Google’s John Mueller notified a hopeful Google employee that it’s SEO apparently have it “harder than others.”
This was mentioned in a Reddit thread started by a user who wants to work at Google one day in an SEO position. The initial poster of the thread asked for assistance in achieving such a role.
Mueller reacted to the thread specifying that there are, in reality, SEOs at Google. He goes on to state that SEOs don’t have it easy at Google, and may even have it harder than other SEOs.
” We do have SEOs at Google:-RRB-. Like any larger business, it’s hard to do SEO for our properties, but it is something that some of our items check out and try to do. I believe our SEOs have it more difficult than others, but there’s not an absence of things to do.”
Why Do Google’s SEOs Have it More difficult Than Others?
Mueller didn’t state precisely why Google’s SEOs have it more difficult than others, and it seems like a strong claim to make without at least some examples to back it up. It’s most likely not something many would right away assumed to be true of SEOs who work for the business that writes search algorithms.
Unless, naturally, Mueller was describing the hiring procedure of SEOs. Because case, an argument can be made that SEOs seeking to get worked with by Google have it more difficult than people wanting to get employed by other business.
Mueller shared a link to job listings for SEO and SEO-adjacent positions within Google, and the requirements are quite steep. For instance, the chosen credentials for a Search Analyst consist of a Master’s degree or PhD in computer science, engineering, statistics, mathematics or an associated discipline.
On top of that, a Browse Analyst for Google need to likewise have multiple years of experience in SEO, job management, coding, and information analysis (to name a few things). In that case, I can see where Mueller is coming from. The roles and duties do not seem like a walk in the park either.
For what it deserves, Mueller’s talk about the Reddit thread seems deleted, however you can see a screenshot below: