Archive for August, 2010
So I have been happy to report over the past couple of years that Canada, in particular my neck of these woods, Ontario has been catching up to the UK and USA by offering good starting salary for valuable Search Engine professionals. But a quick look at Craislist today makes me wonder what is going on. Not only have good paying SEO jobs been a rare occurrence the past few months, there are some really jokers offering peanuts and I can’t image what kind of specialist or professionals they are expecting to get. Just a few weeks ago I saw an ad for an experienced link builder starting at $60k per year plus benefits – then today:
looking for a hard working (very very hard working) individual to help promote our business with twitter, facebook (various social media sites), SEO etc. Compensation: $24,000 per year + stock options
Yikes! And this one:
In-House, Full Time PPC Specialist Position!
You must have knowledge and experience of managing and running multiple PPC campaigns ( AdWords, Yahoo Sponsored Search & Microsoft Ad Center) , have client oriented approach, ability to manage numerous and changing project priorities, excellent organizational skills, team player, ability to analyze and make recommendations for client up-sells (SEO packages, PPC campaigns, web design, and more).
Compensation: $30-$40K pluse commissions based on performance
Crazy experience and high level duties for $15 an hour? Data entry people at my office make that much!!
I still have faith that Canada is catching up and today’s posts are just a brief setback. Hope everyone is having a great summer!