SEO Manchester – Award Winning Local SEO Agency

Manchester SEO Agency

We are SEO MCR, a Manchester SEO and digital agency (the clue is in the name!)  We are based in Manchester but work with clients on a national level. Our search engine optimisation team us trusted by a wide variety of companies of all sizes to help increase their organic visibility, grow their traffic and give good return on investment.

SEO is SEO MCR’s core service – it’s what the business was built on. In fact, we are so proud of what we do that we named our company after our core service – SEO Manchester. SEO is the foundation of any great digital marketing campaign, so if you want your business to succeed you need to be all over the latest SEO best practices and Google’s algorithm updates – and that’s where we come in. Whether we are working with a local SEO Manchester client, or a large national chain, our team is always exceeding expectations through our innovative ideas and attention to detail.

SEO can appear to be a complex subject for those who don’t know the area well – with technical jargon and acronyms making some things hard to understand. Here at SEO MCR, we aim to make the complex simple, by sharing our knowledge with our SEO clients so that they have a good understanding of what we are doing and why we are doing it.

What do our SEO Manchester services include?

SEO Audit & Analysis – We analyse your existing website to see if there are any issues that may be hurting your websites ranking on the Search Engine Results Pages (SERPs) – and then we fix them

Structured Data for SEO – Google uses structured data to understand the content of your web pages, so we use two tools to help us to implement it correctly on your site. Google’s Structured Data Testing Tool and their Rich Results Test

Technical SEO – Our team works hard at creating a strong technical foundation for your website so that Google realises that your website is one of high value.

SEO Content – We make sure that every page on your website has a clear purpose, and the content on those pages is engaging for your audience

Local SEO – We use tried and tested local SEO methods to drive more awareness of your business, resulting in more visitors to your location

UX and SEO – UX and SEO share the common goal of giving your website visitors the best user experience – which is what Google prizes more than anything

Mobile SEO – Google’s new mobile first index means that optimising your site for mobile viewing is more important than ever. Mobile first needs to be your new mantra.

SEO Reporting – Measurement is critical to success in SEO, and so we provide you with a report on how your website is performing on search engine results pages

On Page SEO – From crafting the perfect metadata to cleaning up html code, we do what needs to be done to ensure Google completely understands each of your website’s pages

Keyword Research – To gain a deeper insight into your audience and how they search online, including which topics most resonate with them

Crawl Reports & Diagnostics – So that our clients know exactly how efficiently the search engines can crawl your site and what type of data they will find when they do so

Organic Link Building – Reaching out to high domain authority website owners to earn links for well-crafted content assets that our clients have on their sites

Content Marketing – Using what we have learnt from our competitor and keyword research to enable us to craft long form content for all of your key pages

We have a passion for SEO, and our aim is to continue to be the best SEO agency in Manchester, offering our client the best SEO service in the area when it comes to return on investment.  That’s why we combine our passion for the repetitive work (such as technical site audits and reporting) with our passion for the creative work (such as content marketing and local SEO) to draw visitors to your site and offer them a great user experience which keeps them coming back.

Included in our search engine optimisation services are: On-Page SEO, Keyword Research, Crawl Reports, Crawl Diagnostics, traffic flow seo
, Organic Link Building, Content Marketing, and Weekly Search Engine Results Placement Reports.

Organic Search

We develop and target the promotion of remarkable content that satisfies your needs through achieving, cultivating and preserving the visibility of your website online.

On-Page SEO

SEO Manchester makes sure your content is easily accessible an all search engines. Our team of experts will apply solutions that increase your rankings and enhance your performance.

Link Building

A vital role in any successful technique in SEO, we will build your internal link profile to improve the significance of your page keywords listed within the search engines.

Search Engine Optimisation now plays a crucial for every business as very often your website is the first place new customers will see your goods/services. Our job as SEO specialists is to make sure that your website answers the needs of your customers and is effectively positioned to convert traffic into conversions (enquiries and sales).

Our high quality, yet affordable SEO packages make it possible for businesses of all sizes to experience results through our services. You can rest easy knowing that our team of experts is focused on providing you with an increase in profits while adhering to the strict guidelines set forth by all the major search engines include Yahoo, Google, Yandex and Bing. You can choose SEO MCR with confidence!

How much does SEO cost in Manchester?

The price varies greatly between different agencies. Some agencies won’t get out of bed for less than £2,000-£3,000 per month while others (like us) have starter packages which start from £199 + vat per month. Anything less than £199 per month you want to be wary of as they will likely be using older style more automated techniques to keep their labour costs down. Very often these can be ‘black hat’ mostly ineffective and against Google’s guidelines

What is the SEO contract length?

Unlike other agencies, we work on a month to month basis and so are constantly incentivised to get results to retain your business. We find this works as there is no room for complacency – it keeps everybody on their toes. Most agencies will try to retain your business for a three-month period and there are justifications for doing that. With SEO there is a lot of work that is front loaded and it takes time and so one month is not really enough time to see the effects of the work being done. That being said there are often stones left unturned and quick wins to be made, and it is not unusual for our clients to see results within a few weeks, hence why we offer no fixed contracts. It is important the relationship is win-win.

Do you guarantee SEO results?

