Making websites visible

A new Birmingham based SEO services company that specialises in the search engine optimisation of websites for B2B SMEs in the West Midlands region in the UK. 

 
$1,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
Freelancer
 Founded
2016
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
headquarters
  • 17 Grange Walk
    Birmingham, WMD B31 3NA
    United Kingdom

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Our clientele is generally situated in the Midlands and are mainly B2B companies. All are SMEs and are chiefly situated in a range of business services including plant hire, business consultancy and IT services. 

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SEO & Digital Marketing for Facilities Management Firm

“He’s much more than an SEO consultant; he’s part of our Integrity team.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Feb. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Hired to improve digital presence, Ready Steady Go SEO advises on content creation, social media posting, and SEO. He provides detailed plans and research-based solutions.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
West Midlands, United Kingdom
Thomas Darby
General Manager, Integrity Facilities Management Ltd
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Ever since hiring Ready, search engine results have jumped from the 7th to the 1st page on relevant searches. Social media presence and awareness has grown, and website traffic has drastically increased.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the general manager for Integrity Facilities Management Ltd. We provide everything from reactive repairs to plan and preventative maintenance to predominantly commercial properties across the U.K. We help support businesses with all hard services.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Ready Steady Go SEO?

Our company wasn’t coming up on any online searches, so we needed a partner to help push our brand and generate more business.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Guy (Owner, Reay Steady Go SEO) took time to get to know us, our business, and what we offer. Facilities management is a fairly generic term, so Guy helped identify our strengths and where we should channel our energy to target potential new clients.

He also works on our website and informs us on what content we should be uploading. He stays on top of what’s new to the market, what we can use to attract clients, and what we can offer to existing clients. He advises on what we should blog and uses Buffer to distribute the content across all the social media platforms we use, like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

What is the team composition?

Guy is the only person.

How did you come to work with Ready Steady Go SEO?

A colleague recommended him. We emailed on a few occasions and had a couple of conversations over the phone. He came in to meet with us, and he'd already done some research on our company and how we were performing with SEO. He proposed some ways he could help, and we were impressed that he took the time to investigate our company so much, so we hired him.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent about £6,000 (USD $8,295).

What is the status of this engagement?

We’ve been working together since February 2017.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

Our search rank has increased quite significantly. When you search for “West Midlands” (the region where we’re located) and “facilities management,” we come up on the first or second page. We used to be on the sixth or seventh. My personal LinkedIn profile has also seen a lot more invites as the company becomes better known, but I’m not sure if that’s a result of Guy’s work.

Our Facebook and Twitter pages also have more followers, and we’ve seen a dramatic increase in the amount of traffic coming through our site. Visitors are filling out our contact form, many being suppliers who want to be part of our supply chain. That enables us to become more competitive and offer more professional services, which makes our business that much better.

We haven’t made back what Guy charges, but it’s only a matter of time before we see a good ROI. Guy has saved us time when it comes to publishing onto our social media platforms, and he’s helped modernize our company in regard to digital marketing and SEO.

How did Ready Steady Go SEO perform from a project management standpoint?

Guy is excellent. He’s communicative during the week, and even if it’s the weekend or a time when he’s not scheduled to work, he’ll answer our calls or emails quickly. He’s much more than an SEO consultant; he’s part of our Integrity team. He constantly is trying to find ways to generate more work and money for us and always delivers.

What did you find most impressive about them?

We took on an apprentice recently, and Guy’s been super supportive in nurturing and helping him out. He’ll give the apprentice advice on what he should put on our social media platforms and site, and he instructs him on different ways to promote our business. Guy goes above and beyond what he was initially hired to do.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Not at all.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

If you’re not sure how Ready Steady Go SEO can help, just talk to Guy. He clearly explains what SEO involves and how he can help your company.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Ongoing SEO Strategy for Real Estate Branch

"Guy has a very hands-on approach and is proactive with suggestions and ideas."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Apr. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Ready Steady Go SEO currently takes care of all aspects of SEO, helping to improve the low rankings caused by a previous unsuccessful vendor. They help guide social media marketing efforts.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Hereford, United Kingdom
Alison Fuller
Managing Partner, Hunters Estate Agents
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Their founder’s direct involvement has been key to increasing the ranking on Google and overall social media engagement. He’s an SEO expert and truly cares about the work rather than just getting your money, taking the time to understand the business, explain things, troubleshoot, and more.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the managing partner of Hunters Estate Agents in Hereford, selling residential property in the city and surrounding counties.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Ready Steady Go SEO?

