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SEO Gold Coast

Let’s help you outrank your competitors with our Gold Coast SEO Services. Moving your website higher and faster than your competitors in SERPs.
Clutch top 1000 digital marketing agency award for Digital Nomads HQ 2023

Winner of Clutch Global 1000

Honoured to be a multi-award winning SEO agency, establishing us as a thought leader within our industry.

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150+ Real Results

📈 39.1% increase in organic traffic in 6 months - National Franchise 🚀 x21 Targeted Keywords Now In Top #3 Position - Construction Company 👍 77% Increase In New Users by Organic Traffic - National Fitness Company 🌟 19% increase in organic traffic in 6 months | NDIS Company 🙌 24 Keywords in top 10 position | International SEO Campaign 🏆 "Digital Nomads truly stands out as a world-class agency" - CMO of Global eCommerce 📈 39.1% increase in organic traffic in 6 months - National Franchise 🚀 x21 Targeted Keywords Now In Top #3 Position - Construction Company 👍 77% Increase In New Users by Organic Traffic - National Fitness Company 🌟 "Brilliant Services, Highly Professional." - Healthcare Organisation 🙌 "Digital Nomads HQ has helped us grow incredibly fast!" - Local Small Business 🏆 "Digital Nomads truly stands out as a world-class agency" - CMO of Global eCommerce

Proudly Awarded over 100+ SEO Awards

Gold Coast's leading

An agency with proven results…

Our incredible SEO team has established Digital Nomads HQ as one of the most awarded SEO agencies in Australia! We’ll ensure your next SEO campaign is a successful one!

Our team have worked hard to deliver campaigns that aren’t just successful… but are industry award-worthy! These are not small accolades, especially when you are competing against agencies across the globe – achieving such incredible recognition displays the excellence of our in-house team!

Clutch top 1000 digital marketing agency award for Digital Nomads HQ 2023

Global 1000 Digital Marketing Agencies by

Positioning #260 in the Global 1000 by Clutch, from over 262,000 agencies globally.

Global Search Awards Finalist 2024

Best APAC SEO Campaign & Best SEO Campaign in Health & Medical Industry.

Top SEO Company 2024

Top SEO Company 2024 by

Awarded Top SEO Company in 2024 (Globally)

Top SEO, Web Design & WordPress Agency in Australia 2023

Awarded for SEO, Web Design & WordPress Development in Australia by TechBehemoths.

Top Local SEO Company 2024

Top Local SEO Company 2024 by

Awarded Top Local SEO Company in 2024 (Globally)

Global Spring 2024 & Fall 2023 Award Winner

Honoured for being among the top 10% in high client satisfaction in both 2023 & 2024.

SEO services to establish, build
or grow your organic traffic...

We have a team of dedicated SEO specialists… not just marketing generalists! 

What does this mean?

It means we have a team of individual SEO specialists who are experts in technical SEO, on-page optimisation and link-building strategies for our client’s campaigns!

So, whether you’re looking to commence your first SEO campaign, or you are not seeing the results from your existing SEO agency…we can help!

Our team will work with you, aligning with your business objectives and getting you the results you are looking for!

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SEO that increases traffic, builds awareness and generates leads...

130+ Customer Reviews

Rated 4.9/5 stars on (49 reviews)

Rated 5 stars on Google (52 reviews)

Rated 5 stars on Sortlist (12 reviews)

Rated 4.4 TrustScore on Trustpilot (12 reviews)

Award-Winning Agency

We aren't just an award-winning agency... We are a multi-national and international SEO award winning agency!

Global 1000 Award Winning Agency by

Global Search Award 2024 Finalists

Australia SEO Agency Winner 2023 by Techbehemoths


In-House Industry Experts

Digital Nomads HQ is proud to deliver its complete SEO campaign and services by our in-house team of experts!

This means, no sub-contracting & no white label SEO...  This allows us to guarantee incredible quality across our deliverables and in your SEO campaign results!

