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SEO Cairns: outrank your competition in 2022

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Our Cairns SEO service includes everything your website needs to get results on search.

Cairns SEO: a fundamental of modern marketing

Today, search engine optimisation forms the basis of any successful marketing campaign.

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Cairns Search Marketing

There are two components of search engine marketing. The first is search engine optimisation (SEO) and the second is pay-per-click (PPC) advertising.

Cairns Search Engine Optimisation (Cairns SEO)

SEO is the optimisation and organic promotion of your website to rank it higher on search results. Your website will be shown to million of search results for free. You do not pay when a user clicks your website.

Cairns Pay-Per-Click (Cairns PPC) Advertising

PPC is search engine advertising such as Google Ads, where your website is shown on targeted keywords, and is usually at the top or bottom of the page. You pay when a user clicks your website.

Advertise When It Matters Most

Search engine marketing is important for your business in Cairns because it increases the exposure of your products and services to customers who are further into their buying cycle, and therefore more likely to make an imminent purchase decision. If customers can't find your products or services on search, they cannot buy from your business.

Convert Like Never Before

Each day there are 5.8 billion Google searches, which equates to 70,000 searches every second. In terms of searches relevant to your business, these searches range from informational intent where someone is wanting to learn about a product or service to commercial intent, where someone is looking to buy a product or service.

Cairns SEO Strategy

We offer one of Cairns's most comprehensive search engine optimisation strategies which are tailored to suit our individual clients requirements.

  • Discovery
    Discover opportunities to improve SEO, Google Ads and their conversions.
  • Targeting
    Target keywords are finalised, forming the basis of your SEO and Google Ads Campaign.
  • Optimisation
    Optimisation of your website commences fixing and optimising key technical issues.
  • Upgrades
    Content optimisation begins for key pages of your website.
  • Promotion
    Your website backlink campaign commences to improve website authority.
  • Discovery
    Discover opportunities to improve SEO, Google Ads and their conversions.

  • Targeting
    Target keywords are finalised, forming the basis of your SEO and Google Ads Campaign.

  • Optimisation
    Optimisation of your website commences fixing and optimising key technical issues.

  • Upgrades
    Content optimisation begins for key pages of your website.

  • Promotion
    Your website backlink campaign commences to improve website authority.

Success Stories

Our Cairns SEO service achieves first page visibility on Google for your website, where potential customers are looking to buy.

Powerful Partnerships

We manage your Cairns search engine optimisation campaign no matter which content management system (CMS) your website uses.

Cairns SEO Knowledge Base

This information covers what search engine optimisation is and how it can contribute to your marketing strategy.

What is Cairns search engine optimisation?

Cairns search engine optimisation (SEO) is the optimisation and organic promotion of your website to rank it higher on organic search results, where you do not pay when a user clicks your website.

How will Cairns search engine optimisation improve my website?

Do you adhere to search engine webmaster guidelines?

Are you experienced at improving local search engine optimisation?

Will you share with me all changes you make to my site?

How is Cairns search engine optimisation performance measured?

How will we communicate and how often?

How will search engine optimisation services tie in with our other Cairns marketing?

What are your fees and payment terms?

Which search engine optimisation tools do you use?

Why Cairns search engine optimisation services are so important for your business

Cairns search engine optimisation (SEO) is the optimisation and organic promotion of your website to rank it higher on organic search results, where you do not pay when a user clicks your website.

A Cairns SEO service is important for your business because it increases the exposure of your products and services to customers who are further into their buying cycle and therefore more likely to make a purchase decision. Simply put, if customers can't find your products or services at this stage of their buying cycle, they cannot buy from your business. Our Cairns search engine optimisation service ensures customers will be able to find your products and services on search engines. Our Cairns search engine optimisation service includes website development, marketing, user experience (UX) as well as conversion optimisation to ensure your business can convert as much traffic into sales as possible.

