SEO Dublin Ireland | Search Engine Optimisation Dublin Ireland

Dublin-County-Crest-PinterestYou are here because your business website is not ranking in search results as well as you want it to.

As a result you are losing out on potential valuable leads and sales.

If you landed on this SEO page, you most likely did a Google search for something like SEO Dublin or Dublin SEO. You found us at MEANit Web Design Agency in Raheny Dublin 5 because we practice what we preach and understand the most important ranking factors for Google. With our custom approach to SEO or Search Engine Optimisation, Google ranks us well for terms like ‘what is SEO’, ‘SEO Dublin’ or ‘Dublin Search Engine Optimisation’. We offer you the same SEO services for your own Dublin based business.

Contact us today on 01 969 6060 or 086 2510117 for your Complimentary SEO Ireland consultation.

We do not look for any long term commitment or financial risk on your part. We can do an SEO Assessment for you, as in write up a full technical report on your current website, along with a plan of action for you to follow yourself. Or we can execute on that plan for you. And we can work with you on an ongoing basis if that is what you want. All at a pace or budget that suits you best. Tell us what you want to achieve.

Simple SEO. No Technical Jargon. No False Promises. No Excuses – Just Results.



Having trouble deciding on an SEO package? Give us a call at the office 01 969 6060 or on 086 2510117 and Michael MacGinty in Raheny D5 our own Dublin SEO consultant can guide you through our SEO plan options. You can also email or use our quick enquiry form and have Michael contact you.

We offer you 3 clear options,:
SEO Assessment – an initial SEO Assessment of where you stand now, like a medical report or health check, complete with prescriptions. You decide what you want to do with the information.
SEO Kickoff – Then, once we know your situation, using your Assessment report we offer you our SEO Kickoff service to implement the advice in the report to get your website well optimised,
Ongoing Monthly SEO – Lastly, if you want to work with us, we offer an Ongoing Monthly SEO service to promote your website for you, at a level to suit your particular needs at any given time.
                                                                  No big commitment required at any stage.


In the SEO Assessment we talk to you about what you want from your website, followed by our initial research to evaluate what exactly you have now. Then we put together a report and roadmap for you to use, in any way you like.
You can use whichever elements of the ‘SEO assessment’ report you like. You can give it to someone else to use on your behalf.
Or you may decide to work with us to make it a reality for you, by signing up for our SEO Dublin Kickoff next, to get your website in shape. Or sign up for our ongoing Monthly SEO services.

No big commitment or contract required ever.


Well done, you launched your website already! Or it is live, but not performing. Now, let’s talk SEO or Search Engine Optimisation.

Think of your website as the body of a beautiful car. Sure, it’s great to look at, but without an engine it will get you nowhere. Our SEO Dublin KICKOFF package serves as that engine and is a great start to your Search Engine Optimization. This one time fee allows us optimise quickly for potential new leads and allow you to generate real profit quickly.

Take advantage of our SEO experience and proven expertise for a few months to get your own website started off on the right footing with our Ongoing option.

In the SEO Dublin Kickoff, we do your initial keyword research and mapping. Then optimise all your main pages initially. Effectively, we front-load our work to get you results fast. It can be done in one month or two or three – your call.
                                                     How quickly do you want to see results?

We cover website analysis, competition analysis, keyword research, initial title tag optimisation, robots txt, sitemap, initial meta tag optimisation, local business profile optimisation, mobile responsiveness, security, google analytics, google search console set up, image optimisation, internal links, directory submission, nap submission, keyword use in anchor text, website analysis and site speed benchmarking. This is not ‘rocket science’, but like many things it is somewhat complex and time consuming, if you are not working in it every day.

Finally we give you a plan to manage all your own Ongoing SEO moving forward. Or you can choose an agency such as ours to do it for you.


We can work with you on a choice of levels – no contract required. Swop your level any time. You dictate the pace. “A website is only as effective as it is used.”

Bronze – Maintain – €500. This is a half day of our time to work on your website to maintain your current SEO or work on your strategy with you, so that you can implement it – your call.
Silver – Sustain – €1000. This is a full day or two half days of our time to work on your website to sustain your SEO by enhancing it gradually by work on your chosen strategy.
Gold – Regain – €2000. This is two full days or four half days of our time to work on your website to accelerate your SEO and aggressively gain more traffic by working even more on your strategy.

