+ Local
  • Optimizing ecommerce sites for search
  • Configuring sites for mobile