SEO Basics | By Dan Gorgone from TeamTreeHouse | Online Course Review

SEO Basics

By Dan Gorgone from TeamTreeHouse

This is a good course. It will walk you through just about every aspect of your website that affects your ranking on Google and other search engine platforms including code, social network engagement and content. You’ll get a clear idea of what you should focus on to improve your website’s SEO right away.

You’ll learn :

  • How SEO works.
  • How to rank high on Google and other search engines.
  • Everything you’ve got to know about coding your site the way Google wants you to.
  • Which tools you can use to optimize your SEO.

This course is for :

  • Web developers
  • Content creators
  • Entrepreneurs who want their site to rank higher on search engines without paying for AdWords Campaigns

This course is not for :

  • Intermediates and Experts who want to refine their skills. This course is best suited for beginners who want to learn the basics of SEO.

Full Written Review

You should not turn up your nose on that course because it’s called ”SEO basics”. If you already know the ins and outs of SEO, i’d be lying big time if I claimed that you should watch it. Even if you take advantage of the free 7-day trial, you’d probably end up losing your time. But if you’ve only watched about 2 hours or less of SEO courses (in your life), look no further. It has its lows and you’ll notice it! But it will give you a solid foundation.

When you will be watching it, before making yourself comfortable with the basics of SEO, you’ll start by learning how search engines work which will make the following concepts and strategies easier to grasp. Dan Gorgone, will walk you true every specific aspects of SEO in depth and will even covers some aspects and strategies you won’t find in most courses.

It teaches SEO for programmers.

It’s a very well detailed and in-depth walk-through of what you need to include in your site’s code to make sure it’s appealing to Google and other search engines. Even if you’re not writing code, I highly recommend you don’t skip this part. It will help you get a clear idea of what you should be expecting from your partners/employees working on your website’s code.

Dan shares his favourite online tools

These include tools you will likely never have heard about including: “Woorank”, “Builtwith” and couples more. It may not seem like a big deal, but it really is. Using tools like those may be the difference between success and failure or being ranked on google in 3 months or in a year.

Professional Quality

As you should expect from TeamTreeHouse, everything is well laid out and well structured. The videos are all of professional quality and you get the usual well designed quizzes.

The Quizzes

On almost every course from TeamTreeHouse there’s around 2-3 quizzes per section. Most questions are rather simple, but they tend to focus on the most important concepts. As a result the quizzes are a good way to make sure you understand what matters most.

Is it outdated?

Not quite.

This course is a few years old, BUT that does not impact the quality of the course in a major way.

Except for one exception, all of the game-changing updates in google’s algorithm had already been implemented at the time. The exception being the “mobile friendly update”. Here’s an article where you’ll learn all you need to know about it. When you’ll have mastered this as well, you will have a solid SEO skill set.

Final Thoughts

In the end, I’d say it’s definitely worth it, especially since a treehouse subscription gives you access to all of their other courses. If you’re unsure, go ahead and try it for free.

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