Frequently Asked Questions

SEO FAQs and answers regarding our professional search engine optimization services.

What makes your search engine optimization services different?

We do not believe in taking a “cookie-cutter” approach to any optimization project. Instead, over the last decade and a half, we have evolved with the search engines. Our search engine optimization services utilize only the latest, most sophisticated, spam-free SEO techniques based on SEO industry accepted standards and a strict code of ethics. We also take a holistic approach and offer SEO Web Design Services to clients who want to make their websites more search engine friendly.

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How does your SEO Company rate in comparison to other SEO companies?

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Top SEOs, a company that identifies and ranks the world’s top SEO marketing companies, ranks us in the “Top 3” in Canada and in the “Top 20” in North America for professional search engine marketing firms. We consistently meet or exceed the online marketing goals of our SEO clients.

We are also recognized by Clutch and DesignRush as a leading SEO Firm.

What type of clients have used your search engine optimization services in the past?

Over the years our SEO Clients have range from small business websites to Fortune 500 companies.

What kind of support do you offer?

Our offices are open weekdays from 8:00 – 4:30 PST with a response time usually within 24 hours (plus we offer email response on weekends whenever possible). SEO clients can reach a Search Engine Optimization Consultant by phone, fax or email. We have also developed excellent support materials and SEO video tutorials to help our clients completely understand the search engine optimization process.

What do I need to provide to get started with your services?

As our client, we would require admin access to your website and control panels to evaluate your server and web design functionality. We also need information about your products/services that will be used to optimize your website for the most relevant keyword phrases.

How much does SEO cost?

This is a loaded question as no two businesses are alike and the cost of SEO varies greatly from website to website. It’s like going to a car dealership and asking, “How much does a car cost?”

Here at 1st on the List we have a highly customized approach to Search Engine Optimization that is tailored to each business’ situation and goals. Our company’s 20+ years of experience allows us to properly assess the current state of your website and the most cost-effective way to help you reach your goals.

We then create a campaign that maximizes your budget by pursuing the options that will get you the biggest return for each dollar spent.

Interested? We will gladly provide a breakdown of your SEO marketing cost after learning more about your website, business and goals you hope to achieve.

Why Does the Cost of SEO Services Vary?

There are several factors we account for when determining an SEO price quote for a website, including:

  • The target market.
  • The range of products and services we optimize.
  • The geographical reach of the campaign.
  • The competitiveness of your industry.
  • The number of pages on your website.
  • The level of optimization currently on your current website.
  • The speed at which you want to grow your campaign.
  • The level of results you want to achieve.
  • The duration of the campaign.

Generally we provide a couple SEO price options with varying expectations for the performance.  For example a slow traffic growth campaign focusing on a single niche service would be less expensive than a fast paced campaign focused on several services.

Do you offer set campaign prices or hourly rates?

Most of our clients like to buy “campaign packages” which gives them a set number of hours each month for us to work on growing their visibility. This gives them a discount rather than paying our hourly rate and it also makes it easier to budget their Marketing expense for the month or year.

Other clients prefer to pay as they go for the work that they need from us. We can also provide training to help you learn how to implement basic SEO on your website. Our flexibility to work within your budget and preferences is the best part!

What benchmarks will you use to evaluate my website’s SEO marketing success?

For the most part, new SEO clients come to us because they have little or no rankings for their relevant keyword phrases. Our professional search engine optimization services are designed to ensure that your website’s reputation with the search engines is representative of what your website truly offers. In the past, top search engine rankings were the primary benchmarks for determining SEO success. A lot has changed in recent years and while a top search engine ranking is still important, it is only one aspect of the equation in determining the success of an SEO campaign. Improved web analytics continue to play a major role in helping to improve your web page’s reputation with the search engines, plus improving web page function, increasing traffic, increasing visitor loyalty, increasing conversions and ultimately, increasing ROI.

Do you offer any guarantees for SEO results?

We do not offer guarantees as we feel that most SEO guarantees are misleading and designed to give the customer a false sense of security.

Furthermore, Google clearly warns against any SEO company offering guarantees.

We inform potential new customers that to obtain the results they want, they need to ensure that proper web server setup, web design, website reputation and SEO are all in order since they all play a role in obtaining positive outcomes. Search engine optimization services make up only one aspect of any internet marketing strategy that can make a website successful. Offering a guarantee for search engine optimization services would be like telling someone that if they buy the world’s best car they will be the world’s best driver. What we do offer is a full range of SEO marketing services and personalized consultation directed at the customer’s specific needs to ensure our best chances for success.

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No matter how big or small your company we’d be happy to chat about your business goals and explore what Search Marketing options will work best. We’re all about achieving the best possible results and setting you up for long-term success. We look forward to getting to know you better!