Search Engine Optimization

Local SEO Company Based in Apex, Serving Raleigh, Cary & The Triangle

Sometimes it’s hard to believe that Google doesn’t actually run on magic.

In truth, Google Search is an algorithm that fetches websites and information, based on users’ search queries. And while Google (the company) is pretty tight-lipped about the software’s nuts and bolts, digital marketing experts have gotten pretty good at getting certain websites to appear on the first results page.

This process of improving websites for better search rankings is called search engine optimization, or SEO. And just so happens to be what we do best.

What is SEO?

Simply owning a website isn’t enough to relevantly appear in online searches. Your page must compete for visibility against literally millions of other sites. For example, a Google search of “whiteboard creations” brings up nineteen full pages of ‘relevant results,’ ranging from our home page to elearning courses to whiteboards for sale. And that isn’t everything; it’s merely the max results before Google stops counting.

In order for your page to appear on the first page of a search, your site needs to follow a specific set of factors. Those factors include (but aren’t limited to):

  • Well-written code
  • Amazing content
  • Smart, simple user interface
  • Link building
  • Social media presence and/or reviews
  • Site mapping
  • Mobile responsiveness

But where your site appears in Search shouldn’t be the only factor your should consider; how it appears is important, too. A well-optimized website targets specific search terms and uses those terms to build URLs, search titles, and descriptions.

How can SEO improve my business?

SEO improves search rankings by building trust among your customers. And audience trust can lead to improved sales, higher reviews, and more return business.

Here are the top reasons why browsers mistrust websites:

  • Busy or complex layouts
  • Pop up ads
  • Small, hard-to-read text
  • Boring site design and/or lack of color
  • Slow load times
  • Inappropriate site name
  • Lack of navigational aids
  • Too much text
  • Corporate look or feel
  • Poor search facilities and/or indexes

It’s no coincidence that these factors also lead to low search relevance. By improving your organic search ranking, you’re not only increasing visibility–you’re improving your brand.

How can I add SEO to my site?

There are really two ways to go about optimizing your site: You can either do it yourself, which requires dozens of hours of training and work with the hopes of doing it right, or you can hire an expert. And between managing clients, payroll, inventory, and work itself, you just don’t have enough time to add SEO to the list.

That’s where we come in.

How We Approach Each SEO Campaign

Apex SEO Company

  • Determine how people are searching for you with Keyword Research
  • Establish your geographic target market
  • Understand levels of keyword competition
  • Identify the most effective keyword opportunities
  • Submit your website to all the top search engines
  • Optimize each individual web page through On-Page Tagging
  • Edit & optimize the website content
  • Optimize image & video tags
  • Develop redundant internal website links
  • Manually submit your website to relevant & popular websites as Backlinks
  • Create appropriate keyword anchor text links and statements for Link Building
  • Compile & present monthly search engine reports
  • … plus many more result producing “White Hat SEO” and ethical SEO techniques

Let’s work together to improve your website, increase customer reviews, and rise to the top of the search results in Google. Partner with Whiteboard Creations today!