Growing Demand for SEO Writers

I found an interesting statistics from a It reads, “A 2012 study on the SEO industry by Conductor, a New York-based technology, showed a 112 percent year-over-year increase in demand for SEO professionals, with salaries almost as high as six-figures ($94,000).” SEO, or Search Engine Optimization, describes a type of writing that gives businesses a maximal amount of hits on a search engine, making the business as easy to find as possible. As we find ourselves on the internet more and more with advances in technology and social media, it should come as little surprise that the demand for SEO professionals is on the rise. The salary, however, is very impressive. The Bureau of Labor Statistics quotes the median writer salary to be at $55,940 per year. Though statistics can be easy to skew, and I therefore suspect $94,000 per year to be at the upper end for SEO professionals, this annual income is still markedly higher than the median writer salary. This article comes as further evidence as to the lucrative potential that the internet holds for writers.


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