A Day in the Life of an SEO Nerd
Author’s Note: This post is not meant to be serious, at all. For a more detailed look at what I and my team actually do, check out a previous blog post entitled “What Does an SEO Company Actually Do?”
At Blue Corona, we like to think of ourselves as so much more than an SEO company. Our goal is to be our clients’ one-stop-shop for all things online marketing—from Web design to pay per click to ad tracking to content marketing and more.
Because I don’t like people thinking my amazing coworkers are spammers, I decided to start this “A Day in the Life of” blog series where I’d take you through what exactly it is that each critical person at an online marketing company does all day. Actually I’m lying. Hannah came up with this idea and I stole it.
Anyway. Who better to start the series with than the biggest SEO nerd of them all? Ladies and gentleman,
Nick has been at Blue Corona for three years now. His daily routine is often compared to that of Mark Twain and Ernest Hemingway and will be studied in personal success manuals for years to come. Here’s the breakdown:
6 a.m. – 6:20 a.m.: Get into the shower. Imagine how manly it would be to shower with cold water, James Bond style. Turn water to cold, squeal, then change back to hot.
6:20 a.m. – 6:50 a.m.: Breakfast—English muffin, tuna (no mayo), Swiss cheese, fried egg. Protein shake. Start thinking about lunch. Plan healthy meal.
7 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.: Commute the opposite way on the highway. Try not to show smug sense of self-satisfaction watching legions of cars on the other side.
7:30 a.m. – 7:35 a.m.: Arrive at the office. Marvel at how the expansion our on-again, off-again programmer’s office space mimics suburban sprawl. Wonder how long it will be until I am assimilated. Look in programmer’s fridge for lunch options.
7:35 a.m. – 7:45 a.m.: Green tea K-Cup, two packs Splenda. Wait for it to cool because beneath this tough, brooding exterior is a sensitive, fragile soul whose tongue burns easily.
7:45 a.m. – 8 a.m.: Almost lunch time. Finally.
8 a.m. – 11 a.m.: Start writing blogs. Can usually get 3-5 written in this time.
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Drive to grocery store salad bar. Remember Chinese food exists. Make detour to Chinese buffet.
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.: Return to work. Pass out for a bit. Wake up from Chinese food coma. Write rave review of restaurant on Yelp. Think about doing ethical link building for Chinese restaurants in Gaithersburg.
1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.: Write more blogs. Can usually get another 2-4 done in this time.
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.: Analyze client website data in Webmaster Tools and Google Analytics. Plan short, medium, and long term SEO strategies. Damn that Chinese food was good.
5:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.: Look at mountain real estate in the Appalachians. Plan retirement strategy to buy property.
6 p.m. – 7 p.m.: Bump into client at the gym. Client doesn’t know me by face. Keep it that way.
7 p.m. – 8 p.m.: Call fiancée. Explain to her all the hilarious things that happened in the world of SEO today. She doesn’t get it.
8 p.m. – 9 p.m.: Fantasize about cooking a delicious, gourmet dinner. End up putting chicken in a wok with a bunch of other stuff. Still comes out perfect (buy a wok).
9 p.m. – 10 p.m.: Cruise SEO and marketing message boards. Wonder what would happen if we staged a French revolution style uprising in front of Google headquarters.
10 p.m.: Bedtime. Sleep = gainzz.
Want to Apply to Be an SEO Nerd like Nick?
Editor’s Note: This blog is strictly for entertainment purposes. Nick Massa is one of Blue Corona’s top SEO campaign managers. Lest you think he actually passes out at work, take a look at some of his client’s outstanding results:
298% increase in organic traffic in two years.
535% increase in organic traffic in 9 months.
About The Author: Lexie serves as Blue Corona's Content Marketing Manager. She's also the author of our soon-to-be famous, and someday to be written white paper, "Horse Hat SEO: Giddy-Up Your Google Rankings."
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“We are very pleased not only with the end result, but with the entire process of working with Blue Corona. The amount of patience, guidance, and knowledge that they displayed throughout the whole process made them a very easy and enjoyable partner to work with. We are thrilled with our new website, mobile site, and content management system. We would recommend Blue Corona for any website development or redesign project. ”
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