Generating excellent clickthroughs from custom crafted Google Ads & SEO services since 2009.

Auckland SEO & Google Ads services company

We have a deep rooted passion for helping NZ companies grow by generating excellent click throughs from SEO & Google Ads services.
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We don’t use a templated one size fits all approach. We create a custom crafted SEO & SEM strategy that addresses the needs of your target market.
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We can provide advisory services to your development team or act as your expert in-house search engine marketing implementation team, the option is yours.
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We are a full service SEO & Google Ads agency, offering a complete blend of SEO & SEM services such as local SEO, e-Commerce SEO, Google Shopping, Google Ads and display advertising.
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Over 10 years expertise crafting content led New Zealand SEM and organic SEO services. See our client reviews below.

Rory
Rory
Firefly Photography
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I approached Clickthrough and a number of other agencies when I made the decision to improve the SEO standing of my business' website. There was a very clear reason why I chose Clickthrough: I was impressed with Glen Maguire's preparation and completely convinced that his desire to help me was sincere (and not just about the money). Months later I could not be happier with my decision. I have found Glen to be consistently easy to work with and completely honest and upfront. The process we followed was well explained and executed as promised. It is very clear that Glen takes his client relationships seriously and I have no doubt that we've built a very good business relationship that will be mutually beneficial in the months and years ahead. The SEO industry is so full of doubtful claims and shoddy practices. I am exceedingly grateful to have found a reputable, friendly and knowledgeable company to work with going forward. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Clickthrough to my business network.
Jerrod
Jerrod
Give Plants
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We have been with Clickthrough for over a year now with our eCommerce store. I am impressed with their strategy, transparency and reporting, their ethical approach and most of all the results we have achieved. Return on Investment is the key for us ensuring we get a meaningful return and we can attribute 50% growth from this engagement in one of the most competitive categories. They are a specialist boutique provider and most importantly for us they don’t work with any of our competitors.
Cody
Cody
Vapourium
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Given my experience in SEO marketing, I was wary about the "Google Hacking" SEO tricks. I chose Clickthrough after extensively researching their methods and can assure you this is e-Commerce SEO at it's core framework. We have seen great, long lasting results and will continue to work with Clickthrough because they are just that good!
Julia
Julia
Goodhealth
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We have used Clickthrough for a number of years. They are fabulous to work with and have improved our results considerably using ethical search engine marketing practices. I have no hesitation recommending Clickthrough, love their work!
Alex
Alex
Ssangyong
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Fantastic training in SEO, AdWords and Social! We got a lot out of it, the training was interactive and fun, the trainers were extremely knowledgeable and easy to understand. Would highly recommend!
Holly
Holly
OceanMax
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My AdWords training went great! I absolutely achieved my training objectives – I can now go through our Google AdWords and I understand what I’m looking at and feel confident to start setting up some campaigns. I’d rate the course a 5I really liked how thorough the course was and how it breaks Google AdWords down into parts so it’s not as daunting. Overall I really enjoyed it and learnt a lot!
Adrian
Adrian
Quad Consulting
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I've worked with Glen and Clickthrough over the last 10 years and could not recommend him and his business highly enough. Glen and the team are professional, reliable and are experts in their field. They also provide an excellent group training service that has been well received by members of the Interactive Bureau of New Zealand.
Paul
Paul
Hibiscus Water
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Clickthrough got our new water delivery website ranking at the top of Google in no time at all and it stayed like that forever. The site ranks so well we stopped our AdWords!
Chris
Chris
Xpanda
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We have worked with Clickthrough for many years. They restored our faith in search engine companies by partnering closely with our business, being responsive to our needs and consistently building our sales pipeline using recognised SEO and AdWords techniques.
Brooke
Brooke
All Things Copper
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I was very disappointed after my last SEO company took a lot of money to spam my site with back links. The team at Clickthrough rebuilt my faith in search engine companies. They used smart SEO & AdWords techniques that led to an immediate sales uplift.
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Clickthrough services a range of small, medium and large brand and company websites and eCommerce web stores throughout Auckland, Wellington and NZ.​

What is SEO?

What is an SEO service?

A Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) service is normally provided by an SEO company, also known as an SEO agency.

If you Google “SEO Auckland” or “Auckland SEO services”, you will see a range of organic SEO service providers in the search engine results pages.

SEO is the process of helping a website and, if required, the local Google Maps listing of a business, rank better in the organic search engine results pages (SERPs).

The term “organic SEO” also gets referred to as “natural SEO” or  “free SEO” rankings, in contrast to Google Ads, which is considered to be a “paid” form of search engine marketing (see next section).

What is Google Ads?

What is Google Ads?​

Google describes its Google Ads (formerly Google AdWords and Google AdWords Express) service as “an online advertising solution that businesses use to promote their products and services on Google Search, YouTube, and other sites across the web.

Google Ads is also referred to as search engine marketing (SEM), Pay Per Click (PPC) and Cost Per Click (CPC) marketing. Google Ads campaign types currently include:

  • Search  & Display Network campaigns
  • Shopping campaign
  • Video campaign
  • App campaign
SEO tips for getting results

How quickly will it take to get SEO results?

