42 GIFs: The Answer to Life At Search Influence, the Universe and Everything

July 23rd, 2015 by Gabrielle Benedetto

If you haven’t noticed already, we really love animated GIFs here at Search Influence. They are sent around in company-wide emails about promotions, they might appear in shared team meeting agenda documents, webinars, and presentations, and sometimes we even debate the proper pronunciation of GIF on our “Question Of The Day” board. I even asked my manager if just for one day I could respond to emails entirely via GIFs and no words. She’s still thinking about it …

All the GIFs got me thinking lately … We’re always hiring, and these newbies might be wondering what it’s like to have a Search Influence job! What would a day in the life of an Influencer look like if depicted entirely via GIFs? Check out the 42 moments below that basically all Influencers have experienced at one point, brought to you by the letters “G,” “I,” and “F!”

When one of your coworkers sends an email about the coffee pot, the dishwasher, too many dishes in the sink, the fact that no one ever cleans the dishes in the sink, or about making coffee …

When you hear “Did you try what Leigh’s mom made? It’s in the kitchen!”

When you are walking out of the kitchen as Lauren walks in with Costco-size bags of candy …

… But then one week later and the only candy left is yellow Laffy Taffy, grape Jolly Ranchers, and 3 Musketeers …

When CEO Will Scott comes running (seriously, running) through your department (for no reason) and scares the shit out of you …

When you’re trying to make an awkward keyword string fit in a resource box …

When someone is 10 minutes late to a 30-minute meeting …

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When you pull out your earbuds and you thought your music was off, but it’s not and everyone now knows you listen to “Disney’s Classics” on Pandora …

When Amy sends out an email about the most recent life-changing algorithm update …

When the client doesn’t have any edits to your content …

When a client says “I’m thinking about launching a new site”…

… and then does without telling you.

When you hit send on an email, but you really, really, really shouldn’t have …

When a client asks “Are you planning on buying links on my behalf?” (which is something we will never do …)

When your kudos is called out in a company meeting …

When you get your task list down to zero …

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When someone kicks you out of Hootsuite by accident …

When someone sends you a Google Doc and you don’t have access …

When there’s a shared spreadsheet or Google Doc that all employees are frantically adding jokes to (against the will of its creator) as you watch the joy unfold …

When you run out of Copyscape credits …

When you get excited about something then realize everyone around you has their headphones in …

When it starts to rain outside and everyone acts like they’ve never seen rain before …

When your access card doesn’t take and the door won’t open ….

When you prepped for two days for a conference call and you realize the client stood you up after you listened to hold music for 15 minutes …

When somebody else already wrote code to solve the exact problem you spent hours trying to solve on your own …

When your client starts ranking #1 organically for a super-competitive keyword like “personal injury attorney …”

When you totally screw up a project manager task, but it actually ends up working out …

When your client’s organic traffic is up when comparing year over year EVERY. SINGLE. MONTH …

How you feel after you lead your first kickoff call …

When you need to write content for a very technical/niche client and there is no information available on what they do …

When someone brings up that time when you first started and didn’t know all the search engine optimization lingo …

When someone takes forever to respond to your Gchat and you just see the three little dots that say they are typing …

When it’s your birthday and you get a card from everyone …

When you actually have a great answer for the question of the day …

When you figure something out that helps another department …

When a client’s username and password to access their site are the same as their domain name …

When somebody else uses your custom code solution to address the exact problem you spent hours writing a solution for months ago …

When GDocs, project manager, or the ticketing system decides to stop working … at 4 o’clock … on a Friday …

It’s 4:30 p.m. on a Friday and your task list has one item left to do, but YOU GOT THIS …

And finally, when that 5 o’clock Friday song comes on …

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