Find out why so many businesses are using the #1 Search Engine Optimization team in Geelong

If you landed on this SEO page, you most likely did a Google search for SEO Geelong. You found Trusted SEO because we practice what we preach and understand the most important ranking factors on Google.  With our custom month-to-month approach to SEO, Google ranks us #1 and we offer the same service for your business.  Contact us today for a free Geelong SEO consultation.

SEO Geelong expert Carl Creasey standing in front of a brick wallDear Business Owner,

My name is Carl Creasey and I’m the Co-founder and SEO Manager here at Trusted SEO in Geelong.

We’re proud to say that we’re very different to the big agencies you might have already dealt with.

If they can’t rank their own business website above us, how can they rank yours?

Wouldn’t it be incredible if you could rank #1 on Google?

Pause for a moment and imagine what that would do to your business, your income, your relationships, your family and your life. It would be amazing right?

Now imagine that you could get rid of the burden of an unreliable Geelong SEO company and finally partner with an agency that will get you there.

Now, let’s talk about the elephant in the room. Like most business owners, you’re getting bombarded by phonecalls every day from self proclaimed “digital marketing experts” and “SEO experts” claiming that they have the magic snakeoil that will blast your website to first page of Google.

You’re sik of these pretenders and so are we. Isn’t that why you searched in Google to get here? To find someone that actually practices what they preach?

You see, Trusted SEO is an Australian SEO agency that actually gives a stuff about getting results for our clients.

Our team has been doing SEO since 2008 and through extensive experience in almost every industry you can think of we continue to be able to reverse engineer success for first page rankings time and time again. Our Geelong SEO team will treat your campaign like their life depends on getting you a result.

The large majority of our SEO competitors in Geelong have built their empires with smoke and mirror tactics. They sell a false promise of some perfect looking future and by the time you realise they can’t actually deliver what they promise, it’s too late because your hard earned money has already been wasted.

We understand that SEO is like the main arena in the fight for sales in this modern age and so we place the utmost importance in building a clean, white hat SEO campaign that will get you results quickly but sustain those results over the longer term.

Our process will deliver not only leads but high quality leads for your business that want to do business with you.

However, we aren’t a “jack of all trades” and that is by design. We don’t pretend to be experts at Facebook ads, Social Media Marketing, Email Marketing or Direct Mail.

If you want all of these services wrapped into one agency then we’re not the choice for you.

However, if you’re sick of dealing with the generalist pretenders and finally want to work with a specialist that can get you SEO results, we’re ready and waiting.

No bullshit. No shady tactics. No false promises. Just results.

I need to warn you though, we can’t take on everyone. We only work with a maximum of 3 new clients each month so our services are only suited to established business owners that have a strong desire to grow and already know SEO is for them.

Chat soon,

Carl Creasey
Co-founder & SEO Manager

Chart showing SEO traffic increase over time for Geelong business


The first step is for our Geelong SEO team to analyze your competition and see how your website stacks up.

Let me show you over my shoulder exactly why you aren’t getting the results you’re looking for.

We’re The “Anti-Agency” Agency

Big Agencies Have Already Promised The World & Delivered Nothing. Being Different Is a Beautiful Thing.

We know you didn’t hire your current SEO agency to become just another number on the books. But let’s be real for a moment, you also don’t want to hire a Geelong SEO agency to take you for a ride and waste your hard earned money.

So how do you know who to trust when it seems like every agency says the same thing?

That’s why we started Trusted SEO.


We are sick and tired of hearing the horror stories from clients that have been ripped off by shady SEO providers. We hate that.

So in a world where most of our competition only care about taking your money & couldn’t care less about delivering you results (even the big agencies), we choose to stand out by actually giving a stuff about your results.

Fancy that!

Geelong SEO Process

Competition Analysis

First we find out exactly what your competition are doing to outrank you in search results.

Goal Setting

Next we sit down, have a chat and really get to know your goals so we can forge a plan.

Website Optimization

Your website is crucial. We’ll optimize this for two things: Google and conversions.

Get Results

We get working as hard as possible to explode your business as fast as possible.


Underquoting on SEO services guarantees the worst possible return on investment.

That’s because SEO is an ongoing competition. It is a search engine ranking championship where your goal is to not come first in one race but to win the entire series.

That means not only finishing first after race one but then to remain at the front of the pack for the rest of the series, influencing the direction of those that are behind you.

Assuming that right now there are many competitors in front of you, it’s important to understand just how fast you need to run in order to overtake them on your journey to the championship.

So if you keep running at the same speed you will never catch up let alone overtake them.

The amount you invest into your SEO will determine how fast you can run and that will determine your ranking.

Want to run faster? Invest more. 

Is it really that simple or are you just trying to get me to spend more?

Great question, glad you asked.

Running faster to get higher rankings means more time is required to work on your campaign. Just like a personal trainer, if you want another session you need to buy more of their time so they can invest it with you personally.

SEO is the same. More budget means more time.

So if you’re investing $500 a month into your SEO and your competition are investing $1,000 a month, how can you possibly catch them? You can’t.

Now if you choose to invest $1,500 a month, in this example, then that opens up many options to start increasing your speed and strategically placing your website at the top of Google. With the surge in high quality leads contacting your business and an additional $10,000 – $50,000 revenue coming in you would be making an excellent return on investment. 


What I can tell you is that if you’ve landed on this page hoping that we’re the cheap $500 a month SEO guru of your dreams. I can tell you with 100% certainty that we’re not the right fit for you.

As we’ve already explored, it’s vital that your SEO budget is adequate to match the speed of your competitors. For this reason, we simply don’t onboard anyone who doesn’t understand this fundamental principle.

With a budget of $499, $600 or $800 a month we will not be able to achieve a great ROI … and if we don’t think we can achieve an amazing result for you then we’ll simply tell you that rather than fill you with false promise.

Our understanding of this principle has been forged through our 12+ years of experience with SEO. There is no magic pill, loophole or plugin that can download the stellar skills of our Geelong SEO team and unlock the power of our in house SEO team. Silver bullets just don’t exist.

But if you are searching for the cheapest SEO provider then there are a few things I need to warn you about. Here’s why you shouldn’t hire the cheapest provider:

  • The most common issue we see with cheap providers is that they focus on building thousands of low quality Backlinks from dodgy websites that actually make your situation worse.
  • Because they are so low cost they focus on a ‘churn and burn’ strategy of making a consistent high volume of sales rather than delivering a service that works.
  • More commonly than you’d hope, they actually do zero work at all on your campaign. You keep paying each month and they literally do nothing. Ouch!
  • You’d honestly be better off doing nothing than hiring a cheap provider because at least you wouldn’t go backwards.

Put it this way, if you were to hire an in-house SEO expert, a salary of $100,000 per year would be a reasonable starting point to get someone that knows what they’re doing.

Instead, doesn’t it make way more business sense to have an entire team of SEO professionals working for you, with the success of your business as their number one goal, for as little as $15,000 per year?


We live and breathe Search Engine Optimization. No really, we do. We decided very early on to ditch the smoke and mirrors, secret SEO hacks to success and to simply focus on being the best at what we do. We used our talents and values to create and systematize our structure, process and custom digital marketing strategies. Our core beliefs, culture and unmatched work ethic is the only ‘secret sauce’ we need for our process to live and grow. It sounds simple, but it really works.



When you’re not seeing the Google rankings and the success you want in your business, it’s time to talk to an SEO expert.



During your call, talk about your goals in detail. Before you hang up, you’ll have a personalised strategy that will lead you to top rankings.



Start generating more website visitors and more interest in your business. It’s 2020 and time to get a positive return on your investment.


It’s 2020, business is tough.

In our hyper connected, always on digital world businesses are now operating in a very competitive environment. It’s never been more mission critical to be able to reach your target audience online with your core message, products and services.

Enter Search Engine Optimization (SEO) as the answer to bridging this gap. If done right, SEO can land your website in front of your target audience at the exact moment when they are searching and in the market  for your product or services.

