Greenlight SEO Screening Questions

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SEO Quizzes & Trivia

Thank you for taking the time to complete these quick screening questions. The question should take no longer than five minutes to complete and will really help us assess whether you are the right candidate for the SEO vacancy at Greenlight. You have five minutes to complete the 20 multiple choice questions - that's 15 seconds per question, enough time to digest each one but not enough time to research the answers online (not that you'd do that, of course)! Good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In which of the following situations might you recommend a client delivers a 503 HTTP header response?
    • A. 

      Don't know.

    • B. 

      When page content has been re-used from another website.

    • C. 

      During site maintenance down time.

    • D. 

      When a page is being temporarily redirected to another page.

  • 2. 
    What do you feel is closest to the % click through rate (of all search traffic) received by sites ranking in position 1 of the natural search results?
    • A. 

      40%

    • B. 

      25%

    • C. 

      5%

  • 3. 
    In Excel, which function or formula is best for combining a categorised list of keywords from one source and an uncategorised list of keyword rankings from another, in order to arrive at a categorised list of keyword rankings?
    • A. 

      Pivot table

    • B. 

      =vlookup

    • C. 

      =sumif

    • D. 

      Remove duplicates

  • 4. 
    You've implemented a 301 redirect from Page A to Page B.  Which of the following outcomes is most likely to happen?
    • A. 

      Over time, all of Page A's PageRank will be migrated to Page B

    • B. 

      When Google next visits Page A, most of it's PageRank will be migrated to Page B.

    • C. 

      Over time, most of Page A's PageRank will be migrated to Page B.

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is NOT a notable Google algorithm update?
    • A. 

      Vince

    • B. 

      Florida

    • C. 

      Caffeine

  • 6. 
    Which of the following is NOT a notable Google infrastructure update?
    • A. 

      Big Daddy

    • B. 

      Jonas

    • C. 

      Caffeine

  • 7. 
    When optimising a web page, of the following options which is the least important area to include your target keywords?
    • A. 

      Page Title

    • B. 

      Meta Keywords

    • C. 

      Internal Links

    • D. 

      Body Copy

  • 8. 
    Which of the following is NOT a notable Google acquisition?
    • A. 

      Applied Semantics (semantic text processing)

    • B. 

      Doubleclick (affiliate marketing, tracking & advertising network)

    • C. 

      Beat That Quote (price comparison)

    • D. 

      Teoma (search engine)

  • 9. 
    What is the most visible website in SEO in the financial comparison sector?
    • A. 

      Compare the Market

    • B. 

      Money Supermarket

    • C. 

      The Motley Fool

    • D. 

      Beat That Quote

  • 10. 
    Who owns the social bookmarking website Delicious?
    • A. 

      Yahoo

    • B. 

      AVOS

    • C. 

      Google

    • D. 

      News Corporation

  • 11. 
    Which of the following sites famously applies the nofollow tag to all of it's outbound external links?
    • A. 

      Money Saving Expert

    • B. 

      Wikipedia

    • C. 

      SEOmoz

  • 12. 
    Which of the following could NOT be used to conduct backlink analysis?
    • A. 

      Majestic SEO

    • B. 

      Open Site Explorer

    • C. 

      Majestic 12

  • 13. 
    Which  of the following SEO tools could you employ to extract the title tags from a website?
    • A. 

      Open Site Explorer

    • B. 

      Xenu's Link Sleuth

    • C. 

      Word Tracker

  • 14. 
    One of the following algorithms is NOT owned by Google.  Which one?
    • A. 

      TrustRank

    • B. 

      Hilltop

    • C. 

      PageRank

  • 15. 
    Which firm patented the approach to web page segmentation and analysis known as "block level analysis"?
    • A. 

      Google

    • B. 

      Yahoo

    • C. 

      Microsoft

  • 16. 
    What server operating system would you expect a .htaccess file to be used on?
    • A. 

      IIS

    • B. 

      Apache

    • C. 

      Lotus Notes

    • D. 

      Mac OS

  • 17. 
    Approximately what is the maximum number of characters (including spaces) that Google will display from a page title in the SERPS?
    • A. 

      50

    • B. 

      65

    • C. 

      80

  • 18. 
    Of the following options which one typically has the biggest impact when it comes to improving page load speeds?
    • A. 

      Minimising HTTP requests by combining JavaScript and CSS files.

    • B. 

      Reducing excess white space in the source code.

    • C. 

      Coding using DIV and SPAN instead of tables.

  • 19. 
    Which of the following is the LEAST appropriate tool for dealing with duplication caused by excess URL parameters?
    • A. 

      Google Webmaster Tools

    • B. 

      Canonical Tag

    • C. 

      Robots.txt

  • 20. 
    Which of the following is not a known factor in the algorithm used to rank products in Google Product Search?
    • A. 

      Amount of product detail specified in your product feed.

    • B. 

      Price consistency between your product feed and your website.

    • C. 

      Keyword use in product title and description.