Q: What is Search Engine Optimization (SEO)?
A: Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is the process of designing a website specifically for search engines with the goal of obtaining the highest possible rankings according to selected keywords.
Q: Why is SEO so important?
A: It is estimated that over 85% of people use the Internet to search for products or services with the intent of purchasing. SEO makes sure your website has all the necessary criteria to position high in search results. Without a ranking in the top 20, your website has no chance of being found by potential customers.
Q: How long does it take to get my website “indexed” on the search engines?
A: Each search engine is different. Generally, it takes anywhere from 2-12 weeks for search engines to index (spider) your site.
Q: Which search engines will my website be submitted to?
A: We submit your web site to the top search engines: AltaVista, AOL Web Search, Ask Jeeves, Teoma, Google, HotBot, IWon, Lycos, MSN, NetScape Search, ODP , Yahoo! just to name a few. Then we also add your listing to the regional, industry specific, and international search engine or directories.
Q: Do you provide any kind of guarantee?
A: With our Yearly Contract, we guarantee that your will have at least one first page position in the first 3 months after all changes are complete. Unfortunately, we can not offer such a guarantee with out One Time Optimization and Submission Contracts. The reason is that most search engine change their algorithms almost on a monthly basis.
Q: Why don’t you use doorway pages in search engine optimization?
A: Doorway pages are considered spam by most search engines. Anything that is considered spam by one search engine, will not be used at all on any of them! Here is a link for spam reporting on Google. Please help us keep the search engine clean of spammers.
Q: Why should I use search engine optimization, I have a web site, and used a free submission tool to hundreds of search engines, isn’t that enough?
A: Submitting and Optimization are not the same thing. It is not enough to just have a web site and use a free submission tool. Its not how much you submit to the search engines, or how many of the search engines you submitted to. The bottom line is, its the ranking in the search engines that bring traffic to your web site. If your site isn’t optimized with the best keywords for your business, no amount of submission will bring you the targeted traffic you want.
Q: Search Engine Marketers have a bad reputation, how can we be sure your services are accurate, and ethical?
A: My services are guaranteed. Customers get live reports they can check against the search engine for accuracy. A keyword list is ran through a market analysis, then the customer has to approve the list. Read the page by Google- SEOs : what to know before hiring a search engine optimizer. Note- be wary of any search engine optimization service that will not guarantee their work with a turn around time of 3 months or less.
Q: We don’t know what keyword or description to use, we are not very creative, can you put in this information, or can we have someone else do it?
A: Yes, someone else can fill in keywords and descriptions for you. Please list this person in the contact list on the contract. We can pick keywords we think would be appropriate, but you still have to approve them.