We live in a would of instantaneous gratuity where everything needs to happen immediately, including results. However, we liken SEO to a marathon, more than a sprint, where you get results for continuous effort. Even AdWords takes ongoing nurturing.

Consider the following points before you decide if an organic search engine optimisation program is right for your business:

  • Which search terms are you targeting? Are you operating in a highly competitive industry? Case in point, ranking for highly competitive search terms such as “SEO Auckland” takes a lot more effort than targeting lower volume, less competitive search terms such as “SEO services company in Auckland”.
  • Over 70% of clicks from the search engines come from organic search, not paid search (AdWords).  But like all important sales tools, it takes constant time and effort to get a website to the top of the organic search engine results pages and stay there. 
  • The days of using aggressive SEO tactics, such as keywords stuffing and buying excessive amounts of backlinks, are thankfully long gone. A modern SEO strategy requires regular amounts of excellent content, white hat link building and a focus on also improving the user experience (UX). Modern day search engine optimisation is a lot more labor intensive and costly to get right. Though the upside can be sensational.   
  • The constant updates by search engines like Google, also ensure search engine optimisation remains a marathon, a battle against the SEO elements, to stay ahead of the game. A challenge we thoroughly enjoy!
SEO performance guide

How to measure your SEO results?

With 80% of New Zealanders using a search engine before they buy, SEO is now established as a key tactic for generating results.

Here are a few tips to measure the effectiveness of your natural search program:

  • The goal of an SEO program is to generates click throughs from a search engine to your website or eCommerce store. The user then has to decide if they want to make a purchase or contact you. As such, it is of vital importance that you also measure how well conversion related tactics are complimenting your SEO campaign. For example, heatmap tracking shows you what improvements need to be made to your web pages to convert more visitors from the search engines to sales. 
  • Tracking organic rankings is key, especially when you group them into similar terms (e.g. by area “Auckland city”, “Auckland North Shore” or service “SEO service”). Also benchmark your terms against competitors. Grouping similar terms allows you to pinpoint where your rankings are growing or in decline. 
  • Remember, SEO is a marathon, not a sprint. Regular technical and onpage analysis of your SEO strategy is vital, especially when using open source CMS systems that can be buggy. So run an SEO audit of your strategy an a regular basis. 
  • Ensure you analyse the backlink profile of your website. Unfortunately, linkspam and negative SEO tactics are now the norm in New Zealand. And its your company that gets penalised, not your SEO services provider, so run your own diligence and keep an eye on metrics such as your SEO trust score and monitor for spikes in referring domains and backlinks. 
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Tips to select the best SEO & SEM Agency

Choosing the best SEO & Google Ads agency to match your needs is a critical yet complex decision. Read our blog article or the following to guide your decision making:

  • Do you need an eCommerce SEO or Google Shopping specialist, or are you looking for an SEO agency to optimise your brand, local services or company website? Bear in mind, Search engine optimisation & PPC marketing has become very specialist.
  • Do you need a large corporate SEO/SEM services provider, a boutique provider or a contract AdWords or SEO expert? Your decision should be guided by:
    • the level of risk you want to take e.g. a contract SEO expert would be higher risk 
    • whether or not you want to be a key client e.g. most boutique providers don’t take on clients that compete
    • if you want to be part of a diverse client portfolio e.g. a corporate SEO provider with a large client portfolio
  • What are the primary SEO or Google Ads issues that need to be addressed and how these map to the competencies of the companies you are considering? For example, if your main requirement is for technical SEO services, then select an SEO agency that is strong in technical SEO. 
  • Does the SEO provider use a white hat SEO approach, do they outsource their SEO to an offshore provider that uses a more aggressive and risky approach?
  • Can the agency walk the talk? For example, if you Google key local search terms like SEO Services Auckland or SEO Wellington, you will want to the SEO agencies website ranked at the top.
SEO cost guide

How much does SEO cost?

Search Engine Optimisation is dynamic with many moving parts that can be beyond the control of your SEO Agency (e.g. Google Updates), which makes pricing an SEO project quite tough. Nonetheless, here are a few tips to guide how much money you should spend on your organic search program and how to discern between the various SEO pricing options:

  1. Start by setting your program goals. Ask your search marketing partner to benchmark performance, then forecast your SEO & Google Ads goals for the next 12 months. An example goal may be to increase sales from SEO by 45%. Be sure to set short (e.g. 3 month), medium term (6 month) and long term goals that help you understand if the program is on track.  
  2. When you set your SEO goals, ensure your SEO company takes into account market factors such as the competitiveness of the search terms you are targeting with a SWOT analytics of your key competitors. Also ensure they conduct a detailed SEO audit of your domain and provide you with an initial roadmap of SEO activities, with pricing. 
  3. Once you’ve set your goals, ask your agency to propose a plan with pricing to achieve those goals. Also be sure to ask which SEO services are included in their budget and which services are additional. For example website copy writing, onpage implementation and listing fees.  
  4. Finally, set aside a contingency budget for unforeseen changes in the market that may require additional SEO or Google Ads investment, such as Google Updates, new market entrants and incresed competitor activity. 

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