Google Is Hiring SEOs To Help Them Rank Better

Jul 16, 2015 - 8:42 am 39 by

Google Hiring SEOs

Yesterday, Google posted a job listing on their careers site for an SEO position. I kid you not! Google is looking to hire an SEO to help them "drive organic traffic," as the job description says, to their Google Cloud Platform (GCP) marketing web pages.

This SEO will specifically work with the Google Cloud Platform Marketing team and the Cloud Web Development as the "Cloud SEO program manager."

As I documented at Search Engine Land the other day, here are the requirements:

The responsibilities include:

  • Architect, design, develop and maintain innovative, engaging and informative sites for a worldwide audience.
  • Maintain and develop the web code to ensure quality, content and readability by search engines.
  • Keep pace with SEO, search engine and internet marketing industry trends and developments and report changes as needed.
  • Advise, collaborate with, and synthesize feedback from Marketing, Product and Engineering partners to push for technical SEO best practices.
The qualifications include:
  • BA/BS degree in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent practical experience.
  • 4 years of experience developing websites and applications with SQL, HTML5, and XML.
  • 2 years of SEO experience.
  • Experience with Google App Engine, Google Custom Search, Webmaster Tools and Google Analytics and experience creating and maintaining project schedules using project management systems.
  • Experience working with back-end SEO elements such as .htaccess, robots.txt, metadata and site speed optimization to optimize website performance.
  • Experience in quantifying marketing impact and SEO performance and strong understanding of technical SEO (sitemaps, crawl budget, canonicalization, etc.).
  • Knowledge of one or more of the following: Java, C/C++, or Python.
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills with the ability to dig extensively into metrics and analytics.
Most SEOs know that Google doesn't always do a great job with their on-page optimization across their divisions. This specific job doesn't require you to do link building, as you can imagine. :)

@ysekand was the first to notify me of this yesterday. Let me just share some of the funny reactions to this job posting from the SEO community:

Here are some from Facebook:

Facebook Google Seo Hire

Anyone looking for a new job? Apply over here.

Forum discussion at Twitter.

 

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