Feature Suggestion: Make All Self Claimed SEOs Take a 100 Question SEO Test
This idea came about following on from Razzy's thread on Should we still title ourselves as SEO's? Because a lot of people class themselves as "SEOs" or "SEO Experts" on SEOClerks. But how can you really know? How can you tell?
When it comes to SEO you want to hire the right person for the job. Someone with the true skills, experience and knowledge in and of SEO.
One way of sort of "sorting the men from the boys" would be to make people who claim to be an SEO on SEOClerks (whether as listed as a skill or selling an SEO service) is to make people answer a series of questions on SEO. With each question being multiple choice and getting harder and harder as they go on. Then finally the score rate shown on the sellers profile.
So if there was 100 questions and the person got 50/100 right then it would show something on their profile like SEO Course Score: 50/100.
It would have to be built into SEOClerks somehow I guess and is probably a mammoth task. But it could have a lot of valuable and practical benefits.
First for the buyers who are buying SEO services, they could see from the score of that test that they know a lot about SEO. And for the seller as well who does and can show that on his/her profile to give buyers, more confidence they are the right one for the job.
I think it would be a cool feature but not make it mandatory for everyone. Because SEO is made up of so many different things, you don't have to know a lot about SEO and all the different things there is to it and that go with it to know one or two of those things and be good at doing them.
But it would have to be set so that they could only answer the question once. So you'd have to make sure you know the answer before you submit it as there's no going back and retaking the course again. Although perhaps that could be an option too?
The questions could start real simple and fairly easy at first but then get harder and harder with like scientific diagrams and formulas or stuff like that for the later questions that only a true professional SEO would know.
But their score would show on their profile letting people know how much they do actually know about SEO and whether or not what they say when they say something like "I am an SEO expert with 10 year SEO experience" you'd be able to see just how true that is from the answer of their SEOClerks SEO Test.
What do you think of this feature?
Would you take the test?
Should it be make mandatory for all people who sell SEO services?
Or should it only be optional only?
It would definitely shake things up a bit don't you think?