To put things into perspective, it's estimated that each day there are 5.8 billion Google searches, which equates to 70,000 searches every second. These searches can range from informational intent, where someone is wanting to learn about a product or service, to commercial intent, where someone is looking to buy a product or service. Our Cairns SEO service is focused on uncovering these commercial intent keywords for your business because they are much more valuable for business growth. An example of a search with commercial intent could be ‘buy cakes online Cairns'. This search is more likely to lead to a sale than a search like ‘types of cakes’, which is an example of a search with informational intent. The first search example ‘buy cakes online Cairns' indicates purchasing intent because it includes the keyword ‘buy’. The second indicator this is a search with purchase intent is that it includes the location as Cairns. This shows that someone is looking for a business that is close to their location - in Cairns. Uncovering searches with commercial intent is crucial for a successful Cairns SEO campaign.

As with any form of marketing, return on investment (ROI) is key to assessing the value of a service. Our clients love the fact that SEO has the ability of being able to be completely tracked and reported on, unlike offline marketing. SEO services analysis is made possible by a range of free online analytic platforms like Google Analytics, which shows where your website traffic is acquired from (organic, paid, social or direct), what pages are visited and most importantly, what percentage of your traffic are being converted into leads or sales. This is key to understanding the effect our SEO and Google Ads service has on your website traffic, conversions and ultimately the growth of your business.

How Cairns search engine optimisation can help your business

A Cairns SEO service helps your business by ranking your website on the first page of Google for keywords related to the products and services that your business provides. Our Cairns SEO service will achieve first page rankings for your business by improving a range of technical and user experience (UX) elements across your website. Some technical and user experience elements that our Cairns SEO service improves could range from pagespeed and meta tag optimisation to content improvement. Our Cairns SEO service is built around two core foundations; on-page and off-page SEO. On-page SEO involves a lot of technical development which considers the user experience, search engine crawlability, mobile-friendliness, page responsiveness and the meta and header tags of your website. In terms of our off-page SEO, this involves the marketing and curation of your content to establish and grow your website's authority profile.

What sets our Cairns SEO service apart is we have bundled conversion optimisation with every SEO campaign for no extra cost. This ensures your business not only increases its rankings and traffic as a result of our Cairns SEO service, but your conversions, leads and sales increase as well. We implement our Cairns SEO service strategy with the primary goal to improve the user experience, the content and the technical capabilities of your website. Our SEO agency incorporates user experience elements at the core of our SEO strategy to ensure that both search engines, and your customers can navigate and understand your website.

Our Cairns SEO service is successful because we take the time to truly understand your business and the industry in which you operate. This ensures we can identify high-quality, untapped keywords related to the products and services that your business offers. When your business website ranks for important product or service related keywords, you put your website in front of customers looking to buy. This is how our Cairns SEO service can help your business.

The difference between SEO services and PPC advertising

Search engine optimisation (SEO) is the optimisation of a website to rank an organic website listing higher on search engines to increase your organic traffic.

Pay-per-click (PPC) advertising is search engine advertising such as Google Ads, where your advertisement is shown on paid search results and you pay when a user clicks your advertisement.

While SEO increases the keyword rankings of your organic listing and search exposure over time, PPC is able to provide this instantly in the form of an advertisement. With PPC advertising, you are charged every time your advertisement is clicked, whereas you aren't charged at all when your organic listing is clicked. Online Marketing Services provides free PPC advertising setup and management with our search engine marketing service.

How keywords are used for search engine optimisation

Keywords are used as the search terms people type into search engines to find products, services or information online. Keywords play a key role in our Cairns SEO service because they form the basis of all optimisations we make to your website. Including target keywords in areas of your website such as the meta tags, heading tags, image alt tags and within page content helps people and search engines understand what your page is about. For example, the keywords we are targeting with this page relate to SEO Cairns. This keyword is often used by people in Cairns who are searching for a Cairns SEO service provider.

