As a local Boise Web Design company we have many clients who want to rank at the top of Google when their new website launches. I totally get this. We all want to rank at the top of Google, right? Unfortunately accomplishing this is not as easy as any of us would like, but we have the solution.
SEO Bait and Switch
So many web design companies “say” their websites come with SEO included. Unfortunately the word “SEO” can mean a million different things. ¬†Often what they are¬†including is usually not as valuable as people are lead to believe. Technically that web design company could put one keyword on one page and “say” they did SEO. ¬†The scary thing is that¬†they wouldn’t be lying. ¬†It just wouldn’t help you at all.
Jack of all Trades, Master of None
This lead to a challenge for us. ¬†Our main focus is web design, graphic design and hosting. ¬†SEO is a field that changes daily and requires constant education and daily immersion to do it well. ¬†Because we want to provide the best possible value to our clients we choose to specialize in the areas of our core strengths instead of falling into the¬†“jack of all trades, master of none” mentality that plagues our industry. ¬†The fact is that it is very difficult to do both web design and SEO well.
Kissing Frogs to Find an¬†Expert SEO company
Not doing SEO in-house has left a gap in our services that we have been trying to fill. ¬†In the process of finding SEO that we would feel comfortable recommending to our customers we have vetted many different SEO companies over the years. ¬†Unfortunately SEO is a field filled with many unethical con artists, and you have to kiss a lot of frogs to find a prince. ¬†We have spent the last several years asking tough questions of many providers and have found very few that were doing true ethical SEO that would bring a real ROI. ¬†Of those doing good SEO, we found that many of them were¬†charging more than most¬†of our clients could afford. ¬†Good SEO typically starts at $1,000+/month. ¬†This was out of reach for many of our small business clients. ¬†The problem did not seem to have a solution until a few months ago when I stumbled upon a blog article by a local SEO company that intrigued me.
We Found the One
I had been doing some basic SEO for our own website, and had been reading blogs to stay up to date on the latest SEO trends. ¬†I came across a blog article by an SEO company in Idaho that really showcased their expertise. ¬†I was intrigued and read several more of their articles. ¬†Everything I read continued to validate their knowledge, expertise, and integrity. ¬†Impressively, all of their techniques were white hat (things that won’t get you on Google’s naughty list). ¬†I excitedly passed their info on to my husband and let him know he needed to vet this company right away.
Our SEO Experience – Page 1 in less than 2 Months
After some very in-depth conversations with this company, we felt so good about them¬†that we hired them to work on our website. ¬†In less than two months they took us from the bottom of page two in Google search results to page 1 on a highly competitive keyword phrase. ¬†We had been trying to achieve this for months, and they did it in weeks. ¬†What makes this even more impressive is that we are competing against other web designers for these Google rankings, and web designers are serious about their SEO. ¬†It is a very competitive industry and often difficult¬†to take rankings away from others. ¬†We are very impressed with the results they have achieved for us, which is why we now feel good about recommending them to our clients.
Affordable SEO for our Clients
So by now you are probably wondering how you can get in on this. ¬†I am happy to tell you that this company has agreed to partner with us to do SEO for our clients at extremely affordable rates. We are now able to offer SEO services bundled with our new web design and¬†website makeovers. ¬†We are also able to refer clients to them who have an existing website and just need some SEO. ¬†They really do have plans that are affordable for everyone, and can craft a plan for small businesses starting as low as $150/month. ¬†I highly recommend that every business owner that is not currently investing in SEO take a few minutes to at least have a conversation with them and get a quote.
If you would like a referral to them please give us a call at (208) 939-0493 or contact us through our website. ¬†I truly believe you will be very happy with the results.
Oasis Interactive, LLC