History Needs to Be Found

World History Encyclopedia is seeking a dedicated Volunteer SEO Manager to join our team and assist in elevating our website's visibility on Google. In this role, you will be responsible for researching high-value keywords, implementing link-building strategies, and collaborating closely with our editorial team.

This position is suitable for volunteers with extensive experience in SEO as well as entry-level candidates looking to learn (we can adapt the tasks to your experience level) while making a meaningful contribution to a non-profit organization. As World History Encyclopedia is already a well-established publication with over a million backlinks, this is both an interesting challenge and a great learning experience.

Your role will be integral in helping our encyclopedia reach more readers around the globe, allowing millions of people to learn about history entirely free of charge.

This position is a volunteer role; you will not be paid for your work.


  • Able and willing to dedicate a minimum of 5 hours per week to the position.
  • Understanding of digital marketing concepts and SEO practices.
  • Proficiency in relevant SEO tools like Ahrefs, Google Analytics, etc.
  • Basic knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
  • Ability to analyze data and provide evidence-based recommendations.
  • Knowledge of keyword research and data mining tools.
  • Understanding of ranking factors and search engine algorithms.
  • Ability to work within a team and independently.
  • Experience in developing and executing SEO strategies is a plus.


  • Conducting keyword research to identify high-volume and relevant keywords.
  • Implementing and managing link-building strategies to increase the number of quality inbound links.
  • Utilizing Ahrefs, Google Analytics, and other tools to track site traffic, rankings, and SEO effectiveness.
  • Keeping up-to-date with the latest SEO trends and Google algorithm updates.
  • Collaborating with social media, editorial, and programming teams to optimize all aspects of the company's web presence.
  • Assisting in the development and implementation of the company's SEO strategy.

Job Snapshot

Job Type

No education requirements

Manages Others

Required Travel
None; virtual home-based position

Time Commitment
5 hours per week minimum

Volunteer position (none)

How to Apply

Please send the following to editor [at] worldhistory.org
  • Resume / CV and cover email, explaining why you would be a good fit for WHE. Please make sure to mention both your experience and your motivation.
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