Elements of on-page search engine optimisation

After your keyword profile has been finalised, a variety of on-page SEO services factors will be analysed and optimised across your website. For an effective SEO services strategy, content is king. Each page of your website needs to have an aim in terms of the question or search query it is going to answer. For example, if a website aims to provide comprehensive information about Cairns SEO services, it would have a page full of information about SEO and how it could benefit a business based in Cairns; quite like the page you're on now. Each page of your website needs to be informative and answer the search intent that you are aiming to answer.

In addition to content optimisation, there are a myriad of other on-page SEO services elements.

Meta title tags

Meta title tags help show people and search engines what a page is about. This on-page SEO services element is shown on search engines above your meta description. While not as impactful in terms of SEO services as a header tag, meta title tags are still valuable because they can increase your click-through rate (CTR) if written well. Meta title tags need to entice someone enough to click on your website listing over your competitors; so having flair when writing yours is important. Meta title tags should be 55-60 characters in length.

Meta description tags

Like meta title tags, meta description tags also help show people and search engines what a page is about. Meta descriptions expand further than a meta title because they have a longer character count. Meta descriptions are shown on search engines under your meta title and should provide a summary of what a page is about. Meta descriptions also offer the chance for you to show off your creativity and if written well, can also increase your CTR. Meta description tags should be less than 160 characters in length.

Page content

Page content offers your business the opportunity to answer questions, provide information or sell your product or service. Page content is the most important aspect of not just on-page SEO services, but your customer experience. If someone can't find what they are looking for on your website, they will go elsewhere. The content on your website needs to comprehensively answer search intent.

Two questions to ask yourself when writing content for your business website:

⤷ Is my content as informative as it can possibly be?

It's no secret that Google favours comprehensive, unique content - why wouldn't they? Remember, comprehensive doesn't mean long-winded, over-optimised content; think quality over quantity. If it takes 5,000 words to provide valuable, comprehensive information content on a topic then so be it. But don’t build out pages with thousands of extra words to simply outwrite your competition. We recommend not creating new pages before assessing whether or not your existing pages could be improved or added to. More often than not, your existing pages offer huge untapped traffic resources.

⤷ Does my content answer search intent?

Search engines tailor their content depending on what people search; and your website should too. In order to provide the best experience for its users, search engines provide quality, in-depth content resources to people. Every search result page answers search intent by providing specific information to address the query; your website should be no different. If a target page on your website is too broad and doesn't answer search intent, the first step for your Cairns SEO journey would be to double-down this content to ensure it serves a purpose and answers search intent.

Alt attribute tags

Alt attribute tags provide mark-up for non-text resources like images. Alt attribute tags are essential to Cairns SEO services because they help search engines understand the elements on a page it cannot crawl. Alt attribute mark-up is also required to receive as much search traffic from image search engines like Google images. Alt attributes also provide a fail-safe in the event that an image gets deleted. Instead of displaying a broken image, someone on your website will see a description of what image was supposed to be displayed. Alt attributes also benefit people who cannot see or who are using accessibility settings such as Text-to-Speech (TTS); which is core to providing an exceptional user experience.

Structured data

The primary goal of our Cairns SEO service is to improve your exposure on search engines. This requires ensuring search engines can properly understand your website. Structured data such as reviews, FAQ information, publish dates and company information all to help achieve this. When search engines better understand your website, they can highlight certain elements on search result pages; helping you to stand out. When implementing our Cairns SEO service strategy, we take a look at your competitors and identify opportunities for your website to maximise its search exposure. For example, if none of your Cairns competitors are using review structured data, those five bright stars under your website will attract more attention to you.

How backlinks are used for search engine optimisation

Another main component of SEO services is content curation and promotion, which builds backlinks to your website, growing its authority profile. Backlinks are the URLs on a website that direct someone from one website to another for further reading, relevant information or references. Most backlinks are obtained primarily through content marketing and relationships built with other webmasters with the goal to provide more value for the people using their website. We aim to produce content that first benefits the reader on an external website and to secondly, drive this traffic back to your website in the form of a backlink.

