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SEO is Like Rock and Roll, 20 Steps to Stardom

As a former Rock N Roller who rocked the Hollywood scene for many years, my transition into SEO and the work I have done over the last 7 years, has made me stop and think, SEO IS A LOT LIKE ROCK N ROLL!  …Really!!

I made a list to share to see if anyone would agree with my 20 similarities that came to mind one night while writing SEO reports and listening to Aerosmith, Rush & a little Tool.  It may not be relevant to some, but I think you SEO Rockers will get it.

1. You are always going to be kissing ass to be at the top, until you have a big budget or go Gold.

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2. You need to learn how to really play an instrument or get good at what you do eventually.

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3. Your story is super important, don’t forget how to tell it using the right words.

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4. You will eventually hate your band mates and people you work with and sleep with their girlfriends.

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5. You will be tempted by men in black hats selling drugs, scams, and sex, but that’s okay.

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6. The artists in the band will always come up with stupid ideas that sometimes work!

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7. Your boss/manager will piss you off and make you work so hard that you will eventually fire him.

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8. Once you get the gig, you will hand out 2,000 flyers to get 20 people to show up.

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9. No one will remember you unless you have that hot drug addict graphic designer redo your Band Logo.

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10. You will have to keep working harder even after you have already worked harder.

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11. Your Record Company’s hoops of fire will only get harder and more impossible as time goes on.

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12. Your fans will want you to do all these old songs you have played 8,000 times, the worst songs you wrote.

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13. You will need to know how to deal with the sound guy. He is your friend, if you piss him off you will sound like shit.

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14. You will continually turn all of your bits of notes and scribbling’s into a book that will be published after you’re dead.

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15. You need to be really fucking lucky.

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16. Your songs don’t need to have great words and lots of passion to make it to the Top 10.

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17. Make sure you have tricks, hair spray, cool clothes, and eyeliner to appear better than you really are.

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18. Make sure chicks love you, dudes are important too.

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19. You need to make sure your gigs have people there or you pay to play to no one.

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20. You need to be able to turn it up to 11, at the flip of a switch.

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