Focus Keyword Research
It’s not just learning WHAT people are searching, but how competitive a keyword is. You don’t want to waste time creating content for a phrase you will never rank for. I’ll research the best keywords for your services then filter out any high competition phrases. You will be left with a robust list of keywords you can actually rank for. Targeting better long-tail keywords can be the difference between ranking on page 1 or page 7. I use Google Autocomplete, Moz Keyword Explorer, HubShout, and MozBar Chrome Extension.
Yoast Content Optimization
Have me configure your Yoast settings and help you optimize content to rank higher (there’s more to it than green lights). It means choosing the right focus keyword, designing a nice landing page, writing and enhancing snippets, optimizing images, and differentiating your pages through on-page elements. Instead of guessing why your pages aren’t ranking higher than competitors, let’s focus on what Google really wants. Creating, designing, and optimizing amazing content people will actually spend time reading (and watching if you create videos).
Google Maps Optimization
The majority of my work has been ranking businesses higher in Google Maps which have their own ranking factors. You can break these down into Google My Business, reviews, citations (online directories), and geo-targeted landing pages. I’ll help you correct errors on your existing citations – then build new ones. If you don’t have enough content I can design pages targeting local keywords in your city. It depends on your needs, but those are the core strategies I used to help companies like Nohotek rank #1 for computer repair in their city.
WordPress Speed Optimization
I have a Youtube video that shows you how to do this, or you can hire my developer Pronaya on freelancer.com (just sign up and search for user bdkamol). He’s in Bangladesh but I have worked with him for over 5 years and is the guy who completed all my speed optimization work. He’s $25/hour and it usually only takes around 10 hours to see very, very good results. My website loads in less than 1s and he’s optimized multiple other websites to load just as fast. Pronaya uses caching, CloudFlare, and other factors that make WordPress sites load faster.
Google Search Console
Identifies broken URLs, mobile, and technical errors with your WordPress site. Submit your Yoast XML sitemap to Google and enhance snippets so more people visit your website. Use it to measure keyword rankings (since Google Analytics doesn’t let you do this). Unlike Google Analytics, Search Console helps you directly improve SEO instead of sifting through data. If you don’t have Search Console, I recommend setting it up soon (which you can use Yoast to do), since it takes several weeks to crawl your site and populate technical errors.
Enhancing snippets makes you stand out in search results and gets more people clicking on your pages. You can do this with reviews, recipes, events, videos, and other data types. I have already purchased the WP Rich Snippets plugin which is the best looking rich snippets plugin for marking up content (see a live demo). All we have to do is install the plugin, activate the license key, and go through your pages to add beautiful rich snippets. Then vuala! More traffic to your site.
WordPress SEO Audit
Have me review your WordPress site and create an SEO strategy in a Google Doc. You will get a keyword list, recommendations on how to rank your content higher, and configuration of Yoast’s SEO settings. I will setup Google Analytics and Google Search Console if needed, then send you recommendations from those. If you’re doing local SEO I will analyze your top 15 citations (online directories) and Google My Business page, while showing you how to rank higher in Google Maps. This is just the tip of the iceberg… my audits are usually 10-20 pages.
Landing Page Design
Having a nice website design with awesome content around your keywords is absolutely key for SEO. I can ramp this up by designing landing pages with sample content we can use throughout your website. You can choose from column layouts, embedded videos, CSS styling, widget designs, and I can even add a table of contents for long blog articles. I work with the Genesis Framework, portfolios, and a variety of WordPress plugins. I designed WordPress sites for 4 years and have created over 50 websites for service-based businesses.
Google Analytics is only a small part of my WordPress SEO consulting services, but I am certified and can help you use data to make improvements to your WordPress site. Learn your visitor’s age and gender, where they’re coming from, what pages they’re viewing most, which pages result in someone filling out your contact form, and pages that aren’t performing well (high bounce rates + low average time on page). If you have a large WordPress site, this can be super useful for learning which content needs to be revamped… or you’re just curious.
Yes, that Google Analytics report is mine, but here is some of my other work…
Get In Touch
I primarily provide WordPress SEO services for service-based businesses rather than eCommerce sites. Lawyers, dentists, real estate agents, web design firms, studios, and any service business looking to rank higher in Google Maps and localized search results. If you’re interested in working with me, reach me on my contact form and we can start collaborating on your SEO.