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SEO Interview Questions for Candidates with 2-3 Years of Experience

SEO Job interview questions

If you are taking interview for SEO profile you must be wondering what to ask a candidate who is having 2-3 years of experience in the same field. Sometimes it happens that you ask few basic questions about SEO and close the vacancy with a less fitted person. I have concluding a list of latest SEO questions which you can use.

Latest Questions for SEO Interview for Experienced Candidate

Basic Questions:

You need to start with few basic questions as following:

  • Please tell me something about you and your profile
  • How much experience do you have in core SEO?
  • How do you plan your SEO strategy for any new project?
  • What Kind of SEO tools you use?
  • Which was your largest project till now?
  • How many indexed pages are there?
  • How do you plan and implement On-page SEO on site?
  • How do you plan and implement Off-page SEO for site after Google updates?
  • How do you keep yourself updated with latest trends?
  • What was pirate Update?
  • What was EMD update?
  • What do you know about Google’s upcoming update?
  • Do you think social media impact SEO?
  • What is Domain Authority and citation?
  • Do Page rank still matter?
  • What are the SEO ranking factors?
  • How will you do competitor analysis?
  • What is the ideal site structure?
  • What is your strong point as an SEO On-page or off page?
  • How will you rank a site without On-page? Is it possible for you?

Question related to Google Analytics:

A candidate must have aware about all function of Google analytics

  • Have you used Google analytics for your project?
  • How will you rate your knowledge out of 10?
  • Have you used custom dimension and metrics?
  • Have you used rollup property for tracking multiple accounts?
  • Have you used domain cross linking?
  • Have you implemented Goals and funnels?
  • How do you track conversions in analytics?
  • Have you implemented e-commerce tracking using analytics?
  • As an SEO which one is best for you Google analytics or Google webmasters tools?

Question related to Mobile Site:

Nowadays smart phones have been must amongst people. 50% traffic is coming on site from mobile. So a candidate must have knowledge about mobile site.

  • Have you worked on mobile site?
  • Which one responsive or separate mobile site?
  • How do you test that a site is mobile friendly or not?
  • How will you reduce the load time of a mobile site?

Image related question:

image optimization is major issue with sites which are totally dependent on images.

  • How will you rank an image in SERP?
  • How will you optimize an image?

Content Related questions:

Content is a king so one need to optimize a content very religiously.

  • Do you have experience of content writing?
  • How do you optimize your content?
  • How do you check duplicate content of site?

Internal/External and Outbound Links related question:

Links are quite important for optimizing a page that is why a candidate must be aware about all types of links.

  • How many links a webpage can have?
  • What is the difference between dofollow and nofollow links?
  • How will you check total number of Links on a page?
  • How do you earn a quality link from outer sites?
  • Which is better, text link or image link?

Random questions

  • How will you optimize a site fully made on flash?
  • How will you use iframe in your site?
  • Have your site ever penalized? If yes then how did you perform recovery?
  • What are the different methods of blocking a page?
  • Can search engine index password protected pages?
  • Have you used multiple XML sitemaps, image sitemaps and video sitemap?

If you have more questions like this, you can add in comment.

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