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Chicago SEO Services
Crush the Competition and Increase Revenue with Chicago SEO
Do you wish to see your company meet or exceed its sales goals like an archer hitting a bullseye? You must start by targeting your website to potential customers. That’s because Google web browsers alone process over 2 trillion searches every year! Ranking highly on search engine results pages is bound to bring some of that traffic to you. M16 Marketing’s Chicago SEO services will help you crush the competition in terms of search engine rankings. You may be surprised to learn that 70% of search engine users click on organic listings instead of paid ads. Therefore, it is critical to make your website visible to relevant audiences – people who are searching for companies or products like yours. M16 identifies keywords with high profit potential that your customers use the most, then transforms your website into a top-ranking site for the keywords your customers frequently use.
But What is SEO?
SEO stands for “Search Engine Optimization.” Similar to how a car is optimized for best performance by putting in oil or aligning the wheels, your website needs to be optimized with relevant, valuable content and keywords that draw in potential customers. M16’s Chicago SEO services help your business identify areas of your website that need optimizing to achieve high rankings in search engine results. This in turn drives high-quality visitors (those most likely to become customers) to your website.
It is important to remember that ranking #1 on Google for any keyword may be counterproductive. We uncover the keywords that people use who are most likely to become your customers. M16’s SEO experts conduct in-depth research to discover real opportunities for growth. We then attempt to rank for the most lucrative and relevant keywords. When you partner with M16, you receive a customized SEO strategy for your specific situation.
Components of SEO
Keyword Research: Which Ones to Choose?
Keywords fall into two categories: short-tail keywords and long-tail keywords. Knowing how many of each type to target is important in developing your SEO strategy. Our SEO team researches trending short-tail keywords for your business or industry. These keywords are between one and three words long. They also have broad meanings such as “women’s acne creams.” We also research long-tail keywords. These have at least four words and are very specific. Although they attract less traffic than short-tail search terms, searches who use long-tail keywords have a better idea of what they want. One example is “women’s salicylic acid acne creams.” Keywords are the building blocks of your SEO strategy, and we help you discover the right mix that delivers the best traffic!
Optimizing your website means more than fitting the right keywords into your content. M16 checks other important aspects of your website, such as headers, for your targeted keywords. Websites that have plenty of headings and space in between content create a better reading experience for users. Meta-descriptions help visitors know what your link is about before they click on it from search engine results pages. Descriptive title tags attract users who are searching for businesses like yours.
Link-Building Builds Authority
Link-building is the process of earning links from other people’s websites to your own. Search engines such as Google view multiple “backlinks” (think of them as citations) from other reputable websites to yours as a sign your own site is trustworthy. The more backlinks you receive from respectable websites, the more authoritative your website will be and the higher search engines will rank your website. Our Chicago SEO team uses proven techniques to build up your website’s online reputation, and thus its rankings.
Optimized Content is King!
It seems like every minute there is more content being produced, whether it’s informative, entertaining, or both. Social media and smartphones have accelerated the pace at which content is created and consumed. Search engines understand that people love to consume content, so that is why they rank websites higher that create valuable content. Your company can become a great source of content that’s relevant to your customers. We at M16 can make this happen for you. Our Chicago SEO team creates captivating content for both mobile and desktop users by using vivid language in short-form paragraphs.
We Have Extensive National SEO and Chicago SEO Experience
The Windy City has a lot to boast about. It’s the third largest city in the United States, birthplace and home of former First Lady Michelle Obama, home to the largest Starbucks in the world, filming location of The Oprah Winfrey Show, and home of the iconic Sears (now Willis) Tower and John Hancock Center. We’re proud to serve such an iconic city with a rich heritage, brimming with opportunity. M16 can likewise leverage the enormous opportunity out there to propel your Chicago business to the top of the search rankings.
We have helped over 600 clients achieve exponential growth and revenue from our personalized SEO services. M16’s SEO efforts have increased conversions by more than 250%. We also maintain an average of five star Google reviews from clients, yet another testament to our high standards for excellence. We are also a top-ranking SEO, content, and digital agency by UpCity Marketplace.
