Improve your Search Ranking on TeachStreet

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This presentation will review insight into how you can improve your profile or listings to rank higher in TeachStreet search results and other search engines. You will also learn the requirements to be a featured teacher.

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  • Improve your Search Ranking on TeachStreet

    1. 1. Get Found How to rank higher in TeachStreet search results & on Google too! help@teachstreet.com
    2. 2. Learning Objectives  After reviewing this presentation you will be able to: 1. Improve your profile or listing to rank higher in TeachStreet search results 2. Understand the requirements to be a featured teacher 3. Rank higher in Google Search results 2
    3. 3. What are TeachStreet Search Results?  A listings of relevant results in 3 tabs: – Classes – Teachers – Articles  Each tab ranks results based upon relevance, teacher quality (based upon # of and quality of reviews), # of active listings and other criteria such as having a photo and match to  Both classes and Teachers have a the query itself. “Featured Teacher” listing where one qualifies. 3
    4. 4. How we rank results  TeachStreet search results are primarily ranked by relevance to the search query. Listings Teachers Articles • Relevance is determined • Relevance is determined • Relevance to search by by category associated query - match to listing title, with Teacher relevancy • Recency of post - subject of listing, match to query • Images (or videos) - subject of instructor • Results are sorted to associated with article • Listing status – active or show the most relevant (preference is given to expired? How long ago teachers who are: posts with images) did it start? - active • # of comments on - have reviews • Instructor status as article - have written posts defined by site activity: - have photos - writing article - have currently active - comments classes. - rating - # of reviews 4
    5. 5. Getting in to Google  TeachStreet profile pages and class listings appear regularly in Google Search results  Profiles and listings with detailed descriptions perform best. 5
    6. 6. Featured Teacher  Selection Criteria – Must have an average review score above 3.5 stars – Must have a photo – Must have an active class in related subject of query or subject of page – Ranks higher if teacher has articles and reviews  The top teachers who meet the criteria above are displayed on Subject pages, and rotated into the feature teacher slot 6
    7. 7. 3 ways to improve your rank  Get reviews  Have a photo  Write a snappy description – The first sentence of your “About Me” section from your profile or your listing description shows up in search 7
    8. 8. HAVE QUESTIONS? NEED HELP? Call us toll-free: (877) TEACH-70 (that's 877-832-2470) Email us: customer-service@teachstreet.com Team TeachStreet www.teachstreet.com Page 8

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