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SEO Analyst
Ref No.: 18-07744
Location: New Providence, New Jersey
The SEO Specialist's primary goal is to create, design and execute successful SEO campaigns in order to meet specific client goals and objectives. The SEO Specialist is responsible for setting the strategy for new campaigns as well as acting as the primary point of contact for any campaign inquiries throughout its life cycle. The SEO Specialist will make strategic decisions that are tied to all search-related tasks and deliverables. You will play a central role doing reporting and analysis tasks so you can be able to provide tangible evidence of the value of SEO to the client and support sales in retaining our customers. This is both a client-facing role that includes client calls and supporting sales as the SME for SEO as well as preparing and analyzing reports.

Responsibilities:
- Complete SEO project tasks in a timely and successful fashion.
- Support sales teams and serve as the SEO client interface, by being the SME on SEO related questions and provide performance updates to the client.
- Develop the SEO strategy for clients, using industry and departmental best practices.
- Research and perform topical research and competitive analysis to create content optimization strategy for new and old accounts. This includes specific content recommendations, local business listings optimization and tweaking social media optimization as needed.
- Create site architecture and sitemap for clients' websites, working closely with internal project managers and writers.
- Follow the campaign through its life cycle and complete audits and on and off-site fixes in order to keep the campaign performing at or above goals.
- Lead conversations and give presentations during our SEO team knowledge shares on hot topics in the industry and help continue to invest in the team's personal as well as the department's growth.
- Communicating results and complex concepts in simple language to clients who may not have an in depth knowledge of SEO and how it works.

Qualifications:
- Experience dealing with demanding clients.
- Intermediate (2+ years) experience with Google Search Console, Google Analytics and Google My Business listings
- Understanding of major search engine algorithms.
- Strong experience with industry standard tools.
- Familiarity / working experience with popular website analytic applications.
- Strong knowledge of local SEO, including experience with ranking for both organic and hybrid results and working with Google My Business to achieve results.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills - must be able to communicate in a clear and concise manner.
- Strong analytic skills to assess shifts in performance and adjust campaigns quickly to stay on top of the search engines.
- Strong project management skills.
- Highly organized, quick learner, proactive, persistent, accurate and with a positive attitude.
- Excellent written communication skills, specifically in PowerPoint, Word and Excel.
- Confident in a client-facing role attending calls as well as preparing reports for clients including but not limited to pulling data, interpreting analytics, providing actionable insights for next steps and fielding questions on the fly.
- Strong organization skills with the ability to multitask.
- Hands-on experience with Web Analytics and SEO tools/platforms Adobe Analytics, Moz, SEM Rush, Google analytics and search console.
- Ability to quickly learn to use new and evolving products, tools and technologies to support the business.
- Ability to identify and recommend solutions to technical hurdles, such as:
Google Webmasters/Search Console diagnostic issues, server and crawl errors; Troubleshooting site penalties; Google my business suspensions and issues; Schema challenges;
- Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite.
- Experience with markup is a plus.