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SEO Audit of Forge Sheffield Accountants Website

Here we are analysing another Sheffield based website, with the business being called “Forge Sheffield” (www.forge-sheffield.co.uk), an accountancy and business services firm based at Hillsborough.

No Citations On The Business

For locally relevant businesses, one of the most important ranking factors in Google is the quality of citations. Citations are mentions of the company name, contact details, address and website, on other websites such as Yell.com, Yelp, Facebook and others.

These help to verify to Google that you’re a real business with real marketing activities going on, and as a result they rank you higher in the Google Maps listing and organic listings because of it.

However Forge Sheffield have no mentions on these sorts of websites, which is a big problem if they want to rank on page 1.

No Backlinks To Forge Sheffield Website

Inbound links from authority websites are the biggest ranking factor for a website in Google, and therefore it should be at the heart of every business SEO strategy. However Forge Sheffield have no inbound links what so ever, which is preventing them from ranking for competitive keywords such as “accountants Sheffield”.

Adding local directory links and accountancy based links will go a long way to improving this.

Schema.org Markup for Accounting Service

This hidden code on the website helps to communicate to Google what the business is about and where it’s located, however Forge Sheffield doesn’t have this anywhere on the website at all.

There is a specific type of schema.org code called JSON LD which goes unseen by visitors, and there is a specific subset for accountancy firms which can be found here: http://schema.org/AccountingService

The website doesn’t rank very well for the key terms at the moment, and performing these audit changes along with a website upgrade could seriously improve it, and get them ranking for the main terms at least on page 1 of Google.

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Matt Jackson

SEO Expert at SEO Scientists
I'm a digital marketing expert living in Sheffield, specialising in local and e-commerce SEO.

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