<< by Stephanie Nguyen on August 13th, 2010
10 weeks later as the summer internship sun sets today, I guess you could say I’ve not only building links, but breathing them.
The more a site branches out with a link, whether it’s on a blog, Twitter, or a link directory, the more visitors and popularity it will gain. This was just one of many cardinal rules that I picked up in the intricate SEO world I stepped into. So, yes Sir. I definitely learned gained some valuable tools as an SEO intern here at Search Mojo… let the countdown recap begin!
5 minutes into the internship I was figuratively slammed in the face with a slew of acronyms that made me think I stepped into a foreign language institute. Um. Someone please call Rosetta Stone for SEO apparently we are way past Generation Y. From this experience, I say: Learn as much key information about SEO, PPC, and search engines as possible. Mine the web. For you starters in this field, you’ve stepped into another world and need to assimilate. Catch up. Luckily Search Mojo had the Search Marketing Sage blog and the Tweet Chats to help bring in some important issues and concepts. Your work will be much more valuable to you if you know how exactly you are contributing.
4 your own good, ask for help. Learn from co-workers, learn what they do and how everything functions is an interconnected web of clients, Real-time searches, algorithms, Excel spread sheets and even our favorite Specter, the 404 white screen of death. If you don’t reach out for help, you could potentially bring the company to a screeching halt—yes an extreme case. But hey, Ctrl + Z won’t always be at your side. When people ask you for help, listen. Furiously take notes. You will stay afloat this way and also know how to do the task again. It is not only refreshing to you but to others when you can run a report without asking for a slow replay of instructions.