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What Happens When You Try and Explain to a Friend You Work in SEO


What Happens When You Try and Explain to a Friend You Work in SEO

August 20, 2013 @ 12:08 am
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Friend: “So What do you do for a living?”

Me: “I work in SEO”


Confused Friend: “Interesting…what’s that?”

Me: “Well, I guess I try and rank websites higher on Google’s search results”

shocked Excited Friend: “Oh, You work for Google!”

Me: “No not exactly.”

disappointed Me: “I work for clients who want to get more traffic to their sites and I help them do that”‘

Douchey Friend: “Really…”

skeptical Skeptical Friend: “…and how do you do that?”

Me: “I research keywords…”


…write content…”

yes go on

“…guest post…”


“…build links…”


“…create graphics…”

kanye wtf

…and do social media.” over my head Me: “Ugh…I make websites number one the search results” oh my god Intrigued Friend: “Go on…”


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  • September 10, 2013

    Haha! Nice post Matt. I feel the same way when talking with SEO clients. I explain how I am going to go about getting them to rank higher and they are left speechless. Then they say “whatever I guess we’ll see if it works” :)

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