This course will provide students with the tools to apply concepts used in search engine optimization. After completion of this course, students will be able to perform a competitive analysis, create a keyword strategy, design a website architecture, create a page-level strategy, develop a content and social media strategy to enhance a website's ability to be found, and identify techniques and tools that enhance search results across user interfaces.
This undergraduate course is 5 weeks.
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- Compare the differences between paid, organic, local, and image search.
- Define the major factors in the organic search algorithm.
- Explain why semantic search is important to marketers.
- Identify how the knowledge graph works.
- Apply a keyword strategy to help a website to be found.
- Explain which components of website architecture are relevant to search engines.
- Illustrate how to write search-engine friendly website copy.
- Compare competitive websites and identify the factors that may rank one higher than the other.
- Identify the most important signals of website relevance to search engines.
- Describe the importance of content creation and sharing to search engine optimization (SEO).
- Explain the difference between owned, earned, and paid content sharing.
- Create a plan for leveraging social media to improve the ability for a website to be found.
- Compare the concepts of trust and authority in a digital environment.
- Apply author rank toward marketing a website.
- Illustrate the importance of Google+ to search rankings.
- Describe how to leverage influencers to drive traffic to your website.
- Identify the ways in which traffic to a website is monitored.
- Determine the various ways organic SEO can be measured beyond keyword rankings.
- Describe the importance of mobile to search.
- Explain how search engines are expected to evolve in the future.
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