SEO Executive

The job in a nutshell

Buying insurance is complicated and expensive. At GoCompare we help millions of customers save money every year by cutting through the confusion and making it quicker and easier to find the right product, at the right price. We’re on a mission to help people better protect themselves and that plays out across everything we do – from our £250 excess protection offer to the guides and support we offer our customers on our website!

Working in eCommerce at GoCompare means developing and marketing products and services that really help our customers and disrupt our sector! Our industry is one of the most competitive in the UK and strong SEO performance is at the heart of our digital marketing.

We’re looking for an outstanding individual to come and join our robust team on a maternity cover basis. As an SEO Executive at GoCompare you’ll work across every aspect of SEO from overall strategy to seasonal content planning, conducting tech audits through to implementing new techniques that help us gain better placements, not only in results but also in rich snippets on the SERP. You’ll have the chance to work in a high performance SEO team but also with our campaign agencies, broader marketing teams and our excellent marketing optimisation engineers.

We want to be the best at what we do, continually innovating to solve for our customers and staying one step ahead in an industry that is changing rapidly. We are looking for people who live and breathe a customer mind set, who bring collaborative ways of working and who are eager to constructively challenge traditional thinking.

Skills and experience you’ll need to have

  • You have SEO experience working on big consumer websites in competitive industries.  You’ll be able to talk passionately about the work you’ve done, the ideas you’ve had and tested.  You know why you succeeded when you did, and why you didn’t when you didn’t.  
  • Oh and you’re a bit of a ‘geek’ – you’re up to speed on all the latest Google/Bing guidelines and algorithms and you’ve got a great grasp of web technologies plus a bit of HTML, CSS and JavaScript as an added bonus. 
  • Data plays a huge role in your day – you spend a lot of time in excel and all the other usual SEO tools because you couldn’t make decisions without data and sifting through it to pull out what is really going on, comes as second nature to you. 
  • You know that great SEO takes hard work and that staying on top of industry trends and customer needs is at the heart of a good strategy.  Understanding customers is at the heart of your thinking and you’re creative about how you get to really understand what they need.  
  • But you also understand that success is commercial and so you are very used to looking at the work you do and measuring it’s success.  You have seen the impact of SEO and you can clearly articulate it’s value around the business.   
  • You have SEO experience working on big consumer websites in competitive industries. You’ll be able to talk passionately about the work you’ve done, the ideas you’ve had and tested. You know why you succeeded when you did, and why you didn’t when you didn’t.
  • Oh and you’re a bit of a ‘geek’ – you’re up to speed on all the latest Google/Bing guidelines and algorithms and you’ve got a great grasp of web technologies plus a bit of HTML, CSS and JavaScript as an added bonus.
  • Data plays a huge role in your day – you spend a lot of time in excel and all the other usual SEO tools because you couldn’t make decisions without data and sifting through it to pull out what is really going on, comes as second nature to you.
  • You know that great SEO takes hard work and that staying on top of industry trends and customer needs is at the heart of a good strategy. Understanding customers is at the heart of your thinking and you’re creative about how you get to really understand what they need.
  • But you also understand that success is commercial and so you are very used to looking at the work you do and measuring it’s success. You have seen the impact of SEO and you can clearly articulate it’s value around the business.
  • You love working in a wide and diverse team and you’re used to managing different points of view and learning from those around you. Above all else you’re a team player – you understand the range of experience and skills it takes deliver great SEO and you’re brilliant at working with people across the whole organisation.

What you’ll be responsible for

We work in a highly competitive area and you will assist in the creation of and support the delivery of a long term SEO-strategy for the brand; driving growth, performance and revenue for the platform. When you join our team you’ll spend your time:

  • Analysing data and technical issues to drive initiatives and campaigns
  • Writing in-depth reports on delivery and performance for our executive team and others around the business.
  • Assisting in the development of our overall site strategy and our plans to deliver against that through the year
  • Building co-ordinated plans with our outreach, PR and content teams
  • Conducting regular site audits, competitive analysis and ad-hoc analysis to drive optimisation
  • Devising SEO strategies and proposals highlighting key areas for improvement, content required and potential projections.
  • Supporting the SEO Manager in delivering SEO strategy, performance updates and performance of particular site sections or critical landing pages

Who you’ll be working with

  • 3rd parties providing wider support
  • Business development and commercial teams
  • Wider e-commerce team
  • CMS squads
  • Content team

About us

We’re on a mission to help people everywhere save time and money – whether that’s on essential outgoings or on the things that they enjoy.

If someone is looking for an insurance policy for the first time, wants to beat their renewal quote, is searching for the right financial product, or is after an outstanding utility deal, our comparison website – GoCompare – is there to help. We work with trusted insurance providers, financial services organisations and partners to provide a real breadth of coverage across the market.

Through MyVoucherCodes we bring savings from thousands of fashion, retail, restaurant, entertainment, travel and tech brands to millions of people.

Look After My Bills is a leading automated energy savings service. The free service cuts customers’ gas and electricity bills without them having to do a thing. Customers sign up once and Look After My Bills seeks to get them the best deal they can from an energy supplier they trust with good customer service. When that deal ends they automatically switch customers on to another.

Our Platform Services business partner with third party brands so that they can offer savings opportunities to their customers. godemand is a cloud based SaaS platform that will allow any market-vertical, be it broadband, energy, insurance, rewards and more, to be introduced by a third-party website or app on-demand.

Being your authentic self at work is vital to success

GoCompare embraces diversity and truly believe in equal opportunities for all. We believe that inclusion and diversity increases creativity, delivers innovation, improves performance and better serves our customers.

We truly believe in the ethos that companies with greater diversity perform better than those without. It is for these reasons that all qualified applicants will be considered for employment regardless of age, race, religion, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, parental status, disability, educational background or any other characteristic for that matter that doesn’t relate to your ability to perform the role.

Benefits

GoCompare offer a competitive benefits package including:

  • Flexible working hours
  • Bonus
  • 25 days holidays plus bank holidays
  • Birthday day off
  • Death in service
  • Matched pension (up to 6%)
  • Private medical cover
  • Buy and sell holiday options
  • Extra holidays for length of service
  • Share save scheme
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity policies
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Salary:

Up to £42,000 plus benefits and bonus

Location:

Remote working / Newport

Job Reference:

gocompare/TP/10505/360

Closing date:

6th December 2020

Contract type:

Fixed term

Contract details:

Fixed term contract - up to 9 months

Working hours:

37.5

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