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Technical SEO Learning Path by Semrush Academy Experts

In this series of free online courses, you will learn general technical SEO aspects, including crawling and indexation, log files, and web performance, from Bastian Grimm. Then, Ross Tavendale will teach you how to detect and fix your website's technical issues. Finally, you’ll learn how to use Semrush to maximize your technical SEO efforts.

What you will learn


Semrush Site Audit Course

9lessons1 hour

Join Ross Tavendale in this free course to learn how to get the most out of the Semrush Site Audit tool and fix issues that prevent your website from ranking high. Learn more.


Technical SEO course with Bastian Grimm

34lessons5 hours

Get a comprehensive and detailed overview of technical SEO from renowned industry expert Bastian Grimm in a series of video lessons. Learn more.


On-Page and Technical SEO Course

7lessons1 hour

Learn how to improve and maintain your website's health, and optimize your website's content for both users and search engines with Semrush tools to rank highly and gain more online visibility. Learn more.

Got yourself ready for the exam? Pass it and earn your certificate!

Semrush Site Audit Exam

This free exam is designed to test the knowledge of technical SEO specialists who use the Semrush Site Audit tool in their everyday work. Learn more.

27 min

Technical SEO Exam

Take this exam to check and document your level of technical SEO knowledge. Learn more.

40 min

On-Page and Technical SEO Test

This test is designed for specialists focused on technical and on-page SEO who use Semrush tools in their work. Learn more.

12 min

What’s inside the courses

Video lessons

Watch short, easy-to-digest videos full of actionable advice

Further materials

Study the specially picked materials to dive deeper

Experts’ tips

Learn from the experience of SEO professionals

Quiz questions

Test how you’ve grasped the material

About the author

Bastian Grimm is Director of Organic Search at Peak Ace and a renowned expert in large-scale international SEO. Having a background in software development and more than 15 years of experience in online marketing, Bastian still hugely enjoys all aspects of technical SEO.

Ross Tavendale is the Managing Director at 'Type A Media', an independent search agency that works with FTSE250 companies and mid-sized brands to help them find the optimal way to talk to more people online. When not obsessing over his clients’ rankings, he hosts the 'Canonical Chronicle', a weekly web show watched by 100k people every month.


  • What is Technical SEO?

    Technical SEO is a part of search engine optimization that relates directly to the process of helping search engine spiders crawl and index your website effectively and without any issues that would prevent them from interpreting your content properly. Having a technically flawless, high-performing website is an important aid to its organic rankings.

  • What is the Technical SEO Learning Path?

    The Technical SEO Learning Path is a sequence of online video courses brought to you by field experts and aimed at getting you acquainted with this complex discipline.

  • What will I learn from the Technical SEO Learning Path?

    By taking the courses within the Learning Path, you’ll get theoretical and practical knowledge of technical SEO. Each course deals with its own area of expertise, starting with the essentials of technical SEO, like controlling web crawlers and web performance, and gradually moving on to more profound concepts and actionable advice on how to improve and maintain your website's health.

  • Who is the Technical SEO Learning Path for?

    If you’re making your way into the SEO profession, then this training program is an indispensable part of your professional development — technical SEO skills make a great SEO specialist. This series of online courses can also be useful if you’re already a seasoned professional — just dipping into certain lessons within a desired course to brush up on your skills.

  • Why should I take the Technical SEO Learning Path?

    As our SEO skills research states, technical SEO is among the top required skills to master to become a great SEO professional. Moreover, in the learning process, you can always test your knowledge by taking the accompanying exams and, if successful, you’ll earn your certifications, proof of your technical SEO proficiency for your employers and clients.

  • How long does it take to complete the Technical SEO Learning Path?

    Our Technical SEO Learning Path has three courses, with over 50 lessons overall. Taking into account the time needed to devote to additional materials, we estimate that it will take around 9 hours of learning time. However, it’s totally up to you how deep you dive into a certain topic, or if you take it at all — you’re absolutely free to learn at your own pace.

  • Do I have to take all of the courses on the Technical SEO Learning Path?

    No. Though this training program is made up of three courses that complement each other and work best together, it’s still viable to take whichever course or courses or even lesson you deem fits your learning objectives. Each course within the Learning Path comes with its own exam and certification so you won’t be penalized in any way for not completing all of them.

  • Is there an order in which I should take the courses on the Technical SEO Learning Path?

    Not really, but we’d recommend taking the Technical SEO Course first just to make sure you know all the basics of technical SEO before taking on subsequent courses.

  • Will my access to the Technical SEO Learning Path courses expire?

    Absolutely not. Once you’ve enrolled in any of the courses, your access will never expire. You have unlimited time and access to all the course materials so you can study at your own pace. Don’t have time this week? No problem. Just come back when it's convenient and pick up where you left off.

  • Is there certification for this Learning Path?

    Yes. In fact, each course within this Learning Path has an accompanying exam. If you take and pass that exam, you’ll earn a certificate. So, the more courses you complete — and pass an exam for — the more certificates you’ll get to show off your achievements!

  • How do I become certified?

    In order to get certified, you have to take the exam relevant to the course you’ve completed. Once you’ve passed the exam, you’ll receive a certificate. Then, all you have to do is share it on social media, and add it to your CV and LinkedIn profile to show off your technical SEO skills.

  • How long is my certificate valid for?

    As technical SEO constantly evolves, your skills can quickly become obsolete. That’s why your certificate is valid for one year — you’ll need to retake an exam in order to stay certified.

  • My certificate has expired. How do I renew it?

    Getting a new certificate if your old one has expired is simple. All you have to do is revise the courses to make sure your technical SEO skills are up to date, and then retake the relevant exams. Once you successfully pass an exam, you’ll get a new certificate valid for another year.

  • Are the Learning Path training materials free?

    Yes, all of the courses and lessons in this learning path are absolutely and forever free.

  • Are the exams free?

    Yes! We don’t charge you for taking the exams on this Learning Path, nor for receiving your certificates.

  • Is it free to renew my certificate?

    Yes, it’s completely free to renew your certificate.

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