Which life is best, SEO Executive or Programmers?

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Sometime i have not decided which is better programming or SEO.
I have share this question many times with my programmer friends and SEO friends, both reply every time different.

Programmer says SEO is not right activity b'coz every SEO executives whole day perform copy & paste activity & you will earn limited salary. Change your field & join programming.

SEO executive says SEO is a right choice for life balancing. You know every time programmers think in breaks & at home & sometime in dreams. programmer job are not stable job.

Please show me right path, which is best SEO or Programmers. B'coz i have little bit knowledge about SEO & Programming.

Which country best for SEO jobs?
#executive #life #programmers #seo
  • Profile picture of the author nettiapina
    The coders and SEOs you know don't seem too bright. Why'd they say something that stupid? Those guys only exist in your imagination, don't they?

    SEO is very far from copy-paste, and the best internet marketers get the salary they ask for. Get to a programming lead or specialist position, and your job stability is as good as it gets. Both fields are information intensive so your job may follow you to home the exact same way.

    It's not about countries, but you should be reasonably fluent with the language your clients use.
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    • Profile picture of the author IamJeez
      Originally Posted by nettiapina View Post

      The coders and SEOs you know don't seem too bright. Why'd they say something that stupid? Those guys only exist in your imagination, don't they?

      SEO is very far from copy-paste, and the best internet marketers get the salary they ask for. Get to a programming lead or specialist position, and your job stability is as good as it gets. Both fields are information intensive so your job may follow you to home the exact same way.

      It's not about countries, but you should be reasonably fluent with the language your clients use.
      Specialist or Generalist. The old debate. In a lot of cases being a generalist is a good thing. A CMO can be a generalist, making lots of money, asking specialist for advice on building the strategy.

      When you are an entrepreneur, eventhough you might specialize in one thing, you wear several hats.

      I agree with you. Especially when you are up and coming, it's probably best to be a specialist.

      But even then, most entrepreneurs can't be picky about this. Not from what I have experienced in my life so far. Both the generalist and the specialist can make lots,... and become very happy in the process.

      More then happy to hear another opinion about this.
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      • Profile picture of the author nettiapina
        Originally Posted by IamJeez View Post

        Specialist or Generalist. The old debate. In a lot of cases being a generalist is a good thing. A CMO can be a generalist, making lots of money, asking specialist for advice on building the strategy.
        Good point. As you pointed out entrepreneurs tend to be generalist at least to an extend, and that has yielded some of my most interesting gigs. However, I personally find it rewarding in itself to be a specialist. If your chosen profession is not totally obscure you tend to be a sought-after potential employee after a few years.

        The field of programming is more established than internet marketing, and the companies tend to be larger in size. Or at least that's the case around here. That allows for more specialization for an individual. However, there's several internet marketing companies and marketing departments that are big enough.
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        • Profile picture of the author IamJeez
          Originally Posted by nettiapina View Post

          Good point. As you pointed out entrepreneurs tend to be generalist at least to an extend, and that has yielded some of my most interesting gigs. However, I personally find it rewarding in itself to be a specialist. If your chosen profession is not totally obscure you tend to be a sought-after potential employee after a few years.

          The field of programming is more established than internet marketing, and the companies tend to be larger in size. Or at least that's the case around here. That allows for more specialization for an individual. However, there's several internet marketing companies and marketing departments that are big enough.
          I agree. I like to specialize too. You get less trapped in information overload and you can become one of the best while others try to be jack of all trades.

          On the other hand,

          Say I want to focus on SEO, now I am also looking at buzzsumo to figure out new subjects for my content to write about. SEO and Content are almost one these days.

          Then I realise, to get traffic faster to my blog, company or ecommerce shop, I might be smart to promote more on social media to get that traffic faster.

          Which brings me to learning more about AdWords.

          Also, when we look at the overall goals for a company it can differ. But lets say we are focusing on branding, now SEO isn't that interesting. Social Media becomes more interesting.

          Traffic? SEO

          Sales? Adwords.

          (generalizing a lot here)

          So that's nice about specialisation.. When people want more traffic, they ask for you. But once you are talking with a client,

          and conversion become the topic....

          Even conversion has an influence on SEO.

          Isn't Digital marketing not specialized already?

