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SEO in the Philippines is now a REALLY BOOMING industry. Just over a decade ago I had no idea about SEO or what it’s about. SEO here in the Philippines wasn’t all that popular then. I don’t know if I’m just more involved in the SEO industry now that I find and meet a lot of other Filipinos who are practicing SEO and servicing clients around the world.
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Most of the SEOs in the Philippines are also young. A bulk of ’em ages from 18-24 years old. Which indicates that SEO in the Philippines is a rising trend among the upcoming generation. I think that the Philippines is already one of the main hubs of SEO practitioners and internet marketers in the world.
If you didn’t know yet, SEO Hacker is one of the foremost SEO services company in the Philippines. The services we provide are achieved with one hundred percent brand-hat techniques and quality linkbuilding strategies. Check out our team and our company history.
It's been some time since I started out doing SEO. I've done a ton of work - from content writing, linkbuilding, technical SEO, branding, analytics, even going out of my way to learn Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP), Schema markups, Youtube SEO, HTTPS and site speed improvement strategies.
Over half of the things I learned initially has changed. And that's not just on how we do SEO in the Philippines - but SEO in general. Google has smartened up by a million miles since 2010. It is actually more difficult to try and game the system than to do it right the first time. A lot of Filipinos who practice SEO here in the Philippines have realized this by now. And they have been catching up.
Ever since I started doing SEO here in the Philippines, I've been dead-set on doing only the right thing - white hat SEO. We have never dabbled with gray or black hat SEO for us or our clientele. That has proved to be a huge winning strategy for us as a huge percent of our clientele are subscribed with us since the day we signed our first contract!
Although it makes me glad to see that there are more competent white-hat SEO companies here in the Philippines, it also saddens me that the competition has gotten fiercer than I thought. You see, the Filipino SEO community is not an impossibly large one. We pretty much all know each other and have seen each other at some point in time. We have had conferences in Batangas, Cavite, Tagaytay - and some other vacation places here in Metro Manila. There have even been some gatherings out of town at Bacolod or Cebu. And while that's super cool about the local SEO community, it's a shame that some of the newer white-hat SEO companies have taken it on themselves in singling out the pioneering heralds of white hat SEOs in the country.
I have seen and felt this first-hand. SEO Hacker as a brand is one of the strongest, most well-known SEO companies here in the Philippines and yet some of our competitors would sweep this fact under the rug and would go so far as replace it with foreign owned competition. It's a shame, really. I was expecting that the white-hat SEO community in the Philippines would be better than this. Sadly, prestige, money and the romance of thinking of oneself as the underdog has gotten the best of us.
That being said, I still have huge and high hopes for the SEO industry in the Philippines to thrive and grow. There are tons of businesses that have reached out to us to help them with their online visibility, digital marketing, branding and content. We have done (and are continuing to do) work for some of the biggest companies here in the Philippines too!
SEO is a long-term investment and the good thing about companies here in the Philippines, is that a lot of them are doing business for the long haul. This is why we have so many of our clients still working with us. We consider them more as partners in generating value and revenue for Philippines as a whole - rather than just a mere paying client.
That said, we are always going the extra mile for all our clientele. More often than not, we find ourselves doing favors for them - even going so far as designing calling cards for them (which is completely not part of our contract). This takes the relationship between us and our clients to a whole new different level. This is what we do for all our clients - and this is what we can do for you.
SEO Hacker is primarily an SEO and internet marketing company in the Philippines. We focus mainly on SEO and Social network marketing unlike other all-in-one, one-stop-shop digital companies.
The good thing about primarily being an SEO services company is that we are always up to date with the cutting-edge techniques and strategies that work in the SEO industry today. We did not start out as a company servicing web design and development – we started out servicing companies on SEO and internet marketing! We hit the ground running.
SEO is our forte. You don’t need to worry if you are going to rank on first page because we GUARANTEE it!
