Modern Search Engine Optimization with Mike North (2017)
Extend your application’s reach with a thorough understanding of modern search engine optimization (SEO). Empower search engines to index and represent your content in the best way possible! Mike North gives you all the tips and techniques you need for your site to be easily found on Google, and teach you how to take advantage of advanced features on Facebook, and Twitter to boost user engagement.
00:00:00 – 00:05:15 Introduction Mike North introduces his Search Engine Optimization (SEO) course reviewing the importance of following SEO and the course agenda.
Traditional SEO Strategies
00:05:16 – 00:14:08 Traditional SEO Strategies Introduction Reviewing traditional paths to SEO, Mike talks about building a site with unique and target content that is easy for web spiders to index.
00:14:09 – 00:21:24 SEO Strategies for Business with Physical Locations Mike talks about tips and process for brick-and-mortar businesses.
00:21:25 – 00:30:33 PageRank Discussing the first algorithm used by Google for search results, Mike reviews Page Rank. PageRank works by counting the number and quality of links to a page to determine a rough estimate of how the importance of a site compared to other sites of a similar nature or content. Mike answers PageRank questions from students.
00:30:34 – 00:36:20 Long Tail Keywords Mike reviews long tail keywords, which are three and four keyword phrases that are very specific to a site’s content or business. Compared to the relatively fewer top keywords with higher demand, long tail keywords are more plentiful and therefore more cost effective to use.
00:36:21 – 00:49:30 SEO Keyword Tools Demonstrating two tools for finding potential keywords, Mike shows how to use Google’s Keyword Planner and Google Trends.
00:49:31 – 00:58:06 Link Building Campaigns To improve a site’s SEO, Mike demonstrates how to build authority within an industry and research competitor’s sites to help with link building strategy.
00:58:07 – 01:00:31 White Hat SEO vs. Black Hat SEO Mike talks about the desire for organic, sustainable growth with SEO tactics rather than trying to subvert search engine algorithms. Gains from these furtive tactics, known as Black Hat SEO, might result in short term gains but are quickly found out and penalized with poor search engine rankings.
01:00:32 – 01:10:59 Removing Bad Links If your site has bad links that have been indexed by Google, Mike reviews tools and tips to eliminate these links and inform Google that you disavow them. Mike takes questions from students.
01:11:00 – 01:24:10 Ad Campaigns Besides organic SEO, Mike introduces buying ads on search engines as a way to drive traffic.
01:24:11 – 01:33:26 Challenge 1: Basic Metadata In this challenge, students write metadata for an example site.
01:33:27 – 01:45:12 Challenge 1: Solution Mike reviews platforms that allow developers to provide a richer context for pages. Mike demonstrates how Facebook’s Open Graph protocol enables developers to integrate their pages into a limited subsection social graph to give more information as to what content can be found at a URL…
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