SEO Portsmouth

SEO Portsmouth

Why Vertical Leap Portsmouth?

If you’re looking for a Portsmouth-based SEO company, then look no further. We know that many local companies value the location of their SEO company, and prefer a Portsmouth office so that it’s easy to regularly get together, which we love to do – pandemics allowing!

Vertical Leap started life in 2001 with an office in Hampshire Terrace, (which is actually counted as Southsea, for Portsmouth people in the know), before moving to our current offices in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard in 2009. We’re approaching our 20th anniversary as a company, and we’ve always been dedicated to delivering high-quality search marketing services in Portsmouth, the wider Hampshire area and along the south coast.

How we can help with SEO in Portsmouth

We’ve managed a lot of SEO campaigns over the years, and we know that the goal posts change frequently (thanks Google). Whether you are a Portsmouth company looking to target that local market, or a company based here in Hampshire but targeting a national audience, we have heaps of specialist knowledge in-house to ensure your SEO campaign yields the best possible return for your spend.

Vertical Leap have been fantastic with supporting us with ongoing SEO services, very knowledgeable and willing to help with any queries. Thank you!
Verisona Law, Portsmouth

Do you only do SEO for large companies?

This is a common misconception, and partly our fault for wanting to shout about the blue chip and household names that we work with (it’s always nice to have some recognisable names as your clients). However, we know that this can put people off if their own company is not large. We recognised this more than ten years ago, and we put in place a structure where we have different SEO teams to look after different size campaigns. This ensures you are never a small fish in a big pond. Whether your monthly SEO budget is £500 or £5000 we can deliver a bespoke service to match your needs.

Our SEO technology

Our SEO technology

SEO requires a huge amount of analysis – more than ever before. This isn’t a problem for us thanks to our in-house intelligent automation software, Apollo Insights, which collects every single piece of marketing data about your website, combines it with multiple other SEO data sources, verifies it and presents it in a single view that our SEO experts can use. This means that the SEO service we provide is more efficient and thorough than any other agency. It also frees up our SEO team to focus more on the things that matter to you and your business.

How we deliver SEO in Portsmouth

Having been around for many years, we have some well-defined processes for the delivery of our SEO services, which have been tried and tested across hundreds of Portsmouth SEO clients.

We use the 5 pillars of SEO to identify the strengths and weaknesses of your website – this helps us identify the opportunities where we can achieve the biggest and fastest results for you. We use our proprietary intelligent automation technology, Apollo Insights, which gathers data about your site, target keywords and your competitors and applies various AI techniques to surface powerful insights, which your SEO specialist uses to boost your results.

Our SEO methodology

Our tactics tie in with the key areas affecting the performance of your campaign.

  • Relevance: Content should match what people are looking for.
  • Authority: Being talked about in multiple places increases trust and authority.
  • Site health: Search engines favour well-kept, working, and fresh websites.
  • Competition: The activities of your competitors will affect your performance.
  • Usability: Search engines prefer to recommend websites that offer a good user experience.

We then use our Fix, Boost, Fill technique to apply what your site needs to make it grow and perform in the areas that have been identified. Whether your site is a local trade or an international eCommerce site, these techniques scale to fit your requirements.

This focused monthly activity using Fix, Boost and Fill methodology, is explained below.

  • Fix what is brokenTechnical SEO to make the site more accessible for search engines.
  • Boost what you have. Improve how well existing content and keywords perform.
  • Fill the gaps. Create a strategy to find areas for which the website has no visibility.
Why SEO still matters

Why SEO still matters

Despite frequently hearing that SEO is dead, it’s still here, nearly 20 years after we started. Whilst there is still an opportunity to show up in the organic part of the page on a search engine, you still need specialist expertise to help you appear and stay there.

SEO can also help with finding content marketing opportunities and reveal ways to improve the Quality Score for your Google Ads, so it really does play a key role in your wider digital marketing activities.

Keep in mind also that SEO is an on-going activity – if you want to stay at the top you need to work hard to maintain your position, otherwise, your competitors will soon take your place. Competition in the search results is fierce so you need to constantly unearth new and niche opportunities to get the edge over your competitors.

Other digital marketing services

Over the years, we have added additional services, and if you need them (now or at a later date), then we can scale up your digital services. Popular add-ons are:

Content Marketing
Strategic content to enhance your brand story – we can take care of planning, creation, publishing and promotion.

Pay Per Click Advertising (PPC)
We are a Premier Google Partner and all of our PPC specialists are Google-certified.

Conversion Rate Optimisation
Data-driven analysis to improve the performance of your website or other digital products.

Design and Build
Beautiful websites built with optimum levels of user experience to satisfy the changing behaviours of your visitors.

Our clients

Help for Heroes
Mitchells & butlers
Sarah Raven
Waste Group
Restaurant interior
SEO case study

79% increase in table bookings from ‘near-me’ searches, and a 60% increase in bookings via organic search.