15 customisable OKR examples for SEO

What are SEO 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 SEO. 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 SEO 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 SEO OKRs examples

You'll find below a list of Objectives and Key Results templates for SEO. We also included strategic projects for each template to make it easier to understand the difference between key results and projects.

Hope you'll find this helpful!

1. OKR to improve and optimize team's SEO projects' execution and output

  • ObjectiveImprove and optimize team's SEO projects' execution and output
  • Key ResultReduce website bounce rate by 10% by improving landing page SEO
  • TaskImplement engaging, keyword-focused metadata for better search engine recognition
  • TaskImprove landing page content for relevancy and clarity
  • TaskOptimize loading speed to enhance user experience
  • Key ResultRank for 20 new relevant keywords on the first page of search engine results
  • TaskConduct a comprehensive keyword research for relevance
  • TaskOptimize website content based on selected keywords
  • TaskBuild high-quality backlinks using these keywords
  • Key ResultIncrease organic website traffic by 30% through effective SEO strategies
  • TaskEnhance on-page SEO including meta descriptions, title tags, and keywords
  • TaskCreate high-quality, SEO-optimized content regularly
  • TaskImprove website's loading speed for better user experience

2. OKR to increase visibility of our website using SEO practices

  • ObjectiveIncrease visibility of our website using SEO practices
  • Key ResultImprove the site's organic traffic by 20% from SEO methods
  • TaskDevelop and post engaging, keyword-optimized content regularly
  • TaskImplement SEO-friendly metadata for all website pages
  • TaskBuild high-quality, relevant backlinks for the site
  • Key ResultIncrease backlink count by 15% with high quality, relevant sites
  • TaskIdentify high-quality sites relevant to our content
  • TaskMonitor and track backlink progress regularly
  • TaskDraft personalized outreach emails for link opportunities
  • Key ResultAchieve the first page ranking for 5 targeted keywords on Google
  • TaskConsistently produce quality, keyword-optimized blog posts
  • TaskRegularly monitor, analyze, and adjust keyword strategies
  • TaskImplement SEO strategies for target keywords on website content

3. OKR to successfully execute SEO projects for improved online visibility

  • ObjectiveSuccessfully execute SEO projects for improved online visibility
  • Key ResultRank in top 10 search results for at least 20 primary keywords
  • TaskCreate and implement targeted SEO strategies for each keyword
  • TaskIdentify and select 20 primary keywords relevant to the business
  • TaskRegularly monitor, evaluate and adjust SEO strategies
  • Key ResultIncrease organic website traffic by 40% through effective SEO practices
  • TaskCreate high-quality, SEO-friendly blog posts
  • TaskImplement a backlink strategy to boost site authority
  • TaskPerform keyword research to optimize website content
  • Key ResultImprove conversion rate by 30% via SEO optimized landing pages
  • TaskTest and refine meta descriptions and headers
  • TaskUpdate landing pages with SEO-optimized content
  • TaskConduct keyword research for high-volume, relevant search terms

4. 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

5. OKR to improve website's SEO performance and user engagement

  • ObjectiveImprove website's SEO performance and user engagement
  • Key ResultIncrease monthly website traffic by 30%
  • TaskRegularly publish high-quality, unique, and relevant content
  • TaskUtilize social media platforms to promote website content
  • TaskImplement SEO strategies to improve website visibility on search engines
  • Key ResultAchieve top 3 ranking on SERPs for 10 targeted keywords
  • TaskImplement a robust link-building strategy
  • TaskConduct comprehensive keyword research for targeted keywords
  • TaskOptimize website content for search engine ranking
  • Key ResultReduce website bounce rate by 20%
  • TaskOptimize website speed and performance
  • TaskImprove website content quality and relevance
  • TaskEnhance page navigation and user interface

6. OKR to increase inbound customer opportunities to 11

  • ObjectiveIncrease inbound customer opportunities to 11
  • Key ResultDevelop and launch a customer referral program to generate 4 inbound opportunities
  • TaskImplement the referral program within our customer journey
  • TaskPromote the referral program to current customers
  • TaskResearch effective referral program strategies and develop a plan
  • Key ResultEnhance SEO strategies to attract 3 new inbound opportunities
  • TaskOptimize website content for selected keywords
  • TaskResearch and identify relevant keywords for target audience
  • TaskImplement best practice link-building strategies
  • Key ResultImplement a targeted email marketing campaign that yields 4 inbound customer opportunities
  • TaskDevelop engaging, personalized email content
  • TaskIdentify target customer segments through market research
  • TaskEvaluate and optimize based on campaign metrics

7. OKR to boost the volume of organic traffic to our website

  • ObjectiveBoost the volume of organic traffic to our website
  • Key ResultAchieve a 25% increase in website search engine ranking for top 5 keywords
  • TaskOptimize website content using top 5 keywords effectively
  • TaskUtilize backlinks from high authority websites
  • TaskContinually monitor and adjust SEO strategies
  • Key ResultCreate and publish 50 SEO-optimized articles related to our industry
  • TaskWrite and optimize 50 industry-related articles
  • TaskResearch industry-related keywords for SEO purposes
  • TaskPublish and share articles on relevant platforms
  • Key ResultImprove bounce rate by 15% through improved website UI/UX
  • TaskImplement feedback system to understand user experience
  • TaskRevamp website layout for intuitive navigation and ease of use
  • TaskIncorporate appealing visuals and simplified, engaging content

