Find a Proofreader – investing in SEO so you don’t have to!

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Find A Proofreader SEOSince relaunching the site two months ago, all our focus has been on getting Find a Proofreader to the top of the search engines. We’ve added lots of fresh content to the homepage and we’ve managed to get links on high-profile sites like DMOZ.org and Copyediting.co.uk.  We’ve also launched an Articles page so that our advertisers can submit fresh, relevant content about proofreading, copywriting and anything else relating to the services they offer. The search engines love fresh, relevant content – especially Google.

Search results

As a result of these efforts, our rankings in Google, Yahoo and Bing have risen dramatically. In fact, we’re now number one on Bing.co.uk and Bing.com for ‘proofreaders’ and ‘proof readers’, which is pretty remarkable as we weren’t even in the top 100 before the relaunch! We’re 6th on Google UK for ‘proof reader’, 10th for ‘proof readers’, and 2nd on Yahoo UK for ‘freelance proofreader’.  These are just a few of the keywords we’re scoring highly for – there are many more. And if you’re not on page 1 of the search engines for a particular keyword, your chances of being found are slim to none.

Rise to the top with Find a Proofreader

SEO is a tricky beast to master; it’s also an ongoing struggle. You have to work hard to stay on top and you have to play by the search engine’s rules, which can change at any time. If you’re a proofreader or editor and you’re struggling to rank for the big keywords, there are two ways you could improve your online presence: you could spend time working on your own website’s rankings – and believe me, it takes a lot of time – or you could spend £20 a year to appear on Find a Proofreader.  If you choose the former, may I recommend you download CuteRank – it’s the best free tool we’ve found for tracking a site’s search engine rankings. If you’d rather leave the SEO work to us – well, we look forward to adding you to our directory soon!

30/07/2012 |

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