Strategic Search Engine Marketing BootCamp

Dates: Friday, October 13th and Saturday, October 14th

Course Times: 9:00 A.M.- 5:00 P.M.

Certificate Hours: 14

Class Location: UMSL North Campus


You will learn SEO in a safe live classroom. We are limiting the size of the course up to 20 students for better engagement and safety. This will allow us to bring the best to you in the current circumstances. UMSL Digital is aware of the global situation, which is why we are creating a safe learning environment for our students.

Why should I take this course?

Search marketing is more than 50% of the digital marketing budget and continues to grow each day.  Search is highly measurable and is one of the most efficient and effective means of targeting your audience at any point in the purchase cycle. As the landscape continues to evolve, staying on top of the latest trends and changes is not an easy task.

Among these changes, mobile devices now account for 50% of conversions vs 35% a year ago. Mobile optimization is crucial to ensure that mobile traffic has the best user experience the brand can provide. Page speed, responsive design along with adhering to Google’s mobile best practices can provide a sizeable impact to your site’s user experience and organic search results.

Search engine optimization (SEO) has experienced a decline year-over-year due to recent Google SERP changes including Extended Text Ads (ETAs) and the rise of Featured Snippets and People Also Ask (PAA) usage. As such, cross-channel and cross-screen strategies become increasingly more important.

Here is just a quick glance of other recent changes and trends that are happening in the search space today:

  • Mobile optimization for mobile search adoption rate
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning based algorithms
  • The rise of Voice search and the changing consumer search behavior
  • Rankbrain has become one of the most important signals for SEO
  • Personal assistants and connected devices are changing search into a screenless activity
  • And this is just the short list!

During this 2-day intensive, you will learn to navigate the changing search space through best practices, SEO and paid search strategy, and tactical implementation including:

The relationship between search engine optimization and paid search

-Keyword planning, analysis, and list development

-On-site and off-site SEO best practices

-Mobile optimization and mobile best practices

-Development of paid search account structures

-Audience targeting and implementing campaign settings

-Understanding engine Quality Score to drive efficiency

-Developing paid search ad copy and selecting the correct ad formats and features

-Tagging and measuring against key performance indicators (KPIs)

-YouTube TrueView ads

Is there anything else that you will learn over these 2 days?

Yes, the instructor will help all students begin their journey to becoming Google Adwords Certified outside of the classroom – a great bonus!

Who is this class for?

This class is for anyone wanting to learn the ins and outs of organic and paid search and building a strategy for success. No prior experience in SEO or SEM is required.


*Note: Curriculum is subject to change from description based on market needs
*Enrollment closes at 5 PM on Thursday, October 12th, 2023.
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