SEO Southampton: Services for Local Businesses

FIMA Digital is a specialist search engine optimisation and SEO company serving the south coast including the Southampton and Hampshire areas. We have an excellent reputation for achieving first-class results for our clients, and pride ourselves on our open and honest approach.

Our expert SEO agency based in Southampton, helps both local and national clients who want increased online visitors, sales, leads and profits… we don’t just say we can do it, we actually can do it.


… and find out how we can increase the profits of your business

We Don’t Just Talk About Results, We Actually Deliver Results

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Why Use Us for SEO in Southampton?

A lot of companies say that they can SEO, but not many can actually provide proof of rankings and results like we can. With years in the business, and a track record of success that’s possibly un-rivalled on the south coast, we genuinely deliver more business to the websites of our clients.

For more information on our approach watch the video from our MD below.

Unlike many other local agencies are genuine SEO consultants, we don’t simply add search engine optimisation on as an additional service for web design jobs. We focus purely on online traffic generation strategies.

If you want to talk to a reputable SEO company who can actually deliver results, then get in touch with us today to arrange a free consultation. We can also email you samples and proof of what we do, who we do it for, and the results that we are actually achieving inside of Google, Bing, Yahoo and other online networks.

Marc Heighway – Managing Director

“I have been a digital marketing and SEO consultant since the year 2000, and in that time have consistently delivered results, ROI, and more business to a wide range of industries and clients.”

“I formed FIMA Digital in 2013 with the aim to provide an SEO agency in Southampton that was not only 100% focussed on achieving massive results for clients, but I also wanted us to be a company that would become almost an extension of our customer’s own businesses.”

“I am pleased to say that we continue to achieve these aims and offer what I believe to be an un-rivalled service and passion for the craft, in tandem with an up-front, honest, transparent, and value for money offering.”

“We are a small, but perfectly formed team of Internet consultants specialising in generating business online for our customers. If you would like to talk to me or a member of FIMA, then we would welcome the opportunity to discuss your aims, and give you some insight into the types of strategies we can offer to help accelerate your business.”

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The Number 1 SEO Company for Southampton Businesses

We aren’t the biggest digital marketing agency on the south coast by any stretch, but we are experts at what we do. Below are just a few statistics about us, and we are more than happy to share some examples of the Google rankings we have achieved for our clients upon request. If you would like to arrange a meeting to talk about all things relating to search engine optimisation and how we can improve your positions in Google, then complete the form lower down the page with your details and requirements.


Benefit from an Individually Tailored SEO Project to Suit Your Aims

We are entirely focussed on getting you results, and understand that not all businesses are the same. That means we don’t have a “cookie-cutter” or template approach to the way in which we work. No project is too big or too small, and we develop bespoke approaches for every client that we work for, because not all businesses are the same.

We do this using a wide range of search engine marketing strategies and technical expertise, all of which are designed to deliver more customers to your door, product, or service. Here is a small taster of the types of activities you could expect.

Contact Us Now for a Free Appraisal

Complete the form below with your details, including some information on what you are trying to achieve with your website – for example keyword searches, whether you need local or national results, your target geographic areas, your type of business – and we will reply back to you with some initial free observations and advice. If you would rather telephone us then call us via the details on our contact page.




An Expert SEO Agency in Southampton

Having your website appear on the first page of Google for the keywords that are going to convert to traffic is one of the essentials for any online business. Unfortunately, the search landscape is becoming more competitive with each year, and Google are constantly updating and refining the rules meaning it’s increasingly difficult to maintain an effective SEO strategy.

If you choose to work with us you have the peace of mind that you are in partnership with a consultant who specialises in search engine marketing. FIMA Digital as a company run over 100 websites, all of which rank for competitive keywords. This own personal portfolio is where we test various strategies to see what works, and then move those strategies over to the clients that we work for.

Continue reading below to see in more detail the things we can do.

