7 customisable OKR examples for Search Optimization

What are Search Optimization OKRs?

The Objective and Key Results (OKR) framework is a simple goal-setting methodology that was introduced at Intel by Andy Grove in the 70s. It became popular after John Doerr introduced it to Google in the 90s, and it's now used by teams of all sizes to set and track ambitious goals at scale.

Writing good OKRs can be hard, especially if it's your first time doing it. You'll need to center the focus of your plans around outcomes instead of projects.

We understand that setting OKRs can be challenging, so we have prepared a set of examples tailored for Search Optimization. Take a peek at the templates below to find inspiration and kickstart your goal-setting process.

If you want to learn more about the framework, you can read our OKR guide online.

Building your own Search Optimization OKRs with AI

While we have some examples available, it's likely that you'll have specific scenarios that aren't covered here. You can use our free AI generator below or our more complete goal-setting system to generate your own OKRs.

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Our customisable Search Optimization OKRs examples

You will find in the next section many different Search Optimization Objectives and Key Results. We've included strategic initiatives in our templates to give you a better idea of the different between the key results (how we measure progress), and the initiatives (what we do to achieve the results).

Hope you'll find this helpful!

1. OKR to enhance search functionality through AI integration

  • ObjectiveEnhance search functionality through AI integration
  • Key ResultImprove search accuracy and relevance by 20% through AI application
  • TaskContinually evaluate and adjust AI algorithms for maximum accuracy
  • TaskImplement AI-based algorithms to enhance search precision
  • TaskTrain AI with relevant datasets for improved search relevance
  • Key ResultImplement AI-powered search improvements on 60% of the platform by the end of next quarter
  • TaskIdentify sections for AI-powered search implementation
  • TaskDeploy AI search enhancements on chosen areas
  • TaskEvaluate and adjust algorithm efficiency
  • Key ResultAchieve a 30% reduction in search time with AI enhancements
  • TaskContinuously monitor, test, and fine-tune the AI search feature for efficiency
  • TaskImplement an AI-powered search algorithm to optimize query responses
  • TaskTrain AI model to understand and promptly respond to user search patterns

2. OKR to increase search ranking

  • ObjectiveIncrease search ranking
  • Key ResultAchieve a top 5 ranking for at least 5 target keywords
  • TaskConduct keyword research to identify the most relevant and valuable target keywords
  • TaskOptimize website content and meta tags based on chosen target keywords
  • TaskImplement a strategic link building campaign to increase website's authority
  • TaskContinuously monitor and analyze keyword rankings and make adjustments accordingly
  • Key ResultIncrease organic website traffic by 20%
  • TaskPromote website through social media platforms and engage with the audience
  • TaskCollaborate with influencers or industry experts for guest blogging or partnerships
  • TaskRegularly publish high-quality, SEO-friendly blog posts and articles
  • TaskOptimize website content with relevant keywords and meta tags
  • Key ResultIncrease the number of indexed pages by 15%
  • TaskGenerate high-quality and relevant content to expand website's indexable pages
  • TaskImplement XML sitemap and submit to search engines for better indexing
  • TaskOptimize website structure and navigation for improved crawlability
  • TaskIncrease internal linking to help search engines discover and index more pages
  • Key ResultImprove domain authority score by 10 points
  • TaskOptimize on-page content by adding relevant keywords and improving internal linking structure
  • TaskCreate high-quality and shareable content to attract natural backlinks from other websites
  • TaskIncrease backlinks by reaching out to authoritative websites in the same niche
  • TaskRegularly monitor and disavow any spammy or low-quality backlinks to maintain a clean link profile

3. OKR to increase SEO by addressing all broken links

  • ObjectiveIncrease SEO by addressing all broken links
  • Key ResultIdentify all broken links on the website using a link checker tool
  • TaskDocument and analyze the results
  • TaskRun the tool across your entire website
  • TaskSelect a reliable link checker tool
  • Key ResultMonitor website performance and observe an increase in SEO ranking
  • TaskImplement and regularly check a website analytics tracking system
  • TaskUtilize SEO tools to monitor keyword ranking improvements
  • TaskDocument changes in website traffic and search engine ranking weekly
  • Key ResultFix all broken links by redirecting to relevant content or updating URL
  • TaskUpdate URLs or create redirects
  • TaskIdentify all broken links on the website
  • TaskFind relevant content for redirection

4. OKR to achieve a 20% upsurge in organic traffic for designated categories

  • ObjectiveAchieve a 20% upsurge in organic traffic for designated categories
  • Key ResultUpscale social media marketing to attract 15% more visitors to the website
  • TaskCollaborate with influencers relevant to the brand for wider reach
  • TaskIncrease frequency of engaging posts on popular social media platforms
  • TaskImplement targeted advertising campaigns using platform-specific metrics
  • Key ResultDevelop and implement a search engine optimization strategy for increasing site visibility
  • TaskCreate a comprehensive strategy utilizing identified SEO methods
  • TaskImplement and monitor the effectiveness of the SEO strategy
  • TaskResearch current SEO trends and best practices
  • Key ResultAmplify engagement through sharing informative, unique blog posts bi-weekly
  • TaskDevelop engaging, educational blog content twice a week
  • TaskPromote posts through various social media platforms
  • TaskEncourage readers to share posts across their networks

