Unit 4 - Prerequisites


I want to make this course as accessible as possible and because of that, there are very few, prerequisites to doing this course. There is certainly no need to understand anything at all about SEO This course assumes NO PRIOR SEO KNOWLEDGE.

However, there are two things you WILL NEED:

  • A blog with some content
  • A self-hosted WordPress blog


A blog with some content

This course is absolutely fine to take whether you are a brand-new blogger or you’ve been blogging for years. However, you do need to have a blog! I guess you could do all the lessons without having a blog yet, but it will make much more sense if you actually start your blog first – even if you only publish a few blog posts!

If you don’t yet have a blog, you can follow this free tutorial on my blog which takes you step by step through your first few weeks of blogging. When you’ve done that, then come back and start this course.


A self-hosted WordPress blog

This really is important, not just in order to do this course but for SEO in general. If you are serious about doing well at SEO and seeing that amazing traffic I talked about, this really is essential.

Just to be clear, having a self-hosted WordPress blog means you have bought a domain name and hosting and you are using WordPress (WordPress.org). If your blog is on WordPress.com, Wix, SquareSpace, Blogger or any other blogging platform it is NOT a self-hosted WordPress blog.

If you need more clarification on this subject, check out my post on hosted vs self-hosted blogging on my blog.