Well done Search Engine College graduates!

Hearty congratulations to our latest round of graduates for 2012.

Students named below have successfully completed a course at Search Engine College and attained official certification status (requiring a passing grade of 70 percent or higher) in the past few months.

Search Engine Optimization 101

  • Anushree Y Pandya
  • Kate Gold
  • Janice Wood
  • Pat Wolesky
  • Janine Maxwell
  • Tiffeny Papuc
  • Christopher Dallenbach
  • Bob Lamberson
  • Lorna Marlow
  • Nichole Simms
  • Nadine Robele
  • Stefanie Asselmann
  • Artez Young
  • Gary Lent
  • Ayonara Rome
  • Sam Billings
  • Nancy Orenstein
  • Kelli Castleberry
  • Cherish Moss
  • Marike van der Spuy
  • Jim Millar
  • Vicki Portors
  • William Morrison
  • Diana Weaver
  • Arlene Sperandeo
  • Russel Brownlee
  • Roger Whittaker
  • Marika Sjöberg
  • Diego Varela
  • Mark Idoni
  • Christoph Brendel
  • Nadine Robele
  • Autumn Garavito-Chaney
  • Leonard Fanelli Jr
  • Leila Al-Challah
  • Phyllis Rieff
  • Marie Orriss
  • Hunter Ricks
  • Dave Desruisseaux
  • Kasie Christine
  • Erwin Hunter
  • Nichole Gunn
  • Donnell Harmon
  • Christina Cole
  • Christine Rokos
  • Stephanie Moreno
  • Kelly Thompson
  • Sharon Tremblay
  • Adam Dilbeck
  • Carol Szymczak
  • Christine Sun
  • Asif Dewan
  • Heidi Couto


Search Engine Optimization 201

  • John Cullen
  • James Kelly
  • Susan Steele
  • Anushree Y Pandya
  • Wian Oliver
  • Robert Mosley
  • Neil Egginton
  • Gaone Victor Ronkwane
  • Trish Anderson
  • Pat Wolesky
  • Janine Maxwell
  • Stefanie Asselmann
  • Gary Lent
  • Ayonara Rome
  • Nancy Orenstein
  • Kelli Castleberry
  • Janice Wood
  • Ross Kenyon
  • Leona Miller
  • Bob Lamberson
  • Roger Whittaker
  • Melissa Moran
  • Christoph Brendel
  • Autumn Garavito-Chaney
  • Phyllis Rieff
  • Mary Li
  • Mark Idoni
  • Michonne Rose Proulx
  • Ryoichi Atsumi
  • Artez Young
  • Arlene Sperandeo
  • Marie Orriss
  • Lyn Beaumont
  • Nadine Robele
  • Diego Varela
  • Patricia Uster
  • Cherish Moss
  • Christopher Dallenbach
  • Christina Cole
  • Tiffeny Papuc
  • Carol Szymczak
  • Asif Dewan


Pay Per Click Advertising 101

  • Russell Hudson
  • Pat Wolesky
  • Janine Maxwell
  • Robert Mosley
  • Stefanie Asselmann
  • Nancy Orenstein
  • Leona Miller
  • Erwin Hunter
  • Nichole Simms
  • Phyllis Rieff
  • Arlene Sperandeo
  • Marie Orriss
  • Nadine Robele
  • Donnell Harmon
  • John Cummings
  • Christina Cole
  • Mark Idoni
  • Asif Dewan
  • Kevin May


Pay Per Click Advertising 201

  • Darlene Sojka
  • Diana Timmons
  • Pat Wolesky
  • Janine Maxwell
  • Keith Rowe
  • Stefanie Asselmann
  • Nancy Orenstein
  • Robert Mosley
  • Phyllis Rieff
  • Ryoichi Atsumi
  • Arlene Sperandeo
  • Marie Orriss
  • Nichole Simms
  • Christina Cole
  • Nadine Robele
  • Mark Idoni
  • Asif Dewan