          Is there such thing as a specialist within the sub-worlds of Digital marketing, or is Digital Marketing a specialism on itself?
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  • Profile picture of the author AadhyaMehra
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    Both are good in their own places . But it's totally depend up on your interest .
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    • Profile picture of the author wefixseo
      Yeah aadhya you are absolutely right but seo provides the equal oppurtunity both to the girls as well as to the boys.
      Regards wefixseo
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      • Profile picture of the author ksummers
        Originally Posted by wefixseo View Post

        Yeah aadhya you are absolutely right but seo provides the equal oppurtunity both to the girls as well as to the boys.
        Regards wefixseo
        Funnily enough programming presents an equal opportunity to women these days. From a female former software engineer who never experienced a barrier to employment or learning in the field.
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    • Profile picture of the author shastaarenburg
      Originally Posted by AadhyaMehra View Post

      Both are good in their own places . But it's totally depend up on your interest .
      I agree with you.
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  • Profile picture of the author geeksonrepair
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    Yes,i agree with Aadhya it totally depends upon your interest because now a days both are beneficial for your better career growth.
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  • Profile picture of the author alysehubbard
    I am a SEO Executive, in my experience i would like to tell you that SEO Executive job will the most best for the present world to earn more money in a very short period and also, i would like to mention that any countries from Asian continent side and USA will be the best suitable places for SEO jobs.
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  • Profile picture of the author guttulus
    According to me.Programmer life is better because
    Programmer
    do a different on regular day .
    Learn new coding create logic on website.
    Mind is sharp and creative.
    and good think is that future is bright with best salary package .

    and other
    SEO
    Copy paste in regular day.
    Not creative and sharp mind.
    always ha-deck about ranking traffic.Google update.
    not good future in this filed and salary also matter.
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    • Profile picture of the author IamJeez
      Originally Posted by guttulus View Post

      According to me.Programmer life is better because
      Programmer
      do a different on regular day .
      Learn new coding create logic on website.
      Mind is sharp and creative.
      and good think is that future is bright with best salary package .

      and other
      SEO
      Copy paste in regular day.
      Not creative and sharp mind.
      always ha-deck about ranking traffic.Google update.
      not good future in this filed and salary also matter.
      Hi,

      please show me some numbers to back up your claim that SEO is not good for the future.

      Because,

      according to the research that is done, the perspective for SEOs is actually pretty good

      https://moz.com/blog/2015-online-mar...ndustry-survey



      If so many agencies sell SEO/SEA.. You know how much the war for the talent will be?

      Simple suply and demand. Good SEOs can ask a lot.
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    • Profile picture of the author nettiapina
      Originally Posted by guttulus View Post

      SEO
      Copy paste in regular day.
      Not creative and sharp mind.
      always ha-deck about ranking traffic.Google update.
      not good future in this filed and salary also matter.
      Wow, someone this clueless actually exists! I stand corrected.

      I'm not sure what can you copy-paste around. Any examples? Do you even have any idea what SEO is about?

      Not creative? SEO can be anything from finding link sources to copywriting if you so choose. You can collect massive datasets with automation tools, analyze stats, find trends, etc.

      If you know your stuff I'm pretty sure that there's a bright future ahead. You can either start as an entrepreneur - much harder in programming, because clients want continuity - or try to find a marketing agency. There's a ton of those just in the area I live in.
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  • Profile picture of the author GinFab
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    • Profile picture of the author madlee
      Both SEO Executive or Programmers performs important role in website. But its depends on you what do you like codding or seo...
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  • Profile picture of the author MiguelPerkins
    I will be voting for SEO executive it will be give for smooth life and also it is very esay task so SEO Executive is the very best one.
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  • It depends upon your thinking.
    As per my opinion, both are playing a crucial role in website.
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  • Profile picture of the author Hemanth Malli
    For the coming years digital marketing plays a very important role in the market. So choose your career as an SEO executive.
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  • Profile picture of the author sophiarivera07
    Thanks you so much for your valuable answers.
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  • Profile picture of the author iron123
    I would say SEO Executive would be easier than being a programmer.
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  • Profile picture of the author manojte
    I know the best life is web development because i am a seo executive and i know my life. that's why i understand seo person feelings..
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
    Seriously, this is probably the dumbest thread I have read all month.
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  • Profile picture of the author MRseo007
    i always think what i want ? actually seo and programmer profession very good profession but which profession you like or you hurt want that was very important.
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  • Profile picture of the author windrider07
    Depends on what you like doing. What do you have a passion for? What do you LOVE doing everyday? What are you GREAT at?

