Customer reviews

First Take

After spending money on several different independent SEOs and getting absolutely nowhere, I wanted to educate myself better to avoid hiring cowboys, and where possible be able to work on the site myself. I found the training achieved that and more. The takeaway material was much more substantial than I expected, the trainer was approachable and the lessons learned were invaluable.

Pete WalterFirst Take
The Original Tour

I found the SEO training course offered by Zen Optimise very useful indeed. The course is offered at a pace suitable to all levels. It is tailored to the audience in the room is interactive throughout. Joe was more than willing to pause, and using examples answer any queries or common misconceptions that people had. Everyone wants to take knowledge gained from a course back to their office where they can utilise and achieve results – and that is one of the great things that this course achieves. After all it does say “actionable training courses” on the website. Finally, I want to say thanks for all the tips, really cool tools, and especially the personal attention you gave to me and our website.

Pearse Dillon,The Original Tour
Kogan Page Publishers

Thanks for the wonderful SEO training today. Really enjoyed it and will be recommending.

Razwana QuadirKogan Page Publishers

I just wanted to say thank you very much for yesterday – I was very pleased with how it went and what you covered and think we all found it enormously insightful. Now very much looking forward to the Intermediate course ?

Alison CrabbExsus
Link Simulation and Training

Just wanted to say thanks so much for the course on Tuesday, which I found very informative and extremely useful. Will hopefully see you again in April for the next session!

Jane WakefordLink Simulation and Training
Kadmos Consultants

It is a very informative course which leaves you with lots of useful tips, online tools, and a clear action plan. I like Joe’s subtle approach to marketing, which is miles away from the traditional aggressive marketing often associated with the word. For me a lot of it was about effective communication. Highly recommended!

Helena SheizonKadmos Consultants
Not In Shops

There is a lot of useful information if you are new to blogging. and the course provides a great overall introduction. Thank you also for editing the first blog post for me – I made your changes and it has made significant sales already.

Rachel MooreNot In Shops
Hi-Level Mezzanines Ltd

I attended the very first Zen Optimise Content Marketing training course. The training was very thorough and was not rushed, there was time to reflect and speak about ideas as well as plenty of opportunity to ask questions that were not covered in the material. The class size was great, there was enough people to bounce ideas off but it wasn’t too busy that people couldn’t speak when they wanted. I learnt a lot of useful hints and tips that I think will definitely help the business to progress and I look forward to the next course that I attend.

Amy PageHi-Level Mezzanines Ltd
Lucinda MuschialliNewton Waterproofing
Hugh James

Zen Optimise provided us with thorough and in-depth training that will go a long way towards helping us improve our in-house SEO efforts. As someone who feels I have a good knowledge of on-site SEO techniques, I still learnt a lot of useful tips and tricks, especially when it comes to off-site link building. Would definitely recommend.

Chris JenkinsHugh James
The pension Planner

Not having actively practiced / researched the art of SEO, I like many others sought advice through various agencies claiming to be “SEO Specialists” and confident in their approach to increasing traffic to our business through natural rankings – which was never the case and cost my business dearly over the last 24 months. The course was well detailed, provided a wealth of knowledge that I doubt most agencies have ever heard of and to top it all off we were given various course material to make reference to afterwards. I would most definitely recommend the course to any individual looking to gain an in-depth overview of the whole SEO spectrum – 5* out of 5*

Nick PrattThe pension Planner
The Pension Planner

Having worked with 2 agencies, and spending considerable money both professing to be experts we experienced very little in the way of progress. We attended the SEO workshop and it was like the clouds had parted, and a ray of light shone through. I would highly recommend the course to anyone interested in learning more about SEO. The course materials were also excellent and have provided a valuable reference point

Andrew HursthouseThe Pension Planner
Deborah Reid@DebsReid_ (from Twitter)
SMMT Industry Forum

With responsibility of maintaining and promoting the company website in a very competitive climate I was keen to build on my limited knowledge of SEO techniques and practices. The training provided by Zen Optimise was thorough, informative and has equipped me with the tools, techniques and insider knowledge that I need to help promote our website even further.
The trainer was knowledgeable and was able to answer any questions that were thrown at him. I would thoroughly recommend the SEO training from Zen Optimise, they know their stuff!

Andy PartonSMMT Industry Forum
Very PC

I highly recommend Zen Optimise’s SEO courses. I spent a couple of days with Joe Williams on the SEO Introduction and SEO Intermediate courses and the amount of knowledge you gain from the courses is amazing.

What I liked about the courses were that the exercises focussed on your own site and Joe was more than willing to answers questions based on that.

The courses were really insightful and you’ll come out feeling a lot more confident about doing your own SEO! Thanks Ben

Ben PalmerVery PC
Newton Waterproofing Systems

The Zen Optimise SEO Training Course was highly informative and very useful. It gave me lots of very practical advice about how to better optimise our website and kept me up to speed with Google algorithm developments. The trainer is very knowledgeable and engaging – my only complaint is that I left with a very long to-do list.

Lucinda MuschialliNewton Waterproofing Systems

I attended the SEO course which was great. The day was full of very good relevant information which I found really useful and it should help improve my website in Google ranking.

