Centre for Continuing Education

Introduction to SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) Course

Search Engine Marketing. Learn search engine marketing strategies that work.

Learn Search Engine Marketing the smart way with Search Engine Marketing courses at CCE, the University of Sydney.

This course covers the essential SEO (search engine optimisation) techniques necessary for a website to rank well on Google. A successful SEO strategy is one of the primary ways in which business websites can attract new customers.

In this short course, you’ll learn about the core search engine optimisation techniques for any website, including keyword research, writing optimised content, getting web pages indexed by search engines and tracking the outcomes. You’ll discover new online tools and resources to implement successful campaigns, learn about ‘link popularity’ and how to develop an effective link building strategy, and briefly review the role of Google AdWords and Google Analytics as part of a search marketing strategy.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this short course, participants should be able to:

  1. Understand the main search engine optimisation techniques for business websites.
  2. Learn about the process of effective SEO, including keyword research, writing optimised content, getting web pages indexed by search engines and tracking the outcomes.
  3. Gain access to new online tools and resources to help implement successful search engine optimisation campaigns.
  4. Learn about ‘link popularity’ and why this is an important part of the optimisation process, plus look at ways to develop an effective link building program.
  5. Understand how Google AdWords and Google Analytics can also be used as part of a search marketing strategy.

Content

This short course covers the following topics:

  • Overview of search engines and Google results
  • The differences between SEO and PPC search rankings
  • Why SEO is essential for any website
  • What are the main ranking factors used by Google
  • Identifying keywords used by searchers
  • Planning and implementing optimised website content
  • Optimising for local search, images and video content
  • Website design issues to consider as part of an SEO strategy
  • The importance of links and some ‘link building’ techniques
  • Tracking the results from an SEO campaign
  • The use of Google Search Console and Google Analytics

Intended Audience

This short course is suitable for any small business owners, or website marketers who want to achieve more website visits from potential customers searching online. They may be planning to improve their own SEO performance, or to better understand and review the work of the third party agency.

Delivery Style

This short course is delivered as a practical workshop in a training lab, including online examples and exercises. Participants can follow along with their own websites, and should also bring along their login details for any existing Google accounts, such as Google Analytics, AdWords, Search Console or My Business.

Before the course

No previous experience is required as this is an introductory course to SEO in a non-technical manner. If participants already have their own Google accounts (such as Analytics, AdWords, Search Console or My Business) they should bring along their username and password. Access to a content management system such as WordPress would also be useful but not essential.

Features

  • Expert trainers
  • Central locations
  • Small class sizes
  • Free, expert advice
  • Student materials – yours to keep
  • Statement of completion

What others say.

  • Great course. Really informative and in depth despite being only a 1 day course. Tutor did really well to explain and help understand the content.

  • This course exceeded my expectations, it was very informative with exactly the right level of depth for each topic. The tutor was very knowledgeable and patient, with questions and practical examples making it very relevant for my marketing job. I would definitely recommend it to colleagues and friends.

  • This course was possibly of more practical use than my recent diploma!

  • It was fantastic to have the tutor ask about our specific businesses and go through some of our websites individually.

  • A well structured informative course. It provided me with some great insights on how to improve our company website.

  • Great course which really helped to improve my knowledge of SEO. The pace of the course was perfect and the use of practical examples really helped in improving my understanding. I feel equipped with lots of knowledge to go back to the office and implement on my own websites to improve our SEO!

  • Great course! Well presented in easy to understand English not tech jargon. Great practical information that you can put in place immediately.

  • The course exceeded my expectations. I learnt so much in such a short period of time. Thank you again for such a great course!

  • The tutor is really good. I have been to the Analytics course before and it is very structured, but questions are answered from across a whole range of topics. I come over for the courses from Perth and am not disappointed.

  • I was really impressed with everything. Convenient location, good facilities, up-to-date course content. Also a great tutor, very knowledgeable and kept it interesting.

  • Very well run course, very informative and the venue, content and tutor were excellent – and I feel that it is very well priced all things considered! Will be back to CCE for sure!

  • We had an excellent and extremely knowledgeable facilitator who delivered each section of the course with confidence and really honed in on the areas that mattered most. Even after one day I’ve walked away 100% more confident and can’t wait to begin implementing all of the new SEO tactics I learnt into my campaigns.

  • An excellent tutor in SEO and SEM, way better than most. The course itself was very clear and pitched at just the right level. We didn’t waste the morning on basic stuff, the day moved at just the right pace and all up I took in plenty. Excellent!

  • Great content delivered in a great format! Will definitely return for more short courses in future... thanks!

  • The content and detail was excellent. I was amazed at how much was covered in a day and I walked away feeling more confident about the new found knowledge and definitely felt it was worth it!

  • Amazing course! So useful. The lecture was gold and I will be using this knowledge of SEO on PPC in the future.

  • Extremely beneficial course. Loved it. Good build up of study sections.

  • The course may be a life saving event for me as this will open the door of online marketing for the kind of work I do. The tutor was very professional and seems to know a lot about the industry.

  • Was great tutor, venue was fabulous and lunch was an extra treat too. Well presented. Good paced course.

$458 Limited GST free
Introduction to SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) Course

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