Frequently Asked Search Engine Optimization Questions
- How long until 1st page results will be seen?
- Can I see examples of your work?
- Do you have references?
- Will it hurt my website?
- Do we work on Google Local Places/Maps or Organic Rankings or Pay Per Click?
- Why the 12 month contract?
- What happens after the 12 month contract?
- Can you just bill me and I send a check in the mail?
- Do the results last forever?
- How do I pay for the services?
- Do we offer PPC Adword campaigns?
- Where are you located?
- How many employees do you have?
- Do you use black hat seo tricks?
- So what will I receive with the money I spend?
- How do I select the best keywords?
- Can I pick any keywords I want?
- How many keywords do I need to choose?
- What if I need to make changes, modifications or redesign my website, can you help me with that?
- How much business am I going to get and what is my ROI going to be?
How long until 1st page results will be seen?
Currently it takes us anywhere from 30-120 days to potentially achieve first page rankings in Google. The time frame really depends on how competitive the keywords are that we are working on for your website.
Can I see examples of your work?
Yes, we provide several examples of other websites we have optimized during our demonstration. These websites are currently ranking very well and are making the business owners a lot of money as a result of our campaign.
Do you have references?
Yes, we have references that are available upon requests that we would be more than happy to provide. Please note that some of our clients don’t wish to be contacted or referenced for reasons which we respect.
Will it hurt my website?
We will never do anything that could hurt your website or get you banned. We only use ethical, white hat techniques which are much better for your long term success.
Do we work on Google Local Places/Maps or Organic Rankings or Pay Per Click?
We actually work on both your organic SEO and local maps/places rankings. In some cases you might be listed on both the places and organic listings as we are continually working on both.
Why the 12 month contract?
Sometimes we require 12 month contracts. We require 12 month contracts because once we get you on the first page of Google we must continue to work on your website or you will loose positioning quickly. By working on optimization and SEO marketing for at least 12 months we will position your website and business for long lasting results. We use many advanced optimization techniques that give our clients a large advantage over their competitors.
What happens after the 12 month contract?
After 12 months you can stop using our services. After the initial 12 months you will be on a month-to-month agreement which can be stopped at anytime.
Can you just bill me and I send a check in the mail?
Currently we only offer automatic billing using a debit card, credit card, checks by phone or bank account debit. We have found this works best for our business and is the only way we accept payments.
Do the results last forever?
The results last for as long as you keep working with us. As long as we are hired you will continue to see the 1st page search engine results because we are working on your account on a daily basis. As soon as you stop working with us then your ranking could start slowly fade away which will result in fewer phone calls, traffic, and ultimately sales.
How do I pay for the services?
We currently accept all types of credit cards, debit cards and bank drafts.
Do we offer PPC Adword campaigns?
No, we generally do NOT offer PPC campaigns at this time. Sometimes we do run campaigns as a compliment to our already successful inbound marketing campaigns. Geo-Targeted Pay Per Click is something we’ve seen success with as well and is worth mentioning.
Where are you located?
We are located in the heart of downtown San Diego. The address is 624 Broadway STE 304, San Diego, CA 92101
How many employees do you have?
Currently we have a 2 executives in our office, 2 Contractors with additional workers located in San Diego, throughout the US and UK. Our employees perform different tasks including on-page optimization, keyword research, link building, content creation, graphic design, image design, coding and programming.
Do you use ‘black hat’ SEO tricks?
No, we never use any type of black hat techniques. We want our clients to achieve long lasting results for years to come and it simply isn’t worth the risk to produce anything short of unique, quality content.
It’s kinda like asking if we ski out of bounds… Well, we could ski out of bounds and get into some dangerous zones but instead we just shred the in-bounds like it’s nobody’s business. It’s just as much fun and doesn’t require much hiking. 🙂
So what will I receive with the money I spend?
You will get professionals with many years of combined internet marketing experience working on your business website. You will also receive monthly reporting and analysis of your current marketing campaign. We take your marketing budget and invest it wisely for you so that you can see a continue return on that investment.
How do I select the best keywords?
We will advise you on the best keywords for your city and industry. We use several different keyword tools to determine which keyword phrases are receiving the most traffic. We will advise you on which keywords will be best, but the ultimate decision will be yours to choose which keywords you would like us to rank you for.
Can I pick any keywords I want?
Yes, you can pick any keywords you want in your city. For example we will get you ranked on the first page for “San Diego Lawyer”, but we wouldn’t allow you to choose the keyword “Lawyer” as that is a worldwide keyword which is highly competitive and most of the visitors will not be located anywhere close to you and would be a waste of time, money and resources for a local business. We usually work with small to medium sized businesses that operate on a local level. So using the city or state attached to your keywords is going to give you the best Geo-targeted results (We do offer keywords without cities/states attached for broader campaign goals, please give us a call for pricing).
How many keywords do I need to choose?
The number keywords you select is really dependent on your budget and the results you want to achieve. Ranking first page for more keywords will result in more traffic to your site and more customers to your door.
What if I need to make changes, modifications or redesign my website completely, can you help me with that?
Yes, we have a number of trusted web design partners we can refer you to that can make changes in a timely and efficient manner. Website redesigns and cosmetic changes to your website are not included in our packages (all changes we make are for optimization purposes only). We will also advise you on the changes that you should make in order to get the absolute best results from our marketing campaign.
How much business am I going to get and what is my ROI going to be?
We can not guarantee how much money you are going to make as there are far to many variables, and we do not own a time machine. However, all of our clients are very pleased with their investment in the long run and tend to invest even more in search marketing after seeing the return that can come from dominating the first page of Google for their industry.