SEO Crash Course for WordPress Users
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SEO Crash Course for WordPress Users

Boost Your WordPress SEO Like a Boss
3.7 (22 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,575 students enrolled
Created by Vitaliy Kolos
Last updated 10/2015
Current price: $10 Original price: $30 Discount: 67% off
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  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 3 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • By the end of the course, you'll be able to properly SEO tweak your WordPress site for better Google rankings.
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  • Basic WordPress dashboard skills (you should be able to install plugins)
  • Access to an up and running WordPress so that you can put your skill to practice right away.

Got your WordPress site up and running, but hardly anybody seems to be able to find your site in Google? Plus the whole shebang looks like a ghost town or a desert? And all that regardless of whatever you do to promote your site? Sounds familiar?

You can just do a quick and to the point video course that coaches you through the process of SEO optimizing your WordPress site. You’ll be able to set up and optimize any WordPress site in a hassle-free way. That’s because you’ll know EXACTLY what you godda do to make that happen.

Here’s What You’ll Learn:

  • What is SEO (just to get you started)
  • Installing and Configuring WordPress SEO by Yoast
  • Robots.txt file on a WordPress site
  • Google Analytics
  • Google Webmaster Tools
  • XML Sitemap
  • How to Do Keyword Research
  • Google Keyword Planner
  • Using Synonyms
  • On-Page SEO vs. Off-Page SEO
  • Where to Use Your Keyword
  • Image Optimization
  • How to Boost Page Quality
  • Video SEO
  • SEO Friendly URLs
  • for WordPress Users
  • .htaccess Redirection Made Easy
  • Google Authorship
  • Local SEO for WordPress Users

Follow Along with Your Videos

It’s best to apply your new skills right after you learn them because it’ll help to use your new knowledge correctly and you’ll remember it for a longer time. So, you wanna watch a video and do what it teaches you right after.

See you on the flipside!

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for all WordPress users out there who want to make Google love their site.
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Curriculum For This Course
26 Lectures
2 Lectures 04:08

This video just talks about what you’ll learn in the course and how it’ll change the way your WordPress site works.

Preview 01:24

This episode explains what SEO is actually all about and why you need to care about it if you want to drive more traffic and attract more customers to your WordPress site.

Preview 02:44
Basic Setup
5 Lectures 40:27

This video coaches you through the process of installing and setting up the main SEO plugin that every WordPress site owner definitely needs. It’s actually an easy-to-follow manual on how to tweak its crucial settings. Upcoming videos will explain how to work with other settings of the plugin.

Preview 08:44

This episode deals with the topic of what you need robots.txt for, how to create and properly use it specifically on a WordPress site. Plus you’ll learn how to update your robots.txt file any time you wish without messing around with any code.

Robots.txt File

You’ll get to know what Google Analytics is, what you need it for and what EXACTLY kind of features exactly you should focus on. What’s more, you’ll learn what plugin you need to install in order to keep track of basic WordPress site stats, such as daily visits, referrers, top pages, links clicked and stuff like that.

Google Analytics

In this video, you’ll learn how to add your site to Google Webmaster Tools so that you can use its features. Plus you’ll get to know how to find your way around in the interface of the irreplaceable SEO service from Google.

Google Webmaster Tools

You’ll understand what the file is used for and how to make it work at its best with no extra hassle. You’ll be able to manage the file right from the comfort of your WordPress dashboard.

XML Sitemap
Keyword Research
4 Lectures 15:28

This video coaches you through the process of doing keyword research in the best way possible. You’ll be able to apply the skills for optimizing both your WordPress posts and pages.

How to Do Keyword Research

You’ll learn how to use Google Keyword Planner for keyword research and generating lucrative keyword ideas for your WordPress posts.

Google Keyword Planner

This video explains how to write your copy the smart way with synonyms rather than just stuffing it with keywords. It makes your content more engaging for your site visitors and trustworthy for search engines.

Using Synonyms

In this episode of the course, you’ll get the idea about the difference between on-page and off-page SEO. Also, you’ll learn about their main elements.

