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The SEO Strategy

The DEPS Organic Growth Framework

Many don’t know what they’re paying for when they invest in SEO and end up getting ripped off. We’re well aware of the bad rep the industry gets because of this. Watch the vid or read below to understand exactly how this works.


We learn where you're at, where the opportunity is and what's standing in your way.


We take what we've learned and implement the fixes so we have a good foundation.


Grow your site with industry-leading content for each step of the buyer's journey.


Position yourself as an authority with highly-targeted backlink acquisition.

Phase 1: Discover

An effective SEO campaign always starts with understanding what needs to be done. Most SEOs could fix a broken page or add a missing H1 heading in their sleep, but finding these issues isn’t always easy. Our first phase is broken down into parts…

The Site Performance Audit

The Site Performance Audit is the mutli-headed review of your site we’ve developed so we can understand exactly where the problems lie and what needs to be done.

Full Site Crawl

You might’ve done something like this in the past. We use a tool to work through your entire website, scanning it for issues that make it ‘suboptimal’ for search.

We’re looking for:

  • Broken pages
  • Duplicate content
  • Canonicalisation concerns
  • Issues with the sitemap
  • Thin content
  • Incorrect noindexing
  • Unnecessary redirects
  • And lots more
so we’ve got a full picture of where changes need to be made. This also allows us to be adaptable in our approach and get results for a range of industries; the strategy behind SEO for tradesmen is going to be different to an eCommerce store and different again to a SaaS product. That’s why we need to get a full understanding of the site in this stage. 
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Technical Fixes

We can’t fire a cannon out of a canoe! We’ll ensure that your site has a solid technical foundation to start with. Our audit from the previous step will likely uncover most of the issues that we will need attending to.

The main parts of technical SEO include:

  • Crawling and indexing
  • Site speed
  • Content and site architecture

No matter how good your content and links are, you’ll probably always lose out to your competitors if your website isn’t technically sound.

I’ll ensure that your site is structured in the best way for both humans and robots to navigate easily.

If your site is running slowly, your customers aren’t going to stick around and you’ll lose rankings on the search engines; we’ll speed up your site and make sure it’s providing a great experience to your visitors.

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Once the technical fixes have been made, we’ll be ready to move on to making the other optimisations and start climbing the rankings.

Keyword Research

The first part of keyword research is understanding the search terms that each of your current pages should be targeting. I’ll find out where the strong opportunity lies for your website and where we will place our efforts going forwards. From this stage we will get a good understanding of the competition we are up against as well as the type of website visitors we can expect from the campaign.

Long-Tail Keywords

We won’t necessarily be trying to compete with the huge sites as we can still get loads of customers from SEO without doing so. The majority of Google searches are longer than 4 words – this presents a huge opportunity for us to target keywords that are highly specific to the service you offer.

What does this mean?

The traffic landing on your site will be exactly who you want to land there, and are more likely to make a conversion as a result.

While short-tail have the volume, your real wins will be from long-tail keywords.

On-Page Optimisation

Following the research completed, we can then make the necessary changes to your current pages to help Google to understand what your site is about. In some cases, this may also include adding new pages or removing existing ones.

Content Creation

What some people find challenging in SEO is the fact it’s not easy to build backlinks to your product and service pages. This means that, without the right strategy, your site’s pages aren’t going to be ranking where you need them to be. That’s where an effective content strategy comes in. We’ll use high-quality content to build your site’s topical relevance and authority within your space. An effective content strategy will include pieces for every stage of your marketing funnel, to raise awareness of your business to a huge range of potential buyers.

SEO Content Strategy

I’ll start by developing a content strategy based on an extra round of keyword research to find where additional opportunities exist for your site. Following this, I’ll then form ideas for these pieces of content and map them to the appropriate stage in your buyers’ journeys. Each of these pieces of content will then need to be matched with a purpose, with an indication of the desired next steps we’d like your site visitor to take.

Strong Content to Boost Your Business

Around 10% of your content will need to be really high-value pieces that are going to be stand-out resources within your industry.


These pieces will play a huge role in gaining authority through links to your site and social media shares. This piece will also internally link to other blog posts on your site, raising their authority too.

These strong content pieces won’t be quick to churn out, we want to make sure that this is the best of the best and will truly leave your website visitors wondering, “how am I getting this much value for free?”

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I appreciate this framework can seem like a lot to follow, especially for the beginner. If you’d be interested to see how Overdot can help you, go ahead and book your call.