Our previous SEO partner wasn’t achieving our targets nor was cost-effective as we were ranking low on Google and weren't being given any help, advice, nor assistance to promote our business online.

What were your goals for this project?

We rebranded our business so we wanted to ensure that we were doing everything we could to maximize exposure and move our business up the Google listings.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I had a telephone conversation with Guy (Founder, Ready Steady Go SEO) and he was easy to speak to. He didn't confuse me with computer jargon and was helpful and attentive from the outset, quickly establishing objectives and conducting a concise appraisal prior to our first meeting where he explained everything about SEO in easy to understand language without being patronizing.

He also explained the importance of various actions online which had never been brought to our attention before by the previous company. He set us at ease from day one and we knew he was working with us rather than simply taking our money.

What was the team composition?

Guy has a very hands-on approach and is proactive with suggestions and ideas.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any statistics or metrics that speak to the quality of their work and impact of the engagement?

Guy has helped us improve our ranking on Google. He also assists with setting clear objectives on social media, which have resulted in increased activity and reviews.

How did the Ready Steady Go SEO perform from a project management standpoint?

Guy comes to our office every month or every six weeks and spends a day with us going over new ideas, suggestions, solving problems, and analyzing the results of previous endeavors. He’s always a phone call away and his support has been second to none.

What impresses you about the Ready Steady Go SEO?

Guy is a true professional. Not only does he know what he’s talking about, but he is able to explain everything in layman’s terms. He took the time to get to know us and our business in order to set clear objectives and goals for maximum exposure and promotion wherever possible.

Are there any areas for improvement?

I have no criticisms whatsoever.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’ve already recommended them several times and will continue to do so!

SEO for Pump Equipment Service Company

"We will not make a move without [them]."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Dec. 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Ready Steady Go SEO provides a wide range of SEO and marketing services, including website design, Google AdWords, and marketing campaigns. They also offer social media and budget management training.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Wigen, England
Jeff Eisenberg
Finance Director, Service Pump Limited
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Ready Steady Go SEO is fully integrated in all marketing efforts and manages the majority of the projects. They are available and responsive beyond normal business hours. They excel when provided a broad scope and their guidance is simple, straightforward, and practical in a highly technical field.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Service Pump Limited rents large diesel pumps to construction sewage and waterworks companies. I’m the Finance Director.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Ready Steady Go?

We needed help with SEO strategy services.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Guy worked on SEO, website design, direct marketing, marketing campaigns, email campaigns, and Google AdWords. He also helped us organize reviews on different websites, improve our page ranking for our website, and assisted with pay-per-click services.

Guy assisted us with the selection of key words and helped us make sure we were using our budget carefully. His expertise is priceless. He helped us design the website and think through it in the first place.

Guy is directly integrated in all of our marketing efforts now. He trained our people who had never used Twitter or LinkedIn before. He does refresher courses with everyone every quarter. He’s set up all of our social media campaigns. We’re active on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn and we may add some more. We wouldn’t have known how to operate some of these platforms without Guy’s help.

What is the team dynamic?

I’ve only dealt with Guy [Owner, Ready Steady Go SEO].

How did you come to work with Ready Steady?

When we were a new startup company, I called Guy because I’d worked with him in the past more than once. I’ve known him over the course of 20 years. He was the first and only phone call we made.

How much have you invested with them?

Less than $10,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in September 2016 and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

It’s nice to see our page ranking move up as we put more time and resources into it. We’re happy with the way it’s moving. We’re on the map and when we started, we were not.

How did Ready Steady perform from a project management standpoint?

He’s better managing some of these projects than we are. We will not make a move without him. When we’re getting other people to do other things in marketing, we still have him involved. He’s extremely integrated into the whole organization.

He’s the guy we go to after hours if something doesn’t work. He’s very responsive beyond the normal call of duty and we normally talk on the phone, use WhatsApp, SMS, email, or face to face.

What did you find most impressive about them?

He’s very practical in what is a very technical field. SEO and page rankings are full of technical terms and jargon, but he explains everything in practical terms. He tells us what we can do quickly, easily, what’s difficult, how long and how difficult things are going to be, what’s worth doing and what’s not worth doing. He also has experience in our specific industry of equipment sales and rentals, which is very useful for us.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, I wish we could clone him. We’ll continue to grow and do more business with him as we grow.

Do you have any advice to potential customers of his?

Call him early. Ask big questions. Ask him the best way to do something, not “Can you do this for us?” Give him a very wide scope and he’ll make very good suggestions.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES

    He will go beyond the call of duty. If we really need him, he’ll help us at night or on the weekend.

  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables

    We won’t make a move without him.

