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Optimise your website to appear in organic search and reach customers who are actively looking to buy.

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Is There Anybody Out There?

You’re happy with your website, you think it looks great, your friends and customers say it’s great and everything seems to work BUT nobody new seems to be turning up.  You’re not getting many new enquiries and a few people may have said they couldn’t find you online. Your website seems lost in the digital jungle undergrowth.

Perhaps you look at your website statistics and see you have lots of visitors but nobody sticks around, you may notice that you have a very high ‘bounce rate‘ but don’t know if that is a good or bad thing.

The most likely reason for these events is that you have a problem with your SEO.  It could be missing completely, simply not strong enough or worst of all – wrong.

SEO is all the elements that search engines like Google and Bing and ranking authorities such as Moz use to evaluate and rank your website and thereby decide how relevant it is to show in the search results for any query a user makes. 

Good SEO is not platform dependant, it is simply not true that one CMS (Content Management System – i.e. website platform) is better than others for getting good SEO results – it’s a complete myth. What defines good SEO is a combination of factors, one of which is speed – so if your platform is slow, that will effect your SEO but that is usually only a problem with free solutions, when you are placed on a server with many other free service users. Makes sense right? I am more than happy to take questions on this topic!

What Your Business Needs to Know About SEO is an article I wrote a while back now and I still send it to people asking about SEO on a daily basis. Please do give it a read if you’d like to understand a bit more about how SEO works.

Any number of SEO specialists will offer you a free SEO audit, and I do that too, but what many are not able to address are some of the less controllable factors such as backlinks (links to you from other relevant and authorative websites) – there’s no point in buying backling to your website (which can lead to SEO degredation). Backlinks need to be trustworthy and relevant to your business and that is more of a business networking and PR activity that I can help with. 

Being able to produce great website content copy and weave in all the most relevant and searched for keywords is also something I believe I offer in spades (I’ve written content for copywriters).  Many SEO services ignore this aspect as most basic SEO audits conveniently ignore keywords entirely.

The good news about great SEO is, very few smaller businesses are doing it well (and quite a few bigger ones are rubbish at it too – they just spend all their budgets on advertising instead)! 

This means SEO offers a big opportunity for smaller businesses – with a relatively small investment into perfecting your SEO you can power past your competitors to the digital jungle treetops.

Tell me who your competitors are and I can see what their SEO is optimised for, the keywords they use and where you have opportunities to move ahead.

Find out more here about how I can take your business website to where it needs to be to attract the right customers, be found in search and ultimately convert leads into paying customers.  

Working with tools we’ve invested in from the industry leaders in SEO, it is possible to to carry out analysis and tracking to an extraordinary level of detail for the best results.

 

You will find lots of useful information and advice here on this website.  For starters here are my Top 5 things your website should do for your business, along with more about how a website should work for you.

Whatever platform you choose for your business, whether it’s WordPress, Wix, Weebly, SquareSpace, Shopify, or any other site builder or e-commerce platform, I can help you get it right.

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