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Blake Smith, SEO Consultant Australia

Scenarios where I deliver successful projects:

  1. Your business needs to the point, technical SEO advice in the early stages of your project.
  2. Your website traffic growth has stalled and you need someone to identify why, and how to fix it.
  3. You need an independent WordPress SEO to work alongside your web developer to plan the best approach for your website.
  4. Design and development of your website is already finished and you need an experienced SEO consultant to audit your performance.
  5. You’re looking to launch an eCommerce project on WordPress using WooCommerce and need an SEO professional’s help.
  6. Shopify SEO for your website that’s getting sales from social media, but not much revenue from organic search (Google, Bing, etc).
  7. You require a knowledgeable SEO to get your website up to first page rankings on Google

If one of these situations describes your needs, I can definitely help you. Contact me via the form below to get started.

Let's Discuss Your Best Next Steps..

If you book a call with me, we will discuss your current situation and what I recommend as a course of action to generate you more business. 

This will give you the confidence needed to invest in a marketing strategy that you know is designed to grow your business.

What does an SEO consultant do?

The job of an SEO consultant is to help businesses receive increased visibility through search engines. This is done through a variety of efforts designed to get your website on page one of the search engine results for relevant keywords. 

Some of the tasks that I do include keyword research, SEO audits, on-page optimization, link-building and an extensive knowledge of analytics. 

Why is this imporant?

The ever-increasing competitive digital landscape means that businesses have to fight for attention and try to get noticed online with the huge volume of content online. This is an important factor to consider as in the last few years search engine algorithms have changed – things that worked in the past no longer do, and what Google wants to see from your website has changed.

Working with a skilled and experienced SEO consultant is the best solution – it can be a game changer for your business. Good SEOs not only can help you improve your search engine rankings and increase traffic, but they’ll help you optimize your site to improve conversions, revenue and visitor engagement.

247% Increase

Organic Traffic for a National Flooring Brand

I would gladly give Blake a referral to anyone ready to progress or make the imperative jump into the online space

– Lindsey McIntyre

The importance of SEO in digital marketing today.

In today’s digital marketing landscape, SEO is indispensable for businesses striving to stay ahead in the online sphere. With millions of websites competing for attention, it’s crucial to optimize your online presence to ensure that potential customers can easily find you. A skilled SEO consultant has the ability to analyse and interpret search engine algorithms, leveraging this knowledge to elevate a brand’s visibility and drive qualified traffic.

With an increasing reliance on search engines like Google and Bing:

Businesses cannot afford to overlook the power of SEO. An experienced SEO consultant stays abreast of industry trends and algorithm updates, enabling them to adapt strategies accordingly and maintain a competitive edge in search rankings. By prioritizing optimization techniques such as keyword research, content creation, and link building, an expert SEO consultant can position a business for sustainable growth in the crowded digital marketplace.

Ultimately, investing in professional SEO services allows companies to tap into the vast potential of organic search traffic while establishing their authority within their respective industries. In my 10+ years in digital marketing, I’ve found this to be imperative for long-term success.

Very talented internet marketer who thinks outside of the box.

– Andrey Matveyev

What can an SEO Consultant Do for You?

Typically, SEO consultants will strategize, implement, and manage their clients’ overarching SEO strategy to generate more visibility and organic search traffic. These responsibilities could include keyword research, on-page optimization, strategies on content creation, and link-building strategies. 

It’s important to establish what your SEO specialist will do, and if that’s the appropriate approach in order to gain the most search engine traffic. 

Not all SEO consultants are the same. There may be ones that specialise in your industry, specialise in a specific aspect of SEO (e.g content, link building, etc), or have additional skills (web design, PPC advertising, etc) that can add value to their client

If you book a call with me, we will discuss your current situation and what I recommend as a course of action to generate you more business. This will give you

Let's Discuss Your Best Next Steps..

If you book a call with me, we will discuss your current situation and what I recommend as a course of action to generate you more business. 

This will give you the confidence needed to invest in a marketing strategy that you know is designed to grow your business.

Why Hire an SEO Consultant?

Working in the digital marketing industry for over 10 years, I’ve seen some real horror stories.

Whether you’re thinking about getting more leads or sales from search engines or your website is ranking already but needs a boost, you’ll need an expert freelance SEO consultant to oversee your project.

Why get sub-par performance from an SEO agency when you can work 1-on-1 with an SEO expert?

Based in Australia, I have a decade’s worth of experience delivering successful SEO campaigns for startups, medium-large businesses, and big brands worldwide.

If you’re an Australian business looking to improve your SEO, or an international company wanting to boost your traffic in Australia: get in touch.

I have vast experience with WordPress and Shopify, with proven processes to audit, optimise and implement the perfect SEO strategy for you.

I’m a good communicator, reliable, proactive and happy to manage your project myself and/or with a wider team.

I want to partner with you and your business for the long term. From planning, through to development, go live and further improvements.

My Specialties

On-Page SEO services

  • Keyword Research & Targeting
  • Meta Tag Optimisation
  • Content Strategy
  • Internal Linking
  • Schema Markup
  • Conversion Rate Optimisation

Off-Page SEO services

  • Google Business Profile
  • Backlinks (via Digital PR)
  • Citations (Business listings)
  • Online Reviews
  • Reputation Management
  • Social Media Sharing

The words legendary and hero gets thrown around all too often. Blake is neither of those. But what he is, a gun admired by his peers in the online marketing space for his attitude and approach to online marketing

– Oliver Lee

Ready To Start An SEO Campaign?

