FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT SEO

Got SEO questions? We got Answers! Below are some of our customers (and from other people wanting to learn about search engine optimization) Frequently Asked Questions and Answers (not in any specific order) about SEO, and SimplerWebs SEO services.


What is SEO?

SEO, which stands for "Search Engine Optimization" is the process of optimizing your website for users and search engines using, preferably Organic SEO techniques in order to achieve high ranking in the search engines search result pages (SERPs). For more information about SimplerWebs' SEO services, call us today at 484-220-1888 and one of our SEO experts will answer your all your search engine optimization questions!


What are Search Engines and how do they work?

Search engines are programs 'search bots' developed by search engine companies like Google and Bing that scour the internet and store every web page found on the web into a sophisticated database to help users search (using various search queries) for a particular company, product, service or any other documents such as guides, tutorials, images, videos, music, and so on. If it's on the web, they will find it (the search engine, that is). For more info about search engine, visit Wikipedia Web search engine.

Why hire SimplerWebs as my SEO Company and Partner?

There are dozens of SEO companies in Reading, PA, thousands of search engine optimization agencies in the US, and many more world wide to choose from and hire for your SEO campaign needs, but because you want the best SEO company with the best SEO services, and the best local SEO support (just in case you need it) for the most affordable SEO price, you should make us, SimplerWebs your SEO agency of choice!


How much does SEO cost?

We do not have a set price for our SEO services nor plan to offer SEO packages any time soon. Also, we do not use cookie-cutter-SEO plan because every business website is different (small, large, eCommerce, informational website, and so on), has different SEO needs, has different requirements and SEO budget! We welcome you to request a FREE SEO consultation, or call 484-220-1888 to speak to one of our SEO experts about your business search marketing needs!


What are your pricing scheme for your Search Engine Optimization services?

Our search engine optimization services are based on a monthly basis, and not hourly! Why? Since we are SimplerWebs, we like simple and not complicated things. By hiring us and making SimplerWebs your SEO company and your partner, you will know exactly how much you will be paying for the SEO services. There will be no hidden cost or surprises.


Do you offer Website Review?

Yes we do! - If your website is experiencing SEO problems or not able to get on page 1 of Google (or of any other major search engines), or customers are bouncing back and leaving your website as soon as they land, our Website Review report will detail the bottlenecks (i.e.: Technical SEO, On-Page SEO, hosting and user experience problems) your website is facing, and recommend the best actions to take to resolve those SEO problems and improve ranking. Request your website review now.


Is SEM different than SEO?

SEM, which stands for "Search Engine Marketing" is slightly different than SEO (search engine optimization) where SEM is the process or marketing your business using combined marketing techniques such as SEO to increase your site's visibility, promoting your business through social media sites and advertising tools such as email marketing and other advertising tools available!


Does your web design service include SEO?

No! Our web design services do not automatically include SEO, or SEM (Search engine marketing)! Web design and search engine optimization are two different services that we offer, just like many other local website design and SEO companies in Reading, PA, US or overseas.

Do you offer search engine optimization - SEO services?

Yes we do! For more info about our search engine optimization, please visit our professional SEO services page.


Do you GUARANTEE high ranking on page 1, or top on Google SERPs?

No and this is because we are not Google, nor GOD! Unless the SEO company who is calling you is actually Google (unless you can fork out $100,000 a month), or an SEO agency that actually knows Google algorithm secrets (Trust us, no SEO company or expert know the secret SEO sauce except Google and God), including us at SimplerWebs, no one can guarantee #1 spot on the search engines result pages (SERPs) except!
If by any chance someone tells you that they can guarantee top ranking in a week or a month, then we recommend that you hangup and call another SEO company instead.


Do you use 'Black Hat SEO' techniques?

NO we don't! At SimplerWebs, we do not use, believe in nor recommend the use of "Black Hat SEO" techniques, or unethical search engine optimization tactics to promote your site with search engines!

