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From fresh food to fashion, or lawn mowing to real estate, we've worked with businesses from all industries to grow their organic traffic and revenue. We're here to provide specialised SEO services for when you need an expert to help your brand grow and evolve.

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We provide a comprehensive range of SEO services designed to take your brand to the top! Choose from:

As part of our FREE SEO Audits, we’ll analyse your website to identify what’s working and what’s not. We’ll also identify opportunities for growth and improvement!

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Running an online store? Kia Ora Digital are your local Ecommerce SEO specialists. We’re Shopify and Shopify Plus Partners, but also have experience in SEO for BigCommerce, Webflow and Contentful. Ask us how we can take your online store to the top today.

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We are Shopify SEO specialists. We are Shopify Plus experts, and Shopify partners. We also develop our own Shopify Apps that make Shopify stores better optimised, more efficient, and convert better!

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Our local SEO services put your business on the map and increase referrals in your local area. We’ll also optimise your Google My Business profile for incredible results.

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Take your business to the world with our international SEO services. We’ll help you expand into new countries by targeting keywords specific to each region and localising your content.

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Nobody likes waiting for a website that’s slow to load. With our speed optimisation services, we ensure your website is built for success.

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We offer white label SEO for agencies and consultants, so that you can add an additional stream of revenue to your business, or take your existing workload off your plate.

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We’ll help you migrate your website to a powerful new domain or platform for optimum results. Get ready to see your search presence skyrocket.

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Google’s algorithms are constantly changing, and it’s easy to unknowingly go against Google’s rules. Our SEO Penalty Recovery services help you to avoid any loss in traffic.

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We can help you manage your pay-per-click (PPC) advertising with Google Ads.

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Month 1


We check to make sure your Google Analytics and Search Console accounts are properly set up to track all the data you need to effectively measure your performance. With Google’s algorithms constantly updating, it’s easy to lose conversions and sales through these changes. Our team makes sure you’re good to go, so you can hit the ground running.

We’ll put together an effective strategy on how to strengthen your content and fill in any gaps, so you can tell your customers the full story. We review your existing content as part of this process – everything from your product pages to blogs – to see how well they’re performing, and identify any technical SEO issues you might be having.

We take the data from our initial Technical and Content Review to identify key search terms your customers are searching for. Which questions do they need answered? Through thorough keyword research, you’ll stay up-to-date and in tune with the needs of your customers, and be able to predict and anticipate these needs so you can stay ahead of the curve.

We check to make sure your Google Analytics and Search Console accounts are properly set up to track all the data you need to effectively measure your performance. With Google’s algorithms constantly updating, it’s easy to lose conversions and sales through these changes. Our team makes sure you’re good to go, so you can hit the ground running.

Month 2


This is where we take all the information we’ve found during our research phase, and start putting plans into action. Here we implement the changes necessary to fix any SEO issues identified during the research stage and bring your website up to speed. We’ll also work on your off-page SEO factors.

We’ll start to put your content strategy in place by using data from our keyword research to optimise your existing content. We’ll target certain keywords and pages to ensure you bring more customers into your website, maximising your opportunities for growth and revenue. Our skilled writers will prepare high-quality pages that are engaging and informative for your customers to read, helping to build trust and position you as a voice of authority within your industry.

Once the brief is complete, you’ll have final say and approval before any content goes live. It’s important to us to make sure our content is in line with the overall message and tone of your business. We aim to exceed your expectations, and will workshop all content with you to ensure you’re entirely satisfied with the final product.

Once you’ve approved the content, we’ll publish it live to your website – and that’s where the magic begins. As Google starts to crawl through your site, it will start to analyse these new keywords and use this data to adjust your organic search ranking. This can take time – remember, SEO is a long game. But we promise you: the results are absolutely worth it.

Once our SEO implementation work is underway, we schedule a monthly strategy call to take you through the SEO updates we've made, and ensure everything is performing as it should be. We'll always be on hand to answer any SEO questions you have, and make sure you are completely happy with how our work is progressing.

Month 3


Once your SEO content is published, we’ll go back and assess how it’s performing to make sure your organic search rankings are improving. We’ll also review any updates we discussed in the previous monthly strategy call to make further technical updates. Our team will also review other technical aspects of your website SEO and identify further opportunities for growth. We'll then work to implement these changes.

