A few weeks ago my boss made a suggestion for the company website aimed to increase search engine placement for some new keywords. The website is solely within my remit, so I took care of his request.
During some downtime I came back to the task, taking a few hours to make some big improvements to the site to better rank for what he asked for.
This morning my boss sent me an email - we're now ranking higher than we ever have before for our chosen market, and he's absolutely thrilled about it. However, he's unaware of the extra work I did and thinks it's all down to "one small change".
I feel like I should be recognised for my effort since it's produced such a positive result, and I think it's also important that he knows how much work goes into the task so that he doesn't think that it's a five minute job next time around.
What's the best way to approach this? How can I let my boss know how much work went into a task without coming across as smarmy, or trying to correct him?