Numerous companies that evaluate digital marketing firms have recognized our SEO firm with over 100 awards. However, we take our clients’ happiness more seriously than anything else. We don’t believe in being average or delivering average results. M16 is proud to be a Chicago SEO company that delivers extraordinary results for its clients.
Our Chicago SEO Services
- Keyword research and strategy
M16 conducts in-depth research on the keywords your website currently ranks for as well as the keywords it needs to rank for in order to achieve higher visibility and sales. Then, we help formulate a winning strategy for your business.
- On-page SEO
On-page SEO tailors your website to search engines’ high-quality standards. M16 keeps up-to-date on search engines’ best practices. We then leverage that knowledge to your website’s advantage, making the necessary changes to increase its rankings. For instance, our SEO experts craft quality, valuable content that commands authority and attention.
- Off-page SEO
Off-page SEO works hand-in-hand with on-page SEO to boost your website’s credibility on the web and increase exposure. M16 knows how to earn your website high-quality “backlinks” from reputable websites. The more backlinks your website receives from reputable websites, the higher quality search engines will believe your own site to be.
- Technical SEO
Though not as visible as on-page SEO, technical SEO plays a crucial role in search engine rankings. M16 can help you identify technical weaknesses in your website, such as slow page loading speeds. By fixing these technical issues, search engines can more easily crawl (review) your website. A better technical experience for search engines means a better experience for people, too. We all know that search engines reward websites for creating exceptional user experiences.
- Local SEO
Studies reveal that 64% of customers search for local businesses online. M16 can boost your company’s local SEO rankings with Google My Business (GMB) optimization. This will direct the people most likely to become your customers to your business!
We Help Bring Your Chicago Business to the Top of Your Customers’ Minds
At M16, we value relationships above all else. Good work comes from trusting relationships between client and company. We work tirelessly to meet our clients’ need and achieve the results they desire. Give us a call at (404) – 407 – 5500 to start your SEO journey today.
How our Los Angeles SEO Consultants Achieve #1 Rankings
Keyword Research: Our Los Angeles SEO experts @ M16 begin all SEO campaigns with keyword research and a well-defined strategy.
Content Development: Low-quality content destroys SEO value. We ensure content is well-written, relevant, and proactive.
Technical SEO: Our team optimizes your website and servers to help search engines crawl and index your site more effectively.
Backlinks: We build backlinks on high-authority domains. These links act as an indicator that your website has credibility, authority and is relevant to viewers.
Local Citations: Local rankings are impacted by business listings. We provide accurate name, address and phone listings on directories and social platforms.
Frequently Asked Questions About Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
What is SEO and why does it matter?
SEO is an ongoing process that increases your website’s visibility on search engines and in the minds of your target audience. SEO allows us to drive the right kind of traffic to produce results for your business.
What SEO Services do you provide?
We provide on-page, off-page and technical SEO services to help our client’s websites appear at the top of the search engine results pages. Our successfully optimized websites achieve higher keyword rankings, increased organic traffic and sales. Our SEO reports include keyword rank tracking integrated with comprehensive reports from Google Analytics and Google Search Console.
Do I need an SEO agency to do my SEO?
If you have a business that sells a product or service from its website or if you need your website to be visible on the first page to reach your target audience then you need SEO. Working with an SEO agency like M16 can provide you with an in-house team that understands the local market and how to strategically position you for local and organic SEO success.
How much does SEO cost?
SEO prices depend on the competitive level of the keyword and how many keywords are being targeted. Pricing packages start at $1200. View our SEO pricing packages.
How long are your SEO contracts?
SEO contracts are optional and not required by M16. We operate on a month to month basis where you can cancel your SEO services by sending a cancellation notice 30 days in advance. This is required so we can stop your billing and ensure you are not billed for the next monthly cycle.
Do you offer guaranteed #1 ranking keyword results?
No reputable SEO company can offer #1 keyword ranking guarantees. However, we have an outstanding history and reputation for delivering first-page keyword rankings and #1 rankings for desktop, map listings and mobile. Search engines change their algorithms constantly, and those changes may require changes in SEO strategy, content and tactics. M16 studies algorithm changes, makes recommendations and adjusts quickly to ensure our clients continue to improve and/or maintain their keyword rankings.