How to get a job as a SEO specialist

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A SEO specialist is a person who knows a little of just about everything there is to know about making a website effective. In making a website effective, a SEO specialist has several responsibilities. Those responsibilities include knowing the ins and outs of search engine optimization. Other key responsibilities include giving recommendations to clients on how to improve their website.
A SEO specialist can work for a company or be an independent contractor.
If you want to land a job as a SEO specialist, you should know how to work keywords on a website. So basically, you should have experience in keyword research and keyword usage. You should also have some knowledge of HTML and CSS. There are several other things you must know in order to land a job as a SEO specialist.

Instructions

  1. Become Internet Savvy and learn HTML, JavaScript, CSS, and WordPress. Most employers who hire a SEO specialist will want you to have at least a year of experience.
    If you do not have this experience, you can gain it by seeking online Internet training schools. Some of these schools do not charge such as www.w3schools.com. Best of all you can gain knowledge at no charge or at low cost. Be sure to research other ways you can acquire this knowledge.
  2. Once you have gain adequate Internet experience, you should gain knowledge of pay per click marketing, click through rate, and long tail keywords. The click through rate is part of an advertising campaign used by companies. Long tail keywords are a string of keywords or three or more keyword phrases.
  3. See if you can get an internship learning SEO. Contact different companies. Offer to intern for the company doing SEO work on their website. Interning will give you the experience you need to stand out among your competition. So in other words, interning will make you more marketable.
  4. Apply for SEO specialist jobs. You can seek job listings at different online job sites such as Career Builder, Indeed, and Simply Hired. Along with checking out these sites, you should call around to different companies as well. Remember that available jobs are not always advertised online.