Frequently Asked Questions

Not sure if you need an SEO audit or some SEO consultancy services?

Please feel free to take a look at the frequently asked questions below (click the question to get the answer). Or contact me for more information:

That depends on a few main factors… Do you want to target local search terms such as “emergency plumbers in Cumbria” or a national search term such as “buy Nike trainers”?

Then we need to think about how competitive your niche is, what state your website is currently in, and how quickly you want to rank.

Usually, the best first step is to have an SEO audit done and then look at the data to assess the next step.

Click here to find out more about my SEO audit report service or here to find out about my freelance SEO consultant services.

Yes, that is all I do. I am a Google Search Engine Optimization specialist.

SEO is a huge subject, and to be any good at it takes years of hard work and studying. 

This is a very common question for very understandable reasons. I can’t give you a precise answer, but the minimum I usually charge is £250 for one-off pieces of work.

Monthly SEO can start at £500 per month for local search, and it goes up from there for more competitive niches. 

As with pretty much anything related to SEO, it depends

As a good rule of thumb, you can start seeing good results after three months, assuming no major problems along the way.

An SEO audit is an in-depth analysis of your site’s current state from a search engine optimization perspective working through an in-depth technical SEO checklist.

I have explained this in-depth on this page. Please feel free to take a look. 

Yes, that’s my job! Please contact me for more information. 

I get it… SEO is confusing, and you do not know if it is right for you, your website, and your business.

Please do not hesitate to contact me for a no-obligation chat with no hard sell. 

Yes, that’s my job! You should probably start with an SEO audit, and we can see what’s going on. 

As with everything in life, there is an element of risk, but my job is to minimize that risk and protect you from any downsides.

I do not do aggressive, blackhat SEO. I take a lot of care of my client’s sites. You can rest assured I will do the same for you and your site. 

If you hire me to do a website audit, that is a one-off piece of work for a one-time fee payable upon completion of the audit.

The other service I typically provide is ongoing, monthly SEO consultancy services.

Either way, my costs and the work I provide will be fully transparent, and I will provide detailed updates for everything I do. 

18:04 15 Jul 24
Absolutely outstanding service providing by South Lakes SEO. Tim is incredibly helpful, knowledgeable and committed to making sure he does the best job possible. Without doubt the best SEO company we have used by a long way. Highly recommend to anyone looking to improve their web site and rankings.
Mark TurnerMark Turner
15:04 25 Mar 24
I am the owner of a small family business and Tim gave us in-depth analysis and feedback on our sites health we are looking to work together soon.
Clare TurnerClare Turner
19:51 22 Mar 24
Great service, great value. Thank you Tim
Tracy WardleTracy Wardle
11:32 23 Feb 24
I've had the pleasure of working with Tim over the last couple of years now, and I couldn't be more delighted with the amazing results. Tim's knowledge and expertise in this field are exceptional, and he consistently takes the time to clarify SEO in a way which is easy to understand. He is dedicated,loyal and is willing to go above and beyond. I would highly recommend Tim and his services to anyone seeking to enhance their SEO strategy.
Felix ClarkeFelix Clarke
10:42 25 Jan 24
Tim is the most knowledgeable and helpful SEO expert I have ever worked with. I have no hesitation in recommending his services.
Thomas KThomas K
16:23 23 Jan 24
Recently had the pleasure of dealing with Tim. Very knowledgeable and keen to help with ideas.
David NewsonDavid Newson
15:26 19 Jan 24
Tim has done a great job improving my Google rankings. Highly recommend.
Gemma HigginbothamGemma Higginbotham
18:34 11 Jan 24
Tim was extremely generous with his time and advice on how I could gain more visibility for my somatic movement therapy practice: helpful and much appreciated. Thank you Tim!
Phil TPhil T
21:04 27 Sep 23
Tim has been working with my company JMT Trade for over a year, after using and being let down by other companies over the years, I made a call to Tim and explained what I was looking for, I can honestly say he has gone above and beyond to help grow our online store into one of the key players within our field in the UK, I won't be looking anywhere else and will be continuing to use Tim into the future. Thank you very much Tim.
Tahseen HayeTahseen Haye
13:39 07 Sep 23
Working with Tim is an absolute pleasure. Very professional, efficient and thorough in his knowledge and execution of SEO.
An excellent professional to collaborate with.
Lois McConnachieLois McConnachie
07:21 04 Sep 23
We are currently working alongside Tim to improve SEO for our business. Tim took the time to thoroughly analyse our website, and identified areas for improvement. Furthermore, Tim is always responsive to our questions and concerns, and willing to explain his strategies and provide recommendations for ongoing SEO maintenance. It's clear that Tim genuinely cares about achieving the best possible outcomes for our company.
James LawlessJames Lawless
14:23 29 Aug 23
Tim is great, he has helped us climb the Google rankings in a competitive marketplace across multiple subjects! We recommend him to anyone looking to improve their SEO.
Ben HylandBen Hyland
13:31 29 Aug 23
Tim is extremely knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with. The detail that Tim is willing to go in to is admirable, as is his willingness to really understand your needs and the topics you're working on. Proven results and still improving. Highly recommended!
Hanish AroraHanish Arora
14:43 21 Jul 23
Tim has a great knowledge. He's always very helpful and a goto person for any SEO related stuff for me and my clients. Always love your work.
Gemma WhitakerGemma Whitaker
13:15 09 May 23
I've had the pleasure of collaborating with Tim for several months now, and I couldn't be more delighted with the remarkable improvement he has brought to our SEO performance. Tim's knowledge and expertise in this field are exceptional, and he consistently takes the time to clarify SEO concepts in an easy-to-understand manner. His dedication to his role and willingness to go above and beyond to achieve results is commendable. I eagerly anticipate further growth in our online presence through our continued work with Tim and would highly recommend his services to anyone seeking to enhance their SEO strategy.
Couldn't be happier with everything Tim has helped us with. He really went above what we were expecting and the results have been fantastic. Always available when we needed him and always explained everything in a clear way, which means we now understand quite a lot too. Needless to say, we are looing forward to working with him again in the future.
Lee PentonLee Penton
08:26 13 Oct 22
I have worked with Tim at South Lakes SEO for the past 18 months on a variety of projects. Each and every time Tim works methodically and professionally and his results speak for themselves. Tim has advised on every aspect of SEO from keyword research, technical SEO, on-page optimisation and content creation and we have ranked for some very competitive keywords nationally.Thanks Tim, I can wholeheartedly recommend your services to anyone looking for an SEO consultant who actually delivers results.
Felicity BaxterFelicity Baxter
08:36 11 Jul 22
I have been working with Tim now for several months. His knowledge and expertise is impressive to say the least! He takes time to explain his SEO services and strategy. The positive impact his services have already had on our business is impressive. I would definitely recommend Tim. Hardworking, honest, and really knows his stuff!