About this Specialization

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This Specialization will teach you to optimize website content for the best possible search engine ranking. You'll learn the theory behind Google search and other search engine algorithms; you'll also build practical, real-world skills that you can apply to a career in digital marketing or online content development, including on-page and off-page optimization, optimizing for local and international audiences, conducting search-focused website audits, and aligning SEO with overall business strategies. Each course is intended to build on the skills from the previous course, thus we recommend you take the courses in the order they are listed. The Specialization culminates in a hands-on Capstone Project, in which you will apply your skills to a comprehensive SEO consulting task.
Learner Career Outcomes
75%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
25%
Got a pay increase or promotion.

Shareable Certificate

Earn a Certificate upon completion

100% online courses

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Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

Approx. 5 months to complete

Suggested 7 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Greek, Arabic, Portuguese (Brazilian), Turkish, Nepali...
Learner Career Outcomes
75%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
25%
Got a pay increase or promotion.

Shareable Certificate

Earn a Certificate upon completion

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

Approx. 5 months to complete

Suggested 7 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Greek, Arabic, Portuguese (Brazilian), Turkish, Nepali...

There are 5 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Introduction to Search Engine Optimization

4.6
stars
4,326 ratings
1,183 reviews
Course2

Course 2

Search Engine Optimization Fundamentals

4.7
stars
1,635 ratings
362 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Optimizing a Website for Search

4.7
stars
835 ratings
163 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Advanced Content and Social Tactics to Optimize SEO

4.5
stars
557 ratings
115 reviews

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  • This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.

  • This Specialization doesn't carry university credit, but some universities may choose to accept Specialization Certificates for credit. Check with your institution to learn more.

  • Yes, we recommend you move through the courses as listed to complete the Specialization. Each course builds on the previous course, especially the course Optimizing a Web for Search, relies on data and exercises from the previous course Search Engine Optimization Fundamentals to continue your learning.

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