Best SEO Training Programs
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Best SEO Training & Search Engine Optimization Training Programs
August 2014

RANK COMPANY NAME YEAR FOUNDED REVENUE FULL TIME EMPLOYEES ACTIVE CLIENTS CLIENT RETENTION RATE PRICING CLIENTS Overall Score Composite score based on criterias and quality of work observed.
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ComprehensiveFirm's training is comprehensive, inclusive, and complete.VarianceFirm's training program offers a diversity of courses at all levels.ComprehensionFirm's training ability to use clear and easy to understand language, making it easier to learn and adopt training.CurrentFirm's program offering is timely to current trends.FeedbackFirm's competence and process in providing meaningful feedback to trainees that encourages learning. Change in Rank Indicates shift in rank from previous month's rank.
1st Award
iCrossing

Dallas, Texas Marc Yagoda 214-210-6800_ Visit iCrossing File A Complaint
Commend This Vendor
1998 Over $10 million Above 100 100+ 90% H Mastercard, Bank of America, The LEGO Group, The Coca-Cola Company, Toyota
99.6%
100 99 100 100 99 +2 More Info
2nd Award
Direct Marketing Association

New York, New York David Williams 212-768-7277_ Visit Direct Marketing Association File A Complaint
Commend This Vendor
2003 Over $10 million Above 100 300 90% H Microsoft, Data Sales Co, EMAP PLC
98.8%
100 99 98 99 98 +2 More Info
3rd Award
Market Motive

Scotts Valley, California Michael Stebbins 831-334-2342 _ Visit Market Motive File A Complaint
Commend This Vendor
2007 Under $250,000 1 - 10 50+ 86% H DMA, Workforce Investment Act, website magazine
98.6%
99 100 99 98 97 -1 More Info
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Sage Rock Institute

Akron, Ohio Sage Rock 330-379-9000_ Visit Sage Rock Institute File A Complaint
Commend This Vendor
1999 $3 million - $4,999,999 1 - 10 54 90% M WebMarketingWat ch.com, Munson Hybrids
100%
100 100 100 100 100 -3 More Info
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Bruce Clay

Moorpark, California Bruce Clay 866-517-1900_ Visit Bruce Clay File A Complaint
Commend This Vendor
1996 Over $10 million Above 100 200 90% M Century21, Weather.com, FaceBook, LL Bean, Sportsmans Guide
99.2%
100 98 99 100 99 NC More Info
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The SEO Book

Scottsdale, Arizona Eric Schmidt 401-207-1945_ Visit The SEO Book File A Complaint
Commend This Vendor
2003 $250,000 - $999,000 11 - 25 21 87% M Advanceme.com, umbriaestates.net, goldringsandthi ngs.co.uk
98.4%
100 99 96 97 100 NC More Info
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Global Strategies

Bend , Oregon Jeremy Sanchez 860-674-8191_ Visit Global Strategies File A Complaint
Commend This Vendor
1994 $5 million - $9,999,999 26 - 50 100+ 90% H IBM, Web MD, Adobe
98%
100 97 100 96 97 NC More Info
8
Excel-Your-Business.com

Costa Mesa, California Jason Lavin 949-574-5500_ Visit Excel-Your-Business.com File A Complaint
Commend This Vendor
2003 $1 million - $2,999,999 51 - 100 78 92% M Bayshore Capital, Affinity Medical LLC, Best Merchant Rates, Saddleback Educational
97.6%
96 98 97 100 97 NC More Info
9
Greenlight

London, United Kingdom Warren Cowan +44-02072537000_ Visit Greenlight File A Complaint
Commend This Vendor
2003 $5 million - $9,999,999 Above 100 1000+ 95% H Thomas Cook Group, Vodafone, ghd, New Look Group, Interflora
97.2%
96 98 97 99 96 NC More Info
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Hippo Marketing

Huntersville, North Carolina Corey Creed 704-765-4056_ Visit Hippo Marketing File A Complaint
Commend This Vendor
2003 $1 million - $2,999,999 11 - 25 43 94% L CoreyCreed.com, TheJungleMap.com
97%
96 98 97 99 95 NC More Info

Evaluation Criteria - How We Identify The Best SEO Training Programs in US

topseos.com evaluates and ranks the best training program companies in the industry. As the independent authority on search vendors, we complete an in-depth analysis of every company on the list by looking into the processes of a company. We often times then contact different clients of each company to obtain their evaluations. The top companies as rated by topseos.com are then compiled to the list of the best.

topseos identified five key areas that are vital to quality training programs. These key areas include the training's comprehensiveness, variance, comprehension, current information, and feedback.

The first aspect that is evaluated by us is the comprehensiveness of the training. Does the program provide in-depth information covering the many different topics within the specified internet marketing strategy?  At the end of the training program what is accomplished?

The variance of the programs that are offered is the next factor reviewed. Are there different levels of training offered to target the skill set of the audience that is present?  Does the vendor offer programs for a wide variety of internet marketing strategies?

Comprehension is another factor that is assessed.  How easily is the information retained?  Are various types of teaching used to reach the different learning styles of people?

We also evaluate how current the training is.  Are the strategies and tactics that are covered in the training still effective in the ever-changing internet marketing world? How often are the programs reviewed by the vendor to ensure the latest information is provided.

The final aspect that is assessed is the feedback. Is the training environment interactive that allows for questions and feedback from the trainees?

General Queries

  • What type of needs analysis was conducted before work initiated?
  • What type of a ROI were you anticipating, what was achieved and in what time frame?
  • What would be 3 things you would change about your experience?
  • What was your total investment?
  • Rate your overall experience (1-10; 10 being the highest).

 

Project Specific Queries :

  • Did the training program tackle relevant issues?
  • Is there a noticeable change in your skill set after having attended the training program? If so, what do you now excel at?
  • What was the most complex / challenging technical aspect that the training covered?
  • Were any post-training services provided? If so, for how long?
  • Was any kind of evaluation was conducted to gauge trainee comprehension?