Effectively, we do for you, what we do for ourselves. We use the tools that we understand to get the results you want. We work at whichever pace you want to Maintain, Sustain or Regain

We are not the right fit for every business, however as we as a team are based 100% in Ireland we work well with Professional Services Businesses in Ireland.

We focus solely on the WordPress platform and use a variety of associated tools for SEO purposes. All these tools are White Hat, all attaching licence fees paid by us, all in positive support of your valuable online reputation to enhance it every month. Try us out for 6 months and decide for yourself based on the results.

How we do SEO in Dublin

*Whichever Dublin SEO agency you choose will be a gamble, so try one for 3 months with no contract and see how well it works – no need for any big gamble on your part. Do make sure you get someone based in Ireland to do the SEO to rank well in Dublin or Leinster area.

  • Create Page Title and Descriptions
  • Add Location to Google Maps
  • Submission to Search Engines
  • Add Business to 3 Local Irish Directories
  • 301 & 303 Re-Directs
  • Install YOAST SEO Plugin
  • Rename Page URL’s
  • Add Social Share Buttons
  • On page SEO

Our Pricing for Ongoing Dublin SEO Services

*The packages below are indicative of what we do on an ongoing monthly basis, to further optimise your website and improve rankings and conversions. Every client is different, so we customise our SEO Ireland service to suit your own business. You may want us to simply Maintain your SEO. Or Sustain your SEO to grow visitor numbers. Or Regain to get competitive with your opposition.

Some typical questions & answers about SEO services in Dublin Ireland

Why answer so many Questions about SEO?

With all the firms we have worked with over 20 years, we’ve come across pretty much every possible question. And so, we want to answer every question for you, so that you have everything you need to make the right decisions for your firm. After reading through the Q & As, if you still have any questions … we welcome you to send them to us. Read on and see if we can deliver some great value for you with the Q & As below.

How long does it take to get on Page 1 in Dublin?

Druids-Glen-Golf-ResortThis is a very common question. The truth is that this varies depending on the competitiveness of your key terms or words or your industry. And how well your competitors in the Leinster region do their Search Engine Optimisation. Nobody can honestly guarantee you a Page 1 ranking for Dublin or Ireland. However, a good SEO might give you an indication after the first month or two. It depends on how competitive your business is in search. As any golfer in Portmarnock or Luttrellstown or Druids Glen would tell you, it is all about playing the course in front of you on any given day

Can you guarantee Page 1 listing?

Outside City Hall, Dublin

No. Google does not allow for that.  Otherwise everybody would be at it. However a good SEO specialist should have an idea if they can do it. This is still a wild guess, until the first few months have been done.

Can you offer a lower price? I see other people asking for less.

Dublin-City-GPOYou will see people offering to do ‘SEO’ for less money. Some will even guarantee more traffic or higher ranking for some words. Or higher CTR click through rate. Usually these guys just want your money and it is a numbers game for them. They are forever selling and getting more short term clients. That is how they work. Check, in an Incognito window, for private browsing, if they even rank for the services they offer themselves, such as ‘SEO Dublin’ – do they rank on Page 1? Look at their Google Reviews and see if businesses like yours recommend people like them.
What you invest is up to you. The more you invest the better the results in leads or sales. If you could invest €500 and get back €1500 or invest €5000 and get back €15,000 – which do you want? However the fact is that the first few months are a gamble, to find out if we can do what we say and deliver results. You decide where you want to start and commit to one SEO Ireland provider.
The real truth is it is the local talent rather than the tools that matters most.

Can you guarantee more sales? Will we definitely make more money?

We may be able to generate more traffic, better traffic, more enquiries, however it is still down to you to make the sale. If we get 100 more people a month to your door, how many can you convert.

How many months are needed? How long does this SEO take?

The-River-LiffeySEO is never ending. And if you do get more traffic and more sales, why would you stop doing it?
Only after a few months will be be able to tell you how long it should take to rank for a key word or term.
Pick someone to work with and try them for 3 or 6 months. That is the extent of your investment or gamble with them. Maybe have a review meeting after every 3 months.

How many keywords are included?

