• http://www.adamdince.com/ Adam Dince

    Great post Warren! Right on!

  • Cory Haldeman

    Great post! I’ve been trying to fill a seo position for some time. I always say a good SEO is one part strategian, one part statistician, one part technition and one part batman.

  • jack hunt

    Thank you for writing and formatting this article so well.

  • C Jones

    Well written. Your position title comments are interesting, but as a job seeker you also have to consider the size of the company that is using “specialist” in their job title. My experience is that if it’s a smaller company, these SEO roles are more administrative, requiring less experience. If it’s a Fortune 500 company, a “SEO Specialist” role can be far more strategic and managerial. In essence, job seekers shouldn’t let job titles with the term “specialist” scare them away.

  • Graciousstore

    The best quality to look for in any SEOer is honesty, this quality is hard to evaluate as the resume though filled with eye catching phrases of achievements will not reveal an SEO who is honest or dishonest. In addition to using the facts you stated in evaluating an SEOer, pray in your heart that the person you hire be as honest as he/she claims to be, otherwise, a dishonest SEO can mess up your SEO work for your website

  • http://www.paulbruemmer.com/ Paul Bruemmer

    Great article Warren! Thanks for sharing your insights, I learned a lot from your article. In my experience I found the SEO success
    stories have resulted from deep and wide teamwork, extending within and beyond the SEO team. The value of SEO is only as valuable as all the individuals and team/s supported, top down and bottom up. Time and time again, over and over, I see so much great talent buried and/or available throughout an organization. Individual attention, support and building group/team dynamics has often moved SEO and organic search growth beyond expectations. At the end of the day, “management style” can make or break all the other factors…hence the term “purple squirrel,” truly rare people in rare situations.

  • http://www.thesofaandchair.co.uk/ Tom Goodwin

    Nice post. Definitely agree that passion is the #1 quality to look for when it comes to interview