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Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Learning Path

Use a data-driven approach to improve results using proven Search Engine Optimization (SEO) strategies

How will this Learning Path help me and my business?

This structured e-learning activity will help you or your team review and refresh your existing approach to Search Engine Optimization (SEO) in order to achieve consistently effective digital marketing results.

What is a Learning Path?

Smart Insight’s Learning Paths are our unique interactive online training courses which explain concepts, give examples and test understanding.

Unlike many online e-learning courses, each module is self-contained, so you can quickly access guidance to help improve your marketing activities.

Common modules are shared between Learning Paths to avoid duplication of learning material. You can also complete the full Learning Path to earn a CPDSO certification.

We appreciate finding time for skills development is a challenge. Our Learning Paths enable training to be bite-sized, engaging and - crucially - results orientated. When combined with our suite of templates, you’ll soon be taking your marketing activities to the next level.

Accredited learning activities with the Continuing Professional Development Standards Office (CPDSO)

Each Smart Insights Learning Path has been independently assessed and accredited by the CPD Standards Office, so you can be confident that the quality of the learning and assessment experience has been audited and recognized for its quality.

Development Objective

Members who successfully complete this Learning Path have the ability to review current SEO strategy and tactics to maximize brand awareness, reach and interaction and are able to demonstrate ROI through use of analytics.

Learning Objectives

  • Make a case for investment in SEO through a planned approach.
  • Understand the latest SEO ranking factors, mobile ranking factors and Google algorithms.
  • Define SEO Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), benchmark SEO competitiveness and conduct link quality and backlink effectiveness audits.
  • Understand consumer keyword search behaviour and perform a gap analysis.
  • Identify how to optimize on-page elements including titles, meta descriptions, page headings and body copy.
  • Create a content marketing strategy to support SEO and link acquisition.
  • Define an SEO performance review strategy using Google Analytics.

How is the Learning Path structured?

The Learning Path is separated into these topics and modules:

Topic 1 - Discover SEO opportunities

  • A planned approach to SEO
  • Understanding the latest SEO ranking factors
  • Understanding the key Google algorithms
  • Understanding mobile ranking factors

Topic 2 - Audit SEO effectiveness

  • Define SEO KPIs
  • Benchmark SEO competitiveness
  • Understanding consumer keyword search behaviour
  • Link quality and backlink effectiveness audits

Topic 3 - Technical SEO

  • Review indexing of web pages using google Search Console
  • Develop and implement a sitemap
  • Review and reduce duplicate content
  • Review indexing of images to improve ranking
  • Review and improve mobile ranking
  • Review the relevance of Google’s AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages)
  • Review and improve video search effectiveness
  • Review and improve local search effectiveness
  • Review and improve international search effectiveness
  • Review opportunities for structured data markup

Topic 4 - On-page SEO

  • Overview of on-page optimization
  • Review and improve titles and meta descriptions
  • Improve the structure of page headings
  • Create relevant body copy
  • Target featured snippets

Topic 5 - Create awesome content for SEO

  • Define content strategy to earn links
  • Building Cornerstone content
  • Compete using the ‘Skyscraper Technique’

Topic 6 - Refine internal linking and acquire more quality links

  • Review internal linking
  • Guest blogging and press releases
  • Using social media to amplify linkbait

Topic 7 - Improve SEO through analytics

  • Reviewing performance of a channel in analytics
  • Review performance of landing pages in analytics
  • Using Google Search Console to review keywords
  • Breakdown visits from mobile and desktop devices

Roles who will find this Learning Path useful

  • Company owners and directors working for smaller businesses
  • Heads of marketing including CMO, VP of Marketing, Chief Customer Officer, and Marketing Director seeking to review their SEO strategy
  • Digital marketing managers, marketing executives and specialists responsible for SEO
  • Consultants or agency account managers
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What are Learning Paths?

A modern training solution to help businesses grow through marketing

Learning Paths bring together all of the relevant training and associated resources into a single, customizable journey.

Whether it's specific, task-based skills or fully mastering a single discipline, Learning Paths provide the training your business needs to expand into new channels and improve the results of your current marketing activities.

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Learning Paths are divided into strategic and channel-based marketing modules, which help you align development needs with business objectives.

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Each Path is supported by our 20 comprehensive marketing toolkits, reducing outsourcing costs by expanding your in-house knowledge and expertise.

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Deliver real business results with our practical, ready-to-go templates. Instantly apply them to your own marketing activities to drive efficiency and track your results.

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