This course is designed to build upon the onsite SEO concepts and strategies taught in the prior course and to help give students an additional (yet critical) layer of SEO knowledge pertaining strictly to offsite optimization. Ultimately, the offsite SEO process centers around building website authority and doing so in a way that not only builds brand awareness and popularity but also appeals directly to the foundational components of search engine algorithms. This means prioritizing and properly executing tasks that result in the attraction of inbound links, the procurement of social significance signals, appeals to search engine interpretation of author authority and other key metrics that signify greater brand equity, awareness and authority than competing sites.
Number of Units: 1.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours
Who Should Attend: This course would be helpful/suitable for anyone either currently in a digital marketing role or aspiring to be in a digital marketing role, who is relatively unfamiliar with SEO and who aspires to learn more. Business owners would also benefit greatly from the content being taught in this course. Due to the multi-faceted nature of SEO, the subject matter in this class will be particularly helpful to those with an interest or foundational understanding of Social Media, Website Design and Marketing Copywriting
Course Materials: All materials shared via Blackboard
Remote Learning: The safety of our community is our top priority and we believe that extending remote teaching to support social distancing efforts is the best decision at this time. USD has created a dedicated COVID-19 website to serve as the first stop for the USD community for information. Visit the University’s COVID-19 website (sandiego.edu/coronavirus) for the most current information for the USD community.
MKT-X811 Principles of SEO and Onsite Optimization
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