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Contrary to some circulating news on the web that the Philippines is a source of bad SEO (perhaps comparable to Indian SEO), it’s one of the best places to get your SEO services from. Why? Simply because we have a really good handle of the English language. Filipinos are able to speak English well (if you need to communicate with us via Skype), and we have a really good pool of writers.
While it’s true that there are some SEO companies here in the Philippines who are not worth their salt and who are practicing unethical SEO, there are the few rare gems here that can provide value, highly relevant search traffic, and awesome branding to your website. You just have to look a little harder and dig a little deeper.
Right on the first page of Google when you search for ‘SEO Philippines‘ are list of websites that are mixed in their SEO ethics and practices.
SEO Hacker practices white hat SEO which centralizes on a content marketing strategy and a solid technical and performance foundation. We make sure that your site delivers awesome content and it’s marketed out to the proper platform and audiences. We make sure that your website’s code is SEO friendly and it runs smoothly and loads fast even on a particular end-user’s slow internet speed.
The sad thing is, there are other companies in the first page of Google for the keyword “SEO Philippines” who do not share the same ethics and practices as we do.
_ Update July 2014: The reason why I took the company’s name down is because I was sent a demand letter from “the company” to take their brand name down due to the ‘Philippine Cybercrime Law’ – apparently I was ranking for the company’s brand name which means they could not even take care of their own brand’s ranking online. What a joke!
It is widely known in the SEO community that this company is not an ethical SEO company and have damaged clients that they have previously handled. The only reason they are still ranking on the first page of Google with the keyword ‘SEO Philippines‘ is because there are a lot of Philippine .gov.ph websites that are linking to them. Of course, they maintain control of these .gov.ph sites because they were the ones who developed these websites – which, if I may personally add my opinion, do not at all look good. If you’re an SEO specialist, check the backlinks of the companies ranking for “SEO Philippines” – you’ll immediately know who I’m talking about.
It is a sad thing for foreign people to hear and read bad things about SEO in the Philippines – and while I would admit that it’s because we do have bad eggs here, I would beg to differ that we do have some awesome companies here who provide honest-to-goodness, white hat, ethical, long-term SEO.
We are one of those SEO companies. And there are several others whom we would like to point out to.
I started doing SEO in the Philippines way back 2010. It’s already 2020 now and I could say that I’ve learned a whole lot. In fact my knowledge has branched out to other relevant fields in the industry such as Conversion Rate Optimization, SaaS (which is the nature of my second business, Qeryz), Email Marketing and Push Notifications, Accelerated Mobile Pages, Youtube SEO, Site Speed Optimization, Site Security Optimization, and Online Reputation Management to name a few.
All of which affect SEO. If your site is slow, you rank lower. If your site is not secure and is infected, you rank lower. No HTTPS? You rank lower. No AMP installation? Go down the rankings. It all ties up. SEO is a holistic practice. All of the strategies have to be cohesive for it to work as it should.
SEO in the Philippines can be quite a challenge especially due to the companies and individuals whose business ethics is bringing the industry down. The only way to pull it back up is to do great work and practice what you preach. Do what you promise to do for others. In short: Rank for your own keywords.
This article is ranking for the keyword “SEO Philippines” which is what is intended to rank for because what this article does is to give everyone a higher-level view of how SEO is being done here in the Philippines and what the status of SEO is in our country. It’s also meant to guide and educate people who are looking for legitimate SEO companies in this country to the right direction.
SEO hasn’t been smooth sailing for me. I was always fond of doing it the ‘Google way’ which is the harder, more disciplined way of ranking in the search engine results page. So I keep writing. In fact, if you’re in-tune with all the SEO blogs here in the Philippines, SEO Hacker is the blog that is still producing articles at least once a week. It is a discipline that I’ve sworn to keep.
I’m a content-based SEO specialist. It’s my foundation. I love writing – and it just so happens that Google loves good writing too. So that’s the best way that I rank myself and my clients online – through great writing. All of our blogs have excellent content that is delivered in a consistent, timely basis.