  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

    We already have.

SEO and Web Design for UK Tool Company

“We've seen a sustainable increase in turnover.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Apr. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Ready Set Go SEO provide SEO and PPC services to a tool rental company, also working on improving the CRM system. The one-person team is integrated into the business, working in the office one day per week. 

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
United Kingdom
Chairman, Plant & Tool Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The work has so far produced a consistent increase in ranking for related keywords and a steady increase in turnover as a result. They are always available on the phone, and are personable, approachable, and very intelligent, explaining their work in easy to understand terms. 

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the chairman of a construction equipment rental company. We rent equipment such as diggers, cherry pickers, and a construction plant to all sorts of customers.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Ready Steady Go SEO?

We've had search engine optimization [SEO] and website designers previously. They were very good at what they did, but fundamentally, they didn't understand our business. We would speak from our business experience and would receive a blank look.

We needed a partner with that understanding, so we tried Ready Set Go SEO, having spent a lot of money on a brand new website.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Guy [Owner, Ready Set Go SEO] has effectively become the de facto marketing manager of the company. He looks after all facets of our digital marketing: Facebook and Twitter, which we weren't previously doing. He is helping to improve our SEO, and is coordinating everything together.

He has come up with an online catalog and is refining our CRM [customer relationship management] system. We have a company that's specific for IT who he's working alongside, and it is working really well. We've undertaken PPC [pay-per-click] on Google AdWords recently, and it's starting to show some fruit.

What is the team dynamic?

Guy is the company; they are one and the same. Through his experience and contacts over a number of years, he has a number of people in specific areas that he can call on that he knows and trusts.

How did you come to work with Ready Steady Go SEO?

Guy approached us. I knew him from when he previously worked for a company in our industry and was their marketing and digital director.

He's got a great reputation, but we had lost our sales director to that company. I wasn't certain as to whether there was a relationship so I kept him at arm’s length. He subsequently left that company, so I spoke to him again. Now, we have him working for us exclusively, one day a week.

How much have you invested with them?

We spend £1,400 a month with him. [$1,850]

What is the status of this engagement?

We’ve been working with them since April 2017. [Was not mentioned on interview, analyst please confirm]

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

We've seen a sustainable increase in turnover: not massive, but more than enough to justify the work. That's why we made the commitment to having them on board. From that perspective, we're starting to see our ranking consistently stay where we need it to stay, and that's making a positive impact.

We looked to have an initial blip of investment, and then for it to then settle back down and to level off. We've made the conscious decision as a board that we're not going to make that change and we're going to make the investment relatively high for a company of our size.

How did Ready Steady Go SEO perform from a project management standpoint?

Absolutely magnificent; they have been an absolute godsend to us. We'd happily recommend them, as long as it's not to one of our competitors. They come to us once a week for a day in the office and sit in with the team. We now tweet on a daily basis, which we never used to do. They are mentoring one of our members of staff to undertake that facet.

They are making some very positive inroads because though they’re not here all the time, they’re available on the phone which is great. They’re very amenable and very approachable; very clever and highly intelligent.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The project has been one of the best things I've achieved in the last 12 months. They take something to the uninitiated and stops it from being a black art. The previous people that did this work for us tried to blind us with facts, details, and figures, and it would be largely irrelevant because when it came to the crunch, we were on top of a ranking on a search term that is never searched for. It was great to be top of a ranking, but what's the point when the search term is never searched for?

They have taken away that myth and put it into simple terms. They helped to break down our slight distrust of the SEO industry and rebuild our faith in it. They are not patronizing the uninitiated: they have a brilliant skill in being able to bring it down and play to different audiences.

They say it as it is and are very driven and very focused. They are a definite asset. We have spoken about whether Guy would consider coming in and working full-time for us, but that's not an option as he has his business. That's how highly we think of them.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I don't think so. They fit perfectly with us, and we're lucky to have found them. Unfortunately, when running a business, you can't always commit the time that you might want to, so they’re only in one day a week. Everything is condensed in that time, but my focus has to be on the day-to-day of running the business and making sure everything is going as it should. That's the only issue that we might have. They’re very incredibly driven, but because of the time constraints, can be quite demanding.

Advice for potential customers?

Once you meet Guy [Owner], he can come across as being a little strange. He doesn't always look at you, which can be somewhat disconcerting. But if you get past that, you'll find that he is very personable, intelligent, and talented. He's an invaluable asset to any business.

I can't recommend them enough. If they were to ever leave us and not want to work with us, I would make a point of going out and employing somebody directly off his ilk and having them on our payroll.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer