Web & SEO Sales Professional ( BDM)

Monday, 31 January 2011

Freedom SEO is a fresh and fast growing SEO & Search Engine marketing firm based in Melbourne, which has a wealth of experienced team members, from all over the IT industry. Due to rapid growth and expansion plans, we are looking for an enthusiastic, ethical and professional web sales expert to join our team.

This is a high profile role within our organisation, that enjoys an enviable reputation for excellence. This role is ideally suited to the ambitious BDM who strives for success. The successful applicant will have a proven track record in B2B sales. SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) experience will be highly regarded.

Key Objectives & Responsibilities:

• Create new leads through research and networking.
• Present sales proposals to potential clients.
• Ensure the highest level of customer service.
• Achieve sales targets, and encourage the growth of the business.
• Build, maintain and enhance relationships with new and existing customers.

Key Attributes:

• Experience in SEO, PPC, social media and other online marketing products.
• Good Phone manners and strong experience in cold calling businesses.
• A strong sales and customer service history in selling to SMEs.
• A proactive outlook.
• Account Management experience.
• Experience in managing a pipeline of high-end small to medium businesses from qualifying, prospecting and to contract signature.
• Experience in preparation of quotes, proposals, and presentations as required.
• Computer and internet savvy skills and should be familiar with MS Office applications.

Remuneration will include $50K base + achievable and uncapped commissions. As the company is in the growth phase, there is great opportunity for career progression!

To apply for this role submit or email your cv and cover letter to gordon.chong@freedomseo.com.au

Yahoo's Organic Search Results Powered by Microsoft Bing in Australia

Sunday, 16 January 2011

Back in August 2010, Yahoo and Microsoft announced a search alliance to use the Microsoft technology to power Yahoo's organic search results.
On January 15th, Yahoo and Microsoft announced that the search transition between Yahoo7 and Microsoft Bing has been successfully completed in Australia as well as in 2 other markets.

According to Yahoo:

The Yahoo! and Microsoft Search Alliance team has reached yet another important milestone today. As planned, we are moving forward with the global transition of certain Yahoo! Search back-end functions to Microsoft’s search platform, and have just completed this process for organic search in Australia, Brazil and Mexico. This news is another step forward for the Yahoo! and Microsoft Search Alliance as we continue our efforts for a quality transition with our worldwide advertisers and partners.

Although the transition should be seemless, Yahoo has advised to double check your rankings and set up a Bing Webmaster Tool account to optimise the indexing capabilities.
The Search Alliance will have a large impact on the US and Canadian markets, but is likely to have little impact in Australia, which is largely dominated by Google.

Regarding paid search, Yahoo has announced that the transition will occur in the second half of 2011.