• Senior Organic Search Strategist

    Job Location(s) US-WI-Milwaukee | US-MI-Ann Arbor | US-MN-Minneapolis | US-GA-Atlanta
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(9/25/2019 12:57 PM)
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  • Overview



    Perficient Digital is an agency purpose-built to help companies who believe that Customer Experience (CX) is the defining strategic imperative of our day. 


    Our full-service offering is flexible and designed to tackle our customers’ ever-changing, ever-increasing business challenges, making sure our execution never fails the strategic vision. These things are not mutually exclusive; we see them as one. Guiding choices, inspiring opportunities and fueling the customer experience takes clarity. But an increasingly noisy, complex business environment often clouds the vision of marketers today. The Age of the Customer is here to stay – for many, a “make or break” business environment where every customer interaction shapes your brand, day in, day out.  Make or break . . . Proud to say we’re skilled at the former.


    Our network of offices across North America, as well as locations in India and China, will give you the opportunity to spread your wings, too.


    Perficient is proud to be publicly recognized as a “Top Workplace” year after year. This is due, in no small part, to our entrepreneurial attitude and collaborative spirit that sets us apart and keeps our colleagues impassioned, driven, and fulfilled.


    Perficient Digital currently has a career opportunity for an Senior Organic Search Strategist in our Miwaukee, WI office.


    Job Overview:

    As a Senior Organic Search Strategist, your primary responsibility will be creating and executing SEO strategies that deliver results for our top clients in the B2C & B2C markets. You will be an expert in all things technical SEO, able to quickly identify problems and solutions by performing audits of client websites. In addition, you will demonstrate strong expertise in driving qualified traffic to client websites through the optimization of keyword targets, user intent, on-page HTML, content and more. A critical part of this role is the ability to stay on the bleeding edge of optimization tactics and strategies, setting clients up for success as quickly as possible once they are engaged.


    Additionally, you will guide the efforts of other Organic Search team members on collaborative projects and engagements. Attention to detail and effective communication are critical aspects of leading engagements that create strong deliverables and drive converting traffic. Contributing thought leadership to Perficient’s marketing efforts and the greater Organic Search community is also expected.





    • Effectively leading communication and strategy for 2-3 large clients ($6k+ SEM revenue monthly), implementing initiatives along with Organic Search Specialists
    • Leading communication and strategy for an additional 2-3 smaller (under $6k/mo) retainer clients with the support of Organic Search Specialists
    • Being 70-75% billable overall – spending time effectively on clients, keeping within contract allocations
    • Scoping SEO campaign activities based on client business objectives and potential results
    • Understanding how to “follow the money” for clients to propose strategies likely to deliver results and show a positive ROI
    • Applying a strong business acumen to ensure that proposed tasks focus on impactful areas of the client’s business
    • Handling difficult client issues with calm and ease
    • Mentoring Organic Search Specialists on their accounts, offering strategic guidance and being involved the development of campaign roadmaps and quarterly plans.
    • Delegating tactical direction to SEO Specialists and Strategists
    • Providing insightful and actionable analysis on monthly and ad hoc client reports
    • Independently conducting site-wide SEO audits – including technical SEO, keyword/opportunity analysis, content, link profile, and analytics
    • Continuously developing digital marketing abilities via on the job experience, independent research, individual and team training
    • Planning and executing link-building initiatives
    • Contributing to process-improvement and innovation efforts; able to document processes and transmit them to the team
    • Assisting in training junior-level team members, teaching them the standard processes of the SEO department
    • Being a supportive member of a team that is always willing to help each other solve problems
    • Contributing to thought leadership initiatives internally and externally, such as blog posts, lunch & learn sessions, speaking engagements, etc
    • All responsibilities found in Organic Search Specialist and Organic Search Strategist roles

    Top performers in this position will also:

    • Go beyond individual campaigns to develop 6 to 12 month strategic plans for clients
    • Assist in the creation and delivery of individual development plans for junior-level team members
    • Possess master-level knowledge of SEO requirements of at least one core DCS platform
    • Know how to identify and correct the most complicated advanced technical SEO issues
    • Create roll-out plans for new processes that span outside of the SEO department
    • Being available as a resource to mentor Organic Search Specialists with their accounts and provide meaningful feedback
    • Contribute to sales efforts with needs or opportunity analyses
    • Offer actionable insights into client digital marketing activities beyond SEO


    • 3-4+ years experience in SEO & digital marketing
    • Ability to prioritize and complete tasks for 6-8+ SEO retainer clients of varying size
    • Can accurately track & manage billable and non-billable time
    • Offer timely response to internal and external communication
    • Degree in marketing, advertising or a related field
    • Client services experience (agency/consulting)
    • Ability to work independently



    Skill Set

    Expected Level


    Keyword Research


    Understands the concepts behind entity search and topic modeling. Uses this knowledge to improve client performance.

    On-Page Copy


    Can optimize for semantic relevance and the proper interplay between short and long-tail keywords.

    META Data


    Can implement a number of different types of structured data.

    Technical SEO


    Knows how to identify and correct the most complicated advanced technical SEO issues.

    Strategic Thinking


    Understands how to “follow the money” for clients to propose strategies likely to deliver results and show a positive ROI. Applies a strong business acumen to ensure that proposed tasks focus on impactful areas of the client’s business.

    Reporting & Analysis


    Provides insightful and actionable analysis on monthly and ad hoc client reports.

    Link Building


    Can perform link hygiene analysis. Can decipher a link profile to see signals from noise. Understands what gives a particular link value.



    Can utilize APIs to pull data into Excel. Uses Excel well to format and display information effectively.



    Understands the relationship between databases and HTML page templates. Can diagnose errors and spot missing elements.



    Perficient full-time employees receive complete and competitive benefits. We offer a collaborative work environment, competitive compensation, generous work/life opportunities and an outstanding benefits package that includes paid time off plus holidays. In addition, all colleagues are eligible for a number of rewards and recognition programs. Encouraging a healthy work/life balance and providing our colleagues great benefits are just part of what makes Perficient a great place to work. 


    More About Perficient


    Perficient is the leading digital transformation consulting firm serving Global 2000 and enterprise customers throughout North America. With unparalleled information technology, management consulting and creative capabilities, Perficient and its Perficient Digital agency deliver vision, execution and value with outstanding digital experience, business optimization and industry solutions.


    Our work enables clients to improve productivity and competitiveness; grow and strengthen relationships with customers, suppliers and partners; and reduce costs.  Perficient's professionals serve clients from a network of offices across North America and offshore locations in India and China. Traded on the Nasdaq Global Select Market, Perficient is a member of the Russell 2000 index and the S&P SmallCap 600 index.


    Perficient is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national, origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


    Disclaimer:  The above statements are not intended to be a complete statement of job content, rather to act as a guide to the essential functions performed by the employee assigned to this classification.  Management retains the discretion to add or change the duties of the position at any time. 


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