If you have searched the Internet for an SEO (Search Engine Optimization) company it is likely that you have come across claims like…
“Top 10 Rankings Guaranteed For Google, Yahoo and Bing”
“Top 3 rankings or your money back!”
“Guaranteed Number 1 Ranking In Google”
So, how does an SEO company guarantee high rankings like that?
Well, you have to read the small print to find out. They usually can get you those results by doing one of two things:
1. PPC (Pay Per Click)
They will rank your site by paying for placement in the pay per click ads. I have seen quite a few companies do this and most of their customers have no idea that the PPC spots they are “ranked” high in are actually paid ads. Most of the companies using this technique are charging a much higher premium for PPC ads then your average PPC company so be careful to avoid them. You won’t be happy with the results.
2. They Rank You For Terms Nobody Searches For
The small print usually says something along the lines of “we will rank you in the top ten results for keyword phrases that we believe someone might search for when looking for your business.”
What that means is that if you have a “flower shop in Houston”, they will rank for you “#1 best flower retail shop in the Houston, TX area near 249 and Grant Road.” Of course, after writing that sentence it is highly likely that this post will rank high for “#1 best flower retail shop in the Houston, TX area near 249 and Grant Road.”, because nobody will put text like that on their website so there is no competition for the keyword. Of course, it’s highly doubtful there is any traffic for the term, either.
At MantyWeb Designs we don’t guarantee rankings. We take a look at your company’s website and determine what changes to your website would help you convert more of your visitors to clients. We find out what people are searching for and make a suggestion about which of our SEO packages would help you increase your site traffic.
While we make recommendations about which package will help you achieve results in a timely fashion, you are free to choose any of our packages or even a la carte services, providing a great deal of flexibility when it comes to budget. Because our services are month to month, there is no long-term commitment on your part. We don’t guarantee your rankings, but we do achieve consistently good results increasing our clients’ rankings for highly trafficked terms. Terms that will result in more people visiting your site.
The bottom line is that if you come across an SEO company that says they will ranking you in the top xxx for your keywords, then you need to either:
1. Ask a lot of questions.
2. Run, run very far away!
Call us today to discuss what we can do to help your company rank better, get more traffic and convert more traffic to business.