How long did it take you to complete the course?
I took me about 1.5 months to complete the course (but I dedicated around 1.5-2h every day)
Which lessons have you found particularly useful?
Technical Audit modules and the sample Excel sheets for reporting.
How would you summarise your experience with the Blue Array Academy?
“I've taken so many different courses along the way but never have I ever seen such an in-depth course that covers behind the scenes of how the SEO world really works.”
Sevilay Selecki - Junior Technical SEO Specialist at Onely
It all started with a dream and zero SEO experience.
I'm a graduate of English Language Teaching and had been working as an English Teacher for over 10 years.
As I decided to move to another country in 2019, I started to make a plan and searched for job opportunities. After a long market search, I came up with the conclusion that teaching wouldn't pay as much as I desired. Plus, job-seeking websites were full of offers called "SEO". Back then, I had almost no idea what an SEO was and what they were actually doing. So I got really intrigued and started to search what all the fuss was about considering this job. Seeing the big gap in the market for this field, I knew what I had to do.
My overall dream was to change my career path and be a part of the future. I can't say it was easy, I had so many sleepless and stressful nights but one thing I knew was that I wanted to do it, and it was nobody but me who could make it happen. This also meant that I had to start from the bottom of the career ladder which I didn't mind. So apart from having my internship, I knew that I had to go the extra mile to expand my knowledge in SEO, and as fast as possible, as I did not have prior experience.
Since I had no access to bootcamps around where I lived, I had to go for online courses.
That's when the SEO Manager Certification course by Blue Array coincidentally became temporarily available for free at the peak of the pandemic (thanks a million for that gesture guys); I was all over the moon.
I devoted my time and full focus every day to this course. It was so well-organized, so beginner-friendly and so purely yet sophistically explained. What I really liked about the course was the real-life examples rather than hypothetical situations so I could make sense of what is going on out in the wild. This course was a great support to my internship and I got promoted earlier than planned!
I started "completely" from ZERO (literally from how the internet actually works...), devoted my time and energy, and came to the point of being a Junior Technical SEO Specialist at Onely.
I'm so proud of where I came to be just after one and a half years. And I'd like to thank the Blue Array Team for being a precious part of my journey! Thank you all!!