Frequently Asked SEO Questions

Can you get me to rank #1 on Google?

Possibly, but no one can guarantee a #1 ranking on Google. However, I can optimize your website to be in compliance with search engine best practices and take other practical steps to improve your website's rankings. It is ultimately up to the search engines to actually rank your website. I have no control over that.

Reference: https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/35291?hl=en

How long does it take for my website rankings to improve?

Google has released a statement saying "In most cases, the SEO will need four months to a year to help your business first implement improvements and then see the potential benefit."

Reference: http://thesempost.com/google-seos-need-4-months-year-seo-changes-ranks/

Why do you charge so much for your SEO services?

My prices are actually comparable to other professional SEO companies in the industry. SEO is a skill that requires much training and a moral compass. If you are paying very low prices for SEO, there is a chance you are being ripped off. Take a look at what you should be paying for SEO.

References:
https://forbes.com/sites/joshsteimle/2013/09/12/what-does-seo-cost-infographic/#736f71287102
http://digitalcurrent.com/seo-engine-optimization/how-much-does-seo-cost/
https://searchenginewatch.com/sew/how-to/2267471/how-much-should-you-spend-on-seo-services
https://www.pigzilla.co/articles/cheap-seo-pricing-epidemic-how-much-does-seo-cost/

Why should I hire an SEO company?

You can do SEO yourself and there are a lot of free resources out there to help you. However, SEO is a skill that can be highly technical and takes time to learn how to do properly. When doing SEO yourself you run the risk of getting your site penalized because you may not know you are violating Google’s guidelines. In addition, Google makes multiple changes to their algorithms each year. These need to be monitored and reacted to on a regular basis in order to stay in compliance with search engine guidelines.

Reference: https://seroundtable.com/google-updates-thousands-20403.html

I highly recommend you read this article as well: https://inc.com/john-rampton/10-signs-your-business-needs-an-seo-expert.html

What questions should I ask an SEO company before I hire them?

Finding and choosing the right SEO company is super important and very hard work. If you are not familiar with SEO, you are an easy target for a scam artist who will tell you what you want to hear just so they can take your money. Sadly, the SEO industry is full of them.

Read this article: https://searchenginejournal.com/vetting-seo-agencies/196811/

What is link building so difficult and expensive?

Wondering why link building seems to be so much work? Read this article for a glimpse into issues link builders face with clients and webmasters: http://searchengineland.com/link-builders-really-want-know-277021

Does time roll over to the next month with your monthly SEO programs?

Like an attorney’s retainer, the monthly time is there for you every month to reserve your place in my queue and my resources, therefore it does not rollover. You can take comfort in the fact that I will be paying your site attention each month.

Where’s a good place to learn about SEO?

The Expert's Guide to Local SEO by Joy Hawkins

Bring Home the Bacon Local SEO Training by Dani Owens