- November 27, 2018 at 2:51 pm #287629
derk de vries
wanted to have some info who can help me and the cost to have my site be ranked higher on Google.
small business owner struggling with competitors
Derk de VriesNovember 27, 2018 at 6:10 pm #288249
Hi Derk! We would be happy to help. We will be publishing our update to the top local SEO companies soon but here is our most recent list of agencies that would be glad to help you rank higher on Google: https://fitsmallbusiness.com/best-local-seo-company/. The guide includes the starting cost for each.
Another place you can look for SEO experts at a lower price is Fiverr. Simply open an account there and search for “local SEO.” From there, you will receive a generated list of providers. Look for providers with 5-star reviews from quite a few past customers. You can click on their profiles to understand exactly what they do. Some of them specialize in doing an SEO audit to learn how you business can improve its ranking and then putting together an action plan for your business.
Wishing you the very best of luck!November 30, 2018 at 6:33 pm #289833
With SEO you get what you pay for. Also, because of how slow SEO can be to deliver results, it’s also easy for some dodgy characters to string you along with false promises for months before you eventually realise they aren’t really helping you.
My advice would be to:
1. Learn about SEO for yourself by reading Moz’s beginners guide – https://moz.com/beginners-guide-to-seo. It may seem daunting but you can read the whole thing in a weekend. Being more educated on the subject will help you to possibly carry out some work yourself (saving you money) and will also place you in a more informed position to choose the right person to help you.
2. Run as fast as you can from anyone that promises to get you to the top of Google in X months. No one can promise you that and any decent SEO expert will make this very clear to you from the start.
3. Make sure you do your research to understand the difference between on-page SEO (the stuff that you do on your site to improve how Google perceives it) and off-page SEO (the stuff that happens on other websites that has an effect on how your website ranks).
Most of the SEO companies that will approach you offering help with SEO are usually offering off-page services, such as getting you a load of business citations or adding links to your website to their network of high authority websites. Most of the time these services are useless. You can add your website to citation sites yourself for free. And selling you links from networks of sites is against Google’s policies and usually doesn’t do very much for you.
4. Your focus for improving your sites SEO should be around getting your house in order first. This means getting your content and website optimised for users and search engines, such as making sure each page of your site is written well, offering something of value to readers and targeting the correct keywords. You also need to make sure that each page is accurately described to users via Google search results by using solid meta titles and descriptions to influence users to click on the links. AND…..you will also need to make sure your site is fast loading and that all pages can be reached easily by Google’s “crawlers”.
User tools such as these to perform checks on your website:
Only when all that is sorted should you begin thinking about your off-page SEO, such as getting high-quality sites within the same niche as you to link to you. But really, you can do this yourself just by asking them! You don’t need to pay someone to do it for you. Assuming you’ve got a decent website with useful, informative and shareable content, it shouldn’t be too difficult to get people to link to it for you.
And finally, here are a few final links to help you learn more about SEO and how to improve your rankings:
This is a checklist of the 200 known factors that influence SEO:
I learned SEO by paying attention to Rand Fishkin from Moz. Check out his videos below. They only take up 10-15 minutes of your time and you can learn A LOT:
SEO Manager at http://www.thomsonlocal.com
Senior Copywriter and SEO Specialist for The BBC, TSB Bank and British Gas.
https://uk.linkedin.com/in/rob-knott-8b966393November 30, 2018 at 6:34 pm #289569
I have been doing on-page SEO and (a bit of) technical SEO for quite some time, so maybe I can help. Would you be interested to chat sometime?
If, however, you might be thinking about getting “a fuller package”, not just SEO, I would suggest you check Executive Digital — these guys can do wonders.
AlexandraDecember 4, 2018 at 6:35 pm #291471
From what I read from Derks post, if I were to help rank your site on Google, but you’re struggling because of your competitors then I would simply check out your competitors and conduct some market research on the audience which you are trying to reach.
From there I would search the keyword or long-tailed keywords in your website on Google. Go through the websites and see what they’re doing thats driving them traffic.
Why fix whats not broken…
Buzzsumo is a great tool to use to check out competitors and see exactly what type of content is bringing them traffic and whats getting them the most overall engagement. Create content similar, but with a twist. If their content is 1000 words, then make yours 2000. If they have a video talking about the overall picture of SEO, then talk about the specific tactics they can use for SEO.
Conclusion, give the audience more value than your competitors.
This should give your brand/website a solid foundation as long as you are maintaining and consistently giving value to your audience. Doing this is a major contribution to overall SEO for your website. Obviously theres lots of other tactics for getting your page ranked on Google, but this is a great way to get started and creating a foundation!
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