You have to be a particular type of person to take on SEO professionally…or do you? How many of the following traits do you recognize in yourself, and has your SEO affected your personality…or vice versa?
The social butterfly
Your links are mostly built through your real-world and social media contacts. Everyone knows you, but you find it difficult to keep the lines straight between ‘work’ and ‘life’. You’re always hunting down the most unlikely links, and you’re a firm believer that your strategy is great for the long term. You don’t typically build in volume, but quality.
The ruthless type
You’re totally driven and focused on your goals, and you’ll stop at nothing to get your way. You’re after results not friends, and this shows in all the work you do. You never shy away from telling people what you want, and people respect you from a distance.
You work alone, and that’s exactly how you like it. You hate cleaning up other people’s penalties and problems, and you’re confident in the decisions you make.
Most of your SEO work is done as part of a team. Everyone has each others’ backs and it’s great for bouncing round ideas, but sometimes it’s tricky if you don’t agree with the masses.
The ‘living in the moment’ type
You plan and act for what’s happening now, not what might happen in the future. You focus on rankings and keywords for the day, week or month, and whenever anyone uses the phrase ‘long term strategy’, you respond with a joke about crystal balls.
The control freak
Your worst nightmare is anyone interfering with your strategy in any way. You insist on meticulously controlling every link to and from your websites, and you’re not interested in what other people think of your actions.
The scaredy cat
You hate upsetting the status quo, so you try not to make any sudden movements when it comes to search engine optimisation. You worship at the temple of Matt Cutts, and wouldn’t dare do anything that may potentially upset him. Your rankings are usually average but consistent, and you’re happy to have a consistent position in the top ten rather than take a risk and compete with the big players in the top three.
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