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SEO Agency Manchester

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If you’ve landed on this page then chances are you’re looking for an SEO agency based in Manchester? Perhaps your based up north & are looking for someone local to you, or you just love the Mancunian accent? Either way – you’ve come to the right place! 

Based in the heart of Manchester on Portland St, we have over seven years’ experience delivering cutting edge SEO strategies for all different businesses from start-ups through to major multi-nationals, from ecommerce through to lead generation – we know what works & we know how to deliver results time & time again.

We Know Manchester

We’ve been based in Manchester City Centre since starting just under seven years ago – and we know this place like the back of our hand!

Being based in Manchester also allows us to attract some of the region’s best talent, so you can rest assured that you will always have SEO experts working on your campaigns.

We're Local

If you’ve landed on this page then chances are you’re looking for an agency in Manchester because that’s local to you.

We pride ourselves on having a great relationship with our clients and now that we’re back into the swing of face to face meetings, it’s great to be just around the corner if neeeded. 

Proven Track Record

On this page we have a range of case studies and testimonials that back up our work, in addition to our recent award wins which indicates recognition by our industry peers.

We know that navigating the SEO industry can be tricky, that’s why we let our work do the talking for us and if you need to know more then don’t hesitate to ask!

What is A Manchester SEO Agency & Why Do I Need One?

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Content Updated: 05/07/2023

A Manchester SEO Agency is an agency that works with search engine optimisation to help market your business and reach your audience through search engine results listings – and usually one that’s based in or around Manchester!

Chances are if you’ve landed on this page you’ve heard about SEO & you know that your business needs it but perhaps you aren’t sure where to start? (Or you’re looking to it better?) – if that’s the case, then you’ve come to the right place & SEO agencies are designed to help you maximise your organic visibility which in turn will help you to land more brand awareness, leads, sales… which all help you achieve your business goals.

An SEO agency based in Manchester can be of great benefit to any business, big or small. By utilising the latest techniques and strategies, we can help to improve your website’s ranking in search engine results pages (SERPs), helping you to attract more visitors and customers – and focusing in on engaged customers, high intent users that are likely to convert – this is one of the key elements of a good SEO campaign.

There are many different types of SEO services that we offer – all designed to help you achieve your desired results. These include on-page optimisation, link building, keyword research and more. We will work with you to create a bespoke SEO plan that meets your specific needs and goals.

SEO is multi-faceted & as it’s constantly changing you need an agency that’s on top of the latest trends & can help you to understand terminology like E-A-T & YMYL (not sure what that means? – check out our blog here)

Clients We've Worked With

From medium-sized businesses through to large multinationals (and internationals!) we've
worked with a range of clients (just like you!) to deliver some great results.

A Manchester SEO Agency You Can Trust

We know how hard it can be to find the right SEO agency, especially if you’ve been burnt in the past and that’s why we won’t try to sell you the dream – rather we will let the case studies and testimonials do the talking – and these are people just like you! 

Trust and transparency are hugely important in SEO and we aren’t just saying that. We have a proven track record delivering for clients who have been with us for 5+ years. We innovate and drive results but we’re also honest and upfront if any issues do occur and we tackle them head on – that’s key to creating an effective SEO partnership. 

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SEO Case Studies

Don't just take our word for it - read through our wide range of case studies to find out how
we've delivered great results for companies across the UK & overseas.

Patient Claim Line

Lead Generation

Increasing visibility in the tough "medical negligence" niche through effective SEO & Digital PR.

⚡️ 170+ Links Achieved
⚡️ 90% Increase In Top 3 Rankings
⚡️ #1 Rankings For "Medical Claims", "Medical Compensation" & "Hospital Negligence".


Hayes Garden World


Growing an online presence to become one of the UK's leading independent garden furniture retailers.

⚡️ 120+ Links Achieved
⚡️ 2 Million Additional Users
⚡️ 965 Top 3 Ranking Keywords




Growing a national and international SEO campaign to help grow sales in over 31 markets worldwide.

⚡️ 82+ Links Achieved
⚡️ 47% Increase In Top 10 Rankings
⚡️ 423 Top 3 Ranking Keywords


Certas Energy

Lead Generation

Using SEO to improve online visibility across Domestic & Commercial to drive an increase in online sales

⚡️ 113% Increase In Non Brand Keywords
⚡️ 23% YOY Organic Traffic Increase
⚡️ 80% Increase In Top 3 Keywords YOY


Plastic Card Services


Working in B2B gaining top rankings for a range of high intent keywords to drive qualified leads to the website.