I bet you don’t spend too much time on the second page of Google. In fact, 95% of all website traffic comes from the first page of Google and that leaves only 5% of people that make it to the second page.

That clearly makes the second page of Google is the best place to bury a body … but it’s no place for your business. You really need your business to rank as high as possible to reach your full potential online.


Trusted SEO is led by an experienced managing team of SEO experts that founded the company on the principle of providing honest and outstanding online search engine optimization.  We guarantee that our SEO services will deliver real results for our clients.

Our SEO clients get our personal attention to quickly grow their website traffic and revenue. That’s why we can only work with a handful of clients. We can only take on 5 new clients a month and I will only work with established businesses who have a desire to grow and who know that SEO is for them.


We get asked alot of questions about Search Engine Optimization. Here are a few of our most frequently answered.

What does SEO stand for?

SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization. Maybe you’ve already heard that term before but what does it actually mean?

SEO is the process of getting your website to show up organically in search engines at the exact moment when people are searching for your products and services.

When we say ‘organically’ what we’re referring to is having your website show up on the first page of Google without having to spend money on pay-per-click ads known as Google ads (or previously Adwords).

With Google ads you pay every time someone clicks on your ad. Overtime the cost of these clicks goes up with increased competition in your industry and limited inventory of ad space.

By showing up organically you do not need to pay per click every time someone visits your site. Also worth noting is that the organically ranked websites on the first page of Google get approximately 50% more click throughs than the ads in the top spots.

All of this means that with high quality Geelong SEO you’ll get more visitors, leads and sales for your business.

How much does SEO Geelong cost?

The price of SEO services is heavily dependant on a number of factors. Firstly, it’s important to understand your goals – where you currently are now and where you want to get to.

With this understanding we can then formulate an exact strategy that is personalised to your mission. So it’s not a one size fits all.

If you’re a local business wanting to rank your products or services in a local geographic region then that is a totally different strategy than an e-commerce store trying to rank for national terms. Both would require a significantly different investment level.

Some of the major factors that determine both your suitability for an SEO campaign and also the investment level that is required are:

  • How old your website is and the history of your domain
  • Your website metrics and how healthy they are currently
  • The amount of content that is required to be added
  • Your location or level of competition
  • Your targets for the campaign and your business objectives
  • Your target market or industry – are you competing agains or the local removal companies.

High quality SEO services aren’t cheap and cheap SEO services are never a good investment. We aren’t the most expensive SEO agency in Geelong but we’re certainly not the cheapest – and that’s great news for you.

Unfortunately in our experience in the industry we’ve seen far too many businesses sink thousands of dollars into their SEO campaigns only to end up with less people visiting their websites than before.

How long does SEO take?

This answer depends greatly on the position and quality of your website today. If you are a brand new website that is 2 weeks old, has only a few pages of content and is competing with more established websites that have been around for a long time. It will take longer.

If your website has been around since you started the business 10 years ago but you have never done anything to the site for SEO, then the age of your site will still have an advantage over a brand new site because it has trust in the eyes of Google and appears more like the reputable business that you are.

It should be no surprise that the competition you’re up against will be a factor to how long it takes also. In some competitive locations or industries your website could currently be on the 2nd page of Google, however, getting it to the first page could take as long as a website in a less competitive location that is currently on page 87.

As you can see, the answer to this question is really unique to your personal situation. Book in your free SEO consultation to speak with an expert that can provide advice about your expected outcomes.

What is the ROI on SEO?

We love this question. It’s the only metric we truly care about.

Whilst other agencies focus on keywords, clicks, comments, likes and shares – all we care about is the ROI. And I’m sure you think exactly the same. After all, you can’t pay the bills with likes, comments and shares can you?

As SEO is a long term strategy, so too is the ROI you will derive from it. The beauty of SEO compared to paid ads in Google is that the amount of website visitors you receive will grow exponentially over time, even though your budget remains the same. With paid ads, if you stop paying then the traffic stops immediately.

