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May I call myself a SEO Expert or not?

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by shutzu, Mar 5, 2007.

  1. TatiAnA

    TatiAnA Active Member

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    #21
    Rankings could change in just a blink of an eye. That happened to me before, i was shocked to see my 3 year old domain rank #1 in google, and then disappeared totally from the SERP after 2 days.
    SEMrush
     
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    monsterclips Banned

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    #22
    Thats sad , Really . To think all the time, hard work and effort people
    put into getting to the top10.
     
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  3. thegypsy

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    #23
    SEO expert - snicker - snicker.... ok let's try the logical path;

    So I'd have to say no. In the end though, I personally wouldn't have the constitution to actually refer to myself as one, even though I have worked on a multitude of sites in a variety of markets.

    I prefer ' Professional ' -

    The 'expert' or 'guru' or whatever tags, really don't mean squat... so who cares? Are you profiting from your SEO abilities? GREAT!! Then job well done!
     
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    #24

    That's the best answer EVER! I hate it when my boss refers to me as a "guru".

    Here's to Logic, friend!
     
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  5. acclaim

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    #25
    The real question is how much money have you made? A SEO expert by definition is someone who can make a living of optimizing sites to gain traffic. When you can make a living from it -- you're the expert.
     
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  6. coolsitez

    coolsitez Well-Known Member

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    #26
    Right on buddy. Some folks look at the title but others can discern something deeper than that. Like I said, if people want to call you whatever, let them do so. Going after any title is like self-promotion. If you really are an SEO-expert or whatever, people will eventually know it. No need to proclaim anything.
     
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  7. Janna122003

    Janna122003 Banned

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    #27
    SEO expert for me is someone who always update knowledge in SEO tactics and brings success to the site that he/she optimize. It's really hard to define expert in SEO because everyone has different style of optimization.
     
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  8. rzvagelsky

    rzvagelsky Well-Known Member

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    Joesy Peon

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    #29
    Congratulations on how far you've come.

    But yes, what really counts is how many people are searching for those keyword terms.
     
    Joesy, Mar 5, 2007 IP
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    MattUK Notable Member

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    #30
    No, being a self proclaimed 'expert' or guru' makes people sound like an ass.
     
    MattUK, Mar 6, 2007 IP
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    terryuk Notable Member

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    #31
    What about 'don' :p
     
    terryuk, Mar 6, 2007 IP
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    AGLOCOPH Well-Known Member

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    #32
    You can not be called
    expert if you do not
    share or teach others
    of how you doing it.
    It does not matter how
    many sites you have
    being optimized..
    An expert is the one who
    has the ability to share
    the secrets of what he learned.
     
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    Old Welsh Guy Notable Member

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    #33
    An Expert is someone who has mastered their trade above most others in the field.

    More importantly though for me is the WHY!

    Why do you feel the need to refer to yourself as an expert?
     
    Old Welsh Guy, Mar 6, 2007 IP
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    SEOLinker Banned

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    #34
    I think that will give a boost to his ego:)
     
    SEOLinker, Mar 6, 2007 IP
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    #35
    If you were really an expert you wouldn’t have posted that question in the first place in the thread starter because I guess experts are quite confident about their capability and know exactly what they are doing.
    Once you start reaching all your targets successfully in the field of SEO then may be you could call yourself an expert and that will be the day when you’ll not bother of asking others about it. ATB :)
     
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    bochgoch Peon

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    #36
    ;) No you can't now get on with your work....
     
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    #37
    success of a site ( good traffic & sales, stable ranks ) for SEO is a great goal i think. Tt feels good, more than having a trophy.
     
    jaguar-archie2006, Mar 6, 2007 IP
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    #38
    good job. keep it up MR.seo expert.
     
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    #39
    Call yourself whatever the hell you want. Read Winning Through Intimidation by Robert Ringer. And don't look back. I'm an SEO noob, yet I probably make more per month doing SEO than most SEO "experts".

    M
     
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    #40
    That is one hell of a claim ;)
     
    Old Welsh Guy, Mar 6, 2007 IP