Below is a list of some of the most common questions I receive as a Search Engine Optimization Consultant. Feel free to send me an email if you’d like me to add answers to your SEO questions.
How long will it take to get my website listed on Google’s 1st page?
Google is very picky as to which sites it displays in its top results, so you must work for it. To rank high in Google, you have to earn its trust. Trust happens organically over the course of time. Once you establish that your site can be trusted and offer value to your customers, Google will reward your site with high rankings.
Since it’s unknown how long it takes to get your website to Google first page, perhaps a better question could be;
How long does SEO take before I notice results?
It’s important to remember that search engine optimization is a long-term marketing strategy, and you should not expect immediate results. For this reason, I designed an SEO for small business training so you can run your SEO campaigns in-house rather than pay for an expensive SEO expert.
I usually notice a modest increase in search rankings within the first 2-4 months of project completion. However, it usually takes at least 8-12 months before client’s see a measurable return on investment.
Budget restrictions, initial needs, and prior Google penalties can also determine the length of time it takes to win searches.
If you remain consistent and post valuable content more so then your competitors, you will find that traffic from organic search one of your biggest assets.
Do you only work with small businesses in Maryland?
No. I do enjoy working with Maryland small businesses specifically in the Baltimore and Annapolis areas because I’m passionate about giving back to the community. However, since the advancement of digital technology allows me, I offer my affordable SEO to small businesses throughout the United States.
Do you offer blog writing, copywriting, and content writing services?
Yes. I don’t write your content, but I have a team of awesome writers that I work with on an ongoing basis. I am involved in determining blog topics and recommend the subject points of all content based on your mission, goals, and targeted audience. However, I don’t write the content myself.
How much does SEO cost?
A Good SEO expert or agency will charge anywhere between $100 – $300 per hour for SEO services. My rate is $155 per hour. However, I will work with you on the cost under certain circumstances. I offer three SEO packages to help fit your business needs and goals.
Find out which affordable SEO service works best for you.
Do you offer web hosting?
Nope. But I do have plenty of recommendations including WP Engine.
Why is WordPress so popular?
WordPress is a powerful open source website creation tool and content management. But, to nongeeks, it’s powerful, easy to use website creator that allows you to make simple changes to your site. People love it due to its ease of use, strong SEO capabilities, and great core flexibility.
According to this 2017 Forbes article, WordPress powers more than 75 million websites worldwide – that’s more than 25% of the web.