Local SEO in Southampton

Get Found for the Searches that Matter in Hampshire

If you are a company that relies on customers in a certain geographic location, or offer services and products in a particular town or city, then our local SEO services for Southampton and Hampshire businesses are what you need.

With local search engine marketing we can help your website and business to dominate Google (plus Bing and Yahoo) for the keyword searches that will make a difference to your company. We have an excellent track record in ranking local websites to the top of Google as well as in the map results, with our clients benefiting from increased leads, sales, and profits.

With Google being the dominant search engine, having the lion’s share of the market in the UK, you need to be listed. momost anyone locally looking for your services or products are going to be using Google, so you need to make sure that you are found, rather than your competition.

By having a local Southampton listing in Google, on the first page, it goes without saying that your phone will ring more, and you will receive more enquiries than you could ever think possible.

At FIMA Digital we make that possible with our expert and specialist search engine optimisation. Local search marketing is our bread and butter, and we have multiple client examples in our portfolio that we can show upon request.

Google My Business Maps & Places

We Will Put Your Business on the Map

Google My Business map results, formerly known as Google Places and Google+ Local should be the cornerstone of any digital marketing strategy for a local business. With more than 60% of people now using their mobile device to search for local services, it’s imperative that you appear in the Google map results, as this pack of 3 businesses always appear very prominently on mobile phones.

If you have ever searched for something from your phone or desktop PC you will be aware of the types of Google search results we mean (see examples below when searching for “solicitors in Southampton” from a desktop search and from a mobile phone).

SEO Consultant Southampton for Google Local Map Business Results

Achieve Top Results and a Positive ROI on Marketing Spend

We are able to achieve not just top positions in the standard organic Google search results, but also prominence in the Google Business map listings… meaning clients really start to dominate their local market, with their business and contact details being in front of a huge amount of potential customers in the Southampton area (including the New Forest, Hampshire, Winchester or any other local geography).

With our Southampton SEO service being entirely geared towards local businesses wanting to get more customers via Google and Google maps, we consistently achieve number 1 position rankings for all kinds of business types.

Google+ Local and local SEO optimisation is the best marketing investment you can make, with the majority of people no longer relying on old fashioned listing sources such as The Yellow Pages – instead people are online, and searching out companies via their mobile phone or computer.

If you would like to talk to us about Google Places optimisation so that you can be found where genuine customers are searching for you, then contact us now about our local SEO for businesses.

Why Local Search Results Are So Important

In the below graphic we have highlighted some recent statistics around Internet usage and how consumers behave when looking for a business, product, or service. Can you afford to be losing out on the potential revenue that comes with highly-visible search engine listings?

SEO Services Southampton - You Need to be on Google

Based on the statistics above, it means that there are potentially thousands (or millions on a national and global level) potentially looking for a business or company such as yours. With most people in the Western world using Google to search with, and never clicking past the first page of results, it’s imperative that you have this visibility – and you can do with our help.

On-Site Optimisation

Let Us Fix the Technical Stuff and Get the Content Optimised

Sometimes it doesn’t take a lot to improve the positions in Google that you already have with a little technical analysis, some content adjustments, and editing of your written words. By letting us perform a full website audit, leading to an on-site SEO optimisation exercise as a one-off piece of consultancy, you will typically see ranking improvements inside of 7 days to 10 days

In fact, in many cases customers only need to work with us once to get the results that they desire, with no need to have on-going Southampton SEO services. Sometimes it might just require a few hours work from one of our expert consultants to fix what previously was broken or not performing for you.

Our on-site optimisation involves multiple factors, some of which we like to keep under-wraps until we actually get to speak with you. Some of the more common aspects we will address though include meta data updates, content copywriting to include your target keywords, site speed improvements, image tagging, code streamlining, and an in-depth analysis of your competition.

Quality Link Building

We Help and Advise With Back-Links That Work

Many SEO agencies will tell you that back-links are dead and no longer work. This is absolutely nonsense, with back-links still being a major ranking factor inside of Google, and something that honestly isn’t going to change anytime soon.

