Local SEO Manager - Organic SEO
Job ID:52
Job Title:Local SEO Manager - Organic SEO
Location:Headquarters - Santa Clara, CA

Job Title: Local SEO Manager
About Milestone:
Milestone is a leading digital marketing software and services company, providing solutions to the lodging industry.  Milestone’s portfolio of services include Hotel Website Design, website promotion (organic and SEM), Mobile websites and optimization, social media optimization, and eBuzz Connect™ online reputation monitoring solution. Milestone has won over 50 awards for our products and services which include eBuzz Connect, Customer Websites and search engine marketing strategies. The awards have been won in online competitions such as Adrian Awards, Summit International Awards, WebAward, IMA, W3, IAC, and Davey Awards.

Our key differentiation comes from the integration of our internet marketing and optimization services supported by our strong software and analytics processes.  Milestone works with over 1300 hotels and drives over $500M in annual revenue. Milestone is a preferred vendor for several major lodging industry brands and leading hotel management companies.

  • Promotes clients on local channels – Google Plus Local, Yahoo Local, Bing Local, Foursquare, and Yelp
  • Troubleshoots problems by contacting local channel representatives for problem resolution
  • Provides training, defines processes and implements ideas
  • Leads the local search optimization and innovation
  • Possesses expert knowledge in local search, in touch with latest technologies and industry specifics
  • Develops strategies and tactics for implementation and measurement of results
  • A self-motivated leader, and forward and strategic thinker
  • A strong team player, who works closely with all teams throughout the organization
  • Communicates and presents to clients as well as internal teams
Key Skills Set:
  • Minimum Bachelors degree is required
  • Must have extensive knowledge practical knowledge of Google Analytics; experience with Omniture is a plus
  • In-depth experience and understanding of local channels – Google Plus Local, Yahoo Local, Bing Local (provide examples)
  • Analytical, statistical and MS Excel expert – from running basic reports to creating pivot tables
  • Strong communication (written and verbal) and presentation skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines while working in a fast-paced environment
  • Must be able to communicate and work with the executive and cross functional teams across the organization
  • Must be able to work independent within a team environment
  • Must have:
    • A Google Plus account
    • A Twitter account
    • A Facebook page
    • A Linkedin profile
    • Blogging experience (share examples via resume or cover letter)
  • Minimum 2+ years experience in SEO, campaign management, local search, and social.  Hospitality industry experience preferred 
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  • Great benefits – medical, dental, vision, 401k, 10 vacation days, 5 sick days and 9 paid holidays (per year)
  • Phantom stock options
  • Monthly gym subsidy
  • Flexible spending account
  • Bonus initiatives offered (varies depending on position)
  • Exciting and innovative work environment
  • Employee referral incentive program 
Top reasons to Work for Milestone:
  • Great place to learn with phenomenal growth opportunity
  • Stable and rapidly growing company
  • Opportunity to work with a fun, amazing and talented team
  • Breakfast and Happy hour every Friday
  • Monthly events include: birthday celebrations, ice cream socials, fondue, and etc.
  • Quarterly outings include: Bowling, cooking class, city beach, D&B, happy hour, and much more
  • Game area – Pool, basketball, ping pong, foosball, and video games
  • Employee of the year awarded to each department (prizes include, weekend getaway trips for 2)

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