Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How long does it take to achieve results?
A. Within the first week, our CTO provides you with a technical site review and keyword phrase strategy. Within the first thirty (30) days, we begin optimizing and submitting to all engines and directories. Within the first sixty (60) days, the search engine and directories begin to show results of our preliminary efforts. Your SEO campaign will seriously ramp-up within the first three (3) to six (6) months as the engines and directories re-index their database. Some engines/directories can vary their indexing from two (2) weeks up to four (4) months so it's important to perform SEO services month after month on an annual basis if you want to achieve the best possible results.
Q. How many years of experience do you have?
A. We've been providing search engine ranking services for almost 10 years.
Q. What is your company's proficiency in SEO? Do you specialize in specific industries?
A. Our specialty lies in the thorough analysis, ongoing consulting and recommendations for improving your website's search engine visibility. Proper Registration of your site in the major search engines and directories, such as Yahoo!, Google,MSN etc. Engine-Specific optimized content with increased Link-Popularity and improved keyword rankings. Monthly reporting of your keyword rankings across the major engines. Click here to know what industries we have covered in the recent past.
Q. What is your Holistic SEO Approach?
A. We have a two fold SEO Approach We optimize existing site pages as opposed to creating doorway pages (unless site pages are in Flash, .ASP etc). This means that there is extensive coding work involved - accordingly a date-wise activity plan is communicated to you/client. As with any project, deviations from the comeback dates (client approvals) will introduce delays into project task completion dates. Content matters most in search engine placement. Search engines prefer to rank sites that offer authoritative content. Accordingly, we may request changes to existing site content on certain pages. We will then incorporate the relevant keywords into the base text (contextually).
Q. How many projects have you handled? What is the average value of those?
A. We have successfully optimized 1500+ sites in the last 10 years. The average order value is INR 60,000, but the increasing majority of SEO projects fall in the INR 60,000 -INR 1,25,000 range - since we ramped up business development in January 2002.
Q. What would be the deliverables by way of project management?
A. Depends on the SEO package chosen and the specifics of the assignment. Expect these documents via e-mail in this order: Project proposal, order confirmation report, keyword list report, date-wise activity plan, weekly progress report on web development, monthly SE rankings reports following submission throughout the project life cycle, content recommendations as needed, etc.
Q. What differentiates your service from other service providers?
A. We have successfully positioned ourselves as the 'what SEO services really ought to cost' company. We promote our SEO services on the 'knowledge at a low price' platform - in other words, we offer value. We are a true blue, knowledge-centric and process-focused SEO Company, albeit able to offer world-class SEO services at offshore rates.
Q. Do you follow SEO practices/do you have a code of ethics in place?
A. Yes. We are a member to major SEO related directories/chapters and subscribe to the industry SEO code of ethics. We also are member to W3C. Find out more on membership
Q What's your mode of payment?
A. Depending on the package we accept checks, all major credit cards & money by wire transfer.
Q. What maintenance do you provide, and what is the monthly cost?
A. We report the engine and position of each client key phrase link to our customers on a monthly basis. We research, develop and implement new SEO techniques on a weekly basis. We monitor the search engines and directories on a daily basis. Cost varies depending on the number of keyword phrases we optimize, cost of pay-per-submission directories, levels of consulting, number of links to improve link popularity and level of website sophistication or programming. There is a set-up fee based on the above criteria.
Q. Can social media optimization drive more traffic and help expand my online business?
A. Social media platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, Digg etc, have become the most visited sites on the internet. If you have a significant presence here, it might go a long way in advertising your business globally. This results in not just more traffic but better conversions also as this is not a direct selling but interest-based engagement.
Q. If I am getting SEO done already, would I still need SMO?
A. Social media optimization is a natural extension of SEO. Search engine optimization helps you market your site through search engines while SMO strengthens your brand image across the high traffic social media platforms on the internet.
Q. Is SMO beneficial to my site's rankings?
A. Social media optimization has a positive impact on your rankings as it boosts your rankings by getting high quality links to your site. Such links being natural and organic, search engines loves them too.
Q. Are your SMO packages comprehensive enough for large businesses too?
A. Our packages offer Facebook, Flickr, Linkedin, Blog set up, Twitter and a lot more. These are few of the most important social media sites and offer the biggest benefits too. If you require, we can add custom services to the package.