SearchLite - How to Recognize When It's Time to Leave an SEO Job

Table of Contents


This is an important discussion we have frequently at Uproer – when does the holiday season start for you? Once the Black Friday sales start, I’m all in for the holiday music and festivities, but we have a few Christmas year-rounders on the team who would disagree. 

We’re celebrating some recent wins in this month’s edition of SearchLite! Need a comprehensive guide on catching JavaScript issues? Catch up in Griffin’s latest article published with Moz. Looking for a podcast for the afternoon lunch walk? Kavi was featured on two different podcasts this month! Or, read up on the details of John’s talk at MNSearch this month!

It’s all here and more in the latest edition of SearchLite, let’s get started. 

A Non-Technical Guide to Diagnosing JavaScript SEO Issues 

by Griffin Roer

Key Takeaways 

  • You don’t need deep programming experience to uncover valuable opportunities to fix JavaScript SEO issues. 
  • Poor indexing is almost always a sign of JavaScript-related issues. You can check for these issues in Google Search Console’s “Discovered — currently not indexed” or “Crawled — currently not indexed” buckets.
  • Turning your JavaScript issues into recommendations requires assessing feasibility depending on your website’s content stack. This guide offers “next best” and “last ditch” solutions that align with what you’re encountering. 

[Podcast] The One Where We Discuss How to Recognize When It Is Time To Leave An SEO Job

by Women in Tech SEO, featuring Kavi Kardos 

In this episode, Kavi discusses how to recognize toxicity in the workplace and know when it's time to leave an SEO job. SEOs often find themselves isolated at work, functioning as a team of one and/or reporting to stakeholders who don't fully understand and support their goals. 

She shares how she learned to recognize the difference between constructive and non-constructive feedback, how to take accountability for failure while keeping mental health a priority, and the lessons she has taken from her experiences in managing a team herself.

[Podcast] Making a Name for Yourself in SEO

by Voices in Search, featuring Kavi Kardos

In the SEO industry, becoming known as an expert can lead to increased business opportunities. However, for those not interested in public speaking or seeking celebrity status, there are alternative strategies to establish your reputation as an SEO expert. In this episode, Kavi discusses making a name for yourself in the SEO industry.

"In trying to get your name out there in SEO, you don't have to do something just because you've seen your SEO heroes doing it. You've just got to do whatever is right for you." 

Interesting Reads

Skye Sonnega

Skye Sonnega

Skye got her start in SEO and digital marketing while interning for a startup in 2020. At Uproer, she pioneered the SEO Analyst + Copywriter position and is the company’s first internal copywriter. After transitioning to a more SEO-focused position, she is passionate about finding ways to improve the way Uproer approaches content production.

See More Insights

SearchLite - Don't Sleep on Category Page Content

This month’s SearchLite intro was written by Content Manager, Skye Sonnega Hey everyone, We recently livened up this dull Minnesota winter with two fantastic additions to the Uproer team! Eric Davison joined as a Senior SEM Analyst, and Jenny Hudalla joined as a Content Specialist. These folks are bright, hardworking, Minnesota-local, and coming in

Read More

Sr. Manager, SEO & Operations

Dave Sewich

Dave made an accidental foray into digital marketing after graduating from the University of Minnesota Duluth and hasn’t looked back. Having spent the first part of his marketing journey brand-side, he now works with the Uproer team to help clients realize their goals through the lens of search.

When not at work, you’ll find Dave staying active and living a healthy lifestyle, listening to podcasts, and enjoying live music. A Minnesotan born and raised, his favorite sport is hockey and he still finds time to skate once in a while.

Dave’s DiSC style is C. He enjoys getting things done deliberately and systematically without sacrificing speed and efficiency. When it comes to evaluating new ideas and plans, he prefers to take a logical approach, always sprinkling on a bit of healthy skepticism for good measure. At work, Dave’s happiest when he has a chance to dive deep into a single project for hours at a time. He loves contributing to Uproer and being a part of a supportive team but is most productive when working solo.

Founder & CEO

Griffin Roer

Griffin discovered SEO in 2012 during a self-taught web development course and hasn’t looked back. After years of working as an SEO consultant to some of the country’s largest retail and tech brands, Griffin pursued his entrepreneurial calling of starting an agency in May of 2017.

Outside of work, Griffin enjoys going to concerts and spending time with his wife, two kids, and four pets.

Griffin’s DiSC style is D. He’s driven to set and achieve goals quickly, which helps explain why he’s built his career in the fast-paced agency business. Griffin’s most valuable contributions to the workplace include his motivation to make progress, his tendency towards bold action, and his willingness to challenge assumptions.