However, there are other SEO agencies who will tell you that they can build back-links. This can be dangerous, as if you get it wrong it can have disastrous consequences for your website. You need a prescribed and scientific approach, with no spam.

We source and research the best back-links that your competitors have, the best back-links for your industry, and more – in other words we seek to engineer links from authoritative, relevant, and high quality websites that will improve your search engine rankings, not damage them.

eCommerce SEO Consultancy

Generate More Online Product Sales to Your Store or Shop

Selling products online nowadays is very easy… or at least setting the website up is, with platforms such as Shopify making the entry to market far easier than ever before. However, when it comes to getting interested buyers to your website store to make a purchase it’s an entirely different matter.

Ranking eCommerce website shops in the search engines is a very tricky discipline, mainly due to the way in which eCommerce platforms are set-up, plus due to the “thin” type content that online stores tend to publish.

We have many years of experience in working with online retailers, and a proven track record of success with eCommerce stores. If you would like to speak to an eCommerce SEO consultant in Southampton about how we can help you to achieve more online sales then get in touch with us today

Reputation Management & Reviews

Get Rid of the Bad Stuff & Increase the Good Stuff

Online businesses live and die by their reputation, with bad reviews on the Internet tending to spread like wildfire – especially those on social media platforms and networks. We have unique and bespoke strategies that can help Southampton companies who are have negative online reviews or web pages placing their business in a bad light.

We don’t advocate buying Google reviews, or buying positive Facebook comments, instead we have some very clever ways in which we can dilute the negativity with positive feedback about your company.

For many clients we have managed to push bad results off the first page of Google, instead flooding the first page of results with fantastic content which is all legitimate and real.

For more information on our reputation management services for the Southampton area please get in touch and we can tell you a little bit more about how we do it. It could transform your business and get the sales rolling back in.

SEO Services Southampton: Why Choose Us?

Every single client that we work with is unique, and as such all require a bespoke SEO plan and strategy to suit their market and location. We like to really get to know you as a company so that we can understand your business in order to provide an effective and value for money service.

Communication and collaboration is at the core of everything that we do, and we send out monthly reports to all clients, as well as speaking to them on a regular basis throughout the consultancy period; whether that’s a one-off piece of work, or retained monthly SEO services.

Despite being based on the edge of The New Forest in Hampshire, we work with customers all around the UK, and even some globally.

Areas of Southampton & Hampshire We Serve

We are a national SEO agency on the south coast, with a heavy focus on local clients and businesses. You might be a one-man band, a medium sized business, or a large organisation; we can offer services to all sizes, with affordable pricing to suit.

In simple terms, if we can talk to you then we can work with you, no matter where your location is.

The towns and cities that we currently have clients in, and rank websites in include, but are not limited to:

  • Bristol

  • Bournemouth

  • Poole

  • Brighton

  • Reading

  • Winchester

  • Salisbury

  • Fareham

  • Isle of Wight

And of course, anywhere in the New Forest area; Brockenhurst, Lyndhurst, Lymington, and Ringwood. In the Southampton area we have happy SEO clients in the following areas; Eastleigh, Hamble, Hedge End, Hythe, Marchwood, Romsey, Totton, and Woolston – but no matter where you are, or where your customers are, we can support you in getting the online visitors your website needs.

Our New Forest & Hampshire Location

We work in Hampshire from our Southampton waterfront location next to the New Forest. We attend meeting on a regular basis in the city centre, or any of the surrounding areas to discuss search engine optimisation with new clients and how it can help to improve their business – we can come to you, or you can come to us.

Our offices are easily accessible from the New Forest, as well as via the M27, M271, and main roads from the city centre via the Marchwood Bypass. You can view a map of where we are above, and even download a map of directions should you need it.

  • FIMA Digital Ltd, 22 Shamrock Way, Hythe Marina, Southampton, SO45 6DY
  • + 44 (0) 2381 980095

Our Search Engine Optimisation HQ

Our waterside New Forest HQ is where we work from. You can view photos of our premises here, as well as the marina where we work from for all our national and local clients. In many cases, potential new clients like to visit us due to our stunning Hythe Marina location. You are more than welcome to arrange a free consultation with us should you wish and all it takes is one phone call into our team.