The bottom line is that whilst Google ads will provide immediate traffic and sales, it will take longer for you to see your first revenue with SEO, however, long term this results in a much lower customer acquistion cost combined with higher volume = exponentially greater returns.

For many businesses, SEO proves to be the most cost effective, highest ROI marketing activity available. From our experience, the ROI from SEO vs paid ads can be 5 – 20x greater. It can take 3-9 months to truly start to gain traction but for those that persist it is a game changer.

How can you afford not to have this in your business?

Can you get me to #1 on Google?

The short answer. Yes.

The longer answer. Your goal shouldn’t be to solely to get to #1 position for any one keyword but instead to increase the number of qualified visitors coming to your website.

95% of Google users never go beyond the first page so your goal should be to have your website show up in any of the 10 positions on the first page for your most important keywords , the higher the better.

Our team of highly skilled SEO experts will get you to the highest position possible for your market and flood your business with new organic traffic, leads and sales.

From our experience it is more important to focus on ranking your website for the right keywords rather than chasing #1 positions at the expense of all others.

For example, it would be wiser to rank on the first page for 100 targeted keywords that all bring in traffic to your website rather than focus your efforts on trying to be #1 for one keyword and fogetting the other 99.

By achieveing a #1 ranking for only one keyword you have no diversification so if you lose that rank to a compeitior then your business suffers greatly because you don’t have traffic coming in from anywhere else.

If we flip that script, and you lose the rank of 1 keyword out of 100 that you’re ranking for, then you still have 99 others that are bringing in traffic until you can regain that position.

All of that said, if #1 is possible for your most important terms, then we’ll give it everything to get you there.

Will my results drop if I stop SEO?

SEO is alot like exercise. If you went to the gym consitently for 12 months straight then you’d be in great shape. Realistically, even if you stopped for 3 months you’d maintain a pretty good physique.

However, after a while your results would drop and you wouild require a tune up.

The same is true for SEO. Everything that we for your website is permanent and long term, however, just like in a running race if your pace slows down and your competitors start running faster than you are eventually they will overtake you.

The clients we work with generally choose to remain the front runners in their market and continue with their SEO campaigns long term so that they can continue to dominate and become unstoppable.

I’ve done SEO and been burned before. Why are you different?

If you’ve done SEO in the past and it hasn’t worked out for you then generally one of four things has happened:

  1. You’ve been ripped off by a scammer – unfortunately in our industry their are alot of snake oil salesmen. They sell you the dream of reaching the promised land and then move onto the next victim, delivering nothing but the hot air they spun you in the first place. Stopping these people is why we’re so driven to be honest and transparent with our search engine optimization services.
  2. You hired your web designer, developer or marketing agency – You see SEO is a bit like heart surgery. You wouldn’t let your GP perform heart surgery on you or any of your family members would you? Of course not, you would find the most experienced heart surgeon available. With SEO it’s similar in that it requires a very specialised skillset in order to perform the surgery required on your website. Most web designers, developers or marketing companies offer ‘SEO’ as an add-on service by convincing you that they know what they’re doing but truly they have no clue. However, whilst they might be great at making beautiful looking websites, you don’t want to hire your web designer to do your SEO.
  3. Your SEO company had no idea what they were doing – The barrier to entry in our industry is so low that anyone can wake up one morning and call themselves an SEO guru, Facebook ads guru or marketing guru. Usually they do this after downloading a $7 e-book that’s called something like ‘Underground SEO Secrets Revealed’ and then watching a few YouTube videos. Sadly they convince a few business owners that they know what they’re doing when in relaity they have no clue. SEO is a skillset that takes 10+ years to master and that’s why you need to have an expert in your corner.
  4. Your provider didn’t put in enough work to beat the competition – If you paid $200 or even $600 a month then chances are your campiagn simply wasn’t aggressive enough to beat your competiton and get results. In our space, this quote is so true; “If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional, wait until you hire an amateur”.

