How SEO and Marriage are Alike

by Gary on March 3, 2008 · 5 comments

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Been cleaning up my email tonight and I noticed an influx of comments. One that particularly got my attention was Matan Media’s comment in response to my pose regarding web hosting. Needless to say (though I’ll say it anyway), as the title of this post suggests, it got me to thinking about the similarities of SEO and marriage (or at least mine ^_^). Here’s what I came up with…

  1. They both take a lot of work.
  2. Every little thing counts.
  3. Overlooking the foundation/basics will result in critical errors in the future.
  4. Very dynamic. Just when you think you’ve got it something comes up to complicate things. You need to continuously watch the trend and tweak and adjust.
  5. Learning about it can both be frustrating and funny. In retrospect the things that seemed mind-boggling and utterly frustrating now seems trivial and even funny once you understand a certain problem.
  6. It may be hard work but once you see the results coming in nothing can replace it.
  7. It’s a commitment.
  8. Most of the things that need to be done to make it work falls under common sense.
  9. It’s crazy how many people do not see the sense in common sense and keep on using methods/habits that can be destructive when caught or at the least are fruitless.

I can go on and on with my analogies but then it would be better to find out your own take on marriage and SEO. Start posting! This should be fun. ^_^

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Wilson - leaflet distribution March 4, 2008 at 5:58 pm

I have another one.. If you get caught cheating, you can get in alot trouble, relegated to a lesser room or even banned from the house altogether

Hannah March 5, 2008 at 8:25 pm

LOL. That’s a good one.

Matan Media March 5, 2008 at 9:52 am

Hi Hannah! Feels so good to have been part of the inspiration behind this great, amusing post! The funniest thing is that it is so true! Obviously the thought had not even entered my mind when responding to your original post, but so, so true.

After reading some of the above comments, I guess my wife kinda is like Google!


a) Helps me to find anything I need (I lose stuff all the time!)
b) Sets the rules (even when I believe she shouldn’t)
c) Wants to buy everything (especially the fads)
d) Puts me in the sandbox when I’m naughty
e) Could potentially get rid of me altogether if I push things too far!

I am sure there is more, but there is work to be done! Great post! – don’t tell my wife 😉

Hannah March 5, 2008 at 8:29 pm

Hmm. Sounds like a list my hubby put together…except for C. ^_^

michaelj72 September 20, 2009 at 9:06 am

good one – many similarities, eh?
gotta say though ya gotta love your work and your partner, to some degree and to different degrees obviously, or none of it really works no matter how technically proficient or good a provider or observor or talker you, there’s gotta be that love/devotion element of some sort in work too (or ya be doing the wrong thing) – and goodness knows many of the seo people certainly seem devoted to their professions