A Lot Easier Than They Thought!
Author Learns Complex Concepts
I took a five-day intensive SEO workshop in San Francisco, which Tom taught. I learned a lot from Tom. He was generous with his time, and he clearly explained some complex topics (now I know what a robots.txt file is). Plus, he's a nice, easy-going guy. I recommend Tom's SEO training through the Bay Area Search Engine Academy.
James A. Martin
Writer & Author
PC World Magazine
Internet Consultant Faces Her Fears
I have been a web consultant for over 13 years and I have seen a lot of changes in the industry. I love the creative element of the web, but thought learning more about the SEO and Marketing aspects would be very beneficial to me. Honestly, I was apprehensive and a little frightened to attend a class on SEO. My knowledge was minimal, and the thought of learning SEO was very intimidating. I decided to face my fears and "Give it a try!".
I took the 5 day Masters class and I am so glad I did. OMG - what a great class! There was so much quality information. Tom took a complicated subject and made it very easy to understand. It is so refreshing to learn from someone who's extremely passionate about what he knows and so gracious to share his knowledge with me. I will be forever grateful. It was well worth the money. I would recommend this class to anyone interested in Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and/or Marketing strategies for the web.
Face your fears - I did and it feels FANTASTIC!
Sally A. Onstead - Internet Consultant
Great Investment of Time and Money
I enrolled in Tom's master SEO class to brush up on my search engine optimization skills for both my company and my clients. The information that Tom presented was above and beyond what I expected to learn. Tom skillfully walked me through basic to advanced concepts--always making sure I understood every point. His expertise on the subject is obvious, and his teaching style is excellent. The information, exercises, materials, and bonuses given to me at this class made it a great investment of both my time and money. I recommend Tom and the Bay Area Search Engine Academy to all who are really serious about understanding online marketing.
Marissa Berger Interactive
Web Designer Got More Than Her Money's Worth
When I decided to make the jump from being a "web designer" to an "internet marketing consultant", I was unsure about who to gain my certification in SEO from. I was concerned about spending my time and money with a school / educator who would not give me the required skills and credentials to really get my clients results. Many of the "schools" were online courses or required me to travel several hours away or just did not feel "right". I require the "classroom" atmosphere to really learn and I wanted to be sure I was being taught by a school who really knew their stuff.
So, I found the search engine academy via this article. The author wrote that "So far, the Search Engine Academy is the only resource I've found that is actually certified through an educational institution, the University of Southern Mississippi. You can choose to earn 3.3 CEU's for completing the comprehensive course." This gave me enough reassurance to call Tom and ask him why I should take his course and not another. He was able to answer all of my questions and took the time to explain things thoroughly.
I arrived in Sacramento for the 5 day course and was very excited to find that Tom was a great teacher and really knew his material. It was also apparent that he was passionate about the subject of SEO, organic techniques and "best practices". I felt the entire time that somehow I was getting way more than my money's worth, and that somehow I had found that "mentor" that I needed to make the transition to SEO "expert".
I highly recommend him to anyone considering SEO certification.
Internet Marketing Help
Business Owners Learn A Lot
It was a pleasure working with Tom. His knowledge of SEO is deep and wide. We learned a tremendous amount in a short period of time. I highly recommend his services.
UNITS East Bay