On-Page SEO vs. Off-Page SEO
On-Page SEO
5 Lectures 29:39

This video explains which elements of a page should contain your keyword so that you get the biggest bang for your money. You’ll never double it any more because you’ll just know for sure.

Where to Use Your Keyword

You’ll learn why you need to optimize images and how to do it both with WordPress dashboard and Photoshop. You’ll also get to know how to choose the right image file format for different cases.

Image Optimization

You’ll get to know a few really neat and easy-to-follow tips that will considerably bump up your Google rankings. It’s all about adding the right things to your copy.

How to Boost Page Quality

This episode walks you through optimizing your video content for so that it drives way more people right to your site. You’ll be able to make customers leave YouTube and go to your site either while watching your video or right after it.

Video SEO

You’ll learn how to properly set up your permalinks structure so that it’s both SEO and user friendly. It’s a must-do thing in our day and age.

SEO Friendly URLs
Advanced SEO Made Easy
5 Lectures 17:29

Sounds spooky? In fact, you’ll learn the easy way of adding markup to your WordPress site. Your snippet will stand out of the crowd and catch the eye of potential customers.

Update as of Feb 13, 2014: Google can penalize your WordPress blog (or any other type of blog for that matter) if you don't use rich snippets properly. Be sure to use this article on the topic. for WordPress Users

You’ll learn how to do redirections without messing around with any code so that you can apply them any minute you need to.

.htaccess Redirection Made Easy

You’ll learn how to create Google snippets that set your site apart in search results and bring more visitors to your site.

Google Authorship

You’ll become able to efficiently do local SEO so that you can promote either your brick and mortar or online store to the local neighborhood.

Local SEO

It’s just a round-up of all the to-the-point and valuable knowledge, tips and tricks that you just learned with SEO Crash Course for WordPress Users. Now it’s time to rock out with your site out.

Before You Go

This quiz freshens up some of the SEO topics that you learned in the course.

Just to Make Sure That You Got it :)
19 questions
5 Lectures 20:05
Country Specific Domain Names
7 pages

Wordpress Backup Made Easy
12 pages

This lecture shows you how to configure a plugin that allows you to add a neat table in WordPress (reading an external .csv file support).

How to Add a Neat Table in Wordpress

Wordpress SEO Post Optimizer makes it possible to perform fast on-page SEO so that you can concentrate on actual content creation because all the heavy-lifting is done for you under the hood. You can just add your keywords and see at a glance what else you need to do to get the biggest bang for your buck when it comes to optimizing your WordPress posts or pages.

Wordpress SEO Post Optimizer (Plugin Review) - PDF
3 pages

Wordpress SEO Post Optimizer (Plugin Review) - Video
About the Instructor
Vitaliy Kolos
3.0 Average rating
25 Reviews
2,435 Students
2 Courses
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I was born in Ukraine. In the beginning of my career, I worked as a tech support rep for an international company based in Mykolaiv (South of Ukraine) . Then I decided to fly solo and launched my own online business which is for the most part now. I'm really into traveling. So, you can see me traveling elsewhere than at home. Thing is, people need help with WordPress SEO all around the world. :)

I personally know lots of people who ask the same question again and again. There are so lots of search engine experts out there but there's no one stop resource that takes you from zero to hero by offering a video how-to tutorial on everything related to SEO (also known as inbound marketing). However small or seemingly unimportant it may look for SEO gurus.

That being said, I decided to take the plunge and fix the situation myself. Back in the day (like a year ago), I created a WordPress SEO that allowed my students to take care of WordPress when it comes to on-page or technical SEO.

Over time people started asking if I consider creating a course that helps with actual link building. And that's exactly why I created my last course available on as well.

The link building course offers you easy-to-follow video tutorials on how to do link building on high domain authority sites, such as Web 2.0 properties, etc. If you're about to tell me that it won't work any more, hold your horses. It won't work if you do it the spammy way.

In case you actually take the time and efforts to make your accounts and content on those platforms look and work as they are supposed to, rest assured that it will work for you. As a matter of fact, the first 6 episodes of the course tackle the issue of how exactly you're supposed to run your accounts.