The average pay for a Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Specialist is R176,375 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience.

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Salary R70,467 - R306,386
Bonus R5,000
Profit Sharing R250
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R70,467 - R306,386
  • Country: South Africa
  • Currency: ZAR
  • Updated: 19 May 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 58

Job Description for Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Specialist

Search engine optimization (SEO) specialists help develop and/or implement an SEO strategy for their organization. They ensure their company appears early in the search results for relevant keywords within a wide variety of search engines. This may happen, for example, through the use of important keywords throughout their company's website, including paragraphs that the viewer reads and the "meta tags" within the website's "head tags"; cross-linking between a website's pages is another SEO strategy. SEO specialists may focus on one or more types of searches, such as image, video, academic and local searches. These specialists must continuously stay up to date on new and improved methods of improving their company's online visibility, integrating improvements into their company's strategy as needed. They also need to collaborate with other professionals within their company related to the design and content of their company's website to ensure SEO strategies are used effectively.

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Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Specialist Tasks

  • Implement SEO strategies with target goals in mind.
  • Analyze the success of SEO campaigns and communicate the results to stakeholders.
  • Conduct competitive analysis and content optimization.
  • Write web content and design online campaigns for clients.

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Specialist Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: R162,500

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Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Specialist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Specialist?

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Specialist in Johannesburg:
"Great learning."
Pros: Working with people and learning new things about the business word that is why I chose marketing.
Cons: There is none... Im thankfull for what I have.

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Key Stats for Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Specialist

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
72%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
10%

Experience Affects Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Specialist Salaries

▲51%

National Average
R162,000

▼10%

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
72%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 17%
dental benefits
Dental: 3%
vision benefits
Vision: 3%
no benefits
None: 83%