Why should a company use a professional SEO audit service?
- Keep your existing SEO company, honest. Verify those traffic numbers and rankings from a 3rd party auditing service. Most SEO experts use black hat and/or fake traffic to fool unsuspecting customers into shady services.
- Keeping your website up to date and cleaned of any excess issues helps you compete online. A search engine optimization audit will find any hidden errors that are causing rankings to stagnate online.
- Looking to and/or have recently redesigned your company website? A technical audit can save your existing SEO rankings from tanking after a site redesign. This is the most common issue we see at our offices.
- Looking to hire an SEO expert or company? Let us vet their expertise. 97% of the digital marketing companies we test, do not pass. Protect your company and investment dollars before signing a contract.
Learn more about our website auditing services by calling 775-870-0488.
Over 89% of digital marketing companies are not qualified to generate quality leads for their clients.
View our guide on the worlds best SEO experts here.
We tested all of the top competitors in our local Reno market to see what keywords they ranked for in Google, and were SHOCKED to learn that over 97% of these supposed SEO companies did not rank for buyer intent keywords! How is it that a digital marketing company, that sells SEO services does not use SEO to acquire new customers?
Buyer beware. Even large, well known ad agencies are promoting their digital marketing services and do not use SEO either.
A quick search for the keywords that the agency ranks for will tell the truth of how technical savvy they are at their own marketing efforts.
Example report for a local Reno marketing agency where they rank for keywords, on page 7,8 or 9…where no one every goes!
Some local companies do not even rank on the back pages of Google search. They use billboards and/or online ads via Google PPC in order to get SEO clients. Very strange indeed. More and more businesses are becoming educated in how these marketing scams work. It is getting harder to trick businesses into shady marketing services.
Eventually these fly by night marketing companies will fall by the wayside.
Quick tips to vet your SEO company
- Check out their reviews in Google. Why Google? Yelp and Facebook reviews are easy to game.
- Track the amount of keywords the marketing agency ranks for. What page do they rank in Google?
- Check the ranking stats of their customers as well.
- Hire a 3rd party vetting service.
- Make sure this company is actually located in the US. A number of foreign companies have front offices in the US, but all of the “work” is done overseas.
Arm yourself with the tools that experts use.
Invest in a company that has the experience and proven track record of successful wins for their own website as well as those of their clients. Always verify that data. There are ways that these companies can fake traffic and analytics. If you have been paying a company for marketing work and not seeing more sales, something is wrong. Do not trust their stat reports, verify with a 3rd party expert that will explain your real world rankings.
SEO Companies that reach out to you, unsolicited are usually in desperate straights (they can’t SEO their own company website) so they steal email addresses online and send out fake emails like the ones shared on the Worse SEO Hall of Fame WebSite here: http://www.claytowne.com/beats-digging-ditches/seo-marketing-spam-hall-of-shame/
Most small businesses get 3 – 5 sales calls a day from spammers trying to sell their Google ranking services. Think about it, if they were good at SEO, they would not have to call and harass you and your staff every day.
Calls from Google to Push Your Ranking a Fraudulent Indicator
Google will never call a business to assist them to improve their search engine rankings. Google provide various tools and knowledge bases to help web masters, search engine optimization experts and other information technology professionals understand the nature of SEO, but they never call businesses unsolicited.
Google has a support team, and customer service department that businesses can call for assistance, but never initiate contact with a business via telephone. source: https://themarketingfolks.com/seo-scam/
Those same small businesses receive several emails a day from supposed experts who just happened to stumble across your website and found some technical errors they can fix for real cheap. These emails are also scams. Never click on those links or call the sales number. They will automatically add your number to a spam call list, selling it to the highest bidder.
SEO is an investment, just like other forms of marketing. Make sure to work with a vetted expert and try to not think that just by hiring a young person to do your companies SEO or Social Media Marketing will help save the day. More often than not, these people are grossly under qualified for the position and will do more harm than good to your rankings online.
You can save money by doing a lot of it yourself, but you should plan to spend at least 1-2 hours per day marketing your company, writing content, engaging with your audience, and building online relationships.
A good budget for a national business or a competitive local business is typically in the $2500 – $5000 per month range depending on the competitiveness of your industry. For a quality company that isn’t looking to make massive profits on you, that kind of budget should produce good results. You may not reach all of your goals depending on the competitiveness of your industry or if there is additional work that needs to be done (site design, etc) but you should see measured improvement. source: https://moz.com/ugc/how-to-avoid-seo-digital-marketing-scams
SEO is still in the early stages of development. Most businesses do not even know what it is and how it can help or harm their businesses. This opens up room for sharks to surf in and make a lot of easy cash.
I once heard a meteorologist admit that forecasts that predict the weather beyond three days are essentially just guesses. “Then why do you still offer them?” the interviewer asked. “Because the audience demands them,” he answered. Left unsaid was “Because the audience doesn’t know any better.” That’s where SEO is now. The public is still largely ignorant of the truth about Internet marketing, and the stakes are so high that there are more than enough dupes willing to pay for SEO that doesn’t work.
It takes many forms. Fast talking consultants pitch SEO campaigns that cost $50,000-$75,000 to medium-sized businesses, and even though the business owners are skeptical, they often pay because they don’t know what else to do. Web development firms charge small businesses $500 a month for ongoing SEO maintenance, which means precisely collecting $500 for doing absolutely nothing. Marketing companies charge you to enlist popular bloggers to link to your site despite the fact that their blogs have nothing to do with what you’re selling. SEO “experts” charge you to submit your site to hundreds of fly-by-night Eastern European web directories in the name of link building. Most of these experts won’t explain to you what they’re actually doing, and almost none of what they do works. In fact, they’re more likely to get you penalized than to actually help you. source: https://techli.com/2013/12/the-truth-about-internet-marketing-part-2-seo-is-a-scam/
How to spot fake reviews on Amazon?
