The Best SEO Specialist in the Philippines

by Jason Acidre on March 10, 2011 · 27 comments · Search


No, that’s certainly not me. There are way more talented people in this country and I’m just someone who’s very enthusiastic when it comes to formulating SEO strategies. However, there are a few that I have met over the web, which I can really say who deserve to be a candidate for this prestigious title, such as:

I’m sure that there are also others out there that I haven’t met yet, but these guys, they definitely have the edge – make that double.

But anyways, the actual purpose of this post:

  • Perhaps to have that long tail keyword under my belt – no one’s really searching for it, but just in case someone gets curious (evil laugh).
  • To serve as a support page for my search engine optimization services page, which I have plans of playing around with (local search).
  • A quick update on what I’ve done as well as to what happened recently to me, this blog and possibly more facts about me.
  • Bonus: SEO Ranking Tutorial – from Google (just scroll down to skip the boring part). A great recap for beginners, intermediate, advanced and gurus on how really things work in SEO.

Quick Update

1.       I recently crashed my blog’s database because of the WP-optimize plugin, great job Godaddy! (I’m being sarcastic). After fixing the php permission on the host’s side, I’ve reinstalled wordpress and started from scratch, technically, where I had to get my old posts/pages through Google and Bing’s cached version (yes, no backups on my hardware – long story).

2.       New clients poured in last month, one reason why it took me so long to fix this blog. These past few weeks were extremely hectic.

3.       Launched a new playground – Gear Up Manila – where I will be testing new experiments on local search, natural link acquisition techniques and social media. And of course, to give back to the community.

4.       I was working on a new post about optimizing eCommerce sites a few hours ago, but I got exhausted, so I took a break and watched Kick-Ass and Animal Kingdom. Nevertheless, I’ll try to finish that entry later today.

Random Kaiser

I don’t really enjoy writing about myself, given that I write about what I do more often than not. Why Kaiserthesage? “Kaiser”, which means emperor in Austria, was my first ever codename in Counterstrike (I played the game professionally from 2002-2008). I got the name from the game Breath of Fire, which was a dragon transformation of the Playstation game’s protagonist – Ryu.

The codename was so sticky that everyone started calling me by that name instead of my real name. Even my fiancé calls me by that name.

How about “the sage”? If you’ve already read my about page, there’s a section there where I’ve mentioned that there’s one word, a force, that changed my entire perspectives in life. About 7 months ago, someone emailed me and asked what was that “one word”. And I only replied – “Sageliness”. Yes, I follow Lao Tzu’s teachings (Taoism), since the day my philosophy professor assigned that topic as my report. I absorbed, digested, internalized and practiced that one compelling fraction of Taoism.

Image Credit: Paulofranq

Bonus Round

Whether you are a beginner, intermediate, advanced or guru-level, you should watch it! Let Google’s core principles in ranking pages be your SEO campaign and strategies’ driving force.  Almost Everything that you need to know about search engine optimization is in there, so dig in.


I may not be the best SEO in the Philippines, but I live in a great country (Philippines) and I have the best profession there is in the world (SEO) – having both “root keywords” embedded in me is simply being the best in this side of my universe.

Jason Acidre

Jason Acidre is Co-Founder and CEO of Xight Interactive, marketing consultant for Affilorama and Traffic Travis, and also the sole author of this SEO blog. You can follow him on Twitter @jasonacidre and on Google+.

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lawmacs March 12, 2011 at 2:22 pm

Thanks for sharing this list and a little insight about yourself.

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Kaiserthesage March 18, 2011 at 1:20 am

Yeah, I realized it’s about time to share something about myself :) And also to make this post longer.

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Felicia @ No Deposit Poker March 16, 2011 at 10:00 pm

Hi Jason,
Now I kind of see why there was a time your site was down.. or something like that. Was that because of the WP optimize plugin? By the way, it’s great that you have a backup on your blog posts, but it’s sad that the previous comments are gone..Thanks for sharing about what you think are the best in SEO in the Philippines and some things about yourself. The name Kaiser does suit you :)

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Kaiserthesage March 18, 2011 at 1:19 am

Felicia,

At that time, while fixing my blog, It felt really bad knowing that I’ll be losing all the comments :( Godaddy is a pain, a lot of wordpress plugins aren’t compatible with their hosting service. Anyway, thanks for reading this “filler” entry :)

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Felicia @ No Deposit Poker March 23, 2011 at 9:21 pm

That’s too bad..Even most of the comments are helpful in your posts. Anyways, I’m glad everything’s okay now. I’ll still visit your site every now and then. Been learning great stuff here I never get to learn about elsewhere. Thanks!

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Stuart@The Best SEO in the UK March 17, 2011 at 7:04 am

Hi Jason – I was wondering where you vanished too! Noticed the site was down for ages just after taking part in your “SEO strategies” experiment on Google! …Ok yea so thought I’d be cheeky and see if you let me slip my real name in there for a bit of link love as you said would get that for the test! lol ;-) I already have Google no.1 for ‘The Best SEO Specialist in the UK’ and page 1 for ‘the greatest seo’, but ‘The Best SEO in the UK’ would be sweet! :-) …Let’s call it an experiment!

A great post here to come back on though, the Google vid/guide is a great resource :-) real shame to hear what happened to the blog, I was really enjoying reading your posts before that happened, great though that your blog’s now back up and running and Gear Up Manila looks interesting I’ll keep my eye on that too :-) also nice to hear some personal info on the face behind the great blog!

How’s the ranking now after time down? I notice ‘SEO strategies’ is number 11 on Google.com, it obviously hasn’t hurt the site too much in performance? I take it due to the downtime you didn’t accumulate the results from the experiment?

Anyways it’s great to have you back, Cheers,

Stuart @ SEOChester.

