What Defines an SEO “Expert?”

Oct 4, 2007 • 8:46 am | comments (3) by twitter | Filed Under Search Engine & SEO Theory
 

Search Engine Optimization, or SEO, is such an exciting field, in my opinion, because it constantly changes. What works today may not work in six months or even three weeks. Practitioners of full time SEO can attest to the fact that they have to constantly keep up with algorithm changes as well as the way Internet sites are structured. This makes it very difficult for someone to rightfully claim to be an expert unless they have already accepted the fact that their world is one of constant education and re-education.

A thread at Cre8asite “calls out” so-called SEO experts, but does it in a manner that is slightly more abrasive than constructive. The poster claims that the only people that should be considered SEO experts are those that work within the actual engines. By that argument that would mean that the only expert airline pilots are the engineers that design airplanes.

For an interesting read, including one of the longest responses to a forum thread that I have seen in a while, check out Cre8asite’s discussion on “SEO Expertise.” (By the way I still cringe when someone introduces me as an SEO expert – because I know that I still have plenty to learn. Perhaps I am an expert in relation to some shady SEOs out there claiming to be experts, but I truly feel that only 5-10 people in the industry really deserve this title.)

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Comments:

A Big Fan

10/07/2007 11:07 am

>>Search Engine Optimization, or SEO, is such an exiting field exciting also. Who are the 5-10? You're on my list.

chris boggs

10/08/2007 03:14 pm

lol thanks for the help with the typo. never trust Word spell checker, especially when you type as badly as I do... I am thinking you may have assumed Barry wrote this post, but if not, thanks! :P

SEO Experts

05/23/2011 05:38 am

 Good post .You’ve managed to mention some specific but simple tips for effective optimization..

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