We get an idea of keywords from you and then we research your competitors and add them to the list. Then we can start with one or two or however many you want. But lets see what the list looks like after a month or two of grunt work by us. Only after a few months will be be able to tell you how long it should take to rank for a word or term. Some words or terms may take longer than others for your industry.

Do you offer the audit free?

No. This is work for a day or two or half a day a month and we charge for it. Ignore the FREE online options that are generic, just to hook you. Pay for the Audit and then decide if you want to proceed with the SEO that’s it. Commit to 3 or 6 months and try it. If you get the wrong team, just move on to a new team.

What is SEO? Not sure? Start here

What is SEO or Search Engine Optimisation – if you have time to learn a bit more or even how to do it yourself, click here for our FREE guide to optimising your website for Dublin or Donegal, Sligo or Derry wherever you are based – find all the details at

Note: This is a big FREE DIY Guide that covers everything from initial Keyword Research, Technical SEO, Content SEO, On Site SEO and Off Site SEO. Everything you need to do the optimisation yourself. Or to help you engage with the agency that can do it for you.

What sort of SEO tasks do you do?

In no particular order here are some of the tasks we do for SEO clients, depending on what is urgent at any given time.

Technical SEO
Fix technical SEO issues
Fix any canonical or cannibalisation issues
Ensure domain variations all point to the root, as in and https://  to
Clean up existing links
Clean up code
No Index paginated results
Test mobile friendly version rendering and speed
You can address mobile-first indexing
Improve site delivery for core web vitals
Check HREF LANG configuration
Ensure hosting environment is adequate, secure, fast with no IP neighbour issues
Check that robots txt file is correct
Test and improve accessibility301 redirects
404 error check and repair

Content SEO
Write up a content strategy
Write new, high quality, topical content
Work on domain overall authority in your industry
Expand on topics covered in page content relative to your industry
Edit pages to respond better with end user intent
Create content around Brand promotions elsewhere
Cull or curate old content or reduce number of pages
Ensure all content is original or paid for
Check all images are correctly sized for web
Check all images are correctly named with proper naming convention
Clean out any old images from Media library

On Site SEO
Work on internal linking
Improve ‘Brand’ trust
Add to or improve Schema
Tweak or improve Page titles to engage in SERPs
Tweak or improve meta descriptions to convert more visitors
Add Alt tags
Optimise images
Use or improve anchor texts
Use mini menu structure with jump links in long articles
Create and A/B Test landing pages

Off Site SEO
Build new relevant links
Disavow unsuitable links
Work on your Google My Business entry
Work on Linkedin business profile
Work on Facebook business page
Check external links to your internal pages
Resolve any current Google Search Console coverage issues
Do NAP audits for listings with your Name, Address and Phone number
Get more reviews
Compare competitor sites and reverse engineer
Do some PPC or engage someone to manage a campaign
Constantly check, add to, improve and edit Web 2.0 listings

Typical Plan or flow of SEO work over 6 months to a year

We would usually work in this sort of order:
1. SEO Initial Assessment
2. On Page SEO
3. Web Core Vitals
4. Google Business Profile
5. Navigation Restructure
6. On Page SEO
7. Off Page SEO Web 2.0
8. Content Audit
9. LinkedIn
10. On Page SEO

Every client is different, so we focus on what exactly each client needs at any given time, in order to get the results they want.

Some start with a Technical Audit or SEO Audit and request Onsite Optimisation or Offsite Optimisation, perhaps for Local Search Optimisation and ask for Content creation or guided recommendations, whilst some just ask for Keyword Analysis or Mobile Optimisation and some want detailed Reporting with full Tracking details. We have a proven system that we like to use, however we are happy to tweak it to suit each individual project.

What is included in Technical SEO?

Title Tags Optimisation
META Tags Optimisation
Back Linking
Images Optimisation
Sitemap update submissions
Broken links
301 Redirects
404 error check and repair

What is included in Off-Site SEO?

Web 2.0 Pages
Social Signals & Bookmarking
Google My Business edits/management

What is included in On-Site SEO?

On-page edits
Content Optimisation
Internal Link Optimisation
Alt tags
Meta Descriptions
Page Titles

How much does SEO cost in Dublin Ireland?

SEO costs tools tips michael macgintyHow much does SEO cost in Dublin or Ireland?

