Wow...if we had a $ for each time we get asked that question.
Unfortunately, nowadays its much, much more complicated. Google algorithms are really smart at detecting attempts to cheat the system.
But the good news is that there are still many ways a small company can get good search results, getting listed on the 1st page of Google and other search engines.
- Paid advertising (Google is after all, still a business)
- Organic search (provide great content on your website)
- Location-based search (so people in your area can find you)
Google and other search engines are focusing heavily on Paid search, so if you are willing to spend a bit on advertising, its quite easy to get on the first page of any search engine.
Its not really the best long-term strategy, since you will always be paying per click, irrespective of whether it results in business for you or not.
However, its one of the best ways to get instant results, especially when you are starting out. Its also great for getting found on Facebook and Twitter
And for some, it may just be impossible to get front-page search results without using paid advertising.
DesignBoys offers a comprehensive Paid advertising service, through which we setup your advertising campaigns, monitor the results and provide feedback on how well your adverts are performing.
Orgaic search relies on your website content being good enough to feature in the search rankings and SEO is the process of helping search engines, like Google, know that.
i.e how we "help" search engines find you, understand what your website is about etc.Organic results won't cost you anything directly, but it takes a lot of work to get you to a good ranking in search results.
Our Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) solution is designed to help ensure that you get the best possible rankings for your website in any relevant Google search.
- We do NOT promise you a first place in search results, nor do we guarantee quick results.
(there is no secret recipe, special ingredient or backdoor - SEO is simply about doing the all the hard work in the right way)
- We DO promise is that your site will be technically correct to achieve good SEO results, which will be generated over time as your brand grows.
We use a systematic step-by-step process to maximise the quality of the SEO technical function,. We use many different tools & processes to do this, many of which may change over time or according to need.
Getting good organic results is hard work and takes time to see results, but worth it in the long run.
Not many people realise that having a presence on Google maps is often a quick way to get listed on the front page of search results.
This is because Google understands that, when searching for something, many people want results for businesses and services near them, not an awesome product only available overseas.
We help customers get listed on Google maps, as well as number of other location-based maps, such as Openstreet.
Other ways to getting your website noticed
There are many other ways we assist in getting our customer's websites noticed.
- Managing customer reviews on sites such as Google maps,
- Helping to get listed on aggregation websites, which often get high search rankings
So the short answer to the question is yes, we can help get you on the first page of search rankings
But its not a case of pay us some money & we wave our SEO wand to make the magic happen.
It's going to take time, effort & some marketing budget to get there.