"Organic" or "natural" search results are the search listings most of us look at first when we do a Google search. They are the "free" listings in the main area of the search results page.
These listings don't appear on the page because anyone paid a search engine for them to be there. They are there because the websites' content "naturally" led the search engine to identify the sites as strongly relevant to searchers' needs.
But don't let the words "organic" and "natural" fool you - most top-ranking websites have been carefully designed, or "optimized", so that they have the characteristics that the search engines are looking for when they decide which sites to list first.
If your competitors outrank you in the search engines, it's probably because they've paid experts to optimize their sites. Now it's time to get some experts on your side - and for a lower cost-per-lead than your competitors ever dreamed of!
How can iMarket help you dominate the search engines?
"Search Engine Optimization" (SEO) is the art and science of persuading search engines to give your website a high ranking in the organic search engine listings - and it's the foundation of everything we do at iMarket.
Every search engine wants to provide useful, relevant content to users. If it doesn't, it will quickly fall out of favor - and lose advertising revenue. Therefore, every search engine is constantly evaluating and re-evaluating the freshness and quality of the content of the websites it lists. To compete effectively in the search engine rankings, you need to show the search engines that your website has the great content they're looking for. Effective SEO puts useful, relevant, fresh content on your website in a way that search engines can see and interpret it easily.
At iMarket, we provide you with all the tools and services you need for powerful SEO performance:
- Custom town-by-town optimization, giving you maximum search traction in your local area
- Submission to search engines and online directories
- A website that can be easily updated by even non-technical employees
- Editable website tags and other "behind-the-scenes" programming elements that attract search engines' notice
- User-friendly blog software that make it simple to regularly add fresh pages to your website
- Monthly reports on search engine performance, and 24/7 access to statistics about your website
- If you don't have the time or interest to keep up with SEO, you can outsource it to us! iMarket's complete Search Engine Optimization strategy will manage your keywords, content, blog posts, and more.
These powerful SEO tools will help you dominate the free search listings in your local area, significantly reducing your cost-per-lead over traditional media and increasing the total number of leads you acquire.
Here's what people say:
Everything has been great with the results and customer service from iMarket. Anything that we’ve asked for has been done quickly and exactly as we wished. Everyone in your organization has been very responsive and are all truly customer focused – you have great people working for you.
Specifically, we’ve been blown away by the organic traffic to the site and the leads and revenue generated from the SEO work that iMarket has done for us. Our SEO placement and leads/revenue went from something that wasn’t even worth tracking to our second highest source of both leads and revenue in just 6 months – the only higher source for either has been customer referrals. The investment that we made literally paid for itself in 6 months – maybe less than that. We should have done this years ago.
When we ran our reports from organic/SEO leads and revenue, it was our most abundant source of lead generation and revenue as well as our most cost effective source of lead generation and revenue – even when we had amortized the entire cost of the new site over just a 6 month period.
In comparison to yellow page advertising, it has cost us less than 10% of what yellow page expenditures cost to generate both leads and revenue. As a result of this, we have already reduced yellow page expenditures for next year that will result in savings that are over 3 times what it cost us to build the new site.
As for the social media aspect of things – everything has been great. I’m not well versed in those arenas nor do I have time to get involved with it, so I asked Martina to take care of keeping us up to date and she’s done a great job with it, updating our pages (as well as our blog) 2 or 3 times a week. I may get more involved with it at some point, but I haven’t had to as it’s being managed for us without me needing to do anything.
Finally on the PPC campaigns, we have not spent a lot of money there – simply because we haven’t had to because we are generating so much organic traffic. What we have spent has been worth it, we are averaging around $30 per lead via PPC which is outstanding when compared to any other paid advertising that we are doing. The next closest source in terms of expense is $90 per lead. We may look to increase PPC budgets in the future as a source of growth. For now though, we have our plate full with all of the organic leads as we are on Google’s first page for nearly every keyword that we have targeted.
Kevin Carney, President
Carney Plumbing, Heating and Cooling