SEO or Search Engine Optimisation entails a lot of different tasks and skills. So it needs a specialist or a specialist team of SEOs and developers to apply any technical or code changes, plus perhaps a graphic designer. Usually an agency will bill an hourly rate to include the use of the team members, whichever are required at any given time. An average rate is about €100, but many do charge twice that figure. A freelancer may charge less, but therefore does not have the full team with all the skills required.

In the USA the average spend in 2021 on SEO services by a small company was about $500 a month, as referenced by Brian Dean at Backlinko. They surveyed 1200 small businesses or companies who identified as investing in monthly SEO services. Many invest thousands a month and most are happy with their returns. These business plan to invest more in 2022. Most who spend under $500 a month are generally not happy with the results. These respondents do not plan to stick with theircurrent agency or freelancer.

What are the options when getting someone to do your SEO?

Employ an SEO.
You could employ someone inhouse to do your SEO and the going rate is between €30,000 for a start and about €70,000 for the more experienced SEO, so the average salary is about €50,000 in Ireland. This is about €30 per hour plus tax and benefits.
Pros – include having the person in your physical office to do as instructed, when instructed.
Cons – You have to find someone suitable to recruit, manage them, look after them with benefits such as sick pay and holidays etc.

Employ a Freelancer.
There is a plethora of Freelancers offering SEO services and they can seem like the cheap or low cost option. The good ones are freelancing because an agency will pay them between €30 and €60 an hour, whereas they can get €100+ if they work directly with the client. The better ones can code as well as do SEO. And the unicorns can do both, plus be qualified graphic designers too!
Pros – They are self employed. You simply pay an agreed hourly rate. And there are no extra benefits. You can sack them at any time.
Cons – You still have to find one that you think is good and then gamble on them for a while to see if they are any good. And if they leave you can be left in a situation where you do not know where you stand, so you have to start all over again.

On-page-SEO-TipsEmploy an Agency
Pros – They have to find their own staff, train them and make sure they are good at their job, then manage them and provide relief staff for holidays and sickness. They have to do any recruiting and replace people who leave. They have to deliver results for you or you can just leave to go to their competitor.
Cons – It costs you more (or it can appear to cost you more).

SEO Sevices rates or costs
Some SEO services are more expensive to buy and deliver than others. You can expect to pay more for Link Building or website management , eCommerce or Enterprise SEO, creating Infographics and videography. More that is, than paying for Social Media marketing or management, keyword research or writing simple blog articles, on page or off page seo, audits and guest posting.
A good agency can be tasked with doing everything, whereas employees or Freelancers tend to focus on one or two services.

Marketing Budget versus SEO Budget
If you have a budget of say 10% of overall sales and you sell €1m a year, take that €100k as the Marketing budget, then allocate say 20% to 25% to SEO services. This is about industry standard. If you are applying metrics to all your marketing spend, you should be able to determine which tactics work best. It could be as simple as asking new customers, where did they get your contact details or why did they call you.

Bottom Line
MEANit-SEO-Costs-Tools-and-TipsIf you really do understand SEO Search Engine Optimisation, you could employ someone to do the work you give them through a comprehensive SEO Plan. If you do not want to employ someone, you could try some freelancers and hope to get a good one, even if it is short lived.
However, if you want to have a team of specialists do the work and get the results, hire an agency. Give them 6 months to get some results, to show a good return on your investment. What is the average LTV Life Time Value of a new client for you?  If the first Agency does not work out find another one, until you get it right. Then build a mutually beneficial long term relationship, so that you can work and grow together. Any good agency will not want short term clients, so they will run you through as much of a filter as you apply to selecting them.

The real truth is it is the local talent rather than the tools that matters most.

Does every website need SEO?

Not every website needs SEO Search Engine Optimisation?

Some people have a website more as a Digital Business card.

When you meet someone you are likely to google them. This is where SEO comes in, as you want to turn up when someone does that search. And you want to look professional. However, this could be as simple as having a one page website or a basic site such as Wix or Weebly. Add some relevant text and some images, along with your contact details and that is you done.

Will this simple one page site work without SEO?

Yes and no.