Ahmed MakdaTrifibre
Hollie Wilmot@Holliewilmot (from Twitter)
Brown Shipley

I have some experience on SEO but attended the intermediate course to help me better understand how I can apply all the different aspects of this discipline to the benefit of the company I work for. The trainer has a deep understanding of this subject and having a small class size let everyone ask questions and interact. I was particularly impressed with the unique research and materials prepared for each business attending the course. An informative and eye opening day and would recommend to anyone.

Adam RobertBrown Shipley
Hayes IT

I attended both the introduction to SEO training and the intermediate SEO training courses on consecutive days. I would highly recommend both, as I learnt an awful lot. The course is great and I was introduced me to some extremely useful SEO tools. Short breaks were timed perfectly, as the course can be a little intense at times. Overall , I could not recommend the course highly enough.

Charlie HallHayes IT

After spending several thousand in agency fees we nervously booked a two-day in-house training workshop to cover both the introduction and intermediate SEO course with the aim of being able to internally manage our own SEO programme going forward. Joe’s advice and practical sessions were relevant and focused exactly on our need as a business using our own website to demonstrate the principles being taught. He is very knowledgeable about the subject and our team are looking forward to putting these techniques into practice and improving our search engine rankings.

Rhian RileyKeylaw
Eddie May@freshwebs (from Twitter)
Will Decorate

The seo training course was informative and well structured. There is a lot of information to take in for someone relatively new to the subject like myself but the trainer is more than helpful with any follow up questions I have had since the course. I would recommend doing the introduction course if you are new to the subject and then the intermediate once you’ve been able to apply the techniques.

Chris PulykWill Decorate
QVS Marketing

A well structured training day full of information and helpful tools. The trainer is informative and had a great rapport with everyone on the course. I would thoroughly recommend this to anyone trying to enter the world of SEO.

Clem LeekQVS Marketing

The intermediate SEO training course was brilliant, teh trainer clearly knows his stuff. I learnt loads of practical things that I could take away from the training course and apply to our own websites.

Hannah MatthewsInviqa

I found the course to be excellent! And most of all happy to have found a company that can give me unbiased advice on SEO.

Scott KennedySatachi
Team Work Studio

The SEO training was great. It was easy to follow and explained perfectly. Very much looking forward to implementing what he taught onto our site!

Jamie KeenTeam Work Studio
Eco Power Shop

I was a bit apprehensive prior to my “Introduction to SEO” course as I had little knowledge about the subject since we outsource our SEO work. However, I found the course really useful to explain all the basics and we covered a lot of ground in one day. I didn’t once get lost in jargon the trainer was excellent at clearly explaining the many aspects of SEO. I found the small group size very useful too as everyone got the opportunity to ask specific issues/concerns for their companies. Even if you use consultants to do your SEO work, I would highly recommend you go on this course to make sure you go into any agreement with your eyes open.

Angie ClarkEco Power Shop
Get in the Mix

Myself and two colleagues recently attended the intermediate SEO course and found it both helpful and interesting. The trainer was friendly and clearly very knowledgeable, managing to hold our interest throughout the day with both structured and ‘adlib’ content. The personal approach made the training feel much less ‘classroom-like’ as did the way he adapted the course material to fit in with our business. Everyone in the group took plenty from the training and we all feel confident that, going forward, we can build a strategy to achieve great SEO.

Philip BowyerGet in the Mix
Mint Network

I attended the SEO Introduction and intermediate training courses. I found it to be extremely helpful and I would recommend anybody considering an SEO training course to attend both courses. I particularly enjoyed the structured approach to SEO planning, execution and monitoring results. As a result of implementing the knowledge we have gained, we have already moved our page rankings within a few days of attending classes. And a few weeks later we moved from nowhere, to second for two important keywords.

Alex PavlovicMint Network
Khaled Sharif

When I first went to SEO (Intermediate) I really did not know what to expect but I loved it. I I have been inspired so much. The SEO intermediate course is optimized, organized, and worth going. The trainer gave us lots of tools & techniques throughout class as he promised. Certainly, it gives us immense pleasure to have such sort of informative and open discussion rich class.

Khaled SharifKhaled Sharif

My colleague and I attended the SEO Introduction course and having been slightly apprehensive about a jargon filled day we found ourselves pleasantly surprised at how our interests were held throughout the entire course. The atmosphere was laid-back and the curriculum was hugely informative, easily understood and really interactive. We would highly recommend this course and we will be returning to complete the SEO Intermediate training.

Ali CogavinHomeAway
Starkwood Media Group

Attending the Introduction to SEO was really worth-while. I had no knowledge of SEO what so ever and although at first the course seemed a little daunting Joe delivered a structured and informative day. The course kept my attention throughout the day and the clear documentation that was provided really helped me to completely understand all aspects that. It was great to be able to go back to my office and share some of the information that I learnt that day. I’m now called the King of SEO although I think I may have to go back to do the intermediate course before I feel I fully deserve that title! The facilities, refreshments and lunch that were provided were as 1st Class as the course. Thanks for a really polished and well delivered day.

