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Step Back to Move Forward

Search marketers are a tactically motivated bunch, always seeking the next secret tip that could help boost our rankings or traffic that extra bit. But in that scramble for tactics, we lose sight of the big picture - is this even the hill we should be climbing? In this presentation, Rand walks through examples of organizations and websites where traditional tactics are hard to apply effectively. He'll take you on a journey to see the big picture and find a framework for choosing web marketing channels, positioning your brand, and uncovering sources of influence. And yes, there will be plenty of actionable tactics embedded alongside.

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On-page Optimization
Time required: 3h 45m

On-page optimization is the practice of ensuring the content of a page is set up to be relevant for the search queries being targeted. If the phrases you are hoping to rank for don’t appear on the page, it will be much more difficult to achieve your goals - making on-page optimization a crucial part of most SEO campaigns.

Technical SEO
Time required: 7h 50m

The web is a technical platform, and there are correct and incorrect ways of building websites. This module teaches you about these and how search engines interact with pages in order to help you diagnose problems and improve websites.