SEO Training – Chicago – Classes & Courses in SEO, Social Media & AdWords – Chicago, Illinois

With Chicago, the “Second City” of the United States – behind New York and behind Los Angeles – it has many opportunities for continuing education in online marketing. As part of our directory of SEO (Search Engine Optimization), social media marketing, and marketing (generally) opportunities for adult learners, here are our selections for continuing education in marketing in the Chicago area. Please note that we can provide corporate training on these topics by custom quote (minimum of 5 participants).

  • Free Directory. Use this free directory of Chicago, continuing education programs in marketing to find possible SEO, Social Media Marketing, and/or AdWords training classes. Be advised that all programs and schedules are subject to change without notice; the JM Internet Group assumes no responsibility for listings in this free directory.
  • Custom Training Quote. For a custom training quote, please call us at 510-894-6791 or send an inquiry.

Leveraging Free (and Low Cost) Marketing Education Opportunities

Chicago Skyline - SEO Training in Chicago, ILSmall business owners and marketers, entrepreneurs starting their own businesses, and even non-profits can (and should) avail themselves of free Internet marketing opportunities ranging from Google / Bing optimization to Facebook or Twitter marketing to simple tactics to use “real world” marketing to improve their performance. We at the JM Internet Group are all about learning and doing… If you know of a continuing education opportunity in the Memphis area, please contact us for free inclusion (non-profit organizations, only)!

  • Updated: February 1st 2015

Continuing Education in (Internet) Marketing: Chicago.

The institutions below provide training in Internet marketing, including SEO, Social Media Marketing, and AdWords / PPC. However, be sure to check with each institution as to their schedule of classes, as not all subjects are offered at all times. Schedules and training curricula are subject to change without notice, and the JM Internet Group assumes no responsibility of the accuracy of any program listed in this free directory!

  • The Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies at the University of Chicago is located at
    • 1525 E 53rd St
      Ste 902
      Chicago, IL 60615
      United States

    b/t Harper Ave & Lake Park Ave in Hyde Park.

Providing training since 1991, the Computer Resource Center is located in the Hyde Park neighborhood on the near South Side of Chicago. It offers full-day computer classes in the most popular software programs, including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook) as well as Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat, and Dreamweaver). CRC also provides one-on-one instruction and specialized group training upon request.

Courses are offered once a month. Level 1 courses (basic to intermediate) are usually held at the beginning of the month, and Level 2 (intermediate to advanced) are held toward the end of the month. Each course lasts 6 hours, from 9:30 until 4:30.

Summer session in Computer Science and related subjects begin Monday, June 22 and courses or programs are 3-6 weeks in length. 


  • Lewis University offers a course on Social Media Marketing, B.S. (Accelerated), atOne University ParkwayRomeoville, IL 60446-2200
  • Loyola University has six campuses throughout the Chicago metropolitan area.Loyola University Chicago, a private university founded in 1870 as St. Ignatius College, is one of the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic Universities and the only one located in Chicago.Loyola University Chicago comprises four campuses: Lake Shore (LSC), Water Tower (WTC), Health Sciences (HSC), and the John Felice Rome Center in Italy, and is home to ten schools and colleges: Quinlan School of Business, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Stritch School of Medicine, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Communication, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, School of Education, School of Law, School of Social Work, and Graduate School. Loyola also features course locations in Beijing, China; Saigon-Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Vernon Hills, Illinois (Cuneo Mansion and Gardens); and a Retreat and Ecology Campus in Woodstock, Illinois.It offers a course called Search Engines Explained at

Training Options: Chicago, Illinois, Online and Beyond

Chicago is clear across the United States from our location in San Jose, California. With plane fares estimated at $500 round-trip, plus workshop time of 8 hours and 1/2 hour of preparation time for each hour of instruction… assuming you have a group of at least 5 persons, an in-person, private workshop training in SEO / Social Media / and/or AdWords would run roughly $1000 plus expenses. So your options are to either use the continuing education resources listed above (be sure to check their course catalogs for course offerings, as these vary over time), to use online training, or to contact us for a private workshop. We also provide one-on-one training online.

Here are some fun facts about Chicago: The city was incorporated in 1837. Today it has over 200 theaters, almost the same number of art galleries, and more than 4,700 restaurants, so there is no shortage of places to eat. There are 552 parks, and 26 miles of lakefront.

  • Chicago’s nicknames include The Windy City, The City That Works, The Second City, and The City Of Big Shoulders.
  • Every year, on St Patrick’s Day – March 17th – the Chicago River is dyed green in celebration.
  • The world’s first skyscraper was built in Chicago in 1885 for the Home Insurance Company.
  • The first splitting of the atom, which led to the A-bomb and nuclear power, took place under the football stands of Staggs Field at the University of Chicago.
  • The word “jazz” was first coined in Chicago in 1914. Musicians who lived in the city include drummer Gene Krupa, and bandleader Benny Goodman.
  • Chicago is also the home of US President Barack Obama.