Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) is an important part of digital marketing and in ranking first on a search engine’s results page. This review is on the course offered by Yoast Academy, namely, ‘SEO for Beginners’. This course is a brilliant introduction to Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), particularly when it comes to blogging on WordPress.
For those who don’t know, Yoast is a plugin for WordPress. The Yoast Plugin helps in optimising your pages to harness organic views using SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) strategies. This is something which is vital for bloggers and anyone wanting to increase page views.
The SEO For Beginners Course by Yoast Academy consists of three sections, namely:
– What is SEO;
– Content SEO; and
– Technical SEO.
Each section is further subdivided into 3 lessons. Most lessons have videos, PDF files, and a quiz. In order to pass each quiz, you need to score 80 percent or more. At the end of the course they will give you a certificate and a badge.
I am very grateful that they provide PDF files because I remember things a lot more easily if I see a video or demonstration of it first, and thereafter read notes about it. I also enjoy the quizzes. A lot of the questions are tricky, but I prefer difficult questions because I feel I learn a lot more, rather than doing easy questions just for the sake of it.
Why you should do this course
I recommend this course for absolute beginners in SEO. The course starts of by explaining what search engines are and how they work, and nicely brings the subject to search engine optimisation. You will easily understand basic ways of optimising your site for search engines, and can implement these ways immediately. The course also helps you in using the Yoast Plugin on your WordPress site.
The next step would be to do the All-round SEO course also offered by Yoast Academy. I highly recommend this course! Also, if you have done the SEO for Beginners Course first, some of your progress will automatically carry over to the All-Round SEO Course.
If you want to do the SEO for Beginners Course by Yoast Academy you can sign up for it here.
Please comment below if you did this course or others.
If you liked this review please see my reviews on the following free, online courses:
– All-Round SEO from Yoast Academy
– Google Analytics for Beginners from Google Analytics; and
– The Fundamentals of Digital Marketing from Google.
Wishing you lots of happiness.