Graham Grieve of A1 SEO

A1 SEO - A Leading Professional Services SEO Agency

The SEO company that delivers is A1 SEO. From generating a £1.5m increase in leads for financial firms to bringing new eCommerce websites up to £200K in weekly sales in under 6 months, we know how to produce significant results. Our entire strategy is designed to support your growth.

OVERVIEW

The process of optimising a website’s technical settings, content relevance, and link popularity in order to improve search engine rankings for its pages is known as SEO, or search engine optimisation.

Search engines recommend SEO tactics that raise page ranking and user search experience by offering important and relevant content. This includes, among other SEO best practices, the use of pertinent keywords in page titles, meta descriptions, and headlines (H1), descriptive URLs with keywords instead of strings of numbers, and schema markup to specify the content of the page.

  • Digital PR
  • On-Page SEO
  • SEO Copywriting
  • Local SEO
  • eCommerce SEO
  • Technical SEO
  • Mobile SEO
  • Penalty Removal & Recovery
  • SEO Audits

OUR CLIENTS

guitarguitar.co.uk affordablegolf.co.uk gardenersdream.co.uk thedesignerrooms.com wholesaledomestic.com lochlomondwhiskies.com rubberroofingdirect.co.uk myhotelbreak.com drdarrenmckeown.com caffia.com certum.co.uk beeksgroup.com gates-scotland.co.uk trackerintelligence.com discountpetsupplies.co.uk solutionsdriven.com plastechgroup.com nadcellclinic.com myvoyagescotland.com loanza.co.uk jrsindustrial.co.uk hyperiontiles.co.uk homedetail.co.uk glenscotia.com drbonaros.com diversediagnostics.co.uk

IMPORTANCE OF PROFESSIONAL SERVICES SEO

Think about being able to identify clients who are in your target market and are prepared to use your service or request information. That is SEO’s power. Search engine marketing is inherently predicated on users having prior knowledge of your good or service. The potential for utilising this high-quality traffic source is limitless.

When people are searching for companies like yours, SEO (search engine optimisation) puts your brand and website in front of them at the precise time that they are most likely to convert.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES SEO WILL ALLOW YOU TO

  • Rank at the top of Google and other search engines
  • Make your website more visible online
  • Generate more leads, sales and traffic through your website
  • Build trust with potential customers
  • Tap into a highly motivated segment of your market
  • Control a significant part customer buying journey
  • Target customers outwith your geographical area

53%

of your traffic will be driven by organic search (SEO), on average. 

Source: 
BrightEdge

49%

of digital marketers say SEO is the best channel for ROI.

14.6%

is the conversion rate you can expect from your SEO traffic.

Source: 
MonsterInsights

53%

of US shoppers use search engines to research before buying.

Case Studies

New eCommerce Store Doing £200K A Week

New eCommerce Store Doing £200K A Week

  • + £200,000 increase in weekly sales
  • + 142 keywords on page 1 of Google
  • +4,000 new monthly visits from Google search
  • +35 new keywords in position 1 of Google
An Additional £1.5M In Revenue For Finance Lead Generation Site

An Additional £1.5M In Revenue For Finance Lead Generation Site

  • + £1,618,000 additional revenue generated from Google
  • + 3,236 increase in high value leads from Google (+434%)
  • + 92,865 increase in visitors from Google (+752%)
  • + 163 new keywords ranking in position 1
250% Increase In Bookings For Travel Website

250% Increase In Bookings For Travel Website

  • + 87.59% increase in organic traffic (+73,612 visitors)
  • + 249.5% increase in bookings from Google (+5,867 bookings)
  • + $1,973,345.69 increase in revenue from Google
  • +225 new keywords in position 1 of Google

HEAR WHAT OUR CLIENTS HAVE TO SAY

Adam Shepherd - Reviews & Community Editor

Outstanding knowledge of current SEO strategies and best-practice; A1 was really helpful in identifying the root causes of our ranking problems to deliver sustainable improvements, rather than artificial short-term boosts.

