Modern search marketing has an entirely new set of rules than older, outdated forms of SEO: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

What You’ll Learn In This Course
Search Marketing Site Audit
Evaluate the search marketing health of your entire domain, and then get specific with your most popular pages. Once you follow the 23-step domain and page audits, you will be able 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).

Traffic by Channel
Learn how to measure how much of your traffic is coming from each channel – whether it’s social media, Google search, paid traffic or organic search channels. When you know what’s working and what isn’t, you can focus on boosting certain channels that work best and finding new ways to make your weaker channels shine.

Revamp Your Blog
Update your blogs to leverage Google’s “QDF algorithm” and breathe new life into the content you’ve already spent time and energy creating. Once you find a way to repurpose your content, you can spend less time coming up with brand new concepts, and spend more time driving traffic to your pages.

Earn Media Mentions
Gain credibility through media mentions on and off line. There are eight tried-and-true ways to get your copy in the hands of reputable sources who will give you valuable mentions on the web – driving organic, completely free, traffic!

Search Marketing Mastery Course Details
In this 8-hour course you’ll learn everything you need to know about how to drive more qualified search traffic to grow your business.

Module 1:
Lesson 1: From the Instructor
Lesson 2: The Content of this Course
Lesson 3: The Certification Exam
Lesson 4: The State of Search
Lesson 5: The 3 players
Lesson 6: Discoverability & Availability
Lesson 7: What are Search Queries?
Lesson 8: Search Marketing Goals
Lesson 9: Introduction to Earned Media & Link Building
Lesson 10: Introduction to UXO & RXO
Lesson 11: Intent Based Search Optimization (IBSO)

Module 2:
Lesson 1: The Big Picture
Lesson 2: How We Use Search Engines
Lesson 3: The Tyranny of Physical Space
Lesson 4: The Long Tail of Search
Lesson 5: Intent Based Keyword Research
Lesson 6: Finding Intent & Context
Lesson 7: Building Customer Avatars
Lesson 8: Intent Based Avatars
Lesson 9: Keyword Research Tools
Lesson 10: Keyword Modifiers
Lesson 11: Intent Based Keyword Research: Example 1
Lesson 12: Intent Based Keyword Research: Example 2
Lesson 13: Choosing Assets

Module 3:
Lesson 1: The Big Picture
Lesson 2: Choosing the Right Channel
Lesson 3: Ascension as Optimization
Lesson 4: Channel Optimization: Web Page
Lesson 5: Channel Optimization: Blog
Lesson 6: Channel Optimization: Amazon Product Page
Lesson 7: Channel Optimization: YouTube
Lesson 8: Channel Optimization: Pinterest
Lesson 9: Channel Optimization: iTunes
Lesson 10: Channel Optimization: Review Sites

Module 4:
Lesson 1: The Big Picture
Lesson 2: About Content Management Systems
Lesson 3: Domain Audit: Site Command
Lesson 4: Domain Audit: Google Webmaster Tools
Lesson 5: Domain Audit: Google Analytics
Lesson 6: Domain Audit: Sitemap
Lesson 7: Domain Audit: robots.txt
Lesson 8: Domain Audit: Backlinks
Lesson 9: Domain Audit: 404 Page
Lesson 10: Domain Audit: Internal Site Search
Lesson 11: Domain Audit: Navigation
Lesson 12: Domain Audit: Accessibility
Lesson 13: Domain Audit: Mobile
Lesson 14: Page Audit: Value
Lesson 15: Page Audit: Layout & Design
Lesson 16: Page Audit: Mobile
Lesson 17: Page Audit: Keyword Targeted
Lesson 18: Page Audit: Keyword Cannibalization
Lesson 19: Page Audit: Cross-Linking and Siloing
Lesson 20: Page Audit: Shareability
Lesson 21: Page Audit: Duplicate Content
Lesson 22: Page Audit: Stranded Page
Lesson 23: Page Audit: Redirects
Lesson 24: Page Audit: robots.txt and Meta robots
Lesson 25: Page Audit: Page Load Speed

Module 5:
Lesson 1: The Big Picture
Lesson 2: Paid and Owned Media
Lesson 3: Link Building Today
Lesson 4: Earning Links: Cross Linking
Lesson 5: Earning Links: Competitive Research,
Lesson 6: Earning Links: Content that is Generous
Lesson 7: Earning Links: Build Link Bait
Lesson 8: Earning Links: Create Primary Research
Lesson 9: Earning Links: Getting Out More
Lesson 10: Earning Links: Newsjacking
Lesson 11: The Last Word

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