A few ways to get developers to implement SEO recommendations is to be familiar with their development methodology. Developers do not like when someone disturbs them while they are doing a difficult task to ask them a question that could of been researched on Google.com. Another way is to appeal to developer’s self-interests by attempting to make your goal the same as theirs. Taking a real interest in the developer someone is dealing with will get them much closer to having their recommendations implemented.
- For SEO analysts and consultants the biggest problem usually does not center around tools, or algorithms, but around getting clients to actually commit to and use their suggestions.
- In the experience of Michael King, SEO strategist and SearchEngineLand.com writer, there is a fixated on perfection type of developer he equates with the Alderson character on Mr. Robot.
- The Alderson type of developer, according to King, implements SEO suggestions, not so much to better ranking as to be the best at what he does.
“I like to think there are two opposite extremes in web developers, and I use two of my favorite characters to personify them. One is Thomas Anderson, whom you may remember from “The Matrix” before he became Neo.”