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SUNSHINE COAST - SEO & Google Analytics - FULL DAY

Training offered by our sister company The Training Collective

Course Overview

SUNSHINE COAST - SEO + Google Analytics


Full day session: 9:00am - 4:30pm 


Getting found on Search Engines such as Google is a key element in getting people to become aware of your business, product, service and event! Whilst it’s not the only way to get traffic, most potential customers with a need, start with a search on Google.

However, there are only 10 spots available on that first page; and the top 3 get the lion’s share of that traffic. Where does your website show up? Position 5? Page 5? How about page 50! If you don’t know where you rank on Google, where your competitors rank, or what potential customers are searching for in relation to your business on the search engines you are at a distinct disadvantage!

If you want better results in the search engines then you must be prepared to fight for it, it won’t just happen on its own and it’s not just about pulling a magic lever which sees a flood of enquiry! SEO is a slow burn marketing strategy which requires slow and steady, dedicated attention to your rank, and a range of activities to boost it up. Join us for this full day workshop where we will guide you through how Google ranks sites, what you need to do to rank higher in the search engines and how to evaluate how you are tracking through regularly checking Google Analytics.

Who should attend and pre-requisites

• People who have a website but who don’t know if they have Google Analytics on or how to access it
• People who have a website but no idea where they rank on Google, and would like to find out where you are starting from
• People who have Google Analytics on their website but don’t know what it all means
• People who are not happy with the traffic they are getting to their site from search engines and who would like to generate more
• People who want to DOMINATE for their chosen keywords
• People who are prepared to do some WORK to make the above a reality

What you will learn

• Understanding the basic concepts of SEO and how it constantly changes
• The ‘Magic Half Dozen’: The ranking factors that make the biggest difference
• What Google SAYS about SEO historically and now
• What you SHOULD do and what you SHOULDN’T do (this is vital)
• On Page SEO Vs Off Page key strategies and how to implement them
• How to decide on the metrics which matter to you most month by month and commit to tracking them.

Expected outcomes

By the end of this one day program you will have a solid understanding of the major ‘terms’ used in SEO. You’ll also understand which practices are good for your business and which ones are bad.

You’ll know how to check your existing website for positive on-page SEO practices and how to apply, monitor and master off-page SEO best practices.

If you’re looking to build a new website you’ll have a complete understanding of what your web developer should be doing for you – or even enough knowledge to DO IT YOURSELF if you’re familiar with basic web design.

Most importantly you’ll be able to look at and analyse your own website and its current positioning in the SERPs as well as analyse your competition and design a custom traffic strategy to improve your positioning, even dominate the rankings.

Your Trainer

Andrew Marks

Andrew Marks is a self-confessed nerd. He’s been working online almost since before there was an online, and with almost 20 years on web development and online marketing experience, he is a wealth of knowledge and experience. When he isn’t training, Andrew works as a freelance developer, helping small business get online, and designing custom solutions for the big end of town.

What makes Andrew such a popular presenter is his ability to explain otherwise complex internet concepts in layman’s terms. Participants in his workshops and webinars always leave inspired by the new skills they’ve learned.

Andrew grew up in the outback and has lived all over Queensland, only to settle in the Brisbane CBD. He lives in the northern suburbs with his girlfriend Emma and his two Labradors, Molly and Dudley.


The Creative Collective
11/12 Norval Court, Maroochydore
QLD 4558

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What You Get For Your Money

If you attend a training with our sister company The Training Collective you'll enjoy all of the following:

  Intimate group training - no more than 8 attendees, often only 5 and 6 so plenty of love and attention coming your way!

 An informative event full of practical advice from someone who knows what they are talking about

 Apply what you learn, as you learn, so you leave having actually achieved something

 Make mistakes with someone on hand to call on and ask for assistance as you go

 Coffee & tea on arrival

 The opportunity to network with other businesses

 Free consults - talk to the speaker before the event, in the break and afterwards!

 Inspiration, information and innovative techniques to take home and try too

 Live demonstrations
Important Disclaimers

Please note: At these interactive workshops we encourage you to bring your own laptop (not iPad or tablet). You will have the opportunity to network with others, so bring business cards!

Cancellation Policy: Should you be unable to attend, a substitute delegate is always welcome at no extra charge. An admin fee will apply for missed trainings. Regrettably no refunds can be made except if the event minimum numbers are not reached.

Please Note: This workshop requires a minimum of 5 attendees to go ahead – if the minimum attendee number is not reached, a full refund or credit of the training fee paid, will be given to attendees who have already paid. Accommodation and travel is booked at the risk of the attendee.

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