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SEO Success Stories

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Testimonials from People I’ve Worked With

Very talented internet marketer who thinks outside of the box.

– Andrey Matveyev

Blake was focused and reliable as a strategic consultant

– Christopher McLaren

Blake is cool, calm and collected, you can throw anything his way, he'll handle it like pro

– Georgia Leaker

Qualities of a Top-Rated SEO Consultant

A top-rated SEO consultant possesses a blend of technical expertise, creativity, and an unwavering commitment to staying ahead of industry trends. These individuals understand the nuances of search engine algorithms and can strategically optimize websites for increased visibility. Their analytical skills enable them to interpret data effectively, making informed decisions that drive organic traffic and improve search rankings. 

To me, the best SEO consultants have exceptional communication skills and can articulate complex concepts in a clear and understandable manner, This is vital when working with large companies that need buy-in from Board Members or C-Suite to make radical changes to their website.

In my experience, almost all successful SEO consultants also demonstrate adaptability in their approach. They recognize that search engine algorithms are constantly evolving and are proactive in staying abreast of these changes. This agility allows them to adjust strategies swiftly to maintain or improve their clients’ online presence. Furthermore, top-rated professionals emphasize the importance of ethical practices in their work, steering clear of black-hat tactics that could harm a website’s reputation in the long run.

By embodying these qualities, an SEO consultant is a valuable asset to businesses seeking sustained online success.

Ready to Start Your SEO Campaign?

Your search for a reliable freelance SEO service is over! Head back up to the form, fill me in on your project and let’s get started today.

How to Choose the Right SEO Consultant

When considering hiring an SEO consultant, it’s crucial to evaluate their experience, past results, and client testimonials. These factors provide insight into the consultant’s track record and their ability to deliver tangible results. Experience demonstrates proficiency in navigating various SEO challenges, while past results and client testimonials offer a real indication of the consultant’s impact on businesses similar to yours.

Businesses should align business goals with the expertise of the SEO consultant. A reputable consultant will not just implement generic strategies but tailor their approach to meet your specific objectives. Whether it’s increasing website traffic, enhancing brand visibility, or driving conversions, a well-aligned consultant will have a deep understanding of your industry and possess the knowledge to deploy strategies that directly contribute to achieving your business goals. 

But don’t expect a magic pill. SEO can’t fix all your business problems.

Common Misconceptions About SEO Consultants:

Immediate Results: SEO is a long-term strategy that requires patience and continuous effort, as it takes time for search engines to recognize and rank new content. 

SEO is a one-time effort: In reality, optimizing your website for search engines is an ongoing process that involves adapting to algorithm changes, updating content, and refining strategies to maintain or improve rankings.

Unethical SEO practices: The importance of ethical SEO practices cannot be overstated. Black hat tactics may offer short-term gains, but they can lead to severe penalties from search engines and damage your online reputation in the long run. Ethical SEO focuses on creating valuable, relevant content for users while following best practices outlined by search engines. By prioritizing user experience and trustworthiness over quick wins, ethical SEO not only benefits your website’s performance but also contributes to a healthier online ecosystem for all users. 

SEO Consultant vs. SEO Agency

When it comes to hiring an individual SEO consultant versus an agency, there are distinct differences that can significantly impact your outcomes. An individual consultant may offer personalized attention and a direct line of communication, which can be beneficial for smaller businesses with specific needs. 

On the other hand, agencies often have a team of specialists with diverse skills, offering a broader range of expertise and resources that can be advantageous for larger companies with more complex SEO requirements.

In scenarios where time is of the essence or when flexibility is critical, an individual consultant may be more suitable. They can typically adapt quickly to changes in strategy and market trends without bureaucratic obstacles.

Conversely, if scalability and volume are key factors in your SEO strategy, particularly for large-scale website optimization that requires multiple skillsets, then an agency’s resources and versatility may provide the optimal solution. 

Ultimately, the decision between hiring an individual consultant or an agency should align closely with your company’s size, objectives, and the level of expertise required for your SEO endeavours. 

Frequently Asked Questions

SEO consulting involves optimizing your website to improve its visibility in search engine results. An SEO consultant works closely with businesses to improve their online presence. They aim to improve the businesses website rankings so it easier for them to be found online.

If your website is not ranking well in search engine results, or if you are not seeing the desired level of organic traffic, it may be time to consider hiring an SEO consultant to help optimize your website

The cost of SEO Services in Australia ranges from $1000 per month to upwards of $10000 per month. Some agencies charge setup costs that can range from $500 to over $5000.

Price is typically based on the scope of the project, the individual client needs and the expertise of the SEO provider.

As an SEO Consultant, I charge based on the value I provide from my 10+ years experience in SEO. Rather than the typical agency model that encourages you to stay as a client forever (to cover their overheads), I treat each client engagement as its own project. 

Results can vary depending on the current state of your website and the competitiveness of your industry. In general, you can expect to start seeing improvements within a few months, with continued growth over time.

While no one can guarantee specific rankings, a skilled SEO consultant can significantly improve your website’s visibility and performance in search engine results.

Let's Get Started Today!

If you’re ready to take your online presence to new heights, don’t hesitate – take action now by reaching out for a consultation with a trusted SEO expert today. Whether you’re looking for guidance on improving existing strategies or starting from scratch, investing in the right SEO consultant could exactly what your business needs. 

Let’s work together towards achieving sustainable growth and unlocking the full potential of your online presence! 

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