The 3 pillars to a success SEO Strategy

Let’s break down how we get you there! Many agencies and freelancers hide behind the methods and implementation required to achieve your SEO results. At Digital Nomads HQ, we believe in complete transparency—no smoke and mirrors. Here’s a step-by-step  on how we do it:


Relevant Content

Relevant information that speaks to the user’s intent is a must! By understanding the user’s search and the information they are looking for, we can answer their question by creating content that is relevant and valuable to the user.


Website Authority

Major search engines leverage the importance of external websites linking back to your content for credibility. Another way of looking at this is that you can say, “You’re the best plumber on the Gold Coast,” but it’s far more credible if someone else says it. Having credible sources do exactly this helps boost your authority and ultimately your search engine rankings.


User Experience

Lastly, a fast, easy-to-navigate experience ties everything together. Google measures this with their Core Web Vital metrics, ensuring content is legible and visible to the user. With an award-winning web design team in-house, we can ensure this gets implemented in your SEO campaign.

Trusted Gold Coast SEO Specialists

Search engine optimisation is all about investing in your business… and it results in increased digital credibility and long-term results.

With Google searches continuing to increase year in and year out and new ways of searching being implemented across search engines (AI and SGE), having a strong web presence has never been more important.

Scope Meeting & SEO Audit

Every SEO campaign we implement always starts the same way….by understanding your Gold Coast business… your goals and the objectives you have from your SEO campaign. 

By having a detailed scoping meeting, helps us better align our SEO strategy to suit the needs you have as a business, ultimately getting you a better result in the end.

From this scoping call, our team will thoroughly analyse your website (SEO Audit) – this involves assessing your on-page copy, any existing backlink profile & often the technical SEO or “corrective work” that may be required in your campaign.

By manually completing this prior to onboarding we can gauge the requirements and resources your SEO campaign needs to include to ensure we tackle everything your website requires… consider it “creating a baseline”.

Keyword Research & Competitive Analysis

With scoping and SEO audits complete, we can transition into your SEO keyword planner for the campaign.

This process outlines the primary keywords to which we will be targeting within your monthly SEO campaign. The keywords that are outlined will also be implemented into our SEO tracking dashboard (which you also get access to). 

Along with this keyword planning, we always undergo a competitive analysis!

This is to ensure we haven’t missed opportunities that your “key” competitors may be capitalising on that you aren’t… We don’t want you to miss out!

SEO Campaign Implementation

We LOVE to move fast… often we are in your campaign implementation within 1-2 weeks!

Now our SEO team combines the findings from your “baseline” audit, any corrective measures needing to be addressed, your primary keywords and competitive opportunities. 

All this gets combined into a structured SEO roadmap for your campaign… the SEO team will then work on any “critical” tasks first, as these often cause dramatic (by good) effects on your rankings (which can result in some great “quick wins”).

Ongoing SEO Campaign

With the primary Technical SEO fixes corrected and the “quick wins” obtained, your campaign will transition into a proactive SEO campaign.

Working on strategic content, our team will write “expert” content with depth…to not just rank… but outrank your competitors. 

Defining topic pillars and cornerstone content on your website, increasing your topical relevancy within your industry… along with this, increasing your business authority by building on your backlink profile!

This is how your SEO campaign becomes a successful one…

No more AI content (sorry ChatGPT)… With content being generated by everyone and everything, search engines have become saturated with content.

Digital Nomads HQ has a Gold Coast SEO team specialising in tailoring unique, high-quality content and speaking to the questions your customers are searching for.

Using Google’s recently updated framework of E-E-A-T (Experience, Expertise, Authoritativeness, and Trust) makes sure all content, whether blogs, articles, or guides, is delivered to a high standard, giving it every opportunity to capture all relevant keywords.

Smart Gold Coast businesses’ that are looking to increase their SEO standings should choose Digital Nomads HQ – With an expert Gold Coast SEO team dedicated to helping Gold Coast businesses, we know what it takes to rank for the keywords that will make the difference.

Digital Nomads HQ believes in complete transparency, breaking down your investment month by month. Your dedicated Gold Coast SEO expert will ensure you’re not left in the dark, with comprehensive reporting on implementation, key word performance, and goals for the following month. You’ll have access to our live reporting dashboard from the start.

