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Advanced Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) Certification Course

Learn Advanced, Practitioner-level SEO Strategies as Executed by Industry Experts

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Course Description

This 16-hour advanced SEO course dives deep into expert-level SEO techniques that experienced practitioners apply on a day-to-day basis.

Participants will be required to either demonstrate fundamental knowledge on how search engines work through this diagnostic quiz, or have completed the WSQ Search Engine Optimization course before signing up for this advanced course.

Each phase of the 4-step SEO process (Keyword Research, On-Page SEO, Off-Page SEO, SEO Analytics) covered in the fundamental WSQ Search Engine Optimization Course will be reinforced and covered in more detail in this advanced course.

Set in a real world setting with live case studies shared by participants, successful and unsuccessful case studies shared by a subject matter expert, and in-class sessions of practical implementation of SEO strategies, participants will take away practitioner-level SEO skills and confidence by the end of the course.

Target Audience

This advanced SEO course is targeted to Client-side and Agency-side Marketers, Web Developers, and Small Business Owners who wish to understand the exact mechanics behind how search engines rank websites, manage an SEO project in-house or externally with better precision, and gain practitioner-level SEO knowledge and skills to successfully implement advanced SEO strategies to their existing marketing campaigns.

Course Highlights

In this advanced SEO course, participants will learn:

  • The exact mechanics behind how search engines function and important ranking factors.
  • How to manage an SEO project in-house or externally and better communicate with key stakeholders within an organization
  • How to strategise and develop comprehensive SEO plans and lead the execution team to achieve higher SEO rankings.
  • How to diagnose and fix technical SEO issues that could potentially hinder organic search rankings.
  • Advanced off-page SEO techniques from link building to online reputation management.
  • How to conduct a complete SEO audit on a live website.

Course Objectives

By the end of the class, participants will:

  • Be able to conduct advanced keyword research and build a comprehensive keyword and content plan for a long term SEO strategy.
  • Be able to perform advanced competitor analysis and derive benchmark key performance indicators to dominate the competition.
  • Be able to conduct a complete SEO audit on a live website and provide recommendations for organic search ranking improvements
  • Be able to implement advanced on-page and off-page SEO techniques to achieve specific business objectives.
  • Be able to manage SEO projects in-house or through an external marketing agency and better communicate with key stakeholders.

Course Outline

Download the full course brochure here.

Advanced Keyword Research and SEO Content Strategy
Instructor-Led | Lecture, case study, demonstration and modelling, drill and practice, concept formation

  • Breakdown and review of keyword research tools
  • Building an advanced keyword research and content plan
  • Competitor keyword research and analysis
  • Comprehensive mapping of content formats to search queries
  • How to integrate your content strategy with an SEO strategy
  • Prioritising budget and resources for high ROI content with high ranking potential
Advanced On-Page SEO
Instructor-led | Lecture, demonstration and modelling, drill and practice, case study, group discussion, group presentation, group project work

  • Understanding complex search engine algorithms
  • Interpreting Google Search Quality Rater Guidelines in-depth
  • Structuring content and information architecture for SEO
  • How to rank for short tail (generic) and long tail (specific) keywords
  • How to deal with conflicting perspectives (UX Vs. SEO)
  • Implementing structured data markup with Schema.org and rich snippet testing tool
  • Conducting advanced technical SEO audit and resolving technical issues
  • Dealing with duplicate content
  • Reviewing existing content and recommending progressive or radical improvements to boost rankings
  • Conducting internal and external linking audit
Advanced Off-Page SEO
Instructor-led | Lecture, demonstration and modelling, case study, drill and practice, concept formation, individual project work

  • Conducting a comprehensive off-page SEO audit
  • Generating off-page SEO reports for management review
  • Online reputation management
  • How to research and create ultra-linkable assets
  • Advanced link building strategies
Advanced SEO Strategies and Analytics
Instructor-led | Lecture, demonstration and modelling, drill and practice, case study, individual project work

