Local SEO Colchester

One of the first places to start in carrying out local SEO in Colchester, Essex, is with competitor research, so I surveyed 70,000 UK local websites!

local seo for Colchester business

The Town of Colchester has a population of around 119000 people which makes up for 0.194% of the total UK population. The local business websites that Colchester have on the web, make up for around 0.37% of the UK total local websites.

Thus competition online in Colchester is VERY HIGH!

There is a fair amount of competition locally in Colchester, but always room for someone willing to learn keyword research skills!

Small business Local Search Engine Optimisation in Colchester could be a much simpler process than you may have been told.

To get you started and to make sure your SEO in Colchester is on the right path, I wrote an article for beginners with the most important top local seo tips, please take a look.

Please take a look around and make sure you read my home page as it contains a lot of information on SEO to help you.

Competitive Colchester Industries

I also discovered the most active online industries in Colchester and have built a short list below, starting at the hardest inustry to compete against locally.

1) Estate agents
2) Plumbers
3) Web site design
4) Locksmiths
5) Marketing consultants and services
6) Dentists
7) Car dealers and showrooms
8) Business information services
9) Photographers wedding
10) Health and safety products

These are the most competitive business types in Colchester and indicate how much SEO work is needed to rank in these industries.

However just because an industry is very competitive does not mean their SEO is effective.

Colchester Influencers

A great way to improve your SEO is to create local connections, so i have compiled a list most influential people in and around Colchester, Essex. This list does change and so its worth checking it out once in a while. Use this list to help build your local business in Colchester.

local influencer marketing Colchester

@ColU_Official Colchester United FC in Colchester, Essex
Official Twitter feed of Colchester United (Football Leagues Family Club of the Year 2015) Updated by Media Manager Matt Hudson (@mattyhudson) & David Gregory.

@mnewmanphotos MNewmanPhotography in Colchester Essex UK
Emerging Raw Photographer Colchester prints for sale here https://t.co/PpP35C6qnb for collabs contact - mnewmanphotos@gmail.com insta- mnewmanphotos

@ICTmagic Teacher: Martin Burrett in Colchester, Essex, UK
Teacher | Free EdTech resource curator https://t.co/VBiIt1aGVz | Editor #UKEdChats @UKEDmag. Likes......... | Author https://t.co/qooNWrswm7 | https://t.co/paQJ2nEXsF

@GYOmag Grow Your Own in Colchester, Essex
The UKs leading read for all things veg and fruit related. The Good Life in magazine format! http://t.co/Rm58RGhxQl

@sampilgrim sam pilgrim in colchester, essex, england
Pro Mountain bike rider - instagram: @sampilgrim

@SpecialityFood Speciality Food Mag in Colchester, Essex
Speciality Food Magazine is the UKs largest circulated fine food trade title, in print and online. A must-read for delis, farm shops and top food halls.

@Brand0nJefferie Brandon Jefferies in Colchester, Essex

@natural_mag Natural Health Mag in Colchester, Essex
The UKs leading glossy magazine on complementary therapies and holistic living. Ayurveda, yoga, nutrition, wellbeing and more! http://t.co/KXu2joMrJT

@howardlake Howard Lake in Colchester, Essex, UK
Digital #fundraising entrepreneur: publisher of UK Fundraising (https://t.co/h3z17AKV4I) since Nov 1994. Trainer & consultant. See also @ukfundraising.

@firstsite Firstsite Colchester in Colchester
Art gallery and cultural centre based in Colchester, Essex. Firstsite, for everyone.

@ColchesterArts ColchesterArtsCentre in Colchester
Colchester Arts Centre promotes a wide range of contemporary performing arts. Its the little church with the big attitude deep in the heart of Essex.

@mercurytheatre Mercury Theatre in Colchester, Essex
A place of ideas, excitement and imagination for all. Full-price tickets from 12, discounted tickets from 1. Creative Learning and Talent with @MercuryMakeIt

@CharleyLC_ Charley Chadwick in Colchester, Essex
Instagram: charleychadwick_

@FairfieldsFarm FairfieldsFarmCrisps in Colchester, Essex
We are Robert & Laura from Colchester in Essex. We plant, we grow, we harvest, we cook, we bag all on our family farm! #HandcookedCrisps #GlutenFree #HeatandEat

@DarylSelby Daryl Selby in Colchester, Essex, England
Pro squash player @psaworldtour .Husband & father of 3. love golf & football.#lfc @lbroalumni & @brentwood_sch Insta-bobbythedazzle director of @dynamic7sport

@coolcolchester Keep Colchester Cool in Colchester, Essex
Ben Howard promotes all thats cool in #Colchester via Keep Colchester Cool, providing updates on Gigs, Music, Theatre, Comedy, Arts, News, Events etc.

@ColchesterInst Colchester Institute in Colchester, Essex
Ofsted Good - One of the largest & most successful colleges in East England offering further education courses, apprenticeships & degrees at @UCC_Colchester

@MSUK6 MS-UK in Colchester, Essex
MS-UK is the national charity supporting anyone affected by multiple sclerosis to make the most of today. Tweets by Callum, Mon-Fri. RTs not endorsements

@1hammer0 Bill Ryan in Colchester Essex
Hammer fan for past 50+ years, season ticket holder West stand lower for the last 15 years. Left Canning Town 27 years ago!

@CoIchester Colchester, Essex in Colchester, Essex, UK
Latest up-to-date news, sport, and business from #Colchester in #Essex, UK - For the proud Colcestrians on Twitter

Organic Social SEO Colchester

I monitor all Twitter users in Colchester and have created the above section to allow you to find the best people in Colchester and Essex to follow and interact with.

Use this list to find Top Social Media Influencers to boost your organic SEO in Colchester. Connect with people in your community and build your Colchester business.

Engage with influential people in Colchester rather than your target market as a whole. Identify the people that have influence over potential clients then orientate your marketing activities toward these influencers. More articles coming soon!

Checkout the social influencers in places nearby such as; Rayleigh, Haverhill, Great Dunmow, Woodbridge, Chelmsford, Stowmarket, Felixstowe, Burnham-On-Crouch, Walton-On-The-Naze and Harwich

Using local Colchester Social Networks is a great way to leave your business card wherever you go and it does not take long, just a few minutes a day will do.

Top Colchester Searches

I am currently building a database of Colchester SEO keywords people actually search for. Here are some I have found so far...

1) Undercover roofing colchester
2) Look magazine colchester
3) Colchester population
4) Total it solutions colchester
5) Inprint colchester
6) Colchester machine tool solutions
7) Boadicea restaurant colchester


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