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How Do I Write SEO Web Copy For Voice Search?

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Can you remember when search engines first arrived, way back in the 90s?

Obviously, if you’re one of today’s modern millennials, this event will not even have registered on your radar – you were probably still in nappies back in the 90s.

However, for those of us who are slightly older (should we say 30-something, to be kind?), the arrival of the first search engines was an important step. For those of us who later went on to become SEOs, it was a seminal moment. Well, it would have been, if we’d been paying attention at the time.

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Is SEO Important For Web Design?

Is SEO Important For Web Design?

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SEO or search engine optimisation is the practice of impacting a website’s ranking in SERPs to try to increase qualified traffic to a relevant page whereas web design is the process of creating a design that can then be turned into a website. On the face of it these are two very different types of activity, however, in reality, the two are so intertwined that every web designer should be highly literate in SEO and every SEO consultant should have a strong understanding of UX and design.

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What's The Difference Between An SEO Agency & An SEO Consultant

What’s The Difference Between An SEO Agency & An SEO Consultant?

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So you probably want to get more traffic to your website and increasing your rankings in Google is going to be one of the first places to start. If your business has been around for virtually any length of time, it’s more than likely that you already have some kind of website and that website probably already has had some search engine optimisation carried out on it and perhaps had some offsite work carried out as well. The thing is you’re going to want an expert in search engine optimisation to work on your website if you really want it to rank effectively and generate traffic through search.

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What Types Of Content Should A Blogger Create

What Types Of Content Should A Blogger Create?

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I know this sounds like a trick question, but trust me, it isn’t.

Thanks to the fact that we’re exceptionally good SEO and Content Marketers here at GrowTraffic, we’ve just drawn up our content calendar for the first three months of 2019, and we’ve decided to go to basics a little bit.

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How To Choose An SEO Agency

How To Choose An SEO Agency

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Like many people, I got into SEO by accident, but that was a long time ago and SEO was a brave new world that most people had never heard of, let alone thought they knew anything about. The market we find ourselves in these days is much more mature, competitive and just about every man and their dog seem to argue they know how to do SEO. So how do you choose an SEO agency?

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Learnings from Distilled’s Will Critchlow’s Interview With Google’s John Mueller

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Every now and then there is a post about search which should make every SEO consultant stand up and take notice. Recently, Distilled’s Will Critchlow created one such piece of content when he created a Whiteboard Friday for Moz, about the lessons he learned from interviewing Google’s John Mueller.

The Whiteboard Friday covers a range of topics including Domain Authority, subdomains vs subfolders and a take on using noindex/nofollow. Here’s my roundup and thoughts based on the piece:

John Mueller is the Senior Webmaster Trends Analyst at Google and he’s always prepared to be super helpful when it comes to questions about how Google is treating things differently from a technical SEO perspective.

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North Sourcing SEO

By | Search Engines, SEO

Here at GrowTraffic we’ve worked with businesses from all over the world. We’ve helped out businesses throughout Europe, Australia, the USA, Israel and South Africa, however, most of the businesses we work with are in the UK and whilst we’re based in the North West and South Yorkshire, we work on a surprisingly large number of websites from businesses based in the Greater London area.

If you’re a London-based company you may have heard about the benefits of north sourcing various tasks, with SEO and content being a digital marketing channels that are particularly well suited to being north sourced. Read More

How to optimise your organic click through rate

How To Optimise Your Organic Click Through Rate

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Most people who have had some kind of experience with digital marketing over the ten or fifteen years have probably heard of Click Through Rate (CTR), but most people would equate it to Pay Per Click search marketing such as Google Ads rather than with SEO. However, SEO consultants take organic click through rate very seriously and you should too. This is why. Read More

How to use seo as a sales channel

How To Use SEO As A Sales Channel

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The rich and complex opportunities of the online world make life easier and harder at the same time. With so many channels, platforms, devices, and content formats, there’s a level of creative flexibility that we could barely have imagined just ten years ago. That’s great. The problem is the inevitable analysis paralysis — when you’re free to do anything, how can you pick something?

You could put all your chips in the PPC basket, flooding the digital landscape with ads spanning Google, Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat. You could run advanced email marketing to build up customer loyalty. You could even take the influencer marketing route to gather referrals from top social media figures — but if you want to succeed in the long run, SEO is your way forward. Read More

How Does Google Rank Websites?

