This is a local SEO test to see how easy/hard it is to target a specific city SEO company SERP, specifically SEO SERPs related to SEO Miami and Miami SEO Companies plus any related SERPs.
Update: This webpage didn’t have enough SEO power to rank high for the Miami SEO Company SERP, so modified the content to target the Miami SEO Experts SERP instead. Part of learning to be an SEO expert is recognising when it’s time to change the target of a webpage and try something new. The alternative for this specific SEO problem would have been build more backlinks directly to this webpage, but I that wouldn’t be a good use of my backlink building time.
For example according to Google AdWords Keyword Tool advertisers are willing to pay quite a bit for traffic related to Miami and SEO (prices valid September 2014):
Miami SEO Money SERPs
- seo companies miami = £18.96
- miami seo companies = £17.32
- miami seo company = £11.98
- seo services miami = £8.97
- seo service miami = £7.92
- seo company miami = £7.68
- seo miami = £6.53
- seo in miami = £5.87
Shame I don’t run AdSense on this website any more, nice chunk of change for a single click IF I can rank high for relevant Miami SEO expert traffic.
Why Miami SEO Experts?
This SEO test is in response to a Facebook group posting that was trashing the Stallion SEO Plugin basically stated all highly ranked local SEO companies use the Yoast SEO Plugin which means the Yoast WordPress SEO Plugin is awesome.
Lukas Fanders: Just look at the source code for “city SEO” results. You rarely find a #1 website in any city that isn’t using yoast.
And later clarified:
Lukas Fanders: I’m talking “Miami seo” “Dallas seo” “NYC seo” type keywords.
This persons logic is if a lot of SEO companies use Yoast it must be the best. There are so many logic flaws in this argument (I don’t think most highly ranked SEO companies use Yoast for starters), it’s along the lines of arguing Microsoft Windows is the most widely use operating system, therefore it’s the best. Many would argue Microsoft Windows is far from the best operating system.
I’ve already wrote enough for this to in principle to rank for Miami SEO SERPs, so think I’ll wrap it up for now.
Miami SEO Test
LOL, just realized I didn’t say what I’m testing SEO wise :-)
Some SEO’s believe onpage SEO is dead. The WordPress SEO Package I develop is mostly about improving onpage SEO, Stallion Responsive doesn’t build backlinks which is more important than onpage SEO.
Without having a link building strategy you might as well not bother with websites, won’t matter how good your onpage SEO is, if you lack backlinks you are highly unlikely to rank high in Google for anything but long tail keyword SERPs (easy SERPs).
Some of the Miami SEO SERPs are competitive and will require backlinks directly to this webpage, others are long tail and much easier and can be ranked just from onpage SEO and internal links. For example the first test phase was Miami SEO Companies, but without extra backlinks the webpage wasn’t going to rank high in Google. Might still be pushing it targeting Miami SEO Experts without new backlinks, might have to target something more long-tail.
The main SEO test is see how high in Google I can get this webpage for Miami SEO SERPs (see earlier list) without working on backlinks. There will only be internal links, I won’t add any backlinks from any websites, doesn’t mean I won’t get any, I won’t be the one adding them. So no offpage SEO for this webpage.