Have you ever wondered how to rank better in Google searches so that more of your potential clients find you? It’s something I hear from a lot of wedding professionals so when today’s podcast guest told me that he got his photography business to page 1 of Google using some simple SEO strategies I knew you were going to want to hear how he did it.

Today’s Guest: Raymond Hatfield

Episode #71 Getting To Page 1 Of Google Using Simple SEO With Raymond Hatfield

Raymond Hatfield is a lifestyle and documentary wedding photographer who enjoys a good laugh, spending time outside, and sometimes thinks a cold beer is the right answer.

In this episode we’ll cover:

  • The exact steps Raymond took to climb the Google ranks.
  • The 3 keys to rocking your SEO.
  • How Google works and how to work with it instead of trying to outsmart it.
  • The role of blogging in your SEO strategy.
  • The surprisingly simple strategy that Raymond uses to delight his clients and create content that gets shared on social media.
  • The WordPress vs Squarespace debate.
  • Why sounding like a human is so important to Google rankings.
  • Why you should blog even if you’re terrible at writing and how Raymond does it.
  • How to track your SEO progress.
  • How to use Google Analytics to help you track your SEO progress.
  • How to get started even if you don’t know a thing about SEO.
  • Why it’s so important to just keep moving forward and keep learning.

Link & Resources mentioned in this episode:

Try Animoto and get your first month free by clicking here. If you love and want to keep using it use the code evolve16 to get 15% off.
Episode #7 Getting Your Head Around Google Analytics With Liz Lockard
Episode #6 Building A Website That Sells With Brenda Cadman
Episode #22: Search Engine Optimization (SEO) For Wedding Professionals With Zach Prez
SEO Cookbook
PhotoBizX Podcast
Create your own Google Analytics dashboard
How to add an annotation to your Google Analytics timeline
Ground Glass
Raymond’s Complete Guide to Finding the Perfect Wedding Photographer for you (this is an excellent post and a great example of a blog post that attracts potential clients)
Why mobilegeddon is the best thing that could happen for new photographers
The Wedding Photographers Guide to Animoto (if you want to use Animoto sign up using this link to get your first month free)
Find out more about The Wedding Business Collective!
My Simple 5 Step System To Attracting Ideal Clients With Your Blog
Join the free Evolve Your Wedding Business Facebook group!

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More from Raymond:

Website: www.rhatfieldphotography.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/RHatfieldPhotography
Instagram: www.instagram.com/rhatfieldphoto
YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCtvdmCrFznPYIWtvOZKl9uA

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