That’s what we are going to do for you should you want us to handle your SEO.
There are a bunch of other Filipino SEO resource hubs out there who are way better than me. I don’t know it all. And I guess this is a chance for me to contribute to the Philippine SEO-sphere (if there’s such a thing) so that you get to know them too!
If there is one Filipino SEO specialist here in the Philippines that I would openly admit to the world is better than me (which I’m doing now), it’s this guy named Jason Acidre. Just browsing through his blog gives you a huge sense of expert methodologies and strategies. He’s now started his own company Xight Interactive in just less than two years that he’s been in the SEO industry.
SEO Hacker is all about teaching SEO, Search engine News and tutorials. Kaiserthesage is all about getting your hands dirty and diving in to what SEO really is.
This has been a very exciting and active community in the Philippine SEO industry. It’s mostly a forum where A lot of Filipino SEOs get together for discussing the latest trends, tools, meet-ups, conferences and inuman (drinking) sessions about SEO are going to be. The community is quickly growing and if you are an SEO specialist here in the Philippines, I encourage you to join SEO.Org.Ph because of the value that you can get out of it.
The people in the community are fun and friendly (as most, if not all, Filipinos are).
Leapfroggr CEO, Dennis Seymour, is an acquintance of mine and I got to say that they should be included in lists for SEO agencies on the rise here in the Philippines. Equipped with the technical know-how to help your business increase its online visibility, Leapfroggr is definitely one of the SEO agencies that you should watch out for. What I like about them is their CEO’s continuous drive to help people learn about SEO because like myself, he publishes SEO News, Tips-and-Tricks, and other online marketing resources on his blog.
Dlinkers is an SEO Company based in Iloilo that banks on a satisfaction guaranteed seal for prospective clients. I have opted to include them in my list because the thing that captured my attention when I researched about them is their commitment to white-hat strategies for their clients. This Search Engine Optimization Services Company that offers high quality assistance for local and international clients in pursuit of an excellent online presence.
It is important that you rank for geo-targeted keyword and if you are an SEO in Cebu, it is only natural that you rank for Cebu keywords. Outsmart You is a good contender as one of the rising SEO companies in the country, since they succeeded in doing this task for their site. As an SEO company, they are banking on links to help their clients increase their discoverability in Google. This deserves recognition because you wouldn’t get to the top without using white-hat strategies, I should know, that’s what I do for my sites.
The Northern Office is another white-hat SEO services company that is geared for long-term partnerships with brands.They are an all-around digital marketing arm that is equipped with a team that is ready to work with you from code to content. If you are looking for a different marketing experience and looking to outsource your SEO soon, give them a call!
I was amused to find out that there is a company that named themselves geniuses. I have learned of SEO Geniuses when it ranked alongside SEO Hacker as one of the SEO firms in the Philippines. However, I am skeptical of people who flaunt that they are a genius at something because excellence usually resounds in action, not in titles. But if you want to know if they can live up to their name, why not check out the SEO Geniuses?
Venchito Jun is doing a lot of hustle for his site and branding lately – and has caught the attention of local and foreign SEO specialists alike. He’s doing a lot of things right recently. You might want to check him out.
My Advise: Keep writing and stick to your winning strategy (content curation, interviews, long posts). You’ve built a brand around it – make it stick before you move on to another innovation.
Carl is an up-and-coming player in the SEO industry but he’s been around doing digital stuff since he was 12 years old. A promising kid who has his own digital marketing company. Who wouldn’t like that? Check out his SEO Philippines page where he has his arguments and services laid out.
I’m excited to see the Philippines as a country which can be the hub for quality SEO services. Right now it’s looking that way. And in my personal opinion, it’s much more exciting than being a hub for call centers – again this is my personal opinion and I mean no offense to anyone.
God bless you guys!
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