SEO can be a serious business.
From addressing technical issues to tackling the effects of “black hat” SEO, there are fires SEO pros have to put out every day to keep clients happy and their websites ranking high.
That’s where SEO memes can offer a bit of comedic relief – and a reminder to not take our work TOO seriously. In fact, some of the best SEO memes are created by SEOs themselves, inspired by the real work we do every day.
Here are some of the best, laugh-worthy SEO memes on the internet – direct from the SEO pros.
1. It’s Not Rocket Science
Is it just me or is “I make stuff rank on Google” the only explanation of SEO that resonates with anybody outside of the SEO world?
2. The Grass is Greener Where You Water It
Shiny object syndrome is real… and the desire to jump all over the place with your SEO strategy is strong. However, there’s value in focusing on quality and consistency.
3. The SEO Waiting Game
Have you ever had a client that complained because a web page didn’t appear in the SERPs five minutes after publishing it? Same.
4. Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop
Source: Chris Castillo from Propel Digital Media Service
Sometimes we break the rules. But it’s all in good fun. Right?
5. Those Damn Google Updates
Just when you think your website SEO is in check, Google rolls out another update. WHY?!
6. What About the Non-Male SEOs?
Source: @BillieGeena, pic.twitter.com/nQBWqHU4yH
It’s no secret that SEO is a male-dominated industry. And the woman and gender-diverse SEOs have had enough!
7. Uh, Sure…That Was Me
Have you ever magically increased traffic right at the start of the project? Sometimes you just have to smile, nod, and accept the praise.
8. SEO or Bust
Of course, blog posts have other value than driving organic traffic. But not optimizing with SEO best practices is leaving money on the table.
9. The Age-Old Debate
Source: Shared by @m4ttbr00ks (the creator is unknown)
Okay, but which is it? SEMRush or S-E-MRush?
10. Going, Going, Gone
Don’t leave SEO as an afterthought.
11. Striking SEO Gold
If this isn’t SEO serendipity, I don’t know what is.
12. Smells Fishy
There’s no room for scammy SEOs at this table. If you’re going to do the job, do it right.
13. “Can You SEO This Page?”
Sure, let me just wave my magic wand.
14. Subfolders > Subdomains
Source: Shared by Mark Williams-Cook from Candour and created by Dmitriy Kearo
In this household, subfolders are King, Queen, and everything in between.
15. We Don’t Get Out Much
You might be an SEO if you told friends, family, or strangers to Google a random keyword so that you could show them that your content ranks #1.
Irreconcilable differences? I think so.
17. Hi, I’m an SEO and I Can’t Stop Buying Domains
Admit it. You’ve purchased a domain or two that you most definitely did not need.
18. Unrealistically High Expectations
Source: Doug Bradley from Everest Legal Marketing
We love our clients, but sometimes the expectations are a bit unrealistic.
19. Who Says SEO is Dead?
People: SEO is dead
Also, People: *heads to Google to answer literally every question they have*
20. Say “No” to Keyword Stuffing
Source: Mile Živković
Please don’t let keyword density goals destroy your great content.
21. If We Do the SEO
Source: Faizan Fahim
All we want is to own the SERPs, so we have to do the SEO.
22. But Where’s the Budget?
Source: Shared by Grant Higginson and created by @mikeperkins_
Have you ever had a client wanting #1 position rankings on a #357 position ranking budget?
23. An SEO’s Nightmare
Checking your new client’s crawl data be like pic.twitter.com/lOytgJL561
— Lady Izzi Smith (@izzionfire) October 19, 2020
Do you ever wonder what the hell your client was thinking before you came into their life?
24. Re-optimizing is the Name of the Game
Source: Jessica Foster
If you’re not regularly investing in existing content, what are you doing?
25. Optimize Your Metadata
Source: Steven Kang from SEO Signals Lab
This is your friendly reminder to optimize your metadata.
26. How It Started vs. How It’s Going
It’s the Google updates. They’re killing us.
27. Are We the Drama?
In the words of the legendary Steve Urkel, we wonder, “Did I do that?”
28. Recipe or Novella?
Yes, it is an SEO play. Yes, it’s annoying. Yes, it currently works. But is the fluff sustainable long-term?
29. Google is a Sellout
Who is Google’s real favorite?#SEO #PPC #DigitalMarketing #DigitalMarketingMemes pic.twitter.com/ZdUQaK35Vw
— Digital Marketing Memes (@dig_mark_memes) January 24, 2022
We love SEO, but Google loves PPC. The favoritism is gross.
30. Sir, Is That True?
You might feel tempted to make up information in your blog posts, but beware. Google is more intelligent than you might think.
31. Originality Over Everything
Yeah, what he said.
32. You’re Insecure, Don’t Know What For
You know what screams “I’m insecure”?
— Carla Notarobot 🤖👩🏻💻 (@CarlaNotarobot) November 22, 2020
Those who get it, get it. Those who don’t, don’t. (But seriously, make sure your site is secure.)
33. SEMRush, ily.
In the world of SEO, SEMRush is our leader and savior.
34. How Many Signoffs?
Source: Tracy Ingram from Intention Technology
Too many cooks in the kitchen? More like “too many layers of management in the decision-making process.”
35. Google > Bing
Who is keeping Bing in business anyway?
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