Customer reviews

Middlesex University

I felt the training was exactly what my team required, we have a number of team members that are at different levels of SEO understanding.

In this training we were able to meet our needs, which enables us to now move forward knowing that as a team we have a better understanding of SEO and developments in SEO.

The trainer was really helpful to our needs as a team and was willing and able to adapt to his audience. He has also been available to the team after the training. This is very important as it shows they take great pride in their aftercare

Segun FajimoluMiddlesex University
Digital Bang

I attended the SEO Introductory training course back in March 2013. Since then and after many hours invested on optimising our own projects, there was something still missing. The jigsaw puzzle pieces were found in the intermediate course. They knew exactly where to focus and how to put all these techniques into practice. Highly recommended to anyone interested in the world of SEO.

George PapatheodorouDigital Bang
Mitsubishi Electric

The course was very good and i learnt alot from it. The tools that were shown throughout the course were very insteresting and will be very useful going forward.

Dean SadlerMitsubishi Electric
Element London

The SEO introduction course was great! Joe was clear, patient and took care to ensure that we understood the concepts and how they related to our individual areas. The small class size was also a plus as it meant we were each afforded one-on-one assistance. Thanks Joe!

Nick RussellElement London

I took the introduction course with Joe last year and have been putting theory in to practice for around 12 months, with good results. But I felt I could still do better and wanted to find out more. Attending the workshop meant that I didn’t just have someone ‘teaching at me’ (which I could get online from videos) but learnt from someone who would coach me through discussion and practical examples. And also be there afterwards if I need to ask anything after the training.

My only regret is that I didn’t attend the intermediate course sooner as it really does compliment the introduction course well!

Amanda IsomCTPA
Red Savannah

Joe’s course was extremely useful and covered a lot of ground. I feel I have come away with some practical SEO tools that I can use regularly. I certainly feel that some of the ‘mystery’ surrounding SEO has been addressed.

Danielle WardRed Savannah
Will Davies/Fubra Limited

After attending the SEO introduction course, we wanted to gain a more in depth understanding of SEO and learn how we could implement some of the more advanced techniques into our websites.

Joe is very well prepared and he did research into our network of websites prior to his visit. Whilst going through the presentation, he would often show us how we could incorporate certain things on our own websites.

Joe presented at a steady pace and was always more than happy to answer any questions we had for him. There were so many talking points to take away from his presentation and we are already having a crack at the some of the techniques. I would definitely recommend Joe and the folks over at ZenOptimise, thank you!

Will DaviesWill Davies/Fubra Limited
The Portman Estate

This was a great introduction to SEO. Joe took us through the foundation, suggested tools for us to use, had a guide for us to takeaway and didn’t overload us with too much detail. It was just the right amount of material and covered relevant points that applied to each of our own websites. I know I have more to learn, but I didn’t walk away from this class feeling overwhelmed and felt I had enough skills to get started on my own. I’d definitely come back to Joe for further training in the area.

Mary Elizabeth RankinThe Portman Estate
Hotspot Marketing

Joe made practical common sense for how to think about, plan and approach using Google as a marketing tool for your website. I particularly liked how he graded what was essentially important and what was not so – which put a lot of ‘blarney’ I’ve previously heard and questioned to bed! I’ve worked with SEO agencies and not always been convinced by their thinking and methods – the insights this course provides puts you in a good place to be asking the right questions to any agency. I will be recommending Joe’s courses to our clients that are considering SEO – with the insights Joe provides, you can make a considered decision whether to implement it yourself in-house – it is definitely doable – or ensure that you recruit an agency that won’t waste your time or budget.

Jacqui TaimitarhaHotspot Marketing
Brooks and Kirk

Before going along to this course I thought I had a reasonable amount of knowledge in SEO, but it turns out my existing knowledge was merely touching the surface. The trainer, Joe is absolutely brilliant. Whilst it was a knowledge packed day, it was delivered at a good steady pace. Before attending the one day course, I was sceptical as to whether or not we would be able to cover each aspect in SEO in enough depth because of the volume of content in the itinerary. But Joe ensured that each topic was covered in enough detail to enable us to be able to go away and make meaningful changes to our company’s SEO campaigns. I would highly recommend this course!

Sam SleightBrooks and Kirk
Arcadia Corporate Merchandise Ltd.

An excellent introduction to Google Adwords that helps understand the strategy behind online advertising.

Giedre Jaruseviciute JaruseviciuteArcadia Corporate Merchandise Ltd.
The Royal Veterinary College

Excellent! Interesting, informative and enjoyable – what more could you ask for in a course!

Jack SistersonThe Royal Veterinary College
David FrenchTara & Co
The Highlands Store

Thank you for the tools and knowledge you provided on those two days. It’s proving very useful. Hopefully cross paths again at some point in the future.

