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Future of SEO with the content publishers?

By | Google, Search Engines, SEO | One Comment

It seems to me that more and more we can say that the future of SEO is with the content publishers. By content publishers I’m not talking about people that can knock out a couple of pages a day, I’m taking about those organisations that are creating reams and reams of pages of content every day, ranging from news articles to blogs to pages, this is the future of SEO at the moment.

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Predicting PageRank Updates

By | Google, Search Engines, SEO | One Comment

You know predicting the next PageRank update is a bit of fun , you’ve got to do it, as a search marketer it’s the expected thing.

Here’s my prediction – it’s going to take place between March 31st and April 30th – that’s a bit of a cop out really as we all know it’s going to update in that time frame. I suppose if I’m going to get pinned down on when the update is going to take place I will probably go for the end of this month – so updating on or around 30th March.

Google has been updating its PageRank algorithm pretty regularly for the last couple of years, so I suppose it’s fair to say they’ll do the same this time round.

Plus it’s not long since Google did a fairly major update in the shape of getting Google Caffeine out to the masses, so I expect they are going to want to do it sooner rather than later to make sure everything is working as it should do.

I’d be interested to hear if you think the PageRank update will take place in April and what makes you think that?

Freelance SEO Consultant

By | Rossendale, SEO

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 we have analysed your site, we can give you some suggestions on how to improve it or what you could do differently. We look at this from the perspective of a technical SEO consultant as well as considering the offsite requirements – including outreach and link building. Often, we 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 we’ll always show you how and are always on the other end of the phone if you get stuck!).

As we work on a freelance basis, you won’t be tied into lengthy contracts and, as we both work from home, we don’t have huge overheads to cover. This means that we can bring you the benefits of an expensive agency at our 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 us on 07495 181007 and we can discuss it in more detail; we’re sure you’ll see how passionate we are about search marketing.

Creative SEO Consultants

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 our combined experience as digital marketing consultants, we have seen a lot and we know what works and what doesn’t. Why not give us 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.

We understand that many businesses approach us because they need an expert to help them grow. However, both Rachel, Hannah and I passionately believe in giving the businesses we work with the information and tools they need to take on their online marketing themselves. By doing this, we 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 Us

We’re 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, we hope you’ll think we’re 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 us today.

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Google Caffeine and The Implications for SEO

By | Google, Search Engines, SEO, Uncategorized | No Comments

Google gets ready to launch Google Caffeine. Caffeine is now active in its first datacentre so it won’t be long until it’s rolled out full time.

It’s exciting times – we’re going to have to figure out all the new set of rules. To be fair it’s about time, it’s been a while since the last main update which (in my opinion) was Google’s Universal Search, which saw more maps, more videos, more product in the search etc.

So what makes the launch of Google Caffeine so important? In short it reflect a shift in the way the internet is being used. It signals the end of the page as being the unit of value that has been the standard since search engines started trawling the net.

With the advent of the datastream we see a new way to cartegorise a form of information.

What’s a stream? Think Facebook and Twitter, those quick successions of posts and responces. There is also a greater focus on localisation as well as a plethora of other fun stuff for us to get our teeth into.

What does this mean for search engine results as we know them? Well probably not a lot to start off with, but over time we’ll begin to see them becomming more and more important and we will probably see the bobbing effect of a system trying to restore the balance as everyone gets in on the act.

I leave you with one last thought. Streams are real time. Imagine if the changes you make to you website have a direct effect on the search results? Wouldn’t that make SEO even more exciting.

Making sure people value seo

By | Google, PPC, Search Engines, SEO | No Comments

SEO is an essential element to the marketing role of most marketing departments in most business. The main problem with SEO is that it’s difficult to measure.

It’s therefore important for anyone carrying out SEO for a client or internally to make sure they scream and shout about what they are doing.

Remember often the changes that you make in seoing a website will take weeks to have any real impact, so it’s important to log every single change that you make to the website – you’ve got to be really anal about it, being able to go back is essential, and sometimes you know what? Even this won’t help because your seo efforts are effected by other factors such as the seo efforts of a rival website, or changes to algorithms.

he other thing is you can be adding 20 relevant pages a day with great content however they’ll probably only get what appears to be a small number of visits, maybe a few a day in some cases – so you’ve got to focus on the overall picture and strategy when talking to the decision makers, after all if you can add 20 really good pages a day to a website and you get a few visits to each the seo team are going to be generating some serious traffic overall in a week.