After speaking to you briefly over the phone we should be able arrange for you to visit us. If sitting by the waterside with a coffee to chat about your digital marketing objectives is something that sounds appealing – and we wouldn’t blame you if you did!

SEO Southampton - Our Office Exterior
Hythe Marina where Southampton SEO Services happen
SEO Company Southampton and New Forest
Time for Lunch and a Coffee with an SEO Consultant Southampton

The Types of Client We Have Worked With

Here are just a few logos of companies that FIMA Digital or Marc Heighway have worked with in the past. We work for both small and large clients, in local, national, and international markets. We can provide results and case studies upon request should you wish to see proof of what we can do.

What Clients Are Saying About Us on Google

I work for an Independent Financial Advisor based in Southampton. We engaged FIMA Digital to assist us with our SEO on a short-term project. We had a clear idea of what we wanted to achieve but we needed some expert guidance. The results were incredibly impressive and fast! They massively improved our google rankings across the board and were incredibly helpful. I'd highly recommend themread more
Danielle Garber
Danielle Garber
08:25 04 Jul 18
Marc was extremely helpful and explained everything in a very clear way, and also provided a follow-up - great customer service!read more
Claire Sheppard
Claire Sheppard
10:33 31 Jan 18
Fantastic company. Very knowledgeable in SEO. FIMA Digital went above and beyond to improve our SEO. Definitely recommend these more
Jim Elliott
Jim Elliott
19:10 05 Jan 18
Marc is brilliant at what he does. He provides ongoing support and is always at the end of an email if you need him for anything. A brilliant person to work with and I would recommend him to more
Annabelle Burt
Annabelle Burt
11:56 01 Nov 17
Marc has gone above and beyond to help our charity transform the website. It looks incredible and we would recommend Marc in a heartbeat. Thank you!read more
Creating Better Futures
Creating Better Futures
12:49 31 Oct 17
Marc turned our website around. It looks amazing and he has gone above and beyond to help us, donating his time to us and continuing to help us whenever we need it. We cannot thank him enough and we love showing off our new more
12:45 31 Oct 17
Marc is extremely knowledgeable when it comes to SEO & PPC. He has made FIMA Digital stand out as an authority in this domain. I have known Marc for over 15 years and would have no hesitation in recommending his expertise and professional more
Mark Pynen
Mark Pynen
20:39 13 Sep 17
Excellent advice and a clear understanding of the objectives. Marc's a bona fide expert and a pleasure to work with. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending FIMA Digital!read more
Neil Moodley
Neil Moodley
15:59 10 Sep 17
Marc and the team at FIMA Digital are exceptional digital marketing specialists. I've benefited from what can only be described as killer knowledge on getting Google AdWords and PPC profitable, which was always something that I didn't believe could work for smaller websites and was only for large corporations with limitless budgets. If you want honest and expert consultants in any field of online and digital marketing then you shouldn't really have to look any further. 5 out of 5 stars for me!read more
Jon Cook
Jon Cook
15:19 10 Sep 17
FIMA Digital are the experts in their field! So easy to deal with and will always get you results! Thoroughly recommended!read more
Simon Rodway
Simon Rodway
17:18 07 Sep 17
Excellent results for SEO over the months we have been working with FIMA our leads have trebled. Always on hand with quick responses to questions and excellent ideas and more
David Anderson
David Anderson
10:25 09 Aug 17
FIMA Digital are in a class of their own when it comes to seo and lead generation. Their expertise and attention to detail has been essential to the development and success of the digital aspects of my business and it's related growth. I would not hesitate to recommend Marc and his more
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Southampton Anxiety Clinic
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Let Us Help Build Your Online Presence

Please get in touch with us now to discuss your aims and objectives so we can develop a custom strategy for your business so you can get more sales and customers.


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