Possibly the most widely understood area of website optimisation is the need for keywords. These are the specific words or phrases on your website pages that try to mirror the same words or phrases that potential clients are searching for when looking for a business or service.
The first and most important thing to check is “Are you using the best keywords / keyphrases”. Many website owners just assume what their potential audience is looking for but these keywords may not be the most popular phrase and could miss out on a wide market of potential clients.
We can carry out an analysis to see what your clients are using and if there are any better alternatives that return a higher search rate and less competition.
The way to use of keywords is greatly misunderstood, many clients we speak to think that as long as you pack your website with your chosen keywords, you will instantly gain a good search engine ranking position. This is so far from the truth and could harm your ranking position if used in this way.
Overstuffing your keywords into a page is seen as a “Black Hat” technique and you will get penalised by search engine by reducing your ranking position. Likewise, not having the correct amount of keywords will prevent your website was ranking. So the answer is to have the correct balance of keywords / keyphrases.
Correct keyword optimisation does not mean just having the correct number of keywords as part of your body text. There are essentially 18 different ways in which you must use your keywords i.e.: Document Title, Body Text, H1 Headlines, Domain Name, Page URL, H2 – H6 headlines, Alt Attributes and so on.
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This is not something we can guarantee but will we do everything we can to ensure that your website meets with all of Googles on-page and off-page requirements. There are many factors out of our control that can affect your position including age of website, number of visitors, backlinks and mentions on social media sites.
For new websites, Google specify that it can take between 8 and 13 weeks for any changes to take effect, although if you have an existing website you may start to see a change in your ranking position after just a few weeks. This is because your domain name should already be getting crawled by the search engines.
Unless specified we do not ask you to enter an ongoing SEO Maintenance Package. Google will periodically change the way that the search engine ranks websites which may have an effect on your ranking position. We would suggest that if you notice your ranking position is dropping, we can run another SEO Report to see if anything requires updating.