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How many SEO's in the world?

Any stats on how many search optimizers there are?

   
8:34 pm on Jan 22, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Does anyone know if there is any official stats or figures on the number of search engine optimizers in the world?

I would very much like to know this answer for some research i am doing but can't find any data anywhere.


Any help appreciated.
8:54 pm on Jan 22, 2011 (gmt 0)

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just like in many other fields, anyone can call themselves an SEO

there's probably only a few who actually know what they are doing

... compared to a great many who are selling an obsolete service.

you could search to see the number of results for SEO companies, but again the best wouldn't advertise themselves - leastways certainly not in a 'conventional' way
2:13 am on Jan 23, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Well the research is something that i am creating for SEO's - so anyone trying SEO would count.

I am trying to get an idea of the volume of potential clients i can sell to.
2:17 am on Jan 23, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I have heard that there are 9 million people in charge of commercial oriented websites. So, start with 9 million and work up from there.
3:06 am on Jan 23, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Brett,

According to wiki answers - the total number of commercial websites is 196,854,201 - so there would be more than 9 million people in charge of websites.

Wiki answers does not say where that data comes from which is annoying because i would expect the number to be more in the region you have given.
5:25 am on Jan 23, 2011 (gmt 0)

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netcraft released figures that show there are abou 100 million active website domains in the world. [news.netcraft.com...]

Average domain ownership runs about 10 domains for every site/owner. (figures from enom). That leaves you around 9million active site owners.