That’s the aim of the game! We are not connected to Larry Page and Sergey Brin though, despite the fact we spend over £1million a year on Google Ads with them, they’re not on the payroll and we have no control over Google’s more and more frequent algorithm updates. What we can say though is we’ve been in business a long time. 20 years online to be exact. We’ve tamed the Google Panda’s we’ve fed the Google Penguins and we’re still getting great results for our clients! SEO is not about gaming the system, it is about working within the Google Guidelines and creating great websites that people want to visit and either make enquiries or purchase from.

How long will it take to optimise?

If you don’t have a website, don’t delude yourself into thinking it is going to happen overnight, SEO takes time but at least we can guide you to get the foundations right, start small and build momentum.

If you have a terrible website, we will be the first to tell you! No amount of SEO effort is going to get a terrible website to perform. We need to make sure all of the ducks are in line!! We need to get right under the bonnet and understand who your customers are, what they are thinking before we can even start to consider outreach, links etc.
If you have a great website, then we can often see results fast by analysing where the cracks are and filling them.

Having a great website (well designed for user experience, well-constructed for mobile and desktop), with great relevant content, strong products/services and compelling offers / incentives is the position that you want to be in. We need to get right under the bonnet and understand who your customers are, what they are thinking before we can even start to consider outreach, links etc.

How long does it take for SEO to effect?

It depends on how competitive your market sector is and how long you have been operating for. If there are very few established competitors then it can happen very quickly. If it is a very lucrative area online and there have been heavily funded competitors operating for many years, then unless you have something revolutionary to offer it can take a considerable amount of time to reach top positions on generic search terms. The keyword ‘insurance’ for example is extremely competitive, companies will pay over £80 per click on Google Ads just to get you to click to view their websites!!

How Does Having a Blog Help With SEO?

Having a blog helps a lot with SEO if you are writing great relevant content that people want to read. It won’t do anything for you if it is rubbish content, written purely for SEO that nobody wants to read.

Why is mobile SEO important?

Mobile SEO is really important as Google now indexes mobile first! It switched in 2018 when mobile web traffic overtook desktop.

Is HTTPS important for SEO?

Yes, Google (and other search engines) are trying to make the web more secure and https is a secure way to send data between your web browser and a web server.

Why does SEO Agency need access to your Google Search Console?

Google Search Console is where Google reports on your site’s performance and highlights things you should fix. If you are trying to optimise your site for Google you should pay attention to them when they flag something that needs fixing!

How much do Google Ads cost?

Google Ads costs vary greatly. If there are no other ads running for the keywords you are looking to target then it can be very cheap (pennies) but if you are looking to set up an online casino and running ads at 2.30am when people have had too much to drink then you could be paying £150 a click!

Do you charge more if I spend more on Ads?

No. We charge a management fee which is based on time managing the account. Obviously if you choose to raise spend significantly then you are going to want to have your bid settings checked a lot more frequently to ensure you are getting maximum conversions at the lowest price point. We do like to set goals/targets for achieving results with bonuses for hitting them.

PPC Vs SEO - Which is better in the Long Run?

PPC and SEO are both good and work well together. PPC data can tell you which are your money keywords (Google Analytics now tries to hide this from you). PPC can give you instant traffic, SEO can take time.

Which social media channels do you recommend?

The ones that work the best for your business. There is no point for us of spreading your budget too thinly and trying to advertise your business on five or six channels – it won’t be profitable for you. Instead we are best focusing on being excellent on the two or three channels which work best for your business. Again, social media is one of those things that takes time, and so we need to make an investment of time over a sustained period of time in order to achieve results for you.

How often do you post on social media?

At least once a day. There is so much content out there, this is the minimum amount needed to ensure you are seen/heard. There is a thin line between posting too little and too much – if you post too little your followers will forget about you and if you post too much, they may find you annoying and unfollow you!

The general consensus is you should post on social media as follows:

Facebook – once per day
Twitter – three times per day
Pinterest – three pins per day
Instagram – once per day
LinkedIn – once per day

However, posting is only one aspect of social media management – we also need to spend time engaging with followers, and finding content to post as well.

Organic Traffic - Increase
Bounce Rate - Decrease
Average Visit Duration - Increase
Pages Per Session - Increase

Keyword Research / Strategy

Target keywords are one of the key elements in SEO. Our team will choose the best method for all your link building activities to help boost organic traffic and search engine ranking.

Activity Reports

SEO MCR conducts a thorough SEO performance evaluation of your website, prepares checklists of action items that require attention and then gets to work on making changes that will quickly improve your websites positioning within the search engines.

Tell us about your project

Let us help you get your business online and grow it with passion

Contact us and we will provide a Mobile Marketing strategy that will bring significant returns on investment.


  • “Always very professional and quick, also very reasonably priced.”

    Magda Haroon
    Director, CuteCute
    Magda Haroon
  • “The service is impeccable – responses to questions and queries are very prompt.”

    Aisha Tilstone
    Chief Technology Officer
  • “After struggling for some time with SEO and spending far too much time trying to understand it, we appointed the services of SEOMCR and have not looked back. We now have daily incoming online enquiries and can focus on providing the best service to our customers.”

    Nick Brookes
    Director, AQ Bottled Water
    Nick Brookes
  • “Brilliant service. I am delighted with the new website. I would highly recommend the services provided by SEO MCR at any time.”

    Daniel Lorenzo Gordon
    Director, SOL-TECH Air Conditioning
    Daniel Lorenzo Gordon
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