Is it easy to train some to complete SEO?

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  1. fredrick.molby

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    Is it easy to train some to complete SEO? Because I wondering with to invest a new employ and keep it in house or just outsource but Ideally would want to keep in-house, can anyone give me any help - as i don't know whether two sites is too much for one person?
     
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    If you are going to hire someone to do SEO for you, it's better to hire someone who already has the training. The amount of training you can give to someone is limited by your own level of knowledge. Plus, you are hiring someone to do the SEO for you so you are free to run your business - if you have to take the time to train someone, it's taking time away from running your business, which defeats the purpose.
    There are also other disadvantages to hiring someone in-house, not the least of which is their salary. then you have taxes and benefits you have to pay. For the same money, or even less, you can hire a marketing firm that will have more resources to give you a more robust marketing program, with much better results. On the other hand, there are a lot of SEO firms out there that are unethical, and do not get the job done. So, if you do hire an outside firm, do your homework, and make sure you are getting value for your money.
     
  3. Owen

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    Training someone is not that much easy... Even though they have good understanding skills, it will take time to get experienced in what they are gonna do...

    Experience is the best teacher than the white board class. As Joe Said above it will deviate your time from business. So always prefer to hire someone who has experience.
     
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    It definitely seems much easier to outsource to someone who is well trained than to train them yourself. But you could compromise by looking for an outsource person who wants to be hired full time and let them know that if they do good work that is a possibility in the future.
     
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    Right. On the other hand, you may also consider hiring people with no SEO experience - but with a related industry knowledge or degree (say IT guy or a web dev or design guy) as it may help them get a more solid experience in doing SEO once they have learned it, and makes them more like an "all-around web specialist" .. Though it is up to you actually if you would.
     
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    Outsourcing is still way better than that. There are a lot of optimizers out there.
     
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    I'm agree with you. Advanced knowledge have in IT this most easier to train about SEO.
     
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    traning is not so easy for new..
     
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    Thus all are free to give their views but i think train someone is not a bad approach if you have sufficient knowledge because you are not going to train someone to perform only one task. So it would become your right hand in future if he will admit you as a teacher not only a boss. He would have a chance to improve his skills and may be he would become more important for your business than any other trained person. Although it depends upon you it would be your decision to hire someone trained or untrained.
     
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    You could create a SOP (Standard Operating Procedure). In it you would spell out exactly what you need your employee to do. The downside is you need to be able to check to make sure the employee is doing the work correctly. The problem with SEO is how long you have to wait to see results. By the time you see results, if any, your new employee could have left. I recommend hiring people who know what they are doing for your SEO.
     
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    It's a tough decision. On one hand you are training someone to do SEO/SEM for your site, and possibly you can have a diamond in the ruff employee, who is technically worth alot more for the training.

    The other token is whether or not you'll get the results as fast as you would hiring someone who already knows what they are doing.

    2 Websites aren't that hard to handle for a single person, especially when they have a bit of practice and/or know what they are doing.
     
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    The fact that SEO is more on the technical side (on-page) and that's not easy to learn than those of marketing skills for SEO.
     
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    You can hire a person who had a good experience in SEO. If you are best in SEO and you feel that you are capable of giving training to some other person. Than you can carry on otherwise simply hire any experience person
     
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    Outsourcing is better way for you. I highly recommend it.
     
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    You can be trained in SEO. Everyone has to start somewhere. Just get some good info off the internet, read some articles on SEO, join forums for webmasters and ask advice. It will take some time but that is how I learned much of what I know.
     
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    If you want a persona to do SEO so hire a professional which don't waste your time to get what he have to do. Newbies always waste time in many questions which is annoying thing for owner :(
     
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    I'm not sure what you mean by that, but questions are always welcome here on Business Advice Forum.
     
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    If you are hiring a person to do content and link building work, it is very easy to train. But if you need someone can analysis web traffic, re-targeting, conversion and reporting, it is hard to train. Once you success train, the candidate may leave job and hunt for better offer.
     
  19. Jason520

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    Yeah, experience is very significant. Also, learning from others is important.
    Theoritical with practical.
     

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