Working in SEO really can be an emotional rollercoaster. One minute you’re flying high because one of your clients just got another knowledge graph and the next you’re feeling low because someone’s rankings dropped and you’re going to have to figure out why. Although we think it’s really important to have a good time at work there’s one thing our team can agree on. We feel most other digital marketers will probably concur when we say that SEO and digital marketing is not synonymous with humour. At least, until now…
UPDATE: This blog post is now Matt Cutts approved. Don’t believe us? The proof is in the Tweeting (Yes we do know how to use Photoshop and no, we haven’t used it to make this picture):
It turns out there’s a lot of SEO humour around, you’ve just got to know where to look for it (good thing we know a bit about Google, right?) So, we’ve collected some of the best SEO and digital marketing jokes around into one handy place. We’re not promising they’re all hilarious BUT if you’re in the business we can guarantee you’ll at least break a smile while scrolling through our finds.
Let’s be clear, we’re not pretending we’re the owners or creators of these pictures, memes, jokes and videos. We’ve just used our years of finely honed SEO skills to discover them so you don’t have to. So settle down and prepare to be at least mildly amused!
Funny SEO and Digital Marketing Videos
Ever feel like non-SEO’s have literally no idea what you actually do? Well, for the most part, you’re absolutely right.
Yeah, ‘normal people’ really have no idea at all.
But how can they when we’ve basically got our own language? (We used to love Pandas).
Google have put together some pretty funny videos about web user experience too. Thinking twice about implementing recommended products on your next ecommerce site now?
We all know that if you’re going to use internal site search it has to work properly, right?
This is possibly the most ludicrous of them all, but still pretty pertinent.
Finally, we don’t like taking a dig at other forms of marketing too often but this was too good not to share from Adobe.
SEO and Digital Marketing Joke Music Videos
In all honesty, when we started writing this SEO humour piece, we never imagined we’d have a category in this blog about SEO music videos but here we are. It turns out there are some pretty talented lyricists out there who also know a thing or two about SEO. Their production values may leave something to be desired but overall we can’t fault their talent. First off…
Who doesn’t love a good Jingle Bells rework?
Introducing Charles Lewis, the SEO Rapper, and his summary of Google’s algorithm updates!
And here he is with his son spitting bars about Google’s now defunct PageRank.
Don’t forget to bookmark these digital marketing joke videos for the next time you’re halfway through a disavow document and need something to break the painful, crushing monotony.
Funny SEO Memes and Pictures
You may be surprised to hear that there are more funny SEO memes out there than we could shake a stick at. We’ve chosen some of our favourites below.
If you’re an SEO but haven’t heard of (the now unfortunately inactive) SEO Ryan Gosling we suggest you hang up your white hat right now!
Liam Neeson hates manipulative linking techniques just as much as us.
Continuing with the Taken theme Matt Cutts used to hate dodgy links too. Plus, now he works at the Pentagon you can be damn sure he’ll find you.
Even Obama knows that blog comments don’t work anymore (so why do people insist on still building them?!)
The number one rule for checking rankings, use incognito!
An oldy but a goody. With map listings and ads now taking up more real estate than ever you’re lucky if anyone will find you towards the bottom of page one let alone page two.
This one’s very reminiscent of the 50 calls we get a day asking us if we need SEO even as a digital marketing agency. We don’t Lionel, but thanks for asking.
In all honesty, if you’re the person who paid for those links, this is far from funny…
Even Kanye and Jay Z know how silly this is.
Stay classy digital marketers.
Remember the heady days of 2015 when Matt Cutts appeared in a ‘public service announcement’ about great content? The internet does…
Here’s the video for added SEO lols:
Success Kid loves it when you move up in Google’s rankings too!
