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SEO Senior Specialist

Location: Pittsburgh, PENNSYLVANIA.
Company Description:

Merkle is a leading data-driven, technology-enabled, global performance marketing agency that specializes in the delivery of unique, personalized customer experiences across platforms and devices. For more than 30 years, Fortune 1000 companies and leading nonprofit organizations have partnered with Merkle to maximize the value of their customer portfolios. The agency's heritage in data, technology, and analytics forms the foundation for its unmatched skills in understanding consumer insights that drive people-based marketing strategies. Its combined strengths in performance media, customer experience, customer relationship management, loyalty, and enterprise marketing technology drive improved marketing results and competitive advantage. With 5,500 employees, Merkle is headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, with 24 additional offices in the US and 25 offices in Europe and APAC. In 2016, the agency joined the Dentsu Aegis Network.

Job Description:

The SEO Senior Specialist will be responsible for various internet marketing activities, including organic search campaign development, search engine optimization, on-page optimization, and performance analysis and reporting. He/She must possess exceptional hands-on technical SEO knowledge, as well as client communication skills. SEO Specialists must have superior analytical, problem-solving, organizational and time management skills as they will be expected to work on multiple projects simultaneously under strict timelines.

Key Responsibilities

  • Set and execute strategies to improve the organic rankings and search traffic
  • On-site optimization related to page titles, URLs, redirects, internal link structures, SEO Copy Editing, sitemaps review/maintenance
  • Keyword research to identify and discover new targeting keywords and explore content strategy
  • Monitor, track, and analyze ranking performance on an ongoing basis, and optimize SEO campaigns as necessary
  • Manage & report SEO performance and optimization efforts on an ongoing and ad-hoc basis
  • Work with a team to develop and execute site migration, content, and redirect strategies for large and complex websites
  • Keep abreast of the latest SEO tools and techniques and communicate learnings to non-SEO experts in a mentoring role
  • Skilled in competitive analysis and identifying strategies to facilitate our clients in reaching the top of their industry
  • Collaborate with different teams, such as website management, web analytics, business intelligence, content, UI design, branding/PR and engineering team on execution of projects
  • Provide SEO analysis and recommendations on the structure of websites and web pages
Qualifications:
  • 1-2+ years of Search Engine Optimization experience and an eagerness to learn
  • Excellent time management and communication skills required
  • Tactical/Technical implementation experience in working with multiple complicated sites and migration of sites
  • Knowledge of Google Analytics and Google Search Console tools
  • Experience working with technical SEO tools such as Screaming Frog, SEMRush, and Moz
  • Experience setting up, optimizing, and creating internal site search strategy
  • Understanding of HTML and CSS
  • Experience creating strategy or resolving SEO issues in a JavaScript a plus
  • Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Business or other related field preferred
Additional Information:

Merkle fosters a diverse environment that encourages original thinking about our business and empowers us to communicate with a global world of customers. We embrace differences of opinion and diversity of thought as they help us challenge and refine our solutions. Merkle, as a best-in-class marketing agency, welcomes big ideas, and believes they can come from anywhere. 

More Information:

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