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Kaiserthesage March 18, 2011 at 1:15 am

Stuart,

Nice! Well, this experiment was sort of successful haha. This post is currently:

#1 – best seo in the philippines
#2 – best seo specialist in the philippines

Regarding my previous experiment, I’m planning to start with it all over again, since I wasn’t able to see the results after that unfortunate event.

About this blog’s rankings, it’s still doing great (after being down for an entire week from feb 17 – 25), though I wasn’t able to retrieve my other posts (I intended not to – old clickbank product reviews that are already ranking on the top and 2nd page, since I’m not really getting any sales/commissions from them).

Thanks for for leaving a thoughtful comment Stuart :)

- Jason

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Stuart@The Best SEO in the UK March 18, 2011 at 10:58 am

All good news Jason, please keep me informed of any further experiments I could help out with :-)

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Johanna @ GIJoh.com March 20, 2011 at 12:44 am

Hi Jason,
So sad to hear about your dilemma that caused your blog to crash and the fact that you lost previous comments from your readers.
Your quick updates tell me you sure are one busy person!
Thanks for sharing with us about yourself especially on how the name Kaiser got stuck on you..and looking forward to learning more SEO from you :)

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Treadmill Traci June 6, 2011 at 10:48 am

Haha tell us a little bit about what kaiser the sage means and your job at SEO-Hacker. You live in the phillipines? Very Cool. Oh and you should go with BlueHost for now on. Way better than GoDaddy. Haha!

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Roth@Franchise Philippines June 17, 2011 at 9:08 am

Oh! I know Benj Arriola. I throw him a few question everytime through Facebook. Really approachable guy. :)

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SEO Philippines July 21, 2011 at 8:22 pm

Great help you provided when you put names on this list but we have to let you know that a lot ot us are jealous about this.. :) hehe

and congratulations on this post. It brought you on 1st page of Google for the search term “SEO in the Philippines” hahaha

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SEO Blog Philippines July 27, 2011 at 5:24 pm

Oh. this is great. I am new to the SEO industry. i just had an on-the-job-training focused in it and I got interested. It’s nice to know these SEO personalities. Do they give training or conferences?

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toni August 2, 2011 at 4:19 am

cool!!! very helpful.. i’ve learned a lot thanks

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Noel Addison@Web Development Ventura August 10, 2011 at 1:02 am

Great! Benj step-daughter is my classmate in elementary. Hope to meet them in person and teach me more SEO techniques! :)

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jay@ seo specialist September 7, 2011 at 9:41 am

Nice blog. Sad to learn though that you’ve experience some misfortunes about your blog database crashing down. It probably had given you reason to keep a good back up in the future. Your blog shows realities for how bloggers gets their name as well as information for aspiring seo specialist. Thanks for this blog.

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macky September 24, 2011 at 5:05 am

A adventurer personality like me. I was really inspired by you that my fellow Filipino became a well known figure in the SEO industry. I salute you my Kababayan!

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Sean@SEO Philippines December 3, 2011 at 1:20 am

Bro I just featured you here: http://seo-hacker.com/seo-philippines/
Hope you’re enjoying building up your new company! All the best to you and your team!

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Cesar Noel Q. December 6, 2011 at 1:03 am

Nice list. Benj Arrioja deserves to be in this list

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techjamblog May 16, 2012 at 5:03 am

I agree, Benj Arriola is one of the most recognized SEO here in the Philippines.

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Geromme Talampas November 22, 2012 at 7:05 pm

Benj Arriola is the Philippines Best SEO. He shares a LOT. What he brings to the industry is amazing and I consider him as one of my mentor.

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Alan Mero August 20, 2013 at 1:51 pm

I too would have to agree on Benj Arriola. He really knows his stuff when it comes to SEO.

BTW, I had never seen that video before. Even two years later there are some relevant, helpful items that I learned.

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Ferdinand Tan December 3, 2013 at 2:41 am

Two thumbs up to all the great SEO gurus in the Philippines. You are an inspiration to our fellow SEO practitioners.

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Justin Merced December 18, 2013 at 8:36 pm

Hi I am looking for some web developers and SEO consultants from the Philippines!! Email me at justin.delamerced@gmail.com

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jmukherjee December 29, 2013 at 7:13 pm

Awesome post, Though am in Indian always in awe of all the Filipino SEO specialist. Though i am totally a noob in SEO, i just wanted ask a question regarding seo JASON – here it GOES –
In India we have a lot of local high traffic events that are sort of seasonal traffic like for eg. we have an exam like JEE Exam which always has traffic in millions in the months of JUne and July, then What usually they do is around 1-2 months before the an partial EMD and spam the hell out of it and by aggressive backlinking (manually) rank it and in that day earn around a few thousand dollars atleast if it somehow get to the top 3 of page 1. Now i ahve tried it twice and FAILED miserably. I dont have the budget to buy software to automate the tasks but i know the top ranker also havent used automation too. So i just wanted your suggestion, how to go about to rank on such an event ?? Your help is seriously needed!

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William February 28, 2014 at 2:52 am

Wow. Almost everyone in your list is done doing SEO. At least, that’s what I think. That leaves you the best now… Cool. It’s nice to know that there are fellow Filipino SEO specialists in the country.

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Jayson Guevarra March 28, 2014 at 6:48 am

I am aiming to get the top spot in the search for the best SEO expert in the Philippines. But other people have already populated the first page as I can see..! And yes, I am intrigued, too, because I played Breath of Fire, I played Counterstrike.. was it that long time ago already..? In any case, I also find myself being busy taking care of the clients’ needs for organic search ranking, more than I ever needed it for my own profile.. because at the end of the day, the clientele will only be interested with what you do for them, and what you may have done for yourself will just be a bonus. ;)

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