Search Industry Job of the Week – Search Marketing Coordinator

Job Title: Search Marketing Coordinator
Job Reference: Unknown
Position Type: full time
Name of employer: Zappos Development, Inc.
Location: Henderson, NV
Date Posted: 15 November 2013
Position description:

Zappos IP, Inc. is looking for a Search Marketing Coordinator!

Why join them? Their unique culture has made Zappos.com, Inc. and its subsidiaries one of FORTUNE’s 100 Best Companies to Work For five years straight. Find out why: www.money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/best-companies

Why else? They offer an extensive benefits package for all full-time employees, including medical, dental, vision, and 401k!

And . . . they’re hiring like crazy right now and looking for smart, forward-thinking problem solvers to join their world-class and fairly wacky team.

Oh, and one more thing! Cover letters are cool, but do you know what’s even cooler?! Show them who you are with a cover letter VIDEO! You will be able to upload one when applying for this position. (Video cover letters are not required, but if you wanna do one, they wanna see it!)

Position Summary:

Zappos Development, Inc. is looking for a full-time search marketing coordinator who is self-motivated, entrepreneurial, and has great attention to detail. The position requires a minimum of six months of online marketing experience preferably in search engine marketing. This person would be responsible for the daily management of many of their paid search engines. They want someone who can generate awesome keywords that drive the best visitors and conversions. Also, they need Excel gurus who can create dynamic formulas and other cool whizbang reports! Do not forget about ad copy: they need you to always be testing what ad copy works best and to continually refine.

This position will also include, but is not limited to, the following responsibilities:

  • Daily monitoring of ROI and conversion across all campaigns.
  • Strategic bidding of categories and keywords.
  • Weekly communication with search engine account executives to improve performance.
  • Serve as a liaison with software engineers to create new tools and optimize our accounts.
  • Work with their awesome merchandising team to identify trends to utilize for paid search ideas.

Required Skills:

  • A minimum of six months online marketing experience, preferably in SEM/PPC.
  • Four year degree, preferably in marketing or a technical discipline.
  • Very strong organization, problem solving, and interpersonal skills.
  • Proactive and able to develop rapport and positive working relationships with coworkers and account executives.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize various projects.
  • Strong negotiation skills.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Must love negative keywords.
  • Experience with Kenshoo, Marin Software, ClickEquations, Acquisio, Coremetrics, Omniture, Webtrends and/or Google Analytics is preferred.

Salary range: Unknown
Closing date: Unknown
More info from: Zappos Careers
Contact: Send resumes via online form to: jobs[at]zappos.com

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Fast Five in Search – Week 42, 2013

fast-fiveThis week we’ve got: Hummingbird, link building in the new era, social media templates and an interesting story about creating ‘big content’ and what it can do for your business. Enjoy!

Six Vital Google Hummingbird Questions Answered by Rajveer Singh Rathore
In a nutshell, Rajveer advises, “the major reason that Google has rolled out Hummingbird is because it wants to offer relevant and helpful results to conversational, voice searches. By creating content that is suitable for mobile users, you can optimize it for the Hummingbird algorithm.” Rajveer also provides some great examples of mobile friendly content, to inspire digital marketers.

Keyword Secrets to Link Building after Hummingbird, Penguin and Panda by Eric Ward
Eric’s been at the forefront of link building and keyword research for many years – so when he says, “linking techniques don’t work in the way they used to – [but] keywords are still vital to your link building strategy,” I believe him. Eric’s hosting a free webinar at noon Eastern, 5pm UK, on Thursday (November 14) – see the link at the bottom of his post.

Must-Have Social Media Meta Tag Templates for Improved Sharing and SEO by Cyrus Shepard
This post contains incredible code resources! Cyrus has given us a selection of excellent meta-tag templates and even a breakdown on what content works best on which social media channels.

5 Strategic Steps to Big Content by Mackenzie Fogelson
A few weeks ago Mack Web Solutions released the biggest piece of content they’d ever written, a 147 page guide on how to build online communities. In this post Mackenzie takes us through the inspiration, development and benefits of producing ‘big content’ to promote your company’s ideal purpose.

And finally…

Google Authorship – Lethal For Low Quality Guest Bloggers by Rohit Palit
Rohit gives a quick rundown on how to set up Google Authorship on your site, but a timely warning for bloggers who post low quality content (usually as guest posts) – be careful to only enable Authorship on sites you want to be identified with. And maybe don’t produce spammy guest posts anyway.

Happy reading!

*Image courtesy of Threadless

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Fast Five in Search – Week 41, 2013

fast-fiveIs Google’s PageRank on its way out? And what are the key ingredients needed to harness the power of Twitter, Google+ and other social media channels? Read on…

Using Google+ to Appear in the Top Results Every Time – Whiteboard Friday by Rand Fishkin
For months now there has been an ongoing debate about whether Google+ integration affects rankings. In this post Rand proves that having an active Google+ account (with influential people in your circles) definitely puts you ahead of the game.

Driving Results With Visual Content: Interview With Krista Neher by John Rampton
Creating a ‘pinnable image’ is the secret to sharable content and this post includes a couple of handy tips on how to create such sharable morsels…

Is PageRank on Its Way Out? Focus on These Tools Instead by Adrienne Erin
Now that Google’s PageRank data is not being updated regularly, what other tools can SEOs use to determine the success of their campaigns?

Rock Social Media Content in 30 Minutes a Day by Arnold Ma
Is keeping all your social media channels open draining your productive time? This great infographic gives a couple of handy hints on automation and planning ahead for each channel.

And finally…

9 Awesome Uses That Make Twitter Exceptional by Albert Costill
This one’s just for a bit of fun. Did you know Twitter can be used for more than keeping up with people and events? It can also be used as a job search tool, recipe finder – you name it!

