SEC Affiliate Program to be Discontinued

SEC-smiley-150x178Due to an upcoming shift in our business model, we have made the decision to discontinue the Search Engine College Affiliate Program from 1 March, 2013.

After that date, any affiliate links pointing to our site may cease to work and all traffic will cease to be tracked for commission-earning purposes. Please remove any affiliate links from your site prior to this date to avoid any confusion for visitors to your site.

You are welcome to login to the Affiliate Area any time up to 1 March, 2013 to check your statistics and residual commissions.

Any residual commissions owing to affiliates will be paid via PayPal after 1 March, provided the residual amount meets the minimum payment threshold of USD 200.

If you’ve got any questions about the discontinuation of the Affiliate Program not answered here, feel free to contact us.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for supporting Search Engine College via our affiliate program and we wish you all the best with your future endeavours.

Kalena Jordan
Director of Studies
Search Engine College

 

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24 Hours Left to Use our $100 Discount Coupon

ppcI just realized that there are only 24 hours left before our $100 training coupon for Search Engine College expires, so I thought I’d better throw out a reminder.

In case you missed our last newsletter, we decided to offer all readers a $100 Training Gift Voucher (PDF) towards their next training course at Search Engine College, as an incentive to add tech training to your 2013 New Year resolutions.

If you want to gift the voucher to a colleague or loved one, simply print out the voucher and write the recipient’s name in the appropriate field.

If you want to use it for yourself, simply:

1) Choose your course/s from Search Engine College.

2) Click on the Buy Now button on the course page of your choice.

3) Choose your preferred currency from the top right menu.

4) Enter NEWYEAR2013 into the coupon field in the shopping cart.

5) Click on *Update* to apply your discount.

6) Check that the sub-total has been revised to include your discount & continue to complete your purchase.

If you wish to purchase more than one course, simply press the *continue shopping* button and click on more Buy Now buttons. Your shopping cart should then update to show the additional course/s.

Remember, the coupon expires on the stroke of midnight 14 January, GMT.

Happy New Year!

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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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