Our Charlotte Local SEO Frequently Asked Questions
We all have questions and especially when it’s about something new or when our knowledge base is limited. We’ve put together a short list of questions that prospective customers ask us. We know that educating our clients is part of our job so don’t hesitate to ask us anything. If your specific question isn’t answered below, please check out our contact us page to send us a quick message.
How much does Local SEO cost?
That’s a great question, it’s usually the question asked 1st when meeting with potential clients. It depends on who you ask in many cases. We keep it simple, we are affordable. We have found through experience that there are 2 types of clients so we offer 2 price points. We like to discuss this during our consultation versus just posting it on our website. Here’s why…
- The one’s who know Local SEO is important but not pressed for time. Those clients we scale back our approach as far as being really aggressive with our strategy, tactics but deliver the same quality as an aggressive campaign.
- The clients that needs results like yesterday. Those are the clients that we take on the aggressive but totally “white hat” approach with.
There will be other factors that we account for when discussing pricing with future clients. Those are things like;
- How many keywords targeted?
- What city/town are you trying to rank for? Charlotte only? Matthews, Indian Trail, Concord, Stallings, Monroe, and Weddington?
- The industry that your business is in.
- and many more
Does Charlotte SEO Pros guarantee 1st page rankings?
That’s a great question, we pride ourselves on being an ethical company. No reputable SEO expert or team can guarantee 1st page results. If they do, RUN. This is because it is impossible to predict the algorithm changes that the search engines will implement. We rather work on creating strategies that will target your customers while building campaigns for current search engine algorithms. We keep up with every single update made by them, it’s our job to do so.
Do I need to provide you with content?
That’s a question that most businesses don’t bring up but we make sure it’s a topic of discussion. it’s usually the client’s responsibility to provide content but we also do create content. When you work with us, we make sure that our content writers are working on blog articles, guest blogging, and much more. We’d love to tell you more about this when we have our discover session.
How long does Local SEO take to show results?
Wow, that’s a loaded question. Here’s our take on it. The process that we use is one that has been proven time and time again. We have a lot of work to do, so we recommend that you start out with a 6 month campaign. We can make changes that improves your site in 1-3 months but if we don’t complete our process there could be many missing important tactics not used yet. Remember this, Local SEO is a marathon not a sprint. Be the tortoise not the hare, in this case.
What is the difference between organic Local SEO and Paid advertising like PPC?
Do you want the short answer or the long drawn out one? Short one of course, let’s get right to the point then. Organic Local SEO results are the search results that appear in search engines like Google, Yahoo, Bing, and many others, for free, based on an algorithm. The paid for or PPC (pay per click) search results appear at the top or side of a page. These are website advertising links that businesses pay the search engines to show up above the organic results. Which one is best for you? It depends on a lot of factors, when we have our discovery call with you we will ask you about the near term and long-term goals of your business.
How do I know that this SEO stuff will work for my business?
Any SEO campaign takes hours, a lot of work, applying the art & science of SEO plus the most important piece… a commitment from you, the business owner. There is a process that we need you to trust in order for us to do what we do best. Keep this in mind, we do not want to work with just any business. The tire kickers and undecided, we can’t spend much time talking to even if they are paying for coffee. That takes precious time away from our clients who trust the process and need us to put in some serious work for them. We will only provide your business with our Local SEO expertise if we justify the business need. We use a lot of tools while tapping into our decade plus working knowledge of this. If you are serious about improving your website, we are just the team for you.
Do I have to sign a long-term contract?
Great question. Here’s our take on it, when you decide to work with us for your Local SEO improvement campaign there are options.
We all dislike long drawn out contracts that put all the risk in our businesses. Believe us, we share your pain. We can set up our working relationship in a few ways, with or without a long-term agreement. We recommend each client start off with a 6- or 12-month campaign, as it takes time to make things really improve. The recommended 6 month or 1-year investment into your business is paid on a month-to-month billing arrangement. That is good so that you don’t have to pay for the entire 6- or 12-month campaign at once.