Danny DennisStarkwood Media Group
Giant Peach Design

The SEO training I received was fantastic. I learned a great deal about managing SEO campaigns and it gave me some great tools to improve my SEO workflow. Before the course I thought I knew a bit about SEO, but after attending the course I realised that I had quite a few gaps in my knowledge. The trainer made an in-depth, technical subject very accessible and the course materials were great.

Karl SharpeGiant Peach Design
Starkwood Media Group

I can’t recommend the SEO training highly enough. Working as a freelance Web Designer,my clients are always demanding that their websites not only look the part but that they are effectively optimised within Google. After just one day of training I was able to hugely increase the online profile of my clients. A recent project that I have competed went straight on to page one of Google as soon as it was indexed. The insight into the world of SEO allows me to stand out from my competition. I whole heatedly recommend this course.

Adam AllakerStarkwood Media Group
Commonwealth Parliamentary Association

I attended a beginner’s SEO training and despite my initial reluctance of the course being to technical, I learned a lot and found it very interesting. I very much look forward to put his tips into practice to promote my company’s website as well as my own writing online. The course’s documentation was splendid as well, so I will always have some material to refer to. Thanks!

Anna SchuesterCommonwealth Parliamentary Association
The Document Management Group

Our SEO training was well prepared and a tailored introduction to SEO for our company. It was well presented, very informative and revealed several area’s where we could improve our web site’s position within search engines results.

Leigh GregsonThe Document Management Group

They were a very professional and friendly company to work with and learn from. We found the SEO courses very useful and would definitely use them again.

Jannene EdwardsIndividual

I attended the SEO course. It greatly enhanced my knowledge of SEO and gave me the confidence to face the challenge of developing an SEO strategy for our new website. The training encompassed an optimal balance of practical examples, worksheets and insightful information. The additional take-home material enabled me to further my learning and boost my personal interest in SEO. It is great to see the results of the workshop come to fruition as our new website now benefits from an improved Google ranking in many spheres. I would highly recommend to any organisation or individual.

Alexandra GreenEPLAN
PJW Design

Really enjoyed yesterdays class – found it very enlightening, practical and current. Many thanks.

Phil WraggPJW Design

The SEO training introductory and intermediate courses cut through a lot of the noise and confusion surrounding SEO and I left the session with a clear understanding of the the subject. I see websites in a completely new light now – I’ve started to spot and read the optimisation that I never saw before. Joe’s experience has clearly influenced the course structure and his user-centred approach has equipped me with a set of useful tools and checklists that I’ll be able to implement on existing and future sites.

Joe GardinerWardour
Commonwealth Parliamentary Association

Many thanks for tips, it was a highly enjoyable course. I was inspired after our chat about guest blogging, and after uploading my latest post last Thursday, I was invited by a blogging community site to join them, along with a London magazine asking whether I’d like to write for them. The two things aren’t really related, but it’s made me even more determined to pursue the guest blogging line now

Lisa LeanoCommonwealth Parliamentary Association

The Intermediate SEO training course was both informative and fun. The intimate group setting meant everyone was involved and all our questions were answered. I was highly impressed by the level of detail and the breadth of the topics we covered in a day. I left feeling positive about my next steps and confident about how I could pass this knowledge onto my business. With hundreds of courses out there to choose from, I felt extremely happy with my choice.

Rosie EnochHobbs
Fantasy Logic

I attended the introductory SEO seminar on behalf of FantasyLogic. Small training group, great course structure, personalized training material, practical examples and tips, interactive, insightful and practical information are just a few words to describe my experience. Being No1 in “SEO training” search results is simply not a coincidence. They really know their stuff: highly recommended.

George PapatheodorouFantasy Logic
Engine Group

The course did a great job at explaining how Google actually works, providing insight into what we’re trying to achieve. There were lots of helpful hints, tips and tools and a realistic approach to making changes and seeing results. Great teaching and helpful take-aways, definitely recommend.

Julie McManusEngine Group

I attended the Introduction to PPC course with Jenny. The course was very well structured and has given me a strong base to start building my PPC campaign on. Also Jenny was clear, well paced and very informative. I am very happy to have attended the course and would definitely recommend it.

Sarah PradhanMyTimeMedia
Trident Marketing

I attended the Introduction to SEO course and found it very interesting and informative. The trainer has an exceptional knowledge of the subject and has an excellent way of teaching which makes it easily understandable. The teaching groups were small which ensured one to one attention. I would highly recommend this course.

Victoria BeswickTrident Marketing
London Fire Brigade

We had an onsite SEO introduction day training for eight people in our London office.

Charlie Neville-SmithLondon Fire Brigade
Haymarket Risk Management

Undoubtedly the best and most useful SEO training course available, professional from start to finish. Small group sizes and an extremely knowledgeable trainer make this an exceptionally worth wile course to take. The course goes beyond just moving your site up the ranking’s but really explains how online marketing effects your SEO, what you can do and how you can do it.

Phillip BensonHaymarket Risk Management
Chesterton Humberts

Both of the SEO courses I went on contained all the material I had been interested to learn. The trainer explains all the elements clearly and provides some very useful tools that I will be using. I would definitely recommend this course.

Zowie EasomChesterton Humberts