    Programming:

    - Can be tedious
    - Learning and mastering one or more programming languages
    - Long work hours
    - Fixing bugs which can be a nightmare

    SEO
    - Can also be tedious
    - Learning and mastering different techniques and strategies across different fields (SEO is a broad industry)
    - Work hours can be look depending on how many sites you have to manage
    - Nothing is really a pain in the ass unless you a website that has crappy SEO and you have to take weeks or months to optimize it


    So when it comes to lifestyle and salary, it depends on how good you are and where you live. I'm an SEO with familiarity in programming. BOTH are important fields to have.
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    • Profile picture of the author KylieSweet
      Originally Posted by windrider07 View Post

      I'm an SEO with familiarity in programming. BOTH are important fields to have.
      At what side you are most specialize, Programming or SEO?
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      • Profile picture of the author windrider07
        Originally Posted by KylieSweet View Post

        At what side you are most specialize, Programming or SEO?
        SEO is my specialty. I'm an analyst (at least that's what I've been told) and could be an executive if I wanted to but being an executive has a lot of responsibility.

        I always told people I am a specialist because I never knew the big difference between specialist and analyst.

        I know basic programming. I can edit code and make websites, but not really advanced. I can understand why programming is important and why it can be a pain in the ass.

        You can program the best website in the world but without SEO, it won't go anywhere. You can SEO a site and it MAY go somewhere but you will need a programmer to compete and go to #1 ranking.
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        • Profile picture of the author KylieSweet
          Originally Posted by windrider07 View Post

          SEO is my specialty. I'm an analyst
          Originally Posted by windrider07 View Post

          I always told people I am a specialist because I never knew the big difference between specialist and analyst.
          I'm wondering you don't even know the difference between specialist and analyst.

          Originally Posted by windrider07 View Post

          You can program the best website in the world but without SEO, it won't go anywhere. You can SEO a site and it MAY go somewhere but you will need a programmer to compete and go to #1 ranking.
          In the team its not only the programmers but also the designers, and the content writers that will be working together to become an effective team in the company.
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  • Profile picture of the author KylieSweet
    Originally Posted by guttulus View Post

    According to me.Programmer life is better
    SEO
    Copy paste in regular day.
    Not creative and sharp mind.
    always ha-deck about ranking traffic.Google update.
    not good future in this filed and salary also matter.
    Originally Posted by nettiapina View Post

    Wow, someone this clueless actually exists! I stand corrected.
    I'm not sure what can you copy-paste around. Any examples? Do you even have any idea what SEO is about?
    Obviously, @guttulus is one sided and @nettiapina, it only proves that he doesn't know everything about SEO.

    Programmers and SEOs has different specialties but in the same industry to work well.
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  • Profile picture of the author AmberWhite
    Actually, both of them were playing lot of challenges in their careers so career wise it won't be differ since they were in programming field they got immediate results for their work but in SEO it may take huge time to get results compared to them. So according to me whatever field you had chosen you must be technically strong with that role and sure you will get enough salary as per your needs.
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    • Profile picture of the author nettiapina
      Originally Posted by AmberWhite View Post

      Actually, both of them were playing lot of challenges in their careers so career wise it won't be differ since they were in programming field they got immediate results for their work but in SEO it may take huge time to get results compared to them.
      Try working as a part of a huge team building custom enterprise solutions. The actual program may ship months from now, you're several rounds of testing and QA away from even getting your code to the code base, and everything needs to be thoroughly documented. Sure, I guess you see the code working in your test environment in case that's enough to keep you happy.

      By comparison: if you start seeing ranking changes in a few weeks you've actually done something that already has a real outcome, and potential to help the bottom line.

      SEO and SEM agencies often report back every month so they at least need to have some steps they've taken.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mehwish84
    Both play an important role Developer make and design website whether SEO get on top Google Result
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  • Profile picture of the author PBScott
    Search Engines are programs, and part of becoming a programmer normally includes the study of algorithms and search engines.

    This can help you with greatly with SEO. Not just because you might have an understand of the algorithms, but also because an understanding of both SEO and Programming can allow you to build very SEO friendly websites.

    In the long term I believe a programmer's position is more stable.
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