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Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Course

Search engines are an essential part of the online experience. Learn how to optimize your search engine presence through on-site and off-site activities, including how to develop your target keyword list, optimize your website UX and design, and analyze a website to give SEO recommendations.

Search engines are an essential part of the online experience. Learn how to optimize your search engine presence through on-site and off-site activities, including how to develop your target keyword list, optimize your website UX and design, and analyze a website to give SEO recommendations.

Beginner

5 days

Real-world Projects

Completion Certificate

Last Updated February 22, 2024

Skills you'll learn:
Search engine optimization • SEO audits • Link building • Keyword lists
Prerequisites:
Branding strategy • Customer journey maps • Marketing channels

Course Lessons

Lesson 1

Introduction to SEO

Learn what Search Engine Optimization (SEO) entails, where SEO belongs in the customer journey, and how search engines work.

Lesson 2

Keywords

Learn the techniques that marketers use to make their sites as friendly as possible to search engines, including how to build and fine-tune your list of keywords.

Lesson 3

On-Site SEO: Optimize UX & Design

Find out how to use the elements of a site -- including source code, tags, URL structures and site navigation -- to build your onsite SEO.

Lesson 4

Off-Site SEO: Link-Building

Understand the principles of SEO further by using offsite optimization tactics, including link-building, a powerful SEO technique that you'll learn to use in your own campaign.

Lesson 5

SEO Audit

Learn how to conduct both a content and technical SEO audit, and how to avoid bad SEO practices.

Lesson 6 • Project

Conduct an SEO Audit

In this project, you'll analyze the findings of an SEO audit and offer and defend your top 5 recommendations for Search Engine Optimization.

Taught By The Best

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Matt Bailey

Founder & Lead Trainer, SiteLogic

Matt is Founder and Lead Trainer at SiteLogic, and teaches Digital Marketing to the world's biggest brands and most recognized universities. With over 25 years in digital marketing and a Master of Education in Instructional Design, he is known for his dynamic training style and ability to simplify complexity.

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Anke Audenaert

Instructor

Anke led the development of Digital Marketing programs at Udacity. She previously ran Market Research at Yahoo!, co-founded two companies, and is on the marketing faculty at UCLA Anderson.

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  • Unlimited access to our top-rated courses
  • Real-world projects
  • Personalized project reviews
  • Program certificates
  • Proven career outcomes

4 Months

Average time to complete a Nanodegree program

  • All the same great benefits in our month-to-month plan
  • Most cost-effective way to acquire a new set of skills
Discount applies to the first 4 months of membership, after which plans are converted to month-to-month.