SEO SEM Training & Certification


There are a boatload of sem seo certification and training programs available from online training, self study and instructor led, to classroom training. Many sem seo professionals are “self taught” by reading the vast amount of information available on the web and putting what they read into practice. That type of learning, although successful for many professionals, may leave gaps in knowledge or not inlcude the latest best practices. The SEO SEM Training & Certification Blog promotes training programs for those that want to ensure they cover all the basics and don’t miss out on some of the more critical best practices.

David Temple is a Search Marketing Consultant at FindLaw, the Internet’s most trafficked legal web portal, and Chairman of the China Search Marketing Tour . He also blogs at Multilingual Search . David was a visiting professor and lecturer in Guangzhou, China at Dr. Sun Yat Sen University, Lingnan College and South China Normal University and in Beijing at the University of Mining and Technology. He speaks in the US and in China at Search Engine Strategies Conferences and eComXpo. David can be reached at dltemple at gmail dot com. View David Temple's LinkedIn profileView David Temple’s profile

“I don’t know anyone who does a better job of carrying the torch for training in our industry than David. He’s a great advocate for SEO education and deserves all the respect he’s earned in our industry. Beyond that, he’s a good guy and fun to be around!”

Matt McGee, SEO Manager, Marchex

“David is one of the top notch experts on SEM training, his in-depth knowledge of the industry is really amazing. David also is one of the leading advocates for training of Search Professionals in this industry. His dedication to this subject is greatly reflected in his blog, which I look to, to find the resources I need for training.”

Liana “Li” Evans, Search Marketing Manager, Commerce360

“It was a privilege to meet and hang out with David at the recent Search Engine Strategies Conference in Chicago. He has a wealth of search engine marketing knowledge that he graciously shares not only in person but online as well. His blog “SEO SEM Training & Certification” is a great source of training material for anyone who wants to dive deeper into the world of search marketing.”

David Wallace, CEO/President, SearchRank®

“I met Dave in China during the Search Engine Strategies conference of 2006. Including having a rockstar name Dave clearly knows his stuff and is an excellent public speaker.”

Miles Evans, CEO, Clark Nova

“David has a great passion and knowledge for well-deserved and needed SEM training processes. He willingly shares his expertise with others in the search marketing industry, and unselfishly praises others who are doing the same.”

Paul Jahn, Senior Search Marketing Consultant, FindLaw (a Thomson Company)

“I’ve never worked directly with David, but I often read his blog and his articles. I admire his ability to target a niche within a niche!”

Kalena Jordan, Owner, Search Engine College

“Excellent work!”


“David is a respected expert when it comes to SEM training & certification. He brings a deep knowledge, unlike anyone else that puts him at the top of the game and he is one of the most influential leaders in the space. I would highly recommend his blog and his expertise.”

Cameron Olthuis – ProNetAdvertising

“David is a highly knowledgeable in the field of Search Engine Marketing and can offer innovative suggestions. He taught me and other marketers many things we needed to know for a project and took full responsibility for SEO. His passion and dedication was beyond all expectations. David also has a natural ability to get along with people, no matter how difficult these people seem to others. It was a pleasure to work on the same project with David.”

Vanessa Bright, Marketer, Thomson FindLaw

“David has a very deep background in search engine marketing. I often look to him for new insights and techniques to apply to my own search engine marketing work. He also has a good relationship with industry contacts in China and a fundamental understanding of how this new industry will develop in Asia. David Temple is a smart and enthusiastic colleague. I recommend him highly.”

Ward TongenMedtronic

“David is a wonderful and animated professional with expertise that can benefit any company large or small. He will help you to expand your horizons and increase your opportunities for business success. If you have the opportunity to do business with David you will not be disapointed.”

Mick Jolly, EVP,



  1. Thanks for the comment on my submission for Andy Beal’s Search Engine Marketing contest, I appreciate you taking the time to give feedback. I noticed you speak at SES. If my article can convince the judges to send me there in Decemeber, hopefully I’ll see you there. Any advice for a 21 year old just getting started in this industry?

    Thanks again,

    Nick Urbani

    Comment by Nick Urbani — October 16, 2006 @ 7:55 pm | Reply

  2. Nick, congrats. I think you should be giving me advice since you’ve been noticed by a lot more people than I ever have. The judges on the panel are some of the best in the industry so keep at it and keep the “passion”. Best wishes!

    Comment by semcertification — October 16, 2006 @ 10:22 pm | Reply

  3. David … you should have your e-mail address available for contact. I was wondering if you’re attending the PubCon in Vegas this week.

    Comment by Igor M. — November 11, 2006 @ 2:03 pm | Reply

  4. Won’t be going to PubCon this year but will be at SES Chicago. My email was above but not obvious so I bolded it, thanks for letting me know.

    Comment by semcertification — November 11, 2006 @ 2:29 pm | Reply

  5. Markus

    It was quite useful reading, found some interesting details about this topic. Thanks.

    Trackback by Search Engine Optimization Certification — December 8, 2006 @ 3:01 pm | Reply

  6. Thanks Markus, glad you enjoyed the blog. Please come back often.

    Comment by semcertification — December 12, 2006 @ 8:15 pm | Reply

  7. […] To David Temple – Continue being a very knowledgeable and a pleasant person to speak to. Anyone who’s had a chance to speak with you had only the greatest things to say. It’s always great to see your comments on many, many blogs as well as this one. […]

    Pingback by Happy Holidays to You All SEOs, SEMs, SMOs, etc.--BizMord Search and Marketing Blog — December 22, 2006 @ 8:57 pm | Reply

  8. thanks for the feedback about my last blog piece David, keep up the good work on your blog to!

    Comment by kelvin newman — January 16, 2007 @ 3:44 pm | Reply

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