I am using the plus version of the script however I am linking to the original creator of the plugin as it was his fine work that led to this functionality in the first place. Live blogging allows me to add to the page in little snippets.
I have removed the links to other companies as I have a friend who will soon be targeting SEO Southampton and I will be working with him on a few projects. In saying that, I know that the last person I linked too gained valuably from my link that helped them get to number 1 for SEO Southampton.
This is nothing against them; though a public thank you might have been appreciated. If they did do this; then thanks!
Not An SEO Consultant in Southampton
I will just add that I am not an SEO Consultant in Southampton itself; I live in Petersfield and mainly work in Portsmouth . In saying that, the internet makes the world a lot smaller hence creating this page for potentially gaining clients as well as testing out a theory. If I wanted to be a little bit spammy I might now add a link saying that Southampton; Portsmouth and Petersfield are all in Hampshire.
Southampton Companies Offering SEO
What I wanted to do here is add a list of Southampton based companies who offer SEO; however when doing my research I realised that so many of the companies at the top of Google are not actually from Southampton.
The next problem I had was that some of those that are actually based within the city don’t know one of the first things about SEO. They are linking to their /index(html or similar) file instead of the actual url. So my guess is their knowledge is basic at the very least.
Thirdly; some have bought exact match domain names and have left pages up with little or no content on; which is another no, no in Google. One even says widgets go here in the sidebar!
So Nagy SEO; MJS Website Design; SEO (hyphen Southampton) and SEO Southampton (dot co dot uk); make changes to your website and I will link to you; hint home page link.
As for SEO Expert Southampton; please add some content on your About page and you will get a link.
That leaves just four companies who may be worth visiting; however if their prices are extortionate then get back to me and I will source someone else for you. The companies are Atelier Studios; Expert SEO Bournemouth…who I have been assured have a presence in Southampton; Koozai and Sparkstone Creative.
I did have a link to each of the other three however those that didn’t even acknowledge with a thanks have had their links removed. A Twitter thanks costs them nothing! Actually Koozai did acknowledge me however I got feedback from a friend & Koozai suggested they were better qualified than me…link removed from @wtfseo; they had risen 2 from it; but dropped back once removed.
I am not saying these are the best companies; just they meet my criteria. Below is the rest of the page as it was before I added these paragraphs; so sorry if the whole thing doesn’t read well!
How Live Blogging May Help Me Attack Southampton
Well it is quite simple really; I created around 200 words of text on this page and threw in the keyword a couple of times and then add the live blogging short code.
Over the next few weeks I add to the content of the page; a few words at a time; part of this will get automatically posted to Twitter and elsewhere; so Google comes back; thinks this is an up to date shit hot webpage and ranks me accordingly. It is really that simple. Oh and the updates will appear below!
Live Blogging Updates
This is the first live blog post attacking the term (text edited here for SEO purposes) and comes 3 days after creating this page. Within those three days the site has moved to page 4 for the term. With a little luck this will help it onto the next page and a top 30 spot.
Now in the top 30 after 5 days; once upon a time this would have happened on day one; alas the new Google! Anyhow at least it is moving but not too happy at overtaking a friends website…no bragging rites; mind you he does offer web design in Southampton rather than SEO.
I must admit I forgot to add extra content to this page so it hasn’t moved mush recently. Also I have as of yet not built any external links to it; so my next job is to start doing that. It should though only require just one or two to help it start to move. (OK; just the one link added!)
I have not updated this page for a while, after been busy with client work; with a little luck this will correct that. Oh; even without adding to the page it has now crept into the top 20 for the associated search term.
Established on Page 1 for SEO Southampton
WTF SEO is now established on page 1 for its main term and SEO Hampshire, by just using Live Blogging; Facebook & Twitter! So my little experiment has worked to some degree. However it may have been higher if I had linked to it from other sources; but I don’t need clients so am happy to be where I am.
Another thing that may have helped is adding related terms to the page such as Search Engine Optimisation Southampton; but that is for another day.