LOL…WHAT?!? SEOs Have A Field Day With Google’s SEO Job Posting
The SEO industry fills Twitter with snark, jokes and plenty of reactions to the news that Google is looking for an SEO Manager.
Google is trolling! It’s like SEO inception! How ironic, Google needs an SEO!
Those are just some of the themes that emerged in the past 24 hours since we reported on Search Engine Land that Google is looking to hire an SEO Manager.
According to the job description, Google wants someone who can, “…take part in website development and optimization, help shape blog and social strategy, improve website code hygiene and define web architecture for international websites.”
The minimum qualifications include a BA/BS degree in computer science or engineering with at least two years of SEO experience; the preferred qualifications listed a “strong understanding of technical SEO” with knowledge of Java, C/C++ or Python.
The story has so far prompted about 9,000 social shares, almost four dozen comments on the article itself, and a lot of commentary on Twitter. Below are some of our favorites.
More Google juice….stay thirsty my friends. If they can't get it right is there hope for any of us? http://t.co/2o0tldZhmN
— bryangiss (@bryangiss) July 15, 2015
wait I think this is how the singularity begins? http://t.co/OI2TRshO3m
— Megan Garber (@megangarber) July 15, 2015
— Theo Maroulis (@Theo_E_Maroulis) July 15, 2015
Google have to be trolling now: http://t.co/fECyBoLydS
— Teddy Parry (@TedParry1) July 15, 2015
Oh the irony… Google Is Hiring An SEO Manager To Improve Its Rankings In Google http://t.co/IQKugojTBu
— Stefanie Grieser (@smgrieser) July 15, 2015
— Eric Wochner (@EricWochner) July 16, 2015
Google inception >> http://t.co/lUHeg48ecz
— Laura Falcetti (@laufalce) July 15, 2015
Seo inception http://t.co/oe1B6ZeXgA
— Galice Aurelian (@Sofokle) July 15, 2015
— Chris Charabaruk (@ChrisCharabaruk) July 15, 2015
— Jeffrey Enabe (@FutureBuffalo) July 15, 2015
From the Department of Redundancy…Google Is Hiring An SEO Manager To Improve Its Rankings In Google Hey SEOs! http://t.co/mbBfRbf1BX
— GeekGirlCamp (@GeekGirlCamp) July 15, 2015
Google's hiring an SEO http://t.co/XKzxfmXPrh That's comedy.
— MyCool King (@iPullRank) July 15, 2015
http://t.co/WdDI2sXO2f can't we just hardcode this up top, or create a concurrent ranking signal? yes, both. ok, well I am off to take a nap
— aaron wall (@aaronwall) July 15, 2015
IT'S THE END OF DAYS http://t.co/3B3ciiy2m8
— Alistair Potter (@tweeterpotter) July 16, 2015
— CanIRank? (@canirank) July 15, 2015
— James Yancey (@James_Yancey) July 15, 2015
— VitalStorm (@vitalstorm) July 15, 2015
You know it's bad when… Google is hiring an SEO Manager for inhouse rankings http://t.co/d2MRM9ZhEX
— Dan Taylor (@danny_taywitter) July 15, 2015
Google hiring SEO managers for its online business would be a nice April 1 article but its not http://t.co/yPU7cTqRzr
— Aditya Sanyal (@madguy000) July 16, 2015
We heard you like Google, so we're hiring an SEO to make Google more searchable when you Google Google. http://t.co/pj7gnEBkXU
— Pardot Blogger Girl (@PardotBlogGirl) July 16, 2015
I love that even Google needs professional, focused support of SEO. https://t.co/9gfYBY1nMO
— Chad Hallert (@ChadHallert) July 16, 2015
Google is Hiring and SEO Manager? Just goes to shows the validity of the service. http://t.co/zk7meNvWSw
— Pamela Ravenwood (@SedonaSEO) July 15, 2015
Those last couple tweets are representative of another common reaction: If a company like Google is hiring an SEO, it’s a testament to the value of good SEO.
If you prefer Facebook, there are also some good reactions on Search Engine Land’s original post yesterday to check out.
(Thanks to Amy Gesenhues for assistance with this article.)