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What Types Of Content Should A Blogger Create

What Types Of Content Should A Blogger Create?

By | Blog, Content Marketing, Google, Guest Post, Inbound Marketing, Search Engines, SEO, Thoughts | No Comments

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

By | Google, Search Engines, SEO | No Comments

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

By | Google, Search Engines | No Comments

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

By | Google, Search Engines, SEO | No Comments

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

By | Google, Search Engines, SEO | No Comments

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?

By | Google, Search Engines, SEO | No Comments

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

By | 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 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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Is UX Important For SEO?

Is UX Important For SEO?

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When I started out in SEO one things we SEOs knew for certain was the experience of the user on a website had very little to do with the ability…

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How Do I Know My Keywords Are Still Relevant?

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How Do I Know If An SEO Agency Is Any Good?

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If you’re wondering if an SEO agency is any good you are probably either thinking about signing a contract with a new SEO agency or you are considering how good…

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Does Grammar Matter To SEO?

By | Search Engines | No Comments

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

5 Scary Halloween SEO Almost Facts

5 Scary SEO (Almost) Facts For Halloween

By | Blog, Content Marketing, Search Engines, SEO | One Comment

It’s Halloween.

I have to write a blog post.

So, because I’m a good content marketer and I know how to link my content to the calendar dates – no matter how tenuous that link may be – I’m naturally going to give you a ‘Scary SEO Facts for Halloween’ blog post.

The trouble is, that whilst you can find loads of such posts already online, they’re not actually that easy to write. Or at least, not without massive caveats.

And you know why that is? It’s because SEO is not a fact based discipline. And that makes it very hard to write a blog about the SEO facts!  Read More

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The Top Ten SEO KPIs To Monitor (Infographic)

By | Blog, Content Marketing, Google, Search Engines | No Comments

Here at GrowTraffic, we like to position ourselves as the antidote to SEO companies.

We do say that slightly tongue in cheek – we’re not that big headed really – and it’s not that we think we’re a million times better than any other SEO agencies out there (although, we do think we’re a little bit better than a lot of SEO companies out there! Just a little bit.).

No, one of the main reasons we say that we’re different is because of the fact that we give our clients measurable KPIs, so they can assess what we’re doing and how well we’re doing it.

But if you’re trying to do SEO by yourself, or if you’re working with an agency that hasn’t told you what you’re supposed to be watching out for, how do you know which metrics to keep an eye on? Well luckily for you, GT have come up with our handy little infographic on The Top 10 SEO KPIs to Monitor (below), so you can see at a glance what you’re supposed to be checking, why you need to check it, and where.  Read More

Connecting with your customers via SEO

How Do I Connect With My Customers Using SEO?

By | Blog, Search Engines, Thoughts | No Comments

If you are a small business owner working all the hours you can to grow your company, or you are an entrepreneur with some great ideas but no route to market, starting out can be a really tough time.

You have this superb product or service that you know everybody will love, you have an all singing and dancing website that you are truly proud of, you have invested heavily in to your ideas, but you just can’t quite put your finger on why you are not yet reaping the rewards for all your hard work.

It’s demoralising, demotivating and down right frustrating.

This is where you need some magic dust sprinkling to kick start your dreams and ambitions, that one lucky break as they say, could turn your dream in to a reality, your small business in to a FTSE 100, and you in to the next Richard Branson flying your own jet.

Well although SEO isn’t magic dust, it can certainly help to open up your business or your ideas to a global audience, giving you the leg up you were hoping for.

Want to know more about SEO can help your brand? Read on…  Read More

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Things I Learned About SEO as a Customer Success Specialist at Ahrefs

By | Blog, Guest Post, SEO | No Comments

Here, at Ahrefs, we firmly believe that the key to building a successful SEO Tool (or any tool for that matter) lies in our customer base itself. Because who else is better to tell you what people who buy your product need?

Obviously, we do some filtering and adjusting. But, nevertheless, we are good listeners, always open to learning something new.

And by providing assistance to our customers, each person on our team feels like they do something bigger than just guiding or answering common questions. Well, the position is called Customer Success Specialist for a reason.  Read More