This is just something I had on my mind today and finally decided to take some time to put it down on paper! I love what I do for a living, but every once in a while I get asked a question that makes me take a step back and say (to myself of course) WTF?
I get asked silly questions all the time, or at least what I feel are silly questions. I wanted to see if other SEOs out there had stupid/silly/funny questions that they have been asked (and were willing to share) so I went to Twitter (of course) for a little research and asked the question –
What was the toughtest/stupidest/silliest SEO related question you have ever been asked?
I have been asked every single one of these besides the one about shingles (which is pretty tough) and it just makes me laugh. The one on here I like the most is one I have been asked many times too – “My site went live today, how come I do not show up on Google?” The one that takes the cake for me though, is this one that I got asked the question this week:
Why are my Google rankings so much better on my computer then when I look at them from other computers?
Ok, I don’t mean to trash talk, but if you are in the business, you need to get a little familiar with how search engines work – especially Google. There is a little thing called personalized search, and if you have a Google account and are logged in, it is keeping track of your actions and will bring you search results based on those actions/searches you do on a daily basis.
I bet Google enjoys fooling people, if not, then people like this should not be in business. Either way it brings up a good debate IMO, about what Google is doing to the future of search the more they keep messing around with stuff like this. I wonder how many people out there own businesses, have a Google account, never read blogs or know about personalized search and think they have amazing rankins, then wonder why no one ever goes to their site.
Thanks to @biglist @stevemullen @ShellHarris @bill_slawski and @joehall for participating. If you guys are not already – you need to be following them on Twitter. As always feel free to follow me – @Matt_Siltala on Twitter!