SEO and SEM for Russian search engines

SEO jobs in Russia

Yesterday I was browsing job listings in Moscow just to get an idea how much SEOs can potentially make in Russia. Salaries for SEO jobs vary depending on a company, but was really made me smile and shake at the same time is the skills required for the job!

Let us look at the SEO specialist job description posted by one of the biggest SEO companies..

Main Tasks:

  • Delivering recommendations on changes on the client’s site in order to improve indexing, drive traffic, optimizing the code and the internal structure of the site
  • Delivering recommendations in order to improve site usability and conversion
  • Delivering recommendations on how to improve website content
  • Monthly analytics reporting
  • Coordinating link building activities and analyzing link quality
  • Rapidly respond to changing algorithms of search engines

So far sounds normal…

Requirements for the candidate:

  • At least 3 years of experience working with medium to large projects
  • Excellent knowledge and experience in buying links, knowledge of all link brokers and their features – ?!?!?!
  • Excellent knowledge of web analytics systems

While Yandex is severely fighting link buyers and claiming that the ranking algorithm has almost nothing to do with links, all you need to know to be an SEO expert is still how to buy links and how to make reports! No mentions of social media, link baiting or whatever is trendy these days among SEO people..

What can be concluded from this? Do spammy links from link brokers still work as well as 3 years ago?  Is that the kind of links you are going to get from the top SEO firm in Russia? Will this ever change?… :-)


P.S. As a link buing expert you will make 2 – 4,5K USD.

Anna Oshkalo

Anna is a blogger and online marketing consultant specializing in SEO and SEM for Russian search engines. To see more of Anna's posts, follow her on Twitter, or LinkedIn.

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4 Responses to “SEO jobs in Russia”

  1. Andreas says:

    Great to see someone tackle Russian seo :-) What is the time frame for that 2 – 4.5k USD?

  2. Verona says:

    hehe :-) That’s a monthly salary (base + bonus) for an SEO-specialist working for an SEO consultancy firm

  3. Tarun says:

    Hello verona, nice post !! And can you please tell me where can i find seo jobs in russia ? Is there any jobs portal ? Please help where can i find good jobs, as am looking forward to apply seo jobs in russia. As living and visiting russia is my dream.

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