1.) What is search engine optimization?
Search engine optimization is the practice of making web pages more visible in search engine results. Search engines utilize complex algorithms to determine which web pages are most relevant to the words or phrases the user is inputting into the search engine. Search engine optimizers use their knowledge of what these algorithms look for to give their clients optimal positioning in the search engine results pages (SERPs).
2.) Why should my site be optimized for search engines?
A great website cannot serve its purpose if it can not be found. Search engine optimization makes it possible for your site to be found amongst the many other sites similar to yours. More visibility equates to more visitors which will likely lead to increased sales and/or company awareness. A site that receives a lot of traffic can also become a new revenue stream by selling advertising space on it.
3.) What makes Visual Harmony qualified to provide search engine optimization services?
Our search engine optimization skills were developed under the tutelage of the leading search engineers from Google, Yahoo, Windows Live Search, Ask and more. After putting their teaching into practice, we have improved the rankings of every site that has enlisted our search engine optimization services.
4.) How much does search engine optimization cost?
Search engine optimization services start at $299.00 for sites that are 1-5 pages and $499.00 for sites that are 6-10 pages. Please contact us for a custom S.E.O. quote for larger sites.
5.) Is there anything else I should know about search engine optimization?
You should know that there are companies out there who falsely claim to perform S.E.O. Some of these simply submit your site's URL to various search engines. This does not improve your rankings, it only lets these search engines know that your site exists. Still others use forbidden (black-hat) techniques which may help for a short while (long enough for them to get paid), but will actually end up penalizing your site in the end which can result in your domain being dropped from a search engine's index.
We do not guarantee that by using our S.E.O. services that your site will hold the number one ranking or even be on the first page of results for a specific keyword phrase, although this can and has happened before. It's a big world out there and everybody wants to be number one. Many of the companies that consistently hold number one rankings do so because they have full-time salaried employees that do nothing but optimize their site(s).
On this page you can read information about how your site will benefit from being optimized for search engines.