Lee Odden

Reader Poll: What makes you love your SEO job?

reader poll

It’s pretty common knowledge that talented SEO professionals are in high demand. Agencies, companies and businesses that would not normally offer search marketing as a service are looking for SEO, SEM, copywriting, analytics and coding professionals. As a result, companies are offering a variety of enticements or perks to attract and keep quality individuals.

If you are a search marketing professional, (management, acct management, production, support) What are the perks or benefits that make you the most satisfied with your job? Note, this is not what attracts you to change jobs, but what are those perks that make you want to stay, even the oddball reasons.

What do you like most about your search marketing job?

  • The client projects are fun, interesting, challenging (24%, 18 Votes)
  • You are truly appreciated for your expertise and contributions (20%, 15 Votes)
  • Flexible hours, work from home or office (17%, 13 Votes)
  • It's all about the money (9%, 7 Votes)
  • Fun atmosphere/environment at work (9%, 7 Votes)
  • Stong leadership and vision in the company (7%, 5 Votes)
  • Coworkers that share your values and work ethic (7%, 5 Votes)
  • Paid attendance to industry conferences (5%, 4 Votes)
  • World of Warcraft - anytime, foosball, stocked fridge, etc (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Travel often or no travel at all (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Happy hour every Friday (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Benefits: generous time off, top medical, on site day care, etc (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 76

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Of course there’s no way to anticipate all the attributes of companies that make people satisfied with their job, so feel free to share your ideas on this in the comments. What makes you love your job in the search marketing industry?

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Lee Odden About Lee Odden

@LeeOdden is the CEO of TopRank Marketing and editor of Online Marketing Blog. Cited for his expertise by The Economist, Forbes and the Wall Street Journal, he's the author of the book Optimize and presents internationally on B2B marketing topics including content, search, social media and influencer marketing. When not at conferences, consulting, or working with his talented team, he's likely running, traveling or cooking up something new.


  1. Most satisfaction comes from finding my clients are gaining new business because of our efforts. Making something from nothing is fun!

  2. Hmmm. Something to think about!

  3. Man, you need to have an “all of the above” button.

  4. Avatar Lonnie B Hodge says

    It is all about winning…#1 or nada!

    Lonnie B. Hodge

  5. Avatar Tech Mentat says

    I would like to see this exact poll taken in each of the season b/c I wonder if there is a seasonality to the answer. Perhaps “You are truly appreciated for your expertise and contributions” is number one because it’s the winter, spirits are down and they to be appreciated more vs. in the summer “Fun Atmosphere” might be number one. Maybe not… either way, fun poll!


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