Are you a looking for trusted & proven SEO Services in Kent?
Are you struggling to gain exposure in the search engines, either locally or nationally?
Maybe you’ve been stung before by SEO cowboys and just want an agency with proven expertise?
If any of those are you, then you’re in the right place.
My name is Matt Thorpe and I run Grasshopper Web Consulting – Digital Marketing & SEO agency with offices in Kent, who have a proven track record in delivering search rankings, sales and enquiries for our clients.
The good news is that we don’t do fluff and we don’t do jargon. We simply get you PAGE 1 Google search rankings for the RIGHT search terms and in front of the RIGHT people who want to buy your products and services.
That’s the important bit. SEO isn’t just about rankings and traffic. It’s about generating leads and sales because that’s what pays your bills!
YEARS PROVEN SEO EXPERTISE
SALES FOCUSED APPROACH TO SEO
RANKED MY OWN SITE 1ST IN GOOGLE
Our Kent SEO Services include
- SEO Audits – Reviewing your site to see what is and isn’t working. We then create a plan to fix it.
- Technical SEO – Fixing issues that may be preventing a top ranking.
- Keyword research – Finding new opportunities to attract more customers.
- On-page SEO – Meta tags, internal linking, headings, page structure, etc.
- Off-page SEO – Link building, PR, Outreach, Directories, Citations, etc.
- SEO Content Writing – Creating useful, keyword-rich content
- Local SEO – Driving business from local customers in Kent
Brands that have employed our SEO services
Proven SEO Expertise:
How we used SEO to help a Kent business to dominate their industry in the UK
Back in mid-2019, Grasshopper was hired by Kent-based garage manufacturer, Passmores, to help them grow their business, primarily using SEO. Passmores search exposure was decreasing, and the website visitor traffic was declining.
Myself and my team of SEO experts immediately worked on turning the situation around. This is how we did it:
SEO website audit
First off, we audited the website to find out what was and wasn’t working. This was key because we wanted a first platform to build on not a leaky bucket.
New website build – We agreed that building a new mobile-first website was the best way forward because Passmore’s was struggling to rank and convert leads from mobile. Together with our Kent web development partners, Comtecs, we worked on a new website that was faster and mobile-friendly.
A key foundation of SEO is keyword research. This is basically market research that identifies what customers are searching for in the search engines. It forms the SEO strategy and enables you to create the right content and optimise the site in the right way. In this instance, Passmores already had a strong SEO presence in Kent so they wanted to branch out to gain exposure across the UK for more targeted terms like Wooden Garages UK (which they are now ranked number 1!)
Technical On-site SEO
We optimised the new website with the right keywords, made it loaded fast and made sure that all internal links were in the right place. Importantly, we ensured there were no broken links. Google doesn’t like websites with broken links.
SEO-friendly Content Creation
We completely revamped the content of the Passmores site to create high-quality content that designed to help customers make buying decisions. The content was also focused around what they were searching for, a.k.a key ‘money terms’ that would drive sales.
Google loves links! Links are key for SEO. That’s we place huge importance on building links on and to our client’s website. We improved the internal link structure of the site and make sure Google understood the hierarchy of the site pages.
We also set about building highly valuable links that would boost Passmore’s authority in their industry and across Kent. External sites pass ‘brownie points’ to websites and help them to rank so we started an outreach campaign to find partners, create PR buzz and other sites where a link would add value.
The Results from our SEO campaign
- Leads and enquiries up over 100% – During a Covid-19 pandemic, this is something we are really proud of.
- 196% in website visitors – Greater Google exposure and smarter PPC campaigns.
- 204% increase in organic visitor traffic – This shows we have hit many top positions
- 8% increase in mobile visitors – This shows the mobile-first strategy is paying off.
- 183% increase in page views (235% on mobile) – This shows greater engagement on the site
- 12% increase in time spent on site (13% on mobile) – Interactive Garage-builder tool is working
- 15% decrease in bounce rate – We now have the right audience who are engaged by the improved design when they land on the site.
- Massive local SEO exposure in KENT – We cemented the Passmores brand across the Kent area for sheds, timber garages, carriage houses and sports pavilions. (A point about search engine optimisation is that you aim to dominate your own back yard first using local SEO techniques. This is a different strategy to national SEO.)
The results we delivered for Passmores help them dominate their industry and set their phones ringing ‘red hot’ during the Covid-19 lockdown! (not our words, the clients).
Passmores is now ranked 1st position in the Google search results for 32 different ‘money-generating’ keywords linked to products they sell. Their site also has 105 pages 1 ranking and appears for over 1,000 keywords in total. Not bad!
