I am seeking a SEO expert to help improve the ranking of an existing retail site. I seek only competent and ETHICAL SEO professionals. If you do not have a proven and verifiable track record, please do not respond.
First, some background about the site:
· It is in the pet products industry.
· It uses a modified version of CRE Loaded (with a number of the SEO –friendly contributions already installed).
· It ranks better in MSN than in Yahoo and Google.
What I am requesting:
1. Site Critique – This is just a simple overall assessment of the desirability of the site from a visitor’s perspective. I am not asking for a re-design. I just want a brief commentary on your thoughts and impressions about the site. What you like about the site from a SEO perspective (so I don’t change it) and what you don’t like about the site from a SEO perspective (so I consider changing it). This may lead to additional work.
2. Keyword Analysis/Critique – Although I have researched the keywords that I am aiming for, I would like an assessment if I am on target. (This would also be used in point 3 below.)
3. Copywriting - I believe that the site needs more visitor- and SEO-friendly text. So, one aspect of the project would include:
· Revise or create new home page copy. The copy should be appealing to both visitors and search engines.
· Create copy for approximately 20 categories. The copy should be appealing to both visitors and search engines. The copy is non-technical but merely describes the category in general. No need to mention specific products, as the individual products within a category change. I will supply keywords and pharses for each category that you can incorporate with your own. (I am a terrible copywriter. As a result, these pages currently have little text.)
4. Link Building - The site is already listed in a number of directories. I continue to seek out relevant sites where I can add link back to my site. However, I believe that more needs to be done with link building, particularly with significant sites and sites in the same industry. I am not particularly interested in reciprocal links.
If you think you are able to handle the task, please respond with an overall game plan. It does not have to be in great detail. However, I do want to know if you understand that project and what services you are able to provide and which service you are not able to provide. Someone with Oscommerce experience a plus.
I am looking for a SEO professional to help guide me. I am willing to do the some of the work where able, as long as I have some direction. Depending how well this project goes, this may lead to similar additional work.
Remember, I am only looking for a competent and ethical SEO professional with a proven and verifiable track record. Please include examples of your past work. Responses that merely state “Pick Me” or “I’m ready to get started” won’t be considered.
If you have any questions, please ask.