Connor HayesThe Highlands Store
Yoga Retreats

Being totally new to blogging I was looking for more clarity in understanding how SEO works and I now feel confident in optimising my website for Google and other search engines. Highly recommend!

Sarah FogelYoga Retreats
connect vending

A very informative session with Joe, highly recommended for those who want to take their SEO to the next level. We went through various slides that helped me understand how google really works and certainly will be back for the advanced training.

olid uddinconnect vending
Centre Tank Services Ltd

I first met Joe back in 2012 whilst on the Intermediate SEO training course, and over the last few months other members of my department have undertaken the same session. The day is always informative and well-structured, yet also flexible enough to tailor for individual requirements. Joe’s style as a training is really personable and he explains everything in a clear and easy to understand manner. Putting into practice the training over the past few years has led to a great improvement in our rankings – I would absolutely recommend.

Michelle GoodfellowCentre Tank Services Ltd
Stainless Steel Ball Valves

I have worked with Joe Williams at Zen Optimise on various occasions and I have found them to be very helpful and organized. We used them mainly for onsite SEO assistance to better optimize our website using keywords.

Clark BeesleyStainless Steel Ball Valves
InStyle LED Ltd

Big thanks Joe, for all your SEO support and advice. This was the second visit we’d arranged from Zen Optimise – after putting in place the groundwork last time, we were ready to move our web presence up a gear. And your input is already paying off for us in terms of hits and Google ranking, thanks especially to your guidance on keywords and backlinks.

We’ll certainly be working with Zen Optimise again.

Joe WattsInStyle LED Ltd
Action Sealtite

A thorough overview of the founding principles of SEO as well as looking at other aspects of marketing such as identifying your audience and integrating your commercial goals into your SEO campaigns. I really enjoyed the design and user-ability aspects of the course which are so often overlooked but so very important. The course was set at a nice pace and pitched perfectly for the group’s level. Lots of practical advise on how to implement what we had learned too, including an overview of some really interesting industry tools. Joe is a fantastic trainer with well polished presenting skills and comprehensive course materials to support. I learnt a great deal and really enjoyed the course. I can’t wait to get started! Thank you

Carla NadinAction Sealtite
Leon Restaurants

Joe was absolutely fantastic. Clear, easy to understand and extremely interesting. Way surpassed my expectations. Made something intimidating seem completely doable. Can’t wait to get started and use all my learnings to improve our website.

Saskia SideyLeon Restaurants
Applegreen Websites

The course was packed with tips, information and tools, most of which I had not used before. It was great to be able to ask all the questions I wanted and to hear the issues other participants brought up. Joe was thorough and generous with answers and extra support.

Stephanie BoucherApplegreen Websites

The whole session was informative from start to finish, the class being small (only 4 people) also meant that it was a far easier to ask questions and relate to personal issues with SEO without taking up too much time of the other class members. The day was split up with workshops, presentations and videos as well as Joe’s own knowledge, this meant that we were always learning without it becoming stagnant.

Emma Mahoneywhynot!
Red Savannah

I just wanted to say a big thank you for your training yesterday. I found it really interesting as well as enjoyable. I’ve come away with a very large to-do list to work on as well as some good intentions that I hope I can deliver on! I’ve used some of the SEO tools and have worked on a competitor analysis already! It’s really helped on the big marketing decision we discussed.

Sarah-Leigh ShentonRed Savannah

This was my second Zen Optimise course. Having been extremely impressed with the SEO Introduction I booked for the Adwords Introduction too and I have not been disappointed. I had not previously realised just how much technique and strategy is involved in AdWords campaigns. Andy was very knowledgeable and extremely happy to pass on as much as possible during the time we had. I would definitely recommend these courses and hope to extend my knowledge further in the future.

Amanda IsomCTPA
Ryan KyleTownsWeb Archiving
Bell Flow Systems

I thoroughly enjoyed both the day courses I attended and felt I came away with a better idea of how page ranking works. The trainer was really knowledgeable on all things SEO and he easily answered any questions thrown at him no matter how technical.

Mel CrooksBell Flow Systems
Shanly Homes

Joe did a fantastic job at introducing me to SEO. Joe’s wealth of knowledge and professional yet friendly manner made the session very interesting and easy to grasp. The knowledge gained will be invaluable; I look forward to putting theory into practice and seeing the results for myself. I look forward to the next training session.

Charlotte ConstantinoShanly Homes
Han Xu

The lesson was comprehensive and interactive. The trainer made a conscious effort to tailor it to my specific marketing concerns and addressed all attendees’ questions with flair. I am happy to say that I’ve reaped long-lasting benefits from the course.