It’s when the accountants get involved that you have a problem – seoing a weebsite is about the future of that website and the busines, it’s not like ppc were the returns are instant, with seo the returns take months and they are incremental and you’ve got to speculate about the success of a page.

If you focus on the individual aspects of seo too much your decision makers will lose sight of the overall bigger picture and start to devalue the seo your are carrying out for them.

As ever in business, and especially marketing, if it’s going to be done you better make sure you can back it up with data and it’s especially true when managing an seo campaign.

The importance of Alt Tags

By | SEO

One of the most important elements when SEO’ing a website is getting the keywords in the alt tags. This is especially true of most modern websites where the pages are built using a generic database.

It’s important that the if you’re using a generic template throughout the site that consideration be placed on which keywords are used – this then has to be balanced out by the text that is being put on the page – the text and the generic alt tags have to be relevant, and on those pages that will go into more detail about your key keywords it’s important that the % of keywords is balanced so you’re not seen as being a keyword  stuffing website – ie a spammer.

Search engine optimisation is a balancing act, and to do SEO right it’s always best not to use templates, to make sure that every single page is specific – however in the real world this isn’t always possible because you won’t have enough man hours in the day to be that anal about things.

The other fatal flaw is to over look them all together, remember search engines do put a lot of weight on the alt tags keywords – some would argue more weight is put on these than the anchor link text – and they get far more weight than title tags do – so don’t worry too much about the title tags!!

SEO Chorley

By | Search Engines, SEO

GrowTraffic was originally a Chorley based internet marketing consultancy. Since the end of 2013 we’ve been based in Bacup, Rossendale in East Lancashire. Despite no longer living in Chorley we still have property in the town, have many friends and family there and work with businesses in Chorley. We our experience of working with Chorley businesses and our connections with the town if you’re looking to SEO Chorley websites then look no further.

Whether you are looking to SEO your website for local, national or international searches we understand it’s important to deal with a business that has a good understanding of what it’s like to operate as a business from Chorley.

As well as carrying onsite and technical SEO, deliver SEO through a copy orientated content marketing approach. This approach offers long term sustainable search engine opportunities and is one which businesses can adapt and develop as their own business grows.

We SEO Chorley websites for just that reason, our connections with Chorley mean we can quickly and easily meet with you to discuss your ongoing search engine optimisation strategy and react quickly to the requirements of your business.

To SEO Chorley websites contact GrowTraffic today and we will discuss how we can help your business grow online.

SEO Lancashire

By | Rossendale, SEO

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If you’re a Lancashire based business it stands to reason you’d want to use a local supplier for your search engine optimisation (SEO) services.

I’m Simon Dalley and I’m been ideally placed to SEO Lancashire business. I’ve been involved in search engine optimisation for the past 8 years and we understand how important it is that I’m only a car journey away. This helps me get a better understanding of clients’ requirements and allows clients to have maximum input in how we optimise and what we optimise for.

For the most part I’ve worked and lived in Lancashire all my life. I was born in Preston, grew up in Euxton near Chorley, have worked on the Fylde Coast near Blackpool, Leyland and in the beautiful Ribble Valley.

Whilst these days, as a Lancashire SEO consultant I generally work from Greater Manchester (be fair, it’s still part of historic County Palatine of Lancashire). GrowTraffic moved to Bacup in East Lancashire in 2013 and is headed up by myself and Rachel – who writes awesome SEO orientated copy – and from where we provide digital marketing services to Rossendale, as well as businesses from further afield. And by that I mean the whole of the UK, not just Burnley!

I believe that digital marketing services are often best carried out by someone with local understanding who can jump in a car and meet up with a client face to face. If you’re looking for SEO Lancashire, Internet Marketing Lancashire and our other Lancashire-centric online services please contact us now or for more information check out search engine optimisation.

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How Can SEO Help My Business?

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Pay Per Click Management Specialists

By | Google, PPC, Search Engines, Uncategorized

Pay per click (PPC) advertising, is probably the best form of marketing currently available to businesses with a website.

Pay per click advertising is an innovative marketing method that only displays your advertisement when people search for your products or service. Meaning that your user is prequalified before they arrive on your website

What’s more, the results are almost immediate, unlike SEO strategies that can take months and sometimes even years to pay off.

Better still, you only pay for the clicks that deliver traffic to your site – so unlike historical marketing methods (such as display advertising), you don’t get charged for the number of times your ad will potentially be seen.

