Professional SEO Courses

Are there any certification courses available for SEO and SEM?

SEO

Yes but don’t waste your money. Design your site for real people and make it useful and it will rank well because it deserves to. If you just want spoof rankings then the only people who know the ins and outs of the search algorithms work for the search engines and they aint telling…

As fast as courses are devised they become out of date, just browse the Sitepoint FAQs and you’ll get all the info you need.

SEM

I thoroughly recommend Sitepoint’s SEM kit, it got me started.

There are no legitimate professional standardized certifications for SEO or SEM

Market Motive is the brainchild of Avinash Kaushik, who works with Google. The courses look interesting and if I had a spare 3.5K stuffed in my mattress I might consider enrolling.

But as I haven’t, I won’t vouch for these courses other than to say Avinash really knows his stuff.

There is SEOCertificate.net but I think it has some limitations.