This one page or simple website may work if you are going to send people to it, use it on your business card or advertising etc. For example something like www

However, it will probably not rank in Google for anything, but the domain name itself. In a search for “john smith accountant” this site may turn up. It is unlikely to turn up in a search for accountant or any specific accounting service. Depending on the competition and the number of competitors in the geographic location of the business.

If John Smith Accountant is based in a city, lets say Dublin or maybe Birmingham, he may get found for “john smith accountant”, but he will not rank for John smith or for accountant or for any accountant services.

Generally you can rank one page for one term or keyphrase. So if you have five services, you will want at least one page for each one, to be able to optimse for these services in your target area.

Is this enough for you?
Maybe this is enough. You can direct people straight to your website. Or you could do Ads such as Google Ads or Facebook or Linkedin Ads, to bring people to this website. Effectively you pay to play.

Bottom Line
MEANit-SEO-Costs-Tools-and-TipsIf you are happy to bring people to the website by paying for advertising, then you do not need SEO.

If you are paying for ads to get visitors, it will work, but it may become very expensive after a while. Once you stop paying, you stop displaying too.

Investing in SEO is a longer term tactic. And it is one that over time reduces your requirement to spend so much on Ads as a tactic.

Initially you could do both, advertise in the short term whilst doing SEO for the long term.

Remember that SEO is a tactic, but it is not the only way to promote your business. So all the usual ways such as social media marketing, signage, livery, adverts in newspapers, magazine also can work. TV, Radio, Van wraps, uniforms and loads of other standard marketing channels.

Our aim is generally to find out who you serve, what is the problem you solve, then communicate that mesage to the target audience. Then it just a case of determining who is responsible for Marketing, Sales, Delivery and Support, so that we can help the process move smoothly.

Test Your Website to see how it really ranks in Google – FREE Google test.

How well did your web developers optimise your website? Do not take their word for it, run this FREE Google test, to find out for yourself.

You want to rank on page 1 of Google for your main keywords or key phrases. If the web design agency is doing a good job, you will be on Page 1, ideally number 1 on page 1 for the key terms or key words. How well are you ranking for your target keywords? Do not take their word for it, do this simple FREE search in Google and find out for yourself at any given time.

On your computer, open Google Chrome. At the top right corner, see the three dots, click and then choose New incognito window. A new window appears. enter your target keyword or term to see how well your website really ranks in search engine results pages. Note: You can also use a keyboard shortcut to open an Incognito window: Windows, Linux, or Chrome OS: Press Ctrl + Shift + n. Mac: Press ⌘ + Shift + n.

How does Chrome Incognito window keep your browsing private. It simply ignores your previous Google searches or which websites you visited. Google always delivers results it thinks you want to see, based on your previous browsing history. Now, in Incognito Search, when you search you can see what other people see, without being polluted by your own previous personal browsing history.

How well does your business rank in Google – do this simple FREE test and find out. Enter your target search term such as ‘seo dublin’ and see where you rank.

Do you give us a Monthly Report and what is included?

We do indeed send a monthly report to you, usually within the first week of the following month. In fact we send two of them. This reporting is a big part of what we do, as it measures performance.

First report – Data compilation
In the first report we include loads of data,but we also translate it for you. For example Google Analytics or GA4 will generate tonnes of data, but it is hard to wade through it. Or find what you want to find. We dig through it and let you have the highlight, as in the changes month on month. Traffic as in users, which pages they visit and leave from. Which countries or city the visitors are from. The number of pages they visit etc.

Second report – SEO Summary
In the second report, even if you do not read all the details in the first data report, you will see at a glance what is happening in the second report, because we will point it out to you in a short set of highlights.

We like to do the monthly reports so that you know we are doing the work. And because it helps us keep focused on what we are trying to do for you This reporting is a way for us to stay in touch with you on a regular basis. Some clients like to have the monthly report in order to be able to show other people in the company what is being done by us for you.

The report will also warn you if something looks off with traffic numbers or behaviour. Think of it as a weathervane of your data.

Personally we will look to find out how much positive difference our SEO work ismaking. Are we reducing bounce rate or attracting more visitors or getting more enquiries. Maybe we are looking to optimise a specific page and see a rise in traffic or time spent on that page. We also report on how your target keywords or phrases are doing. And where you rank in Google search for these terms.

Lastly we will indicate what we plan to work on next month. And then add in what content we are looking for from you.