md at ink pr
08 January 2009 16:36pm
Can anyone recommend (other than themselves of course ;-) an SEO agency to take one of our B2B clients through the process of optimising its existing site for natural search in the short-term and providing input into getting the most (in SEO terms) out of a site rebuild which it’s planning for later this year. The client is not looking for content creation or web development as it has that covered in-house but would rather spend its modest budget on the strategy, a link-building programme and reporting/ROI. Having a London-based day-to-day contact would be a bonus. Thanks
Commercial Manager at Econsultancy
08 January 2009 16:51pm
CEO at Econsultancy
08 January 2009 18:09pm
Also the companies in our Search Engine Marketing Buyer's Guide 2008 or those in our Supplier Directory specialising in SEO and there are some good SEO people listed in our Member Directory too.
Technical Project Manager (MBA, MBCS, CITP, CEng) at Naxtech.com
09 January 2009 09:19am
I think Ashley is right. Have a look at the various supplier lists and see who feels right for your needs.
Of course I may be biast and recommend Naxtech:
- we are a B2B business- based in Reading, 30min away from London- specialising in organic SEO (multilingual too)- we provide reports, guidelines and consultancy to in-house teams
Deniswww.naxtech :: Organic SEO
Business Development Manager at Ambergreen
09 January 2009 16:38pm
Good advice from Mark etc, and for what's it's worth I’ll chip my two bob's
worth in as well.
It is vitally important that your client gets it right first time in terms of
the implications for SEO through the redesign process. If they have a modest
budget the worst thing they can do is waste some of it correcting mistakes made
during the redevelopment.
Ambergreen are a full service online marketing agency who specialise in organic
search. We have been around since 2001 and without shouting about us too much
have the experience you require.
Clients like Aggreko choose us to look after their search on a Global scale.
Have a look at our site for a flavour of who we work with, what we do for them,
and feel free to contact clients for a reference...
09 January 2009 16:41pm
Seems the copy/paste went a bit weird there!
Anyway you can find us at
thinking on a different level
Group Site Development Manager at Mothercare
09 January 2009 17:02pm
If you are after cost effective consulting for SEO strategy/research/reporting/ROI I can highly recommend iThink Media. We have been working with them on a large SEO project for our 2 well know retail brand websites (in baby/maternity/toys sector) and we are very pleased with the quality of service and results.
Please let me know if you want me to put you in touch directly or you can email Chris Ailey the founder on firstname.lastname@example.org
Publisher at 2N Media Ltd - ModernSelling.com
09 January 2009 19:11pm
Jem Spiller is a lifelong mate of mine and runs White Hat Media.
Best way of finding them and simultaneously proving how good they are, in a competitive market, is to search on "SEO Services" or "SEO Company" (on Google.co.uk at least).
I'm not sure that he'll be that delighted (these days) if I recommend him/them for "modest budget" prospects, but even checking out his site and the meta-tools on there might help - for free.
He also certainly knows his stuff and I'm sure could/would point you in the right direction if you weren't a good match.
Happy hunting anyway though.
12 January 2009 10:45am
Thanks everyone - top advice - will be following up some of your ideas.
Manager at Any Org
21 January 2009 12:37pm
Before diving in and signing up with an SEO agency I would want to check on the clients overall objective and find out if they really understand SEO and what it is all about?
In my experience 'natural search' and 'short-term' are not two phrases that really go together. Furthermore if your client is overhauling their site the danger is all their efforts could be wasted depending on their new site and how it is structured/hosted/coded.
Depending on their objectives and what they actually ‘do’, a good newsletter and a few articles on PR Web could be a much better use of budget in the short-term. Then as the new site is commissioned they work with a full service agency who can build the site in an SEO friendly way and advise on an ongoing SEO strategy.
A couple of old SEO colleagues used to tell everyone “in SEO there are no quick wins, it is a marathon not a sprint.”
I hope that adds a bit more food for thought...
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