local seo





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In this lesson the focus is on ‘off page’ optimisation, that is, activities you can engage in external to your website which will also improve your website performance on the search engines.

On completion of this lesson you should:

  • Understand the difference between on page and off page search engine optimisation
  • Understand the importance of gaining back links to your website
  • Understand the difference between one way links and reciprocal links
  • Understand different ways to build links


Course Overview


Let’s face it. People are becoming more clever with the way they search on search engines, and if they are looking for a product or service in a set location, they will often tack on a location to their search term. You may even do this yourself.  Whether it’s looking for a ‘builder in Maroochydore’ or a ‘restaurant in Cairns’, you’ll notice that Google will help you find what you’re looking for by presenting you with a range of options including those which have red pins next to them which are local SEO options. Google renders results in this way whether you are searching on a desktop or mobile device too.  You’ve also probably noticed that the red marker listings are quite prominent and lots of people click on them. So this is where local optimisation comes in!

In this online module we’ll show you how local SEO works and encourage you to get your local optimisation working for you so you are featuring in these listings and connecting with more people who are looking for a business, service or product just like yours in your area.

On completion of this local SEO online course you should:

    • Be aware of what local SEO is
    • Understand how to work out where you are currently listed from a local SEO perspective
    • Be aware of where you could get listed online for free, if you are not already
    • Understand what local search is and how it works differently to ‘normal’ search.
    • Understand why every business needs a Google My Business Account
    • Understand what citations are and how to get them

Learn about:

  • Getting started with ‘Google My Business’
  • Getting the structure right
  • Reasons why your listing may not show up
  • Ranking of local results on Google
  • Get reviews on your Google listing!
  • Other places you should list your business to improve your local optimisation


What You Get for Your Money

  • A downloadable PDF – print it out and read it at your leisure or save an online version and engage in it digitally
  • A one hour (or longer) webinar recording with an expert on the topic running your through the content
  • Resources – downloadable resources related to the content where available
  • Access to our Private Facebook group where you can network with other likeminded business people who are engaging in digital skills training. Ask questions, gain support, keep updated!

About the Presenters

Paul Barrs

As one of the pioneers of online business training in Australia, Paul launched his first internet business program in March 2001 and since that time has helped thousands of people worldwide achieve their business goals online. In the last 10 years Paul has delivered over 400 online seminars (audio and video) across a wide range of internet business topics such as web design and development, sales strategies and targeting, niche marketing, product creation and eDelivery. Paul is an expert in search engine marketing and traffic strategies.paul-skills

Course Testimonials

This session empowered me to further explore and use social media for our business purposes.  The trainer was both entertaining and informative, making a daunting subject for me achievable and fun.
BYO Participant
I completed the GUTS intake 2 and recently launched my new website!! I learnt a great deal from this course and as it is my first attempt at designing a website, I realise that it is a work in progress and that I still have a long way to go. But great that I could even have a go at this!
The Social Media Strategy course led by Yvette was so informative, not only did I learn the fundamentals of building a business online, I also left with a completed strategy and the steps I need to achieve my business goals. I think the course module was fantastic.
BYO Participant
A wealth of information has been shared – mind blowing stats for future social media, hard to get my head around reinforced our need to engage in one or several forms of social media, best of all, it was very easy listening. Thank you.
A wealth of information last night Zoe Wyatt, mind blowing stats for future social media, hard to get my head around reinforced our need to engage in one or several forms of social media, best of all, it was very easy listening. Thank you.
The program was very informative and really helped to improve my understanding of e commerce. I really did have a low level of technical knowledge. Yvette and Zoe were excellent presenters and it was great to be part of the Facebook group as well to have extra queries answered.
You have not only taught us the information we need to know now to keep our businesses up to date but you have also shown us the resources to enable us to look up and keep learning in the future.
The training was fantastic! Really helpful and we are excited that we’ve connected our conversion tracking already and tracked our first email! We’ve got lots of practical tips and tool to work with now. Loved Yvette! Great trainer and lovely person.
I thought I knew a few things about social media, but my mind was blown during the session. My eyes have been opened up to the amazing opportunities we’ve been missing out on for our business
BYO Participant
These guys are my go-to after meeting Yvette at an Australian Institute of Company Directors function. They are great at teaching the tech illiterate through to the well experienced. They also are my go-to for gift giving for friends and family – I have gifted Yvette’s book to all my friends with kids. They have a mix of passion and helpfulness that is rare in business.
Jen Wilks


Please note: As online tools update often, screenshots or orientations around the system given in this module may look different from what it does today. The learning principles will still apply.