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    SEO/AdWords/Analytics Courses and Certification


    Hi Everyone,

    Iím a newbie, so I apologize if my post is inappropriate in any way, so please bear with me.

    In my ongoing quest to transition my career into a Marketing Communications/Copywriting focus, Iíve started exploring the possibility of taking online courses and getting certified in SEO, Google AdWords, and Google Analytics.

    My question is twofold:

    1 - Will these certifications be worth the money in helping improve my chances for getting interviews and/or job offers?

    2 - If so, where are the best places to go for these online courses and certifications?

    Thanks in advance for your input as always!

    Rick
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    Its just my opinion but this is a type of industry you have to get your hands dirty, Experience far outweighs any piece of paper than will be out of date before you sit the exam.
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    That’s what I’m leaning toward as well. I have experience doing some article writing for an internal newsletter in my current position; but in doing some exploratory job searching, I’ve seen some listings that have certifications in SEO and Google AdWords/Analytics as required qualifications, so I was just curious is all.

    Then again, I’m basically starting over in my career search as I’m 13 years removed from my communications degree, so I’ll need to start somewhere.
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    Get your certifications from Google. https://support.google.com/partners/.../3154326?hl=en I require all my guys to be certified. I am current with 6 Google Certs
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