Last updated: Mar 2023
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Our SEO approach, developed over 12 years, includes a customer research and competitive analysis phase, followed by the improvement of current assets to enhance performance, creation of new content assets for accelerated growth, link building within and outside of the site, and continuous analysis, reporting, and strategy adjustments. While these steps may seem familiar, it is the intricate process within each one that counts. By implementing this approach, we can help your website improve its search engine rankings and drive more traffic to your site.
John is the founder of Credo and a freelance growth marketing and SEO consultant based in beautiful Denver, Colorado when he is not traveling. With almost a decade of of digital marketing experience, John has worn many hats and seen many things at companies that both help them succeed in big ways and also keep them from succeeding. It is now his passion to not only grow companies through great online marketing but also to coach companies through times of…
Having worked with SMEs, blue chips, VCs, agencies, and publishers, my freelance SEO experience has always been based on ethical and effective practices. Over the past 12 years, I’ve developed a strong focus on creative and technical SEO for online content, with expertise in search strategy, data attribution, and website deployments. Our team specializes in identifying, targeting, and converting high-volume and high-converting search topics. There’s nothing quite like the satisfaction of improving website engagement, authority, referrals, and return on investment through SEO.
Our comprehensive SEO audits simplify the complexities of search engine optimization. We analyze the key ranking factors, including titles, meta descriptions, link profiles, social visibility, and more. Our audits are incredibly thorough and provide 100% actionable recommendations. For every element we analyze, we offer specific guidance, SEO best practices, and detailed instructions to help you or your team implement the recommended changes. With our audit, you can gain a comprehensive understanding of your SEO performance and take targeted steps to improve your search engine rankings.
Rebecca Gill has more than 20 years of experience in sales and marketing, with 15 years of specialized experience in search engine optimization. As an SEO consultant and educator, Rebecca offers customized digital marketing solutions to clients who want to expand their online presence and are committed to achieving results. Her straightforward approach to planning a path to online success with both search engines and user experience is suitable for solo entrepreneurs, digital agencies, small businesses, and enterprise corporations. With her passion for teaching, Rebecca provides various learning opportunities for end-users, freelancers, and developers who want to enhance their knowledge of SEO and SEM activities.
During a website audit, my initial focus is to comprehend the information architecture of the website and identify its different sections. It’s essential to differentiate between information architecture and technical architecture when discussing site architecture. Technical architecture comes under the scope of an SEO technical audit and is concerned with concepts like website speed, mobile responsiveness, etc. On the other hand, information architecture is focused on arranging, labeling, and making the content more usable and discoverable. These aspects are generally covered in a content audit.
As the global SEO strategy leader at InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), my main goal is to increase organic revenue and drive sales at a controlled cost through natural and local SEO channels. To achieve this, we implement a structured approach to website improvements and content creation that enhances our visibility and drives traffic growth from search engines. Our global operations and translations enable us to provide multilingual and multi-brand sites that offer various search experiences in more than 100 countries, supporting over 5,500 locations.
Our SEO services offer flexibility in terms of client involvement. We can guide you through your analytics, growth forecasts, and competitive analysis, or we can create a strong SEO plan and let you handle lead generation. You can even opt for a combination of both. Our transparency, honesty, and ethical practices ensure that our clients receive the best service possible. We work diligently to optimize your website, so that it can work hard for you, delivering results that you can count on.
An external strategic SEO Audit may be necessary for at least four reasons. Firstly, the in-house SEO may lack the experience, especially with specific areas such as International SEO. Secondly, the in-house SEO may be blind to discovering issues due to constantly working on the company site, requiring an external perspective. Thirdly, the SEO team may not have enough time to conduct an in-depth audit. Finally, a combination of the above reasons may necessitate an external strategic SEO Audit.
With over a decade of experience in SEO, I have gained exposure to various verticals and encountered all kinds of SEO issues. My expertise goes beyond technical SEO; I can also assist with developing a comprehensive SEO strategy to ensure long-term organic growth for your business. If you’re looking to bring SEO expertise in-house and need help growing your team, I can provide support with creating job descriptions and interview questions to hire the best SEO professionals. With my industry knowledge and experience, I can help you take your SEO efforts to the next level and achieve the success you’re looking for.
As a Digital Marketing and SEO Strategist, I specialize in providing services to local businesses, startups, and Fortune 500 clients. With extensive experience in marketing for renowned brands such as GSK, Chanel, and MCM, I have honed my skills over five years as a content and technical SEO strategist. My focus now is to work with entrepreneurs and corporate clients to help them develop strategic plans and processes to enhance their business and increase their sales through TECHNICAL PERFORMANCE SEO AUDITS. From brainstorming ideas to implementing the best SEO practices, I provide comprehensive services to improve my clients’ online presence and deliver effective results.
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Prioritize agencies who have experience with the channel or channels you need help with. If you have multiple needs, we recommend prioritizing a full service firm who can do all channels as opposed to hiring individual agencies or contractors for each channel. This will reduce the number of providers you have to contact as well as the management overhead once they are hired.
Note - at Credo we match you with providers from our network who both fit your marketing channel needs and have experience with your type of business (SaaS, Ecommerce, etc). Where possible, we also match you with providers who have experience in your industry.
We recommend speaking with multiple agencies to verify that they have the experience you require and that you like speaking with them. Culture fit between you and your agency is the unspoken factor we find that determines if an engagement will be successful. We then recommend that you conduct longer strategy sessions (about an hour) with 2-4 agencies to dive deeper on your needs with their team.
Note - Credo schedules the initial discovery calls for you with agencies from our network.
Once you’ve gone deeper with 2-4 agencies, ask for proposals that you can review that include scope, timeline, cost, and terms. We recommend that you use our Agency Reviewer resource to make it easier. Some agencies may have a separate contract with terms and conditions, which is fine.
Once you receive proposals, you can negotiate back with agencies. The most common things to negotiate back on are scope and timeline. If ideal budget is above your ability to pay, see if you can reduce the scope to get the project within budget while understanding the tradeoffs.
Finally, make a decision about who to work with and commit for a period of time that is long enough to know if you’re able to get results but not so long that it traps you into something that isn’t working. We recommend that you agree to at minimum a 3 month contract, and ideally a 6 month contract with a three month out.
Make sure healthy expectations are set and your agency fully understands your objectives. The best results are created when you have alignment with your agency around your business goals.
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