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Trusted by local

When you choose to Digital Nomads HQ as your digital marketing agency, you gain access to a collective group of specialists who have collaborated and delivered results for some of Australia’s largest brands.

Our SEO Services

We move fast, and this correlates to your campaign results. There’s a lot involved in SEO, from competitive analysis to technical and strategy – but that’s why we are here! This is what is involved in your campaign:

On-Page SEO

Through extensive keyword research, our Gold Coast SEO specialists write “expert” content to not only increase your online visibility in the Google search results but also to directly address your ideal customer’s search queries. This strategic approach will help engage with your target audience, ensuring you stand out as the ultimate choice.

Off-Page SEO

Our full-suite SEO services also includes off-page authority building (backlink building). By acquiring high-quality, niche-relevant backlinks from reputable websites, this will increase your website’s authority… and ultimately increase your rankings in SERPs.

Technical SEO

With dedicated technical Gold Coast SEO specialists in-house, we cover it all. Working through site structure, page speed, schema markup and structured data through to robot.txt files, we can ensure a strong foundation is established to build your content upon.

Citations Building

By increasing local directory listings and niche-relevant links across to your website and Google My Business, we give search engines stronger signals of your location and industry target – this increases your Map Pack position in Google’s local listings… increases your website traffic and calls to your business.

Local SEO

With 46% of Google searches being local business search, it’s essential that we optimise your Google my business listing towards your Gold Coast customers. Gaining vital Market share in Googles map pack, increase calls and click-throughs onto your website.

Content Creation

The term “Content is king, or Content is queen” has become one of the most common phrases in the SEO today. Our Gold Coast team includes a skillset in both copywriting and content development. By using link insertions, copywriting and topic research – we’ll ensure your content is ranking for all related keywords. and optimise content across your site – this may include blogs, new pages or updates to existing.

Be our next Gold Coast

Ready to join the ranks of thriving businesses dominating the SERPs on the Gold Coast? Become our next SEO success story and witness the growth in your online presence and business today.

6 Month SEO Campaign

3 Month SEO Campaign

6 Month SEO Campaign

Real reviews,

Digital Nomads HQ is proud to have been awarded “Top 1000 Digital Marketing Agency” by Clutch. We’ve also won several awards by industry giant, Tech Behemoths. 

Read our 5 Star reviews and see what our clients say about us!


Tanya D.
Tullula, Owner
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The most impressive thing about DNHQ is the way they work as a team to achieve the goals of a client.
Janelle R.
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Digital Nomads truly stand out as a world-class agency. Their knowledge, creativity, adaptability, and innovative solutions have made them my go agency for 5 years now
Lilian B.
Derma Cosmetica
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This team was the team I am looking for! They care, they are honest and they will go above and beyond to support your business.
Karen P.
Sapphire Support
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Thanks to their digital marketing efforts, we’re seeing more leads coming in from Facebook, and our business is growing.
Dakota J.
Club Pilates
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The team at Digital Nomads are great to work with. Jacob who is handling our SEO and Todd who is handling our Facebook Ads are very hands on and offer great guidance during our meetings
Jodi S.
One Plus Books
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Digital Nomads HQ have an amazing team! They took the time to get to know me and my business, and advised me on a beautiful web design that exceeded my expectations! Highly recommend their services!
Sammi M.
Water Attack Pressure Washing
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DNHQ have been an absolutely amazing group to deal with. We have used them for multiple years now and they have built our website from ground up and we get compliments on it daily. Would 100% recommend to anyone looking...
Grant S.
Buderim Driving School
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This is the second website that the Digital Nomads HQ team has created for me (because the first one for a different business was so good) and the outcome again was so much more than I could have envisaged myself...
Charlie B.
The Flower Crew
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'I've tried other marketing companies in the past, but when I first spoke to the team at Digital Nomads, I felt comfortable. They've achieved such great results in such a short time, and I look forward to continuing working with them...

130+ 5 Star Reviews across Google, Facebook & Clutch

Why choose us?

