Become a Certified Search Traffic Master
Become a Certified
Search Traffic Master
…and learn how to increase your search rankings, drive more traffic and transform your traffic into sales and valuable leads
Think SEO is dead?
Nope. SEO isn’t dead, but it has changed.
Thanks to Google’s Panda and Penguin updates, the old rules of SEO no longer apply. Today, to get ranked (and stay ranked), site owners need to emphasize user experience over traditional variables such as links and keyword density.
More importantly, they need to optimize based on the user’s INTENT (and not just the search bots). This is quite simply the biggest shift to occur in Search Marketing since the launch of Google.
It’s called: IBSO.
The Future of Search Marketing Is “IBSO”
(Intent Based Search Optimization)
Intent Based Search Optimization
Modern search marketing has an entirely new set of rules than older, outdated forms of SEO:
STEP 1: Identify the INTENT and context of the prospect. (This is easier than you think once you have the tools and know how it’s done.)
STEP 2: Create an asset (i.e. blog post, podcast, sales page, product detail page, tool, pricing page, etc.) that satisfies that intent.
STEP 3: Determine where those assets should “live.” (IMPORTANT: SEO is no longer about Google, exclusively. Modern Search Marketers understand that search marketing now includes channels such as YouTube, Amazon, Pinterest, your own website/blog, iTunes, and even local search sites such as Yelp.)
STEP 4: Anticipate the next logical step the searcher will take, and build your user experience around that “ascension target.” (For example, if I’m Googling a term like ‘freshbooks pricing’, a FREE 14-Day Trial offer is a proper ascension path for that intent.)
If all this seems complicated, it’s really not.
BUT the rules have changed, and if you want to compete in the search channels today, you need to understand these new rules and the step-by-step process for implementing them.
And fortunately, that’s exactly what you’re about to learn…
FACT: Today, More Than Ever Before, Businesses Need MODERN Search Marketers Who Understand the Difference Between What Used To Work…and What Actually Works Today
I’m not going to spend a lot of time convincing you on the importance of search marketing…
The fact is, 95% of marketers are already utilizing some form of marketing and 90% of buyers say “they’ll find you” when they’re ready to buy…
…so search marketing is quite simply: unavoidable!
And why would you want to avoid it?
Right now, at this very moment, there are cash-in-hand buyers looking for your product or service, and if you can ensure that these find YOU (instead of your competitors), most of the truly “hard work” of marketing is done.
There’s just one problem: Most search marketers are still acting like it’s 2009. They’re the proverbial ostrich with their head stuck in the sand…unwilling to admit that search has changed.
That’s where you come in.
As a Certified Search Marketing Specialist, you are uniquely qualified to help brands establish an organic traffic strategy that generates more inbound traffic and leads through multiple search channels (not just Google).
More specifically, in this Master Class and Certification, you’ll learn:
In this master class, you’ll learn:
How to use the Intent-Based Keyword Research Planner to make your products and services discoverable when your prospects are ready to buy.
The 7-Point “Search Health Audit Checklist” that trains you to identify and remove crippling search issues (Keyword research, content and link building are useless until you remove these problems.)
How to use UXO and RXO best practice to build a “white hat”, sustainable search strategy that plays by post-Penguin and Panda rules.
The 11-point domain level SEO audit that trains you to identify and remove crippling search issues that must be fixed first (Keyword research, content and link building are useless until you remove these problems.)
A simple Google “command” that identifies SEO problems in 5-minutes or less. (This old search marketer’s trick instantly reveals major issues you’re having with Google like page structure, indexing and “negative SEO” problems.)
The 12-Point page level SEO audit you’ll apply to every important page on your website (Get pages ranked by hunting down and fixing issues like keyword cannibalization, page redirect issues and duplicate content.)
The simple 4-Step blog post update process that leverages Google’s “QDF algorithm” and breathes new life into the content you’ve already spent time and energy creating.
7 natural ways to build authoritative backlinks to your website so you can get your site ranked for the keywords that matter without feeling “icky” about it.
How to leverage search and drive organic traffic on every platform that matters including:
6 Google SEO elements to keyword optimize on every page of your website (Plus the 2 additional elements to optimize on every blog post)
The 4 critical YouTube video SEO elements (3 of the 4 video SEO elements that matter on YouTube today have absolutely nothing to do with keywords.)
5 ways to increase product rankings on Amazon including a powerful, “set it and forget it” tool that leverages the most important Amazon ranking factor: Verified Reviews.
6 iTunes SEO ranking factors that will drive your podcast to the top of the charts (Look out for the section on podcast publishing frequency)
4 Pinterest search elements to optimize including the most effective way to design and keyword target pins and boards.
5 ways to increase rankings on review sites like Yelp and TripAdvisor and the one search algorithm element that trumps the number of reviews you are receiving.
In short, Search Marketing Specialists (a.k.a. “SEO Masters”) are able to not only increase search rankings and drive traffic …they are able to transform that traffic into leads and sales.
If you’re interested in becoming such a “SEO Master,” then I have one question for you…
Are You A “Doer”…or Just a “Talker?”
(or…Why You Might Want To Get Certified)
Let’s face it: SEO experts are a dime a dozen.
So how do you separate those who “walk the talk” from the ones who merely…
That’s the problem!
And at DigitalMarketer, it was our problem, too. You see, we don’t just teach marketing best practices, we actually DO MARKETING for businesses that we ACTUALLY OWN.
We aren’t researchers. We aren’t journalists.
We’re business owners running companies (both online and offline) in B2B and B2C markets selling everything from cosmetics to camping equipment to industrial water filters and everything in-between.
In other words: WE ACTUALLY DO THIS STUFF…
…so we know how hard it is to find truly skilled people who know what they’re talking about.
And that’s why we created the “Search Marketing Mastery” course and certification.
We built this certification to train our own team members, but in the spirit of “open sourcing” our business (which is what DigitalMarketer is all about) we’re now making this certification and training available to the world.