Year 2009

The time machine door opened, and Roger discovered that he was in a… home office? There was a young guy, maybe in his early twenties, sat at a desk. He was watching something on his laptop. Roger recognised the voice of the person speaking from the screen: it was Rand Fishkin! As he continued to watch, he noticed that Rand was talking while stood in front of a whiteboard. It had to be a Whiteboard Friday video! A very old Whiteboard Friday video!

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“Oh hey, I didn’t notice you there.” The young man paused the video and spun around on his office chair. “I’m Steve Morgan. Nice to meet you.”

“You’re watching Whiteboard Fridays?” Roger asked.

“Yeah,” Steve replied. “I’ve just started in SEO, working from home. My boss gave me two resources in order for me to learn SEO: a guide by Econsultancy, and a link to the Moz Blog. I’ve been watching these Whiteboard Friday videos for a while now and they’re really handy. If I ever get the chance to meet Rand and the Moz team, I’m gonna have to say a big thank you to them.”

“Oh cool, I’ll pass that on,” Roger replied.

“Huh?” replied Steve, confused.

“…Oh, nothing!” Roger giggled.

Steve nodded – a bit confused, but hey, what else was new? – and quickly checked his computer, but then he turned back around. “Say, how did you get in here anyway?” Steve enquired.

But Roger was already gone.

Back to the present

[Image credit – Josh Hicks]

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