For businesses in this day and age, not being on the 1st page of Google for your business related search terms means you are missing out on hundreds to thousands of potential customers. That’s because people us Google, Bing and even sites like YouTube to find local and national level businesses and services they need. So if you don’t show up on the 1st page when they are looking, they won’t even know that your business exists. Proof of this is on this page right now as you probably came here because you searched for the terms “SEO Springfield MO” and you saw us listed on page 1. We understand how important it is to have assets that show up for potential customers but also to show you that we, in fact, we know how to rank sites. Even in the highly competitive world of search engine optimization that contains hundreds of other SEO agencies all vying for the top spots on Google for terms like “SEO Springfield MO”.
Given you are here and reading this, it probably goes without saying that you are at least somewhat interested in hiring an agency to help with your businesses website exposure and growth. Let’s be honest, who has the time to run a business and also give yourself another full-time job of becoming an internet marketer?
That’s why finding the best Springfield, MO SEO agency not only frees up your time to do the important things like running your business but by hiring a top level SEO agency it allows your business to grow rapidly and increase revenue like never before. But before you hire a Springfield, MO SEO agency, there are some things that you need to consider before working with Vibranium or any other agency for that matter.
Below you will find six things that as a business owner, you should think about and consider before moving forward with an SEO agency in Springfield, Missouri.
1. Not A Cookie Cutter Agency
It’s vital that an SEO agency in Springfield, MO that you decide to work with is not your run of the mill, cookie cutter type of agency that offers the exact same plan for every business they work with. Most agencies are cookie cutter because, well, it’s easy and the customer many times won’t know the difference they figure. You should work with an agency that asks a lot of questions about how your company works, your ideal customer and gets to know your company in and out so they can create a unique plan that will work for your business.
2. Website Optimization
Everyone knows having a strong foundation is vital, whether we are talking in the very literal sense of say a house or in the figurative sense of building a foundation for your business. It’s no different for your website and website optimization is one of, if not the most vital part of any website. This is because no matter what other work is done on the site if it doesn’t have proper website optimization done it will never perform up to it’s potential. Most agencies don’t optimize websites up to current standards as they are still typically using methods that worked five or more years ago. Here at Vibranium, we are constantly testing new methods to stay not only up to date but even ahead of the curve of what is to come. This means our clients get amazing results not only now but for years to come.
3. Future Proof Methods
Any SEO agency in Springfield, MO is going to say they can get your site to the 1st page of Google but no thought is given to if these tactics they use to rank sites will have detrimental effects on rankings in the next 1-3 years or more. This is because many agencies use tactics that may work in the short term by utilizing loopholes or shortcuts but Google will always shore these up and when they do and they find a site has utilized these tactics, that site is going to get penalized.
We know this because many of our clients come to us after working with other agencies and ended up suffering a Google penalty from the tactics they used. You don’t want to go down this route! No matter which agency you choose to work with you should make sure they are always staying up on the latest trends, tactics and even better if they are part of world-class mastermind groups to help stay up on the latest in the world of search engine optimization… much like we do 🙂
No matter if it’s Springfield, MO SEO or SEO in Kansas City or ranking sites for nationwide terms, we are always testing and learning the latest methods and part of that is even paying attention to Google and what patents they register and news they release themselves to make sure our clients get results for years to come.
4. Short Term & Long Term Goals
We are huge on goal setting but it’s important that any goal you set for yourself or your business leads to the overall larger plan. We help our clients set short-term goals that build into the long-term goals they wish to accomplish. This helps create an environment where our clients know what to expect from us and it creates optimal communication between us and our clients. Any agency you work with should be working with you about goals you wish to accomplish and have inventive and flexible ideas to grow as your company does.
5. Quality Services
This is one that can be hard to notice from the perspective of the client but most agencies out there today outsource work on their client’s websites to cheap, overseas labor. There are obvious reasons they do this, it’s cheaper and it allows them to take on more clients by leaving the work on their client’s websites to cheap, outsourced labor. Of course, the problem with this is your website is the lifeblood of your business and it is being left in the hands of people halfway around the world that you have never met and many times the quality control and methods of outsourced labor is iffy at best. This is a scenario we just see many potential issues with, which is why all work done on our client’s sites is done in-house so that we can assure work done is accurate and up to the latest standards of what we offer. If you end up working with us, or another agency, this is a subject you should inquire about with any agency as the ramifications of your website being in the hands of unknown people is a true risk in today’s world.
6. Time To Make A Move
More people are using the internet every day to find services and businesses they need and the longer you wait to make the decision to show up in front of those people, that’s money that is going to your competitors and not to you. The longer you wait to make a move, the more difficult and competitive your market will become to get on page 1 and be seen by prospective customers. This also means that as it becomes more competitive, it’s also going to become more expensive!