8. OKR to increase website traffic by 30% through SEO and content marketing

  • ObjectiveBoost website traffic
  • Key ResultAchieve 50% higher engagement on social media posts
  • Key ResultImprove website ranking on targeted keywords
  • Key ResultIncrease organic traffic by 20%
  • Key ResultIncrease backlinks by 15%

9. OKR to enhance Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) conversion rates

  • ObjectiveEnhance Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) conversion rates
  • Key ResultImprove the checkout process, reducing cart abandonment by 15%
  • TaskImplement abandoned cart email reminders to incentivize completion
  • TaskOptimize loading speed at checkout page for efficiency
  • TaskSimplify site navigation to allow easy checkout process
  • Key ResultImplement targeted marketing campaigns to boost customer engagement by 30%
  • TaskIdentify key demographics for targeted marketing strategies
  • TaskDevelop tailored marketing campaigns for each demographic
  • TaskTrack and monitor customer engagement metrics regularly
  • Key ResultIncrease DTC site traffic by 20% through optimized SEO strategies
  • TaskRegularly update site with fresh, SEO-optimized content
  • TaskOptimize website content for identified SEO keywords
  • TaskPerform keyword research for high-traffic and industry-related terms

10. OKR to conduct website audit to fix technical SEO issues

  • ObjectiveImprove website technical SEO
  • Key ResultDecrease page load time by 25%
  • Key ResultReduce broken links by 50%
  • Key ResultIncrease website mobile-friendliness score by 10 points
  • Key ResultImprove website's search engine indexation rate by 20%

11. OKR to enhance understanding of competitors' keyword gaps and ranking

  • ObjectiveEnhance understanding of competitors' keyword gaps and ranking
  • Key ResultImplement SEO strategies to fill 80% identified keyword gaps in our content
  • TaskDevelop SEO optimized content for identified keywords
  • TaskMonitor and adjust strategy based on SEO results
  • TaskIdentify specific keyword gaps in existing content
  • Key ResultIdentify and categorize 20 main competitors' top keywords by end of next quarter
  • TaskCategorize and document each competitor's keywords
  • TaskUse SEO tools to identify their top keywords
  • TaskConduct a competitive analysis for 20 main competitors
  • Key ResultIncrease our ranking for identified competitor's top 10 keywords by 15%
  • TaskAnalyze competitor's keywords, ad campaigns, and backlinks
  • TaskImplement robust SEO strategies using these keywords
  • TaskRegularly monitor and adjust strategies based on results

12. OKR to improve Domain authority score to 35

  • ObjectiveImprove Domain authority score to 35
  • Key ResultIncrease inbound links from reputable websites by 20%
  • TaskImplement effective SEO strategies to improve website visibility and organic search rankings
  • TaskCreate high-quality, shareable content that appeals to reputable websites' audiences
  • TaskActively engage in online communities and forums to build relationships and gain backlinks
  • TaskOutreach to influential bloggers and website owners for guest posting opportunities
  • Key ResultPublish high-quality content regularly, resulting in a 30% increase in organic backlinks
  • TaskConduct keyword research to identify relevant topics and optimize content accordingly
  • TaskImplement on-page SEO techniques to improve the visibility and searchability of the content
  • TaskDevelop a content calendar with regular publishing schedule to ensure consistency
  • TaskPromote the published content through outreach and building relationships with influencers and industry experts
  • Key ResultOptimize website pages for SEO to achieve a 10% increase in organic search traffic
  • TaskOptimize page load speed by compressing images and removing unnecessary scripts
  • TaskPerform keyword research and update meta tags to improve relevancy for target keywords
  • TaskBuild high-quality backlinks from authoritative websites to improve organic search rankings
  • TaskEnhance website content with relevant keywords to boost organic search visibility
  • Key ResultEnhance on-page engagement metrics, aiming for a 15% decrease in bounce rate
  • TaskOptimize website load speed by compressing images and minimizing code
  • TaskImprove website navigation by simplifying menus and adding clear call-to-action buttons
  • TaskCreate visually appealing and interactive content to captivate and engage users
  • TaskConduct A/B testing to identify and optimize high-performing website elements

13. 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

14. OKR to boost community membership and customer conversion

  • ObjectiveBoost community membership and customer conversion
  • Key ResultInitiate a referral program and achieve 50% membership via referrals
  • TaskRegularly analyze and adjust strategy based on referral rates
  • TaskImplement a persuasive marketing campaign to promote referrals
  • TaskDevelop an enticing referral program centered on customer rewards
  • Key ResultConvert 15% of new members into customers through targeted email marketing
  • TaskDevelop personalized email marketing campaigns
  • TaskTrack and analyze customer conversion rates
  • TaskIdentify member preferences for targeted emails
  • Key ResultIncrease website traffic by 30% through optimized SEO techniques
  • TaskEnhance site's loading speed and mobile responsiveness
  • TaskImplement keyword optimization throughout the website's content
  • TaskCreate quality backlinks to boost page rankings

15. OKR to improve search engine rankings for targeted keywords

  • ObjectiveIncrease organic search traffic for target keywords
  • Key ResultIncrease number of backlinks from reputable websites
  • Key ResultImprove website content relevancy to target keywords
  • Key ResultUtilize on-page optimization techniques to improve search rankings
  • Key ResultEnhance page loading speed for better user experience

Best practices for managing your SEO 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 SEO 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 SEO OKR templates

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

OKRs resources

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