The Hardest SEO Quiz You’ll Ever Take

by Posted @ Feb 26 2015

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In my nineteen years of working in search marketing, I’ve learned some things. The days of spam are gone. Now, you need to really know current methods of search optimization to get results. I designed this quiz to test how up-to-date your SEO knowledge is. Take it to see how you stack up.

After you finish, see the sources used in the quiz and study up on the questions you missed.

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37 Comments

  1. egon

    February 27th, 2015 at 4:36 am

    There are errors in step 10: wrong syntax: http://awesomescreenshot.com/01d4i3l1a7

    Reply

    • Bill Slawski

      February 27th, 2015 at 1:22 pm

      Thank you for pointing that out, Egon. I got the original answers from the robots.org page on meta tags but somehow our Transcription of them to the Quiz messed up. They are fixed now.

  2. James

    February 27th, 2015 at 12:30 pm

    Great quiz Bill, good for a Friday morning coffee.

    Reply

  3. Bill Slawski

    February 27th, 2015 at 1:54 pm

    Thanks, Andrew. It appears when there are lots of people taking the quiz that it slows down the server those questions are hosted upon. Sorry for the delays!

    Reply

  4. Jamie Press

    February 27th, 2015 at 7:02 pm

    Great quiz, Bill. I’ve got a lot to learn – 55%

    Reply

    • Bill Slawski

      March 01st, 2015 at 10:49 pm

      Hi Jamie,

      The point behind the quiz was to act as a learning tool. )

  5. Shariq Ehsan

    February 28th, 2015 at 8:29 am

    NIce quize Bill, did not work on my Android, had to take on desktop

    Reply

    • Bill Slawski

      February 28th, 2015 at 6:06 pm

      Thanks. Sheriq. Sorry you had problems with it on your Android.

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  7. Gabriella Sannino

    March 01st, 2015 at 10:40 pm

    Hahahaha Loved it!! I didn’t do too bad 95% not bad for this old gal. Always fun massaging that muscle on a Sunday. Hey you should up the ante and have crossword puzzles. As a matter of fact Springboard SEO does some pretty cool ones, have you seen his
    Matty’s stuff?

    Enjoy your weekend and thanks for the fun break!

    PS See living in California has already made you more fun 😉 Hahaha

    Reply

    • Bill Slawski

      March 01st, 2015 at 10:48 pm

      Thank you, Gabriella! I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed the quiz. I don’t know if I’m capable of making crossword puzzles (I guess that’s a good reason to try) I haven’t seen the ones on Springboard SEO.

  8. Max

    March 02nd, 2015 at 11:50 pm

    ‘Capitalization of letters in a urls on a site’

    As B is a valid answer, then surely this could effect the ranking of said pages if there are duplicates indexed, so A is not a valid answer.

    Reply

    • Bill Slawski

      March 03rd, 2015 at 12:13 am

      Hi Max,

      You are correct. The answer is listed as “d” for that one which says that A and B are correct. They cannot both be correct. Thank you for pointing this out.

      Bill

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  10. Mark

    May 19th, 2015 at 2:01 pm

    Yeah this just put me in my place LOL. I did not do very well at all.. Great quiz going to have one of my guys in the UK take it and see how bad he does hahha. Thanks

    Reply

    • Bill Slawski

      May 28th, 2015 at 12:14 pm

      Hi Mark,

      Thanks. Happy that it was challenging enough to send it to someone else to try it out.

  11. Ashley Varley

    July 22nd, 2015 at 9:10 pm

    Hey Bill,

    I am the friend Mark sent it to. Very challenging. I did a lot better than he did LOL.. Thanks

    Reply

    • Bill Slawski

      July 22nd, 2015 at 9:24 pm

      Hi Ashley.

      Good to hear. Thank you!

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  13. Fernando Nikolic

    January 26th, 2016 at 10:37 am

    Thanks for this, Bill.

    Reply

    • Bill Slawski

      June 20th, 2016 at 9:23 am

      You are welcome, Fernando!

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  15. ASOD

    March 08th, 2016 at 9:11 am

    That is really great quiz which made me to realise my position in SEo.Thanks for this quiz

    Reply

    • Bill Slawski

      June 20th, 2016 at 9:22 am

      You are welcome, ASOD. Happy you enjoyed the quiz!

  16. Muhammad Ali

    March 10th, 2016 at 7:19 am

    Informative! Interesting! Quality! Valuable! Fabulous! Terrific! Remarkable! Simply all the good words apply to this material! If you keep up the excellent work, thank you from the bottom of my heart as well as spirit and I will come check out once again!

    Reply

    • Bill Slawski

      June 20th, 2016 at 9:21 am

      Thank you for all of your kind words, Muhammad. They are appreciated very much!

  17. Vinay

    June 16th, 2016 at 2:45 am

    Thanks for sharing such a informative quiz. I really enjoyed it thank you again Bill.

    Reply

  18. Bill Slawski

    June 20th, 2016 at 9:19 am

    You’re welcome, Vinay,

    Glad you enjoyed taking the quiz! 🙂

    Reply

  19. Manmeet

    August 18th, 2016 at 2:51 pm

    Yes rightly said after series of Panda Penguin google updates there’s no scope of Spamming . Also its a great Quiz , I tried questions its really informative. I am seo analyst but still failed to answer few questions . Once again thanks bill for sharing.

    Reply

  20. Darel

    August 29th, 2016 at 1:51 am

    Very interesting quiz, though some questions are catchy 🙂

    Reply

  21. Etalon

    September 15th, 2016 at 1:58 am

    Uhm… what’s the purpose of that quiz anyways? 🙂

    Reply

    • Bill Slawski

      September 29th, 2016 at 12:14 pm

      The purpose of the quiz is to allow yourself to test yourself; and to introduce people to new ideas and concepts if they haven’t run across them before. I’m working on an update to the quiz now.

  22. Coralie Gillet

    December 21st, 2016 at 6:08 am

    Man, this wasn’t that easy. But great quizz, thanks for posting it.

    Reply

    • Bill Slawski

      December 21st, 2016 at 11:43 pm

      Hi Coralie

      Glad you like that quiz. There should be a new one out soon. I hope you will give it a try.

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  24. Philip

    August 08th, 2017 at 7:38 am

    Great quiz I got stumped on quite a few questions, might be back to the drawing board for me to sharpen my skills

    Reply

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