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SEO Director | Bankrate

Red Ventures

Red Ventures

Marketing & Communications
Charlotte, NC, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024

About Bankrate:

Bankrate is seeking an experienced Director of SEO to help drive organic growth. As a Director of SEO, you’ll lead a team of growth marketing analysts and fully own the development of your business's short and long-term strategy for Bankrate's Insurance and Banking verticals. Bankrate is also one of the biggest brands in the financial services landscape.

About the Role:

Being a SEO Director at Bankrate allows you to work alongside an expert Editorial team, advanced Engineers, and a world-class Design team to create a robust SEO strategy to drive brand visibility. As SEO Director, you will have the autonomy to build a strategy and work with internal product teams to develop tooling to support that strategy & learn faster. An SEO Director is an integral part of a successful marketing strategy.

What You Will Do:

  • Own the organic performance of one (or more) of Bankrate’s vertical businesses and lead a team of 1-5 growth marketing analysts with varying experience levels.
  • Analyze organic search landscapes to find opportunities that drive valuable traffic and bottom-line value for the business in collaboration with our experience and business teams.
  • Test, innovate, and build custom solutions with our world-class digital marketing, data science, and big data talent.
  • Set and experiment with content promotion strategy with experience and creative teams using a wide array of digital tools and channels
  • Leverage our proprietary primary source marketing stack to report on everything from operational (production) progress to upper funnel demand capture, rank position, and full funnel visibility to conversion and P&L metrics.
  • Keep our sites and pages technically optimized for mobile users and search performance - including information architecture, schema management, semantic HTML, page speed, and other components of crawling and indexing performance.

What We Are Looking For:

  • Someone who wants to work a Hybrid Work Schedule:
  • A self-starting, proven performer with at least 5 years of experience in SEO.
  • A proven leader and developer of talent with a track record of driving strong performance and growth from your team.
  • Always curious, with strong communication skills, confidence, and the ability to work with a variety of different, and cross-functional, teams.
  • Passionate about innovating in organic search, don’t accept theories at face value, and enjoy testing to prove the effectiveness of tactics.
  • Innovative, on-the-spot, creative problem solver who demonstrates both technical and analytical skills; candidates must be comfortable measuring, interpreting, and making fast-paced decisions based on large volumes of sales and marketing performance data.
  • Very comfortable working in the weeds with data using tools such as Microsoft Excel, SQL, Google Analytics, Looker/Looker Studio, Google Tag Manager, and other common reporting platforms.
  • Basic ability to work with HTML, CSS, and JS as it relates to SEO.
  • Familiar with several SEO suites and tools including: Ahrefs, SEMRush, SEO Clarity, Botify, Google Search Console, and Screaming Frog.
  • Excited to learn how to utilize several proprietary in-house tools for audience identification and multivariate testing.
  • Comfortable working with business leaders in forecasting, budgeting, sensitivity analysis, and business modeling.
  • A frequent reader of SEO journals and newsletters. Stays close to industry trends. Opinionated about the long-term direction of organic search and can translate it into strategy.
  • Deeply familiar with Google’s quality rater guidelines, Google Search Central blog and SEO starter guides, Web.dev documentation, and the like.
  • Diligent in tracking your competitive landscape. Capable of identifying emerging competitor tactics, changes to the SERP, and themes from algorithm updates and can proactively and quickly adapt strategy.
  • Believe in intersectionality SEO and a strong user experience.
  • Innovative thinking around using AI to improve team efficiency on monotonous tasks.
  • Interested in full funnel testing and page optimization - bringing in traffic through organic search + on-page multivariate testing to optimize revenue per session.
  • Ability to work within content management systems like Wordpress and ability to collaborate with engineering to improve the CMS.
  • Familiar with the scrum agile framework of software development.


  • USA Compensation Range: $130,000 - 210,000*
    *Note actual salary is based on geographic location, qualifications, and experience.
  • Enrollment in Red Ventures Long Term Incentive Plan (Equity).

Additionally, the following benefits are provided by Red Ventures, subject to eligibility requirements.

  • Health Insurance Coverage (medical, dental, and vision)
  • Life Insurance
  • Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Paid Time Off
  • Holiday Pay
  • 401(k) with match
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid Parental Bonding Benefit Program

Who We Are:

About Red Ventures: Founded in 2000, Red Ventures is a portfolio of growing digital businesses that bring consumers and brands together through integrated e-commerce, strategic partnerships and many proprietary brands including Bankrate, AllConnect.com and Reviews.com. Headquartered south of Charlotte, NC, Red Ventures has over 3000 employees in offices across the US, as well as London and Sao Paulo. For more information, follow @RedVentures on social platforms.



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