I've had a job offer to do the SEO for an ERP website.

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  1. earnestshub profile image88
    earnestshubposted 9 years ago

    Though a programmer I have an offer to see how much I can contribute to the SEO for this Enterprise company. I know they have a good range of products, and even know the solid reputation (Ist hand) of the financial software platform quite well.

    I got the offer because I kept my own business on the first page of Google for 3 years.

    I know enough to understand why I stayed on the front page, and realize that my niche was a walkover by comparison to this.
    I have already spotted a few common mistakes in their SEO, but have little idea of what they may need off page in this industry.
    Should I try? or is it all too hard?
    Thanks. Ern.

    1. Helen Cater profile image76
      Helen Caterposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Ern I think you should grasp this with both hands.What have you got to loose? If nothing it will be a new challenge for you and you can go learn something new for all us newbies who have no idea.

    2. profile image0
      sandra rinckposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Do you want to do it?  I suppose if you took it then there would be less Earnest here on hubpages and that would suck.  Plus, do you really want the stress? 

      I suppose that in my mind and with my work ethic, that working for someone else is too stressful.  But if you want to take it then take it but don't forget about us here. smile

  2. Eaglekiwi profile image77
    Eaglekiwiposted 9 years ago

    No harm in giving it a shot.
    It would be worse later on regreting or wondering 'what if?

    Its natural to feel aprehensive ,but dwell on the things you do know and the rest deal with when ya come to it.

    "Nothing ventured ,nothing gained"

    The best of luck! smile

    Thinks youll be great, remember the guys doing it now ,they all had to start somewhere...

    1. earnestshub profile image88
      earnestshubposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Hey thanks Eaglekiwi! That's encouraging. I dunno how I feel about it yet, I just got the offer tonight, but felt sure I would hear from a hubber if I posted. smile

  3. profile image43
    badcompany99posted 9 years ago

    Go for it, if you don't in years to come you will look back and regret not trying.

    1. earnestshub profile image88
      earnestshubposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Nah! I don't do regret! I may be an old geezer, but I move too fast for regret. smile

      1. profile image43
        badcompany99posted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Your hardly old and like your style on No Regrets !

        1. earnestshub profile image88
          earnestshubposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks for that BC! Nice of you to say so, and I knew you would get it. smile

  4. frogdropping profile image85
    frogdroppingposted 9 years ago

    Earnest, from what you wrote, I can't see the flaws? You clearly know your profession ... but there must be some if you're asking for opinions?

    What are they?

    *take it earnest ... take it lol*

    1. earnestshub profile image88
      earnestshubposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      There is a hell of a lot to know dear green one. smile bit scary for me at the moment. If only I knew what I don't know about it! Now that would help! smile

      1. frogdropping profile image85
        frogdroppingposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Ahhhh - then due consideration is called for. Consider well then Earnest ... and make the decision that's best for your good self smile

  5. cindyvine profile image84
    cindyvineposted 9 years ago

    Just go with your gut feeling

    1. earnestshub profile image88
      earnestshubposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Cindy! I'm so outta there!!!!!!! smile smile

      1. achase profile image54
        achaseposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        I can feel some worried feeling that you might not reach their expectation but Earnest, they trust you and maybe it's about time to prove that you are indeed worthy of the said trust.

        I got one thing to tell you:

        "You must give it a try for a true soldier does not admit defeat before the battle" ~Helen Keller

  6. livewithrichard profile image86
    livewithrichardposted 9 years ago

    I've been doing a bit of off line seo work for some local companies and I can tell you that it is a whole lot easier than doing seo for national and international companies.  Google loves local, the more local the better and they rank a whole lot quicker with less backlinking.

  7. johnr54 profile image48
    johnr54posted 9 years ago

    Go take a look at the number of backlinks their top competitors have in Yahoo site explorer, and compare that to the number that they already have.  That will give you a pretty good idea of the magnitude of the job you are signing up to do.

