Whether or not online practices can have a Google My Business listing is quite a controversial subject right now. Many of our clients have attempted it, only to have their listing removed when Google realizes they don’t actually have a physical location. We know Google’s guidelines on the matter are ambiguous, and we realize online-only […]
I hear it all the time, “I hate writing content for my webpage.” I get it, as therapists you talk all day long for a living. You’re great at helping your clients. You’re well educated. And to put it simply, you know your stuff. Sometimes, having academic and clinical knowledge of the topic you’re trying […]
You got plenty of referrals when you were just a solo therapy practice. But, you grew and decided to hire additional clinicians. Now, you want to help fill their caseloads, but not enough people are calling right now to give them the number of clients they’d like. Or, perhaps, people are calling, but everyone still […]
If you're reading this blog, you're probably thinking about investing in your websites SEO to help you reach potential clients on search engines like Google. So, you're probably wondering what does an SEO specialist do exactly?
Well, that’s a really good question. But, before I go further, I want to explain that at Simplified SEO Consulting, you don’t just work with one SEO specialist, you work with our entire team of SEO experts. What this means is you have multiple brains working on getting you the best SEO results possible. First, you’ll meet with an SEO consultant that will assist you in figuring out your individual SEO needs and help you determine what SEO service to enroll in. Then, you’ll meet with your primary SEO specialist, the one who does the first round of work on your pages, and our lead SEO specialist, Danica, who reviews your page and looks at things like big picture strategy. Finally, our in-house SEO Suru Jessica signs off ensuring we have done everything in our power to get you ranking well. Furthermore, each SEO expert had their unique strengths and interests. So, we consult with each other frequently.
Your SEO Specialist Does Thorough Keyword Research
I love doing keyword research because it gives us a very comprehensive idea of what your potential clients are searching for. So, this means I do research to see rather they are looking for therapy or counseling, couples counseling or couples therapy, etc. I aim to identify at least 3 keywords to target per page. Then I use this information to optimize your page and inform me of changes in your data.
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We identify your SEO competitors to determine how hard it will be to get you ranking well for your targeted keywords. Your SEO competitors are not necessarily the therapists down the road. But, they are the practices that google would rank higher than you for the keywords we're targeting in your area.
When you work with us, your pages get 3 rounds of meta descriptions. This is very intentional. We do one early in the month based on keyword research and see how Google responds, then we go in and make edits as necessary. Then, Danica and/or Jessica review these meta one last time towards the end of the month and make changes as necessary based on your data.
As the in-house readability expert, I must make this statement: READABILITY MATTERS! We want your pages to be easy to read by your potential clients who do not have any or much clinical knowledge. We find that people don’t want to read a bunch of complicated terminologies when they’re needing help. They want answers quickly and efficiently.
You may be thinking: my clients are well educated, so they need to be assured that I am too. Sure, but when they need help are they in the frame of mind to read something complicated? Furthermore, their intelligence does not mean they share the same knowledge-base you do. So, when we work on readability we do things like take complicated words and simplify them THINK: use NOT utilize. We also shorten sentences, break up paragraphs, and add transition words when necessary.
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This is an area where wording matters tremendously. We aim to get your targeted keywords in your subheadings as much as possible. Google, and your reader, scan these and determine what your page is about.
These two sections are biggies and a place for some great internal link opportunities! Your call to action is a clear and direct statement to your potential client telling them how to begin services and includes the links they should use to do so. In your other services section, we tell your client about all the other services you offer and link to those pages which is very important in order to rank well.
Index Your Page on Google Search Console
We use Google Search Console and index your pages or posts every time we work on your site to tell google a change was made. Learn more about it here:
Blog Post Ideas
A big bonus of our services is that we send you a list of blog post suggestions targeting keywords we want you to rank better for. We do this because BLOGGING IS IMPORTANT! And, we hope this list will inspire you to blog regularly!
We want you to be as informed about your SEO progress as possible. When you work with us, we will set you up with a data dashboard. We update this regularly informing you of our progress on your page. It also contains all your data and relevant information. Basically, it’s your SEO control center!
Our SEO Services
Simplified SEO Consulting offers a variety of SEO packages to fit your needs. The scope of work and how many pages we optimize is determined by the package you select. Plus, we also offer copywriting services for the ultimate hands-off SEO experience!
What’s the most important part of an SEO specialist’s job?
It’s helping you reach your ideal clients and meeting YOUR unique goals. We understand that every therapist and practice has different needs. For example, individual practices may only need to get 2-5 calls a month to meet your goal. But, a group practice may want 10 calls a week. Whatever your goals, we can help. Every member of the Simplified SEO consulting team becomes invested in our clients' success and practice. We get so much joy from seeing you rank well and hearing about your successes. It’s truly the biggest reward.
Ready to Begin Working with an SEO Specialist?
If you’re ready to begin optimizing your website to help you reach your ideal client on Google, then we’d love to help! Follow these steps to begin SEO services with Simplified SEO consulting:
Cory Moss is a Simplified SEO specialist based in Kansas City. She specializes in working on readability. She really enjoys helping her clients get to the top of Google and attract their ideal clients.
Here at Simplified SEO Consulting, we want to provide you with truly valuable information. Recently, our team was brainstorming questions people might have about SEO and discussing the questions we hear from new clients most often. Today, we’re going to start answers these questions and, when relevant, we’ll link you to blog posts we’ve already […]
Today, I would like to explain how working with an SEO expert assists help professionals and private practice owners get to the top of Google and start attracting potential clients. Ultimately, the goal of SEO is to increase not only the quantity but also the quality of the organic traffic that is coming to your […]
I wanted to take a moment to talk about homepages and SEO strategy. As a client your initial inclination may be to optimize your homepage first, right? Your homepage is the glue that holds your website together and directs traffic. Naturally, it seems very important to work on right away. But, did you know that […]
Let’s talk about duplicate content and best SEO practices. Frequently, in our planning meetings, our clients wonder why duplicate content is an issue? Especially if they’re taking the text from one of their own pages? They also wonder how much of a page needs to be rewritten to avoid being flagged by Google as having […]
Hello! If you’re getting ready to set up Google Search Console, that means you’re ready to start tracking your SEO data. How exciting! Google Search Console is a powerful tool that allows you to see how your site is performing. Basically, this tool gives you insight into the things Google is looking at when they determine […]
It’s a wild time in our country right now. You may be seeing fewer clients right now. And you’re probably having to adjust to seeing clients online. It can be so stressful. You’re managing all of this while wondering what your ideal clients are struggling with. If you’re blogging (which we really hope you are!) […]