Graham Grieve of A1 SEO

A1 SEO - A Leading WordPress SEO Agency

The WordPress SEO company with proven outcomes is A1 SEO. We know how to deliver significant results for WordPress websites. From increasing lead generation for financial organisations by £1.5 million to bringing new eCommerce websites up to £200K in weekly sales in under 6 months, we are experts at producing significant outcomes. The goal of each of our WordPress SEO tactics is to increase the rankings of your WordPress website.


WordPress search engine optimization, or WordPress SEO, is the act of improving the technical setup, content relevancy, and link popularity of a WordPress site to improve the search engine rankings of its pages.

Search engines promote SEO tactics that enhance user search experience. Among other SEO recommended practices, this entails employing relevant keywords in meta data (also known as meta tags) and headlines (H1) selected through in-depth keyword research, creating descriptive URLs instead of just a list of numbers, and using 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



Imagine being able to find customers who are in your market and at a stage of the buying cycle where they are ready to buy or enquire. That’s the power of SEO. By its nature, search engine marketing requires searchers to be already aware of your products or services. The potential of tapping into this source of quality organic traffic is unlimited.

SEO (search engine optimization) puts your brand and website in front of people searching for businesses like yours at the moment when they are at their most likely to convert.


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


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



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


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



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
  • + 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


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


Outreach & Linkbuilding

The quantity of websites linking to your WordPress website is frequently mentioned as one of, if not THE, most crucial ranking criteria. A1 SEO has built up an extensive database of trustworthy websites that we may reach out to for link building.

If your competitors are ranked highly by Google, they will be building links on a large scale. However, making connections takes effort. We are WordPress SEO experts who specialise in link building, so let A1 SEO manage your site's SEO efforts.
Our Links
Guest Posts
Links Audit
Custom Outreach

Local SEO

You can draw clients that are looking for products and 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 previous ten years. There are only simple tasks involved in this SEO black magic. When properly carried out, this method will improve your website's ranks on location-based search terms and in the local map pack.

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

On-Page SEO

The key online components of a page are referred to as on-page SEO. Most of the time, you have direct influence over these factors, and you can change them right away. By giving on-page SEO the attention it requires, Google's search engine crawlers can better determine the relevancy of your pages and rank your content for 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

The SEO audit process is second nature to us at A1 SEO. In the previous five years, we have evaluated hundreds of WordPress sites and determined the key issues that can be fixed in each one of them.

In order to assess the overall health of your website, we use a number of SEO audit techniques to look at technical, on-page, and off-page (link building) components.

An SEO audit from our leading WordPress SEO company is the ideal place to start if you want to know how your website ranks with Google and receive practical suggestions on how to improve your ranking.
What We Audit
Navigation & URL structure
Domain & Servers
Website Load Speed

SEO Consulting & Training

Your team has the potential to make your website's search rankings better, but they may lack the SEO experience. Strategic guidance from WordPress SEO consultants can help your in-house team accomplish a lot. That being said, it's pricey to hire a WordPress SEO consultant.

A1 SEO is aware that many big businesses prefer to develop the talents of their workers and only outsource strategic planning to WordPress SEO companies. Some of the biggest in-house marketing teams in the world, including FMCG, B2B, and B2C teams, have been educated by our WordPress SEO experts.
Our Approach
In Person Coaching
Tailored Learning Programs
Continual Support & Development
Expert Guidance

Technical SEO

WordPress sites are examined using technical WordPress SEO services to create a Google-friendly website. The cornerstone for scaling link building and content marketing is technical SEO.

Techincal SEO services go beyond site speed. Sites using WordPress plugins that provide more information to Google are ranked higher. It's like handing your English professor a 10,000-word dissertation in Spanish. Good content is useless if the examiner cannot read it.

With a technical SEO service, we have total control of your WordPress SEO efforts. WordPress SEO campaigns with link building produce instant search engine results. Google takes some time to evaluate your WordPress site again, but once the process is done, you should see an improvement in rankings.
Some Of Our Technical Checks
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 entrusted A1 SEO with managing their SEO campaigns. We are aware that hiring, onboarding, and account maintenance for clients can be challenging. Our short-, mid- and long-term WordPress SEO campaign can ease the burden of taking on new clients.

Link building is the main focus of our white label WordPress SEO. Most agencies lack the time and knowledge necessary to do it. For agencies without their own team of WordPress SEO experts or those going through personnel changes, we offer technical SEO, on-page SEO, keyword research, and reporting.

You can take on more clients without hiring as quickly if you can outsource a significant portion of your SEO approach. We are constantly available for phone conversations and in-person meetings with the final client.
Our White Label SEO
Off-Page SEO
Technical SEO
Local SEO
Site Migrations
White Label Account Management




Once your contract is signed, we will begin our onboarding process. Our onboarding process kicks off the entire SEO campaign. From here, we will brief you on 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 performance. At this stage, we also ask you to fill out a couple of forms to help our internal teams put together a custom SEO strategy designed for the WordPress platform.