Link building is a crucial part of effective SEO. Our work involves developing your backlink network by strategically having trusted websites that have good relevancy and authority link back to your website. This all works to increase your keyword rankings, while also increasing your reputation and domain authority in the eyes of search engines like Google.

Website Speed and Performance is a massive ranking factor for Google. Therefore, it's important to make sure your website is fast to load and performs well so you don’t lose out on potential traffic. That's why as part of our ongoing SEO strategy, we'll perform a website speed optimisation as part of our ongoing work. Our speed optimisation experts will do a full review of your website, and ensure everything’s running seamlessly.

Google Data Studio is a powerful analytics tool that allows us to compile an in-depth report that shows you how your SEO is performing. Once our changes have kicked in, we’ll prepare a Data Studio report for you so you can see the progress you’re making. With our effective data visualisation, you’ll be able to see key stats, patterns and emerging trends all at a glance in a visual format. No jargon. No beating around the bush.

Month 4

Site Speed & Performance

We check to make sure your Google Analytics and Search Console accounts are properly set up to track all the data you need to effectively measure your site speed performance. With Google’s algorithms constantly updating, it’s easy to lose conversions and sales through these changes. Our team makes sure you’re good to go, so you can hit the ground running. We then use this data to conduct a Speed & Performance Review.

We take the data compiled from our initial Speed & Performance Review, then set to work implementing the changes to ensure your site performs well and is quick to load so you don’t lose any more customers.

We’ll analyse the performance of competitor websites to ensure your site is up to scratch, even surpassing their performance.

We provide you with another Data Studio report so you can see how things are progressing. All the key stats, patterns and trends are presented in an easy-to-understand visual format so you can see your results at a glance.

We provide you with another Data Studio report so you can see how things are progressing. All the key stats, patterns and trends are presented in an easy-to-understand visual format so you can see your results at a glance.

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About Kia Ora Digital

Kia Ora Digital is a leading search agency based in New Zealand. We specialise in helping businesses to optimise their websites for greater results online.

Whether you're looking to improve your online presence, drive traffic, or increase leads and revenue, we’re here to help. As a performance-based agency, we’re committed to helping your business to realise your full potential and reach more customers online.  

Founded by SEO experts Ben McIntyre and Dan Sim, Kia Ora provides a wide range of SEO services for our clients – from local and international SEO for Ecommerce to SEO audits and migrations, white label SEO services, and more. 

With our experienced team of SEO experts, we’ll be with you every step of the way to devise an innovative digital strategy that suits the unique needs of your business. We also provide our expert speed optimisation services to make sure your site is up to speed. 

We believe in full transparency, setting clear expectations and providing you with regular reporting every step of the way. Contact us to get started with your FREE SEO Audit today.

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"Great experience with the crew here, Dan & Ben have gone above and beyond to assist in our online business growth. Great experience with an agency!"

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"I am completely blown away. I will recommend you to my colleagues. The best on the net! Not able to tell you how happy I am with Kia Ora."

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“Dan and the team have been such an asset in helping our brands grow their digital presence. The team are experienced, know their stuff and go beyond the realm of SEO to help you achieve digital growth. Highly recommend.”

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“In an industry where smoke and mirrors are the standard, we have been searching for a great SEO company to work with. One that focuses on results rather than fabricated numbers. After speaking with Dan once we saw that he knew his stuff and we’re glad to have finally found a SEO agency we are confident in.”

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“We've been working with Dan and Ben for about 7 months now, they are the masters in SEO, we are really starting to see results now. Thanks guys.”

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“Great experience with the crew here, Dan & Ben have gone above and beyond to assist in our online business growth. Great experience with an agency!”

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Common SEO Questions

What is an SEO agency and how can it benefit my business?

An SEO agency (Search Engine Optimisation) specialises in improving the visibility of websites on search engines such as Google, Bing, and Yahoo. 

By optimising your website's content, structure, and backlink profile, an SEO agency can help your business rank higher in search engine results pages (SERPs), driving more organic traffic to your site. This increased visibility can lead to higher brand awareness, customer engagement, and ultimately, more sales and revenue for your business.

How long does it typically take to see results from search agency services?

Generally, noticeable improvements in organic traffic and keyword rankings can be expected within 3-6 months – however it all depends on the current state of your website, the effectiveness of the implemented strategies, and how competitive your industry is. 

