Local SEO Services for Small Business.
Local Search Engine Optimization for small businesses is very different than optimizing for national advertisers. Our SEO Service is specifically designed to help small, local business owners and our packages are priced accordingly.
What is the cost of our Local SEO Service?
We have 3 options for our Local SEO Service:
- $399 for One Block of SEO work per month.
- $699 for Two Blocks per month.
- $999 for Four Blocks per month.
For more information on what a Block is, and the work we do in each Block, please visit our SEO Process page.
What about Contracts?
There is no long-term contract for our Local SEO Services. You may cancel our service at anytime, or you can upgrade or down-grade from one monthly plan to another whenever you would like. You also get to keep all the work that was implemented. In exchange for your monthly fees, we agree to provide our expert skills to apply Google approved tactics and strategies to help you get more listings on page one of search engines.
What can I expect? How long will the Local SEO take?
We hope you will start seeing results after only the first few Blocks, however, we ask that you understand that you may not see results for 3 to 6 months depending on which plan you choose. Our goal to make this program profitable for you as quickly as possible. Your results are completely dependent on factors that are beyond our control – such as the number of competitors in your area, their level of SEO efforts and any and all changes that Google makes that affect rankings.
Bottom line: The more you spend, the more work we do, the faster you get to page one.
There are specific tasks that need to be completed to optimize web pages for local searches, so if you want to be on page one fast, or you’re in a very competitive environment, consider the $999 package. The first 12 Blocks of work can be completed in 3 months with the $999 plan. However, if you’re not sure which plan is right for your website, please call us for more information and a quick assessment of your current SEO.
Just so we’re all very clear, SEO is not a guaranteed science. Our program is simply an agreement to provide work for your company’s website. Google changes their search engine ranking algorithms frequently, and those changes are trade secrets of Google. We will change our tactics as Google changes their algorithm, but we cannot predict the future of SEO or your future rankings on any search engine. As a certified third-party supplier of Google services, Google prohibits us from guaranteeing any results. (Beware – If someone else is guaranteeing their Local SEO results, you may not be talking to an official Google third-party provider.)
See our List of Local SEO Ranking Factors.
See our List of National SEO Ranking Factors.
What are the Benefits of this Local SEO Service?
- Obviously, get more business from Google.
- SEO by experienced, professional internet marketers.
- We follow Google’s guidelines, so you will not be blacklisted by Google in the future.
- This package is designed for local businesses with WordPress websites – so we can be as efficient as possible and keep our prices as low as possible. If you don’t have a WordPress website, please call us to make sure we can work with your platform. Certain platforms like Wix and Squarespace can be difficult to optimize.
How can you do that level of SEO work for only $999 per month?
Because our SEO agency only does SEO and AdWords work, we don’t have the huge overhead of web design staff like other agencies have. We’re not paying for copywriters, graphic artists, web programmers and branding consultants. We have Local SEO down to a science (see our Block SEO Process) and have been able to streamline and focus the SEO activities to only the most effective tactics first.
Because our team is so experienced with WordPress, they don’t need to spend time training on other website platforms and programming languages.
What to expect.
Blocks 1 thru 4 – Depending on what work has been done already, the first four Blocks include set-up work and basic optimization. It’s the foundation work that should start to show some initial progress and start to increase traffic.
Blocks 5 thru 8 – The keywords start to expand and Google is starting to see new citations. Usually, this is when the traffic really starts to pick-up.
Blocks 9 thru 12 – Making sure there are no Google penalties, we begin to see the targeted keywords climb from the bottom of page one. Traffic continues to increase.
Ongoing Optimization – Now we focus on getting more traffic from your listings. By editing meta copy and tweaking the keyword strategy, we continually increase your organic traffic.
Basically, citations are your businesses information – like phone number, address, email and other business information on other websites. By creating and constantly updating citations, Google gets consistent confirmation that you are a real business and you keep current with your internet information. All things being equal, a company with good citations will tend to out-rank all the competitors.
These websites also appear on page one of Google, so by being on these citation websites, you also increase
The citation websites that we work with are all recognized by Google as quality websites and the back-links from these websites will help improve your search engine results. Google loves businesses with numerous high-quality citations. Only a popular business would have their information on so many websites.
Reviews are becoming more and more important – especially for the Google Map Pins. A company with one 3-star review will never out-rank a company with 20 reviews averaging 4.3 stars. This is a long-term strategy that takes time to develop. Our Review Management service will help you get the reviews you need by providing you with some tools, but you will be the one that needs to interact with your customers to get them to review your company. Please note that the Review Management Service is not included with the Local SEO Block Packages. It is an extra $100 per month regardless of your monthly SEO plan.
In a nutshell, good, frequent online reviews tell Google that your business is worth putting on page one.
Why Tags and Permalinks?
Your websites tags are what Google uses to determine what keywords your website will rank for. If all the stars are aligned, Google knows exactly what each of your web pages and blog posts are about. Comparing a web page to a hard-back book, each page has a title, a description of the page, headlines, call outs, images and other indicators. If all these “tags” say the same thing, the Google doesn’t have to work very hard to figure out what you’re web pages are about.
Google loves it when you make it easy for them.
Bringing it all together:
At a high level, the strategy is fairly simple…
- Optimized tags and other onsite elements make it easy for Google to know what you do.
- Reviews tell Google you’re the best in the area.
- Citations confirm to Google that your are very active in your geographic area.
Sound good? Then take the next step: