The recommended order of Yoast SEO academy courses

Our Yoast SEO academy platform gives you access to thirteen courses on all key SEO topics. But in what order should you do these courses? Of course, this depends on your needs and wishes. However, we can give you a few tips on the recommended order of Yoast SEO academy courses.

Free courses

We have five free courses, which are the SEO for beginners training course, the WordPress for beginners training course, the Structured data for beginners training course, the Block editor training course, and the Yoast SEO for WordPress plugin training course.

If you’re a beginner, we’d recommend you to start with the first four to learn more about their respective fields. The Yoast SEO for WordPress plugin course is a bit of a standalone course that focuses on the usage of the Yoast SEO for WordPress (Premium) plugin. So, this one can be done at any moment should you wish to learn more about the plugin and its intricacies and features.

The basics of SEO

Then, we would recommend starting with the All-around SEO training course as it gives you an outline of everything you need to learn about the basics of SEO and expounds upon those first two courses mentioned.

Local SEO

If you own a small business and wish to rank locally, you can follow the Local SEO training course. It covers the essentials of Local SEO that can help you improve your website and increase its visibility online.

Ecommerce SEO

Do you own an online store? Then you probably want to do everything you can to let your potential customers find your products. In the Ecommerce SEO course, we teach you how to set up a winning ecommerce SEO strategy and get your business among the top shopping search results

Focus on content or technical SEO

Then, you can decide to focus on either content or technical SEO. There is not necessarily a preferred order, but you could choose a path based on your interest and which you’d like to get started with first.

Content SEO

Should you choose content, then you can continue with the Keyword research training course, SEO copywriting training course, and the Site structure training course. Keep in mind that a small part of the SEO copywriting course is also discussed extensively in the Keyword research course, so we recommend doing the Keyword research training before the SEO copywriting training course. Do you want to take your content to the next level? Follow the AI for SEO training to supercharge your SEO with generative AI.

Technical SEO

Should you choose to focus on the technical side of SEO, then you can continue with Technical SEO training course. To understand how structured data works and what kind of code it requires, you should take the Understanding structured data course.

Other courses

There are also two special courses you might want to keep in mind. The International SEO training course can be done at any moment after finishing All-around SEO.

Finally, you can get the latest SEO news from our experts in the SEO news course. This course is updated monthly. We’d recommend you to keep an eye on that, so you can keep your SEO knowledge fresh and up-to-date!

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