It’s important to remember that SEO is an ongoing process, and continuous optimisation efforts over time are necessary to maintain and improve your website's performance.

How much does it cost to hire a digital marketing agency?

The cost will depend on various factors – like the scope of the project, the specific services needed, and the level of expertise required. 

At Kia Ora Digital, we outline our pricing from the get-go so you have a clear idea of what to expect. To get an accurate estimate, it's best to discuss your specific needs and goals and request a custom quote.

What factors should I consider before hiring a digital marketing agency?

It’s important to consider an agency’s experience and expertise in your industry, their track record of success, the range of services they offer, and their communication style. 

Additionally, look for client testimonials and case studies to gauge their ability to deliver results. It's essential to choose an agency that aligns with your business goals and can provide the necessary support to achieve them.

What strategies do digital marketing agencies use to improve a business's online presence?

Digital marketing agencies employ various strategies to enhance a business's online presence, including:

  • Search engine optimisation (SEO)
  • Pay-per-click (PPC) advertising
  • Content strategy
  • Web design and development. 

By leveraging these strategies, agencies can help businesses increase their visibility, attract more customers, and drive sales.

How do digital marketing agencies measure the success of their campaigns?

Digital marketing agencies use various tools and metrics to measure the success of their campaigns. Key performance indicators (KPIs) such as website traffic, keyword rankings, conversion rates, click-through rates, and return on investment (ROI) are commonly used to evaluate campaign performance. 

Agencies typically provide regular reports and updates to clients, allowing them to track their progress and make data-driven decisions.

What is a search agency and how can it benefit my business?

A search agency is a type of digital marketing agency that focuses on improving a business's visibility in search engine results pages (SERPs). This can be achieved through SEO, PPC, or a combination of both. 

By increasing your business's visibility on search engines, a search agency can help drive more targeted traffic to your website, resulting in increased brand awareness, customer engagement, and ultimately, more sales and revenue.

Which is best: SEO or Paid Search (PPC)?

Deciding whether SEO and Paid Search (PPC) is better for your business will depend on your specific needs and objectives. 

SEO is a long-term strategy that focuses on improving organic search rankings through content optimisation, keyword research, and link-building efforts. This approach helps build credibility and trust with your audience, ensuring sustained growth and better ROI in the long run. 

On the other hand, PPC provides immediate visibility through paid ads, targeting specific keywords and demographics to drive quick results. This is particularly useful for short-term campaigns, product launches, or when you need to generate leads fast. 

Depending on your business goals, budget, and target audience, you may choose to focus on one approach or implement a combination of both to maximise your online presence. 

A well-balanced digital marketing strategy often includes both SEO and PPC, allowing businesses to reap the benefits of both short-term gains and long-term growth. By understanding the strengths and weaknesses of each method, you can make an informed decision on the best course of action for your business.

Can you guarantee an ROI for my search advertising?

No agency can guarantee a specific ROI for search advertising, as various factors can influence campaign performance, including industry competition, target audience behaviour, and algorithm changes. However, a reputable digital marketing agency will use data-driven strategies and continuous optimisation to maximise your return on investment. 

At Kia Ora Digital, we pride ourselves on being a robust option for businesses seeking a substantial return on investment (ROI) in their digital marketing efforts. Our team of dedicated professionals is committed to delivering customised solutions tailored to each client's unique needs and goals. By employing data-driven strategies and continuously optimising campaigns, we ensure that your marketing budget is utilised effectively, maximising your ROI. 

Our expertise spans various platforms and marketing channels, enabling us to create comprehensive and targeted campaigns that drive results. We are committed to transparent reporting and open communication, allowing clients to stay informed about their campaign performance and make data-driven decisions to further enhance their online presence. 

By choosing our agency, businesses gain a reliable partner dedicated to their success, working collaboratively to develop and implement strategies that yield measurable results and positive returns. Our proven track record and client-centric approach make our services a strong option for businesses looking to optimise their digital marketing efforts and achieve a significant ROI.

What should I consider when choosing an SEO agency for my business?

It's crucial to choose an agency that aligns with your business goals, understands your target audience, and can provide the necessary support to achieve success. 

Kia Ora Digital is a leading choice for businesses seeking comprehensive SEO management services, offering tailored strategies, transparent reporting, and dedicated support. Don't leave your online success to chance – contact us today and let our team help your business reach its full potential.

