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21st Century WordPress SEO Training Course

WordPress Training Course

Our WordPress SEO Training Course demonstrates how and where to edit your pages and posts to achieve the best SEO results.

If you want to achieve organic listings (i.e. listings that you don't have to pay for) in a search engine such as Google, then you're going to need to do some SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) on your pages. Following on from our SEO Keyword Research and SEO Sitemap training courses, our WordPress SEO course shows you exactly how and where to put your key-phrases in WordPress, along with teaching you how to use the top two SEO plugins for WordPress that will help make the process a whole lot clearer, and more fun to achieve as well (Yes, fun isn't a word often associated with SEO, but these plugins really do make the process much easier).

However, before we launch into using any plugins, we first explain the basics, including where to put your key-phrases in WordPress, and how to construct well formed sentences from them for use on your WordPress website, including:

  • Page Title - The most important area in which to get your SEO correct. We explain how to construct cleverly optimised page titles from the key-phrases you choose.
  • Meta description - the short description about your page that is displayed in Google.
  • Heading tags - How to use the H1 and H2 tags in your on-page SEO.
  • Page Content - We explain how best to 'seed' your content with your SEO key-phrases.
  • Image filenames, title & alt tags - How to properly name your images so that they are search engine optimised.
  • URL/Slug - We explain how to name your URLs and 'slugs' to optimise your page filenames.

Whilst the above are considered the essentials, the are also a number of related tactics that will help increase your rankings, including:

  • Internal links - linking to other pages of your website.
  • Outbound links - linking out to other websites.
  • XML Sitemaps - generating a sitemap of your web pages for Google to index.
  • Robots.txt - ensuring that your robots.txt file contains the data search engines need.
  • Use of <em> and <strong> and other methods of increasing semantic emphasis.

Whilst one can begin implementing many SEO techniques into WordPress without the addition of any plugins, in practice we have found that by using either of the WordPress plugins Yoast SEO or All In One SEO, you will gain a deeper appreciation of how to SEO your website correctly.

The Yoast SEO Plugin

Yoast SEO helpfully coaches you to achieve excellent SEO without the help of a third-party. Using a coloured traffic light system (Green for good, amber for OK and red for...well...rubbish) the plugin examines and rates your pages for content, giving you helpful tips on how to improve each page of your website. The plugin examines the whole content of your page (including any page titles and images) and then presents you with a list of improvements to consider. Once implemented, your pages are automatically re-graded, until (of course) you achieve one of those lovely green lights of success! In this online class, we teach you how to get the green rating on every page.

The All in One SEO Plugin

Perhaps slightly ahead of Yoast in terms of functionality, the All in One SEO plugin works in a similar way to Yoast, but with some powerful additions including eCommerce SEO, Local SEO and schema support for eCommerce, and Local SEO, plus the TruSEO score system and On-site SEO Audit, although to get the most out of it, you'll need to upgrade to the pro version.

Whichever plugin you ultimately choose, in our WordPress SEO course we examine each plugin in detail, so you will be fully informed on how to move forward when optimising your website.

Customer Testimonials

Our training courses and services have been popular with corporates and small businesses alike. Here are a few customer comments...
  • Macmillan Education
    “All in all a very thorough run through the more advanced features of WordPress and a look at what can be achieved through the system.”

    Justin, Macmillan Education.

    Just Eat
    "The course was fantastic, as was the tutor. I have learnt a great deal and would most definitely recommend this course to others."

    Rachelle, Just Eat.

    UKTV Play
    "It was well paced and easy to follow without leaving you feeling overloaded. The tutor was happy to help with even the most simple of questions. I would recommend."

    Kate, UKTV.

  • Fujitsu
    “The day was brilliant, it was really helpful and informative, and it was great that my course was tailored to mine and my companies needs. I learnt a lot, Thank you very much.”

    Kelly, Fujitsu General Air Conditioning.

    The Open University
    "I think the course has covered a extensive range of topics, which was what I hoped for. Overall, I'm very impressed by the knowledge of the trainer and the laid-back atmosphere."

    Sasha, The Open University.

