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Crushing Barriers to Launching an SEO Firm — Part 2: Experience

Crushing Barriers to Launching an SEO Firm — Part 2: Experience

When I started my company, I had a few solid years of SEO experience to draw on, with good references at each place of employment. I entered the industry in an entry-level SEO position with a large e-commerce company that specialized in home furnishings. Soon thereafter, the VP of technology at the company was hired by Ask.com to work as a senior product manager, and he hired me to work on Ask’s Search Quality team as a search relevancy evaluator. That Ask.com position was a year-long contract that consisted of receiving large data sets of queries and websites and having to manually rate each search result based on an extremely detailed set of evaluation criteria. A notable highlight of my employment at Ask was when I received an “adult” query and proceeded to go right ahead and evaluate all of the search results … while in class. After my time at Ask, I spent a year worki...

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