5. OKR to boost the volume of organic website traffic

  • ObjectiveBoost the volume of organic website traffic
  • Key ResultImprove SEO ranking to top 10 for 5 targeted keywords
  • TaskEnhance backlink profile with high-quality, relevant links
  • TaskImplement target keywords in website content and meta descriptions
  • TaskRegularly publish fresh, original, keyword-focused content
  • Key ResultAchieve 20% increase in organic visitors per month
  • TaskOptimize website content for relevant SEO keywords
  • TaskDevelop consistent social media posting schedule
  • TaskStart a blog for higher search engine visibility
  • Key ResultDecrease bounce rate by 15%
  • TaskImplement a compelling call-to-action
  • TaskImprove website speed and load times
  • TaskOptimize content for relevancy and readability

6. OKR to launch engaging, user-friendly website

  • ObjectiveLaunch engaging, user-friendly website
  • Key ResultIncrease site usability score by 30% through UX-focused improvements
  • TaskRegularly track usability score and revise improvements
  • TaskPrioritize and implement user-friendly design changes
  • TaskConduct user testing to identify existing usability issues
  • Key ResultAttract 15% more unique visitors through enhanced SEO tactics
  • TaskImprove website loading speed and mobile compatibility for user satisfaction
  • TaskDevelop a detailed keyword strategy based on market trends and customer needs
  • TaskCreate high-quality, keyword-rich content that caters to user queries
  • Key ResultAchieve a bounce rate reduction of 20% via interactive contents
  • TaskDevelop interactive infographics and videos to engage users
  • TaskImprove website's navigation and user experience design
  • TaskIncorporate quizzes, polls, and surveys into website content

7. OKR to boost lead generation by 20% MOM

  • ObjectiveBoost lead generation by 20% MOM
  • Key ResultConvert 5% more website visitors into leads through optimized landing pages
  • TaskRevise landing page design for more engaging visuals and clearer calls-to-action
  • TaskConduct A/B testing to determine most effective page layout
  • TaskImplement SEO strategies to attract targeted traffic
  • Key ResultImplement SEO techniques to increase website traffic by 30%
  • TaskCreate quality backlinks to boost website's authority
  • TaskConduct keyword research to optimize website content
  • TaskImprove website's loading speed and mobile optimization
  • Key ResultIncrease content marketing reach by 15% to draw more potential leads
  • TaskPromote content using social media platforms and emails
  • TaskUtilize SEO strategies for higher visibility in search engines
  • TaskCreate engaging content targeting customers' interests and queries

Best practices for managing your Search Optimization OKRs

Generally speaking, your objectives should be ambitious yet achievable, and your key results should be measurable and time-bound (using the SMART framework can be helpful). It is also recommended to list strategic initiatives under your key results, as it'll help you avoid the common mistake of listing projects in your KRs.

Here are a couple of best practices extracted from our OKR implementation guide 👇

Tip #1: Limit the number of key results

The #1 role of OKRs is to help you and your team focus on what really matters. Business-as-usual activities will still be happening, but you do not need to track your entire roadmap in the OKRs.

We recommend having 3-4 objectives, and 3-4 key results per objective. A platform like Tability can run audits on your data to help you identify the plans that have too many goals.

Tability Insights DashboardTability's audit dashboard will highlight opportunities to improve OKRs

Tip #2: Commit to the weekly check-ins

Don't fall into the set-and-forget trap. It is important to adopt a weekly check-in process to get the full value of your OKRs and make your strategy agile – otherwise this is nothing more than a reporting exercise.

Being able to see trends for your key results will also keep yourself honest.

Tability Insights DashboardTability's check-ins will save you hours and increase transparency

Tip #3: No more than 2 yellow statuses in a row

Yes, this is another tip for goal-tracking instead of goal-setting (but you'll get plenty of OKR examples above). But, once you have your goals defined, it will be your ability to keep the right sense of urgency that will make the difference.

As a rule of thumb, it's best to avoid having more than 2 yellow/at risk statuses in a row.

Make a call on the 3rd update. You should be either back on track, or off track. This sounds harsh but it's the best way to signal risks early enough to fix things.

Best way to track your Search Optimization OKRs

Quarterly OKRs should have weekly updates to get all the benefits from the framework. Reviewing progress periodically has several advantages:

  • It brings the goals back to the top of the mind
  • It will highlight poorly set OKRs
  • It will surface execution risks
  • It improves transparency and accountability

Spreadsheets are enough to get started. Then, once you need to scale you can use a proper OKR platform to make things easier.

A strategy map in TabilityTability's Strategy Map makes it easy to see all your org's OKRs

If you're not yet set on a tool, you can check out the 5 best OKR tracking templates guide to find the best way to monitor progress during the quarter.

More Search Optimization OKR templates

We have more templates to help you draft your team goals and OKRs.

OKRs resources

Here are a list of resources to help you adopt the Objectives and Key Results framework.

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