⚡️ +5 Average Position YOY
⚡️ 500% Visibility Increase YOY
⚡️ #1 Rankings For "Plastic Card Suppliers", "Loyalty Card Suppliers" & "Gift Card Supplier"


Rimmers Music


Growing musical instrument sales by improving organic visibility for a key range of products & ranges.

⚡️ 450 Top 3 Ranking Positions
⚡️ 43% Increase In Top 10 Rankings YOY
⚡️100+ Links Built




Driving solid high quality B2B leads for one of the UK's leading ecommerce fulfilment companies.

⚡️ 250% Increase In Traffic YOY
⚡️ 100%+ Increase In Top 10 Rankings YOY
⚡️#1 Rankings For "Etsy Fulfilment", "TikTok Shop Fulfilment" & "Sustainable Fulfilment".


The Electronic Cigarette Company


Driving Visibility And Sales For One Of The UK's Leading Vaping Retailers

⚡️ 15% Increase In Top 3 Keywords
⚡️ Top 5 Rankings For "Elf Bar"
⚡️69+ Links Acquired


How Do We Approach SEO?

Our approach to SEO at our Manchester agency looks beyond just the traditional technical aspects, links and content. We really try to understand how your website presents itself to Google as a whole.

We focus on key themes that are algorithmically important to Google, such as expertise, authority and trust. By doing this, we are able to develop SEO strategies that truly reflect what Google is looking for. The concept of E-A-T specifically for websites which fall into the YMYL category is incredibly important & we really build our strategies around this – ensuring that your website trust is visible at every stage, not only helping your website in Google’s eyes, but also helping from a conversion optimisation perspective. 

Our SEO strategies utilise our technical, content and digital PR expertise to not only improve your online visibility, but also to drive leads for your business. This holistic approach sets us apart from other SEO agencies in Manchester.

If you want to learn more about how we can help your business succeed online, get in touch with us today. We would be more than happy to discuss your specific needs and develop a customised SEO strategy for you.

How Can A Manchester SEO Agency Help?

If you’re looking for ways to improve your online visibility and draw in more traffic, working with an SEO agency can be a great solution. Here in Manchester, we have a good understanding of what local and national businesses need to succeed online.

As an agency, we stay up-to-date with the latest trends and learnings in the industry. This means that we can offer our clients the most effective SEO strategies to help them achieve their goals. We also work with a wide range of clients, which gives us valuable insights into different approaches and techniques.

When you partner with an SEO agency in Manchester, you can expect to see results. We have the talent and expertise necessary to deliver tangible results that will make a difference to your business. In addition to our SEO services, we also offer PPC (pay-per-click) services. This means that we can utilise our Paid Media expertise to boost your SEO efforts, delivering even better results.

Our Testimonials & Reviews

Read reviews of working with Cedarwood, directly from our clients.

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Local SEO

For businesses with a local focus, Local SEO is an essential piece of the puzzle. If you want to rank for terms that have local intent, or if you want to drive local traffic to your website, Local SEO is key. Our work here helps promote your visibility in your local area, while also helping you to reach your target audience. With our help, you can dominate your local market and ensure that your business is the first one that potential customers see..

Conversion Optimisation

Looking to increase website traffic and conversions? CRO is your solution! We work with you to ensure that your website is optimized for maximum conversion potential. By improving your user journey and making it easy for visitors to take the action you want them to, we can help you see the growth you’re looking for. Ready to take your business to the next level? Contact us today to learn more about our CRO services.

Content Creation & Strategy

If you’re looking for a content creation solution that will help you rank higher in search engine results and create a great user experience, look no further than our Content Creation service. We utilize Google’s Natural Language Processing to create content that is both informative and engaging, making it easy for your potential customers to find you and learn about your business. In addition to helping you rank higher in search results, our Content Creation service will also help build your brand’s authority and trustworthiness. 

Technical SEO

A solid technical foundation is the key element to any SEO campaign. Our technical toolkit includes crawl analysis, log analysis, schema implementation, internal link balancing & much more to ensure that your website has the best possible foundation for SEO success. Technical SEO is the cornerstone of any successful SEO campaign and should not be overlooked.


Mobile SEO

Looking to stay ahead of the curve in today’s mobile-first world? Our mobile SEO services can help! We’ll work to ensure that your website is optimised for maximum performance and search discovery on mobile devices. Stay ahead of the competition and make sure your website is primed for success with our Mobile SEO Services!

Digital PR & Link Acquisition

Digital PR is a key element of any successful SEO strategy. By building trust and authority with Google, you can improve your website’s ranking and visibility. This, in turn, can lead to more traffic and conversions.

