This is often a question which crops up around SEO circles and really depends on the skill set and time of each individual business.
There is no doubt that a lot of local businesses could do SEO themselves and achieve decent results with only a limited knowledge of what is a link and how best to go about getting them.
The reason why companies like ours are in a better position to take on SEO for you is we have spent years practising what we preach and getting those elusive number one positions on Google.co.uk. We meticulously keep up with best known practices and firmly believe the best SEO strategy is a diverse one. The age old saying “dont put all your eggs in one basket” we believe stands true for SEO.
We do a combination of quality directory links, one way themed links, link baiting, blog and article submissions, press releases and social media marketing. We also offer something different to the norm, we will try find your unique edge and target the high PR, highly trusted sites like Newspapers and other established websites. These links are worth many hundreds of average links as these links are the hardest to come by. The Search Engines know that a National Newspaper will not link to just anyone, they have to have something about them that stands them out from the crowd.
If you do need any advice we are always happy to spare a few minutes and try to give you a few helpful pointers, but ultimately SEO is very time consuming and there are a lot of tools and best practices which an SEO company like ours has at our disposal that will guarantee you first page rankings.
Look at our SEO Cardiff page for more information on our Guaranteed Page One Rankings or we work for free until we achieve this.