Details Report for:
15-1199.10 - Search Marketing Strategists
Employ search marketing tactics to increase visibility and engagement with content, products, or services in Internet-enabled devices or interfaces. Examine search query behaviors on general or specialty search engines or other Internet-based content. Analyze research, data, or technology to understand user intent and measure outcomes for ongoing optimization.
This title represents an occupation for which data collection is currently underway.
- Assist in setting up or optimizing analytics tools for tracking visitors' behaviors.
- Assist in the development of online transactional or security policies.
- Assist in the evaluation or negotiation of contracts with vendors or online partners.
- Collaborate with other marketing staff to integrate and complement marketing strategies across multiple sales channels.
- Collaborate with web, multimedia, or art design staffs to create multimedia Web sites or other internet content that conforms to brand and company visual format.
- Collect and analyze Web metrics, such as visits, time on site, page views per visit, transaction volume and revenue, traffic mix, click-through rates, conversion rates, cost per acquisition, or cost per click.
- Combine secondary data sources with keyword research to more accurately profile and satisfy user intent.
- Communicate and collaborate with merchants, Webmasters, bloggers, or online editors to strategically place hyperlinks.
- Conduct financial modeling for online marketing programs or Web site revenue forecasting.
- Conduct market research analysis to identify search query trends, real-time search and news media activity, popular social media topics, electronic commerce trends, market opportunities, or competitor performance.
- Conduct online marketing initiatives, such as paid ad placement, affiliate programs, sponsorship programs, email promotions, or viral marketing campaigns on social media Web sites.
- Coordinate sales or other promotional strategies with merchandising, operations, or inventory control staff to ensure product catalogs are current, accurate, and organized for best findability against user intent.
- Coordinate with developers to optimize Web site architecture, server configuration, or page construction for search engine consumption and optimal visibility.
- Create content strategies for digital media.
- Define product requirements, based on market research analysis, in collaboration with user interface design and engineering staff.
- Develop transactional Web applications, using Web programming software and knowledge of programming languages, such as hypertext markup language (HTML) and extensible markup language (XML).
- Evaluate new emerging media or technologies and make recommendations for their application within Internet marketing or search marketing campaigns.
- Execute and manage communications with digital journalists or bloggers.
- Execute or manage banner, video, or other non-text link ad campaigns.
- Execute or manage social media campaigns to inform search marketing tactics.
- Identify and develop commercial or technical specifications, such as usability, pricing, checkout, or data security, to promote transactional internet-enabled commerce functionality.
- Identify appropriate Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and report key metrics from digital campaigns.
- Identify methods for interfacing Web application technologies with enterprise resource planning or other system software.
- Identify, evaluate, or procure hardware or software for implementing online marketing campaigns.
- Implement online customer service processes to ensure positive and consistent user experiences.
- Improve search-related activities through ongoing analysis, experimentation, or optimization tests, using A/B or multivariate methods.
- Keep abreast of government regulations and emerging Web technology to ensure regulatory compliance by reviewing current literature, talking with colleagues, participating in educational programs, attending meetings or workshops, or participating in professional organizations or conferences.
- Manage tracking and reporting of search-related activities and provide analyses to marketing executives.
- Optimize Web site exposure by analyzing search engine patterns to direct online placement of keywords or other content.
- Optimize digital assets, such as text, graphics, or multimedia assets, for search engine optimization (SEO) or for display and usability on internet-connected devices.
- Optimize shopping cart experience or Web site conversion rates against Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
- Participate in the development or implementation of online marketing strategy.
- Prepare electronic commerce designs or prototypes, such as storyboards, mock-ups, or other content, using graphics design software.
- Propose online or multiple-sales-channel campaigns to marketing executives.
- Purchase or negotiate placement of listings in local search engines, directories, or digital mapping technologies.
- Resolve product availability problems in collaboration with customer service staff.
Tools used in this occupation:
|Computer servers — Domain name servers DNS|
|Teleconference equipment — Teleconferencing equipment|
|Videoconferencing systems — Videoconferencing equipment|
Technology used in this occupation:
|Business intelligence and data analysis software — Atlas Search; Conductor Searchlight; IBM Coremetrics software; Searchmetrics Suite|
|Customer relationship management CRM software — Customer information databases|
|Data base user interface and query software — Google; Kanoodle; Microsoft Access|
|Data mining software — Google Analytics|
|Electronic mail software — Email software; Microsoft Outlook|
|Information retrieval or search software — Online databases; Pinterest|
|Instant messaging software — Twitter|
|Internet browser software — Web browser software|
|Presentation software — Microsoft PowerPoint|
|Project management software — Microsoft Project|
|Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel|
|Web page creation and editing software — Facebook *; Google Webmaster Tools; LinkedIn *; WordPress *|
|Word processing software — Microsoft Word|
* Software developed by a government agency and/or distributed as freeware or shareware.
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Wages & Employment Trends
Median wages data collected from Computer Occupations, All Other.
Employment data collected from Computer Occupations, All Other.
Industry data collected from Computer Occupations, All Other.
|Median wages (2012)||$39.01 hourly, $81,140 annual|
|Employment (2012)||206,000 employees|
|Projected growth (2012-2022)||Slower than average (3% to 7%)|
|Projected job openings (2012-2022)||40,200|
|Top industries (2012)||
Government (44% employed in this sector)
State & National
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2012 wage data and 2012-2022 employment projections . "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2012-2022). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.