Wanted: Gamer Geek And SEO Specialist

    October 24, 2005

Want a really cool job? How about job that pays you for your knowledge of both the Internet and game consoles? IGN posted a lot of positions recently and one of those positions was for an SEO specialist for their products.

Here’s the job listing:

SEO On-Page Optimization Specialist

Location: Brisbane, CA


Identify top searched gaming and entertainment keywords.

Outline and spec on page optimization improvements for each property in the network.

Utilize title, url, keyword proximity, keyword density and html optimization principles.

Outline and spec inter and intra network link popularity programs.

Work closely with design, editorial and engineering groups on integration.

Track search engine referrals, keyword rankings and other seo traffic metrics.


Minimum two years experience at a dedicated SEO consulting company or a position that focused on SEO.

Excellent knowledge of optimizing websites for major search engines

In depth understanding of the search engine ranking algorithm.

Specific knowledge on how to achieve top placement in Google, Yahoo, MSN and AOL.

Understanding of how search engines spiders work.

Experience optimizing large web sites with content management publishing systems preferred.

Proficient with WebPosition Gold III, WordTracker & OptiLink.

Excellent Microsoft Excel skills.

Doesn’t sound too bad huh? The trick is to move out Brisbane, Ca.

IGN is a massive online entity designed to appeal in a wide variety of methods and was recently purchased by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp so the paycheck might not be too bad.

John Stith is a staff writer for WebProNews covering technology and business.