Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. There's many things I would tell a potential client when thinking through who they would hire to help with their online marketing efforts - especially with SEO. 1) You can get a feel by talking to your consultant for a while. Ask a number of questions about previous work and their current client roster. 2) A busy SEO quite possibly is a decent consultant, but you also have to see why they're busy. 3) And there's many other questions I would share. Feel free to send us a message on our website and we'll share more of those questions.
Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
A. Diligence is probably the biggest factor for anyone to be successful at Search Engine Optimization. It takes a long time and it takes a bit of discipline. You can't rank high in Google without providing value and making sure that your website "deserves" the success that you hope for it to give you. There are also MANY things that affect your rankings and not just one factor that will propel you the heights we all hope for. Nevertheless, if you're persistent about it, I think you can succeed - that is with some good & smart tactics as well!
Q. What questions should a consumer ask to hire the right service professional?
A. 1) How many years have you've actually worked in SEO?
2) How many websites have you optimized for the search engines?
3) What's the percentage of searches conducted online by Google, Yahoo & Bing? They should know this or be paying attention to it.
4) What are some good resources to learn SEO?
5) How good are you? Hopefully, there will be a little humility in the answer because SEO is tough to be perfect at.
6) If you weren't able to help, are there any others in the field you would recommend?
7) Does your website rank high in the search engines? What phrases is it ranking and why did you choose those phrases?
8) How did you get in the business?
9) What are some of the main factors that will drive my rankings?
10) How does SEO work?
Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. We've literally helped clients improve their website traffic 300%+ year over year. On top of just improvements with their website traffic, we really care about what our clients need. We are always thinking of what can help their businesses. We literally don't stop thinking about their welfare and their businesses.
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. The variety of people and businesses I meet regularly. Also, the main reason I got into this business what to help people get more business out of online marketing. With my background, I was able to help people literally improve their businesses and ultimately make more money so they could be happier in their lives.
Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?
A. One day I was at my parent's business and I saw how many individual business owners were failing to get more business despite doing good work. I knew they could leverage the power of the Internet and wanted to make that happen. So, I started in the fall of 2010 and haven't looked back. It's been a great and interesting venture thus far.
Q. What is your greatest strength?
A. My sincerity in what I do. I really care so much that sometimes it literally hurts me physically. I think my health has possibly deteriorated due to the fact I can't stop thinking about how to help my clients. I sometimes forget to eat because I'm so focused on making sure they're doing better every moment of the day.