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SEO Specialist Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your SEO Specialist interview, here are 30 interview questions and answer examples.

SEO Specialist was updated by on April 6th, 2022. Learn more here.

Question 1 of 30

Tell me about a mistake you made because of a breakdown in communication between you and one of your team members.

The interviewer wants to know that you can acknowledge your mistakes and understand why they happened. They do not want to hire someone who insists they've never made a mistake.

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30 SEO Specialist Interview Questions & Answers

  • Behavioral

    1. Tell me about a mistake you made because of a breakdown in communication between you and one of your team members.

  • Behavioral

    2. Can you tell me about your work ethic?

  • Behavioral

    3. We have a high-energy, collaborative culture here at Company ABC. Do you think you'd fit in?

  • Behavioral

    4. We have an in-house editor with a background in SEO who reviews most of our web content and offers feedback. How do you respond to constructive criticism of your work?

  • Discovery

    5. Why did you choose a career in SEO marketing?

  • Discovery

    6. Why do you want to work for us?

  • Discovery

    7. What are your career goals for the next five years?

  • Discovery

    8. What questions do you have for me?

  • Discovery

    9. Do you like to follow a regular routine for your workday, or do you prefer mixing up your routine?

  • Discovery

    10. Would you be available to work overtime during our busy season?

  • Qualifications

    11. What immediate changes would you suggest making to our main website?

  • Qualifications

    12. As we all know, SEO is constantly changing. How do you keep current?

  • Qualifications

    13. What CMS are you familiar with?

  • Qualifications

    14. Tell me about your background in SEO.

  • Qualifications

    15. How do you approach keyword research?

  • Qualifications

    16. Have you ever been responsible for a site getting penalized by Google? What did you learn from that?

  • Qualifications

    17. How have you utilized structured data?

  • Qualifications

    18. What is your experience with programming languages?

  • Qualifications

    19. Are you familiar with vertical SEO?

  • Qualifications

    20. What aspects of SEO do you believe you can improve on or learn more about?

  • Qualifications

    21. What are backlinks, and why are they important?

  • Qualifications

    22. Besides focusing on keyword optimization, what other methods do you use to create organic traffic?

  • Qualifications

    23. What is your understanding of content marketing?

  • Qualifications

    24. What are some black hat SEO practices to avoid?

  • Qualifications

    25. Why are you the best SEO Specialist for our company?

  • Qualifications

    26. What is an SEO audit, and how often do you prefer to implement them?

  • Scope Of Knowledge

    27. Can you explain the EAT concept?

  • Scope Of Knowledge

    28. Have you ever used cloaking as an SEO strategy?

  • Scope Of Knowledge

    29. What is the character limit for a title tag and a Meta Description tag?

  • Scope Of Work

    30. Are you interested in helping brainstorm new marketing campaign ideas, or would you like to stick with specific SEO-related tasks?