Xu HanHan Xu
Hytek GB Ltd

WOW what can I say – this course was absolutely fantastic taking you back to basics and re valuating your SEO activities. Since the course we have spent alot of time making improvements and already seeing the results.

Fenton trewick Fenton trewickHytek GB Ltd
Amanda IsomCosmetic Toiletry and Perfumery Association
Beaufort & Blake

It was incredibly valuable and your teaching style was great. If I only I was as interested in school!

Hope to try and book onto the intermediate course soon.

Sam PullinBeaufort & Blake
Source LF

The SEO training at Zenoptimise was fantastic. The trainer was very professional and knowledgeable. He was also very patient and thorough in his attempt to make sure that everyone got what they needed out of the training. Overall, I was very pleased!

Ana StancuSource LF
Hytek (GB) Ltd

The course was structured & ran very well. The trainer was very informative & more than willing to answer any question that was put to him.

Greg CoatesHytek (GB) Ltd
Mechtronic Ltd

I found both the beginner and intermediate courses extremely useful for improving our search engine rankings and measuring our progress.

All of the information was presented in a way that was easy to follow and well explained. Any questions I had were answered, or sometimes even on the next slide!

Since attending the courses and implementing the strategies recommended, our search rankings have improved and we are now on the first page of google for every single keyword phrase we have used.

Jennifer RobertsMechtronic Ltd

We were looking for an SEO trainer who would visit us, and for me finding someone who ranked highly for this service was a natural fit. Joe was great and took time to understand our needs.

The training atmosphere was relaxed but challenging and led to outputs for all attendees. I wouldn’t hesitate to book Joe and Zen Optimise for the advanced SEO training.

Dave SaundersMGP
The Pool

The Google Analytics intro we received was really valuable. The team was able to get to grips with how analytics works, and how to get the most out of it. On top of this, we were given additional support to set up tagging and reporting, allowing us to monitor our audience behaviour effectively from the outset – learn, test and improve. Thank you Andy and Zen Optimise!

Hollie WilmotThe Pool
Alpeco Ltd

Great course and a slick presentation wish there was more time in the day to implement everything I learnt.

Tom MorganAlpeco Ltd
Oldrid & Co. Ltd

Thank you for the training last week which myself and the guys found really useful. It has opened up all our eyes on ways we can build product more effectively in future.

Jackie MallenOldrid & Co. Ltd
Office of Health Economics

Thanks so much for the blogging training yesterday, you pitched it at exactly the level needed and it was done in a really user friendly way.

Claire GreenOffice of Health Economics
Starkwood Media Group

I just wanted to say a massive thank you for the training course yesterday, it was very thorough and well presented. I had a really good day and learnt an inordinate amount that will be invaluable (I hope that means what I think it does) to us. You’re the man as they say!

Mike Brooker-JonesStarkwood Media Group
Michelle FieldAthena Web Designs
Tom UnwiniGap Travel Guide
Explore Kent (Kent County Council)

I had a little SEO knowledge, but nowhere near as much as I do now. The course was tailored to the needs of each member of the group and no stone was left unturned in terms of the fundamentals of SEO. Our organisation promotes walking and cycling and is not for profit- Zen Optimise really understood that and took our priorities on board to show us how we can maximise our SEO. The trainer was fantastic, enthusiastic and very engaging. I would recommend this to both large organisations, small businesses and anyone who wants to learn what is of paramount importance to increase your influence online.

Hannah PeckExplore Kent (Kent County Council)
MJ Group

I attended the SEO intermediate course and thoroughly enjoyed it. The course was interactive and the tutor Joe was able to respond to specific questions we each had about SEO relating to our own business and provide relevant examples. Content was informative, easy to understand and we were given some great resources to use in our SEO planning going forward. I’ll be back for more once I’ve put everything I’ve learned into practice! Thanks again ?

Caroline LeonardMJ Group
Clear Books

Although I had previous experience in link building, my knowledge of SEO overall was limited. The SEO introduction, gave me the basic understanding I needed to help me improve my link building ability, and get a better grasp of the benfits of SEO as a whole.

Theo BaldaufClear Books

Having done a few SEO training courses, I was expecting the same things to crop up, but Joe focused on each companies issues and was a real help, would highly recommend this service!

Will DaviesFubra

I hired the services of Zen Optimise to carry out some SEO consultancy work and training and found them to be extremely professional, knowledgeable and adaptable to my business’s needs.

Victoria McDonnellBrookson
Hotchkiss Group Ltd

Great tutor, great course, highly recommended.

James NockHotchkiss Group Ltd
Bibi The Wonderfish

The course was a perfect introduction to SEO. I came away feeling like I had learnt a lot of practical techniques. The course was well-paced, well-presented and really interesting.

Bianca OhannessianBibi The Wonderfish