If you have a local business based in Los Angeles, hiring a SEO firm based in Los Angeles may be the best decision you ever make for your website. There’s simply no comparison between hiring local and hiring national or international. Why?
Work With Experts, Not Interns
If you hire a large national SEO company, the truth is that your project probably won’t even land on the real SEO expert’s desk. Instead, your project will probably be largely delegated to interns or 22 year old “fresh out of college” marketing majors.
In these firms, it’s the only way their business can run. There are only so many true experts a firm can hire, so a lot of the work ends up done by interns. And here’s the worst part: Even communication is often delegated. That means that even if the person you were speaking with before you bought was knowledgeable, often times the person you end up talking to after you buy will be a low level “account manager” type of person.
When you work with a local SEO agency Los Angeles like ours, that doesn’t happen. Our top level guys review and are actively involved with each and every project. If you ever want to ask our best guys questions, all you need to do is pick up the phone. Both you and your project get a high level of personal attention.
A Real Understanding of the Los Angeles Landscape
There are certain things that non-LA based SEO firms just can’t tell you. For example, should you try to rank your site for “Los Angeles Pizza,” “Westside Pizza” or “Gardena Pizza” if you’re based in Gardena? If you run a nightclub, what kinds of web promotion techniques might you try to appeal LA’s fashion and status conscious crowd?
Los Angeles is quite different than the rest of the country in many ways. While other firms can take a shot at doing it right, often time’s it’s hard to make informed decisions without actually being physically located here.
We understand the culture of LA. We’ve worked with dozens of local clients and we know what works.
Local SEO and Google Places
If you run a local business, one of the most important things you could do for your business is to rank well for local search results and Google Places.
Did you know that Google gives huge preferential treatment to local websites? If you search for “Locksmith Los Angles,” almost an entire page of listings is dedicated to local results. Ranking well for local results is often much more affordable than trying to rank for non-local keywords.
If you’re trying to rank for LA based keywords, a local agency is going to be much better equipped to help you. They’ll have done it before and have contacts that can help you get local backlinks. They’ll know the exact places to list your business to get you citations quickly. In other words, they’ll be able to rank you for local and for Google Places much more effectively and much faster.
Mobile and Smartphones: The Future of SEO
Smartphone usage is growing at breakneck speed. Already Google and Facebook, two of the world’s largest companies are struggling to adapt as more users access their sites on mobile phones, where far fewer people click on ads. Mobile usage is only going to increase in the future. More and more people are using mobile phones as their primary internet contact and using desktop computers seldomly.
To do well as a local business, you need to start preparing for mobile SEO today. More and more people are using tools like Siri to do their searches. Customer review sites like Yelp often rank in the top 5 for a business name search, sometimes even outranking the business’s own website.
Want to make your Los Angeles site do well in smartphones? Let’s talk – We’ve done it before, and we’re happy to do it again.
Local, Mutually Beneficial Relationships
Once you start working with us, we’re more than happy to connect you with other people who can help you rank better, help you build a better website or help you succeed in general. Need a top notch LA based graphic designer? Need a referral to an accountant? Want to find local partnerships? We can help.
This is one of the big upsides of working with a local, , SEO company Los Angeles. Instead of just doing your SEO for you, we’re able to go above and beyond to help you succeed. If we were a nationwide company, most of our rolodex wouldn’t be relevant to your company. But because we’re Los Angeles based and because we have so many clients and partners in the area, we’re able to serve you better in many ways.
Is There a Decrease in Quality?
One question people often ask when they hire a local agency instead of a national agency is: “Are you guys as good as the ‘big companies’?” The answer is simple: Yes. Large agencies do generate results, but they’re rarely able to put kind of energy and attention on each client that brings fast and high impact results.
Want to learn more about working with a top notch local agency? Give us a call at 1-(818)-949-8238.