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    Certification : SEO ????????


    hi Darin,

    I wants 2 know that !

    Is any Certification available for the Search Engine Optimization ?

    If yes then wat is this ! and how we w'll get it ?

    actually i have seen some sites and some SEO who mentions a logo (written like - academy of web specialist ).

    so please clarify it.


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    There is no official/respected certification. And in a way there can't be, as there are few absolutes about SEO. There is a whole world of SEO methodology ethics that many SEOs will not agree upon for starters. There are also several ways to 'skin a cat' as the saying goes. No way is right or wrong. There is the ACWS certification, but it means nothing to be honest . The exam itself is ridiculously easy and costs a bomb.

    As for SEO knowledge testing. I'm in the process of creating a fun SEO quiz. So if you reckon you have some potential multi choice questions then drop me a line :-) (or add them here).

    Here is your starter for 10...

    Which sponsored listing ppc company provides the sponsored listings for Yahoo.co.uk?

    a. Overture
    b. Espotting
    c. Google Adwords
    d. Yahoo!'s own ppc system.

    Answers on a postcard please, and those who get it right win...
    *pause for suspense*

    ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!!!

    ;-)
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    webby nice rank.
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    Originally posted by "Webby"


    Answers on a postcard please, and those who get it right win...
    *pause for suspense*

    ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!!!

    ;-)

    And I was hoping for a gift certificate to the shameless commerce division of Car Talk......
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    thanx


    thanx weby

    regards

    vishal bisht

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    I think there can be a certification test made.

    Many of SEO techniques are testable.

    Doesn't mean the test won't change in the near future but common practices like title tags, good content, good linking structure and the rest are all quizable.

    Webby, if your interested, we can mock up a SEOChat.com SEO Certification Test and Darrin and other mods can approve it.

    Worthwhile or waste of time?
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    Re


    ya webby u n darin think about it ......start SEO - Quiz (Wkly or Monthly)

    we all r interested in it.


    regards


    vishal bisht

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    Ok, I think I have the answer , I'm sure I'm right, its-
    It's
    Maybe I'm wrong -
    GO.COM? 8)
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    The quiz I'm planning to host on my own site and already have 15 odd qiestion which are suitable (as you say rustybrick there are a fair few areas where it is possible to test seo knowledge).
    Im now just deciding which php script to use.

    If any of you can recommend (or even program for a nominal fee) a decent multi-choice script I would like to hear from you.

    So far tested is a php quiz script called 'flo-quiz'

    Also a cgi script in early demo use.
    http://www.abakus-internet-marketing.de/cgi-bin/quiz/quiz.cgi (it needs an email address and name but just put any false email in it if you want to test it.) 'weiter' means 'next question'. The 2 test questions are in english though. Major minus is its cgi which makes it pretty tough to get indexed in the search engines :-)

    There are other scripts I'm testing out such as starxtest. None however really do what I want it to do. The closest is the cgi script but I'd rather use php.

    I'm learning php right now so I suppose I should chose the closest to what I'm looking for and then program the rest in myself (he said).

    Anyway input is welcome, perhaps best off group, and if anyone has questions or knows of a a very suitable script that i would appreciate hearing from you :-)

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