  • Assessing whether SEO is a viable digital channel for your organisation
  • Managing external SEO agencies and in-house SEO function
  • Conducting a comprehensive SEO audit
  • Analyzing keyword ranking reports and proposing SEO initiatives to boost overall rankings
  • Advanced competitor SEO analysis and benchmarking
  • Calculating ROI of your SEO campaigns
  • Tracking and analyzing essential SEO metrics and recommending improvements
Bonus
Instructional-led | Lecture, case study

  • Optimizing for other search engines (Bing, Baidu, Naver, YouTube, App Store, etc.).
  • Latest Search Engine Optimization trends
  • International SEO
  • How to fix a search engine penalty
Assessment Component
  • Individual Work
  • Case Study with Activity Sheet (Written Assessment)

Certification

A Certification of Completion will be issued upon achieving at least 75% attendance for the course.

Pre-requisites

WSQ Search Engine Optimization Course Certificate of Achievement or;
have been practicing SEO for at least a year.

In-person classroom learning mode: Each participant will be provided a windows laptop for the duration of the course. Participants may however opt to bring their own laptops.

Online-classroom learning mode: Personal computer, stable internet connection of at least 10mbps, webcam, microphone, video conferencing platform, and other logistical requirements outlined in the Online-based Classroom Learner Guide.

Trainer

Dylan Sun Equinet Academy
Dylan Sun

Dylan is the Founder and Director of Training of Equinet Academy. Throughout his career as a Search Marketing Specialist, he audited over a thousand SEO/SEM campaigns, conducted SEO classes for over 3000+ trainees, and provided consultancy to dozens of Small Medium Enterprises, Global Brands, Academic Institutions, and Government Organisations across the Infocomms, Travel, Hotel, Retail, eCommerce and B2B & B2C industries. Some of his clients include DHL, Fuji Xerox Asia Pacific, Microsoft, Emmerson, Singhealth, and Singtel.

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Kevin Dam

Kevin started in digital marketing, specialising in Search Engine Optimisation after leaving a career in banking and finance. He now has almost 10 years of experience gathering thousands of auditing hours on 300+ websites in all industries such as F&B, finance, insurance, e-commerce, medical and b2b services, serving clients such as MSIG Insurance, Bizcover Insurance, TWG Tea, Aura Group, Merger Markets (Acuris) and dozens of local SME’s, across Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, the United States and Singapore.

*Only one trainer will be facilitating per class.

Corporate Clients

Be assured of the highest quality of training in the classroom.

Post-Training Support

On top of having access to your trainer’s contact, you will also enjoy the following post-training benefits:

Complimentary Refresher

1 free refresher seat (re-sit the course online) within 1 year after the course.

Clinic Sessions

Unlimited complimentary 3-hour small group clinic sessions with a subject matter expert for up to 3 years.

Alumni Support Group

Be part of a support group where you can post questions, discuss, and get feedback from the community.

Lifetime Course Membership Access

Gain lifetime access to constantly updated course resources via the learning portal.

Course Schedules

Unfamiliar with how online classes are run? Check out the online classroom learner’s guide.
Signing up for in-person classroom learning? Read the additional safety measures.

Choose from online classroom and in-person (face-to-face) classroom learning.

In-Person Course Dates
Enhanced safety measures in place aligning to MOH's guidelines.

Course Duration:
2 Days (9am - 6pm)

Course Schedules:
25, 26 Aug 2021 (Wed, Thu), 9am - 6pm

(Click on the course dates above to register online)
Online Classroom Course Dates
Unfamiliar with how our online classes are run? Read the Online-Based Classroom Learner Guide before signing up for a class.

Course Duration:
2 Days (9am - 6pm)

Course Schedules:
27, 28 Oct 2021 (Wed, Thu), 9am - 6pm

(Click on the course dates above to register online)

Course Fees

Course Fee:
S$888 S$750 nett

FAQs

Questions? Check out the frequently asked questions below.

