Name: SEO That Works 3.0 by Brian Dean.
Price: Currently it is not active and you can sign up to a waiting list.
Overall Rating: 6 out of 10 stars. From what I have seen/heard, the course is expensive, but the content and strategy is quite good. This is a recommended program, but the problem is that it’s currently unavailable. While it’s good, and worth joining, if you’re not looking to wait, I’d recommend an even better SEO program that IS open and here it is:
What is SEO That Works 3.0 (also known as STW)?
It is a 4 module course on starting out in the world of ranking websites and gaining high rankings with them, but all through a specific white hat approach. From what I have read from various third party places (I am still waiting to join), the main idea is that you create a niche site and create extremely high value, long articles, then get them to be shared by high authority figures in your niche (people with a lot of traffic coming to their sites).
Then if they like it, they will share it with their followers, this will give you backlinks and you will get higher rankings and more traffic. While this is the summary of the basic idea, there is a lot more within the members area, things such as explanations on how NOT to do backlinking (which is great because people don’t know the difference very often) and overall, the solid way to become successful in the business.
Now I did mention that I am waiting to join…
This may dilute and inflate my review right now, and I totally understand that position, but I am not exactly your average joe when it comes to SEO, I am actually an expert on it myself. I have blogs that get 20,000+ visits a month (and that’s considered good).
But in this business, there’s more ways than just mine to succeed and that’s why I was drawn to Brian’s course. From what I have read (and I’ve read many different blogs reviewing this), the course is very white hat oriented which is a relief for me personally because I know how dangerous the opposite side of that is (black hat).
Reading about Brian’s reputation in this field and seeing his advice gave me relief in knowing that once the course does get released, that it will be worth checking out for me.
In fact, I have to say, his strategy isn’t new. Allow me to explain…
A few years back, I had studied a course created by another successful expert in this field: Jon Morrow. He designed a course known as “Serious Bloggers Only” and the core strategy of it is closely related or even identical to STW 3.0.
Jon Morrow also has a good reputation in this field and when I read the background and what I’d be learning from Brian, I immediately remembered Jon’s course.
That is one of the reasons why I know it’s legitimate.
The other is that based on the other strategies I had read about, that being white hat marketing and GOOD backlinking tactics, I know that from my own personal experience works too and in fact it is the core strategy I personally use in my blogs to achieve success today.
In case you don’t know, white hat is a short term for ranking sites the legal and none penalizing way where you take the long road and create good content to grow your site (without relying on spam, bots, spinners, black hat backlinks, ect…).
Final Rating: SEO That Works
6 out of 10 stars. Yes it really does work, but as of right now, it’s closed. I’ll be in line to get into it when it opens up and will update this review if that happens.
My final thoughts: So there’s 2 things I really want you to know:
1) If you can’t wait for Brian’s course to open up, join Jon Morrow’s Serious Bloggers Only. You will find the info to be quite similar and workable. Also it’s pretty cheap at around $50 a month. From what I have heard, Brian’s course isn’t as cheap, but I am holding off on that until I see the official price show up.
2) Now before you jump onto Jon’s course or Brian’s (when it opens up), let me tell you once again that I have a lot of experience with SEO and a lot of success with it. The course these guys provide is good and solid, but it’s not the only good one out there.
My personal success, which frankly I consider to be an easier and cheaper way to reach that same level is through a program called Wealthy Affiliate which is an SEO course as well, and it’s fundamentals are similar to Jon and Brian’s courses, but the differences are the following things (which make it superior):
Also one more important difference is that they stress how important it is to create high quality content as the key ingredient to succeed in SEO and that backlinks come as a result of doing that. I can tell you that this is true because I get more and more visitors with the more amount of content I create, but this also improves the share value of that content meaning more traffic comes in.
I’ve been approached MANY times (via email) by other bloggers asking me if I wanted to do guest posts with them or joint ventures (this is common when you have a successful blog) and again this was thanks to Wealthy Affiliate.
So overall, to finish up this review, I’d like to end it on saying that Brian has a great course and there’s huge demand for it. In this world of ranking websites we have right now, I know full well how hard it is to find good courses and in this review, you now have at least 3 to consider, with my personal pick being Wealthy Affiliate. I would also recommend that one for beginners.
Whichever one you choose, do understand that it WILL take a lot of work, a lot of writing and a lot of passion in that writing to reach success in this business. People cannot expect to write anything and get high rankings or shares these days, it has to be high quality and that also includes having the passion to write that way. All 3 courses will teach you to do this.