Our energetic team of SEO Geelong profesisonals can usually pinpoint which of the four things is the reason behind why your campaign hasn’t worked out as you’d hoped. Speak with our team today and we’ll show you how you can correct this moving forward.

Do I need to sign any long term contracts?

No. Our view on this is pretty simple.

If we’re getting you results then you won’t want to leave. If we’re not getting you results then we shouldn’t keep your money.

We don’t believe in long term lock in contracts. Sure, other agencies use them but I truly believe they only benefit the marketing company because they can hold you for ransom. Or maybe it’s because they know deep down that they can’t deliver the results they’re promising so they need to lock you in to secure their own revenue.

We have a simple month to month SEO service and we believe this keeps us accountable to delivering our clients amazing results every month, consistently.

That said, we’re not interested in short term clients. If you’re not viewing this as a 12 month+ relationship then we’re not the right fit for you. We only partner with business owners that are focused on the long term accelerated growth of their business. So whilst that should be the view from day one, we won’t lock you into any contracts.

Do you offer PPC services?

No we don’t. Like we’ve said before we are SEO specialists and not generalist marketing gurus.

Our team is ready and waiting to provide our expertise for the growth of your bsuiness and educate you on the benefits of organic traffic with SEO.

What reports will I get?

You will receive a ranking report showing you the results of your websites progress in Google’s search engine results page every month.

This report will detail your progress and give you peace of mind in the early months when you might not yet be receiving an increase in phonecalls to your business but can see your website is progressing more and more each month.

We’ll get you to the end result you desire and these reports will show the progress milestones along the way better than Hansel and Gretel’s breadcrumbs.

Is there a guarantee for your services?

There are many agencies lining up to tell you that they can guarantee #1 rankings for you. I hate to be the bearer of bad news but it’s simply not true.

Ultimately, Google is the one who decides which website is ranked #1 so how could we or anybody else gurantee something that is out of our control?

There is no SEO company on the planet that has a special back room relationship with Google or is part of some inner circle guild that has special powers bestowed onto them. That doesn’t exist.

What we do know, however, is that there is a strong correlation between gurantees and shady SEO companies – so strong in fact that Google themselves recommend you run the other way.

Our gurantee is this:

“We gurantee that there is no other SEO company that you could hire that will work harder than us to get you the rankings and growth that you deserve.”

We prefer to put client results first, even at the expense of our own profit. Maybe that’s not a great business decision for us but it’s great for you.

Is SEO dead?

This is a great question and usually asked in the context of “SEO is old school, shouldn’t I be focusing on social media now?”.

SEO isn’t dead but it certainly has evolved and changed over the years. What used to work no longer does and using outdated SEO tactics can now actually hurt or destroy your rankings and website rather than improve them.

There’s no better time to put your website in front of your target audience than right at the moment when they are actively searching for your products or services online.

Social media can also be effective but the battle you have is interrupting people whilst they’re sharing pictures of their kids with friends and family – eg. they’re not actively searching for what you have to offer.

At this moment in time, the place to get in front of prospects actively searching you out is to optimize for search engines. This will be true for as long as search engines like Google exist and we, the people, keep using them.

Will you also manage and post on our social media accounts?



We can’t be more clear about this. The difference between us and the million other digital agencies is that we actually give a stuff about getting our clients results. And our clients love that.

“When I requested my SEO audit from Carl, I had no idea how good it was going to be. Extremely thorough.

I learnt things about my website that my web-developer couldn’t even tell me.

They showed me ways I could make big changes quickly and unearthed a big fix that made my head explode… in a good way.

If you’re serious about growing your business, you need this!”

James Tuckerman

Founder, Anthill Magazine

“When any of our clients need SEO advice, there is no-one else I trust other than Carl.

It’s an easy recommendation because I know they’re going to get looked after by someone that truly cares about their results but also the value he gives away for free is insane.

Other agencies charge thousands of dollars for an SEO audit like this.

If you need SEO advice for your business, contact Carl.”

John Englezos

Co-founder, B2B School

Trusted SEO Geelong

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