Our Twitter favourites
“Moving to a new apartment reminds me to my recent migration-related SEO tasks, except that redirects need to be manually carried.” (but at least no need to bother developers after redirects QA) ? #SEO #SEOJokes
— TeaSo (@TeaSoBerlin) January 27, 2020
Just saw 301 bus turning down a road – wonder if it was being diverted? ? Will be on the lookout for a 404 bus now but I don’t think I’ll find one. #seojokes
— Anita Idisi (@Anita_Marketer) January 24, 2020
— Andrew ‘Optimisey’ (@Optimisey) October 22, 2019
— Joshua Hardwick (@JoshuaCHardwick) July 13, 2019
Redirects are a critical part of SEO…
That moment when your really, REALLY don’t want a page to be indexed…
— Jordy Noll (@Noll) January 15, 2020
Please… Don’t… Index…
— Elliot Stanion (@ElliotStanion14) October 11, 2019
Don’t’ forget, SEO is a journey not a destination…
Digital Marketing and SEO Humour One Liners
There were a lot of SEO memes out there but there were even more SEO jokes. We’ve sorted the wheat from the chaff, the cream from the crop and the so-bad-they’re-good from the so-bad-they’re, well, bad and have left you with a list of inspired SEO one liners.
How does Google decide who to hit hardest with Penguin updates? —- Flipper Coin!
What do the Pandas like to eat? —- [Bamboo] [Bamboo Shoots] [Bamboo Leaves] [Bamboo Stems]
If fish is a Penguins’ favourite food what’s its least favourite? —- SPAM
What does an SEO and part time chiropractor fix? —- Back links
A trampoline site got in touch —- Yet another client that has a high bounce rate
Billboards4U sent some good feedback —- Since starting SEO they’ve seen some real signs of improvement
What is a pirate’s favourite PPC metric? —- CT-Rrrrrrrrr
The England international football team got in touch —- They need more goals set up… And don’t want penalties
Why do SEOs love the farmer’s market? —- Lots of organic content
What’s a pirate’s favourite part of SEO? —- WebinARRRRRRRRSSSS
What do you call it when twins are pleased? —- Duplicate content
And here a few not so great ones:
Why is it wrong to have lots of Pandas in the same cage at the Zoo? —- It could be considered stuffing!
Why did the SEO expert cross the road? —- To get hit with traffic
What do you call an SEO expert who sells vans? —- Danny “SellAVan”
Why did Tiger Woods start studying SEO? —- To get his #1 ranking back
What room was Matt Cutts trying to find when he got lost at the SEO Conference? —- Room 404
What do you call a search engine with a bad marketing department? —- A Decision Engine
What do you call an SEO expert who praises Google? —- “Kneel” Patel
What do you call a game where touching the person makes them NOT it? —- Alt tag
What do SEO pre-schoolers have at break? —- Link juice boxes
Why do SEOs hate watery oatmeal? —- Thin content
And last but not least, here are a few of our favourite Social Media jokes
Me: I should do a three day social media detox
Also me: I should ask Twitter what they think of that idea
— Meghan Keaney Anderson (@meghkeaney) June 3, 2017
Because the Twitter addiction is real…
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Because it’s hard not to lose the plot when Instagram glitches…
Instagram: My life is a party.
Snapchat: My life is a quirky tv show
Facebook: My life turned out great!
Twitter: We’re all going to die.
— Mikel Jollett (@Mikel_Jollett) January 8, 2017
Everyone knows that they have a different perception of themselves on each social channel…
me: twitter is a cesspool
also me: twitter has provided 98% of my entertainment for the day
— keithlaw (@keithlaw) June 2, 2017
Going into a twitter-hole is a real thing
it’s super annoying to me when people are very good at twitter and also really good at instagram come on you can’t have both
— Marissa Emanuele (@HiThisIsMarissa) April 25, 2017
Unless you’re a social media manager
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If you know, you know
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Different perceptions on different social channels? Sounds about right…
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And not to forget, our all-time FAVOURITE…. That one-time Instagram went down and Twitter went into meltdown.
So, there you have it. We hope you enjoyed the most exhaustive list of SEO jokes and humour available on the internet today.
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