Who are the Leading SEOs in the UK?


I thought I’d come up with a list of the leading SEOs in the UK. This is a bit more tricky than you’d think and I’ve had to have a bit of a play around with the results to get this list together.

Without boring you with the methodology I basically had a search around for the key websites that provide SEO services that have the most visibility. I discounted websites that had exact match domains on the thought that this was too easy, I also favoured those websites that ranked using an internal page rather than the homepage and have based this list on a number of different areas of SEO, namely: SEO consultancies, Freelance SEOs, SEO Copywriters and SEO Programmers.

This isn’t a list of the best seo agencies, seo consultant, or seo copywriter – this is about the visibility of websites in the SEO sector – but if a seo company, freelance seo consultant or seo programmer can’t get themselves to rank for their chosen area of SEO expertise you’re probably not going to want to speak to them anyway!

30 Leading SEOs in the UK

The 30 leading SEOs I’ve chosen here – displayed in alphabetical order:

I hope this is a bit of fun as much as anything else! I’d love to know if there are names here you think shouldn’t be – or names/websites that you think should be here and what you think the methodology for building such a list should be. I’ve been considering developing a site that would look at this a little more scientifically/automatically and would be grateful for your thoughts on how to do this.

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Simon Dalley is a marketing professional with over 16 years of experience. He is the founder and a director of GrowTraffic.


  • SEO Tastic says:

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  • simon says:

    I think I’m going to have to do a post-penguin leading SEOs post – watch this space

  • Natasha says:

    I think it would be a good idea to have a website which looks at your list of companies a bit more scientifically, please feel free to throw mine into the mix too. If you want some help just email me, I have looked at some of the websites you have listed, some a blatantly more well established than others, but from a potential clients point of view, they could feel that some would be overpriced due to their overheads so you need to do it in a way that is positive rather than negative!

  • simon says:

    Hi Natasha,

    This list was pre-Penguin so it’s probably about time I have a look into redoing the thing entirely. Your help would be great, what methodology would you apply to the process?

  • […] three years ago (Apr 2, 2012) I published an incredibly well received list of the leading SEOs in the UK – in my opinion. I put in place a bit of a methodology, but you could hardly say it was a […]

  • Buoyancy says:

    Not to name names but I`m very surprised to a few of them in there after analyzing their backlink portfolios.

  • simon says:

    You’re right of course, but if you’ve been around for any length of time it’s likely that there will be things in the profile that ideally wouldn’t be there. Fortunately the disavow tool can be used to get rid of some of those, plus I think Google has an historical bias that says if you’ve been relevant and ranked for certain terms, you’re doing good things now and aren’t engaging in the bad stuff, you’re content is probably relevant. I could be miles off but that’s my theory.

  • Gary Ni says:

    hey how do we get onto the next list?


  • Simon Dalley says:

    Hi Gary, It’s probably time that we do another one of these isn’t it? The methodology is all about who is ranking, and where, for SEO related keywords.

  • Assertive Media says:

    Great but i think there are many company is missing

  • Simon Dalley says:

    You’re dead right. And it’s changed a great deal since this blog post was written in 2012! Great to see a number of operations, including GrowTraffic, would still be in the mix.

  • AlbertDavid says:

    You’ve provided us the valuable set of links, Simon! Thanks for the useful stuff!

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