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SEO Essentials Course

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About the course

This one day introductory SEO Essentials Course covers the core concepts and techniques used when optimising a website. Project scoping, identifying ranking factors, researching and applying keywords, SEO copy writing, optimising for local business and integrating social media for SEO are just some of the topics covered.

Training is hands-on and personalised where participants are encouraged to complete exercises focused on their website. We can provide a sample website during the course if you do not currently have one.

Who should do this course?

This SEO course is designed for anyone wanting to generate more search traffic and leads. Participants wishing to improve the performance of an existing site or maintain an already optimised website will find this course of value.


There are no prerequisites for this course. However, students should have a general understanding of personal computers. Note: Basic HTML and website concepts will be explained as relevant to SEO during training.

Course Details

  • $495 incl GST
  • Duration: 1 Day
  • Max. Class Size: 10
  • Avg. Class Size: 5
  • Study Mode: In Class
  • Level: Beginner
  • Times: 9.00am to 5.00pm approx
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Course Dates

  • Sydney Class Dates

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    Level 11, 32 Walker Street, North Sydney , NSW 2060

    15 Jan 18 Mon
    14 Feb 18 Wed
    19 Mar 18 Mon
    18 Apr 18 Wed
    17 May 18 Thu
    12 Jun 18 Tue
  • Melbourne Class Dates

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    Level 12, 379 Collins Street, Melbourne , VIC 3000

    22 Jan 18 Mon
    27 Feb 18 Tue
    26 Mar 18 Mon
    26 Apr 18 Thu
    21 May 18 Mon
    21 Jun 18 Thu
  • Brisbane Class Dates

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    Level 6, 371 Queen Street, Brisbane , QLD 4000

    08 Feb 18 Thu
    22 Mar 18 Thu
    30 Apr 18 Mon
    14 Jun 18 Thu
    25 Jul 18 Wed
    06 Sep 18 Thu
  • Canberra Class Dates

    Level 1, 33 Ainslie Place, Canberra , ACT 2601

    Classes scheduled on demand in Canberra

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  • Adelaide Class Dates

    19 Young Street, Adelaide , SA 5000

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  • Perth Class Dates

    Level 1, 140 St Georges Terrace, Perth , WA 6000

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Course Units

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Unit 1: About Search Engines

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  • Examine Search Engine Market Share
  • Learn how Search Engines Index Pages
  • Learn how Search Engines Rank Pages
  • Examine Positive Ranking Criteria
  • Examine Negative Ranking Criteria
  • Introducing the Pay Per Click Model

Unit 2: Requirements Gathering and Reporting

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  • Scope and Assess a Project and Market
  • Scope and Assess Client Requirements
  • Conduct an SEO Site Assessment
  • Use SEO Analysis Tools
  • Analyse Competitor’s Websites
  • Assess Website Accessibility

Unit 3: Successful Keyword Integration

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  • The Value of Keywords in 2017
  • Examine the Keyword Research Process
  • Refine Keyword Selection
  • Keyword Integration for Best Results
  • Avoiding Keyword Stuffing

Unit 4: Optimise HEAD Tags

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  • Understanding the TITLE Tag
  • Understanding the META Description Tag
  • Optimise the TITLE Tag
  • Writing Click Worthy TITLEs
  • Optimise the META Description Tag
  • Writing Enticing META Descriptions
  • Avoiding Negative Head Tags

Unit 5: SEO Copy Writing

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  • Search Engine Content Preferences
  • Successfully Integrate Keywords
  • Use HTML to Weight Keywords
  • Engaging with Website Visitors
  • Creating Relevant Natural Content
  • Create Conversions with ‘Calls to Action’
  • Create Pathways to Conversions

Unit 6: Non Text Content

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  • Define Images with ALT Tags
  • Using Descriptions for Complex Images
  • Defining Images by Content Proximity
  • Using images to Focus User Attention
  • Defining Video and Multimedia
  • Creating Accessible Search Friendly Content

Unit 7: Avoiding Search Spam

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  • Defining Search Engine Spam
  • Identify What to Avoid
  • Search Engine Penalties for Spamming
  • “Black Hat” v “White Hat” SEO
  • Identify SEO Standards and Guidelines
  • Building Visitor and Search Friendly Sites

Unit 8: Search Engine and Directory Submission

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  • Pre-launch Checklist
  • Getting Listed by Search Engines
  • Rules for Submitting to Directories
  • Choosing High Quality Directories
  • Successfully Submitting to Directories
  • Identify Directories to Avoid

Unit 9: Regional and Local Optimisation

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  • Choosing a Top Level Domain
  • Choosing a Hosting Location
  • On Page Considerations
  • Using Google My Business
  • Tips for a Successful My Business Listing
  • The Value of Online Reviews

Unit 10: Using Social Media for SEO

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  • Introducing Social Media for SEO
  • Social Platform Market Share in Australia
  • Identify the Best Platforms for Your Business
  • Enabling Content Sharing for Increased Traffic
  • Using social Media for Trust and Brand Building

Training Packages

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Course Reviews

(5.00 out of 5) brad k [ 04 December, 2017 ]
I found the course to be very informative. The content was great and easy to understand for someone like me who is very raw when it comes to SEO.
(5.00 out of 5) Jaclyn B [ 04 December, 2017 ]
Alice was a fantastic trainer - personable and informative. She made the course accessible, free from jargon and gave us great practical tips for getting our own sites optimised for success. The course itself included a lot of useful information that can be immediately implemented and built upon.
(5.00 out of 5) Suzie B [ 28 November, 2017 ]
Came to the course to get an understanding of SEO, for our family business. Alice started with a smile and friendly welcome, she provided the day structure, and gave us the welcome opportunity about asking questions, making it a safe environment to ask questions. We had 3 people in the group which was a good number to get some great personalized training and ask questions. Thank you Alice, you have solved many questions and made life easier when talking to outsourced providers and have more of an understanding.
(5.00 out of 5) Sam M [ 28 November, 2017 ]
Fantastic! 100/100. Alice Hamilton was an exceptional trainer. I enjoyed every second. In the first 30minutes the cost of the course was paid for. Received so much value during this course and cannot wait to attend the Advanced course. Thank you very much Alice.

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