On 22nd July 2009 my job as web 2.0 research fellow at the University of Wolverhampton finishes. As the only other webometrics research post currently available is in South Korea, and I’m not really a 9-5 office type person, I will [probably] be going into business for myself: Commercialising webometrics. Unfortunately, as there are only a handful of people who know what webometrics is and what a webometrician would do, the hunt is on for a new job title.
The most obvious job title is ‘web analyst’, although the slightly wordier ‘web analytics consultant’ would probably give a better indication of the services I can offer. Neither, however, sound particularly cutting edge, exciting, or (like webometrician) rhyme with magician! Even after I have decided on a job title I will have to select names for the services I offer. Is ‘web impact analysis’ catchy enough? Naming children seems like a piece of cake in comparison.
One thing I am sure about: I will not be a search engine optimizer offering search engine optimization! Any other suggestions welcomed.