Sunday, August 16, 2009

Any SEO experts out there?

The potential multiple eucalypt situation has me scouring the job ads. Full time bondage is demanded by Mr Koala.

I'm interviewing for a job as a copywriter for a SEO company. I'd love to get it; they operate from home offices, so basically I'd be able to continue working in the way I do now - except full time and with the work guaranteed and fewer admin hassles. I've written copy for a few optimised web sites, so I have some basic knowledge of what's involved.

Is anyone deeper into this than I am? Got any great tips or buzzwords or new developments I might be able to bring up in my interview?!

10 comments:

pacatrue said...

Sorry, I had to google what SEO was. Search Engine? I was guessing Social Entrepreneurship. Um, so no, no, can't help! If it's Google, I hear they have a future.

jjdebenedictis said...

I doubt I can help; all I know about website optimization is that you should actually use "alt" and "title" labels on as much as you can to up your keyword density.

Sarf's Travels. said...

The sleazy way to do it is to have an alternate page that is served to the search engine crawler.

This page contains nothing but keywords and no content. This way when Google comes along to scan your site they get nothing but pages of keywords, Porn sites do this all the time so when you search for things like "mothers day" you end up with the hard core porn page.

They do this by serving up a bunch of sentence fragments. that individually look to a computer as good key words. to a human they are utter nonsense.

"On mothers day we went to the pot, the pot has good sex with the black pie."

That is a example, google scans it and and comes up with mothers day, pots, pies, sex,... and to a computer thinks you page deals with mothers, pies, and pots. the actual page content is vastly different.

Goggle watches for these and down ranks them. How is black magic...

That was probably getting off topic. I can't remember how exactly, but I think there is a fire fox plug in that lets you brows the web, and web sites see you as a search engine crawler.

Another side not is that it also sometimes lets you see the content behind a password/ registration block. They want the search engines to index the page, but a bot can't login.

There are several web courses on SEO, looked into it briefly a while back, that teaches the basics. You may be beyond the basics, but you are probably far beyond the basics. Well that is about all I know of SEO.

Good luck.

Precie said...

I'm in the same boat as Paca. No clue. But I wish you lots of luck!!

Status update:
I managed to achieve this week's goals. Yay. :)

blogless troll said...

By an amazing coincidence, I only stumbled across this post when I was Googling "multiple eucalypt bondage guaranteed."

Robin S. said...

Heh! Bondage and Blogless.

Anyway, I have no idea what's going on with SEO. I kept thinking Seti or however you spell the big ape/man guy person...

writtenwyrdd said...

Can't help you either, but I sure sympathise for two mortgages and having to go back to work! I ended up renting out my other house and not at a profit because our sales are so bad in the area.

Chris Eldin said...

Your devoted readership is stumped but supportive.
:-)

McKoala said...

Chris, I think you've nailed it! Thank you all for stopping by - the interview is this afternoon, I'll let you know how it goes. And, as a bonus, if I manage to slip the word 'bondage' into the discussion in a completely natural fashion, I will. Although I better not mention it too often in the blog or the McK will get a bad reputation around the intrawebs.

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