There are two things to consider when looking for Local Online Marketing Services.

Internal Process

First, there is the internal process of making your website search engine friendly.  This is based on a number of factors including the richness of your site content and how many different search terms (“keywords”) you would like to capture top ranking for.

External Process

Second there is the external process of link building back to your site.  This is absolutely crucial.  Google uses the number and quality of links to help determine your ranking.  That is why your ability to get your site top ranking depends on the keywords you want to target.  For example, somebody wanting to show up for “Atlanta welding services” would require far less links than somebody who wanted to show up for the words “mobile phones”.  While the efforts for both websites would require virtually the exact same optimization efforts, the ranking results would be dramatically different.

Why are links important to ranking?  Here is what Google says.

“In general, webmasters can improve the rank of their sites by increasing the number of high-quality sites that link to their pages.”l

Our Guarantee

So, having said all that, does Steven Management guarantee you will be ranked on the top of Google searches for all your keywords?  Here’s what Google says:

“No one can guarantee a #1 ranking on Google.  Beware of SEOs that claim to guarantee rankings, allege a “special relationship” with Google, or advertise a “priority submit” to Google.  There is no priority submit for Google.  In fact, the only way to submit a site to Google directly is through our Add URL page or by submitting a Sitemap and you can do this yourself at no cost whatsoever.”

At Steven Management we guarantee that you will receive professional services backed by the collective years of experience of our team, an excellent reputation, and award winning results.  We have dozens of highly experienced experts that will work on your account, lead by a top notch Project Manager who will oversee the entire program and work with you to maximize every opportunity to improve your rankings.

Be careful of Misleading Guarantees

Protect yourself from promises that will only leave you disappointed.

The guarantees from other companies for top ranking on Google we have seen are often misleading in one way or another.  You might think, “Well, some kind of guarantee is better than nothing.”  However, that is exactly the type of thinking that will lead you to be disappointed later.  Here are some of the most common “false guarantees” you’ll see out there:

FIRST you will be guaranteed the empty promise of, “We guarantee that you will receive top rankings, or we will continue to work on your rankings until we do.”  This means they are not really interested in renewals or long term relationships.  Their objective is to get your initial fee and continue to do nothing.

SECOND they will offer a company promise to keep you on Google’s first page listings.  But, they won’t tell you that they are talking about sponsored pay-per-click listings and not natural listings that are free. They charge you a monthly fee for guaranteed traffic and then use most of your overall budget toward the click-through fees from sponsored listings.  Anyone can be on the top of Google, MSN, and Yahoo pages for every keyword, if you’re willing to pay enough money.

THIRD, and most common, is the misleading “performance based”, money back guarantee. This includes a guarantee that a certain percentage of your target keywords will receive top rankings within the search engines.  That sounds great, right!?  Unfortunately, if you dig a little deeper in their contract, you will see that their list of “search engines” typically includes five, ten and sometimes even as many as fifteen or more small and outdated search engines.  Bet you didn’t even know there that were many other search engines out there besides just the top 3.  These smaller search engines are very easy to generate top rankings in. And that is the catch. While they will focus on “Google”, in their advertising to you, the fine print show the truth.

Ask these companies for a 100% money back guarantee for top rankings on Google only and see how quickly they change their “guarantee”.  Let me say it again.  There is no guarantee you will be top ranked on any search engine page for any keyword.  There are just too many variables.  But, the good news is that local rankings on even Google are much easier to achieve.  And we know how to do that.

We will always be open and honest with you.  Even without a “guarantee”, over 90% of our clients choose to renew their agreements.