• David Ostendarp

    Great post Napolean. I think this is also very pertinent information for marketing students in college to consider. As you know this industry is about 80% marketing and 20% computer technology (as noted with your #1 and #2 above), so I would encourage all students to read this post and really consider looking into this job market because I think as we saw with the recession that traditional marketing is going down the drain and SEO is gonna be the next big thing (and as a student who graduated 2 years ago, I had never heard of SEO). So college Seniors start doing your research.

  • Napoleon Suarez

    Hey, David. Thanks for your comment. You are absolutely correct. It all comes down to having a firm grasp of the basics. Also, these 7 things can be applied to any industry – fashion, sales, finance, etc. I wish you the best of luck with everything moving forward!

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  • Damian

    Great article. Thanks for the insight and honesty.

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  • Wiehan Britz

    Hi Napoleon

    Thanx for this article coz I’m a noob at the moment and it’s kinda stressful to be in this fast-moving industry.

    One thing I would like to ask you: How long did it take your before you become comfy with SEO and SEO practices?

    Keep well

  • Napoleon Suarez

    Thanks for the comment, Wiehan. I do agree with you that the industry moves at a fast pace. Research has shown that Google updates their algorithm, on average, more than once per day. That said, I don’t ever feel like I am comfortable to the point where I can stop keeping up with trends. I do feel comfortable knowing that I work with a bunch of really smart people who can help out whenever I have questions.

    One thing that has changed is how comfortable I am saying that I don’t know something. Since none of us have access to Google’s algorithm, all of us are taking educated guesses. My colleagues and my clients respect me for that. Good luck on your SEO journey. I can’t believe that it has been almost a year and a half for me in the industry and almost a year since I wrote this post.

    Take care!

  • Wiehan Britz

    Funny how your words has got a calming effect on me because I get tense when I see the work of SEO Experts and compare it to what I know. You’re right, time flies when your’e having fun. I’ve been in the industry for about 9 months now, and it’s been good. Still young at age so I’ve got some time to perfect it.

    I love your latest articles as well – very insightful.

    Do you have an email address to which I can contact you by coz I love speaking to different SEO peeps? Even a link to your facebook page will be good

    Have a great day

  • Napoleon Suarez

    Glad I could help. Give me a shout on Twitter and we can share strategies.


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