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FREE online SEO courseKeyword Research Course with Greg Gifford

Pump up your knowledge on the basics of keyword research with this free and in-depth course from SEMrush favourite Greg Gifford.

8 lessons

Exclusive video lessons with recognized industry expert Greg Gifford

1 hour

Learn how to conduct keyword research in just 1 hour

100% free

The course is 100% free. Save your money and use it on your own SEO efforts

Keyword Research Course Contents

  • Lesson 1. Introduction to Keyword Research

    The foundation of a robust SEO strategy is excellent and relevant keyword research. In this module, we will explain to you what SEO keyword research is, and how important it is for your SEO strategy.

  • Lesson 2. Understanding the Business

    This module focuses on developing understanding of a business and how to research keywords for a particular business based on the analysis of this business and the market niche it falls into. You'll find out how to start your keyword research process by asking the right questions about what's important to a business and its potential customers.

  • Lesson 3. Query Intent

    Search or query intent is what the user wants to find, what action they want to perform, or what goal they hope to achieve when they type a search query into a search engine. In this lesson, you will learn the types of intent users have and how they correspond with search results.

  • Lesson 4. Create a List

    After you have learned how to perform keyword research, you move on to your first niche keyword research and create your list. You will also learn which ones can bring you fast and long-term results.

  • Lesson 5. SEMrush Tools

    To perform advanced keyword research, you need effective professional tools. In this lesson, we introduce you to the SEMrush keyword research tools, which help you in SEO keyword research.

  • Lesson 6. Not Provided Keywords

    To make your keyword research even more effective, you might want to discover which keywords are hidden by the 'not provided' label in Google Analytics. In this lesson, we tell you how to overcome this roadblock.

  • Lesson 7. Check Your Competitors

    Smart competitor analysis can give you valuable ideas. In this keyword research guide, you will learn how to gain competitor insights and what to focus on while doing your keyword research.

  • Lesson 8. Create Content

    Optimizing your content with the right keywords is critical for achieving top search engine rankings. This lesson will teach you how to write optimized content using researched keywords.

Who is this course for?

Whether you’re just learning how to do keyword research or you’re just brushing up on certain aspects, this course will help. Upon course completion, you’ll be able to conduct solid keyword research on your own.

About the author

Greg Gifford is an experienced SEO consultant specializing in Local SEO. He is the Vice President of Search at SearchLab, a local SEO and PPC agency located in Chicago, IL. With over 17 years of experience, Greg has been an honored guest and speaker at top SEO conferences around the globe. He graduated from Southern Methodist University with a BA in Cinema and Communications, and has an obscure movie quote for just about any situation.

Lesson structure

Video lessons

Watch easy-to-follow video lessons

Read further

Study the specially picked materials to dive deeper into the topic

Quiz

Test what you’ve learned

What to do after the course

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Get certified by SEMrush

After completing the course, you'll have all the necessary knowledge to take and pass the Keyword Research exam.

If you already feel prepared, you can bypass the educational part and test your skills right away by taking the exam. Upon passing it, you'll earn a certificate, which is proof of your knowledge of keyword research concepts.

Let’s get started!

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