Insight into the SEO Link Building profession

Nowadays new job fields are being created on an almost daily basis in the digital realm, thanks to concepts like SEO (Search Engine Optimization), Google Adwords and Adsense and social media websites like Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin. SEO Link building  is one of those fields that made its appearance in the digital employment realm a few years ago and it’s grown into one of the most challenging professions. Today I’m giving you insight into this field.

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What exactly is SEO Link Building?

SEO Link Building can be defined as the process of establishing relevant, inbound links to a website which helps the website achieve higher ranking with the major internet search engines (like Google, Bing and Yahoo) and drives targeted web traffic to the website.

SEO Link Building is important for companies that want to be found online when someone punches in keywords for services / products that they offer. SEO Link builders who use ethical practices for the links that they build give the companies the edge over competitors in their respective industries. In the digital age that we live in now it could mean life or death for their business.

The rules and ethics of SEO Link Building have a tendency to constantly evolve and change, making this one of the most challenging and interesting digital fields to work in.

What skills are required to become and SEO Link Builder?

First of all you need to have a passion for online and digital. If you have excellent written and interpersonal communication skills, a curiosity about anything and everything, awesome organizational skills, a creative mind, a really hard work ethic, the ability to understand why you need to build links and the willingness to try new techniques and listen to feedback, SEO Link Building might just be the field for you. It’s hard work, so if you are a person that gives up easily, then this might not be the field you should work in.

Do you need to study to become a SEO Link Builder? 

There are courses that you can do, but you don’t have to fork out money. Anyone can become an SEO Link builder. All the knowledge you need to be an excellent link builder is just a quick internet search away. There are a lot of resources available online about SEO Link building. Some companies also provide in-service training for SEO Linkbuilders.

We recently spoke to Gary (Who is an SEO Link Builder by profession). He provided some useful tips and insight for all the prospective Link Builders out there. Watch the video below (which is part of our  YouTube#YouWantMyJob series)

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Check out the latest listings for SEO jobs on Job Mail.  If this is not your field, remember to keep your CV updated and browse for jobs in your field and apply for them on our website.

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Henno Kruger

Digital Marketing Channel Co-ordinator / Blogger at Job Mail

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3 Responses

  1. nkosinathi says:

    I can doing it for a job because I know how to internet all etc

  2. terrence says:

    I think this would be fun to do course in currently studying graphic an advertising design

  1. Feb 16, 2014

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