SEO SEM Training & Certification

December 26, 2006

SEO Coach Dan Thies closes sem seo training doors

Filed under: search engine marketing,sem,SEM SEO Training,seo — David Temple @ 12:24 am

UPDATE: The retirement party teleconference is December 28th at 7 pm Central. Register here.

According to Dan’s SEO Coach newsletter, as of January 1st Dan will no longer be providing sem seo training to new students. The newsletter also provides an invitation to his “retirement” party on January 28th along with a free teleclass. Dan explained in his newsletter that his students’ needs have become diverse.

But more and more, I find that my students’ challenges lie in many different areas – conversion, email marketing, product sourcing, social marketing, business planning, etc.

Although I can often add value in these other areas, I am not always the world’s foremost authority… In order to truly help my students grow their businesses, I needed to find a way to offer support in every aspect of online business.

Dan goes on to say that expanding SEO Research Labs’ training team is not feasible because he would need to have students lined up and ready to go. However, he does offer a “solution” in the form of a new training program being formed and describes the the instructors but does not name them. Instead he uses psuedonyms like, Mr. Green, Mr. White, etc. My guess is that some of the Mr. Colors in no particular order are; Dave Taylor, Brad Fallon, Mike Long, Andy Jenkins, Frank Kern, and Dan himself.  It also sounds like another StomperNet production. Again these are only educated guesses so we’ll have to wait and see.

“Mr. Blue,” one of only three (3) people on Earth I go to for SEO expertise
“Mr. Green,” a true thought leader, expert on blogging, community building, and publishing for profit
“Mr. Paisley,” probably the best copywriter on the planet, and that’s only a small fraction of what he brings
“Mr. Orange,” who teaches complete newbies how to get online with some of the best audio and video tutorials I have ever seen
“Mr. White” and “Mr. Pink,” who have each built multimillion-dollar businesses from scratch – real businesses with real products, not just infoproducts
“Mr. Black,” an expert on joint ventures and eBay, who has orchestrated some of the most successful product launches in the history of the Internet

We’ll definitely be watching for the announcement of this sem seo certification and training program and will let you know as soon as we get the details. Best wishes to you Dan, you’ve provided some great education not only to your students but also to the rest of the seo community and for that we salute you.



  1. great scoop Dave! 🙂

    Sorry to hear Dan’s not going to be doing this on his own anymore.

    Comment by Li Evans — December 26, 2006 @ 10:54 pm | Reply

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  3. I had some thoughts on a similar SEO / Search Engine Optimization related topic, maybe i’ll start a new thread

    Comment by SEO - Search Engine Optimization — March 18, 2007 @ 7:16 am | Reply

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