A good SEO consultant can help you to identify opportunities to improve your website’s visibility and ranking, and can advise you on how to capitalise on them.
However, with so many consultants out there claiming to be experts in SEO, it can be tricky to know where to start when looking for someone to help with your SEO strategy. In this blog post, we’ll share some tips on how to find the right SEO consultant for your business.
But finding an SEO consultant doesn’t have to take months or cost a fortune—if you know what you’re looking for (and where to look).
You can find someone who’s perfect for your business in no time at all. I hope these tips have been helpful as you start your search for a search optimisation expert.
1. Start by asking your network.
If you know anyone who has worked with an SEO consultant in the past, they may be a great resource for finding a reputable consultant in the UK. Ask them for recommendations and advice on what to look for in a potential consultant. Chances are, they’ll be more than happy to help.
2. Search Google
You can find a consultant anywhere in the UK, they don’t have to be local. But you can start by searching Google for “seo consultant near me”. This may return consultants from quite far away if there aren’t many close by. I got a few consultants from London in my search, which is only 90 minutes away, but I wouldn’t say it’s “near me”. Anyway, it gives me an idea.
If you search for your town, eg “seo consultant leamington spa”, then Google will often return anyone who offers SEO services, includ agencies and freelancers. So if you’re looking for a truly independent consultant, you need to be mindful about what’s being shown to you.
3. Search LinkedIn
A potentially better way to find a consultant is via LinkedIn as it’s a bit to find people only that consultants generally are.
- Type into the LinkedIn search box something like “independent seo consultant”. See if they work for themselves, or whether they’re already employed.
- Reach their profile to see if it looks like they can help you.
- Then simply reach out via a direct message and see if they can help you.
- If it could be a good fit then arrange a video or phone call.
3. Look for online directories.
There are several online directories that list SEO consultants in the UK. Often places like your local Chamber of Commerce directory can be helpful. This can be a great way to find a variety of options in one place. Once you’ve found a few consultants that look promising, take some time to research each one before making your final decision.
4. Do Your Research
The first step in finding the right SEO consultant is to do your research. Not all consultants are created equal, and it’s important to find someone who has a proven track record of helping businesses like yours to improve their visibility and ranking on search engines.
One way to do this is to read online reviews from past clients, or to ask for referrals from people you know who have used an SEO consultant in the past.
Once you’ve compiled a list of potential candidates, take some time to read their websites and blogs (if they have them) to get a better idea of their approach to SEO and whether or not they would be a good fit for your business.
5. Search for reviews.
When you’re considering hiring an SEO consultant, it’s important to read reviews from past clients. This will give you a good idea of what others have thought about their experience working with the consultant. You can find reviews on websites like Google, Facebook and Yellow Pages in the UK.
6. Get in touch with the consultant directly.
Once you’ve narrowed down your list of potential consultants, get in touch with them directly and ask any questions you may have. This is also a good opportunity to get a feel for their personality and see if you think you would work well together.
7. Get a Trial Run
Once you’ve found an SEO consultant that seems like a good fit for your business, it’s time for a trial run.
Before using them for a bigger project, start with something smaller like a paid audit. This is also a great opportunity for you to get a feel for working with the consultant before making any long-term commitments.
If everything goes well during the trial period, then you can move forward with working together on an ongoing basis. If not, then at least you tried. And who knows—you may even find another great consultant in the process.