Example of a Daily Routine for an SEO

Posted by Mark Thompson - February 17, 2010 - SEO - No Comments

Have you ever wondered what a normal day is like for a SEO?  Well, I don’t think there is such a thing.  Depending on if you are working In-House, an Agency or are a Freelancer, your role and responsibilities will vary.

However I have noticed a pattern and similarities for people in the industry.  Based on my work schedule and feedback I have gathered from others, this is a good example of the daily routine for an SEO.

8:00am – 8:30am: Check/Reply to E-mails

8:30am – 9:30am: Read/Browse/Comment on Industry Blogs, News, Tweets

9:30am – 10:00am: Start a New Blog Post

10:00am – 12:00pm: Client Work (Calls, E-mails, Onsite/Offsite SEO)

12:00pm – 12:30pm: Lunch

12:30pm – 1:00pm: Read/Browse/Comment on Industry Blogs, News, Tweets

1:00pm – 3:00pm: Client Work (Calls, E-mails, Onsite/Offsite SEO)

3:00pm – 4:00pm: Internal Strategy Session

4:00pm – 5:30pm: Finalize Blog Post, Answer E-mails, Follow Up on Tasks

5:30pm – 10:30pm:  Dinner, Tweets, E-mails, Guest Posting, Networking Events

As I said before, every SEO’s schedule is going to be a little different depending on their schedule, meetings, day of the week, responsibilities, etc…

I would love to hear from other SEOs and your daily routine.

About the Author

Mark Thompson

Mark is the creator of StayOnSearch and president of Search Creatively, a full-service Internet Marketing Company located in Raleigh, North Carolina. He also contributes to many industry related blogs including Search Engine Journal and is active on Facebook and Twitter. Follow Mark on Twitter