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Houston Website Marketing Courses Begin on September 14 at HBU

Houston, Texas (Marketwire) August 10, 2009-The first of two website marketing courses will begin on September 14 at Houston Baptist University. Offered by the College of Continuing Studies, the courses are designed to provide specific Internet marketing skills and awareness.

Businesses in all sectors are relying on the Internet as an essential tool to drive traffic to their websites. Website Marketing: Part I and II are two courses designed for the web marketing novice to learn the new developments in web marketing. Part I focuses on the foundations for generating Internet visibility and traffic using techniques such as website optimization, internal and external link building and pay-per-click advertising. Part II covers more advanced techniques including press releases, blogging, social media marketing and content development. The first course will commence on Monday, September 14.

“The trend toward website marketing is of great interest to our university,” said Ritamarie Tauer, Dean of the College of Continuing Studies. “We are pleased to offer these new courses to anyone in the community who want to learn the latest trends in web marketing.”

The instructors for the web marketing courses are Houston search engine optimization and website marketing specialists, Philip O’Hara and John Holchin of Directory One, Houston’s leading website design and search engine marketing firm. O’Hara was a successful advertising consultant for 16 years assisting small business owners generate leads using the Yellow Pages. In 2004, he founded Directory One and has developed a growing number of clients whose businesses have grown as a result of key word rich website marketing. Directory One, Inc. has evolved into a full service advertising and marketing agency that also offers video production and is the leading video optimization company in the United States.

Holchin has an extensive background in publishing, international marketing management and communications and specializes in bringing new concepts to market as well as repositioning existing brands and companies. His strength is the ability to combine traditional and emerging technologies to produce quantifiable, profitable results. The first of two Website Marketing courses will take place on six consecutive Mondays: September 14, 21, and 28, and October 5, 12, and 19, from 6:00 P.M. - 9:00 p.m. Registration is available through the College of Continuing Studies by calling (281) 649-3700.

About the College of Continuing Studies at HBU

The HBU College of Continuing Studies offers courses geared for the non-degree-seeking student interested in enrichment, leisure learning, or professional development. The College's on-campus and online classes maintain the same standards as HBU's programs for degree-seeking students, with high quality, relevant courses taught by qualified instructors who have a passion for teaching and a respect for lifelong learning.

About Directory One

Directory One provides custom Houston search engine marketing services for small to medium size companies. The professional staff can design and build a website for the first time or consult on making a company’s website more effective. Directory One offers individual solutions for each client on all aspects of search engine optimization, website design, video production and web marketing.

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