It's in the blood of every SEO, that want, that NEED to figure the conundrum they are currently faced with. Some of us talk out loud, some resort to swearing and head scratching.
My point is that we all take different routes to get to the end goal (which is why 3 SEOs in a room will rarely agree). What we have in common is the acquired technical ability to figure most website issues out. Many different CMS and hundres of potential obstacles or arriers to indexation to clear.
And all that before we even try to keep up with every update a search engine releases. Learn about it/test it and figure out how we keep our clients sites clear of algorithmic issues without any guidance or examples.
Being an SEO is fun, I love being one, I will always be one. And proud to be called one despite the shite that is kicking about giving us a bad name.http://oap.ninja
stemmed from a brief comment on here with a few others. The purpose was to build something fun instead of building something to rank I thought I would build an "anti-ranking" site. Hide it as much as I could and figure out how much really was being indexed despite my efforts.
I tweeted it, put it on here & "fetched as" in GWMTs.
Along the way its been picked up as a game which 50+ other SEOs have cracked so far.
The natural evolution was to push the "hiding" part even further, this even taught me new skills along the way (forcing a 418 at 6.30am resulted in a mini whoop #moop
At tje time of writing this 2 SEOs have made it onto the leaderboard for level 2 completion (kitten tickler).
And +David Sottimano
has written some very kind words about my evilness'ness. (Thanks David for the completely unsolicited linkage).http://www.davidsottimano.com/oap-ninja-fun-seo-test-challenge-skills/