Digital Communications Specialist

Monday, 30 March 2009

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6 month contract: Sydney

The world of Search Engine Optimisation is constantly evolving, but a person with your passion for SEO has no trouble keeping your finger on the pulse. In fact, it’s the new technologies and challenges that get you to your computer every morning.

As an SEO and production professional you are not only well-versed in the most successful optimisation techniques, but you can also tell the difference between best practice methodologies and dubious fads. In partnership with our SEO Specialist and external vendor you will work towards delivering and implementing tangible SEO results for our four retail websites, with a focus on content, site architecture and social media.

Your experience in digital content and production will equip you for working with our busy, innovative team. With your self assured approach, you will shine under pressure, meeting challenges head on in order to thrust our business into the spotlight. This is your chance to make your mark with a high-profile project for a major brand. Don’t miss it.

Interested? Call Richard Pickford on (02) 9292 8708 for more information. Or if you're already convinced, visit to apply.

SMX Sydney - Search Marketing Expo April 2009

Friday, 27 March 2009

This time of the year is packed with great conferences. Next week is SMX Sydney (Search Marketing Expo) taking place at Luna Park on the 2 and 3rd April.

I do not have tickets for this year conference, but I went to last year's edition and to be honest it was great. SMX Sydney is probably the only event in Australia, which bring renowned international speakers. This year's edition gathers Rand Fishkin from SEOMoz, Bruce Clay from Bruce Clay and some other "famous" industry experts.

The 2009 Agenda looks interesting as well. Even if topics are quite balanced, it seems that this year edition is more focused on SEO.
It is also great to see that more and more advanced sessions are included in the program. For example the first day has sessions focusing on specific topics such as 301.

In terms of cost it is a bit steep, but it is a quality event. The 2-day pass costs $1595,00 and a 1-day pass costs $595.00. I know it is short notice, but I think you can still register here.

CeBIT Australia - Sydney May 2009

Thursday, 26 March 2009

The annual CeBIT exhibition is approaching. It will take place at the Convention Center in Sydney over 3 days on the 12, 13 and 14th of May 2009.

CeBIT is arguably one of the biggest technology exhibition, which covers the full spectrum of business technology. CeBIT also offers conferences on a large range of topics.
For the online marketing and SEO enthusiasts, the CeBIT Web Forward 2 days conference seems to be quite interesting. It gathers leading experts, who will discuss the different ways to get a greater number of potential online customers including SEO, Social Networking and Email Marketing.

If you are interested you can register online and benefit from a $200 Early bird discount. The cost for Web Forward is $795 + GST for 2 days or $495 + GST for 1 day.

SEO/SEM Jobs in Sydney - March 2009

Thursday, 19 March 2009

The G.F.C (Global Financial Crisis) seems to settle and expand on the Australian soil.
After poor months in December and January, the IT/Technology job market has reached it's lowest level since 2000. According to the Australian IT the technology job sector has slumped by 16.78%.
This trend is mostly due to the lack of investment in new projects and the outsourcing of IT departments. The Internet/Graphics/Multimedia has seen a drop of 3.8%, which is not too bad considering the current situation.

Judging by the amount of work I have and the number of jobs in the main employment websites, I would say that the SEO/SEM/Online Marketing sector is less impacted than the rest of the internet sector.

Here a some of the best job offers I have found:

SEO Business Analyst Working in-house for Glotel. 3 Years hands-on experience required. Flexible working hours and apparently great salary ( up to $125,000) More information

Senior Internet Marketing Consultant: Working for search agency First Rate. 3 years SEO/SEM experience required. CBD Location. Salary $55,000 to $65,000. More Information

Online Marketing Professional: All-rounder role working in-house for an online gift voucher store in the adventure industry. Darlinghurst Location. Great Salary package $70,000 to $95,000. More Information

Search Expert: Working for a media agency. 70% SEM, 30% SEO. CBD Based, 2-4 years experience required. Up to $80,000 based on experience. More Information

Junior SEO Specialist:Working for an agency in Sydney CBD. Minimum 18 months SEO experience. $60,000 package. More Information

AdTech Sydney - 10-11 March 2009

Monday, 9 March 2009

It is very short notice, but AdTech is taking place in Sydney in the next couple of days (10th & 11th March).
AdTech is one of the leading digital marketing event. This year, you can access the exhibition hall as well as some of the seminars for free. Some of these free seminars include a presentation from Viva9 (Commission Monster) about performance marketing, a training program from Yahoo Search Marketing.

It is now too late to register online for these seminars, but you might be lucky and be able to register at the door (Sydney Convention Center) tomorrow or the day after tomorrow.