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 SEO strategy further to meet your goals. We expect all of our clients to commit to regular catch-ups on-going, ideally on a bi-weekly basis.


Niche Analysis

Now we can start cooking with gas! Armed with the knowledge gained from the onboarding process and our strategy call, our WordPress SEO expert team 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 WordPress website and what is required to start moving the needle in an extremely granular way. This process takes our WordPress SEO company anywhere from 20 to 500+ hours!


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 five!


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.


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 (search engine results pages) and will have a good idea of how our SEO company works and operates. All of the systems we have put in place for your business to date are 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.



A1 SEO’s team of SEO experts has a wealth of knowledge and is familiar with current best practices. In extremely competitive industries, A1 SEO has collaborated with some of the fastest-growing businesses in the globe. We are very skilled, meticulous in our planning, and diligent. This enables us to generate more traffic to your WordPress website and significantly affect the amount of money that flows through your company. Our expertise lies in increasing keyword rankings, organic traffic, leads, and money. Our methodical SEO techniques and access to world-class WordPress developers consistently produce quantifiable returns on investment.



Aislinn Corbet

SEO Account Manager

Aldin Merovci

Technical SEO Specialist
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Anima McBrown


Bela Pechau

SEO Copywriter

Brittany Anderson

SEO Copywriter

Bronwyn Kruger

SEO Copywriter

Caitlin de Villiers

SEO Copywriter

Conlan Boniface

SEO Consultant

Craig Rae

Digital PR Specialist

Dean Crafford

Digital Marketing Specialist

Erin Steenhoff

SEO Copywriter

Gabrielle van Hinsbergen

SEO Copywriter

Graham Grieve

SEO Consultant

Isha Ranchod

SEO Content Team Lead

Jayson de Guzman

Outreach Lead

Jelsey Sanchez

Outreach Specialist

Jodie Lawrence

SEO Copywriter

Karina Gondola

SEO Content assistant
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Maecie Camata

SEO Executive

Matthew Rolfe

SEO Account Executive
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Monique Oberholzer

SEO Copywriter

Mike Gil

Technical SEO Executive

Nanette le Roux

SEO Copywriter
Nicole H

Nicole Hing

Digital Marketing Specialist
Nikolaj Popovic - Senior Developer

Nikolaj Popovic

Senior Developer

Petar Balovic

Technical SEO Specialist

Pooja Silal

SEO Copywriter

Sanjay Khemlani

Junior Developer

Sebastien du Toit

SEO Content Assistant

Slobodan Lazic (Laza)

Technical SEO Manager

Simoné Visser

Stephan Hansen

Stephan Hansen

SEO Consultant

Tali Rosen

Senior Outreach Copywriter

Tayla Murray

SEO Copywriter

Tyhlor Talliard

Outreach Copywriter

Vince Belak

Affiliate Marketing Executive
Wesley Mould - SEO Consultant

Wesley Mould

SEO Consultant


Hello there, I’m Graham Grieve! I am the principal SEO expert at A1 SEO. The team at A1 SEO specialises only in SEO. Your website’s rating is the exclusive focus of how we utilise your financial resources. A1 SEO has ranked websites in some of the most competitive niches. Our SEO campaigns are open, and our instructions are simple. Call me if you have any questions so we can improve the search engine positioning of your website.

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How long does SEO take to work?

This depends on many factors, including your company's industry and keyword research done on competitors. A WordPress SEO campaign takes time to return results, but should yield results in 6–12 months. Results include more traffic and increased leads and conversions. 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 optimization (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 move up the ladder on the SERPs (search engine results pages).

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 WordPress SEO specialists 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 they appear on relevant search engine result pages and create a positive user experience. In other words, WordPress SEO specialists are the same as any other marketers, whether they work in digital or traditional media, in that their ultimate goal is to increase revenue for the company.

An SEO agency can do wonders for a business by increasing its website's Google rankings through the use of keyword research, SEO plugins 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.


A1 SEO offers scalable WordPress SEO services, focusing on link building, content optimisation, technical SEO, local SEO, and SEO training. Our WordPress SEO consultants provide one-on-one guidance for WordPress users on how to implement proven WordPress SEO strategies efficiently, the best WordPress SEO plugins for your business, and more.

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 is in eCommerce SEO, where businesses are selling directly through an eCommerce website. However, our SEO agency has 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 WordPress SEO agency has a lot of benefits, like having a team of SEO experts who are up-to-date on the best type of digital marketing strategy 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 A1 SEO, you get a group of WordPress SEO professionals, 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 and newly-found SEO experience to your business.

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 your go-to WordPress SEO 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 use the most appropriate content management system to help your WordPress platform be seen in the searches and ultimately 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 SEO strategies for content development long before they became trendy, so we know what it takes to get your WordPress website to rank.

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

Never. When it comes to our digital marketing efforts, 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 as part of our WordPress SEO services. It's short-sighted and doesn't work in the long term.


While you can stick with an SEO plugin on WordPress, designing a tailored SEO campaign with an experienced and reputable SEO agency like A1 SEO will truly optimise your site for the best results.

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


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.


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