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SEO Specialist

Position: SEO Specialist

Location: Toronto – North York, Ontario

Status: Full Time.

Starts: Immediately

Powered by Search is experiencing rapid growth in our client base and we are looking for an Intermediate to Senior level SEO Specialist to join our team. If you have a zest for link building, a passion for search, and hunger to learn and work with some of the best internet marketers in Canada then we’re looking forward to hearing from you.

We have been featured in the Globe and Mail, CTV News, Financial Post,, Search Marketing Expo, Search Engine Strategies, Search Engine Journal, Search Engine Land, WebProNews, SEOBook, Media Post, and the University of Toronto.

Recognized by the who’s who of SEO, we are the only Canadian search marketing agency to take part in the industry-recognized Search Engine Ranking Factors and Local Search Rankings Factors Study. Powered by Search is also a Google Adwords Certified Partner and TopSEOS Best in Local Search Company.

What we’re looking for:

If you enjoy the thrill of increasing rank on a variety of different clients in a myriad of industries, working fast, and being at a company where the CEO is among North America’s most trusted SEO experts, this role might be for you!

The ideal candidate…

  • Loves the Internet.
  • Is obsessed with doing things right the first time.
  • Possesses a “whatever it takes” attitude.
  • Takes initiative and has a knack for fixing problems.
  • Feels comfortable talking to a CEO or Bob the plumber.
  • Is eager and willing to tackle new experiences and situations

You’re going to fit the bill if:

  • You are passionate about search marketing and pride yourself in staying ahead of the curve in terms of the latest strategies and tactics.
  • You’re just as good at evaluating a campaign from a holistic macro-view as you are getting your hands dirty, in the trenches.
  • You have relentlessly high standards, and are never satisfied with the status quo.
  • You are invigorated, not intimidated, by large volumes of data and keywords. You are adept at analyzing data at scale. Being an Excel pro helps!
  • You are an ambitious self-starter who takes pride in being “first in class”.
  • You enjoy problem-solving and have a genuine curiosity about how consumers search for information.
  • You work well with many types of people and thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • You’re an excellent communicator, especially when incorporating data to substantiate your thesis.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Managing a defined portfolio of Local SMB Clients, and a few mid-sized clients.
  • Monitoring weekly and monthly key performance metrics to understand organic search performance across multiple keyphrase segments.
  • Identifying growth opportunities in core areas such as site architecture, keyword selection, or on-page factors optimization.
  • Link Building, Blogging, Content Creation Ideas, Documentation of SEO Implementation, Sharing your SEO Knowledge with our team and clients.
  • Performing granular traffic and conversion analysis across multiple analytics views to gain insight into keyword and landing page performance.
  • Identifying and analyzing competitor techniques, as well as bench-marking client performance against competitors.
  • Optimizing internal linking structures to maximize rankings across our keyword portfolio.
  • Assessing and understanding each market’s needs related to Search, and communicating them to various internal and external stakeholders.

Candidate requirements:

The right candidate needs to be well versed in all aspects of Search Engine Optimization and Search Engine Marketing. We love a person who is in the know and isn’t afraid to voice out their opinions. So if you’re out there on Twitter, Facebook, StumbleUpon or write your own blog, we already like you!

However, the following requirements are essential to being a superstar in this role:

  • A Bachelor’s degree or a College diploma. We don’t care in what!
  • Exceptional verbal, written, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work full time in our Toronto office 5 days a week.
  • At least 1 year of hands-on work experience in search engine optimization with a track record for successfully improving both individual rankings for keywords/phrases and improving overall site traffic through wide scale application of best practices. The right candidate will have got their hands deep in the trenches of link research, requests, building, and acquisition.

NOTE: We are not accepting resumes for candidates residing outside Canada. Work at home related or virtual workers resumes will also not be accepted. This job opening is strictly for candidates who either live in the Greater Toronto Area or are willing to relocate to the Greater Toronto Area from elsewhere in Canada.

Supplemental requirements (things we consider to be an asset)

  • Previous Digital Agency experience managing clients or executing digital marketing campaigns.
  • Experience in running intermediate level PPC campaigns is an asset.
  • Knowledge of Local SEO and Maps based optimization.
  • Experience in running social media campaigns.
  • Sales experience in pitching SEO and online marketing programs.

Why work for Powered by Search?

Powered by Search Inc offers its employees with an exciting, fast-paced and challenging environment with an opportunity to grow within the company. Our successful candidate will have a chance to work with some of the largest companies in Canada which will enhance their search marketing portfolio.

We’re offering a competitive salary for this entry level position (based on experience), in order to attract exciting candidates. In addition, we also provide:

  • 2-3 Weeks of Annual Paid Vacation
  • One on One Meetings with our CEO and your direct manager.
  • Christmas Bonuses.
  • Paid training and Skills enhancement packages.
  • Possible commuter bonuses
  • 100+ hours of advanced SEO training. Think you know SEO? Your brain might just explode once you start working with our team.
  • Zero Red Tape or Bureaucracy – We’re a small team of experts with zero politics or layers of management.

10 more reasons to work at Powered by Search

  • Great people – We are ambitious, driven, focused, and team based.
  • Unique startup culture – Our passion for internet marketing and our employees is only exceeded by our mission to help our clients succeed.
  • Casual dress code – Be comfortable so you can do your best for your clients and your team.
  • Powered by Search library – Request an Internet Marketing book and we’ll buy it.
  • Dual-Screen LCD monitors (minimum 22″) for everyone.
  • We only hire great people, or we don’t hire at all.
  • Heavy investment in R&D and tools – We always have budget for tools and technology that places us at the cutting edge of search and social marketing.
  • Nerf guns, Foosball table, and office pranks - We make it a fun place to work.
  • Personalize your workspace any way you want.
  • We focus on results, not effort or time invested.

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest but only those with qualifications consistent with the job requirements will be contacted.