You Know You’re Doing Too Much SEO When…

Couple arguing over naming their child after high search volume keywords

  1. You check the search volume in your keyword tools when naming your children.
  2. You start pronouncing “SEO” as “seeyo” like Siri.
  3. You check to see if your “SEO Is Dead” post still ranks.
  4. You dress your kids as Google penalties on Halloween.
  5. You write keyword rich poetry.
  6. You check your sites’ analytics more than your blood pressure—and you think there may be a correlation.
  7. You refuse to read books with titles longer than 60 characters.
  8. You regularly check the availability of the domain name, “” just in case they’ve forgotten to renew.
  9. When you’re asked to exchange rings at your wedding, you hesitate, fearing there could be a penalty.
  10. You complain to your doctor that your x-ray scans contain too much duplicate content.
  11. It takes you 30 minutes to give a toast to avoid putting out thin content.
  12. When your kids misbehave, they get deindexed, not grounded.
  13. Watching basketball makes you wonder what your sites’ average bounce rate is.
  14. You created a sitemap for your house.
  15. Your spouse informs you that you’re hosting dinner, but you are sure that dinner .com, .net, .org, etc. domains are already taken.

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4 Responses

  1. Hey Emory,
    I like this list. And yeah, I can relate.
    Sometimes you have to keep it simple. That is what I’m actually experimenting with, one of my blogs.
    Keeping the SEO simple, and focusing more on high quality content.

    Thanks for sharing this!


  2. Hi Emory,
    Love this! Very creative and funny! #6 is true for me. I’ve never thought of #8 but a good idea for other terms to have them checked every once in a while. You never know when someone will sell a domain name.

  3. I also appreciate good humor. This list is funny and relatable to SEO people. I always find great content on Leverable and kept coming back to stay informed. Keep up the good work.

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