Business Marketing & SEO Service in Bellingham WA

We are a northwest Washington SEO agency. We build and promote small business websites in Whatcom County and Western Washington.

What Exactly Do We Do?

We promote your company on the Web.

In most cases, this means we promote our client’s website. We work to increase the number of interested local Internet viewers that see our client’s site.

But for businesses who still don’t have their own website, we have our own sites and pages we can use to send new customers to our clients. Of course, we can also build a new site too.

The marketing problem most small businesses face is they simply do not have enough new customers. And the reason they don’t have enough customers is that not enough people know out about the services they offer.

We change that. We set out to steadily increase the number of prospective customers that become aware of your business and the services you offer.

Why Makes Us Different?

  • We have lots of experience — 1999 is when we got started.
  • We’re really affordable — Why work with an expensive Seattle firm?
  • Great flexible rates — You pick how much you want to spend.
  • We play by the rules — No risky tactics.
  • You are in control — Change your plan anytime you like.
  • No contract — You can stop or pause any time.
  • We treat your business as carefully as we treat our own

Tell Me What It Will Cost

Most search engine optimization companies will tell you they need a substantial set-up charge and a high monthly fee in order to do the work.

We’re different. We’re flexible. We do not charge a set-up fee and you decide on the number you can pay each month.

Our model is simple. We charge for each hour of work we do on your behalf. You decide how many hours a month you want.

You can even order just one hour a month. In many cases, even one hour a month will bring some long-term positive results.

How Do We Work?

When we first start on your account, we take a look at your business and website (if you have one) and prioritize what needs to be done in order to get you more customers. We make a short list of important tasks. Then we start working on the list.

Even though you pay for our time, you pay only for the hours of work that produce results. You don’t pay for our time spent on things like administrative chores or phone calls. We’re not lawyers.

How Do Most Seattle SEO Services Work?

Most Washington SEO companies are really skilled at selling. They ask for a big down payment before they get started and as much as they can get at the start of each month too.

Most of these companies require you to sign a contract. Sometimes these deals appear promising to begin with, and the business owner is often pretty excited about it, but they often don’t end so well. The majority of these partnerships end as soon as the contract expires. They don’t get renewed.

Look, I’m not implying there is anything wrong with how these firms work. I’m not saying those big firms don’t do a good job.

However, these kinds of inflexible and expensive plans are not well-suited to most small businesses.

Most small businesses need an online marketing plan that is steady and affordable. They should get one that helps them build their business consistently, month after month and year after year.

The best plan is one that is easy to budget for. One that doesn’t result in a big increase in costs.

And the best plan is one that brings in a steady increase in customer requests, not just a short-lived sudden spike in phone calls and requests that most businesses don’t have the ability to handle.

A Little Background

If you’re not interested in this, you could skip this part, but back in 1999 I started building websites and making my living through online affiliate marketing.

Brian Hanson - Bellingham SEO ExpertTo be successful in affiliate marketing, you need one thing — you have to generate a lot of Web traffic. If you can’t get lots of visitors to your websites, you are not going to be successful.

I was fortunate, I learned how to get lots of traffic.

Even if you’re not the brightest kid in the class, if you work on something every day, year after year, you’re going to end up learning quite a bit. That’s what happened to me.

So I still have a small affiliate marketing operation, but in 2016 I focus on working with small business owners in order to help them improve their online marketing.

Let’s Discuss It

I work for local business owners to increase their number of new customers or clients.

Most of the time, the majority of my work is on improving the search engine rankings of the business owner’s website. I’ve found that even a little bit of focused work can bring big results.

Need a Website?

If your business needs a new website, I can build you one.

I can build a good site that will promote your business’s main services. This new website will attract and convert interested visitors into new customers. It will point out why it makes sense for folks in Whatcom County to do business with you.

Your site will be structured to convince local visitors to pick up the phone and call you. We think getting that phone call is the main goal of this new site.

Make Your Current Site More Popular

If you already have a nice site, my work will get more visitors to it.

Some of the work might include web page writing or editing, building citations, writing articles, reviews, link building and reputation management.

If your site is set up pretty good, we might be able to do all our work without needing any access to your site. We won’t need to log-in to it or change anything about it.

We will concentrate instead on the most important off-page ranking factors. These are the factors that impact how your site ranks in the major search engines.

These off-page elements are most likely just what your site needs in order to rank better and bring in new customers.

Business owners can get worried about online marketers using shady tactics that Google will disapprove of.

That’s one thing you won’t have to worry about. All of the search engine optimization work we do is based on trusted and accepted methods. We don’t use risky tactics.

Bellingham WA SEO Consultant

We think all local business owners should choose a Northwest Washington SEO company carefully.

Yes, there are some good and fancy SEO firms in downtown Seattle. Maybe one of them would work out for you.

But if you choose the wrong one, you might end up working with one that will take unnecessary risks with your website. Some of those firms in this business are too reckless for my liking.

Some firms use aggressive software tools and tactics that make me uncomfortable. They are too risky.

The problem with risky tactics is they often appear to work in the beginning. It isn’t until much later that the bad effects are noticed. And they are sometimes really hard to correct.

If there are specific things that Google does not want you to do. Why do them? Questionable tactics can harm how Google views your site for years to come.

Using those tactics are not worth the risk. Don’t gamble with your site’s reputation with Google. We won’t.

It’s About Respect

We know how important your business is to you. Our business is important to us as well. We will not do any search engine optimization tactic that the search engines will have a problem with.

When we work with you, we treat your website with the same level of respect and care that we give to our own sites.

Where Are We Based?

We live in Ferndale.

If it works out, maybe we could get together over coffee at Starbucks or Woods and talk about what’s going on with your business.

We know you’re busy. If we can’t get together, we can pick up the phone or communicate over email.

Better Search Engine Rankings in Your Future

When someone in our area is on their PC, laptop or phone looking for a local business that offers the services you offer, you want your company’s website to show up where they are searching. That’s exactly what we work on.

We have been working on this kind of stuff for well over a decade. Let us do it for you.

Contracts and Long Term Agreements

We don’t think we need a written contract. A handshake is good enough for us if it’s good enough for you.

There is no long term written arrangement. We operate month to month. You pick a monthly budget that works for you. You can change it or pause it whenever you want.

Here’s How We Get Started

Let’s talk about it on the phone or in person. If we think we can help your business, we’ll tell you how.

If we agree to work together, we work to get your business more phone calls, emails and sales leads.

We take care of your Web marketing responsibilities; you concentrate on the rest of your business. That’s about it.

We will treat your business and website with the same care we spend on our own sites.