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Amazon is looking for an SEO
manage SEO for "earth’s leading online retail technology company"
Marshall Clark

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Msg#: 1645 posted 8:11 pm on Feb 2, 2005 (gmt 0)

Anyone up for the challenge?
If you go for it make sure to get a performance bonus/commission as part of your contract. Nothing worse than getting paid <$100k while making them 100's of millions.

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pendanticist

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Msg#: 1645 posted 10:28 am on Feb 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

I gotta ask this: Why would a known brand like Amazon need optimization?

www.ohgaoijfao8ytpsoihaosjidfgalsdiutaj.something_or_other, yes. But Amazon? B&N maybe, but Amazon?

Nikke

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Msg#: 1645 posted 10:46 am on Feb 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

And where do you think they would have been without both user optimisation and search enginge optimisation?

As it happens the two has historically coinceeded. Things that work for real users are just as great for SEs.

pendanticist

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Msg#: 1645 posted 11:37 am on Feb 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

In the past, sure. But are they not, what you would call branded these days?

Then again, I guess with all that they sell, the optimization could come in handy for them. One sees the Big name and tends to forget what all is entailed with a site like theirs.

edit_g

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Msg#: 1645 posted 12:30 pm on Feb 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

I gotta ask this: Why would a known brand like Amazon need optimization?

I'd venture to guess that around 30% of their traffic comes from search engines. It would be very silly indeed for them not to have somebody to look after it.

larryhatch

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Msg#: 1645 posted 1:05 pm on Feb 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

I hope they don't go spamming old blogs. -Larry

claus

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Msg#: 1645 posted 1:09 pm on Feb 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

*lol* that surely sounds like a money for nothing job - with raw material like that just about anything will be a piece of cake :)

On a more serious note - as the biggies start to get more involved in this field you guys that run the smaller enterprises will get a hard time. I do see a trend coming although it's still somewhat rare for a major portal to do this, and even more rare for big media, but they will do it at some point.

edit_g

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Msg#: 1645 posted 3:42 pm on Feb 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

although it's still somewhat rare for a major portal to do this

No, it's not. It's just rare for them to advertise for a job like that...

steveb

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Msg#: 1645 posted 9:50 pm on Feb 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

It's not just Amazon, but their family of sites, which includes the Imdb, one of the worst optimized sites on the planet.

Classic example of no person who is qualified to do the job should do it. Either create tens of millions of dollars of value for a insignificant salary, or make millions yourself doing it yourself. Duh.

DMacedo

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 1645 posted 11:42 pm on Feb 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

This question was raised due to a number of sites commenting on Amazon's poor URLs since about 2 weeks ago.

I trust this came to their attention, and it DOES make sense, they shouldn't let their service fall back.

Chico_Loco

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Msg#: 1645 posted 9:01 am on Feb 9, 2005 (gmt 0)

Terribly sorry - wrong forum (it's late)

walkman



 
Msg#: 1645 posted 5:27 pm on Feb 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

"I'd venture to guess that around 30% of their traffic comes from search engines. It would be very silly indeed for them not to have somebody to look after it."

Yp. Plus 30% of billions is a lot of money.

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