SEO Bristol

Your local search specialist.  But not really. I don’t live in Bristol. I don’t even have an office in Bristol.   (Come to think of it, although we rank for multiple search phrases that have “Bath” in them I don’t have an office in Bath either.  But, still rank in the maps and SERPS even after Google’s proximity filter came into play.)

So why say that in the headline above? Why make that claim?  Why take even the smallest chance that you’ll be annoyed with the lie about the optimisation speciality for Bristol?

Simples! 🙂 Because this page is built to rank for the term “SEO Bristol”.   That ‘headline’ above? It’s big and bold on this site because this is built with WordPress and the wordpress theme I am using shows the H1 tags in Bold.  It doesn’t need to be in bold (although that might help the search bots identify what this page is about) – it just is. Because of the theme.  The important thing is that I have the word in the H1 tags.  Because big G loves that.

Before I forget – since this is the first iteration of this page (dated 22 June 2016) then let’s see if we can rank in the top five for “SEO Bristol” WITHOUT any backlinks.  Might put some ‘social proof’ to it if needed – which are not links, btw)  but let’s see.

(NB:  I will update the timeline and confess if any links are place to this page, but for now link-less search optimisation is what we are going for.   For clarity, no external links – so nothing to buy, nothing to rent, nothing to go out and find.  Which btw, we are very, VERY good at.)

Isn’t the fact that you are reading this proof enough that we take sites to the top (well, towards the top at the very least!)

Another way to make this page rank is to talk about Bristol AND to talk about search engine optimisation. If I can find a way to have BOTH of those topics in the same paragraph then happy days! Come to think of it…..didn’t I just do that? Nice.

via GIPHY (credit where credit is due)

(By the way…..after reading this page, read it again and see if you can spot why it ranks so very well.) And if you don’t have the skill or time to do that then exercise your hands  – pick up the phone and call.  You will probably find an answerphone at the other end, but leave a message and I’ll call you back as soon as I can.

But let’s go on shall we?  The next line you are going to see if I have this wp code thing worked out properly 😉 is an H2 tag with a partial match phrase in it.

Search Engine Optimisation for Bristol

A ‘partial phrase match’  that has ‘something’ to do with the main keyword we are aiming for – like, the one above for example.  “Search Engine Optimisation” is the full wording of SEO.  But you knew that already, right?    Of course you did.  That’s why you are here in the first place.  So please, do read on.  If you don’t learn at least one thing in the rest of this article to boost your site rankings I’ll eat your hat.

. When I take on a new client, the very first thing we do is to to study the site with a magnifying glass looking for on-page errors.  Honest to goodness you probably would not believe just how much improvement can be made for many, many keywords just by tweaking the content and code on your pages.

D’y aknow what the best thing about that is?   Well, since you ask I’ll tell you.

YOU SEE THE IMPROVEMENTS IN DAYS, not the weeks (or even months) it can take for links to kick in.

Would you like a list of the things we look for when assessing how good your on-page seo is?  Well, ok then….here ya go:

Before we get into it, if you don't want to do all this for yourself, drop me a line.

General/ site-wide Considerations for On-Page SEO

Does the website seem worth keeping?
Google Analytics installed?
Google Webmaster Console (Also Known As “Search Console”) set up?
Site shows when you look for the company by name?
The majority of content is crawlable text?
Good amount of web content on the most important pages?
Title tags not too lengthy?
Title tags reflect solutions/ place(s)?
Title tags one-of-a-kind/ not recurring?
Name/address/phone information on every page?
Name/address/phone details increased w/ Schema?
Appropriate itemtype characteristic for Schema?
Business hours easy to locate?
A lot of internal links to subpages (and not just in the main menu/ navigating)?
Appropriate/ one-of-a-kind H1 tag on every web page?
Are paragraphs marked up with subheaders (like H2s)?
No splash pages, autoplay video clips, pop-ups, songs, or sounds?
Every little thing reads normally, with not too many key words packed in?
Anchor text of links isn’t extremely “SEO-ed”?
No covert text?
Google business by name: no irrelevant or pointless sitelinks appear?

