Basic SEO for New WordPress Site Owners in Under One Hour

Learn SEO Best Practices and How Google Works without Too Much Technical Stuff | taught by Derric Haynie

Course description

Beginners ONLY! This is not for experienced users. If you've taken a course in SEO before, this will be boring for you.

Let me guess, you built a website, and no one showed up...

Yeahp. Happens every time.

Don't worry, we can help you learn the basics of search engine optimization and feel comfortable with making simple changes to your website that increase the chances of getting noticed.

This course is for you if:

  • You want people to find you on Google, but have no idea how to do that.
  • You just want a basic overview of things you can apply right now.
  • You may have had a website for a while, but aren't seeing many visitors, and you don't know why.
  • You've paid someone else to build a website or "do SEO" and nothing happened. (This is quite common, don't feel bad.)


What to Expect

This course will give you a brief overview of basic SEO strategies that you can use within your WordPress website and exactly how to execute on them.

I've organized it for you in a quick and simple way that will get you through the course in about an hour.

I know you're super busy and need to get back to your business, but doing this now will eliminate a lot of the problems that happen later on, and get your "snowball" rolling down the hill. Plus, you might already be making some mistakes that are detrimental to your business, and this course will make sure you correct any of those errors.

So set aside some time, either now, or sometime this week, because if you've got a new website and aren't sure how to optimize a meta description..

You're going to need a little help.

Don't worry. It's not coding! It's not super technical or really difficult...

But you should have a little bit of a feel to your website before beginning. And you should have your WordPress site installed, so that you can follow along. If you don't have a site yet, or even a domain, check out my completely free course on setting up a WordPress site by clicking here.


After this course you will:

  • Know how to avoid Google penalties and not screw things up with shady tactics
  • Understand how to properly upload images
  • Know how Google works
  • How to manage someone to handle your SEO, or how to hire an SEO expert
  • Save a lot of time doing it right the first time
  • Have all the plugins you need to manage your SEO
  • Templates, cheat sheets, and references to help keep you on the right track as you optimize your site
  • Be ready for discovering more advanced techniques that will build on the SEO fundamentals you just learned.
Derric Haynie
Derric Haynie
Co-Founder, CEO, Author, Serial Entrepreneur, yada yada...

What's up? I'm Derric. I co-founded SplashU, our online business incubator program, and SplashOPM, the first ever customer-centric startup incubator. I write, blog, speak, and breathe growth marketing. I love startups. I love the struggles that we all have at the beginning of a business, and the strategies we uncover to make our idea blossom into reality. I hate seeing waste and other people making mistakes (even though I still make plenty myself), and that's what drives me to do what I do.

Have any questions? Contact me directly: derric@splashopm.com

Course Curriculum

How I got to #1 on Google
13:17
In case you haven't seen this video yet: How I got to #1 on Google... FREE
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Intro
09:21
Basic SEO Introduction - How Google Works, What to Expect FREE
Moz Bar FREE
Words You Should Know FREE
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Basic Website Structuring
07:42
Basic Webpage Structuring
​Yoast SEO WordPress Plugin
WordPress URL Structure
Basic URL Slug Rules
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Keywords
19:52
Understanding Keywords
Keyword Research
Links
My Keyword Research Template
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Images
08:44
Image SEO
Links
WP Smushit and Super Cache
Links
WordPress Upload Image
Graphic Design Cheat Sheet - JPG vs PNG - (Only Worry About the Top Section)
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Content Length
06:56
Content Length
Bonus: Writing for the Web
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Off-Site SEO
08:42
Off Page SEO
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Google Webmaster Tools
04:26
Google Webmaster Tools
Links
Bonus WordPress Google Analytics Quick Install
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Social, Speed, Design, Engagement
09:48
Social Sharing
Links
Speed, Design, Engagement
Links
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Intro to Blogging
04:12
Intro to Blogging
Persona Template
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Quiz
Final Exam
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