Happy reading!

*Image courtesy of Threadless

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Fast Five in Search – Week 40, 2013

fast-fiveIn response to your questions and comments, we’ve put together a selection of industry opinion about Google’s ever-expanding zoo of updates: Hummingbird and Penguin 2.0. What is the point of all these updates? And what do they mean for the future of SEO?

Hummingbird Unleashed by Gianluca Fiorelli
Gianluca has examined the original press announcement of Google’s Hummingbird by Amit Singhal and the documents created by industry heavyweights in the aftermath (including links) – to help us understand the purpose of this latest change.

What Do The New Google Updates Mean For Content Marketers: Interview With Greg Secrist At #Pubcon 2013 by Murray Newlands
Murray has included video of the interview and some key point takeaways. It looks like engaging, informative content will remain golden – and content marketers will keep their jobs in this new era.

What Does Penguin 2.0 Mean to Your SEO Plan? By Julie Ann Ross
Thin content, recycled product descriptions, paid placements and irrelevant links have all been penalized by Penguin and now Penguin 2.0 is here to finish the job. Julie outlines why rich content production is the key to surviving this, and all updates to come.

Google and the Death of “Do No Evil” by Ben Kemp
“After 16 years of helping other businesses achieve a greater prominence for their websites, the past 2 years of insanity has given me pause to contemplate the future. Clearly, Google is intent on rendering my chosen vocation irrelevant.”
Do you share Ben’s view? Read on…

And finally…

Are You Still Playing Russian Roulette With Google? Demian Farnsworth
As usual Demian gets right down to the point. “Hummingbird is not about the words you use when searching … it’s all about the meaning of those words.” Demian gives us a glimpse into Google’s vision of the future.

Happy reading!

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Search Industry Job of the Week – SEO Sr Account Manager

Job Title: SEO Sr. Account Manager
Job Reference: Unknown
Position Type: full time
Name of employer: Impaqt
Location: Pittsburgh, PA or New York City, NY preferred; Remote work possible from continental US location
Date Posted: 20 October 2013
Position description:

The SEO Sr. Account Manager is accountable for successfully managing Organic Search campaigns for enterprise level clients; delivering thought leading SEO strategy and consulting.  This team member works under the direction of the Account Group Director and in coordination with the assigned Specialist and other cross-departmental resources. The primary responsibilities are to act as the primary go-to resource for our clients, lead the day to day efforts of the Search program, act as the central hub of collaboration and contribute to the mentorship of team members; all the while delivering against client program objectives.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for driving strategy, planning and execution of SEO consulting for enterprise level clients with complex and sophisticated SEO needs
  • SEO Campaign Management, ranging from technical consulting (CMS systems, site audits), day to day task oversight (keyword research, competitive analysis, content audits, etc.) to defining and implementing strategic components (integration with application development, SEO reviews, user analysis, segmentation modeling)
  • Be a thought leader by developing innovative and cutting edge SEO strategies and problem solving techniques to maximize client visibility, both on-the-fly and with long-term planning; confident in responding in an on-demand consulting environment
  • Deliver clear, actionable recommendations with a consultative approach, thorough risk/benefit analysis, projecting estimated effects on traffic and return on investment, etc.
  • Achieve client business objectives, helping them understand what is realistic, what obstacles may prevent them from achieving them, and what opportunities exist to expand beyond their goals; Prioritizing efforts based on ROI estimates
  • Aggressively and continuously monitor the client’s competitive landscape
  • Act as the primary point of contact for the client; responsible for all elements of project planning, workflow management, responding to inquiries, and collaboration across internal and client teams

Core Competencies:

  • Technically capable to consult on large-scale SEO programs, including strategic consultation and problem solving in areas of web site architecture, linking strategy, website tracking / analytics, and social media elements, to name a few
  • Deeply integrated within the world of SEO, in tune with industry news, trends, and opinions; active within the “web world”
  • Exhibit passion for learning, knowledge sharing, collaborating with others, and idea generation in the Search marketplace
  • Employ analytical reasoning, data analysis, and problem solving skills to forecast and measure SEO’s impact on the business
  • Display effective project management skills, ensuring adherence to client timelines and business needs; prioritization of efforts across clients and other team members
  • Curiosity, desire to dig into details and go beyond the obvious

Education/Experience Required/Preferred:

  • 5+ years work experience in technical development or SEO marketing, with a minimum of 3 years of complex, enterprise level SEO experience
  • Experience with major web analytics packages, such as Omniture, Webtrends, Coremetrics, etc.
  • Strong knowledge of web development with emphasis on ASP.NET, JavaScript, IIS server technology, CMS packages
  • B.A./B.S. degree required; Marketing, Business, Information Sciences, and Economics preferred
  • Mastery of Excel, including extensive data manipulation, along with tactical execution
  • Complex data analysis and problem solving skills to interpret consumer behavior and performance trends; able to draw conclusions and devise strategic recommendations based on findings

IMPAQT offers the opportunity to work alongside of some of the most creative and experienced Digital minds in the business, as well as the opportunity to engage with clients from some of the world’s largest and most recognizable brands. They offer the ability to develop in an exciting and challenging environment with a clear and focused career path. They offer competitive compensation, a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, life, disability, and 401(k). They strive to bring their employees work life balance with unlimited vacation days, multiple volunteer opportunities – to make an “IMPAQT” in the community, and an onsite gym.

They seek the talented, the experienced and the elite to join their IMPAQT Team. Please forward them your resume and cover letter to careers[at]IMPAQT.com.

IMPAQT is an equal employment opportunity employer.

Salary range: Unknown
Closing date: Unknown
More info from: http://www.impaqt.com/company/impaqt-careers-seosam.cfm
Contact: Send resumes via online form to: careers@IMPAQT.com

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