Look, you don't need an SEO certification. The best people in the industry don't have them. But we've gotten so many requests for these things that we decided to make one. To date, 500+ people have earned one (60% fail on the first try).
When you finish the course, you'll get the opportunity to sit for and earn the ClickMinded SEO course certification. Finish the course, pass the test and you'll earn your certification (automatically integrates with LinkedIn).
1.) Finish the ClickMinded SEO Training Course (6.5 hours)
2.) Get at least an 80% on the final exam (unlimited attempts, 60% of people do not pass on the first try).
Once that's done, you'll earn your certification (like this one), which automatically integrates with LinkedIn.
1.) Most of the best SEOs don’t have a certification.
2.) SEO certification is not offered by Google or other major search engines, it’s only offered by private companies. These certifications are generally not reliable.
3.) With that said, the goal of the ClickMinded SEO Certification is to create an accreditation that proves students have acquired a moderate level of understanding of search engine optimization. But it really isn't necessary.
4.) There's no "Google SEO Certification", but Google does have a certification program of their own called Google Partners. It's more credible than ClickMinded, for sure, but there's no SEO certification offered (and probably never will be).
From tiny startups to massive companies, all the nerds are using ClickMinded.
This thing is a BEAST.
... and includes unlimited lifetime access and free updates for life.
Create a marketing persona you can use for hyper-targeted campaigns.
An overview of how the sales funnel works in the context of organic search.
The big picture of how SEO works in 2017 for all web applications.
A comprehensive outline of ranking #1 on any web application search engine.
Understanding your customer's intent and location in the funnel.
Learn the exact strategy we use to implement keyword research.
Optimizing for users that are already aware of you, and converting them.
Understanding what channels to avoid is almost as important as what to target.
The underlying framework behind how search applications rank documents.
LATENT SEMANTIC INDEXING (LSI)
Understanding the relationship between related documents and searcher intent.
TITLE TAGS & META DESCRIPTIONS
Your website's "billboard", you have to get this right before anything else.
Understanding the implications of getting URL structure right - and wrong.
Implementing and optimizing document headers for SEO success.
Optimizing the "meat" of your pages in a way that users and search engines love.
Making sure your images are ideal for users, the visually impaired, and bots.
INTERNAL LINKING & ANCHOR TEXT
The bigger your site, the more important internal anchor optimization is.
Who are you linking to? This is a massively under-appreciated tactic!
FRESHNESS / RECENCY
Ever since Google Caffeine, freshness and recency should be top of mind.
LINK BUILDING & AUTHORITY
Arguably the most important aspect of search engine optimization: link building.
Within the next two years, mobile SEO will surpass desktop. Are you ready?
PAGE SPEED OPTIMIZATION
A slow site will rank poorly and infuriate users. Page performance speed is key!
ENTERPRISE LINK BUILDING
The exact, step-by-step strategy we use to build links in 2017.
Technical optimization won't drive traffic on its own, but you have to get it right!
GOOGLE SEARCH CONSOLE
An overview of how to perfectly optimize Google Search Console for your site.
ADVANCED SEARCH OPERATORS
A comprehensive list of the best advanced search operators you can use.
STRUCTURED DATA & SCHEMA
Everything you need to know about schema markup and structured data.
ANALYTICS & "NOT PROVIDED"
How "not provided", SSL, search console and Google Analytics work in 2017.
Implementing an SEO-friendly structure for companies targeting many countries.
CRAWL PATH OPTIMIZATION
How to optimize the way search engines crawl your site to drive more traffic.
FAVORITE TOOLS & SERVICES
A full, complete list of our favorite SEO tools, services, strategies and tactics.
Tommy Griffith has been doing search engine optimization for nearly 10 years. He was previously managing SEO at PayPal and Airbnb.
He feels weird writing about himself in the third person, but admits that it sounds slightly more epic.
Let's be real: not everyone needs a Google SEO certification. Take a look:
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We've gotten hundreds of questions over the years. Here are the most common ones.
ClickMinded is an online search engine optimization training course that helps students drive more traffic and more customers to their website as quickly as possible.
ClickMinded SEO training was initially developed for people with little to no experience in digital marketing. That being said, even those well-versed in online marketing will find a significant amount of the information useful. The course and SEO video tutorials are split up in a way so that the introductory content can be easily skipped if needed.
The course is about 6 hours long, and has been cut up into small, digestible and organized segments, so that you can easily refer back to it when you have questions.
Very actionable. After having our friends and colleagues take this class, the most frequent comment we heard was “This is great… but how do I get started?”. That’s why we've added a comprehensive bonus video tutorial on how to start a new website from scratch. It’s pure video screen capture, and contains the exact strategy we use, from concept to completion.
Yes! The course is hosted on Teachable, a learning management system that supports responsive viewing.
No accountants were involved in the making of this advice, but many students get the training reimbursed by work or write it off as a training expense for their business.
ClickMinded is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish, but you'll never lose access to content.
None. You can learn everything in this class through other people’s blog posts, forums, and trial-and-error. There is nothing secret here. That said, there is a lot of misinformation out there. ClickMinded is designed to make search engine optimization as digestible as possible, but it won’t be teaching you anything you can’t learn on your own with enough time invested.
The course includes a 14-day money back guarantee! No questions asked.
The course includes unlimited, unrestricted lifetime access, and free updates for life.
Actually, this happens a lot. That's why each course includes unlimited lifetime access, and free updates for life. If there is a change, you'll hear about it. And it's included in the course.
Plenty! Your best bet outside of enrolling in our course, is trial and error. If you have the time to do it, go for it. There are also a number of other courses you can take that range in price, ability and value. You could try the Moz Udemy course, or their regular training, SEOBook, Lynda or Yoast.
When you finish the course, you'll get the opportunity to sit for and earn the ClickMinded SEO certification. Finish the course, pass the test and you'll earn your certification (it automatically integrates with LinkedIn).
As for wether or not you need an SEO certification, the short answer is no. SEO certification is not required for this industry, but some people like to show future recruiters and clients that they (or their staff) have taken and earned the certification.
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