Your Search Engine Optimisation Questions Answered
You are reading this web page because you know that search engine marketing can help you get more prospects from the internet and you did a search in a search engine on something like SEO Cairns to find out more information.
Rather than waste your time explaining the benefits of search engine marketing and banging on about how outstanding we are at it, here’s a list of the most frequently asked questions we get from businesses in the Cairns local area about our business and our search engine marketing services.
If you have any other questions, please contact us and we’ll see if we can help you.
We also offer free fast SEO analysis reports to Cairns businesses. Please order your free fast SEO analysis here.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost?
Our fees consist of two components, a set-up fee of $895 and an ongoing monthly maintenance fee of $495. In some industries this may seem expensive, but it all comes down to the lifetime value of each new customer you get and the cost of alternative marketing mediums.
For example, if you are a Cairns construction contractor and get one new client as a result of being found in Google, what would that mean to your bottom line? $150,000 to $350,000 ? Alternatively if you are trying to promote trinkets online at an average profit of $7 each, then SEO may not be for you. Most businesses would fall somewhere in between.
What do I get for my money?
There’s two phases to search engine optimisation, on-site SEO and off-site SEO. The set-up fee covers the on-site work including checking metatags, keyword density, site navigation, creating XML sitemaps, fixing image file names and alt tags and other important issues to do with the site. If required we will also create new pages that target your keywords. You will be able to approve these pages before they go live.
The offsite SEO is all about link-building. The monthly fee covers the cost of getting quality one-way links from a variety of quality web sites.
How do I pay and what are the terms?
We prefer Paypal for both the set-up fee and ongoing monthly charge. We’re too busy getting our clients top Google rankings to waste time of chasing invoices.
Why do you need access to my web site?
So we can do the onsite optimisation. Once we are finished we’ll let you know and you can change the passwords if you like.
Why just five search terms, I’ve got hundreds?
It’s a waste of time and money to try to rank for lots of search terms. In most industries the top five search terms cover over 90% of the traffic volume. Far better to rank on page one for five popular search terms than to rank on page two for hundreds.
How long before I see results?
It usually takes 60 to 90 days to see movement in your rankings.
What about the other search engines like Yahoo and Bing?
Don’t bother. In the Australian market Google is over 90% of the “search” market. Besides, if you rank well in Google, you will probably rank well in Yahoo and Bing.
Do you use Black Hat methods?
It’s a matter of opinion. We do not use black hat methods according to the Wikipedia definition of blackhat SEO, but we do have some tactics that are somewhat “creative”. We do what works, nothing more, nothing less.
What guarantees do you give?
We guarantee to work with you until your web pages are ranking on the first page of google.com.au for the agreed search terms.
Can you give testimonials or references?
No, we take client confidentially very seriously and are quite happy to sign non-disclosure agreements as we have done for some serious players in the travel industry.
What we can do, however, is give you some sample demonstration sites that we have optimised for competitive search terms to prove that we know what we’re talking about and can walk the talk. The fact that you are reading this page says something.
Are there any businesses you don’t do SEO for?
Yes, we don’t do SEO for sites with shopping carts or for web “portals”. We also don’t do SEO for web designers’ web sites (happy to do it for their clients), and competing SEO businesses. They have a nasty habit of trying to “improve” or work, screw it up, and then blame us when they drop out of the Google rankings.
What next, how do we start?
To start working with SEO Cairns, we strongly suggest you start with a free no-obligation SEO analysis.
For SEO Cairns, call 1300 748 851 today !