Find an SEO company
The UK has literally hundreds of SEO companies, from freelancers to global SEO companies in the city, working with some of the world’s global brands.
What kind of SEO agency do you need? Do you need a global leading SEO firm that charges £10,000 upwards a month? Do you need a small local SEO company that can get you more local internet exposure?
We have over 3,000 SEO agencies registered, so let us know what you need. If you are a global brand and need a global reach, or if you are a hairdresser looking for more local customers in your village, we can help all.
What is SEO?
SEO stands for search engine optimisation and it aims to improve website ranking on search engines such as Google, Yahoo and Bing. The process involves getting traffic from organic, free or natural listings on search engines and no payment is involved unlike pay per click ads (PPC) which is another useful tool in driving traffic to websites.
All search engines use complex algorithms to rank websites based on how relevant they think it is to the user’s search query. The quality of content, the usability of your site and the amount of backlinks your website has from trustworthy sites can all help to increase your site’s visibility and help you rank higher on the search engine results page (SERPS). Users who have made a relevant search are more likely to click on your website, interact with your brand and make a purchase.
How can an SEO agency help your business?
The internet is becoming the first choice of resource for many people when it comes to finding information, purchasing a product or using a service. This is why many businesses take to the digital sphere allowing them to target their existing and potential customers online.
However, the limited amount of listings that appear on the first page of the SERPS means not every business can get noticed straight away. Those business that appear further back in the SERPS risk being unseen as many people simply do not have the time to browse through pages when they conduct a search query.
An SEO agency can improve your search performance so that your website ranks higher making it easier for people to find you. The aim and goal is to get you more exposed to people in need of what you offer, increase the amount of traffic to your website and boost your business by increasing conversions.
In short, an SEO agency will ensure your business succeeds online and that you remain ahead of your competitors.
To make sure you create a successful ROI for your business, read our article on SEO agency costs.
What types of services does an SEO agency offer?
There are many elements that make up the SEO industry and you may find you need more help in certain areas than others. These include:
- Keyword research
- On-page and site optimisation
- Link building
- Analytics & reporting
- Local SEO
- Video and image SEO
You should always discuss the services available to you from SEO agencies as some SEO agencies may not specialise in all areas.
Can I do it myself?
Back in the day, SEO was fairly easy to grasp and implement without the need of an agency, but things are much different today. Recent and ongoing developments in search engine algorithms means that the parameters for effective SEO are constantly changing.
Not only do you need to keep up to date with what’s happening within the SEO sphere, you also need to know how to make it work for you and how to track its success using various tools and software. While it’s not impossible, SEO is time-consuming and you will need to advance your knowledge of SEO as certain mishaps or wrong-doings have got many businesses penalised.
Hiring an SEO agency means you can expect professional quality work with noticeable results and allows you to focus on other areas of your business.
5 things to ask an SEO agency:
- What is the process you will go through in order to determine what my SEO campaign needs?
- What tools or software will you use to measure the success of my SEO campaign and how often do you communicate this with me?
- Who will be doing the SEO on my site and what are their skills?
- Have you worked for any of my competitors?
- What is your approach to get me good value links?
Lastly, how much are you going to charge and how do you substantiate it? SEO prices vary from £20 per hour to over £100, all agencies are independent so set their own rages.
For more information on choosing an agency, read our tips on choosing an SEO expert.