Technical Search Engine Optimisation

Do all pages seem to be indexed?
Are there any web pages indexed that you do not want indexed (Tag web pages, for example)?
No mirror websites?
No unnecessary other sites iframed in?
No indexed staging sites or unwanted subdomains?
Robots.txt file enables the entire website, or a minimum of all JS as well as CSS sources?
Robots.txt documents allows/ wp-admin,/ wp-includes, and/ wp-content/plugins?
No crawl delay in robot.txt documents?
No reason to think the site’s been hacked?
Appropriate canonicalization?
If using WordPress, are web pages fixed pages, as well as not blog posts?
Do vital pages tons within 2 secs?
Domain name does not onward to a different address when you kind it in the address bar?
Not a Flash site?
No duplicate pages?
Static Links?
No busted web links?
XML sitemap published?

Mobile SEO

Mobile-friendly?
States “Mobile-friendly” in the SERPs?
No major concerns in Google’s screening tool?
Not frustrating to utilize and review if you’re a site visitor?
Noticeable click-to-call web links?
Are the click-to-call web links apparent?
Is it simple to gain access to subpages?
No considerable content missing out on from mobile site?

Structural Search Optimisation Concerns

Not a “portal” site?
Do they have a blog site?
Blog site on the exact same domain name?
Essential “Solution” web pages under no more than 1 subdirectory?
Subdirectory names basic and succinct?
No replicate pages under different web page names?
URLs meant correctly?
Web page names simple and also succinct?

Homepage

No Flash introductories, autoplay videos, interstitials, music, or sounds?
Good title tag?
At least a couple of fat paragraphs about services?
Noticeable call-to-action?
Is their USP discernible?
Is it promptly clear where they lie (a minimum of approximately)?
Links to prominent services/ subpages?
Appropriate anchor message for those web links?
OKAY pictures?
Noticeable photos connect to pertinent subpages, when suitable?
Appropriate/ distinct H1 tag?
Embedded Google map (of business, not address)?
Evaluation badges/ widgets/ connect to testimonials?

Various other web pages

A page for every single certain service used?
Service web pages substantial as well as outlined?
Location pages have lots of location-specific web content?
Place pages have appropriate ingrained Google maps?
A page for each and every specialist/ expert?
” Evaluations” or “Endorsements” web page?
If a service-area company, is there a “city web page” for each of the top couple of target cities?
If products are marketed, is there a web page for every product?
Do product pages have proper Schema.org/ Item markup?
Affordable number/ top quality of existing “city pages”?
No smaller sized web pages that may be far better off combined right into one large web page?
No blog posts that may be much more effective as fixed web pages?
If blogging, are their post spammy or make use of search phrases repetitively in the titles?

Google Analytics (Installation)

Sufficient recent visitors through to conclude that Analytics is mounted correctly?
Synced with Google Browse Console?
No remarkable and long-lasting drop-offs in web traffic in the last 6-12 months?

Google Analytics (Top Quality Checks)

Do any type of web pages have significantly greater than average bounce rates that could be enhanced?
Are any kind of pages supplying a potentially poor individual experience (look for low Avg. Time on Web Page).
No ghost-referrer spam?

Google Console

Does it state, “No brand-new messages or current essential concerns”?
XML sitemap submitted?
The majority of URLs submitted in sitemap have been indexed?
No glaring crawl errors?

Multi-Location Services

Does each location have its very own separate location-specific lander?

End of Checklist (This is the current checklist for the full consultation package. This does not form part of an offer unless specifically stated in your proposal.

Having no fear of competitors is natural.  We don’t see any doing things like we do so, if anything, we are always looking for new opportunities to work with designers who design the type of site, or work with the type of customers that we do not design for.  In the spirit of co-operation and strength through diversity we love giving links out to the right people.