Digital PR can help you achieve all of this by creating high-quality, shareable content that will earn links from other websites. This helps to improve your website’s link profile, which is one of the key indicators Google uses to determine trust and authority. We gave it it’s own page here

On-Page Strategy

On-page strategy is critical for any website that wants to rank in Google. Search engines are constantly changing and evolving, so it’s important to keep up with the latest algorithm updates and best practices. Our on-page strategies are designed to mix great user experience with key ranking signals, so you can be sure your website is always one step ahead of the competition. From optimizing your title tags and meta descriptions to crafting compelling content that users will love, we’ll help you make every page on your website work hard for you.

Link Auditing

Make sure your website is seen in its best light with our Link Auditing service! We’ll make sure your link profile is healthy and looking great, so that your website is seen to deliver the Expertise, Authority & Trust that you know it has without any concerns over previously built links or poor quality links that are pointing into your website.

Link auditing is key to ensuring that you have a great link profile & an important aspect of our service.


Algorithm Recovery

Are you struggling to recover from an algorithmic or manual penalty? If so, you’re not alone. With the constant updates to Google’s search algorithm, it’s becoming more and more difficult to stay ahead of the curve and avoid penalties. But don’t despair – our Algorithm Recovery service can help you get back on track.

Website Migrations

A website migration can be one of the most daunting things you’ll ever do as a website manager, but with our checklist and technical know-how we can be there to guide you every step of the way. Our migration process is designed to keep your SEO visibility intact, so you don’t lose all the hard work you’ve put into your site. Let us help make your migration a success!

International SEO

Want your website to be seen by people all over the world? International SEO is the answer! By optimising your website for search engines in other countries, you can increase your visibility and bring in more customers from far and wide. Let our experts help you get started today!

SEO Training

Having worked previously with Google’s Digital Garage & Facebook’s Skills Training programme, our training is designed to help build your teams & knowledge.

The world of SEO is constantly evolving, making it more important than ever for businesses to stay ahead of the curve. Our SEO training will give your team the skills they need to optimise your website and achieve better search engine rankings.

What Our Industry Peers Say

How Do I Choose A Manchester SEO Agency?

Choosing a local SEO agency can be difficult, especially if it’s an agency that you’ve never heard of and have potentially had a bad experience in the past.

In general, a proven track record of great client testimonials and case studies is a great place to start – this way you can hear from people just like you who have experienced the SEO services first hand and can give you honest feedback about how they have been.

Additionally, you might choose to do some extra research, this could involve looking at external review sites such as Google My Business or even a trusted third party review site if they have one – this is a great way to also get a good understanding for the agency and how they’ve worked with others. 


Why SEO In Manchester?

Manchester and the north has become a real hub of SEO and digital marketing as a whole in recent years and this means there’s a lot of great reasons to choose an agency in the region. Talent is a huge benefit in this area and Manchester has one of the biggest pools of digital marketing talent in the UK, this means that by choosing an SEO agency in Manchester you can rest assured that your campaign is in safe hands! 

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SEO Agency Manchester FAQs

Content Reviewed & Fact Checked By Amanda Walls, Director

Content Updated: 05/07/2023

Yes – absolutely and local SEO is one of the elements of SEO strategy that we offer. If you are a local business or are potentially looking to attract footfall to your shop then local SEO will be very important to ensuring that you get the right kind of customers to achieving your on-site goal and this is definitely something that we can help with, either within the Manchester area or nationwide.

No worries – we work with businesses right around the UK, Europe and across the world so we have a great deal of experience running SEO campaigns of all different sizes in all different locations. With the advent of video calling we can work effectively with businesses on the other side of the world, applying the same great SEO principles and achieving the same great SEO results as we would in our own market.

The SEO community in Manchester is absolutely thriving and we try to be as active as we can within the Manchester SEO Community – you can even see a report here from our latest event at MissingLink LIVE.

Having a strong SEO community is incredibly important to success and development in this area and we are always keen to develop and upskill by attending events within the local community – something that we frequently encourage our staff to do. 

Absolutely it does – chances are that you have searched “seo agency Manchester”, “seo services Manchester” or “Manchester SEO company” (or something along those lines!) to reach this page. The proof is in the pudding! 

We’re based right in the heart of Manchester just off Portland St, so very centrally located with an office which is easily accessible by car or public transport.

Our central location allows us to attract the best talent as well as placing us well to easily get out and about to visit our clients when needed. 

Absolutely we can help with local SEO and we understand that for many businesses, local SEO plays an important role in helping them to attract the right customers, especially if they have a physical store or are looking to target customers within a specific location.

Local SEO works in a slightly different way to traditional SEO but has the same key principles around generating good authority, quality and expertise – it’s just about showcasing it on a local scale. Here at Cedarwood we have a lot of experience in local SEO and are on hand to help! 

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