Adam Shepherd
Reviews & Community Editor - IT Pro
Cleo Hartness - Digital Marketing Executive

A1 SEO are skilled and professional at what they do. I have worked closely with Graham and the team to ensure our website was ranking on page 1 for our most competitive keywords. I am delighted to say that we have been on page 1 for over 5 months and still going strong. I would highly recommend A1 SEO if you are looking for your website to have a strong online presence. Thank you!

Cleo Hartness
Digital Marketing Executive - Cyber Essentials
Gareth Downie - Director

We have seen unbelievable growth year on year since working with Graham and the A1 SEO team. The initial process was simple and the guys worked hard to put complex SEO terms into plain English for our senior management team. Organic revenue started to increase dramatically after 4 months, continuing to this day.

Gareth Downie
Director - West Coast Foods

SERVICES

Outreach & Linkbuilding

The proportion of websites linking to your site is frequently mentioned as one of, if not THE most crucial ranking factor. A1 SEO has built up a substantial network of trustworthy websites that we can reach out to for link building.

If your competitors are ranked highly by search engines, they will be building links on a large scale. However, making connections takes effort. As we are experts in link building, let A1 SEO handle your efforts.

Our Links
Guest Posts
Citations
Links Audit
Custom Outreach

Local SEO

You can obtain clients who are looking for services in your area by using local SEO. Two search types—local searches and location-based keywords—are the focus of local SEO.

A local website can easily be ranked. We at A1 SEO adhere to a procedure that has been improved over the past ten years. There are only simple tasks involved in this SEO black magic. When properly carried out, this process will improve your website's rankings on location-based search terms and in the local map pack.

What Is Involved
Local Keyword Discovery
Local Signal Development
On Page Support
Local Site Hierarchy
Google Business Profile Optimisation

On-Page SEO

The elements of a page are referred to as on-page SEO. Most of the time, you have direct control over these factors and you can change them right away.

By giving on-page SEO the attention it requires, Google can better determine the relevance of your pages and connect your content to popular search terms.

How We Deliver
Semantic Entity Based Keyword Research
Topical Authority Mapping
Scaling Content Creation
Full Entity Mapped Briefs
Internal Link Strategies

SEO Audits

At A1 SEO, we know everything about successful SEO audits.

We have evaluated hundreds of websites over the past five years and have determined the key, fixable sticking points in each and every one of them. We use a variety of tools to assess technical, on-page, and off-page (link building) components in order to assess the overall health of your website.

An audit from A1 SEO is the ideal place to start if you want to know where your website stands with Google and get practical advice on how to improve its search engine rankings.

What We Audit
Sitemap
Navigation & URL structure
Domain & Servers
Website Load Speed

SEO Consulting & Training

Although they lack experience, your staff has the capabilities to better your website's search performance.

Strategic guidance can help your in-house team accomplish a lot, but hiring an SEO expert is expensive.

A1 SEO is aware that many big businesses want to develop the skills of their workers and only hire outside firms for strategic planning. Some of the biggest in-house marketing teams in the world, including FMCG, B2B, and B2C teams, have been trained by us.

Our Approach
In Person Coaching
Tailored Learning Programs
Continual Support & Develoment
Expert Guidance

Technical SEO

A site is examined for search engines using technical SEO. Create a Google-friendly website. The foundation for scaling link building and content marketing is technical SEO (and on-page SEO).

Sites that provide more information to Google are ranked higher. It's like handing your professor a 10,000-word dissertation in Spanish who speaks English. Good content is useless if the examiner cannot read it.

Technical SEO is effective. The speed at which A1 SEO can begin working on your website will affect technical SEO.

With technical SEO, we have total control. Campaigns for link building produce immediate results. Google takes some time to evaluate your site again, but once the work is done, you should see an improvement in rankings.

Some Of Our Technical Checks
Encryption
Mobile Responsiveness
Content Duplication
Structured Data
Status Codes
URL Paths
International Setups (hreflang)
WWW Resolve
Plus Over 100+ Checks

White Label SEO

Some of the biggest digital marketing companies in the UK entrust their SEO strategies to A1 SEO.

