I recently reconnected with someone who I’d worked with over a decade ago. This was shortly after I began at SwellPath as an SEO specialist (entry-level). To paint a picture of what my work was like back then, I was asked to add internal links to blog posts on a client’s website. Since I couldn’t be trusted with access to the client’s CMS (and rightfully so), I had to navigate to each blog post, copy the text, paste it into a Word document, and then annotate which keywords and phrases should link out to other pages. We all have to start somewhere.
I loved doing that stuff. But, at the same time, I wanted nothing more than to prove myself. To get to the point where I could do cutting-edge work and make a big impact on my clients’ websites. SEO was all I thought about: while I was at work, while I commuted an hour each way between Beaverton and downtown Portland, while I was trying to fall asleep.[Read more…] about Glory Days