The downside of organizing the most successful SEO Meetup in the United States
With every Raleigh SEO Meetup now attracting over 100 people every month, it’s become more and more difficult to offer individual advice about their specific challenges. Although I don’t mind hanging out after each Meetup and answering questions, not everyone can wait around or feels comfortable with that.
I want to make it possible for anyone to book a couple of hours and spend some time sitting side-by-side going over your site.
The truth is that sometimes there are bigger issues than SEO involved, including internal company power struggles and a lack of resources. I know because I’ve been there. I’ve had to prepare the 6 months of dog-and-pony shows to finally get the boss to see my point-of-view. Maybe you’ll have to sit down and talk fluent geek with an IT department who thinks “it’s all bullshit” – I can give you a playbook for that.
What I’ve got for you
We’ll sit down and dig into your website’s code, your site architecture, backlinks and anything else that crops up. Then set some action items that can start to move the needle.
Here’s some examples:
- Is your domain as powerful as it can be?
- Is your hosting company helping or hurting your efforts?
- Is your content strategy working?
- How is social media impacting your rankings?
- And you’ll have access to me to brainstorm solutions, trade advice and experience, find potential partners, and get personalized advice from. No matter what’s got you stuck, I’m here to get you rolling again.
It’s hard to confirm that changing the photos on my home page resulted in some of the new orders we received recently (from out of state) – but we did get several. I also applied some of what we learned in the SEO Audit (fixing page titles, photo alt tags, meta descriptions, etc.). We now rank #5 (for today at least) for the term ‘gourmet cookie gifts’ in Google – ahead of Mrs. Fields – a very targeted search.
Many thanks to Phil and everyone in the group for the tips and suggestions – it works!
Chris Duke – annasgourmetgoodies.com
Moving from #11 (page 2) to #10 (page 1) will increase traffic 6X
Moving from the top of page two to the bottom of page 1 is one of the biggest moves you can make. Although clicks down at the bottom position of page 1 are minimal, they are almost non-existent on page 2.
Traffic alone isn’t always the answer, but 6x the traffic for your money keyword would certainly make a difference.
Is it worth it?
I spend most of my working hours focused on helping clients rank higher and increase traffic to their site.
I spend the other part of my workday teaching advanced SEO techniques internally and preparing to present new ideas and techniques to clients
I also have been able to share my experience every month with a diverse cross section at the Raleigh SEO Meetup.
I met Phil through the SEO group he co-organizes. I immediately noticed his extensive knowledge of the subject and his ability to make everyone feel comfortable, especially the newcomers. As I got to know him, I realized he’s a developer with a broad understanding of and interest in the future of journalism, and a social media expert who enjoys sharing his tricks and tips as much as he likes learning from others.
Phil possesses the rare quality of being genuinely interested in other people. His generous spirit and down-to-earth nature make him a truly likable person; his SEO expertise, social media savvy, and good business sense make him a powerful presence in the workforce.
Phil has no shortage of good ideas. Whether he’s talking about reputation management or building community, his solutions are creative and informed. (One of his blog posts, about newspaper pay wall alternatives, is something I find myself rereading.) The good ideas are only half of it—he has the technical know-how, drive, and ingenuity to implement them. He proves that being passionate about your work is as important as having the technical skills to do the job.
Rachel Healy – The Garner Citizen newspaper
Lets get started
I recommend starting with 2 hours. Often times that’s all you’ll need to have a to-do list for the next 6 months.
The 2 hour kick off is priced at $300. After those 2 hours you will have everything you need to start making a real, positive impact on your online presence. Increasing traffic to your site is step one towards earning more money.
Different situations will need different solutions. If you think you need more help (or less) lets talk about it and figure out what we need to do to make you more successful.
Nothing can happen until someone finds your site.
Building a great site by itself is no longer enough, you need to have a plan and then work the plan.