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Business owners and marketers the world over are trying to figure out how to get their websites to rank better in Google. But it’s important to think about why and how Google ranks websites.

Those websites that appear on the first page for a search query are those that Google considers to be the most important, relevant and ultimately useful to the searcher, for a specific query. Read More

Freelance SEO Consultant

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Freelance SEO Consultant Growth GraphMy name is Simon Dalley. I’m a freelance SEO consultant. If your website does not rank highly then it’s not reaching potential customers. In today’s market, even small to medium business owners can’t afford to rest on their laurels; your website needs to work hard and it needs to compete with the best.

If you’re unsure as to how to get your website to rank higher, then you need a Search Engine Optimisation consultant to show you where you’re going wrong and to give you helpful, constructive advice on how to remedy this.

So, if you can’t make head nor tail of the all the advice out there on the net, and if you can’t afford the monthly retainer figure of a company, then you probably need a Freelance SEO Consultant!

Here at GrowTraffic, search engine optimisation is what we do and, with the combined skills of my experience as a search marketing specialist and Rachel’s search orientated copywriting, we pride ourselves on being exceptionally good at it (even if we do say so ourselves!).

Learn more about our SEO consultancy services here.

What Does a Freelance SEO Consultant Do?  

Freelance SEO consultant services mean different things to different people. As search engine optimisation specialists, GrowTraffic will carry out a full audit of your current website to see where it is under-performing or if certain search marketing work could help it achieve a better ranking position.

Once I have analysed your site, I can give you some suggestions on how to improve it or what you could do differently. I look at this from the perspective of a technical SEO consultant as well as considering the offsite requirements – including outreach and link building. Often, I can make some of these changes for you or can complete a contract of work that will improve your position, however, occasionally, you may have to make some of the changes yourself (although I’ll always show you how and are always on the other end of the phone if you get stuck!).

As I work on a freelance basis, you won’t be tied into lengthy contracts and, as I work from home, I don’t have huge overheads to cover. This means that I can bring you the benefits of an expensive agency at my normal consultancy hourly rate.

Getting a freelancer in to take on this side of your web marketing is a big thing, so why not call me on 07411 420740 and we can discuss it in more detail; I’m sure you’ll see how passionate I am are about search marketing.

Creative SEO Consultant

Simon Dalley - Freelance SEO ConsultantDon’t just get in touch if you need someone to work on your search marketing for you; ranking well is about being creative and original, but coming up with tactics can be exhausting and trying things ad hoc can be risky.

With my experience as a digital marketing consultant, I have seen a lot and I know what works and what doesn’t. Why not give me a call if you if you need to speak to someone?

SEO Consultant

More and more, good optimisation isn’t just a case of tweaking things in the background or pointing some links at a website. It’s a case of creating the best possible website for the organisation with the website optimisation consultant needing to work with many stakeholders including website owners, their staff and contributors.

I understand that many businesses approach me because they need an expert to help them grow. However, I passionately believe in giving the businesses I work with the information and tools they need to take on their online marketing themselves. By doing this, I ensure that websites will rank well not just now, but in the future too.

I understand there are a lot of people out there that say they know about marketing and SEO, but I have a track record. All you have to do is search me out on Google and you should see my history in search speaks volumes. Plus if you want to check me out further, take a look at my profile on one of the biggest SEO communities and information websites in the world; Moz, where I’m regularly ranked around 200 in the community of 18,000 contributors.

Contact Me

I’m based in Bacup in Rossendale – which is in East Lancashire – but I don’t just SEO Lancashire businesses websites; I’ve worked as a UK SEO consultant for organisations throughout the UK (and a few further afield!). But wherever you are, I hope you’ll think I offer one of the best SEO consulting company there is!

If you’d like any further information about my work as a freelance seo consultant or would like GrowTraffic to take a look at your website, then please contact me today.

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Does Grammar Matter To SEO?

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I was reading an email yesterday from someone who shall remain nameless and it was, quite frankly, terrible.

The sentences were too long, the grammar was incorrect, it read terribly. In fact, it didn’t just read terribly, it was impossible to read. By the time you’d got to the end of one sentence, you’d forgotten what it was all about. Or why you were even there in the first place. Or what your name was.

Now, to be fair, the email hadn’t been written with the intention of being used for any marketing purposes; it was a personal email. In fact, it was technically a HR document, sent with the need to be legally binding.

Nevertheless, it got me thinking about the way people write and what they want their reader to do with that piece of written information.  Read More