Here’s Managing Director, Stuart Slaughter: “I’m delighted with what Matt has achieved for us in generating website leads in our timber garages and cricket pavilions. His digital knowledge gets fantastic results. He delivered 100% on what he said he would do.”
How I’ve ranked my own site 1st on Google for the past 8 years
My own site has ranked in 1st place in Google for ‘Internet Marketing Consultant’ and ‘Internet Marketing Consultant London’, for the past 8 years. I didn’t manage that from a beach in some exotic, far-flung region of the world. I did that from my humble home office. I also did it against some very stiff competition.
To get there, I didn’t do anything under-handed or dabble with the ‘dark arts’. I didn’t invest in any special software, ‘black hat’ techniques or cheats. I just combined Google’s best practice SEO guidelines, some clever techniques, along with a dash of hard work to beat the competition and get my site ranked. I’m a fully transparent SEO service so I can tell you how I did it and how I can do it for your Kent business.
Looking for local SEO Services for the Kent area?
How I’ve ranked my own site 1st on Google for the past 9 years
We’re up there with the best in the UK when it comes to national and local SEO.
If you are a business and you want to improve your exposure in Kent to attract more local customers then we need to talk. I can help boost your local SEO and get you ranked 1st on Google if your business is based in Maidstone, Canterbury, Rochester, Gillingham, Tunbridge Wells, Sevenoaks, Folkstone, Ashford, Dover or Dungeness.
Local SEO works slightly differently to national SEO because it’s about reputation on a local scale. It calls for a more targeted approach. Your website needs to become a local expert authority. So, in your case, you would need to show Google that you are the trusted source for your sector in Kent, as well as your local town or village.
A localised SEO strategy can help you to dominate your competition and get to the top of local searches for your products and services more quickly.
What’s more, Google serves up search results in the local Google My Business listings (also called the 3-Pack) which is the spot where your business needs to be.
My expertise in local SEO can help you get into the 3-pack in your Kent town and grow your business.
Get in touch now to request your FREE Local SEO Audit for Kent.
Where to find our Kent office:
Our new Kent SEO offices are situated in the heart of the county, in Royal Tunbridge Wells.
Grasshopper Web Consulting
215a, Upper Grosvenor Road
Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 2EG.
SEO is certainly not a waste of money. Executed in the right way, it can be a very effective form of marketing.
It’s true, search engine optimisation has a bad rep in many instances. This is mainly due to the number of SEO companies promising unrealistic results for businesses and charging them silly amounts like $100 a month.
SEO is not a dark art, it’s a skill. It needs a structured approach and must be delivered in the right way. There are no cutting corners. If you cut corners then SEO will not work. Done in the right way, you’ll reap the rewards.
Do you want to pay Google and Facebook to get visitors to your website? No? Didn’t think so.
SEO is your sure-fire way to bring a constant flow of traffic to your website. Believe me, you want to rank in Kent if you are a local business and nationally if your business serves the rest of the UK. Get it right and there really is no end to the amount of business you can generate.
The important thing to remember is that you can attract people at different stages of buying. You can reach people who do not even know that they need your products and service yet. It’s your way to get on their radar and open up new opportunities.
Google is looking for websites that provide the right answers, products and services for what people are searching for. It’s that simple.
A website that is search engine optimised, works by providing the right information to the right people. We aim to do this across many different queries and keywords so you can cover as many bases as possible.
We provide high-quality content that contains the right keywords, phrases and context to appear for searches your customers use. If you are looking for local customers, then we will implement a local SEO strategy to cover the Kent area.
Everything is tailored to your business. THAT is how we get results.
Yes, you can 100% trust in my service. I understand how people research and shop, I understand search engines and I understand the rules Google sets that we must adhere to. I don’t implement any ‘black hat’ techniques that may harm your website or your search ranking.
I’ve built my reputation on doing things in the right way and I don’t believe in cutting corners. I pride my company on our level of expertise, the client’s we have worked with and the reviews we have collected.
If you want to speak to my clients then just let me know. I would be glad to put you in touch with some of my SEO clients who can tell you how we can provided them with greater exposure in Google.
SEO results can be fast and we focus on the quick wins or low hanging search terms first. The speed of success is often dependent on the industry, the difficulty of the keywords we go after and the amount of work that we need to do on your site.
Provided we can move quickly on getting your website optimised, you should start seeing positive results within 2-3 months.
Our national SEO services start at £1500 + vat per month. The level of investment really depends on your objectives and how much work is required to get things moving. We will always front-load work.
If you require our local SEO services then our packages start at £850 + per month.
All our SEO packages run on a 12-month agreement. SEO is ongoing and we need to make sure that we take advantage of new opportunities as we find them.
If you want to know the opportunities search engine optimisation can deliver to your business, get in touch and request your free SEO audit.
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