Smart SEO has created this section in an attempt to answer some of the most frequently asked questions from our clients.
We encourage you to check here with your questions first before directing enquiries to our professionals. If you cannot find what you are looking for here, or the information does not completely answer your questions about our SEO consulting or SEO services, please feel free to contact us for immediate answers to all your questions.
1. What is the History of Smart SEO?
Smart SEO was founded in 2011 with the express intent of providing the most reliable SEO services to our clients. We have expanded and grown as a result of our exemplary service.
2. Is Smart SEO any Different from the Rest?
At Smart SEO, we work closely with all of our clients to provide the best possible service. We make it our top priority to provide all of our clients with the product they will feel good about using while making sure that the latest techniques and methods are used to get the best results. In working closely with our clients, we offer a personal touch accomplished by getting to know you and what you are looking for.
3. Is There a Secret to Getting SEO Results?
Smart SEO has unlocked the difficulty to navigate the world of online marketing through hard work and constant learning. We keep you informed as to what we are doing and why we are doing it, so there is no mystery.
4. Does Smart SEO Have Inroads with the Search Engines?
No SEO company has any relationship with the search engines. Claims to the contrary are devised to make false claims about the ability to rank a site better. Search engines intentionally wall themselves off from relationships with businesses or SEO providers to eliminate the possibility for an unfair advantage. All results we offer our clients are based on our knowledge of how to provide quality White Hat SEO materials.
5. Do I Need a Blog?
A blog is just one of the many tools that we use at Smart SEO to obtain the results you are looking for. Blogs in general are good SEO marketing tools and can assist you with receiving a better PageRank. We will discuss the scope and direction of any blog to make sure you are getting the best results.
6. Who Will I Be Working With?
We work as a team to provide you the fastest and most comprehensive support possible. Any time you have a question or concern, we will be available to speak with you by phone or email. With a specialist account manager assigned to you, you will have a contact point to handle all your needs while having the full knowledge of your campaign.
7. Will I Have One Person Working on My Campaign?
To provide you with the best results, we have a team of SEO professionals working under the two directors, Nathanael Vanderkolk and Matt Walker. You will have full access to all members of our team to make sure that you feel completely comfortable with the people that are working on your campaign.
8. How do Your Contracts Work?
We want you to feel comfortable with the services that we offer. We will let you know the estimated time required to achieve results, but if at any time you decide that our services are not for you, you can terminate the service. Our success rate has meant that to date, we have not had many clients decide to terminate before receiving results.
9. How Can You Guarantee First Page Ranking?
By utilising the most talented and knowledgeable staff of SEO specialists, we feel confident in offering a guarantee to our clients on receiving first page status for chosen keywords within an agreed upon time frame. We offer the best SEO services that are tailored to meet your needs and to elevate your ranking to the first page. Please keep in mind that it is difficult to always guarantee each keyword and in the end of the day the search engines (eg. Google) make the decision as to what websites appear on the First Page. Smart SEO do their best to follow the latest algorithm changes and offer a guarantee to our clients so that if for whatever reason we don’t achieve the results promised, then we will take the responsibility for this and work for FREE on those selected keywords. This is subject to your initial contract with Smart SEO.
10. Am I Restricted on Keywords?
The number of keywords that are right for your website and your business are determined by a few factors. The needs of your website, indexed pages, project budget and domain authority are among the things we will look at. Keep in mind that as your website expands and your needs evolve, your keyword portfolio will also expand to include things like long-tail keywords and more. Speak to us regarding your keywords and we will help you make the right decision for your business!
11. Can Smart SEO Give Me the Results I Need?
Our past history speaks for itself. By looking at the number of clients we have already provided a number one page status to, you will see that we can deliver on our promise. We work hard for all of our clientele to make sure you are able to get what you are looking for. So YES we will get the results that you need!
12. How Do I Avoid Google Penalties?
Smart SEO uses only White Hat SEO techniques, so you will not have to worry about being penalised or banned. All of our techniques are described to you and we keep you informed as to what we are doing so there are no surprises.
13. Can You Offer Me a Set Price on a Package?
The pricing structure we utilise is customised to the different packages we offer to each of our clients. Because the needs of no two clients are the same, we do not feel comfortable in packaging your SEO needs to conform with pricing standards. What we do offer is the best pricing for the most successful SEO products and services available in the industry through natural, organic White Hat SEO practices.
14. What Can Smart SEO Realistically Offer Me?
We offer our clients several benefits from utilising our services. These include:
– Number One Ranking
– Cost Effective SEO Services
– Better Profits
– Better Sales
– More Leads
– More Original Traffic
– Improvement to Brand Recognition
– Improvement to Brand Reputation
It is our goal to provide you with all of these expectations and so much more.
15. What Are Your Core Services?
With our help, you will receive a comprehensive solution to your online marketing needs. We offer a first page guarantee because we are so confident in our ability to provide you with the useful components that will elevate your websites status with the SERP. We offer services that include: Search Engine Optimisation, Web Design & Development, Google AdWords, Social Media, Google Map Listings, Website Hosting, and Mobile Websites. Contact us to learn more about these services and how they will benefit your website and your brand. To better serve the needs of our clients, we are constantly adding services to our list as they are identified as beneficial to the online promotion and brand management for our clients.
16. Why Does SEO Have Recurring Costs?
SEO is not a onetime expense because pages with stagnant content will not rank well. Updates to content, keyword list expansion and new techniques need to be added to your on-page content as well as adding to the links and pages associated with your page to keep ranking well. Please also keep in mind that SEO is a very competitive industry and at any point in time, Google only allows for 10 positions to be on that page one of their search results. If you wish to maintain and improve on your positions, then it’s important that your SEO also continues on a monthly basis!
17. Can I Utilise Automatic Link Building?
No. Google has put strict rules in place to prevent this kind of action from occurring. The Panda updates are delisting and penalising sites that have any unnatural links. All link building needs to be created with an eye at being completely organic in order to get the results you are looking for.
18. How long does it take to reach First Page?
SEO results can vary greatly in terms of time frame. We have had some clients that have achieved results within in matter of days, but this is rare. Generally for competitive keywords it can take up to six months to reach the first page, but for keywords that are less competitive results will generally be achieved within three months.