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Search Engine Optimization Courses


Back in 1996 when I began my very first Internet business venture.. very few people were aware of a technique known as Search Engine Optimization.

In searching around for some tips as to how to get my website to show up better in the SERP’s.. I came across a course for $147 from a place called the Internet Marketing Center.

Corey Rudl was a brilliant Internet Marketer who changed the lives of thousands of people between 1996 and 2005 when, sadly, he was killed in a race car accident.

Here’s to Corey.. I would not be where I am today if not for his amazing training courses! Thank You Corey.. you are missed! ๐Ÿ˜ข


In 1996.. there was no Google.. blogging had not yet become popular.. and WordPress had not yet been released.

Yahoo was the number one search engine.. followed by several smaller search engines.. InfoSeek, WebCrawler, Lycos, LookSmart, AltaVista, HotBot and AllTheWeb.

Very few people knew anything about Search Engine Optimization. Instead.. a lot of unethical nimrods were resorting to stupid, spammy techniques like:

  1. Using the word FREE repeatedly (even though there was never anything free at the site).
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  2. Keyword stuffing.. listing a lot of popular search terms at the bottom of the page in tiny text and then making the text the same color as the page.

    This way the visitors didn’t see the hodgepodge of text at the bottom of the page.. but the search engines were able to read all of it.
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    The search engines were making constant updates to combat all the spam.. and meanwhile most people were still not willing to invest any money in learning how to get their sites to the top of the SERP’s correctly and efficiently.

After studying the materials from IMC and putting everything I learned into action.. I literally dominated the search engines. Those were good times indeed! Very profitable times!


In the fall of 1998 Google emerged on the scene.. and nothing would ever be the same again.

Over time.. finding your way to the top of the search engines became more and more difficult with every update. From Fred and Cassandra to Esmeralda, Big Daddy, Panda, Penguin, and all the others in between.

From day one.. Google’s mission has always been to present the most relevant content for each and every search.

In the old days it was frustrating.. to say the least.. to find a site claiming to have all the things you were looking for. However.. in clicking on the link and going to the site you find the site has NONE of the things you were looking for at all.

Instead.. these morons had just stuffed the site with a bunch of popular keywords to get you to the site. And.. now that you have arrived you find they are peddling all sorts of crap you couldn’t care less about.

Who were these idiot webmasters that thought this made any sort of sense at all?

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Search Engine Optimization is.. and always has been the key to getting your site found in the search engines. For this reason it is imperative that you learn all you can about SEO.

Investing in a few good Search Engine Optimization courses as well as a few good e-books on the subject is an investment in yourself.. as well as in your business.. and ultimately in your success.

The money you spend on educational courses and materials is a tax deduction for your business. You might as well spend the money securing your future rather than give it to Uncle Sam.



The absolute BEST training course in SEO is from a gentleman by the name of Bruce Clay. His classes are held at his location in California.. and they are pricey to say the least.

I took the class quite a few years ago and can confidently say.. it has proven to be worth every penny I paid!

However.. if you are not in a position to spend a lot of money.. nor are you interested in traveling to California for your training.. the next best thing is an online course taught by a young man named Mike Pearson.

His course is without a doubt the best online SEO training course available!

Mike’s Stupid Simple SEO could be considered a bit pricey.. although nowhere near the price of the course in California.

If you can afford to take Mike’s course.. by all means do so. You will NOT regret it and it will make a significant difference in the success of your online ventures.

Mike offers a FREE starter SEO training class called SEO Bootcamp. After that you can decide whether you want to invest in the deep-dive training course to take your knowledge of SEO to the next level.

The most important thing you will need to do as a blogger is to gain a good solid understanding of SEO.

Mike Pearson has taught more than 3,500 students how to do proper keyword research, write better content, build their domain authority and grow their traffic with SEO.


Many bloggers are still struggling to find their way after a couple of years or more. This is because they rely solely on whatever information they can find online for free.

Think about it.. you invest a lot of time and a lot of money in taking in-depth SEO courses. You create your plan of action.. put all of this knowledge to good use and in the process you discover a few tricks of your own along the way.

Several years go by and one day you decide to sit down and spend even more of your time to create an e-book or online course sharing all that you have learned that has enabled you to build your business to 5-figures a month.

Would you be giving this valuable information away to others for FREE?

Of course not.. and neither is anyone else. As they say.. “you get what you pay for”. When you pay absolutely nothing.. you get something that is worth what you paid.. absolutely nothing!

With Mike Pearson’s course Stupid Simple SEO you will be on your way and never look back.. smiling all the way to the bank.

Of course.. if you can’t afford Mike’s course right now.. there are also some books on the subject that are more affordable and will get you started in the right direction.



Two of the best books on SEO are written by Debbie Gartner. Easy on Page SEO is an excellent book for improving your on site SEO.

Debbie’s book is 139 pages of valuable information:
Easy On Page SEO
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NOTE: Before I recommend any books and/or courses
I always purchase them myself. I want to be sure the information is accurate, useful and most importantly
that the product is worth the price being charged.

Another of her books.. Easy Backlinks for SEO is also an excellent book which covers another important aspect of SEO.. and that is getting backlinks to your site.

There are right ways and very WRONG ways to build your backlinks! If not done correctly and ethically.. your site can be banned from the Google index.

The books come as a PDF. Whenever I buy educational materials such as these.. I print them out and take them over to Office Max and have them spiral bound.

That allows me to highlight to my heart’s content. I am one of those perpetual highlighters. I like to be able to go back and flip through a book and quickly refresh my memory on the finer points that I have highlighted.

I take my books with me to Starbuck’s.. or on the plane.. or to Cancun on vacation. I always read them once from beginning to end.. and then go back and read them again to be sure I didn’t miss anything.. and to be sure it all sinks in. Eventually it all becomes second nature.

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  1. Hi Sherry

    Thank you for recommending these courses. I have heard about Stupid Simple SEO quite a few times. I will definitely join the free session and hopefully will able to learn something new.

    1. Hi Jasmeet,
      Thank you for stopping by and for taking the time to leave a comment.
      Yes.. Stupid Simple SEO is an excellent course. Mike really knows his stuff. ๐Ÿ˜Š
      Many of my students have taken the course and have said they felt it was a major factor in their success. I am sure you will enjoy it and I am confident you will learn new things.

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