Years of PPC Management experience

Pay per click management is one of GrowTraffic specialities, in which we have years of experience, understanding just about every aspect of the pay per click management process. Simon has been managing Google Adwords accounts since 2007. He’s managed pay per click campaigns for some of the countries leading brands, handling millions of pounds of marketing spend per year, to deliver significant growth through this targeted customer acquisition activity.

Whether you are new to the whole PPC game or have an inhouse team working on your PPC activity we are here to help. We can work in a consultative capacity or carry out pay per click management on your behalf.

Whatever you do when you’re working with PPC you’ve got to make sure your pay per click marketing campaigns are a success from the start and continue to maximise ROI by incremental improvements and growth. That’s where we come in.

As an integrated search marketing operation, we know how important it is for your PPC activities to feedback to your SEO campaign and whether you want us to engage in SEO on your behalf or not, we’ll work with you to demonstrate how the insights we garner from PPC can be best applied to your ongoing organic search activities.

Real PPC Management. Not just set and forget.

If you’ve previously outsourced your PPC campaign activity you might have already experienced the ‘set and forget’ mentality. These are the companies that win your business then set your campaign and then leave it running whilst they chase the next PPC client. Rest assured our team will be in and out of your account on a regular basis, optimising, tweaking and being ruthless when we need to be. We’re not the cheapest pay per click managers on the net but you know we’ll be on it for you.

Additionally, whilst we have a number of pieces of software that help us to manage PPC campaigns we don’t rely on the automatrons to tell us what to do, we’ll be there in the account and on the end of the phone to make sure your campaign is performing as it should do for you.

Book a FREE PPC Management Consultation

Get in touch today to discuss your PPC management requirements. There’s nothing scary about this, just let us know what you’re looking to achieve and we’ll get back to you with some ideas. We’ll probably have to have access to your account at some point but to begin with we’ll be happy just to talk through your business’ requirements. Contact us today to get started.

Digital Marketing Services

By | Content Marketing, Inbound Marketing, PPC, Search Engines, SEO, Social Media Marketing, Web Design

We help you grow your business through targeted, thoughtful digital marketing activities.

SEO Audit

We gather insight

Printed Media

We broaden your reach

Web Design

We get you online

SEO Training

We show you how

Content Creation

We get you noticed

Link Building

We make connections

Social Media

We make you heard

Want to find out more? Get in touch!

GrowTraffic gets your business noticed online. Our approach is fresh, yet reliable, and guarantees results.

 

We will boost your search engine rankings and grow your social media following to increase your client base.

 

We work with clients of any size, and with any budget. We work flexibly and adapt to change. Our contract lengths can be adapted to suit you, making us the perfect digital marketing partner for any business.

Our services are broad and are fully tailorable to suit your businesses’ needs. We don’t have a standard package to push on people, but allow businesses to create a bespoke package of digital marketing.

This means you never pay for what you don’t need.

We take the time to get to know your business, your market, and the competition. Without doing that, we can’t see how any Digital Marketing agency can possibly know what actions to take to help your business grow.

We do this through a full SEO Audit before we quote you. This comprehensive review of your online presence looks at not only the SEO health of your website, but, unlike most SEO agencies, also includes a thorough key word analysis, market, and competitor analysis. That way, we can be sure that we are providing your business with the right amount of services to get you ranking, rather than just giving you a ‘one size fits all’ package.

Our onsite optimisation services give your website the best chance of being found and ranked by search engines, and, when coupled with our online content marketing provision, is a powerful tool in driving traffic to your website and raising through the ranks.

And of course, social and printed media plays a big part in any marketing activity. Our expert content creators do one, holistic content calendar, so that your online and offline presence are perfectly aligned.

Having worked with clients from both ends of the spectrum, we can work equally well with those who know either a little or a lot about Internet marketing. We don’t patronise our clients or talk in ‘cyber babble’ and are always professional in our approach.

We promise to give you an honest appraisal of your situation and offer constructive advice based on our combined experience gained through many years in the digital marketing sector.

Whatever your business or budget, we can find a solution that will help you achieve your goals, however big or small they be.

If you have any further questions or would like any further information, then please give us a call on 07850556244, or use the contact form on the website to get in touch.

Ready to find out more? Drop us a line.

Why Bother With Digital Marketing?

The goal for any business owner is to increase their share of the market, gain more customers, and grow the bottom line.

