Local SEO & Search Marketing for Small Business


Locally targeted SEO does not have to be too expensive for smaller businesses

Local SEO for small businessesA good web presence can be the best investment a business can make. It can be like having an awesome sales team, all of your best marketing materials, a 24 hour storefront space, a marketing analyst and smoothest customer service professional – available any place, any time. The return on investment from local SEO can be amazing.

And that’s the catch for small businesses – the Investment. If you provide a product or service to a limited geographical area or can only serve so many customers at a time, is it really worth spending $10,000 on web design and another few thousand dollars per month local SEO services to make sure you rank higher than your competitors in Google? If you can afford that and are planning on staying in business for a while, then yes, a great website, search engine optimization and online marketing plan are well worth it. Unlike print or broadcast media advertising, a website is dynamic and will be there for you as long as you want it to. It doesn’t expire at the end of the week (unless you don’t pay your hosting bills).
If you have a small business like a hair salon, a restaurant, or a plumbing and heating company serving only a specific local area, how many new customers will you need to get to pay for it? It is a “Catch 22”  – great return on investment, but in this struggling economy you can not afford the investment!  You can do it all yourself, but it does take skill, knowledge and time – even more time if you don’t already have the skills and knowledge.

It just isn’t fair!

At Ker Communications, we get that. That is why we offer affordable SEO solutions for small businesses who want to target a specific local area. Now your company can have a professionally built website and competition crushing SEO that normally costs several times your marketing budget – for less than the cost of a few weekly newspaper ads.

Local small business internet marketing options from Ker Communications:

Localized SEO for Small Businesses

Local Search Ranking Factors 2015 - Google

There is no single way to rank higher, faster.
Can you get all of these things right?
From the 2015 Local Search Ranking Factors by Moz

Even small companies doing business mostly in their local area can get incredible results and dominate the search engine results pages with less effort than a big company competing globally. We use the same innovative optimization techniques that help the big guys rule the world – but we scale them down for precision targeting in your city or metropolitan area.

How do we do it?

We start by talking with you about your business and your goals. Then we do a thorough evaluation of your website to make sure it makes your message clear to people, and optimize the content and code to ensure it is clear to Google. Meanwhile, we work on getting all the appropriate business citations and links to your website that are needed. We’ll even help you set up your social media profiles for your business.
For about three months, we’ll work on fine tuning it all to put your business’ website where it needs to be in the search results.

Not only will you be so much more visible in your local town or city, but you will be in a good position to grow much larger in time.

Local SEO as low as 3 months for $1500

That is not $1500 per month, that’s 3 months for a total of $1500.
Why not just say $500 a month? One month of SEO is not very likely to do the job well. Good SEO will take some time to show results. Despite what all those spam emails you get say, SEO is not magic and you probably won’t be #1 for everything in a week. In the past, we have charged monthly rates for local SEO and no matter how many times we said how long it will take to get the best results, clients still expected to be on top at the end of the first month.
Our Local SEO Startup plan usually takes about 3 months to get a local small business website onto page one for searches for your products or services, sometimes a little faster. If you have some strong competition, additional time may be needed to achieve top results. 
(Note: this is for targeting your local market for phrases like “Pittsburgh SEO companies“. If you want to reach a larger audience, look at our other SEO options)

How Can We Offer Real SEO for Local Businesses At Such A Low Cost?

We already have low prices for SEO and Web Design because we keep our overhead low and our workflow is extremely efficient. When you work with Ker Communications, you know that you are not paying the rent on an overpriced storefront in a trendy part of town, or for extravagant office props like a big aquarium, enough big screen TVs to open up a sports bar, or a gourmet coffee bar in the lounge. Those things are there to make prospective clients feel special and important, but they do not do anything useful for your web site, your internet marketing strategy or your business.

For smaller local businesses, we have further streamlined our most effective SEO methods. This allows us to help you succeed on the web for less. And again, we hope to be with you as our website design and internet marketing services help you grow your business.

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