Frequently Asked Questions
The Most Popular SEO Questions Now Have An Answer
What is Search Engine Optimization?
Search Engine Optimization is the process in which a website is optimized for the purpose of gaining higher positions in the popular search engines for related search terms. Our process of gaining higher positions is based primarily on building a websites authority.
How long does it take for my site to show up on Page 1?
No one can really say. Since results take time and no single company on the planet can promise results, we expect to get you listed in the top ten listings of the organic results for your top converting and relevant keywords within six months. In most cases, these results are achieved between the second and fourth month of marketing. For more competitive keywords it can take 6 – 12 months to reach the first page of the results.
Can you guarantee me top rankings with SEO?
Maybe Google can help with a direct quote, straight from their webmaster tools:
“No one can guarantee a #1 ranking on Google.
Beware of SEOs that claim to guarantee rankings, allege a “special relationship” with Google, or advertise a “priority submit” to Google. There is no priority submit for Google. In fact, the only way to submit a site to Google directly is through our Add URL page or by submitting a Sitemap and you can do this yourself at no cost whatsoever.”
As you know, we have no control over the search engines and what they put at #1, but what we have control over is specific customized strategies and services backed by years of experience, a solid reputation and most importantly, top positions, to provide you with remarkable results.
How much does your SEO services cost?
Every SEO campaign is personalised and custom to each client, we do not offer set prices. Our minimum price is £500 per month with our average client spending £1500 per month. Our typical contract length is 6 – 12 months depending on the competitiveness of the keywords. Extensive research is put into every analysis to ensure all arrangements are mutually beneficial. Contact us for a free quote.
I already do Pay-Per-Click (PPC) advertising. Do I need to do SEO? What's the difference?
95% of clients find that by utilizing organic search, the conversion rate is higher versus PPC. This higher conversions are because most people tend to skip advertisements and go straight to the important results.
A well configured PPC advertising campaign is active instantly but can cost a ton. PPC is also vulnerable to click fraud, a very nasty and costly trick your competitors can use to undermine your PPC efforts. Additionally, PPC’s efforts disappear the second you stop paying. PPC has no effect on your page’s ranking in search engines.
SEO on the other hand is slower to start, but the rest is all good news. With proper SEO you’re impervious to competitors’ attacks and SEO effects are long lasting, allowing you to conquer new sets of terms regularly as your past efforts continue to succeed.
Do you use blackhat methods?
Black hat SEO are methods used which are typically frowned upon by the search engines. Methods include shady redirects, spammy links, and other various unethical techniques. If the search engines catch you using black hat methods, they always do, your website will be penalized thus preventing your future rankings.
All of our methods are “white hat” techniques, using safe and reputable optimizations. Our methods have been known to show remarkable results, thus proving that the search engines love what we do.
My website is de-indexed/banned from the search engines. Can you help?
Absolutely. Some may think that once your website is penalized by the search engines it is time to give up and start a new website. We STRONGLY disagree.
We have seen countless incidents by other SEO companies attempting to provide their clients with top rankings but fall short because of a penalization or de-index. We know exactly what is needed to bring a website back to the top and become favorable among the search engines.
Just because your banned, doesn’t mean you can’t recover.
Do you do the work yourself or do you just offer consulting?
All of the work performed by our team is all in-house and no outsourcing is done. Our team has been extensively trained by our founder, David, to ensure all clients receive the attention needed to achieve results.
When you call us, no secretaries, no answering services, no SEO representative to “help” you. Our founder David answers every single phone call.
What do I get when I sign up for your expertise?
First thing you’ll get is access to our founder, David. You will receive his personal mobile phone number and email address for those questions & “emergencies” that may happen.
Next, you will receive your SEO report discussing, in detail, what my plan is and how we will go about getting your results.
You will be updated weekly or monthly, your choice, on the progress we have made, your current positions, the keywords we plan to add in the coming weeks & more.
Do you have a question we haven’t yet answered? Ask us using the form below and we will answer all your questions.