Technical SEO Manager at Neighborhoods.com

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Our ideal candidate is seeking an in-house SEO role. They must be ready to roll up their sleeves and increase everything organic: traffic, rankings, and visibility. Additionally, flexibility and process improvement are must-have qualities as this is a new role at Neighborhoods.com.

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that all websites and internet properties are technically optimized to attract and engage visitors that closely match the agreed profile of the target audience.
  • Perform periodic technical audits on the websites, making short- and long-term SEO strategy recommendations.
  • Collaborate with web developers, engineers, editors, and other subject matter experts as necessary to provide best in class strategies for SEO-driven content deliverables, including but not limited to: technical architecture, comprehensive guides, shareable assets, core pages, blogs (new and refreshed), etc.
  • Monitor SEO trends, best practices, and techniques to ensure cutting edge strategy, top website rankings, and identification of new opportunities.
  • Perform keyword research and continually analyze results to optimize website content, as well as reporting progress and results.
  • Provide ongoing training to company SEO team members on best practices and content optimization, assisting with keyword research and reporting needs.
  • Assist with content and on-page optimization, including writing and editing website content and product catalog using best practices for SEO.
  • Develop and implement link building campaigns.

Required Skills and Expertise:

  • 5-7 years of experience in the organic search industry.
  • Experience with analytical tools such as Google Analytics, Ahrefs, Google Data Studio, SEMRush, Google Search Console, Screaming Frog, etc. to analyze organic search and analytics data to make specific data-driven recommendations.
  • Demonstrated success in developing and executing successful SEO campaigns.
  • Organizational skills, attention to detail, and project management.
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills.
  • Strong client and team leadership qualities, comfortable contributing to company’s thought leadership on SEO industry topics.
  • Ability to educate and share industry knowledge with less experienced team members.
  • Ability to remain agile and collaborative in a constantly evolving work environment.
  • GAIQ preferred but not required.

Within three months, you will:

  • Complete audits of our websites and build a plan for the next 3, 6, and 9 months.
  • Build relationships with stakeholders across disciplines.
  • Have a baseline understanding of our analytics environment.

Within one year, you will:

  • Increase organic search traffic.
  • Have completed a full technical audit of all company websites.
  • Obtained the Google Analytics Individual Qualification (GAIQ).
  • Lead the company’s SEO efforts and train others on best practices.

Why Neighborhoods.com?

Neighborhoods.com is the parent company of 55places.com, 55places Mortgage and its product namesake: neighborhoods.com. Together, our specialized online real estate marketplaces make a difference in the way people buy and sell their home.

Perks & Benefits

  • The standards: insurance, FSA, 401k with match, flexible PTO, and casual dress code.
  • Paid parental leave.
  • Volunteer and charity opportunities.
  • Donation matching program.
  • Transparent and approachable leadership and management.
  • You will help people on the journey to making one of the single most significant decisions of their life!

Our team is currently working remotely. Our company intends to return to in-person office work when it is safe to do so, and employees feel comfortable going in.

Neighborhoods.com is an equal opportunity employer of people from different backgrounds, ethnicities, races, colors, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, and ages. We strive to foster an inclusive environment that is comfortable for everyone. We will not tolerate harassment or discrimination of any kind.

We encourage candidates from marginalized or underrepresented communities to apply, as we value the unique insight and experiences you bring to the table. Like many companies, we still have work to do in creating a diverse and equitable workplace. We are actively working toward this goal through policies and training that foster a workplace where everyone has the same opportunities to contribute and be successful. If you have any questions about whether or not you should apply or whether your work experience matches a particular requirement, please reach out to us at [email protected]

We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States. However, we are not able to sponsor visas.

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Location

We're at the edge of the West Loop, right next to Fulton Market. Transit options and lunch spots? We got 'em.

An Insider's view of Neighborhoods.com

How does your team reward individual success?

Each manager has a keen eye not only for who is maintaining high levels of productivity, but also for who is willing to assist other members of the team who may be overwhelmed with tasks or a busy schedule. Outstanding work is almost always recognized via Cheers on TinyPulse, with frequent social functions, or even with a simple "thank you."

Neil

Neighborhood Manager

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Our company culture always encourages cross-team collaboration. On any given day, I could be chatting with Sales about how our agents interact with the site or collaborating with a software engineer about how to develop the best performance indicators for our new service.

Frankie

Data Scientist

What makes someone successful on your team?

We’re a multi-faceted team, so critical thinking, active listening, and flexibility are three skills needed to be successful as a customer service representative. As one of the first touch points for many customers, we have the unique opportunity to offer hands-on guidance and truly help people find exactly what they’re looking for in a home.

Hajarah

Customer Service Representative

What is your vision for the company?

My vision for Neighborhoods.com is to help people live their life to its fullest potential by helping them with the universal challenge of finding a neighborhood and house they can truly call home.

Bill

CEO

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

PMO's ideas and processes facilitate keeping our engineers and designers focused on the work they love which in turn encourages innovation.

Heather

Project Manager

What are Neighborhoods.com Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Our volunteer efforts focus on our underserved neighbors, youth/minorities in tech, and senior citizens. Team members get one Volunteer PTO day per year to serve the charity of their choice.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Neighborhoods.com has volunteer and social committees, as well as small practice groups to focus on anything from networking to incident response.
Daily sync
Open door policy
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Unconscious bias training
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Neighborhoods.com team members can contribute up to $2700 to their Health FSA and $2500 to their Dependent Care FSA.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
$25,000 of Life and AD&D insurance is provided at no cost to team members.
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Neighborhoods.com hosts Lunch & Learn meetings about once a month.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits

Aside from all of these tangible benefits, Neighborhoods.com truly values all employees. A positive company culture, transparency, collaboration, and providing an inclusive environment for all employees, is something we value highly.

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