Advanced Organic Acquisition Live Course:
Acquire More Lucrative Traffic While Recovering Lost Sales.
This in-depth course will teach you advanced strategies to level-up your SEO strategy, and build traffic-driving assets that convert for the long term.
In this 4-week live training program, you will learn to:
- Discover and capitalize on gaps in current search results.
- Evaluate how your site factors into the customer journey so you can get in front of missing segments.
- Create valuable, traffic-driving, on-page content that isn’t stock SEO copy.
- Identify fallen referral sources and reclaim their traffic and links.
- Fix and futureproof yourself against algorithm updates/penalties.
This live course starts July 18th, 2017.
This Course Is Right For You If...
- You’re a hands-on digital marketing practitioner who wants to crush their traffic goals and bring more revenue and conversions consistently.
- You’ve hit a plateau in your traffic generation efforts. Whatever you do, it’s hard to move the needle significantly.
- You’ve tried tools and tactics that have fallen flat - even though that one guy at that conference said it made him millions.
This course is NOT for you if...
- You’re a CMO or marketing VP removed from being a day-in day-out practitioner.
- You’re looking for quick & clever link wins. No silver bullets to be found here.
- You launched your site very recently and know you need SEO. If that’s the case, look into CXL Institute’s foundational traffic acquisition course. This one will be more advanced.
Skills you should have...
- Intermediate knowledge of SEO. We’re not talking log analysis level, but if the words “canonical” or “robots.txt file” intimidate you, this is likely not the best choice at the moment.
- Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets. If words like “pivot table” and “concatenate” intimidate you, brush up on a short Excel course in preparation for this one.
- Basic Google Analytics knowledge. Here’s an introductory course from CXL Institute.
Get Twice the Value Out of the Same SEO Efforts
There are SEO tips everywhere. Blogs, conferences, books, videos. But here’s the problem: most of them are low value, not tested, and simply don’t work most of the time.
The result? As SEO professionals, we’re working too hard to get too few results.
What happens when you spend tons of time and effort building an asset, and no one uses it?
When no one responds to outreach, what then?
In this course we’ll dive into detailed approaches on building content and SEO assets that actually bring traffic and conversions.
In short, we’ll teach you to focus on high value activities that have been proven to work at scale and over the long term (not just short term wins or BS “hacks” some blogger wrote about).
Find Content Gaps and Outrank the Competition
SEO is increasingly competitive. Despite the constant hyperbolic calls of SEO’s demise, it’s abundantly clear you can build a business off of organic acquisition and that many businesses continue to prioritize organic acquisition efforts.
Organic traffic acquisition can also touch all stages of the customer journey and buying cycle. Top-of-the-funnel efforts can widen your reach and you can target user stages to continuously bring more customers and business value.
All it takes is a little audience research and content gap identification.
In this course, we’ll teach you a process for uncovering these gaps and forgotten customer segments. This process will essentially teach you to steal traffic from the competition and put money back on the table.
Recover Lost Traffic and Keep it Forever
What happens when Google makes a change that suddenly takes away 90% of your organic traffic? What happens when you’re penalized?
While many people in this course haven’t experienced a drop that drastic, it happens. We’ll show you how to pinpoint traffic losses early to mitigate negative effects and plug holes before they become business problems. Nothing is more devastating than losing hard earned traffic.
In addition, this course will teach you how to analyze referrals regularly and to coordinate with internal and external teams to recapture money, traffic, and links.
About Your Instructor:
Adam Melson is in a Sr. Team Lead role at Seer, ensuring clients are getting a return on the investment they’re making and ensuring solid strategy is being implemented. He enjoys the ever changing puzzle a website creates and finding the best way to piece together the right solution.
Prior to Seer, Adam worked at a financial job for a year as well as a kiosk software startup, KioWare (love those guys) where he worked on tradeshows, PPC, sales support, product support & overall marketing.
Adam graduated from York College of Pennsylvania, majoring in Marketing with a minor in Advertising. Outside of work, Adam volunteers with United Cerebral Palsy of Philadelphia, Street Tails Animal Rescue, and running the occasional 5k for charity.
Outside of work, Adam lives in South Jersey with his lovely wife, dog, two cats, and a horse.
Why We Hand-Selected Adam to Teach This Course
We’ve worked with Adam and Seer for many years now. Their dedication to understanding and helping our business, and our ever-changing industry, has not only helped our organic search, it’s helped our other marketing channels.
