Bill Slawski’s Hardest SEO Quiz You’ll Ever Take – 2017 Edition

by Posted @ Jan 10 2017


Two years ago, I created a fun little SEO quiz.ย ย At the time, I thought some of my friends would get a kick out of it; it took off and now has over 3,000 completions – wow!

Given that two years in the SEO Industry is an eternity, I thought it was timeย for an update. There have been a lot of changes in the SEO Industry over that time, andย I’ve spent some time over the last few months working on this, and I hope you’ll enjoy, be challenged by, and entertained by “The Hardest SEO Quiz You’ll Ever Take – 2017 Edition”.

Thanks, and good luck.


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  1. Cristian Sepulveda

    January 10th, 2017 at 1:31 pm

    Excelent SEO quiz Bill, some Questions did call some attention and not so undestadable, for example the one of Canonical and get no index by Google. I will take the next year to
    Get 14/20 ๐Ÿ™


    • Bill Slawski

      January 11th, 2017 at 5:57 am

      Thank you, Cristian. Happy to hear you enjoyed the quiz. I will keep your words in my thoughts as I put one of these together again in the future.

  2. bharati ahuja

    January 11th, 2017 at 4:25 am

    Excellent Quiz! Scored 18/20…..

    Questions were very different from the usual quiz questions . Majority of the SEO quiz questions still include only on-page queries like questions on meta tags, alt text, etc.

    This quiz was indeed refreshing.


    • Bill Slawski

      January 11th, 2017 at 6:03 am

      Thank you, Bharati, I am pleased hearing that you found the quiz refreshing.

  3. Waqar Ahmed

    January 11th, 2017 at 7:24 am

    I can’t see the quiz. Is it available for time being.?


    • Bill Slawski

      January 11th, 2017 at 7:28 am

      Yes, it is Available presently, and has not been removed. Don’t know why you can’t see it. ๐Ÿ™

  4. Andy Kuiper

    January 11th, 2017 at 10:01 pm

    Rising SEO Rockstar – yay! ๐Ÿ˜‰ 14/20 Thank’s Bill – lots of fun ๐Ÿ™‚


    • Bill Slawski

      January 11th, 2017 at 10:57 pm

      Good hearing you had fun with it. ๐Ÿ˜€

  5. Dan

    January 12th, 2017 at 7:32 am

    12/20 much to learn!


    • Bill Slawski

      January 13th, 2017 at 8:15 pm

      Hi Dan,

      SEO is a knowledge field. There is always something to learn.

  6. Beau Pedraza

    January 13th, 2017 at 7:48 pm

    Wonderful quiz, Bill! That was the hardest 16/20 I’ve ever earned (plus, I learned some stuff along the way). Keep up the good & fun work!


    • Bill Slawski

      January 13th, 2017 at 8:14 pm

      Thank you, Beau! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Dawid

    January 14th, 2017 at 12:46 am

    Really interesting questions, inspiring to rethink Google algoritms and patents once again. Got 70% and learned a bit ๐Ÿ™‚


    • Bill Slawski

      January 15th, 2017 at 12:34 am

      Thanks for sharing how you did, Dawid. It sounds like you enjoyed the test. I really like whenever I get the chance to learn something new.

  8. Matthis Duarte

    January 16th, 2017 at 9:27 am

    Thanks for the test Bill! Very interesting questions ๐Ÿ™‚


    • Bill Slawski

      January 16th, 2017 at 10:02 pm

      Thank you,Matthias,

      Glad you enjoyed the quiz.

  9. Chad Feingold

    January 16th, 2017 at 9:56 pm

    That’s a really informative way to post content! I haven’t seen the quiz from previous years after reading the other comments. Definitely gave me a few ideas I can implement and boost engagement.

    Thanks Bill!


    • Bill Slawski

      January 16th, 2017 at 10:04 pm

      Hi Chad

      Thanks,. I had fun putting this quiz together. Good to hear it gave you some ideas

  10. Matt

    January 24th, 2017 at 10:18 am

    This is great! We need more “tests” like this since there aren’t many certificates for proof of knowledge in this field. Believe it or not, this helps. Thanks!



    • Bill Slawski

      January 24th, 2017 at 10:23 am

      Thanks, Matt. I may have to turn this into a traditional yearly quiz.

  11. Andrew Smallwood

    February 01st, 2017 at 3:18 am

    Thanks for a real challenge and backing it up with actual published data. I love when things are done correctly.


    • Bill Slawski

      February 02nd, 2017 at 1:21 pm

      You’re welcome, Andrew.

      I’m happy to hear that you enjoyed the quiz.

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