GOOGLE wants SEO Services?

Google placed a help wanted ad calling for an SEO? That is interesting. Google wants SEO services? What’s the catch?

In a recent post in Google Careers, there is a job opening calling for a Program Manager for Search Engine Optimization. Below is a small section of how the role was described.

“As a Program Manager for Technical SEO, you will work with cross-functional teams across Marketing, Sales, Product Development, Engineering and more to help drive organic traffic and business growth. You will take part in website development and optimization, help shape blog and social strategy, improve website code hygiene and define web architecture for international websites.”

Is this an old adage at work? If your adversaries are stronger than you, it is better to join the adversaries. Better known as… If you can’t beat em…join em.

Maybe it’s an appeal to the good people of the SEO world demonstrating that Google appreciates how absolutely necessary it is to support your website with SEO. Or it could be a huge PR stunt that Google planned to see just how many of us would share this unlikely post.

Whatever the reason, it was definitely a surprise and certainly blew up my twitter feed for a good portion of that day. However, that is what I love about Search Engine Optimization…you never know what to expect next.

Elaine Poller/Digital Content Director
Princeton Internet Marketing