If your business website has a quality backlink profile pointing towards it, you will be seen by search engines as an authoritative source of information, products or services. When this occurs, search engines will naturally want to show your website off to as many of its users as possible. Backlinks aren’t restricted to only content marketing, backlinks can also accumulate from business directories, social platforms/directories, blogging websites and document/video sharing platforms. These types of backlinks should not be created solely for SEO, but instead to help more customers find your business.

Optimising customer experience through search engine optimisation

Providing a refined, easy-to-use website is essential in providing an exceptional user experience for your customers. A clean layout that’s easy to understand helps people focus on your content rather than on a clunky, hard to use website template. Improving customer experience on your website is a primary goal for our on-page optimisation phase, alongside optimising it for search engines. When a customer visits a website they expect a number of elements such as quick load times, font sizes that they can easily read, lots of images with meta information and the ability to view the website across any device.

Perhaps the most important customer experience element is mobile-friendliness. Google has really brought a lot of attention to how crucial this is for Cairns SEO services with the release of its mobile-friendly test tool and announcing mobile-friendliness as a key ranking factor. Google made a similar move a few years ago with the speed core update where they announced that the load time of a site was an SEO ranking factor, resulting in webmasters across the world improving the load times and responsiveness of their websites.

Technical SEO elements that affect website rankings

Google page speed and lighthouse

With any evolving technology, there is a continual push for websites to do more. Generally, with most CMS software, this is achieved through installing plugins or other third-party extensions. While plugins are easy to install, most increase the load time and size of your website. When this occurs, your site then struggles to reach a high level of performance across different devices and Cairns data networks resulting in a lower customer experience.

Our Cairns SEO service uses a range of tools including Google pagespeed insights and the Google chrome browser extension 'lighthouse' to ensure your website is as quick as possible for your customers. These tools are great for SEO because they can identify the key areas on a website which cause performance bottlenecks and offer suggestions on how to fix them. While speed is definitely is a ranking factor, the weighting of it remains unknown.

Mobile responsiveness

Mobile responsiveness is core to providing a great user experience for your customers. If someone visits your website on a mobile device in Cairns and half the page is rendered off-screen, their user experience will be lowered and the likelihood that customer will leave your page is considerably increased.

A key consideration of a Cairns SEO service is to assess how users and search engine crawlers interact with your website. If users can’t easily navigate across your site, it’s unlikely search engines can. Much like page speed, mobile responsiveness is another key ranking factor.

Header response

A header response is what the web server sends back to a browser client and includes information including the date, size and type of file requested. Our Cairns SEO service ensures the pages on your website return a status code of 200 to search engine crawlers. Header response errors can also occur due to an issue with user-agent permissions whereby even if your page is returning a page full of content to you when visiting through your browser, the header could be returning a 404 or ‘page not found’ response to search engine crawlers, leading to your page not being shown on search. This represents one of the first SEO checks we would perform on your website, especially if there are indexing issues.


Redirects occur when a specific URL address is entered in a web browser and instead of landing on this URL, the user is sent to a different URL. Redirects, if not set up correctly can hinder Cairns SEO efforts with issues such as redirect loops, which will result in pages not getting indexed. When creating URL redirects, the URL needs to lead to an active page or else it will cause a broken link, impacting the internal linking integrity of your website. There is a multitude of free online redirect checkers to use to check your redirects are not causing any issues.

Duplicate content

Duplicated, thin content was a target for Google’s historic Panda update which now leads to an algorithmic penalty for any page involved. Rather than spreading link equity across tens or hundreds of duplicated pages, it is better to consolidate this information into one page and set 301 redirects to point accordingly; essentially creating what we call ‘power pages’. Google may also consider all the duplicate content pages to be the same page and only display one of them, which is known as URL canonicalisation.

Measuring ROI from our search engine optimisation service

Keyword ranking improvements

Keyword rankings provide a great indication of your site's health and campaign progress over a minimum of 4-6 months. In terms of tracking keyword rankings, it can be difficult because keyword rankings differ depending on the search location. We recommend finding a free tool where you can set the search location. This way you can accurately monitor the most valuable keywords to your SEO Strategy. Only use keyword rankings as a loose indicator of your Cairns SEO campaign progression, not as your course-plotting KPI.

