Unlike most of my friends in kindergarten growing up who wanted to be Police Officers and Firemen, I wanted to sell things. I loved the idea of providing people with a service they needed. However later on I also discovered a furious passion for computers, learning everything there was to know. I was the go to kid for any computer problems or projects. Back then I had no idea how these two skills would merge into my career.
After finishing school I entered the workforce in Sales selling everything from Tax Advice to Investments, Holidays and everything in between. I learned how to sell products and services, the core of marketing. I was successful and happy although I was missing the other half of my passion, computers. After a few years in sales and reaching the top 3% of salesmen I decided to pursue my innate talent with computers. My uncle ran a successful Web Design Agency in Brisbane so I contacted him asking if he needed any help with projects.
Finally in 2004 I started working with my uncle a phenomenally talented world class artist and web designer. As his eager apprentice he taught me everything I needed to know to launch my career in online marketing with SEO and Web Design. I went on to work with some of the most successful agencies in Brisbane and later the Gold Coast. Working full-time through the day for agencies I was studying through the night gaining qualifications in Information Technology, Marketing and Business Management.
Today I'm proud to provide a world class service utilising over a decade of experience in the industry and an in-depth understanding of SEO. I am an Expert in all things SEO and marketing so you can rest assured you are in the most capable hands. Most importantly I'm passionate about achieving results this is why I get up in the morning, getting your business in front of your customers. The most satisfying moments in my career are the phone calls to my clients telling them they've just reached 1st position, to which I often hear some kind of response like "So that's what's happened, the phones haven't stopped! We are fully booked!"
For the last 14 years I have delivered world class Search Engine Optimisation services to small businesses and SEO Agencies on the Gold Coast and Brisbane. Building a wealth of experience in Web Design and SEO gaining tertiary qualifications in Business, Marketing and IT. If you'd like to discuss your business goals with me just click the get in touch button below and send me a message.
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Expect to look no further. You've found the most experienced and qualified SEO on the Gold Coast. You won't find a higher quality or greater value SEO service that actually delivers real page 1 results driving new customers to your business.
The most significant and important difference between me and all the other so called "SEO Consultants" out there is that I legitimately hold tertiary qualifications in Business, Marketing and Information Technology.
Using natural and ethical SEO methods my clients have maintained page 1 rankings for not months but years. I have had the pleasure of watching their businesses grow significantly and put more staff on.
I have a very straight forward and honest approach to SEO educating and informing my clients of everything they want to know throughout the process. I don't cut corners or take short cuts, I deliver results through honest hard work.
Unlike some companies who outsource the hard work overseas or get an inexperienced trainee, you'll deal with the same person who is actually doing the optimisation from the first consultation to reaching page 1. Whether you're a one man tradie or an accounting firm with 10 staff I give all my customers the same level of professionalism. I'll give you my 100% attention and dedication to achieving you results not just page 1 rankings but more customers.
Over the last 12 years I have developed and refined a proven system which can place any website on the top of Google.
We don't waste our time or yours with poor performing or rarely searched keywords. As part of our preliminary SEO analysis we research the most valuable keywords in your industry and outline exactly how many people are searching and what value that is to you.
With fast and easy to read reports, you can see exactly how your business is performing and the results of our SEO program delivered directly to your email inbox. It takes less than 5 minutes to see exactly how your business has performed in the last month. At the end of each month you have the option of a monthly review over the phone where we can discuss the report and strategy for the future.
Why? Clients don't like being locked in unnecessarily and we don't need them, the results speak for themselves.
We do all the hard work, that's what we're being paid for. You don't need to know what a robots.txt file is, the best way to structure an XML sitemap or what the schema mark-up means. All you need to do is focus on the most important thing which is your business and review the results, we take care of everything.
It seems like these days anyone with a computer and internet connection can call themselves an "SEO Consultant", there are You Tube videos on how to fix your car, do your own plumbing, and I even stumbled upon DIY Braces for your teeth! These hobbyists are pretending to be professionals playing with your most valuable asset. It's your livelihood! You wouldn't hire an inexperienced unqualified Accountant, Bookkeeper or Manager so why would you hire an inexperienced and unqualified SEO Consultant? There was a trend not so many years ago where the "outsourcing" phenomenon took over, businesses by the hundreds were outsourcing their SEO overseas to third world countries. And the effect? Most of the businesses who outsourced had severely damaged online reputations from unethical work performed by these companies half way around the world. It took months of hard work to undo the damage caused. I'm all for DIY home projects and buying cheap overseas throw away items, but my business is one thing I can't afford to risk in the hands of someone I can't even see or talk to. Many of you have probably been called, emailed and harassed by these SEO Companies clawing for your business. You may have had the unfortunate luck to have worked with them. I'm here to tell you there is a better way, there is a better option. Use an experienced, qualified, local SEO expert like myself.
I have a passion for the SEO process and over the last decade I've designed and developed a proven SEO system which has successfully ranked every website it has been applied to. I have trained SEO Companies and Consultants throughout the Gold Coast and Brisbane to effectively use my system to deliver results to their clients. I am yet to see another system that comes close in terms of reliability, quality, results and detail.
It's a complicated system we've simplified into and effective 4 stage process which I have refined over the last 12 years. Through that process I will understand your goals, deliver results, grow and maintain those results.
I will review your website and SEO position then discuss these details over a phone call or an in person meeting.
After reviewing your current position we will then provide a strategy tailored to your business and its goals.
We action the plan optimising your website, writing content and building high quality backlinks to your website.
Once we have achieved the desired rankings, we will maintain those rankings and expand targeted keywords.