Note - If you hire a 'Black Hat SEO Company" to promote your site, you might see your website trending towards the top of Google or of the search engines within a week or so, but remember this (and this is a big 'BUT'), the sooner it goes up, the sooner it will go down (that is, your website). The use of Black Hat SEO tactics might get your site banned and removed from the index! Do you really want to risk that? We don't believe you do - Do you?



What SEO techniques do you use then?

At SimplerWebs, we prefer using 'Organic SEO' techniques to get your website on page 1 of Google. We have success in getting website top 3 positions, and some website we optimized for search engines even achieved #1 position on Google.


Come on, you can't get me on #1 on Google?

Getting #1 position on the search engine result pages (SERPs) will require a lot of patience from you, a lot of hard work from our SEO experts and time. Can we get you # 1 position on Google? Yes we can! How soon? That will depend on the type of website you have (eCommerce, blog, informational business website, and so on), how much time and money you can invest in your SEO campaign.


Do you also use Pay-Per-Click (PPC) to get me top ranking?

The choice of using Organic SEO or Pay Per Click will depend on you and your budget! Again, 'Organic SEO' was used to optimize every website we worked on and we were quite successful in achieving good results while saving money for our clients.

Can manage your your PPC campaign? Of course we can and we will if you want us to do so.



Do you outsource SEO to overseas SEO companies?

NO! We do not outsource our SEO services nor do we outsource our SEO support (in case you have any questions or need SEO help) to overseas search engine optimization companies. Your top ranking on the search engines search result pages (SERPs) will be 100% made in America.


Can you optimize my existing website for SEO?

YES! It doesn't matter if you are in the process of designing a new website, or have an existing site that is performing poorly with the search engines, we help pinpoint your SEO problems and recommend (to you or your web designers) the best steps needed to resolve those problems. However, if you want one of our SEO technician fix those problems for you, we can do it.

Call 484-220-1888 to have one of our expert website reviewer, or you can request your website review now.



My business is small, do I still need SEO?

It doesn't matter whether your business is small, medium or large! You'll still need SEO if you want your business website to get found on Google, Bing or Yahoo search result page, and on the top position.


My site can't be found on Google! Can you Help?

Yes we can! There might be many reasons why your website is not on Google, or it's found but it is buried, or your site is on page 1 of SERPs but it is not getting any traffic. Some of them are;

  • You might have your site set to 'No Index, No Follow'
  • You might be targeting the wrong keyword, or keyword phrase
  • Your site is new and has not yet been indexed by the search engines
  • Your site is not properly optimized
  • Your site might be banned (Check your search engine's webmaster tool)
  • You site might be taken too long to load, therefore not being listed on the first, second or third page of the SERPs

Again, the reasons could be endless but our website review can pinpoint them out and the report will recommend the actions you need to take in order to improve your website's SEO.



Do I have to sign an SEO contract?

No you don't! The only document you would sign is the SEO proposal with SEO plans detailing the cost of your SEO campaign, what is included in your customized SEO plan, and what's not included! Your obligation will be a month to month obligation (no long term contract).

Please note that in order for us to continue working on your SEO campaign, a payment is required before the beginning of each month (usually before or on the first of the month). If you want to cancel the SEO services, we'll need to receive an email simply requesting the cancellation before the beginning of the billing cycle.



Can I contact your existing or ex-clients for reference?

Of course you can! Just like we promise to never share or sale your information (name, email and phone number) with any third party, we'll first need to get permission from our client(s), and we'll send you their contact information as soon as we get their OK, which usually takes a day or two depending on how busy they are.


Do you follow search engines guidelines?

Yes we do, or you wouldn't have found us on Google :)

If by any chance you couldn't find the answer to one of your SEO questions here, it doesn't mean we don't have an answer for you. Just contact us with your SEO question and one of our SEO expert will email you back, or call you at the phone number you have provided us with (US only), and personally answer your question, and then add it to this SEO FAQ page.

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