Chicago Search Engine Optimization Consultant
I have what it takes to make your business more competitive on search engines.
I only work directly with a handful of clients at a time and only with those I know I can rank on Google and other search engines. – Graham Onak, SEO / Owner of GainTap
I’m Graham Onak, a Chicago based SEO. I learned a long time ago that it takes more than backlinks and keywords to rank a website. Google and other search engines are moving to a more, pardon the pun, “organic” way of looking at website relevancy when matching search queries. That’s why I started GainTap, a small digital shop focusing on hand tailored SEO, content and web solutions. We only work with a handful of businesses at a time and only with those we know we can rank. We are great at ranking businesses locally on search engines and maps whether it’s a single location, multi-location or international business. If you’re a local business looking to get found on Google or an e-commerce site that wants to sell more products online, we can help.
A lot of experts think they know everything and they don’t read up on the latest trends in online marketing. Well, the things that ranked websites 10 years ago don’t work anymore. Those techniques may actually hurt your rankings. Do you want to hire someone like that? Someone who could be doing more harm than good?
Here’s my SEO philosophy on how to successfully rank websites
I believe Google is working towards a world where search engine optimization is no longer a profession or a skill. Now we’re likely 10 years out from this reality, but it’s become pretty clear that the businesses that rank online have several things in common.
Here’s what high ranking business websites have in common
- They have great reviews from customers
- They have a natural presence on the Internet from press stories to charity sponsorships
- They have websites with useful content that get updated frequently
- They focus on long term growth and success
These qualities of a successful business will naturally give these websites backlinks, mentions around the Internet and visits. Some SEOs focus on old-school tactics to try to trick search engines. But these efforts never bring the consistent, quality visits that lead to new customers. When you hire me as your SEO consultant, I’ll use a holistic strategy that’s tailored for driving new customers to your company who have the intention of purchasing from you. Isn’t that what you want out of a marketing program – more customers?
When I say I’m a Chicago SEO consultant, I mean I actually live here.
If being local to Chicago is important to you, don’t worry. I live right up here at the border of Lakeview, Ravenswood and Northcenter. I’m so close to Wrigley Field I could hear Billy Joel sound check when he played a sold out show over the summer.
Unlike some of my competitors who live out of state but rent PO boxes in Michigan avenue skyscrapers, there’s a good chance I could bump into you if you’re local too. I’m a Northcenter Chicago Chamber of Commerce member.
Types of website optimization issues I can assist with
Link profile consultation
The quality of the links pointing to your website are extremely important to your overall rankings. I help you understand your current link profile and what you need to do to improve it. This requires a thorough website SEO audit. If you don’t have the resources internally, we can perform the backlink building services, too.
This is one of the biggest things you have control over and includes some of the top ranking factors. Let us optimize your site for search engines.
Local Search Engine Optimization services
If you’re looking to get Chicagoland customers, you need a local search engine optimization program focused at reaching people who are in the area. The advantage I have is I’m local to Chicago. I grew up in the Chicagoland area and have been here for 33 years.
Manual SEO penalty recovery services
This is everyone’s worst nightmare. You fell off the face of Google. Years ago, you had solid website visits and business was booming. But the phone has stopped ringing. Trust me, I’ve seen this. The good news is there are things you can do. But you need to act fast. Google penalties are usually a result of poor link building practices which invoke Google’s wrath. There are specific steps to recovery that need to be performed by an expert.