    Hertsmere Borough Council
    "Really enlightening and inspiring and it highlighted how straightforward some things actually are when you have insight to how they are achieved."

    Corina, Hertsmere Borough Council.

  • Homebase
    “Really well run course with an excellent helpful tutor in Lewis. Would recommend to everyone! Thanks again!”

    Alex, Homebase.

    "A very knowledgeable trainer who managed to cram a lot of good information in two days. Pleasant facilitation."

    Mark, Safestore.

    BBC Worldwide
    "Facilities were very good; friendly staff, and excellent teaching. I definitely recommend this course."

    Catherine, BBC Worldwide.

  • Oaklands College
    “Good pace and we covered a lot in the session. Great teacher!!!”

    Kelli, Oaklands College.

    Central School of Speech & Drama
    "The tutor is able to present what seems to be quite complex subject into simple chunks of understandable topics. This is very good for a novice."

    Chau, Central School of Speech and Drama.

    Abingdon & Witney College
    "Many thanks, I have learnt a rather complicated process at the right pace and will use while in the work place. The tutor was very patient and knowledgeable."

    Emma, Abingdon & Witney College.

  • Lewisham College
    “The course was very good and covered everything I needed to know.”

    Alan, Lewisham College.

    Henley College
    "Great course, plenty of information and guidance to take back with me. Very knowledgeable tutor and loads of opportunity to ask questions."

    Robyn, The Henley College.

    Tring School
    "Great intro to lots of different aspects; lots to take away and try for myself."

    Milo, Tring School.

  • Beauchamps High School
    “The patient and knowledgeable tutor was extremely approachable and keen to meet our very varied requirements.”

    Kay, Beauchamps High School.

    Borders College
    "Good course covering a lot of the ground I expected it to and the pace was about right. I will be recommending you."

    Russell, Borders College.

    The Boys Brigade
    "I now have the confidence to install and create a wordpress website from scratch. I would highly recommend this course for anyone wanting to learn word press!!"

    Robert, The Boys' Brigade.

  • Cravenhill Publishing
    “Brilliant. Was able to answer all my questions easily so I could go away and complete the tasks my self. Amazing hosts. Learnt everything that was on the list provided. Am booking in for my next course asap!”

    Hannah, Cravenhill Publishing.

    Knebworth Primary School
    "Really informative, very well taught, excellent practical advice, extremely helpful. Thank you!"

    Jessica, Knebworth Primary School.

    JFS School
    "I found the course at the last minute, but I received valuable advice and information that I can use at School with my students to improve their grades."

    Simon, JFS.

  • Heathlands School
    “I really enjoyed the course. From knowing very little about Wordpress before, I now feel that all the knowledge I have gained today will allow me to update our website efficiently.”

    Chrissy, Heathlands School.

    International Bar Association
    "I very much enjoyed the course and felt I learned a great deal about a very big and very complex program."

    Edward, International Bar Association.

    The Open University
    "I think the course has covered a extensive range of topics, which was what I hoped for. Overall, I’m very impressed by the knowledge of the trainer and the laid-back atmosphere.."

    Shasha, The Open University.

  • Eastbourne Borough Council
    “I learned a lot. The course was swiftly paced and kept my attention. I was a bit of a slow learner being totally new to the running of web sites!”

    Norman, Eastbourne Borough Council.

    Norfolk County Council
    "The course was very good and was very detailed. I would recommend it to other people and I have certainly learned a huge amount and it will help me in my work. Thank you."

    Stuart, Norfolk County Council.

    Endemol Sport
    "The course has opened my eyes. I would happily recommend to friends. Spot on!"

    Rob, Endemol Sport.

  • Milton Keynes Academy
    “Fantastic, exceeded my expectations. food and drinks were great. I will recommend 21 Century to anyone needing this form of training.”

    Neil, Milton Keynes Academy.

    Chelsea Football Club
    "Very helpful. Learnt enough to be able to go away and use the program by myself."

    Daniel, Chelsea Football Club.

    University of Bedfordshire
    "An excellent course – really thorough, well-explained and correctly pitched. The tutor was brilliant, very clear in his explanations and helpful during example work. I would highly recommend this course!"

    Hannah, University of Bedfordshire.

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