What is best degree for studying SEO?

Hi,

Can any body tell me that what is the best degree to learn about SEO. In which i can study all the SEO techniques.

Regards,
WS

There isn’t one. If you do some Googling I’m sure you’ll find a lot of ebooks explaining how it works. Ya pays ya money and ya takes ya chances!

You don’t want/need a degree in SEO, what you want to get is a list of previous clients, which are all very happy with your results, a number of websites, which of course are ranking on the first page. If you can sit down with a SEO client, show them 5 websites you’ve got ranked in the first page, then generally they are happy, they know you can infact do what your saying. No degree can do that!

Get a real degree and learn SEO on the side in the few days it will take you to comprehensively understand it.

This is the best advice I’ve heard all day. :slight_smile:

Actually, I think Mahz is erring on the side of caution. A few hours should suffice.

However, if you’re looking for a piece of paper, then these guys do give some kind of certification. I don’t know how much that’s worth but one of the guys behind the company is Avinash Kaushik, and I’d trust him with my life.

Do you really think it’s that simple? I don’t.

The overall philosophy is easy to grasp if someone explains it to you and you don’t have to figure it out yourself like I did which took me quite a long time of constant exposure to Google until I started to see what they want, but actually doing SEO is hard work. Between understanding how to do a good competitive keyword analysis to being able to acquire good links for a client, server technologies, Search Engine Friendly builds, how the SERP works, on-page optimisation blah blah blah… there’s a lot more to SEO than meets the eye I think.

Ask any fulltime SEO, I bet they’ll all say that they’re still learning.

Jim Boykin is a highly respected SEO/link builder and these are the services his SEO company provide, do you really think you could bring someone up to speed on all those in a couple of hours, or even days?

SEO is something I never got into at university, but I’d imagine that either one of these would stand you in good stead

a) Computer Science Degree
b) Some sort of English Language/Journalism Degree
c) Marketing Degree

I have the former and it helps a lot with understanding page structure, building of widgets with links underneath it, and general creation & modification of CMS’s to make them more SE friendly.

Furthermore, my boss does a lecture on SEO at the local university, it’s one lecture a year, so it shows how highly it’s thought of in Uni!

Mileage may vary though. I am only going on what people who I know in the industry seem to have as their background. Some don’t have anything, just an analytical mind (very handy to have).

There is no any kind of degree or course available for SEO! however you can learn the basics from Internet and transform your self by acquiring degree in Marketing Concentrations which may also feature Ecommerce!

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witchcraft

I worry for the sake of academia when people want to go to university to learn how to become a SEO Consultant/Magic Beans Salesman.

Nevertheless, what you really want is Marketing, and there are plenty of marketing degrees out there. Hopefully in your time in marketing you’ll come to realise that there is far more to marketing than spamming link directories and article submission.