How my First Few Months are like a Good SEO Campaign
My desk is cluttered with pens, glasses and emergency snacks and I’ve made it onto the tea run so I feel I’m pretty well settled in and comfortable in my new role as a content writer. Although I’m well initiated into the team (my song choices making it onto the playlists!) it’s hard to believe it’s only been two months since I first took my baby steps into SEO.
Now as talk around the office buzzes about the upcoming Christmas party and the well-deserved break that we get over the festive period, it seems only appropriate to look back over these past few months. As many people will reflect over the break in a bid to set resolutions that, lets be truthful, most of us won’t keep, I thought it was a perfect time to reflect over my early days and with my new found knowledge I’ll attempt to explain how it compares to a good SEO campaign.
Like your first day at school, it takes you a few weeks to get comfortable and relax with your new work colleagues, and with an office of around 100 people it was quite a daunting task to begin with. Now, I am nowhere near to knowing everyone’s names and who they are but I have successfully managed to put names to most faces and with the nice touch of the Friday evening quiz, it makes it a lot easier not just to sneakily learn people’s names but also to socialise with others that I wouldn’t get a chance to speak to in a day.
This works on a similar level to link building for an SEO campaign; if done correctly it will have huge benefits for your campaign. By gaining good quality links, you will benefit from having a reciprocal link back to your site. Just like making a friend who then introduces you to someone else in the team!
Whilst I’m hoping I made a good impression in the interview stages (can’t have been all bad they gave me a job after all!) it’s important to ensure the first impression people get of you is a good one. If I had started my first day and came across as difficult to work with or annoying, people would definitely remember me, but for all the wrong reasons.
Making an impression is important with your SEO campaign too as you could have the best campaign in the world but if you have a poor web design, people will bounce straight off your site. So taking advantage of a good web designer that can create a website that leaves your customers with a lasting impression of your business will only enhance your campaign.
As the famous but controversial Jeremy Clarkson says “On that bombshell” I’m hoping that in my first few months I’ve managed to combat my new job like you would a successful SEO campaign.