14 Things Only Digital Marketers Will Understand

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Owen Whitcombe

Senior SEO Specialist

Do you work in marketing and sometimes feel that no one understands you, or what you do with your time? Well, you’re not alone. We understand you.

And to make you feel appreciated, here are 14 things that only SEOs will understand. Welcome to the digital marketing club:

1. You get spammed by spammers

Do you get emails or comments on your blog from agencies offering millions of links to boost your rankings instantaneously? It’s so, so tempting to reply with a picture of some classic tinned meat.

2.You want to be meta tag man

If only for the cape.

3. You hurt when you look at a new website for the first time

You really don’t need 7 H1s, do you?

4. You hate pandas and penguins

Yes, pandas and penguins are cute. But you don’t like them. There’s just too much history that cannot be erased.

5. You love a disavowing quest

There are so many different methods of doing this, yet it still isn’t quick and easy. But in a sick way, it’s fun.

6.You’ve got keywords on the brain

It’s hard to switch off and step away from the keyword research after a while. Even a joke has multiple versions.

7. You forget to filter

You finish a report and are happy to tick it off your list. Then you realise you haven’t filtered your traffic by ‘non-paid’.

8. Sometimes, just sometimes, you’d like a direct line to Matt Cutts

The baby says it better than we can

9.You find duplicate content

Oh. Oh dear.

10. You’re not a miracle worker

Most people don’t realise that your internet presence takes time. It doesn’t work at a click of a button but many of them.

11. You get too excited

When you find a really creative 404 page. Now, that is cool!

12. You take a while to learn

…that black and white animals are used to represent Google algorithms, and you never realised.

13. You know failing to plan means planning to fail

There is so much more to social media than ‘what’s on your mind?’ Planning out a social media campaign will keep you creating interesting and interactive posts.

14.You really need to be an expert

You need to know your stuff – online marketing is not easy.

Digital marketing eh. It’s a tough arena. Talk to us today about how we can help you make yours work for you. Did you understand our 14 points about SEO? No? Then you may need to outsource your digital marketing work to an digital marketing agency – like us!

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Owen Whitcombe

Senior SEO Specialist

Owen has worked in primarily Ecommerce since leaving University. Many years spent in the online sports retail arena before gaining experience in the online catering business then becoming digital marketing manager for national toy company before finding his feet in SEO. As a results driven individual Owen loves nothing more than when we can give…

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