Google Giving Search Engine Optimization Classes

Sep 5, 2006 • 7:27 am | comments (7) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

WebmasterWorld has discussion of an SEO class being given by Adam Lasnik of Google. The class is named Optimizing Your Websites for Google Search and is to take place at Catholic University, on September 18, 2006 at 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm. It appears that this particular session is open to everyone, so you can register here for that session, more details on the session here.

Also, Google seems to be offering optimization classes in Israel according to At this conference will be Google Israel country manager Meir Brand and Google head of B2B Vertical Markets Russ Cohn. "The conference is designed to help Israeli exporters optimize the Internet as a marketing tool."

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

Update: Adam Lasnik of Google Tells SEOs Not to Attend His SEO Seminar, read more...

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Michael Martinez

09/05/2006 01:23 pm

This sounds like a step in the right direction. I wish I could be a fly on the wall. I have long felt that Google, MSN, Yahoo!, and Ask should all take an active role in teaching the SEO community how to do it right, or at least consistently. They won't reveal the secret sauce. But they can demonstrate better than anyone how good content can be organized to assert relevance and achieve high rankings.

Ethan Giffin

09/05/2006 02:35 pm

I signed up for this and will let you know. I mean it is 30 minutes away from me and $30 bucks... Why not go. I may even be able to recruit some good peeps.


09/05/2006 05:48 pm

Will the classes be viewable or attendable online at any point? It would be great to be able to pay for the podcasts of the classes, to take at your leisure.

Barry Schwartz

09/05/2006 06:01 pm

I doubt it.

Michael Martinez

09/06/2006 02:38 pm

Barry, you may want to update this post to link to the more recent post concerning Adam's request to SEOs not to attend the session, since its focus is more on accessibility.

Barry Schwartz

09/06/2006 02:46 pm

Good suggestion Michael, updated above.


09/10/2006 02:37 pm

I checked the Israeli Issue from the Hebrew invitation - This is indeed a "Google Seminar" for Israeli Exporters but I'm afraid it will focus on Adwords campaign management and optimization (Give us your ad money please, high CPC= high *rankings*) , not Organic optimization.

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