While there are many digital marketing agencies across Australia and many of them promise the same results, there are some key differences to Digital Nomads HQ and why so many businesses choose us:



We believe in building lasting partnerships with our clients, understanding their needs and collaborating closely to achieve SEO success. Your goals are our goals, and we’re committed to fostering a strong, trusting relationship every step of the way.



We adhere to the highest ethical standards, ensuring that every interaction is guided by integrity. With our digital marketing services, you can trust that we will operate with your best interests and goals at heart.



We strive for nothing less than excellence in everything we do. From our meticulous attention to detail to our relentless pursuit of innovation, we’re dedicated to surpassing expectations and delivering outstanding results.
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Managing Directors Benjamin Paine & Jodi Theisen in the Agency
Ashley Paine, SEO Account manager working on client accounts
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SEO Team members sitting in the Digital Nomads HQ Head Office
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Managing Director Ben speaking with Ash & Faith in the office

"Our company culture is built upon the pillars of hard work, quality relationships and a playful sense of humour" - Jodi Theisen

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A local team recognised

We aren’t just an agency, we are a team! A team of incredible individuals who continue demonstrating their combined expertise across our client’s businesses, achieving national recognition.
Clutch Global 1000 digital agency award awarded to Digital Nomads HQ 2023

Clutch Global 1000

Proudly awarded #260 out of 262,000 digital marketing agencies worldwide in 2023

TechBehemoth Leaders 2023

Winner in Web Design, SEO & WordPress Development in Australia

Our expertise is frequently cited by industry leaders

Get the answers you are looking for about Digital Nomads HQ

SEO stands for Search Engine Optimisation and is the process of optimising a website to rank higher in search engine results pages (SERPs). SEO involves the use of various techniques such as keyword research, on-page optimisation, link building, and more, to improve a website’s visibility in search engine results. The goal of SEO is to increase the number of visitors to a website by achieving higher rankings in SERPs. By optimising a website for search engines, businesses can gain more exposure for their products or services and generate more leads or sales.

Want to learn more?

Listen to Benjamin Paine and Annabelle Cochrane explain the ins and outs of SEO.

Alternatively, read our comprehensive guide on “What is SEO


SEO plays a pivotal role for businesses as it enhances visibility in search engine results, driving organic traffic and fostering higher conversions. By focusing on local SEO, companies can ensure their presence is prominent among Gold Coast businesses, targeting potential customers actively seeking their offerings.

Through best practice SEO strategies such as keyword research, content optimisation, and link building, businesses bolster their credibility, earning trust among their target audience and elevating their standing in search engine rankings.

Search engines take into account several factors and signals – and these change all the time.

Overall, search engines monitor the words of your query, the relevance of your content, the usability of the website as a whole and the credibility of your referring links. Each of these factors has a different weight in the ranking system and these change from time to time. This is why investing in a specialist team that is completely engulfed in the current SEO trends and ranking metrics pays off.

Unlike Google ads, Facebook ads and web development, SEO is an ongoing process of optimisation and tweaks – due to the ever-changing ranking metrics and factors that search engines place an emphasis on.

Organic search results appear naturally in the SERPs due to their relevance to the user’s query. Whereas, paid search results appear after a company has paid to have its website advertised. These ads appear at both the top and bottom of the SERPs and are typically labelled as ‘sponsored’. Unlike organic, paid search is a strategy where businesses bid and spend money to show up for a particular query.

Backlinks are referring links from websites to yours. They are a key factor in SEO as they serve as a signal to search engines that your website is a credible source of information and relevant to the subject matter that you are trying to rank for.

Additionally, backlinks can also help increase referral traffic from other websites, making it an invaluable tactic for improving your online visibility and reach.

For more insight on what are backlinks and why your SEO campaign needs them… read our “What are backlinks” guide.

Why should I invest in Search Engine Optimisation?

Daily, we’re asked, “Why SEO…?”

While SEO doesn’t yield instant leads like ads, its long-term returns are invaluable. Tailored local SEO strategies by award-winning SEO agencies to drive search engine rankings, increase online visibility and generate organic search traffic for sustained results.

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