SEO Japan a corner stone for any business looking to leverage their market position in Japan or even to break into the market here.
With our deep knowledge of search engine optimization, mixed staff including native Japanese personnel and solid knowledge of local customs and culture we are ideally placed to aid you and your business in achieving your goals for the Japanese market.
SEO Japan And The Internet
Japan is very much the land of high technology, it does however work very differently with the world wide web than many English speaking countries.
Whilst there are a huge number of people with multiple devices, many of which are mobile, they interact with data and websites differently.
The language barrier can be a massive challenge for many companies and businesses who have never worked on the ground in Japan before, subtleties and nuances are often missed by foreigners which can lead to massive misunderstanding. Even those with just a limited experience here can be challenged. That is why we have specialist staff that understand business, society and the culture here.
Only through understanding these things can the best results be achieved.
In terms of SEO Japan based companies and agencies have worked very differently. Many of the agencies and companies on the ground use what are by western standards incredibly outdated techniques. The only reason they have continued to produce results is due to the Google algorithm behaving slightly differently with Japanese sites, plus the fact that few people have grasped the importance and value of ethical SEO and the heart of quality digital marketing.
Things which R1SEO Japan operations excel with and have led us to produce amazing results for those we work with.
Check the testimonials to see for yourself.
Expanding Or Newly Entering The Local Market?
Whether you are established and seeking help expanding your internet presence and visibility in Japan, or completely new to it and looking to add the country to the portfolio of countries your business deals in and with we can help you through designing and implementing a high quality and effective SEO campaign and strategy which will propel your business forward.
Which Part Of Japan Suits Your Business Best?
When establishing in Japan many businesses tend to go straight to Tokyo and do their best to build there.
It is the capital after all and the largest population center in the country with around 30 million living in the greater Tokyo area.
Though Tokyo is sometimes the less ideal place to locate.
How is this important? Because a Japanese address can bring a greater flow of new business to you. Moreover deciding on a single location to promote your business, even if you decide against having a physical location, can provide opportunity for developing a stronger business foundation, or foot in the door, from which to leverage growth and expand your operations within Japan.
Whilst sometimes less than ideal as a location, the prestige value of being located in certain parts of Tokyo can be immense. Much of Japanese culture is based on status and certain locations as always offer greater status than others. As a fashion or cosmetics brand a location in Ginza can be hugely worthwhile, it sets your brand out as having great prestige and creates high end appeal. Though whilst things like this can be good there is much to consider.
Osaka is the second most populous place in Japan during the day with hundreds of thousands flocking in from surrounding locations due to the companies. Osaka is a key business center in Japan and with regular international flights via Kansai international airport can be a very good location due to its central location, good access to the whole of Japan yet offers far greater value in terms of real estate and cost of living.
A short distance from Osaka is Kobe which is a major center for the pharmaceutical industry in Japan as well as scientific R&D in general. This coastal city is famous throughout Japan and in addition to being key for certain industries is a major tourist attraction due to its history with foreigners.
Located in the northern part of Kyushu is Fukuoka which is fast becoming a major tech hub for Japan. Since the early 2000’s Fukuoka has seen dramatic growth and many new software and web based companies have sprung up there leading to it becoming a kind of Silicon valley, San Diego or even Seattle for Japan. Fukuoka is a very good place to be if you wish to be servicing technology based industries in Japan, whilst real estate prices used to be cheap they have gone up steeply due to the growth and expansion of the city, as well as due to the increasing fortunes being gained there.
Hokkaido has been expanding in terms of its tourism base for many years, especially in terms of its lure with winter sports enthusiasts. Hokkaido is said to have some of the best skiing and snowboarding in the world and alongside the growing number of foreigners that are drawn to the northern islands slopes there is a huge number of Japanese people who are drawn there too. Plus there is growing expansion in the cities of Sapporo and Hakodate which can bring fortune to those interested in doing business there.
How Location, SEO And Digital Marketing Flow Together
Location plays an important part of any business.
Of course this depends on a number of things, if your business is completely virtual like itunes then you can be location independent, though if you have physical products or are offering services a location of some kind will be necessary.
With it comes an opportunity for marketing. Through building up strong recognition in the area, be that narrow or wide, you can develop expansion in a great way, something which digital marketing and SEO from R1SEO can help you with in a massive way. Our specialist SEO Japan services leverage business both foreign and domestic within the land of the rising sun in a big way.
Japan is a country with a population of 127 million and a nominal GDP per capita of $38,412 (2017), yet whilst this figure may well be lower than various countries including the USA a significant point is that cost of living is generally lower in Japan and people tend to spend more than in various other countries. Japan has a very healthy growing economy and is a great place to do business providing you can gain the right support for your operations in country.
A major element of that support when you are leveraging for success is the provisioning of high quality ethical digital marketing.
Taking action to help you achieve growth and expansion is easy, it is within your grasp. We can help you.
That is where the Japan SEO service from R1SEO is incredibly well placed to aid your growth.