The advent of the internet heralded a brave new world for businesses and means that every organisation can speak to their target audience and customers in a way they never previously dreamed of. This both makes it easier to reach customers, and harder.

Not taking advantage of this means your business is far less likely to grow in the way you want it to. Being left behind by the competition means your brand becomes less and less recognisable, and has less of a voice.

It is vital for business owners to review how their organisation uses the internet to communicate with potential and existing customers in order to decide how best to utilise this massive resource as a vehicle for business growth.

The mass of information flowing through the internet means your businesses’ message needs to be clear, original, and simple.

This is where GrowTraffic can help.

Simon Dalley

By | Rossendale, Search Engines, SEO

Simon Dalley - SEO Consultant

My name is Simon Dalley and most of GrowTraffic.co.uk is my fault….

I founded GrowTraffic years ago (something like 2009); I’m a Marketer with specialisms as an SEO Consultant, Search Marketer, Digital Consultant, Finding Strategist and many things in between. I’ve helped businesses throughout the UK grow traffic that converts.

Originally from Chorley, I currently live near Bacup (East Lancashire) and work between Rossendale, Manchester and South Yorkshire.

What is Search Marketing?

Search marketing is what I do. It’s what I’m really passionate about. I know site visuals are important and make all the difference (and visuals now factor into SEO), that’s why I push the designers I work with to be truly brilliant. However, as an SEO Consultant, two things are always key to me; the website’s usability and how a search engine will interact with it. Ultimately, there is a massive convergence here.

What’s a Finding Strategist?

Although search marketing (SEO & PPC) is still the core of everything I do, there has been a shift in the way that people use the internet over the past few years; just think, social media websites such as Facebook and Twitter didn’t even exist a few years back and now they command a considerable percentage of internet usage. Additionally, mobile penetration is growing at a rate of knots and this changes how we perceive the internet user and conversely how the internet user understands a business online.

As a Finding Strategist, my role is to review every possible route a user can take to find a website; it is in my capacity as an SEO Consultant that this ability really shines through.

My Internet Marketing Experience

I’ve developed a wide breadth and depth of experience in online marketing over the years, working in both B2B and B2C organisations. I’ve helped a diverse range of organisations with online marketing from automotive manufacturers, automotive publications, hosting providers, debt management companies, solicitors, sports clubs, hotel chains and many more.

As most of the testimonials I have received will state, it’s my understanding as an SEO consultant that really adds value to a business.

My Work

Over the years, I have worked on a huge range of projects and have amassed a number of qualifications, the details of which can be seen on my CV.

In addition to my day job and the work I do for GrowTraffic, I have my finger in several other pies. Amongst others, I own the websites SEO Auditing and Inbound Marketing Consultant,   as well as my creative writing website, www.simondalley.co.uk.

I am also working with a number of colleagues in the industry to get a new awards programme off the ground, The Digital Awards, which will reward excellence in digital application. If you would like to hear more about this or think you may be able to help then please get in touch.

Generally speaking, in all my spheres, I love to work with like-minded business owners and take on projects where I’m sure the outcomes can be made to match investment and ROI expectations.

Ultimately, I love talking to people about Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), Pay-Per-Click (PPC) and other areas of Internet Marketing and I’d be happy to chew the cud with you to discuss any search engine marketing or digital consultancy issues or requirements you may have.

Let’s have a chat…

Whether you’re in need of an SEO Consultant or just have an issue that’s causing you a headache then I’d be happy to give you some help or offer my advice; please either give me a ring on 07411 420 740, email me at sd@growtraffic.co.uk or use the contact form on the website to get in touch.

By | Content Marketing, Google, Inbound Marketing, PPC, Rossendale, Search Engines, SEO, Social Media Marketing, Web Design

Welcome to GrowTraffic

Request A Free Audit

Most businesses have, or should have, a website. But a website is pointless investment if no one can find it on search engines. Or worse, they find the website but don’t like it enough to use it!

That is where GrowTraffic can help.

GrowTraffic are a digital marketing agency that helps businesses increase the traffic to their website through SEO, content marketing and brand consultation.

Content Creation

Regularly uploading content is one of the best ways to sustainably grow your online presence, making it the smart choice for those looking to grow their business on a budget.

Check out our pages here for more details.

Social Media

Posting on social media is easy, but generating a following, getting engagement, and growing your business through it is not. We can help you grow your online presence.

