SEO Specialist

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This is a career-changing opportunity to get involved with an established agency specialising in first-class SEO, at the start of a period of rapid growth. You will work in a job where you have the encouragement and support to identify what needs to happen on your clients’ sites, the freedom to implement your SEO recommendations, and the satisfaction of seeing the results that your work delivers.

As a fully remote role or hybrid role, whatever suits you, your self-motivation will help you to deliver exceptional results for your clients, and to learn new skills that will help you to progress your career as an all-round SEO expert.

If you are enthusiastic, results-oriented and a natural problem solver ready to roll your sleeves up and get involved, you could be our perfect candidate. An excellent communicator with impeccable time management skills is a must.

 

 

BENEFITS

As well as working with a fantastic group of people, we want you to love being part of the Smart Monkey team and to enjoy a balanced approach to your work. Some of the benefits of working with Smart Monkey include:

Competitive salary and regular appraisals

We make a promise to our clients that they will be working with some of the most highly talented, skilled and experienced SEOs around, and as such, investment in our team is paramount. We offer a competitive salary and regular appraisals – if you master a new skill, achieve a personal goal or you go above and beyond, you won’t have to wait a whole year for your salary to be reviewed. The sky is the limit - if you have the drive to push yourself, we will support you and reward you all the way.

Remote working

We have an office based in West Sussex available for hybrid working, but as a digital company, we are completely set up for remote working so you can be anywhere in the UK.

Flexible working

We understand that modern life doesn’t always fit around the normal 9 to 5. Our flexi-time gives you the control to work around what is important to you.

Unlimited holiday

We don’t like the idea of you missing out on an incredible ‘once in a lifetime’ experience, or a last-minute day-trip, because of a holiday allowance. We also know that when you are working in our team, you will want to deliver outstanding work for your clients, so we trust you to know what that means and to get the balance right. We also want you at your best, so we encourage you to take at least a minimum of 5 days holiday every quarter.

Skills development

To keep your passion for SEO alive, we want you to be continually learning and growing. When we are stagnant, life is boring. We help you to look for new challenges and support you to take the right size steps to keep pushing your comfort zones and fulfil your sense of satisfaction and achievement. We will support you every step of the way, whether that is free time during your work hours to concentrate on skills development, allowances for training, courses, online subscriptions or books, and opportunities to attend industry conferences.

Office equipment

When you get started, we will make sure that you have the most efficient IT set-up for office or home working.

 

THE ROLE

With a thorough understanding of SEO techniques, you will hit the ground running by taking ownership of your assigned clients and working closely with them to implement results focused SEO strategies that improve their visibility online and help them to achieve their business goals.

You will invest the time to understand your clients, their objectives and the organic search landscape in their sector, as well as scrutinising what is and isn’t working for their competitors.

You will be proficient with finding and analysing data using SEO tools such as Analytics, Search Console, SEMRush, Screaming Frog, etc. with the ability to analyse this data to inform your strategy and select the priorities that will help your client with quick wins, together with actions that will give them longer-term gains.

You will be a dab hand at running technical SEO audits, uncovering tech issues that could be impeding the site, and you possess the knowledge and experience to be able to implement the required actions.

You know that getting the right traffic to the site is the first step and you are passionate about seeing the optimisation process all the way through to goal completion. This means you have a strong understanding of the customer journey, with the ability to audit a site from a visitor’s perspective, to plan and implement the most user-friendly site structure and to propose and brief the perfect content for each stage of the buying funnel.

As your role will encompass the full suite of organic SEO activities, you will be proficient at:

  • In-depth keyword research, analysis, URL mapping & on-site optimisation
  • Competitor SEO and content analysis
  • Technical SEO audits and implementation of required tech tasks
  • Content and user experience audits
  • Google Analytics set-up and data analysis
  • Local SEO audits, analysis and implementation
  • SEO strategy development, identifying and prioritising SEO and content actions
  • Creating clear briefs for support roles such as web developers, copywriters, digital PR and paid media consultants
  • Ongoing analysis of data, highlighting potential issues in a timely manner, recommending and implementing solutions
  • Monthly client reporting using SEO data tools
  • SEO website migration advice, support and implementation
  • International SEO advice, support and implementation

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

As an SEO Specialist, your key responsibilities will include:

Technical SEO

You will take responsibility for your client’s technical SEO, carrying out regular technical audits and implementing the technical tasks. For actions needing dev support, you will provide clear briefs and support for technical actions to be completed on the site.

SEO Strategy

You will take ownership of creating your clients’ SEO Strategy, presenting to your client, gaining approval and implementing the actions to deadline. For content improvement and creation, you will provide clear briefs for our content writers and proof content before gaining client approval. You will work closely with other consultants such as our paid media and digital PR consultants, during the strategy creation and as campaigns are delivered.

Reporting & Presenting

Although you will always have one eye on your clients’ data and reporting to spot for anything positive or negative, you will carry out monthly client reporting using the range of SEO tools we use. You will present your findings, and any actionable insights, to your client during your monthly client meeting. You will be comfortable communicating with your clients over email, telephone, video and occasional face-to-face meetings.

Communication & Relationship Building

You will live by Smart Monkey’s belief that communication is the crux of a strong relationship. You will ensure your clients always know what actions you are doing, why you are doing them, and when you have them scheduled. You will keep your client informed with progress, report on successes being achieved and highlight potential risks or issues in good time. You will actively look for, and present to your clients, any opportunities that could be of benefit to help them achieve their goals.

Organisation & Time Management

You will take responsibility for managing your workload and liaising with our team to ensure you consistently meet deadlines. You will be a stickler for time management and committed to keeping our internal client management system up to date so that our whole team can see the status of any project, at any point.

Learning & Progression

You will always be on the look-out for the latest SEO marketing trends, best practice, new ways of doing things and new tools that will benefit your clients’ websites, whilst helping you to progress your learning and skills.

 

KEY SKILLSET

We love working with SEO Specialists who have the following skills and values:

Experience

You will have 2+ years’ experience in a small to medium sized SEO agency or working hands-on in a digital marketing team. You have an excellent understanding of Google’s ranking factors and how to rank a site on the SERPs. You are proficient at working with the leading specialist SEO tools as well as Google’s suite of tools. You keep up to date with your Google Certifications.

Track Record

You have a proven track record of delivering organic search and local SEO results, and a good understanding of paid search campaigns. You are comfortable working with the most common CMS’ such as WordPress, Shopify and Magento, and you have experience working with bespoke CMS’.

Self-Starter

Working predominantly remotely, you are a self-starter with a positive outlook. You are keen to roll up your sleeves and get involved - happy to dig in and figure things out, but not afraid to ask a question or for extra help. You’re a team player with a good sense of humour.

Highly Organised

Managing multiple clients, you are proactive and highly organised, with strong time management and planning skills. An excellent project manager, you are able to meet tight deadlines and remain calm under pressure.

Language and presentation

Attention to detail is paramount and as such, you are confident with the English language and grammar, and able to proof copy accurately before it is sent for client approval. You are credible and articulate, with good communication and presentation skills, coming across as genuine and professional when you talk with your clients.

Inquisitive & Driven

You are passionate about SEO and devour any SEO resources that help you stay at the top of your game, introduce you to new tools or new ways of doing things. You are interested to keep learning and expanding your SEO skills so that you keep up with the latest digital marketing best practice.


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