SEO for Higher Ed Course

4-week Certificate Online Course


Why did my higher ed colleagues take this course?

Many of your colleagues in higher education have designed their own Search Engine Optimization (SEO) strategy by taking this constantly updated professional certificate online course since July 2013.

Find out why Thomas Minnefor (@ThomasMinnefor), Web Manager at Rutgers University Biomedical Health Services took, liked and recommend this course in this 2-minute video recorded in September 2014 via Skype.

Can your target audiences find your website quickly when they search?

SEO (search engine optimization) highlighted in green with the definition used for the higher ed SEO training course

  • Has your website traffic or search engine placement decreased lately?
  • Have you been asked to develop a search engine/social media advertising program?
  • Do you need to increase your institution’s online visibilty and reach?

Not sure where to start?

This 4-week SEO online course has been designed to help you tackle all these challenges while making sure you master all the important techniques (content, advertising & analytics) to help your institution break through the noise and get the visibility it deserves by excelling in search engine optimization for higher education

Jan 20 - Feb 15
(1 week off for Thanksgiving)

Total tuitions & fees: $1200 $800
Register by Dec 12, 2014

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What will I learn about SEO for Higher Ed?

In this higher ed SEO training course, you will study and practice what you need to know to get up to speed with search engine optimization & marketing for higher education during this 4-week online course:

  1. Preliminary research on keywords and trends
  2. Content strategy and landing pages
  3. Search engine and social media advertising (Pay-per-click Google Ads and Facebook Ads for higher ed)
  4. Analytics and conversion optimization (Google Analytics)


Want more details about what you’ll learn?

Request the course syllabus including detailed learning objectives by filling out this online form:

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How will I learn?

You’ll learn by:

  • investing 10 hours per week of your time on your higher ed SEO training course materials, quizzes, discussions with your classmates and assignments.
  • studying when it’s convenient for you as long as you meet the weekly deadlines for class discussion posting and assignment submissions.
  • exchanging with a small group of your peers in our sessions limited to 10 participants working in institutions of higher education.
  • working on weekly search engine optimization and search engine marketing (SEM) hands-on assignments you can use the next day at work: memos, strategy plans, optimized pages, etc.
  • getting detailed and prompt feedback on all your graded assignments from your professor.

Who will be my professor?

Joshua Dodson, Google Analytics Qualified Web Expert

Joshua is a Google Analytics Qualified Web expert who has worked with numerous colleges and universities to improve their Web presence and better understand their user trends. His extensive back-end Web knowledge is equally matched with an understanding of the importance of driving results on the front end—and proving return on investment. His in-depth SEO experience ties campaigns to results to show true impact.

Before joining Eastern Kentucky University where he is now Digital Marketing Strategy and Optimization Manager, Joshua also worked as a Web Analytics Strategist and a Web Developer for Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, TN.

Joshua has presented at industry conferences on advanced Web analytics, open source technology, WordPress for academic libraries, and other topics. He has published extensively on WordPress as well as Digital Analytics.

Should I take this course on SEO for Higher Ed Course?

Definitely, if you are a:

How will this course pay off for my institution?

Your institution should invest in this course for these top 5 reasons:

  1. No travel expenses or down time while you learn much more than you would by attending any 1-day workshop or conference: 4 weeks give you the time to absorb all the concepts and acquire new skills.
  2. The focus of this course is SEO/SEM for higher ed: everything will apply to your situation.
  3. Your classmates will all work at universities, colleges or schools: you’ll find out how other institutions tackle SEO/SEM challenges.
  4. You will learn by working on practical assignments: you’ll be able to implement best practices at work even before the end of the course.
  5. Your course registration covers everything you need including a 1-year access to all the course materials.

What is included in my course registration fee?

  • Course materials: screencasts, readings, quizzes, 4 graded discussions & 4 graded assignments.
  • Unlimited questions via the “Ask the Prof” discussion board during the 4-week session.
  • Textbook (KINDLE version): Search Engine Optimization – An Hour a Day by J. Grappone and G. Couzin.
  • 1-year access to the regularly updated online course materials.
  • Recognized certificate of achievement in SEO for higher ed upon completion of the course with a final grade of 80% or more.
    Search Engine Optimization SEO for Higher Education

Next Session

Jan 20 - Feb 15

Total tuitions & fees: $1200 $800
Register by Dec 12, 2014

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