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topsi Sat 12-Jan-13 14:28:50

I have my web site, now I need people to see it!
I have a facebook page and twitter account.
I have bought a book called SEO for dummies which I am working through,
I have a list of free sites to register with.
I know someone who does SEO and is in a similar business to me as well. She would charge me £150 a month for 3 months she says and by that time I would be getting alot more business from my web site.
Has any one got any advice or experience please?

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Intothefire Sat 12-Jan-13 14:44:13

Hi Topsi,

I've worked on SEO development for a number of businesses and I'd recommend paying someone specialised, at least to begin with. Once your numbers and google position are up then it can be easier to cut loose and maintain it yourself but it can be quite complicated and time consuming to edit the copy and achieve links on reputable sites at the launch of any website. Particularly in your field.

SEOllc Sat 12-Jan-13 18:02:13

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MrsMargoLeadbetter Sun 13-Jan-13 13:22:20

I would second paying somebody if you need quick results. SEO is a developing area, somebody who does it all the time will know the latest developments etc.

Not sure if I have understood correctly but I would be wary of using a SEO person who also runs a similar business. There could be a conflict of interest, unless they operate miles away?

Ideally you also need to produce content which can help draw people in.

I also wonder is 'asthetic nursing' is a likely search term. I would expect your site to mention botox etc. I can see you are keen to present a professional and qualified image (which you do) but you also need to think how potential customers think. Having said that I have (yet!) to google those services, so perhaps if I did I would know the term asthetic nursing.

I pay somebody (who I found via £20 an hour to help with SEO and google ads. £150 doesn't sound that unreasonable, but I would ask a few people for quotes. You want reporting as part of that to chart progress of your rankings.

If you don't already, do also consider google ads. If you search this board there are a couple of very helpful threads full of tips. Just DON'T listen to the people at google who say you should be spending £000s a month. I am a marketing freelancer and I pay c£10 a month and get leads from it.

Finally, you might alreadly do this but do add yourself to local directories (whispers, netmums noticeboards are free) and increase your online presence generally, which in turn will help you SEO.

Good luck.

MrsMargoLeadbetter Sun 13-Jan-13 13:24:44

Sorry you already said you have the free online listings. Am on my phone which doesn't let me look at the post without loosing what I have already typed!

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if you think website can be easily rank my doing my own seo then you should go for it. either you can hire a seo company

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