What is the difference between the WSQ SEO course and this advanced course?
The WSQ SEO Course covers the fundamental concepts of search engine optimisation. The advanced SEO course goes into more detail covering more advanced concepts of search engine optimisation. You may go through and review both course outlines in detail and contact us should you have any specific questions on this.
Is 2 days sufficient to meet the learning objectives?

Equinet Academy’s courses are designed to provide bite-sized yet comprehensive information to be delivered within 1-3 days. The courses not only include theory but also hands-on practical experience so that trainees can take away applicable knowledge.

If you feel that you have not met the learning objectives at the end of the course, you are always welcomed to resit the course online without any cost on your end. You will also have lifetime access to the courseware online which you may review, and post-training clinic sessions to address your challenges with a subject matter expert.

If you want to acquire foundational knowledge and skills in search engine optimisation, you may sign up for the WSQ SEO Course prior to this course.

What is the difference between online classroom and face-to-face traditional classroom?

Typically, in a traditional classroom, classes are conducted with 1 trainer to 20 – 24 learners in a cluster or classroom seating format. Group discussions, group presentations, lectures, peer-to-peer coaching are all conducted face-to-face (in-person).

In an online-based classroom, lessons will be delivered via a video conferencing software, Zoom. Lectures will be conducted via screensharing, while group discussions and group brainstorming will be conducted via “breakout” rooms (individual virtual rooms) to split up discussions into smaller groups.

Both learning modes essentially offer the same course content and learning outcomes.

Read the Online-based Classroom Learner Guide for a more detailed comparison on both formats.

Can't I learn everything online?

Our courses offer a very hands on approach so that you will be able to apply these content marketing strategies learnt in the course in real life practical situations. Moreover, our trainers are industry experts who can clarify your doubts in real time. We also offer post-training support which includes up to three 3-hour small group clinic sessions with an industry expert, an online refresher seat within a year post-training, forum support, and lifetime access to up-to-date courseware via the learning portal.

If I have specific questions relating to my SEO campaigns after the course, can I consult the trainer?

Yes, you may most certainly book unlimited complimentary 3-hour small group clinic sessions with a subject matter expert for up to 3 years to clarify your doubts or address any challenges you may be facing. The links to book your clinic sessions will be emailed to you after your course.

Do I have to prepare anything before attending the course?
For in-person training, do bring along a laptop. You also have the option to loan a laptop from us for the duration of the course. You may also want to bring along a jacket in case the room gets cold.

For online classes, do ensure you have a functional laptop and have Zoom installed prior to class. For more details, you may read the Online-based Classroom Learner Guide.

Are there any other prerequisites/ criteria I need to meet in order to attend this course?

You are required to have basic computer navigational skills such as opening and closing, dragging and dropping, copying and pasting of files.

If you have no prior experience in search engine optimisation, attending the WSQ SEO Course prior to this course is recommended, although not a requirement.

Will this course allow me to acquire sufficient skills to find a job as a digital marketer?
Though you may gain useful skills and applicable knowledge after completing this course, landing a job in digital marketing is a different level as some field experience is required. For more information on kickstarting a career in digital marketing, you may explore our Digital Marketing Career Portal.
How do I sign up?

You can sign up for this course through this link. Once you have registered for the course, we will follow up with you via email regarding your course registration.

I'm still unsure whether this course can help me meet my objectives.

If you’re unsure about your learning objectives, you may try out this 3-question survey using the Course Selector Tool or download the Course Selector Guide (PDF). If you are still unsure whether this course is suitable for you, please leave your contact details here. A course consultant will get in touch with you to recommend appropriate course(s) based on your learning objectives.

Still have unanswered questions? Check out the FAQs page or submit an enquiry.

Course Fee

S$750.00 Nett

inclusive of GST. Original Course Fee: S$888.00

Advanced Search Engine Optimisation

Learn Advanced, Practitioner-level SEO Strategies as Executed by Industry Experts

Reserve your seat today

Course Fee

S$750.00 nett