SEO Audit – Exhaustive
Bespoke SEO audit London service agency. At Anglux all great SEO starts with an SEO audit, our SEO audits help your business increase visitors and sales. The fundamentals of SEO and SEO audits for 2022 have not changed but there is a new layer of AI to contend with and optimise for or not as the case may be.
The most common issue with “machine generated” free SEO audits and some paid ones too, is that you get a 50 page PDF with a few errors and keywords, that may or may not be relevant to your current SEO position and that of your website or the business goals at the present time.
Technical SEO Audit Service
With our audits, we leave no stone unturned. We often find both technical and content opportunities that return growth many times over in the first year. Sometimes exponentially.
Full website SEO audit London
A complete SEO audit looks at all aspects of your site in the context of SEO, your business goals and wider web presence, but also, the who does what and when of your business. Further below you can find technical SEO, on-site SEO and off-site SEO audit sections, but before we get there.
SEO Audit London Business Context
Most SEO audits focus on your website and a large proportion on technical issues, they might give you a list of technical tasks to resolve and keyword tracking reports as well as a list of links pointing to your site. If you are really unlucky you might even get less than that.
In our experience even clients at various top business management roles including CEOs and C Level with great copyright and marketing skills may be befuddled by the complexity of SEO, the number of different things involved and how they all relate to each other.
It is unfortunately not uncommon in this industry to pay for SEO audits and monthly retainers that provide less than the basics of an audit. Then even less ongoing. We take great pride in being completely transparent in our approach as well as tailoring advice and breaking it down to the level of SEO understanding of any team member.
Expect lots of questions about the site and your business from day one. We make it our business to understand yours.
SEO is already very difficult and ever more so since Google is now everyone’s first and most direct competitor. Count on an energetic and highly motivated plug and play partner, probably at a fraction of the cost of an employee or business partner.
Human and other resources audit
Any SEO audit will only be as good as the recommendations to optimise any website and the resources available and treating people as people first not as resource like a computer or software programme. Our SEO audit process includes auditing your websites as well as your business and the resources you have at any given time against your marketing and business goals.
These are usually your in-house team and any combination of third party agencies and freelancers, from design and development to content creation and social media.
The best technical SEO audit, content audit and link profile analysis should help formulate a great SEO strategy, however, these can and sometimes fall at the implementation level, this is often due to not having audited the resources available in more plain terms “who does what and when by”.
Flexi-SEO-Audit: We always offer all our clients the option to have an audit and formulate a strategy that they can try to implement themselves to cover the basics, or then convert it into ongoing support.
We’re happy to say some of our most interesting clients are usually impressed by the level of detail and insight of the audits, this usually translates into an ongoing engagement where implementing the audit recommendations goes on to produce results sometimes in a few months, in some cases doubling organic SEO traffic and conversions in the first year.
You can count on us to slice through communication with any team member and always have a very proactive approach to our work. This means we will encourage you and motivate you and your team to create content and resolve any technical issues as a matter of routine.
Some London and worldwide leading brands we have the privilege to work with
What SEO tools do we use?
We do use all the common industry tools from Google (Google Analytics, Search Console, etc.) and some of the so called top industry tools, from experience not following the crowd on most SEO assumptions is almost always the right approach. For example following common proprietary link metrics that bear no relation or even correlation to REAL Google rankings and results and may mislead you.
Data sources & algorithm matching
Choose them wisely and be critical of any tool including Google’s own. Your site most likely has Google Analytics and Search Console, this data and a few others such as SEMrush, Majestic and Screaming Frog can help you and us to gather data on technical issues, keywords and link data.
Then matching this data with known Google algorithm changes, both site wide and at page and keyword level in the context of everything happening on the site and the site’s full history, can help to determine what to optimise and what content to focus on, as well as whether to build or unbuild links.
Below are links to some of the known algorithm updates with more details. You can begin by trying to do this yourself or hire us and rely on combined decades of expertise and experience.
Can you have too much data?
In our opinion, yes you most definitely can, this is partly due to the story of two search engines on the same page, the old ten blue links, still based on heavy keywords usage and links from other sites pointing at those pages and the other more nuanced new things with AI, Hummingbird, Rankbrain. See what is Rankbrain for mere mortals. BERT and now MUM.
Much more importantly is the fact that even the best rank tracking tools are usually way off and relying on this data alone or primarily can ruin your SEO. We know, we’ve seen it happening with “Growth Hacking” agencies we worked for as a plug and play SEO partner in the past.
Technical SEO audit London
Technical SEO: Focus on uncovering the most critical and noticeable technical issues first, then match any organic traffic changes and pages affected with Google core updates. These are the factors that contribute to crawlability, indexing and rankings. It may make reference to the external link profile.
Common technical issues and opportunities
On-Site SEO audit London
On-Site SEO: Looks at current content and keywords usage, the relevancy and difficulty of keywords in the business context. Competitor landscape as well as the history of the site. It usually develops into a better content and keyword strategy and provides the bare bones of SEO guidelines for writers and content uploaders.
We also explore keyword research from Google Search Console and a sample of new keyword research. Additionally, we look at user experience (UX) content improvements, the relevance of content and the use of keywords. Competitors’ sample data and analysis are also usually harvested and included within the initial SEO audit and the ongoing strategy.
Common on-site SEO issues and opportunities
Off-Site SEO audit London
Off-Site SEO: Looks at the current link profile and the relevance and potential toxicity of low quality links and directories in Search Console and other data sources.
Explores the use of common industry link building practices and whether these should be pursued or not. Looks at cleaning of directories and local citations and NAP, no not siesta, (Name, Address, Phone) consistency. Competitors’ sample data and analysis are also included.
This will help to determine a course of action, in particular the value and risk of any previous link building work.
Common off-site SEO issues and opportunities
Google Algorithms, AI, Rankbrain, BERT, MUM
NEW…ish, SEO, SERP SEO the future is now
SEO competitor analysis
Competitor analysis is an integral part of all our audits and SEO implementation. Competitor analysis applies to all areas of SEO both on-page and off-page. Consists of identifying and reverse engineering other websites keyword strategies, content planning, production and promotion. As well as their technologies and CMSs. Or for example the latest in structured data or SERP features.
This again just like the entirety of our audits drills down to the level of competitors on Google, that may or may not be actual business competitors. Most importantly we will never advise or implement short term thinking strategies, often seen on page one (albeit for a short period) for almost any keyword.
Our all ethos is very much the opposite of that having helped many clients recover from such techniques.
SEO growth strategy
Our SEO audits always include recommendations per section and subsection, as well as a summary of recommendations by type at the end, when you or your CEO reads these, SEO becomes usually much clearer and looks like a manageable discipline with visible tangible results in sight.
A common breakdown of recommendations.
SEO audits can be delivered as a stand alone or as part of my SEO consulting ongoing retainer. In both cases, unless you prefer the audit delivered in a single report.
It is usually delivered over a number of days or weeks as we progress, with lots of questions leaving no stone unturned.
Quality work, availability and adaptability are values Anglux certainly represents. For a number of years now Anglux has provided Gurasu Crystal with SEO, content marketing and website maintenance. Anglux’s team are very professional, organised and give clear guidelines. What I appreciate the most is that they are accessible and proactive, communication is second to none and responses are very quick.
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