Jun 19, 2009

Affordable SEO Package And Services

An affordable SEO Package in today's economy is very important today more than ever. Small and medium sized businesses need affordable SEO services that can help them stay ahead of their local competitors or to surpass them.

It's no secret that most SEO companies will charge thousands of dollars in monthly fees for SEO services not to mention the set up fees . I know, I used to sell and present SEO services to local and national sized business and the fees we charged were extremely expensive. Unless you have a huge marketing budget you most likely will not be able to afford SEO services for your business.

My goal is to provide affordable SEO services for cities like Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles, Dallas, and Indianapolis. Most local businesses in these cities know first hand how expensive SEO services are and I want to offer a better and more affordable way.

SEO is not rocket science but you must have a good strategy to rank well in your local market. A website must be search engine friendly first and foremost. If your site is not properly optimized for the key phrases you are targeting you have no chance. Once your site is set up correctly then it is time to begin the work that is necessary to make your site popular online.

Many SEOs have their own techniques and I definitely have my own to help small business rank well online. However you will find many SEOs who are not very upfront with what they plan on doing for you. If you feel like you are not getting straight forward information from an SEO consultant then you probably should not trust they know what they're doing. The last thing you need is a shaddy consultant who gets your site banned and your brand is destroyed.

Matt Cutts of Google said the same thing in in a video he did where he was answering questions from people all over the world who had specific SEO questions. And I agree, SEOs should be completely transparent about what they intend to do with your site etc.

Here is a video with Matt Cutts discussing this:

Since my focus is on local small and medium size businesses I have no need for an elaborate SEO campaign and strategy. For most small businesses a successful SEO campaign could last 4-6 months. Then after that a will be sufficient. Links will tend to drop off over time so it's important to stay consistent with your link building campaigns. I have very affordable link building services to accommodate my small business clients.

I also feel it is very important to be upfront about how long it can take for results. Because there are many SEOs out there who set unrealistic expectations you will come across SEOs who are disingenuous. Results differ from company to company and industry to industry. There are many factors that go into how well you rank online so its important to be honest with business owners about what to expect.

I see a resemblance with SEOs and mortgage brokers. Mortgage brokers got a lot of bad press (and deservingly so) because they set so many false expectations with homeowners. They told people what they wanted to hear to get their business. SEOs are doing the same thing and it makes me sick especially when you are trying to be honest and upfront. Business owners buy into what these guys are telling them and as a result you find other SEOs duplicating this just to be able to compete.

At the same time business owners should not expect to have any guarantees either. SEO is not an exact science. Programming for example is an exact science. We know that if you put the proper code here or there things will function properly the way it is supposed to. SEO is not like that at all and its unfair for a business owner to put demands on results and expect guarantees.

However, it's my belief that if the SEO is transparent and upfront and can show he/she knows what he's talking about then the business owner will feel comfortable that he will get what he pays for.

I am glad I was raised right and have integrity. So with that being said I do not plan on giving you a bunch of bull crap and telling you that I guarantee you this or that. Google and the other search engines can change their algorithms with no warning which could then affect your rankings. It's just a fact. So when you hear an SEO tell you they will guarantee you anything other than how hard they will work for you, throw up a red flag and move on. Remember my mortgage broker comparison. It's the truth.

Some campaigns will take longer depending on the competition of the key words we are targeting. Of course every client is different and I look at each client as being unique. But as I stated earlier SEO is not rocket science and there are strategies that have proven to work very well with businesses in their local area.

For a completely transparent proposal to help you succeed in Google, Yahoo, and MSN (Bing) please contact me, Brad Long at 630-699-2036 or my email at SEO4Rankings@gmail.com.

Jun 15, 2009

Search Engine Optimization Package

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Affordable Local Search Engine Optimization Packages For Local Businesses in Chicago, Los Angeles, boston, Dallas, and Indianapolis

As my website is being developed I am using this blog to get my SEO services known to the general public. My affordable seo services for small and medium sized businesses are an important and vital step in optimizing your website for the search engines.

The first steps in optimizing your website to rank well in Google is to make sure the code is set up properly. I.E. Writing good title tags, meta descriptions etc. Having a good strategy that is both realistic and attainable is important to your success. Every page on your website is unique so it is important properly relay the message each of your pages has properly.

Search Engine Optimization SEO Chicago

Small Business SEO Package

On site Optimization package:

1. All keyword research based on actual data

2. Page Title Tag Placement and strategy for all pages. Meta Description Tags for all pages

3. Geographic target maps

4. Main content suggestions to help you incorporate your keywords

5. A competitor analysis - why they rank high, who they are getting links from, road map to catch up to them or overtake them

$327.00 One Time Fee To Fully Optimize Your Website For The Search Engines

I highly recommend you do a 4-6 month SEO acampaign after your site is optimized. If you chose the full package upfront there is no $327.00 charge to do the onsite optimization because that is included.

Full Small Business SEO Package
3 - Articles Per Month
1 - Press Release
50 - Directory Submissions
25 - High Page Rank Links
25 - Blog Comments on Relevant Blogs
Social Media Real Estate Creation and RSS submissions - Web 2.0 properties
On site optimization
Copy Suggestions and keyword placement
10 hours per month of Consultation
Monthly Reports
Only $597.00 Per Month
6 Month Campaign suggested

SEO Linking Package For Small and Medium Sized Businesses

Link Building
A well planned linking strategy is crucial to be successful online in a competitive market and to achieve desired long-term search engine optimization results. Link development and website promotion provide new visitors to your website.

Picture your website in the Middle of Lake Michigan. How would you get visitors to your website without a pathway or links? These roadways or links to your site not only increase the traffic but increase the popularity of your site in the eyes of Google, Yahoo, MSN. Without those inbound links there would be no traffic.

However, all links are not created equal and it is very important to have relevant links that point to your site. There are many factors that determine good links and is well known that having good quality links point to your site will have great advantages for your rankings. It's just a part of SEO.

I will combine a variety of linking strategies utilizing Web 2.0 sites, articles, press releases, using firmly established sites with high page rank (typically page rank of 4-8), and submission to trusted and relevant directories to promote your website.

It's very important when you are a local business to be on the first page of Google. We know from recent statistics that as high as 90% of people looking for goods and services are going to the search engines to locate them. The days of the yellow and white pages are pretty much over so don't waste your money.

25 links Package
1 - 500-600 keyword rich article submission with a couple of links to your site
Report of my work

50 Links Package
1 - 500-600 keyword rich article submission with a couple of links to your site
Report of my work

*Coming soon - Social Bookmarking Service*

Social bookmarking is a great way to gain a ton of backlinks to your website and get your brand out there. I am currently working out the specifics for this service and I expect it to be very successful for small and medium size business.

Please contact me at 773-360-1482 or 630-699-2036 for a quote
Brad Long SEO Consultant