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Got an offer for a SEO/Linkbuilding associate

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by iagotheinsane, May 24, 2011.

  1. iagotheinsane

    iagotheinsane Junior Member

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    I've been primarily just working on my websites and reading less and less, but the offline/hybrid topic really interested me.

    I started reading books like how to get to VITO and other offline resources when indirectly, while searching for a part-time job, I typed in SEO. Wow! This truly is an emerging field. Companies are even willing to partner with you if you impress them enough.

    Anyway, I didn't really take it serious until a company posted profit-sharing and that they would train you in marketing, generating leads, etc...

    I figured what better way to get training than work for a company for a a bit and see how they really do business..

    This is good stuff....
     
  2. havingadabble

    havingadabble Regular Member

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    Interesting stuff, keep us posted on your progress. It'd be cool to see who this pans out and what twists both parties can bring to the table.
     
  3. cutemohamed

    cutemohamed Junior Member

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    Very nice. Is the company still offering training? I could use some as a starter you know.
     
  4. wannabie

    wannabie Elite Member

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    Yup - I was a software tester for a insurance firm, I over heard them having a argument about the SEO agency and they wanted to see what they were doing! I happened to do SEO as a sideline so I ran a few reports on my lunch break(thank god for remote pcs).............Bang I'm in charge of the SEO for all of our company sites!

    From that I am able to get the right software on my home PC as well(yes im allowed) and I am getting corporate experience!

    The downside is that people in the office dont get SEO, plus I get a bit obsessed with the SERPS

    Thanks to Greg for being a friendly ear on that one lol!
     
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  5. iagotheinsane

    iagotheinsane Junior Member

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    Not anymore, they only had one position open. I've never interviewed for a SEO position before and was amazed at how much knowledge I've learned since I started this in early 2010. I was initially a tad anxious if I was ready for this, but I guess I was. In fact after the interview, I felt that in some areas, I knew more than they did.

    I was able to answer all their questions, we spoke the same language...in fact, I think they refrained from asking more questions because I was able to communicate and use the words they were looking for.

    I also asked the right question and even pointed out their current page rank (did some research prior to the interview).

    The crazy thing is...they guarantee first page results so I asked them what their success rate was - they stated 100%

    I'm hoping to learn from this, I'm not doing it for the money, but for the knowledge because I can earn much, much more with my actual profession.
     
  6. jon_xx_x

    jon_xx_x Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    The key is targeting keywords that are much easier to rank on the first page.
     
  7. cutemohamed

    cutemohamed Junior Member

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    Thanks for the reply. It seems like you did your background check on the company and some effort, its great that you were rewarded for the effort you've done. Nice share