Web Site Copywriting 101

  • Saresa Bass
  • Kathleen McGowan
  • Gary Lent
  • Carole Pilkington
  • Cindy Hodits
  • Kelli Castleberry
  • Cheryl Magee
  • Autumn Garavito-Chaney
  • Ajay Nair
  • Darlene Sojka
  • Russel Brownlee
  • Brant Skogrand
  • Nadine Robele
  • Mark Idoni

Web Site Usability 101

  • William Smith
  • Nathan Blows
  • Janine Maxwell
  • Stefanie Asselmann
  • Ryoichi Atsumi
  • Roger Whittaker
  • Arlene Sperandeo
  • Marie Orriss
  • Christina Cole
  • Asif Dewan


Link Building 101

  • Anushree Y Pandya
  • Keith Rowe
  • Christoph Brendel
  • Luis Hernandez
  • Nichole Simms
  • Christopher Dallenbach

Certified Search Engine Optimizer

 

  • Anushree Y Pandya
  • Kathleen McGowan
  • Gary Lent
  • Kelli Castleberry
  • Roger Whittaker
  • Christoph Brendel
  • Autumn Garavito-Chaney
  • Luis Hernandez
  • Christopher Dallenbach


Certified Search Engine Marketer

  • Diana Timmons
  • Keith Rowe
  • Ajay Nair
  • Ryoichi Atsumi
  • Arlene Sperandeo
  • Marie Orriss
  • Darlene Sojka
  • Nichole Simms
  • Christina Cole
  • Nadine Robele
  • Mark Idoni
  • Asif Dewan

Congratulations to you all! Please contact your tutor if you are still waiting to receive your hard copy certificate, Status Page or certification seal.

Also, don’t forget to fan of our Facebook page and follow our Twitter profile @secollege for College announcements such as lesson updates, press releases, new courses, events and milestones.

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Search Engine College Now Reaches 57 Countries

SEC-smiley-150x178There were celebrations all round at Search Engine College this month, when we realized we now teach students in 57 different countries worldwide.

The 57 country milestone was reached when a new student from Egypt enrolled in our SEO Beginners Course.

Since its inception in 2004, Search Engine College has set new industry standards for online training in the field of Search Engine Marketing and we are very proud to have produced over 1,500 happy graduates.

Here’s a list of countries / regions where our students to date are located :

USA
Australia
Germany
Finland
Italy
England (UK)
South Africa
Portugal
India
Sri Lanka
Iceland
West Africa
Canada
Jordan
Belgium
France
Philippines
Ireland
Austria
China
New Zealand
Argentina
Netherlands
Russian Federation
Hong Kong (China)
Czech Republic
Singapore
Vietnam
Greece
Barbados
Brazil
Croatia
Trinidad and Tobago
Mauritius
United Arab Emirates
Malta
Turkey
Sweden
Latvia
Kuwait
Norway
Dominican Republic
Montenegro
Spain
The Netherlands
Israel
Romania
Pakistan
Bulgaria
Mexico
Slovenia
Uraguay
Thailand
Scotland
Costa Rica
Cayman Islands (UK)
Syrian Arab Republic (Syria)
Egypt

We’re already taking bets on which country will be next.

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Search Engine College Graduate Profile: Bob Schaller

Bob Schaller graduated from Search Engine College five years ago and says his SEO Certification helped to open new doors for him professionally.

Bob has graciously offered to be our first Search Engine College ‘Graduate Profile’ featured here on Ask Kalena.

Q: Hi Bob!  What State/Country are you from?

A: California, USA

Q: What year did you enroll in Search Engine College?

A: 2007

Q: What was your employment situation at the time of enrolling at Search Engine College?

A: Ecommerce Manager, taking on the role of SEO.

Q: What made you decide to enroll in one of our courses?

A: I looked all over the internet for an online curriculum. Search Engine College was exactly what I was looking for – many courses, self paced, knowledgeable mentors/instructors.

Q: What course/s did you take?

A: Search Engine Optimization 101

Q: What did you like best about the course/s you took?

A: The material was relevant to my current position. I was able to apply concepts immediately.