Our Search Engine Optimisation programs are packaged to suit your business, competition, budget and goals. Depending on how fast you'd like to reach your goals. The more you invest the more time we can spend optimising your website, the faster and greater the results will be. Any of our programs will get you to the first page of Google. For example Business A selecting the standard program might take 5 months to get to the first page, where Business B selecting the Advanced program gets there in 3. If you're not already on page one, the ranking phase is all about catching up to your competitors and then outranking them (basically doing a better job than they have). Remember they've already done SEO that's why they are on page 1. Now you need to invest the time and money hiring someone better than they did, this is why so many amateur SEO's fail to deliver results to their clients. They simply aren't better than their competitors.
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The decision is really quite simple, it's not as hard as you might think and ultimately the right decision can be made with three simple steps.
Marketing Expense Budgets Averaged 10.2% of Revenue.
You may find two of these components are conflicting, for example a short time-frame and a small budget. In this case you should prioritize which is more important.
Of course after performing a thorough SEO Analysis of your website I will be able to provide you with a professional recommendation based on your business goals and needs.
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Put simply Search Engine Optimisation is the process of optimising a website to appear higher in the search engine results. SEO has evolved over the last 20 years and resembles something more like "Website Management" because this is what a Digital Marketing Manager does. Manages your website. This is done by generating exposure online through directories and social media, writing new content for your website, updating social media channels like facebook and twitter and technically optimising your website code.
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93% of people who are looking for products and services do so using a search engine. 75% of marketers rate SEO as excellent in terms of Return-on-Investment. This is because SEO is one of the most affordable tools for online marketing and yields consistent and effective results. SEO is not just affordable; it is cost-effective because it is customizable to your business needs and budget.
If I had a dollar for every client who asked this, I'd be retired! Nothing is more important for a business owner to fully understand what SEO is before investing. SEO is not a cost. It is an investment. This isn't some cheap sales tactic, it's a fact. A cost is something that doesn't provide a return, like buying a home (you pay your mortgage but it doesn't put money back into your pocket). An investment is something that provides a return, like buying a positively geared investment property (each week you gain a return from the rent). SEO is the same, each week it puts money back into your pocket.
Business owners often want to hear an exact dollar figure and get frustrated when one can't simply be provided. Unfortunately it's not that simple. It's like asking your Accountant how much tax I will have to pay next year. He or she can give you an estimate but not an exact figure. Similarly I can give you a very accurate estimate but not an exact figure.
To understand the answer to this question you first need to understand how SEO works and what is required to reach page 1. Let's say you are a brand new business, you just started today. There are 50 or so businesses all scrambling for the top positions on page one, many of them are actively investing in SEO. Some of them may have been doing SEO for months or years. So what does SEO cost? The cost is relative to the time it takes to reach your goal, page one or rank 1, 2 or 3. Let's assume your main competition has been doing SEO for three years and has a $4,500 website. To rank higher than your competitor you need to either, hire someone better than they are using to catch up to them (x years of SEO), or get someone that isn't better and wait until your SEO catches up (months or years). As you now understand to tell you how much SEO costs, I need to know what your goals are and who your competition is. I'll then go analyse their website and give you an estimate of how long it will take to catch up. The advanced program might take 1-3 months, the standard might take 3-6 months for example. It's all relative to the time invested and how good their SEO is. You get what you pay for. If your competitor goes cheap and outsources to a third world country, it won't take me long to beat them.
If your competitor spent 3 month optimising their site you wouldn't expect to beat them spending 2 months. The same would apply to your site, if you spent 3 months you wouldn't expect a competitor to beat you in any less. SEO takes the relevant amount of time to beat your competitor which varies from industry to industry and business to business. If you'd like an accurate estimate of how long it would take to reach page 1 in your industry, contact me for an SEO analysis.
There are many levels of expertise in every field. The level of study and experience is similar to that of an Accountant, Financial Planner, Software Engineer or Marketing Manager. A true Search Engine Optimiser is extremely specialised in a wide and varying number of skills and proficiencies including:
It takes many years of study and practise to learn and apply these skills effectively, which is why so many amateur SEO's fail to reach page 1 for their clients. They have simply underestimated what it takes to effectively optimise a website and don't have the required skills. When I optimise a website I utilise each and every skill listed above, most of the time is what it takes to reach the top of Google.
90% of our new clients are generated from referrals and word of mouth. However our primary keywords are "SEO Expert Gold Coast" - Rank 1, "SEO Consultant Gold Coast" - Rank 4, "SEO Specialist Gold Coast" - Rank 3.
Google's search results can still be tricked and manipulated into showing a business using unethical or spammy techniques. I saw a new company showing up for SEO Brisbane, SEO Gold Coast, SEO Townsville, SEO Cairns, SEO Bundaberg and SEO Ipswich! All these keywords and they were ranked in the top 3! I thought to myself wow they look legit, I wonder how they got such amazing results so fast. After auditing their website I found that they had created a ton of fake blogs with backlinks to their pages (This tricks Google into thinking the website is more popular than it really is). Not many months later the Google Penguin algorithm found these spam sites and gave the Search Engine Optimisation company a penalty, they have since shut down their site and I assume moved on to another website. Similar to those scam businesses which operate under different trading names. While this can happen in regular industries, it doesn't happen anywhere near as much as in the SEO industry. So performing a search one day to the next can be wildly different. The problem with these companies is that you the unsuspecting customers can't see that they are using unethical techniques that could destroy your website rankings permanently. So my advice would be not to focus so much on where the SEO Company ranks. But what results they have achieved for their clients. After all, your rankings are far more important than mine.
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