Baltimore SEO Web Services & Promotion
If you found this SEO Web Design Services site by searching in Google, Bing, or Yahoo, then you can already SEE that I KNOW something about performing good SEO (Search Engine Optimization) the correct way, along with ranking websites higher in search engines! I’ve been doing this since 1994!
Results speak for themselves, and this website – webdesignsbyozone.com – is on the first page of Google for over 10 different competitive web design related keywords NATIONWIDE in just about every state of the US – without buying ANY search engine ads.
Getting your website ranked as close to the first page of Google and other search engines as possible is VITAL to the success of any business. It doesn’t just ‘happen’. It takes knowledge, time, research, money, patience… the list goes on.
But here’s the deal: If you want your site to have a better chance of naturally ranking higher in the search engines for a longer period of time, your web design MUST have some kind of SEO performed to make this a possibility.
WHAT IS SEO?
Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process of improving the visibility of a web page or business in search engines via the “natural” or un-paid (“organic”) search results. Other forms of search engine marketing (SEM) target paid listings. In general, the higher on the page, and more frequently a site appears in the search results list, the more visitors it will receive from the search engine. SEO may target different kinds of search, including image search, local search, video search and industry specific vertical search engines. This gives a website web presence.
I STILL use the same ‘common sense’ approach to performing results driven SEO that I’ve used back in the beginning, combined with the warp speed technology of today. I’m not going to get all technical with you about search engine ‘algorithms’, or Google’s ‘Panda’, ‘Penguin’, ‘Hummingbird’ updates, or weighted keywords, and blah blah blah… Who cares?
While there are a number of things you SHOULD DO for best possible search engine results for your site, the 2 things you MUST HAVE done are:
- a good, well designed website
- a complete optimization of every page of your site
HOW MUCH DOES SEO COST?
Again, while most of what is listed on this site are prices that are REALLY LOW for web design and SEO, you should know that I also do site designs and SEO work that have cost $5000 and more for the site design and initial SEO.
I charge up to $500 month and more for various promotion, social media, and site update services. I can be your company’s webmaster and SEO guy if you’d like me to handle your sites design and maintenance for you.
Companies can and DO charge up to $800 PER PAGE for site design and SEO. For large sites of up to 200 pages or more, JUST the SEO EVALUATION to see what needs to be done can be $10,000 to $15000! I’m NOT kidding, and I can show you a company that’s been in business 19 years (2 years LESS than myself) charging these prices… AND IT’S WORTH EVERY PENNY!!!
BE ‘REAL’ ABOUT COSTS & EXPECTATIONS
Most people that call me are looking for the cheapest possible solution – in both Web Design and SEO. While it IS true that I design sites for probably the cheapest prices around being a legitimate, licensed business that pays taxes, fees, expenses, yada yada, yada… CHEAP should not be the only thing you’re thinking about. As a business consultant who charges $100 an hour to be honest with my clients, I’ll be the first to tell you – at the risk of LOSING YOUR BUSINESS – that if CHEAP is all you’re thinking about, (How ‘cheap’ can I build a site? How ‘cheap’ can I get my site listed in the search engines?), to GO SOMEWHERE ELSE! Why? You will FAIL with that attitude! If you have no better reality of how much good web design and SEO ‘really’ cost, then I’m not going to be able to do much for you.
So… the first thing I’d tell you when you’re asking me to design and rank a 5 page site on the first page of Google ‘guaranteed’ for $399 is ‘get real’. There are NO GUARANTEES when it comes to SEO. Google themselves have said publicly, “If some SEO company comes up to you and GUARANTEES you a Page 1 Ranking, RUN! It can’t be done.” Unless you are paying for ‘Ads’.
Now… if you’re still with me… thank you. I’m not trying to be a Smart A##! about the expectations and costs of web design and SEO, but this is real! I believe in being straight up, and if that offends people, then so be it. Time is money in this business, and I’ve been doing this long enough to be able to talk to someone for 5 minutes and tell whether they are serious about doing a job, or whether they are eternal shoppers.
My prices are cheap, because I have a system that I have developed to design sites and perform SEO on them when the client provides the necessary information and content as soon as possible. Each one of my ‘special packages’ has a step by step expectation of how we can work together to get the job done in a relatively short amount of time.
WHAT DO I DO FOR SEO WEB SERVICES?
When I (like any other web designer who will) design a site, I ALWAYS recommend getting the FULL onsite SEO done for your site at the time of the design. Get your site done completely FIRST before you go out spend advertising and promotional money trying to get more customers.
As previously mentioned, the SPECIALS where I offer SEO options involve 1) designing a clean, well laid out web design AND 2) performing optimization of every page, image, tag, title, and more.
When I DO BOTH at the same time, I can offer the SEO for about $50 a page in addition to the design. If done later, it’s $100 a page for SEO. Why? Think of it like building a house. After the house is built, then 6 months later, you want to ‘add a basement’. Well, it’s doable, but more work to come in ‘after’. Hope that makes sense.
These 2 services are the FOUNDATION of what you ‘should’ build on to keep your site and business growing. Is this ALL you need to do? No. Can you get great results from JUST doing these two services? Yes. This depends on a number of things such as the area you serve (local or national) and the competition of your particular business.
MY ‘I DO IT ALL’ ELITE SERVICE
I do not advertise my ELITE Service on the site because I can only effective have 5 or 6 clients for this service. However, IF you’re too busy to mess with this part of your business and need me to do EVERYTHING from designing the site, writing ALL content, creating graphics, legally licensing pictures, doing all SEO, setting up and maintaining Social Media, update your site, then call me at 804.405.0459 to discuss it. Prices start at $300 – $500 a page to design, write content, and SEO the site. Then monthly fees for updates, promotion, social media, and more. By FAR this is the most effective service for the serious business owner to get the best results, but good planning and setting a budget is essential to doing this correctly.