SEO+ Social Networking Strategist

SEOFrequently Asked Questions About the SEO+ Social Networking Strategist Program

Google+ reported a 58% jump in users between May and October of 2013 and claimed 500M people had created Google+ accounts as of December 2013. GlobalWebIndex’s latest figures show that Google Plus is the second-most popular social networking service after Facebook and Searchmetrics notes that Google shares or +1’s are growing almost twice as fast as Facebook likes.

This data suggests that Google+ is gaining significant traction across the social media landscape and should not be ignored. Additionally, it is becoming increasingly more important for job seekers to pay attention to Google+ as they continue to manage their online presence and social media engagement. As career professionals, there is an enormous opportunity for us to guide our clients’ job search social media strategy and inform them of the role Google+ can play in helping them land their next job.

What You Can Expect to Learn

During this class, participants will:

  • Learn why Google+ is not just another social network and discover how it can help job seekers.
  • Understand how clients can leverage Google+ to create a top-notch online identity.
  • Uncover strategies for developing a compelling and SEO-rich online Google+ bio.
  • Master Google+ navigation and learn how to organize information and create more targeted interactions.
  • Craft and share rich content that builds engagement, increases followers, and facilitates the job search process.

Ready to Register? Click HERE!

How To Receive Training:

Attend class (or review webinar archives each week if unable to make the live class), complete the Learning Review upon program completion, and maintain your certification by registering for and completing an every-other-year update class (cost of update class will be dependent on the extent of changes in Google+). 


We “meet” from the comfort of home/office via Teleseminar/Webinar for 6 weeks. The group training will meet 6 weeks via phone, 75 mins, ONCE a week on the appointed day of week. Total class hours are 7.5 hours. All sessions will be recorded and accessible for you after the call.  This class is application-based … meaning you’ll learn skills and follow along with a webinar – a “watch, learn, practice, and apply” methodology … so that the skills can be directly taught to (& used with) job seekers / career professionals / etc.  The 6-week program allows you the time and framework to assimilate, practice and execute the new strategies learned.


Join Barbara Safani to earn your designation as an SEO+ Social Networking Strategist.  Barbara is an early adopter of social media and one of the first professionals in the careers industry to create a comprehensive strategy for leveraging online identity and social media tools to accelerate job search campaigns. Barbara is a Reach Certified Online Identity Strategist and she has helped thousands of job seekers harness the power of tools such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Google, ZoomInfo, and Twitter to optimize search time and land faster. She is the author of Online Identity & Networking Tools: A Guide to 50+ Social Media Sites, and a recognized speaker and blogger on social media job search strategy. To learn more about Barbara visit her website She can be contacted at

See our calendar or email Shelly Cantrell at for upcoming dates and times.


Class sessions are displayed via webinar.

Time Commitment:

In addition to class-time hours, you will likely spend time outside of class exploring Google, applying concepts to your own Google account, as well as consulting your career clients on how to leverage Google.

Does This Include Certification?

The SEO+ Social Networking Strategist 6-week training results in the designation of “SEO+ Social Networking Strategist” with a beautiful logo of the same name. It does not result in a certification. It does, however, count toward earning The Academies’ designation of “Certified Social Media Career Strategist.” Read more below.

SEO+ Social Networking Strategist Investment:

1 payment of $797 or 2 payments of $427
*CSMCS grads, contact for reduced price!!

To earn the Certified Social Media Career Strategist, you can complete The Academies’ three 6-week social media training programs:

Again, each of the above individual three programs comes with its own logo (upon completion of the learning review for each program), so that you can call yourself, for example, a “Online Professional Networking Strategist.”

So if you’re interested in earning the certification as a “Certified Social Media Career Strategist,” Register now and save more than $1000!

Certified Social Media Career Strategist (includes all 4 social media training programs listed above):

1 payment of $2397 or 4 payments of $627
Email Shelly for more details:

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