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    My name is Michelle and I am new to this forum. I have also just started my own business…in fact I am 8 weeks in!

    I have the same problem as every other new business which is getting my website noticed on Google and have it land on page 1. At this stage, I would be surprised to get it on page one for all of Melbourne, but even if I could get it to land on page one for my local area and appear right next to my main competition, that would be great.

    Does anyone know a great (and affordable) contact who specialises in this and can help me with SEO and website content? Or any other advice or tips in getting your business noticed?

    Thank you!

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    Do you want to share your web address? We might be able to give you a few tips collectively.

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    Can I suggest you complete your profile here and add a sigblock too? It will encourage others to check your business out too.

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    While your description does include your location it would makes sense to add it to your page title too – which is already too long. However, when people are doing Google searches, if you have Berwick in the title it will show up quicker.

    Nice looking site. You have no Alexa ranking – make sure you claim your site at http://www.alexa.com/siteowners/claim. There are over 26million sites ranked and many more that aren’t. Makes sense to get yours listed/ranked with them.

    Your phone number needs to be far more prominent at first viewing of the site. Don’t make people scroll to the bottom and look for it in the tiny writing. Best to have it larger up at the top somewhere.

    Site is mobile responsive – that’s a tick! And good to see you have social media links too. Quality photos too. Well done!

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    Hi Michelle,

    It’s nice to meet you!

    Congratulations on getting your new venture up an running. I hope that your query generates some good info for you.

    Kathie has certainly got things off to a great start. (Thanks [USER=66]@kathiemt[/USER] !).

    As she mentioned, it’s a good idea to set up a forum signature and profile so that other members can check your business out if they’re interested in what you have to offer. To do that, click or mouse over your forum name on the right hand side of the green bar above the forum and choose the relevant option.

    Thanks for joining us,

    Liquid Pixels
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    Hi Michelle

    Content marketing is a great way to boost your ranking. It’s something you can do yourself or outsource. Good luck :)

    John Romaine
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    I’d be willing to help.

    I’m not sure what you consider “affordable” though?

    Byron Trzeciak
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    I work with a few clients in the wedding industry and in most cases the competition can be fierce. Melbourne based keywords should definitely be a long term goal however areas such as “wedding boutique berwick” might be more achievable just by adjusting your onsite SEO as I’ve mentioned below.

    I’d also focus on location and venue based keywords.

    Depending on your choice above I’d recommend some fixed hours of SEO to work on your site structure, and local SEO, and get a strategy in place that reverse engineers successful competitors in this space. That way you if you’re on a limited budget you can manage it yourself moving forward knowing your building on what’s been successful for your competition.

    Onsite SEO is basically the area of SEO that we have the most control over and it many cases can get your website to the first page for less competitive local terms.

    For more competitive markets (like Melbourne based keywords) you have the choice of
    a) learning it yourself (cheaper but time consuming) or
    b) having someone do it all for you (expensive but potentially faster results)

    Be aware that SEO typically has exponetial growth so it should be a long term strategy. Don’t expect it to be your saving grace in the short term. My client’s that have had best results in this space heavily network and build relationships with other non competitng businesses in the wedding industry i.e. venues, celebrants, photographers, cakes, florists etc.

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