If you have ever wanted to know how to tell the difference between website search engine optimization (SEO) companies the following will make your day.
Bad website optimization companies will tell you to go to www.blah_blah_blah.com and see the beautiful website they built for their clients. If you want to rank in the search engines (Google, Yahoo and the rest) get up and run (don't walk) from these people. We suggest you hire someone else.
Good website optimization companies will say something along the lines of "My client sells ________________ in the city of ______________" and then suggest you search for the product and city name in Google. If a company can show you at least ten websites where they rank for "short phrases" of just two or three words "that people actually search for" then maybe they can do the same for you".
The difference is that the bad company had to tell you the address of the website (this is very embarrassing for a website optimization company and indicates they may not be good at what they do) whereas the good company is proud of the fact that the website they built for their client is sitting at the top of Google (Their clients are making money) and feel confident in their ability to do the same for you.
A company that is truly awesome at website optimization will not only have you search for the clients primary products in Google so you can see they are number one, but they will also suggest you search for a variety of their clients other products or services. Companies that can do this not only make money for their clients, but they tend to make much more money for their clients than the companies who are merely good. We (happily) fall into The Awesome category as the result of 20 years or research into how the search engines process information about websites and a lot of hard work (No sleep for the weary - We are all big coffee drinkers).
Below are some samples for our clients. Please note we intentionally did not link to them (That would be cheating). If you want to see these websites we would like to suggest you copy and paste the keywords in middle column and then paste them into Google so you can see for yourself how our clients are doing.
The column on the left shows how the websites below were ranking in Google (for the keywords listed) on the last time we updated this page. Please note that some of these sites actually rank for in hundreds of cities (Keyword targeting by city is something we offer that very few companies can even imagine trying to do) and/or a large number of related phrases. We have
in fact taken many small businesses covering a small area and expanded them to statewide and even national companies.
Feel free to call us for a more complete list and a more detailed explanation of how this could benefit your company.
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