What is the role of keywords in SEO?

At Kia Ora Digital, we understand that keywords are the foundation of SEO. These are terms and phrases that your target audience uses in search engines.

Our team conducts thorough keyword research to identify these critical phrases. We then optimise your website's content around these keywords, aiming to improve your site's visibility in search results and attract more relevant traffic.

How does Kia Ora Digital ensure my brand remains consistent across all platforms?

Brand consistency is a key focus for us. We develop a comprehensive Content Strategy that encapsulates your brand's unique voice, tone, and message. This guides all our SEO efforts, ensuring that your brand remains consistent and recognisable across all platforms and touchpoints.

What is Google Analytics and how can it help my business?

Google Analytics is a powerful tool that tracks and reports website traffic. At Kia Ora Digital, we use this tool to gain deep insights into how users find and interact with your website. These insights enable us to optimise your website and tailor our marketing strategies to better meet your business goals and the needs of your audience.

Why is a mobile-friendly website crucial?

In the digital landscape of today, a mobile-friendly website isn't just an option – it's a must. At Kia Ora Digital, we recognise the growing reliance on mobile devices for internet access and ensure your website caters to this audience effectively. Here's why it's so important:

  • Increased Mobile Usage: These days, most people access the web via mobile devices. We help you tap into this massive audience by providing a seamless browsing experience across all devices.
  • Enhanced User Experience: We believe that a great user experience leads to higher engagement. A mobile-friendly design makes navigation easier, encouraging visitors to stay longer and interact more with your content.
  • Improved Conversion Rates: Mobile-friendly websites can boost conversions. According to Google, 61% of users are likely to leave if a site isn't mobile-friendly, and 67% are more likely to buy from a mobile-friendly website.
  • Positive SEO Impact: Google favours mobile-friendly websites in its search results. Our team leverages this by optimising your website for mobile, which can significantly enhance your visibility to potential customers. 

In essence, a mobile-friendly website isn't just about staying current with trends – it's about maximising your reach and conversion potential.

How often should I post content on my blog or social media channels?

The frequency of posting content should be determined by your unique business goals, available resources, and the need to maintain high-quality content. Regular posting can enhance SEO and keep your audience engaged, but quality should never be compromised for quantity. 

We work closely with you to develop a content schedule that aligns with these factors, ensuring your blog and social media channels are active and engaging.

How can Kia Ora Digital help me generate leads?

Our primary objective is to help your business generate qualified leads that can convert into loyal customers. We employ a multifaceted approach to lead generation, utilising various digital marketing strategies:

  • SEO: By optimising your website for search engines, we aim to increase your visibility to potential customers actively searching for products or services you offer.
  • Content Marketing: We create and distribute high-quality, relevant content designed to attract and engage your target audience. This not only positions your brand as an industry expert, but also encourages potential customers to interact with your brand.

Our goal is to create a holistic strategy that combines these tactics to generate high-quality leads for your business. By creating compelling touch points across all channels, we inspire your audience to provide their contact information or take another desired action, effectively turning prospects into leads.

How can Kia Ora Digital improve my website's user experience (UX)?

A positive user experience (UX) is key to a successful online presence. We focus on making your website easy to navigate, quick to load, and mobile-friendly. Additionally, we help create clear, compelling content that answers user queries and encourages interaction.

Our aim is to make your website not just visually appealing, but also user-friendly and valuable to visitors.

What are backlinks and why are they important for SEO?

Backlinks, or inbound links from other websites to yours, are a vital component of SEO. They're interpreted by search engines as votes of confidence in your content, which can significantly improve your ranking in search results. Here's why backlinks are so important:

  • Boosts Your Website's Authority: When reputable sites link to your web pages, it signals to search engines that your content is valuable and trustworthy. Studies show that the number of domains linking to a page correlates with higher rankings in Google.
  • Increases Website Visibility: Backlinks can enhance your website's visibility and presence in search engine results. The more high-quality backlinks you earn, the better your chances of ranking higher.
  • Referral Traffic: Backlinks can drive referral traffic to your website. Users who click on these links are typically interested in your content, leading to higher quality traffic. 

At Kia Ora Digital, we implement effective link-building strategies tailored to your business. By earning high-quality backlinks, we aim to increase your website's authority, improve its SEO, and enhance its visibility in search results.


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