Search Engine Marketing Services
"There are no shortcuts to search engine marketing. Doing it right is time consuming but the payoff is high rankings without having to purchase pay-per-click ads. We only do it the right way, so we offer our SEO service as Self Service or Full Service."
The current web marketing environment, spurred on by sponsored advertising and pay for inclusion directories, requires that site owners constantly adjust their marketing strategies to remain competitive. Playing the web marketing game can be expensive, especially if you have a lot of competitors, but the payoff can be big if you play the game the right way. We give you the tools necessary to play the game smart.
The web marketing game is played on two fronts: Site Optimization and Backward Linking.
Site Optimization is important because it helps search engines "find, index, and rank your site", according to Google.
We provide your webmaster with the proper coding techniques necessary to make your site search engine friendly. Alternatively, for an additional fee you can pay us to make the necessary changes to your web site to improve its ability to be properly indexed by search engines. Each site is unique, so please contact us to create an estimate for your web site. The rules constantly change, so even if we built your site, the techniques for optimization change over time, and some re-building may be necessary.
We provide you with the tools necessary to analyze your site, analyze your competitors' sites, find appropriate key phrases, and more. See our free tools.
We provide a monthly report of your site's ranking in over 30 search engines. We use only search engine friendly methods of reporting your ranking.
Unlimited professional advice from an SEO specialist via email. Advice by telephone is always welcome by calling our support line and speaking to our knowledgeable professionals.
Content Management Solutions: The way to show search engines that the site is not dormant is to continually add content. Articles, news, etc. Minor tweaks will no longer help. For an additional fee we can provide the means to make it easy for you to add content through online tools such as blogs, forums, RSS feeds, and other CMS systems.
HTML cleanup may be necessary to streamline code-bloated pages for search engines. HTML cleanup may include making your site Section 508 Accessible or WAI Accessibility compliant. HTML cleanup is avilable for an additionial fee.
We tell you what not to do and why. For example, do not use text that matches the background color of your page, this practice is often used by amateurs, and is considered to be spamming search engines, which will get your site banned.
Backward linking is important because it is a method search engines use to determine how to rank your site. According to Google's website - "PageRank interprets a link from Page A to Page B as a vote for Page B by Page A. PageRank then assesses a page's importance by the number of votes it receives."
We show you how to build up backward links to your web site. Backward linking services vary by industry and how much competition you have in your industry. This often involves paying for 3rd party directory link exchange services. This is often an expensive but necessary marketing strategy, especially if your competitors are using these services.
Inclusion in the Venue Directory, our own directory, and one of the only human-edited directories on the internet.
Yahoo Directory Submission - Yahoo's annual fee is currently $300.00 paid directly to Yahoo - submission does not guarantee that your site will be added to the directory, only that it will be reviewed and considered for inclusion within 7 days (this is not Venue Communications, Inc. policy, this is Yahoo's submission policy). Because of this policy, we let you decide if you want to pay their fee. The upside to having a paid listing at Yahoo is that it does help with getting into Google. They figure that if you paid $300, and a human looked at your site, it's probably good enough for their users! If you would like us to submit your site to Yahoo for you we will charge a $50.00 fee.
Please note: Our stat reports track how much traffic is coming from directories, which is very helpful when deciding if you should renew with paid inclusion directories. This service is included when we are hosting your site.