Ferndale WA SEO and Small Business Marketing
We are a small Western Washington company. We build, promote and manage websites for other local Washington State small businesses.
What Can We Do For You?
Well, what we do is pretty simple — We promote your business online.
Usually, this means we work to promote your business website, but even if you don’t have a website yet, we can still work to send you more customers.
The process is pretty straightforward. Not everyone is aware of your company’s services. We try to increase that awareness and get more prospective customers calling you. That’s about it.
Why Work With Us?
- We’re experienced — we started doing this in 1999.
- We’re local — we’re right here in Whatcom County.
- We’ll always tell you the facts.
- We play it safe — no risky SEO strategies.
- We treat your business just like it’s our own business
- Affordable rates — you pick your service level.
- Total flexibility — change your monthly plan anytime you want.
- No contracts — you can pause or quit at any time.
What’s the Cost?
We don’t charge a high monthly fee for our services. We charge a flat fee per hour.
You simply order as many hours a month as you think you need. You can even do just one hour a month.
Plus, our billable work hours are only hours when we are actually working on your behalf. You don’t pay for any administrative chores such as invoice preparation. You only pay for the work that actually produces results.
How Do Most Washington SEO Services Work?
Most big city WA SEO companies try to get as much money up front as they can. And they charge a lot each month for as many months as you can afford. That’s why most of those arrangements end after six months or so.
I’m not saying there is anything wrong with the firms that work this way. I’m not saying that those firms don’t do a good job.
I’m just saying that those types of plans don’t work for the majority of real small businesses.
Most small business owners would benefit from a more affordable plan. One that builds their business slowly. One they can plan for and budget for. One that doesn’t cause a spike in spending or an unexpected spike in customer requests that they can’t fulfill.
– Let’s Talk About It –
Back before 2000, I started building small web sites and making money through online affiliate marketing.
Web-based affiliate marketing consists of getting focused Web traffic and sending those visitors to companies, product offers and other sites that those visitors would be interested in.
In the affiliate business you get paid strictly on commission. If you can’t generate lots of Web traffic, you won’t make any money. So you either learn how to attract a bunch of people interested in what you are offering or you just go out of business fast.
Fortunately for me, I learned how to get lots of traffic.
And by building lots of different sites, experimenting with them and testing them every day, year after year, even a slow guy like me ends up learning quite a bit about it.
I still have my affiliate marketing business, but after focusing so much on it for over 15 years, you can get a little restless. That brings me to why I built Site Promotion Coach.
Ferndale SEO Consultant
These days, I like working with local small business owners in order to help them improve their marketing efforts. I try to help increase their online customer lead generation process.
My work with them might include building a new website; putting together an additional site in order to multiply the number of visitors a company gets; or improving an existing site’s search engine rankings through search engine optimization (SEO).
If a small business needs a website, I can build one. I would produce a simple and clean website that effectively promotes your business’s key benefits and services. The main goal of that new website will be to turn casual visitors into new customers or clients.
The main goal of that website is to get that visitor to pick up the phone or send an email. That’s the goal behind the new site.
Now if you already have a pretty decent site, that’s great, but maybe we can help you get even more visitors to it.
All of the online marketing and search engine optimization work we do is built on time-tested tactics only. We don’t do risky stuff.
These tactics sometimes include site editing, content additions, page and article writing, citation building, quality link building and reputation management through the promotion of positive customer reviews and the minimization of negative reviews.
But it’s also likely that we can promote your business without actually changing your website at all.
If you already have a good working site, we can often do our work without needing any access to your current website at all. We won’t need to edit it or change anything on it. All of our work will be done elsewhere.
This hands-off approach could be all your site actually needs in order to rank better and bring in more customers.
If you’re on a tight budget, this can be an affordable option.
Something to Think About
I recommend you examine all your options before hiring a Western Washington SEO agency.
While there are some really talented SEO firms 100 miles south of us down in King County, you may also come across a few of them that will be a little more reckless with your site than what I would recommend.
Some companies use tools and tactics that make me uncomfortable. Some of these risky tactics may appear to initially help your site rankings, but those improvements are often short-lived. Some tactics can end up harming your site and your reputation with Google.
It’s not worth it. Don’t risk the long-term health of your company by having them experiment with your website.
Look, we know your business and website are incredibly important to you. We would never start any search engine optimization strategy that the search engines would frown upon.
We give your site the same respect that we extend to our own sites.
Where Are We?
I live right here in Ferndale, Washington, about 100 miles north of the Emerald City.
If you are close to this area too, maybe we could get together and talk about what you want to do with your website.
Of course, it’s not necessary we meet. There is always email and the phone.
Get Great Long-Term Search Engine Rankings
When someone is on their computer or their phone looking for a business that does the type of service that you offer, you want to make your website to be one of the sites that show up on the first page of Google, Yahoo and Bing.
We’re pretty good at doing this. We’ve been doing this for over 15 years.
No Long Commitment or Contract
We don’t need a written contract if you don’t need one. Your handshake is good enough for us.
Remember, you choose the monthly budget that works for you. We talk on the phone, come to an agreement, and then get to work trying to get your business more sales leads. It’s that simple.
You Get More Time to Work on Your Business
When we’re on your team, you will always have someone you can call and discuss any web marketing topic you want.
We will do any of those online tasks you don’t want to do or learn how to do.
And we promise to treat your site with the same care we treat our own sites.