WTF SEO is an independent Portsmouth Professional SEO Services Company.
Being an independent Portsmouth SEO professional, the buck lies with me if you have a problem. You do not have to search for someone to moan at or seek a more senior partner; it’s me! I am not a franchise where some other company is doing the work; it’s just a little old me! OK, I am not tiny, and if 60 is old, then…
I have been working in the search engine optimisation industry for several years, offering many SEO services. I have employed staff and walked out of an SEO company I co-owned during this time.
I have had plenty of success and a couple of failures. Yes! But these were not real failures; penalties had already hit clients’ websites, and I managed to get them listed again in the short time I worked on them. Once this happened, a large corporate style SEO company with glossy flyers and business cards replaced me. Why? Because they must be better than an individual.
That kind of scenario is a failure to me; I hate not being able to see things through. However, this story has a bit of a moral; those websites were hit again due to these large SEO companys’ reliance on poor link-building techniques.
I work with you, not for you. I will give you an honest opinion; if I think what you are doing or have done is wrong, I will not beat around the bush; I will tell you.
I find that this sort of working relationship works best as you will gain some of my knowledge. If we were to part ways in the future, at least you would know when someone else is fobbing you off.
Are You Looking for SEO Services?
Most SEO companies seem to have an SEO Services page; upon which they can show off their wares to try and attract the potential clients landing on that page. I don’t necessarily need to attract clients, so I can be less keyword-focused and more liberal with what I want to write.
So What SEO Services Do I Offer?
Not a lot! I can offer a monitoring service, i.e. someone who checks out the work of other SEOs. Or a hand-holding service where I help empower you with whatever you need to rank for your local search terms.
I differ in how I see SEO and what is needed to rank highly with it. So I don’t necessarily want to offer an SEO service where I do all the search engine optimisation for you. In certain areas, I will advise you on the best way forward. You will learn something, and I will get more time to sort out the on-site issues.
Suppose I monitor your current SEO company or their services. The company may not be too happy with someone snooping around their work. But, you will be satisfied that they will not mess up your website’s rankings.
Any SEO monitoring service would be via a retainer, while I may charge for other SEO work. Those needing hand-holding will only pay me if they feel I deserve it.
My monitoring service will help understand what their SEO is doing. Including going through their SEO reports and making sure that 1) the work carried out will not cause you harm and 2) that you are not paying excessive fees. Did you know that some SEO companies charge over £100 an hour? I have seen one that charges £300 an hour!
How Much does WTF SEO Professional Services Cost?
An initial consultation is Free! You will get an idea of the problems with your website and what is needed to fix them.
Minor updates and quick fixes are also Free! Believe it or not, many websites only need to change a few things to work; they don’t need ongoing SEO.
Fees for a Regular Professional SEO Services
For websites that are beyond a quick fix, there is an upfront fee of £99—followed by two options. First, an hourly rate of £12.38 p.h. Second a set price of £10 per page. This fee covers the time spent looking at a website and the advice to get them ranking. After which, I offer a monthly retainer.
The monthly retainer is set at £30 a month. This fee covers admin fees, simple questions and answers you might have and small pieces of work. The retainer for monitoring other the work of other SEO companies is £50 per month. Any work carried out that requires more time will cost £12.28 per hour in addition to the monthly retainer.
The monthly retainers and hourly rates are far less than you would have to pay if you employed me full time at the UK’s average wage for an SEO. You are not paying national insurance contributions and holiday pay.
I believe that everyone should have access to SEO; I also think that many companies out there charge way too much. Only those with deep pockets can afford them. Therefore, big companies get bigger, and smaller ones get left behind. So I want to be and will be different.
WTF SEOs’ professional SEO services are affordable and remember, I don’t always charge! Hopefully, I might educate you during the process and empower you to gain a return on investment.
Any SEO services on offer are not result-driven. I will not be using poor techniques to give you quick results; I will act as a consultant and guide you to your success.
I do have a daily rate for hiring me as an SEO professional. The rate is £99 per day for the first 5 hours, then £12.38 per hour for each part hour afterwards. Plus second class travel expenses from Petersfield.
When you peruse other websites associated with SEO services, you will often see the term SEO packages. They always seem to be silver, gold and platinum. I don’t do this, and there is a reason why!
For websites, every niche is different. Some, those built by good web designers, only need guidance in the right direction. While other websites need constant hand-holding to 1) get them working and 2) keep them working.
I previously offered more of a hand-holding and guidance service than search engine optimisation. I believed that Google was trying to get away from the old school way of thinking that the more links you have, the more your website will rank.
SEO is a Living Breathing Animal
OK, I know; it is an algorithm, but it is very clever. And if we are to believe the hype, with the Panda—and subsequent updates, it learns more about what is good and bad content with little human interaction.
My job is to understand this beast and advise you on best practices. You could save money when paying for SEO work with my fee structure. WTF SEO is an SEO Packages free zone. I don’t offer them and advise you to give any SEO consultant a wide berth if they provide them. Saying I will generate x number of links each month goes against Google’s philosophy of natural link-building. Please be careful!