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Become Certified in SEO and Paid Search

Online Search Marketing Course

(Professional Diploma)


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The customer journey is changing faster than ever before. Can you keep up? Our brand new Search Marketing course is here to get you ready - with the chance to learn directly from top SEO expert Neil Patel and his team.

All courses have a Free AI Short Course worth [price:TRACK_AIFDM-std].

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Course Overview

Professional Diploma in Search Marketing - SEO & Google Ads

Did you know that search marketing is currently one of the most in-demand roles? And that growth isn’t going to stop anytime soon. Develop true Search Marketing expertise for where search is now and where it’s going.

Taught directly by Neil Patel and DMI’s experts, you'll gain knowledge from people who actually use these tactics in the field. Plus you can boost your strategy with 1 month free access to the SEO tool Ubersuggest.

Program learning outcomes and content


Develop the skills to work in search right now. Learn about search engine optimization, paid search, and digital display advertising, along with the latest platforms including Google Ads, Microsoft Ads (Bing Ads), and Google Analytics 4.

Study using a dynamic mix of interactive lessons, videos, and downloadable tools, along with live sessions on the latest trends and channels. You’ll be awarded with a DMI search marketing certification that’s recognized globally, along with a completion badge from Neil Patel.

Introduction to Search Marketing

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SEO Setup and Content

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Optimizing SEO

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Paid Search Fundamentals

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Paid Search Campaigns

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Demand Generation

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Search Analytics

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Data & Data Visualization

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Search Strategy - Research & Planning

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Search Strategy 2 - Execution & Optimization

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Introduction to Search Marketing

Module Info & Overview

Being found in the right place at the right time may look effortless but it’s an art. You’re going to need lots of key concepts, tools and tricks. Explore how the core search elements work together to drive targeted traffic that converts into sales.

  • Search Marketing
  • SEO & Paid Search principles
  • Demand generation
  • Analytics & reporting
  • Data visualization

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What's Included

Free AI Short Course Worth [price:TRACK_AIFDM-std].

This course is designed to equip marketers with the tools needed to stay ahead in a rapidly evolving digital landscape. The program combines practical sessions with real-world examples, focusing on how AI can revolutionize digital marketing strategies. Participants will gain hands-on experience with AI technologies, learn to analyze data-driven insights, and understand how to ethically apply AI in digital marketing campaigns.

  • Understanding AI in Digital Marketing: Grasp the fundamentals of AI and how it's transforming digital marketing strategies.

  • Hands-On Experience with AI Tools: Gain practical skills in using AI tools for data analysis, content creation, and customer engagement.

  • Data-Driven Decision Making: Learn to interpret and utilize AI-generated insights for informed marketing decisions.

  • Personalization and Targeting Techniques: Explore AI's role in creating personalized customer experiences and targeted marketing campaigns.

  • AI in Social Media and SEO: Understand the application of AI in optimizing social media strategies and search engine optimization.

  • Ethical Use of AI in Marketing: Address ethical considerations and best practices in deploying AI technologies.

  • Measuring AI Effectiveness: Learn methods for evaluating the impact and ROI of AI-driven marketing initiatives.

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Who's this for?


  • Experienced digital sales and marketing pros who are ready get strategic about search.
  • Sales professionals. Marketing managers. Team leaders. Business consultants and developers.
  • Entrepreneurs want to grow their business efficiently.
  • Inspired career changers
  • Freelancers and consultants who want to differentiate themselves.

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Get a free subscription to our premium resource library with any course. Join thousands of alumni who are already trailblazing in the world of digital. Access resources, e-books, short lessons, and real tools you can use at work. You don’t just do a course, you get what you need to build a career.

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A globally recognised digital marketing certification to move you & your career forward.

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Continuous professional development guaranteed, keeping you in the game.

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The latest content and toolkits to always keep you in the game.

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Connect and join over 300k global members in the DMI Network.

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Benchmark your skills against your professional competition and stay top of your game.

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How long is the search marketing course?

This course consists of approximately 30-hours of course content. You have up to 24 weeks to complete the course, during which time you can access your course content wherever and whenever you want. Average completion time is between 8-10 weeks.

How is the search marketing course assessed?

Certified Digital Marketing Specialist - Search Marketing is assessed by one two hour exam. Candidates need to achieve a minimum of 60% to pass the exam. Your examination fee is included in the course price but subsequent re-sits due to failed attempts will incur a fee of approximately €75 or local currency equivalent payable directly to the Pearson Vue when you book your repeat attempt.

Does the course have payment plans?

DMI provides a range of payment options to suit everyone. The course fee can either be paid in full or spread over manageable instalments.

Where will my qualification be recognized?

Our digital marketing certifications are recognized globally. We offer online digital skills training courses in over 135 countries. On completion of this course, you become a certified digital marketing specialist. This allows you to take your Digital Marketing Institute qualification with you, no matter where your exciting career may take you.

What will my learning outcomes be?

Master the practical stuff. This course merges thought leadership and the technical skills, tools and tactics you need to get the job done. We give you everything you need to plan, implement and measure an effective SEO campaign – to make your brand seen

Where does the search marketing course fit in the grading system?

Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing - Search Marketing is equivalent to a level 5 in the UK grading system.

When can I enroll in the search marketing course?

Enrollment Dates commence from the first of every month, however we offer instant course access to get started right away. For example if you purchase your course on the 22nd of December 2023, your enrol date would be January 1st 2024 or February 1st if you wish.

How will I learn whilst doing search marketing course?

Our courses are self-directed and delivered online via our cutting edge platform MyDMI. Each course also comes with interactive content via live webinars, community forums, tutor support and more.


With a support team on hand to help you learn with us, we ensure that you are not alone during your online learning.

Instructors with Industry Experience

Our instructors are dedicated, knowledgeable and best of all, have up to date digital industry experience.

Support Team

Whatever it is, we’ve got it covered. The team is right there when you need them.

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Discover opportunities.
Journey to success.

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