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Top 14 Cool New Names for Someone Who Practices SEO

Online marketing information can change quickly This article is 7 years and 341 days old, and the facts and opinions contained in it may be out of date.

It’s a beautiful irony that SEO’s have a marketing problem with the “reputation of SEO” so I thought I’d give a few suggestions on other names SEO’s can now use on their business card or website as a selling point.

  • Conversion analyzers
  • Marketing consultants
  • New Media Moguls
  • Webmasters
  • Internet marketing coaches
  • Meta-webmasters
  • Uber net project managers
  • Web strategy tour guides
  • Net marketing imagineers
  • Master link baiters
  • Mayors of web land
  • 2.0 designer developers
  • Dynamic web engineers
  • Web scientists

    Man – I spend way too much time on posts like this. Luckily I’m self-employed and no one yells at me – “Bathrober” is another one of my favorite job titles.

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    • http://www.hawaii-online-advertising.com Hawaii SEO

      I like to call it “Online Advertising” or “Internet Marketing”.

      It’s also easier to explain to the uninitiated. Everyone immediately seems to understand at least on a conceptual level what “Online Advertising” probably is. Whenever I say “SEO” they don’t seem to understand what that means.

      It lumps the entire Media Planning processes of SEO, SEM, PR, Affiliate Programs, Banner advertising, Etc, under one umbrella.

    • http://www.funkywrench.co.uk/ jetboy

      Technical Marketing Analyst was bestowed on me a few years ago, and I liked it so much I kept it. It’s pretentiousness seems wholly appropriate for the Web 2.0 era!

    • Martin Muehl

      A list apart brought up the same question for Webdesigner:
      http://www.alistapart.com/articles/proud/

      So on your next business card you should write “SEO, and proud of it!” Let’s take the reputation back!

    • http://www.semconsultancy.com/blog/ Joe Williams

      I am sure you would get a bit of stick for number 5, with folks taking out ‘link’ from the naming! hehe

    • tbo

      i like “internet marketing coach”

    • crashingflwrgrl

      How about “Search Marketing Analyst”?

    • http://www.j8seo.nl Mike Johansen | J8 Zoekmachine Marketing

      I always use Search Engine Marketeer.

    • jbgilbert

      Unless you are talking to the relatives…. then you just say I do “computer stuff”.

      That way no questions are asked!

    • http://www.abhilash.us abhilash

      How about SEOeroo? We are in the world of 2.0 these days. Shouldn’t the names be words that aren’t in the OED??

    • http://www.bizmord.com/Blog Igor M.

      Todd …. I vote for

      10. Internet marketing coaches

      Where the heck is my whistle !?!?!?

    • Solomon Rothman

      People love semi-humorous top ten lists. Great link bait. Marketing consultants is a nice name, considering a lot of what SEO is now concerns creativity and traditional viral marketing tasks with new technology.

    • http://theluk.blogspot.com Luke

      In Germany we use Internet Marketer …

    • http://www.presellpageman.com Presell Page Man

      I just prefer “Owner” :-)

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    • http://www.reddoor.biz Faris

      How about “Searchgeons”…Dr. Malicoat has a nice ring to it!

    • http://www.terrababy.nl Dirk-Jan – Zoekmachine Optimalisatie

      How about Meta Information Analysist ?

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    • http://designbyreese.com Reese

      Inspired by Faris’ searchgeons idea:
      “searchomologist”

    • Laurence

      How about Website Polisher ?

      Polishing webmaster work ;) because they too busy developing of course!

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