It’s irritating when people ask you about your education, result and job, at least for me it is!. Especially when they asked what do I do? I humbly replied, “SEO”. And the next question without even waiting for a second is, “What is SEO”? This is probably the more common question then “What is your name”?
Without the discrimination of any experience or age or anything all the SEOs will defiantly gonna agree me that this is the most common question as per their professional life. “What is SEO”? lol… and every time we need to play the same recording, the definition available on Wikipedia in order to stay away from other interrogative questions.
Every time we need to start like, “Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process of improving the visibility of a web site or a web page in search engines via the "natural" or un-paid ("organic" or "algorithmic") search results.” Normally people do not ask any question after this in order to maintain the impression that I can understand whatever you said.
I still remember the 1st time I started the internship of SEO and tell my mother about it, she said, “(esy-hi-ho) in English “of no use”. Though it is funny to some extent, but very irritation when you are in love with the search industry or even you like it.
Once I tried to make my younger brother understand about what I do! I said look you Google things right? You get the top 10 listings on the 1st page right? Yes, he said. What I do is I work over the website in such a way that it can get the top 10 rankings in Google from that particular term. (For me I guess it was pretty much cleared) He said, “So, by this you mean you cheat Google...Right?” Damn!
On, my first salary I took my few friends for the treat and as usual hey asked the same question and I find the easy way out and start the SEO rhyme (a definition for wiki) once again. As soon as I finished one of my friend said, “whatever!... you got the good salary right! Now treat us”
I remember, once my office friend decided to resign and I asked a valid reason for that? He said, “Man every time I decided to learn a new technique the next day Google change its algorithm!” He probably hates Google for this but I love it.
I don’t really get any idea to by pass this most common question of my life which always makes me irritated. Do you have any idea? Please speak up!