A lot of local residents have unfortunately found out that in Atlanta SEO is not necessarily marketing. Every business inside the Atlanta, Georgia metropolitan area gets several phone calls a week for search engine optimization services, and most of them make empty promises.
In the marketing world, everyone loves to say that they do “SEO.” Everyone just loves the title for some reason and they also love to say that they do “digital marketing” or “online brand management.” What you have to consider though, is that there are no requirements to give yourself a title like that. The one Atlanta search engine optimization company that is actually a specialist (that I know of) is called Force Boost. Here’s the company’s contact information if you’re interested in increasing you company’s search engine visibility. I’ve had experience with them in ranking this website, and also with the keyword research itself, and I know for a fact that they do a great job with any online marketing campaign.
1425 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd NW Suite 20
Atlanta, GA 30318
One of the things that you should be increasingly aware of when a random company calls your receptionist and asks for the owner to give some SEO services is the price point. A lot of these companies are offering seemingly spectacular services for $500 a month. Now tell me this. If you could pay an employee $125 per week to perform a job for you, how good of a job do you think they will do? I mean, seriously. Every company out there has different levels of competition on the search engines and a one-price-fits-all method should definitely raise a few red flags in your eyes.
Another thing to be wary of is when a company offers to give you a SEO’d listing on directory sites. First of all, you can do that yourself. In fact, you could hire an intern to find all of the relevant web directories in your industry and submit your information. You wouldn’t have to pay them a thing! So, why doesn’t everyone hire someone to do this? Well, to be quite honest with you, there’s no value in it anymore. A lot of these “SEO companies” are just sticking to what used to work ten years ago and selling it to business owners who don’t know any better. Be careful of that.
The last thing I would say to look out for, especially in Atlanta, Georgia, is surprisingly optimistic expectations of results. Some Atlanta search engine optimization companies will make claims that you will see results in 30 days or your money back. While this does seem very inticing, it’s a bunch of b.s. No one can rank a website in thirty days. They may be able to rank your website for some meaningless term that no one is searching for, but not for anything that is going to yield you any new customers. Just because the keyword research shows that people are searching for something quite a bit, doesn’t mean that those people are looking to buy a particular service or product.
All in all, when searching for Atlanta SEO services, I highly recommend you check out the SEO company, Force Boost. Again, I’ve had personal experiences with the company and they do great work with social media marketing, web design, and reputation management. If you choose to go with another company, that’s perfectly fine, but I hope the above warnings stick with you on your hunt.