Staffing, onboarding, and account maintenance for clients can be challenging, as we are aware.With the help of A1 SEO's short, mid, and long-term options, pressure is taken off you when it comes to new client wins.

Our white label SEO prioritises link development. The majority of agencies lack the time and knowledge to do it.

We offer technical SEO, on-page SEO, keyword research, and reporting for agencies without their own SEO team or those going through staff changes. If you can outsource a significant portion of your SEO strategy, you can accept more clients without making hasty hiring decisions. The final client or the agency can reach us at any time for phone calls or in-person meetings.

Our White Label SEO
Off-Page SEO
Content
Technical SEO
Local SEO
Site Migrations
Reporting
White Label Account Management

OUR PROCESS

1

Onboarding

Once your contract is signed we will begin our onboarding process. Our onboarding process kicks off the entire campaigns. From he, we will brief in your website's technical, on-page and off-page audits. We will also create your own tailored reporting dashboard so you can have complete oversight of your SEO strategy's performance. At this stage, we also ask you to fill out a couple of forms to help our internal teams to put together a strategy.

2

Strategy Call

After the onboarding stage, you will already have deliverables being completed against your account, and the clock will be ticking towards increased rankings. By now our team will have spent a considerable amount of time familiarising themselves with your industry and will reach out to arrange a deep dive call to go through our proposed strategy and gain feedback to allow us to tailor this strategy further to meet your SEO goals. We expect all four clients to commit to regular catch-ups on-going, ideally on a bi-weekly basis.

3

Niche Analysis

Now we can start cooking with gas! Armed with the knowledge gained from the onboarding process and our strategy call, our team of SEO experts will conduct an in-depth niche analysis, covering every topic and sub-topic within your industry. From here, we will create a master database containing each page of your website and what is required to start moving the needle in an extremely granular way. This process takes anywhere from 20 to 500+ hours!

4

Link Building Strategy

Whilst your granular page-level strategy is being devised, our team of in-house digital PR experts will crawl through your Google Search Console account to find the biggest opportunities for external links. We look for pages where links will move the needle in a big way getting you the best possible ROI for your budget. Our team has the ability to deliver scalable off-page SEO strategies from day 5!

5

Technical SEO Sprint

During the niche analysis and early link building stages, our technical SEO team will be in the background working their magic. We run benchmark all of your client's websites against a 100+ point checklist and action any anomalies we find. We also do a deep dive within Google Search Console, looking for query gaps, indexing issues, broken average position lines and much, much more. This is a sprint that is repeated every single month.

6

SEO Scale Up

The previous steps in our process tend to take 1-3 months. By this point you will begin to see movement in the SERPs and will have a good idea of how we work and operate. All of the systems we have put in place for your business to date are all designed to scale up nicely. At this stage it is a case of being aggressive with publishing new and optimising older pieces of content, building links and keeping on top of the website's technical SEO.

1
2
3
4
5
6

WHY CHOOSE A1 SEO

A1 SEO has a wealth of knowledge. Our SEO experts are familiar with current best practices. In extremely competitive industries, A1 SEO has collaborated with some of the fastest-growing businesses in the world. We are highly skilled, thorough in our planning, and meticulous. This enables us to increase traffic and significantly affect the amount of money that flows through your company. Our expertise is increasing keyword rankings, traffic, leads, and revenue. Our methodical SEO techniques consistently produce quantifiable returns on investment.

MEET THE TEAM

Aislinn

Aislinn Corbet

SEO Account Manager
fileid-9932-100229-1698211101-headshot-crop-pink-21-v1 (1)

Aryan Magandia

SEO Linkbuilder
fileid-9965-100229-1698819980-headshot-crop-pink-22-v1(1)