Q: What should we change (if anything) about our courses to improve the user experience?

A: This was my first experience with online education. I think it was perfect for my needs.

Q: What have you been up to since graduating from Search Engine College?

A: I worked 5 more years at that company doing SEO, PPC, link building and marketing.

Q: Have you changed jobs or careers as a result of gaining SEC Certification?  

A: Currently I am at a media agency where my SEO experience got me the job. I would not have gotten this position without the certificate.

Q: Have our courses helped your employment situation? In what way?

A: As I mentioned, I used the knowledge right away. I was able to use the Search Engine College website for reference. I applied my knowledge to successfully implement SEO / SEM strategies. I changed jobs and stayed in the SEO / SEM arena.

Q: What sort of role are you in now and what do you love best about your job?

A: I am a full time SEO consultant for a media agency. I review and apply SEO to all the agency clients. I conceptualize and implement new strategies.

Q: If you could give one piece of advice to persons starting out in the search industry, what would it be?

Never stop learning – be it online education, or industry literature, or conventions, what have you. Always be in front of development and trends.

Thanks Bob! All the best with your new role and your continued career in SEO. If you are a recent or past graduate of Search Engine College and would like to be featured here, please read this blog post and get in touch.

 

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Calling All Search Engine College Graduates

Hundreds of students graduate from Search Engine College every year and one of our favourite things is hearing from alumni and finding out what they’ve been up to since graduating.

With students in over 50 countries, experiences are quite diverse. Here are some examples:

  • Gone on to work for a major search engine.
  • Offered 3 jobs in a single week after publishing certification status in online CV.
  • Poached from a high-paying SEM job to another high-paying SEM job with double the salary in just 6 months.
  • Launched a web design and SEO company with sister.
  • Left a high paying job in government to start own SEO/SEM consultancy.
  • Became a freelance online copywriting expert.

Having launched in 2004, the alumni of Search Engine College is rapidly growing and we’ve realized that other former and current students would enjoy hearing from past students too. So we’ve decided to regularly feature a ‘Graduate Profile’ on this blog.

If you’re an alumni of Search Engine College, no matter how long (or short) ago, we are eager to hear from you. We’d love to know:

  • What have you done since graduating from Search Engine College?
  • How have our courses helped your working situtation?
  • Have you started a new business or job as a result?
  • What role are you in now?
  • What do you love best about your job?

We’d also love to know:

  • What made you decide to enroll at Search Engine College?
  • What are your plans for the future?

Please Contact Us with “Graduate Profile” in your subject line and preferably attaching or linking to a photo you’d like used in the profile. We would be delighted to receive profiles in audio or video format if you’re particularly keen!

All graduates profiled will receive a Google AdWords voucher to the value of USD 75 and a link to their web site.

 

 

 

 

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25 Percent Discount Coupon for Search Engine College

coupon code for Search Engine CollegeI just realised that I hadn’t yet shared this promotion on my blog so here we are.

If you’re a newsletter subscriber, you’ll know this already, but to celebrate the milestone of Search Engine College having enrolled students in 56 countries, we declared September to be Study Month. For the entire month of September, we have been offering a 25 Percent Discount on ALL our courses, including our popular multi-course Certification Pathways.

Study Month came about after the fantastic response to our CRAZY Day Sale in July. Many of our readers contacted us, asking if we could offer specials on courses other than our Search Engine Optimization Starter. We listened to your feedback and decided to celebrate Study Month with 25 PERCENT off any / all courses at Search Engine College.

You read correctly! If you order ANY course/s from us in September and use the Coupon Code – STUDYMONTH - you will receive 25% off your shopping cart total. That’s 25 percent off the total amount in your cart, so the more courses you add, the more you save.

Remember – the coupon is only valid until midnight on 30 September 2012, but your course key is valid for 12 months from the first day you enter it, so even if you don’t have time to study now, you can lock in your savings and study when it suits you.

But you’ve got less than 72 hours to take advantage of the discount so get cracking before the coupon expires. Be sure to read the instructions for using the coupon.

Happy Savings!

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