Everything you need to know about Local SEO



Let’s face it. People are becoming more clever with the way they search on search engines, and if they are looking for a product or service in a set location, they will often tack on a location to their search term. You may even do this yourself. Whether it’s looking for a ‘builder in Maroochydore’ or a ‘restaurant in Cairns’, you’ll notice that Google will help you find what you’re looking for by presenting you with a range of options including those which have red pins next to them which are local SEO options. Google renders results in this way whether you are searching on a desktop or mobile device too. You’ve also probably noticed that the red marker listings are quite prominent and lots of people click on them. So this is where local optimisation comes in!

In this online module we’ll show you how local SEO works and encourage you to get your local optimisation working for you so you are featuring in these listings and connecting with more people who are looking for a business, service or product just like yours in your area.

On completion of this local SEO online course you should:

    • Be aware of what local SEO is
    • Understand how to work out where you are currently listed from a local SEO perspective
    • Be aware of where you could get listed online for free, if you are not already
    • Understand what local search is and how it works differently to ‘normal’ search.
    • Understand why every business needs a Google My Business Account
    • Understand what citations are and how to get them

Learn about:

  • Getting started with ‘Google My Business’
  • Getting the structure right
  • Reasons why your listing may not show up
  • Ranking of local results on Google
  • Get reviews on your Google listing!
  • Other places you should list your business to improve your local optimisation


  • A downloadable PDF – print it out and read it at your leisure or save an online version and engage in it digitally
  • Access to our YouTube channel with several webinars and other valuable information
  • Resources – downloadable resources related to the content where available
  • Access to our Private Facebook group where you can network with other likeminded business people who are engaging in digital skills training. Ask questions, gain support, keep updated!

Your Instructor

The Training Collective
The Training Collective

The Training Collective were one of the first companies in Australia to offer digital skills training way back in 2008, and over 10 years on, continue to be a forerunner in a highly competitive and fast moving industry. Boasting some of the best digital skills trainers and consultants in the country, two of Facebook’s official Community Trainers are on our team (Yvette Adams & Heather Porters).

Yvette was also one of the first people in the country to pass Facebook’s new Certified Digital Marketing Associate Certification, the most rigorous and reliable measure of Facebook advertising competency and the only one officially recognised by Facebook!

We are proud to be a digital skills training provider of choice for some of Australia’s biggest brands, offering training nationwide online and in person, publicly and privately. In an increasingly digital world, it’s never been more important to become digitally savvy. Increasing your digital literacy can help you improve your career prospects, gain new clients as a freelancer, boost your brand awareness, and more importantly grow your reach and revenue.

A short term investment in digital skills training will provide a long term reward. Don’t get left behind.

Get started with some of our digital skills training today!

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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