Avegail Serote-Dayuja

SEO Content Assistant
fileid-9193-100229-1689589374-headshot-crop-pink-17-v1

Bela Pechau

SEO Copywriter
Brittany

Brittany Anderson

SEO Copywriter
fileid-9981-100229-1698920256-headshot-crop-pink-23-v1

Bronwyn Kruger

SEO Copywriter
fileid-10137-100229-1701427021-headshot-crop-pink-32-v1

Caitlin de Villiers

SEO Copywriter
fileid-10170-100229-1701943577-headshot-crop-pink-33-v1

Craig Rae

Digital PR Specialist
fileid-9193-100229-1689589376-headshot-crop-pink-16-v1

Dean Crafford

Digital Marketing Specialist
fileid-9742-100229-1696244031-headshot-crop-pink-18-v1

Gabrielle van Hinsbergen

SEO Copywriter
Graham

Graham Grieve

SEO Consultant
Isha

Isha Ranchod

SEO Content Team Lead
fileid-10093-100229-1700626401-headshot-crop-pink-28-v1

Jamie Conway

SEO Copywriter
Jayson

Jayson de Guzman

Outreach Lead
fileid-10113-100229-1701160260-headshot-crop-pink-30-v1

Jelsey Sanchez

Outreach Specialist
fileid-10080-100229-1700217368-headshot-crop-pink-27-v1-min

Jodie Lawrence

SEO Copywriter
fileid-9937-100229-1698225654-headshot-crop-pink-20-v1

Mark Ian Domaldo

SEO Linkbuilder
Meet the Team - Placeholder

Maecie Camata

SEO Executive
fileid-10322-100134-1705415268-staff-image-a-v1

Matthew Rolfe

SEO Account Executive
fileid-10031-100229-1699612769-headshot-crop-pink-24-v1 (1)

Monique Oberholzer

SEO Copywriter
Micha's image

Micha Ginos

SEO Content Assistant
Mike

Mike Gil

Technical SEO Executive
fileid-9207-100134-1689787473-headshot-crop-pink-v1

Nanette le Roux

SEO Copywriter
Nicole H

Nicole Hing

Digital Marketing Specialist
fileid-10229-100134-1703147161-headshot-crop-pink-v2

Poojsa Silal

SEO Copywriter
fileid-9857-100229-1697194170-headshot-crop-pink-19-v1

Sanjay Khemlani

Junior Developer
fileid-10113-100229-1701160258-headshot-crop-pink-31-v1

Sebastien du Toit

SEO Content Assistant
Laza

Slobodan Lazic (Laza)

Technical SEO Manager
Shannon Nattar

Shannon Nattar

SEO Copywriter
fileid-9374-100134-1691595607-simone-headshot-crop-pink-v2

Simoné Visser

Proofreader/Editor
Stephan Hansen

Stephan Hansen

SEO Consultant
fileid-10055-100229-1699950997-headshot-crop-pink-26-v1

Tali Rossen

Outreach Copywriter
Tayla

Tayla Murray

SEO Copywriter
Tep

Tep Jovellano

SEO Executive
Vince

Vince Belak

Affiliate Marketing Executive
Wesley Mould - SEO Consultant

Wesley Mould

SEO Consultant

SPEAK TO AN EXPERT

Hello there! I’m Graham Grieve, the principal SEO expert at A1 SEO. The SEO experts at A1 SEO specialise only in SEO. That indicates that your website’s ranking is the sole focus of your budget. Websites in some of the most competitive niches have been ranked by A1 SEO. Our campaigns are open, and our SEO instruction is simple. Call me if you have any questions so we can improve the search engine positioning of your website.

Start by answering a few
quick questions.

Would you like to improve your search
engine rankings?
CLICK YES TO GET STARTED

ADDRESS

A1 SEO
The Greenlaw Works
6 S Greenlaw Way
Newton Mearns
Glasgow
G77 6EF
01418462202
search@a1seo.com

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How long does SEO take to work?

This depends on many factors, including your company's industry and keyword competition. SEO takes time. SEO should yield results in 6–12 months. Results are traffic and lead or conversion increases. Any business investing in SEO should expect to see progress within this timeframe, even if you haven't reached your goal.

How does link building help SEO?

One strategy in search engine optimisation (SEO) is link building, which sends a message to search engines like Google that your website is an authoritative resource. This means that sites with more backlinks will likely rank higher.