Have a look here to see how.

Why does my business need SEO?

Most people set up a business because they want to make it a success. There are a few who do it because they want to tick over, but lets assume you are here because you want to grow your business.

Business growth comes from a variety of places, but by only targeting one of them, for example word of mouth, you are severely limiting your growth potential.

Many business owners think their website and social media presence is just a business card, but with more and more tech savvy millennials entering the workplace, they need to be so much more than that.

They need to be your shop window, your megaphone, and your brochure. They are your most effective way of speaking to the customer, regardless of whether you are B2B or B2C.

A good website and social media presence gets across your brand and services, and is your first step towards closing that deal.

SEO and digital marketing makes that easier. Without SEO, its very difficult to show up on search engines. Without digital marketing, whatever does show up might not be effective or correct. Having one without the other is a bit pointless.

That is why GrowTraffic offer a whole range of services designed to help your business grow.

Want some advice? Get in touch!

“Rachel and her team provide a fantastic approach to SEO. They are extremely helpful and take the time to explain the technical world of Google etc. as well as offering a plan that fits in with your business requirements and budget. I particularly like their 'hand-holding and teaching' approach rather than just doing it for you or leaving you to it. I cannot recommend Grow Traffic enough!”

Paula MulliganDirect Business & Accounting Services Limited

“Friendly and helpful, provided me with a brilliant audit of the website and a very concise summary which has helped immensely with creating a new SEO strategy for the business.”

Kelley Harrison

“Glorious Glastonbury Holiday Homes has been on the first page of Google ever since Rachel took charge of my website. I couldn't be more pleased.”

Barbara ChampionGlorious Glastonbury Holiday Homes

“Grow Traffic have helped us for past 3 years. Really helpful and always on hand day and night to answer any questions and help with queries. They really do go above and beyond and are a pleasure to speak with! Thanks guys!”

Katie WakelingGuy Wakeling Jewellery

SEO for Small Businesses

Here at GrowTraffic we pride ourselves on being friendly and approachable. We aren’t smug city centre SEO agents, kidding ourselves that what we do is a dark art. And nor are we bedroom, freelance SEO agents who find it hard to communicate with clients.

We are a small, but growing agency with a diverse skill set and can handle any size of clients with a personable, professional service you would struggle to find anywhere else.

We believe it is our approach to our customers that makes us stand out from the crowd. We don’t bamboozle with jargon, we don’t oversell, and we would never suggest a course of action if we don’t believe it is the right thing to do.

We hear so much about SEO agencies who just want to take the money and do very little for it, or flog pay per click, but that’s not us.

Have a look here to see what makes us unique.

Friendly SEO Consultants

Many business owners believe SEO and digital marketing is reserved for only large businesses with huge marketing budgets.

Here at GrowTraffic, we believe every business should be able to grow, regardless of budget, target audience, or experience.

That is why we have fully tailorable packages to suit all budgets. We guide you through the entire process, so you don’t have to worry about knowing the ropes yourself.

Not only that, but we will train you on the basics of content creation and SEO, so you can manage the monthly spend and use your internal resources to full effect.

We are here to help your business grow.

Additionally, if you’re having any issues with your existing website or are in need of a new website altogether, then we’re always happy to take a look and offer our advice, with no strings attached, so please get in touch.

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Search Engine Optimisation Agency

By | Search Engines, SEO

You’ve got a website, you know it could do more but you don’t know how to go about getting more traffic to your site or perhaps where you should even start. Don’t worry we hear this all the time. That’s where we step in.

GrowTraffic is a search engine optimisation consultancy that’s focused on delivering growth through strategic acquisition focused activity.

Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) is one of the fundamental elements when creating and updating a business’ web presence, and we’ve been helping businesses grow online since 2009, when Simon first started offering SEO on a freelance basis and later as a more established SEO consultancy operating from offices in both Lancashire and South Yorkshire.

We don’t just work with large operations with huge marketing budgets, we can also tailor our services to make sure you get the very best return on your investment, this means we can help businesses in the early startup phase through to the most established businesses.

Getting started with our SEO agency

Search Engine Optimisation begins with in-depth competitor analysis which our SEO consultants will carry out on your behalf. Through this SEO audit – which comes in the form of a ‘360 assessment’ – our experts will gain insight into what your website is ranking for, what it could and should be ranking for, and some of the things that could be preventing it ranking. We’ll then create a detailed strategy and plan to help your website increase its rankings to deliver tangible business orientated results.

