Search Engine Optimization Consulting
We have what it takes to make your business more competitive on search engines.
We are great at ranking your business locally 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
I believe Google is working towards a world where search engine optimization is no longer a profession or a skill. It’s become pretty clear that the businesses that rank online have several things 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 gets updated frequently
Some consultants focus on old-school tricks that drive short-term traffic spikes. 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. Our small but growing digital marketing firm is based out of Northcenter where I’m a Northcenter Chicago Chamber of Commerce member. My contract has a 24 hour or less turnaround on replies to email, phone calls or text messages baked in. You’ll have a personal cell phone number to contact me when needed.
Link profile consultation
The quality of the links pointing to your website are extremely important to your overall rankings. We 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
Mobile phone use has exploded over the last several years. With the use of mobile phones for search comes the ability to pinpoint where searchers are located. This means search engines can now serve search results to searchers with even more accuracy. It also means your locality matters more than just loading keywords into your web pages.
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 linkbuilding practices which invoke Google’s wrath. There are specific steps to recovery that need to be performed by an expert.
Identify your bad links
You need to sort out your bad links from your good links. A lot of times, this isn’t easy. But we’ve done this and had manual action penalties removed.
Request removal of link equity
After sorting out your bad links, we’ll submit them directly to Google. After a few weeks, Google should stop taking bad links into account.
Request reconsideration of your website into Google’s index
After getting the links discredited, we’ll ask Google to reconsider your website. With a little elbow grease and luck, they’ll lift the manual action penalty against your site. But that’s not the end of it.
Diversify and strengthen your backlink profile
You were likely ranking higher than normal because of poor backlinks. After Google penalized your site, you dropped because those links no longer applied. But you dropped an additional amount because you were “caught cheating.” By removing the penalty, you’ve recovered slightly, but the important next step is building high quality links. This means press mentions, quality directory listings and generating content that people want to share. We help with all that and more.