  8. Ultimate Hubber profile image63
    Ultimate Hubberposted 9 years ago

    Do it if you think you can do it.

    If you have an doubt about your abilities of doing SEO then don't try it. Some SEO efforts can go wrong and the results can be opposite. That might hurt your repute as a programmer too. I know this because my SEO efforts have gone opposite on a site. sad

    Just a suggestion!

  9. charanjeet kaur profile image61
    charanjeet kaurposted 9 years ago

    Im so happy to hear this for you, sure came searching for a well deserved hubber. Have to say no one came learned from the womb my mom used to say that. You will learn your way around in SEO's changing market. Best of luck and never stop believing in yourself.

  10. earnestshub profile image88
    earnestshubposted 9 years ago

    I'm still considering, but they have offered to let me ask them a few questions, so I will know more soon I hope. Thanks for your support Sandra. smile

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    mtsi1098posted 9 years ago

    I think this is a risk assessment - How comfortable are you with the risk in doing well vs. the perception of not doing well.  It sounds like something you are capable of so the only question is - What will the outcome be if you do not do well? I say go for it.

    1. earnestshub profile image88
      earnestshubposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Nice logic mtsio98, I will consider my feelings a little more deeply due to your kind observations. smile

  12. Pearldiver profile image81
    Pearldiverposted 9 years ago

    Shuffle Those Slippers there Earnest... I knew there was a reason you needed them for your B/D.

    Good on ya cobber! smile

    1. earnestshub profile image88
      earnestshubposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks mate! I may decide to shuffle both brain cells for a month or however long. smile

      1. tantrum profile image60
        tantrumposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Maybe SEO Expert Kerala can help you !
        here is an example of what he can do

        http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/19864

        I hope it helps big_smile

        1. earnestshub profile image88
          earnestshubposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks mate, but different market. smile

        2. Eric Graudins profile image60
          Eric Graudinsposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          lol

          Give me a yell if you want to talk about this Earnest.
          Cheers,
          Eric G.

          1. earnestshub profile image88
            earnestshubposted 9 years agoin reply to this

            OK thank you Eric, I will. smile
            SweetiePie with SEO it may not be any better than any of those! smile smile

      2. Pearldiver profile image81
        Pearldiverposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        We know you will.... Go hard on that.. you will create synergy & then 2 becomes 4, 4 - 8, 8 - 16 etc. You know what they say.. Don't spend your principal, make it work for you. So by the time you get to 16.. it would be smart to sub the work on a 60/40 split while you still have a sole on ya slippers smile

        Could you do me a favour at some time Earnest & tell me what you think (as an Anzac) about this http://hubpages.com/t/b7bb9
        I just want some feed back from your side of the ditch before I do the second?? Would really appreciate it mate... Cheers

        1. earnestshub profile image88
          earnestshubposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Not an expert on our involvement in WW1 but I read it, and it sounds right to me. I liked the hub, although it is not my favorite subject it kept interest and it flows well. Good work I reckon! smile

  13. tantrum profile image60
    tantrumposted 9 years ago

    earnesthub wrote:
    Thanks mate, but different market.

    Of course it is ! Such an... It was only a joke lol  go to the end of the thread lol

  14. Pearldiver profile image81
    Pearldiverposted 9 years ago

    Thank you very much Earnest... Not my favourite subject either, but an important one I believe. Take care & good luck with your contract cobber.

  15. SweetiePie profile image83
    SweetiePieposted 9 years ago

    Congratulations on whatever you decide smile.  At least you are getting employment offers off the web, and all I get are e romance solicitations, scam lotteries, and people from China asking me to buy jewelry.

    1. Pearldiver profile image81
      Pearldiverposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      You know... if you put all those things together as one.. they would look pretty good lol

  16. emievil profile image77
    emievilposted 9 years ago

    Congratulations for the job offer Earnest! I would say go for it but only you can tell if you will be able to handle this job or not. Whatever you decide, we support you 100% smile.

 
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