Basic Components of Search Engine Optimisation Campaign

  • Keyword Research
  • Web Ranking Reports
  • Competitor Research
  • Onsite Optimisation
  • Ongoing Content Plan
  • Onsite Content
  • Offsite Content
  • Content Distribution / Link Building

In addition to those services we can also help you with:

  • Conversion Rate Optimisation
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Organic search is constantly changing. There are algorithmic updates, changes in coding practices, changes in the way people use search, seasonal impacts and the way that competitors market themselves. The SEO experts at our SEO agency live and breathe search by constantly reading and testing and studying data from the results we attain for our clients.

Our trusted team of consultants can work on a purely SEO consultancy basis, and we’ve even got qualified teachers who have SEO expertise to deliver SEO training should that be best for your business. If you’re looking for a more hands-on approach we can do that too.

Alternatively, we can blend SEO consultancy and SEO agency services, delivering your campaign whilst increasing your in-house knowledge and capability to the point where your team can deliver your SEO activities.

Working With In-house SEO Teams

Our SEO consultants have experience of working in large in-house teams and we know how easy it can be to go stale. It’s easy to work in a certain way and sometimes you just need a fresh pair of eyes. With our expert SEO advice, we can help move your SEO strategy in a different direction and make sure that your in-house SEO team have the right level of knowledge to really deliver in this ever-changing world of search.

Through this search engine optimisation consultancy-only service we can inject new life, passion and new understanding to help you implement your SEO strategy, plan and tactics on your own terms which can be really beneficial for in-house SEOs, digital marketers and marketing teams more broadly.

No Buzzwords. Just Keywords.

We know all the buzzwords but we try to stick with the basics and just focus on the keywords. After all, this is what will drive your business forward.

Our SEOs have worked with thousands of websites over the years. We’ve carried out SEO audits for eCommerce websites, brochure sites through to news websites and pure lead generation websites. We understand that each website is different and we want you to know, in plain English, that we understand what it’s going to take to help your site improve. Whether you’re on a bespoke custom platform or use a CMS like Magento or WordPress we can help and we’ll tell you in simple terms what needs to be done.

Book a free SEO consultation

We’ve got offices in both Lancashire and South Yorkshire and provide SEO consultancy to businesses primarily in the North, however, we do have clients throughout the rest of the country. But it’s important to us that we can jump in the car and easily come to see you should we need a regular face to face. That being said, wherever you are based, we can consult on your organic search activities via onsite meetings, email, Skype and over the phone.

Book a free consultation to find out how you could benefit from the services provided by our SEO agency, simply complete our contact form now contact us today.

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Originally based in Chorley near Preston, we moved our digital marketing agency to Bacup in Rossendale in 2013. Whilst basing ourselves in Rossendale, we provide digital marketing services, specialising in SEO, content marketing, social media marketing and web design throughout Lancashire, Yorkshire, & UK as a whole.

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GrowTraffic was founded by digital marketing specialist and SEO expert Simon Dalley in 2009. Content queen and grammar-expert Rachel Weinhold joined to look after the existing clients and rapidly grew the business. Since then we have added more members to the team, with Hannah joining in summer of 2017 and Elicia soon afterwards in the Sheffield office, helping GT to exponentially grow. Elaine followed not long after and is based in good old Lancashire.

Although we’re an internet marketing agency and consultancy in one of the most beautiful parts of East Lancashire, we don’t work exclusively with businesses from Lancashire and have clients from around the country.

GrowTraffic provides an in-depth analysis of your web presence to clearly show how your site is performing, coming up with detailed plans to dominate the search engines through joined up copywriting-focussed, content marketing orientated SEO campaigns.

At GrowTraffic we don’t make promises we can’t deliver. We come up with a strategy, collaborating with business owners and based on our experience. We recognise you probably won’t be clients forever, but we would like to think that by working closely with businesses in an open and honest manner, we can create long-term relationships which benefit your business time and again.

We are always happy to have a chat and will offer honest advice without agenda. And, unlike some companies, we don’t charge every time you pick up the phone to us-client or not!

We want to make the SEO world a better place. We don’t charge astronomical prices or have unreasonable contract terms, and we won’t ever sell you something you don’t need.

Why don’t you give us a call and find out how we can help your business today?

Find out more about the digital marketing services we offer from our Bacup base, in the heart of the Forest of Rossendale.

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