What is on-page optimisation in SEO?

On-page optimisation, also known as on-page SEO, is the process of enhancing a website's search engine rankings through changes made on the page itself. Measures to enhance the meta description and title tags are examples of this.

What does a Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) specialist do?

When a website is tested, analysed, and modified by an SEO specialist to be search engine friendly, it rises in the rankings on major search engines like Google and Bing.

In order to increase website traffic, lead volume, and brand awareness, an SEO expert will optimise each page of a website to ensure relevant search results and to create a positive user experience. In other words, an SEO Specialist is the same as any other marketer, whether they work in digital or traditional media, in that their ultimate goal is to increase revenue for the company.

An SEO Specialist can do wonders for a business by increasing its website's Google rankings through the use of keyword research and SEO tools like Google Analytics. Some may also collaborate with other members of a marketing team to create new initiatives or improve the management of social media accounts in an effort to increase user engagement and website traffic.

What services does A1 SEO Offer?

A1 SEO offers scalable SEO services, focusing on link building, content optimisation, technical SEO, local SEO, SEO consulting and SEO training.

Do you specialise in any particular sectors?

Simply put, no, we do not specialise in any sector. That being said the majority of our business in in eCommerce SEO, where businesses are selling directly through a website. However, we have helped build dozens of high 6 and 7 figure lead generation businesses.

Why do I need A1 SEO when I can hire a specialist in-house?

At some point, it may be better to hire someone in-house, but in our experience, that only happens when your annual SEO costs are more than £70,000.

Using a third-party agency has a lot of benefits, like having a team of experts who are up-to-date on digital marketing and the latest trends and developments in search technology, instead of just one person trying to keep up with everything. Also, one person in the house gets called into meetings, can call in sick, and needs at least a month off every year.


With Aqueous, you get a group of people, not just one. You gain experience in many different fields, not just your own, and as we invest in training and development, you get better employees who bring more value to your business more often.

Not only do we take away the risk of hiring the wrong person, but we are also likely to be much cheaper than hiring someone in-house, and most importantly, you can trust us as an agency. Trust, Loyalty, and Collaboration (TLC) are the core of how we do business, and the success of our customers is always our top priority.

Why is it so important for SEO to have a content strategy?

Because people always have questions. They type them into search engines and hope to find what they are looking for. Only if the search engines can find the right answer can that happen. We help you come up with the best answers.

The best content strategies are those that focus on getting you seen in the searches that bring the best customers to your website. It's not about being popular or following the latest trend. Instead, it's about being relevant, easy to reach, and there when customers need you.

The good news is that we've been working on content strategies since long before they became trendy, so we know what it takes to get your website to rank.

Do you offer quick fixes and "black hat" SEO?

Never. When it comes to digital marketing, search engine optimisation, content creation, reputation management, and link building, we always use ethical and "white hat" methods. Quick fixes and fake boosts are just a waste of time, and we don't do them.

You can be "number one" for a keyword in a few weeks, but if it is a very popular keyword, the only way to do this is to trick the search engines. Some companies think this is a good solution, but the Search Engines always figure it out and punish the site, so we don't use it. It's short-sighted and doesn't work, so we don't do it.

How much do you charge for your services?

Starting at £1,200+VAT per month, we offer a range of SEO services. We have a variety of packages that will work for most growing businesses, depending on their needs. Get a quote from us and a free review of your website by contacting us directly.

Who is A1 SEO owned by?

A1 SEO is an independent family-run business.  We are a limited company. Registration number is SC699214.

Why should I work with an SEO agency like A1 SEO instead of an agency that does everything?

There are a lot of agencies out there that say they offer "full service" and can do everything. From what we've seen, this is almost never the case. Most of the time, they will be good at some things but not so good at other things. They will say they can do all services, but they will outsource some of them without you knowing. We're different because we only offer SEO.

How long are your contracts?

Monthly rolling with a 6 week cancellation policy. We don't tie you in to 12 or even 6 month contracts we are that confident in our abilities.