Organic traffic improvements

Organic traffic is a much better indicator of Cairns SEO success as it shows a quantifiable level of progression that an SEO service makes over time. The most effective, yet basic indicator of Cairns SEO success is achieved by looking at recent organic traffic figures and comparing them to the same period one year ago. In doing so, you can accurately compare how well your website is performing in search between two relevant date periods.

In terms of the practicality of measuring organic traffic statistics, Google has made this incredibly easy with Google analytics. Google analytics is free and can be implemented on a website either directly or through the use of another free tool called Google tag manager. Google tag manager is actually how we implemented Google analytics into our site and is what we recommend to our clients for quantifying their results from our Cairns SEO service. Through Google tag manager, you can also add other code snippets directly into your website without having to dig around in your source code files.

Leads and sales figures as a result of SEO services

Organic leads and the sales obtained through them should be the primary factor of success for your Cairns search engine optimisation campaign. To assess your return on investment, we recommend following the same measurement process as organic traffic. As an example, a comparison could be made between sales figures now and for the same period one year ago, to help calculate movement in your bottom line as a result of your Cairns SEO campaign.

Our Cairns search engine optimisation process

We have scrutinised our entire Cairns SEO process over the years to develop the most effective SEO strategies to increase your rankings, exposure, leads and sales. Starting with a thorough competitor analysis, we first identify and assess how your competitors are targeting the Cairns market. Once we know what your competitors are doing, we can work out how to dominate them. We then identify keywords with commercial intent which will generate the most return and leads for your business. After these preliminary stages, we assess and optimise your website around a tailored SEO Cairns strategy for your business. Combining sophisticated technical on-page SEO techniques, we restructure your website in a way that ensures Google and other search engines can understand the value of it. Once your website has a solid SEO strategy implemented, we begin the promotion and curation of your content. In doing so, it increases the authority of your website by sending signals from other websites back to yours. Google picks up these signals which shows them that your website is worth ranking.

Content development and curation during our Cairns SEO service

Content has always been a large part of SEO and always will be. The importance of high-quality content was magnified by the Google Panda update. This revision emphasised to the SEO industry that when you create high-quality, shareable content, people who visit your website will be more likely to link back to your website. Not only does well-written content make it easier to promote your website but it also raises the level of professionalism to your customers.

Progress updates of your Cairns SEO campaign

We believe transparency is the key to a healthy business relationship. We want to show you what we do, why we do it and how we do it so you can best understand the lengths we go to for your business. Depending on your SEO package, you will receive fortnightly or monthly reports showing traffic statistics, traffic comparisons, keyword ranking movement and more.

Common issues causing low Google rankings

Before we take on any new clients we assess their website for Google penalties or other negative impacts. If your business has been blacklisted by Google due to low-quality SEO, we will begin with a full site audit and fix the issues your site currently has to get it back on search.

Here we have listed some common reasons for low rankings on Google:

A website age of less than 6 months

Google places preference on sites older than 6 months. However, whether a site is 6 months or 5 years old, this ranking signal doesn’t weigh any different, if at all.

Received a manual or algorithmic Google penalty

If Google determines a website as spammy, they will restrict how often the site is shown. This is to ensure their platform is extremely user friendly and points people to the highest quality resources.

Disallowing crawling on the robots.txt file

A robots.txt file that has been created incorrectly can accidentally hide pages from Google. What we do is check the robots file and make amendments if required.

Questionable quality of content

A website is only as good as the content it provides. If the content is full of spelling mistakes and long-winded sentences going nowhere, this needs to be resolved.

How to begin your Cairns SEO service

Get started by letting us show you what we can do for your business. Just fill out the form at the top of this page and we will be in touch to provide you with your free search marketing proposal. Your search marketing proposal will identify issues affecting your search engine visibility and provide a tailored strategy to improve it.

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