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Working for a local SEO company?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by yensidtlaw, May 17, 2013.

  1. yensidtlaw

    yensidtlaw Power Member

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    Hey everyone.

    I was just wondering if anyone had any experience working for a local SEO company? I've found a place in my town that looks pretty good at it and have got a few clients so I contacted them to see if they have any positions available.

    I still consider myself new to SEO (as I'm sure we are all new to the algorithm updates) and just thought it might help if I had something that I could actually put on my Resume/ CV for SEO since I'm thinking about doing it on a "big business" level (working for a big business as a digital marketer or something).

    I was wondering what kind of things I would be expected to know before working for them? And what would be expected of me.

    Thanks for any advice you can offer me.
     
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    yensidtlaw Power Member

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    Also how do I put together a portfolio to show my previous SEO experience? What would they need to see?
     
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    Yensidtlaw,

    I think there is a lot you should know and I'll try to touch on all of it but hopefully some other members can help you as well.

    I think you should definitely have a firm understanding of on-site optimization techniques including content architecture, how to do keyword research, factors that affect SEO indirectly, internal linking structures and page layout.

    You should also have a firm understanding of off-site factors like how links affect a web page's ability to rank in search, the current and most effective ways to build links to a site, how social signals are affecting SEO, etc.

    Maybe you can find some more tips here,

    http://www.stateofsearch.com/getting-your-first-seo-job-how-to-stand-out/

    Best,

    Shawn
     
  4. yensidtlaw

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    Thanks a lot Shawn.

    I feel a bit more confident that I'll be able to do it now. I just doubt myself because I've been doing SEO on my own and don't entirely know if I'm doing it right, although I am getting to number 1 for a lot of long tail KW and am on 1st and 2nd pages for my main keywords. It's just hard when I know nothing about the industry on a professional level.