The initiatives, projects and ideas Adam and the Seer team have brought to us have truly helped our company and provide customers engaging and useful content that elevates us above our competition.
Your 4-Week Live Class Schedule
The 60-90 minute live classes will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11 a.m. US Central time. Folks in Europe can tune in in the evenings.
Those who attend live will have the opportunity to take part in Q&A (sorry, Asia-Pacific friends, but you’ll still have full access to all of the recordings).
Advanced Organic Acquisition
Class 1: Acquisition through Content Gaps
This class will be an introduction to finding, executing on, and measuring the results of content gap analysis. You’ll discover areas in which you’re missing customer segments and how to craft strategies to capture that valuable traffic.
Class 2: Acquisition through Referral Sources
In this chapter, we’ll review how to ensure you’re keeping what you’ve earned. You’ll need to be able to pull referral sources, traffic, and hopefully conversion data from your analytics suite for the first part of this chapter.
We’ll also cover how to make the most of your connections and internal teams to build long term and valuable referral traffic.
Class 3: Acquisition through Assets
Content assets are a wonderful way of breaking through the nice, but you have to figure out the right asset to build to drive ROI and solve customer needs.
This asset might be a coupon page, scholarship, infographic, survey, or something else entirely.
We’ll go through how to identify the need. Half of building an asset is doing it well, and we’ll review assets done right, as well as those done simply to get traffic or a few backlinks.
Class 4: Humanizing the Experience
How do you share that you’re a real company with others? How do you show you want to build relationships? From responding to poor reviews to giveaways and fulfilling wishes of your customers, we’ll look at how to show you’re a relationship building company to help grow traffic in the long run.
This class will also cover how to solve searchers’ problems at each stage of the funnel and how to incorporate social good into a growth program.
Class 5: How Penalties & Algorithm Updates Impact Traffic
There’s a theme in the latter classes, and it’s that you need to keep the traffic you already have. It’s yours and you’ve likely worked hard to get it.
Here, we’ll review algorithm updates, penalties, and the steps you can take to remediate them.
Class 6: Quick Wins: Where’s the Low Hanging Fruit?
In this chapter, we’ll cover how to make meta-descriptions into a converting traffic driving machine, how to identify roadblocks preventing people from converting easily, and how to optimize what you already do to get some quick wins in terms of traffic and conversions.
Class 7: Setting Yourself up for Success
There are a number of ways you can set yourself up for success prior to even starting some of the strategies we’ve gone over. By establishing these early, you’re able to automate and baseline information to help you make greater traffic gains.
Some of these methods include setting up customer traffic alerts, monitoring the competition, and tools to make things easier and more effective.
Class 8: Technical SEO’s Impact on Traffic Acquisition
In this final chapter of our class, we’ll look at a few dozen technical items, which ones hold water, and which ones can be thrown out as a waste of time or checkbox best practices. Some of these will be tests I’ve personally run, some from the Seer team, and others will be references from published case studies and tests from around the search industry.
Show Off Your New Skills: Get a Certificate of Completion
Once the course is over, pass a test to get certified in Organic Acquisition.
Add it to your resume, your LinkedIn profile or just get that well-earned raise you’ve been waiting for.
Why you'll learn more from live classes
In short: You'll actually make time for learning.
Most people don't ever complete self-study courses. It's difficult to prioritize learning over urgent items on your to-do list. (Hey, we’re all busy.)
How do we know?
- A 2015 study shows that the current average completion rate for MOOCs (Coursera, edX, Udacity) is approximately 15%. So 85% drop-off rate. The course that received a Coursera award for having the highest completion rate — wait for it — had a rate of 20%!
- Seth Godin reported that his courses on Udemy and Skillshare have an 80% drop-off rate.
- We've run self-study courses for years, and our numbers confirm this
Our previous live coaching classes have had over 90% completion rates. Around 60% attended every single live class, the rest watched recordings (due to time zone differences, etc).
Our #1 goal is customer success... That you actually master this stuff. We're confident that this live class format will do it.
You will also get 8 introductory video lessons
In addition to classes, you’ll get access to snack-size video lessons to bring you up to speed on the course topics. Topics covered include:
Before It's Too Late
- 8 live classes with Adam and your classmates.
- Access to a private, members-only discussion group with Adam and your peers.
- To ask Adam all of your burning Traffic Acquisition questions.
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Teams of 2 and more get a 25% discount during checkout.
After completing the payment you can login to the course homepage.
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