Fake reviews are one of the biggest hurdles in the way of a good online shopping experience. Like all other online shopping sites, the menace of fake reviews also plague the e-commerce giant – Amazon.
Though Amazon tries hard to weed out the fake reviews, however as a buyer, we need to play our part. Spending a few minutes before making a purchase is all it takes to not get scammed by those glowing 5 stars.
So in this post, I’ll help you identify fake reviews with a few tricks that help me make sound shopping decisions.
Note: As an example, I will be using this new MaxBoost Google Pixel 2 case that my analysis (and my gut) tells me has fake reviews.
READ FULL ARTICLE HERE: https://www.hongkiat.com/blog/identify-fake-reviews-on-amazon/
Clearly, Sandy Rowley is the best SEO expert in Reno Nevada…but she lists the best SEO experts in the nation to date below.
Proper digital marketing tactics can be one of the best strategies to reach new customers. Online marketing has helped small to medium sized businesses out compete large corporations. For the money, you cannot beat the services that an expert SEO professionals bring to the table.
With so many business looking to try or switch to digital marketing, lots of supposed SEO experts are popping up all over the world. Most are not to be trusted. Even large Ad agencies who are well known for their old school marketing campaigns have not fully grasped the Google SEO world. In your city, you can easily determine Who is the best SEO expert?
A Simple & Savvy technique to verify the best SEO expert in your area…
I have put together a quick tip sheet to help you quickly assess an SEO’s quality and worth. Download a free guide here.
or continue reading…It is a simple solution to put an end to all of the fake SEO pros in the world.
Quick tip? Use keyword research tools like Ahrefs and SEMrush to see what keywords the SEO expert currently ranks for. If they are ranking for keywords that are driving traffic to their own website, chances are, they could do the same for your company. Warning, make sure to view what keywords the specialist is ranking for. I have seen some ad agencies ranking for hundreds of keywords that were nothing but junk phrases that were not related to the buyer intent keywords they should be ranking for. An example would be ‘best SEO agency + your city’ or ‘your city + seo’.
See below what top SEO experts rank for online.
Lets have a look at some of the worlds top SEO experts, their strategies and starting fees. I am not being sponsored to post this information, like a lot of top 10 or top 100 directory websites. This is an honest review of the top marketing experts in their field.
Note, I am a SEO expert, located in Reno Nevada USA. I am one of the best SEO experts in my state. (Sandy Rowley).
Listed below are verified SEO experts. (not the fakers that give us SEO’s a bad name) you know who you are.
I have only listed individual SEO pros, not companies. If I have missed someone, please comment below. Happy to update if proven otherwise.
Who Are The Best SEO Experts?
Drum roll please…
Brian Dean Backlinko
Brian is one of my all time favorite mentors. He is the SEO expert, extraordinaire. When he first came on the digital marketing scene, he had less than 20 pages of content, but was outranking monster sites like Search Engine Journal, Moz and others. He has revolutionized the way Google search, ranks websites. If content is King, Brian is my lord and savior. https://backlinko.com/about-backlinko
Brian ranks his website for power keywords like SEO tools, Youtube SEO and back link building. Most of his traffic comes from his popular Youtube videos that teach digital marketing strategies that catapulted him into the limelight a few years ago. He has shared his strategic marketing strategies with SEO and marketers from around the world and is a trusted SEO resource. Request a quote directly from his website.
Neil Patel Marketing Guru (SEO God)
Neil and his team of heavy hitting SEO pros, have secured his position in history, as The go to Guy for anything digital marketing. His advice is revered among leading brands and influencers worldwide. He shares straight forward and helpful information often and is respected as an authority in the marketing community. SEO Experts follow his every move. https://neilpatel.com/about/. You have to check out Ubersuggest! See link below.
Neil Patel’s Current SEO Ranking Report via Ahrefs
Although his website saw a small drop of 5k keywords, his 888,000 organic keyword rankings more than make up for it. He is currently in position #6 for SEO and #1 for Ubersuggest. See Excel file of all keywords his website ranks for in Google. Very impressive. His starting SEO maintenance fees begin at $15,000 per month. Request a quote directly from his website.
Nathan is a leading digital marketing expert who works with some of the worlds largest brands. His marketing blog has helped thousands of people rank higher in Google search for relevant keywords. He also teaches SEO to aspiring marketing students all over the world. Request a quote directly from his website.
Check out their portfolio here: https://www.gotchseo.com/about/
Leading the rankings for “Affordable SEO Experts’, GotchSEO has proven their online marketing talents. Download list of keywords he ranks for now.
SEO is far from being dead. Digital marketing is evolving into a much needed resource for small businesses around the world. This marketing service has helped thousands of businesses out compete their competitors. Make sure when looking to hire a marketing expert, that they practice what they sell.
Gary Vaynerchuk Social Media Marketing Trail Blazer
Hustle till your haters ask if your hiring. Seriously. Gary Vee is The Man. He has a pulse on the future. Always miles ahead of anyone in the marketing space. If Gary is on Snapchat, you better get your selfie pose ready. This marketing powerhouse of a Man, Brand, Culture…Hero… is sought after at events and boardrooms the globe over. Millions of dedicated followers (I am one of them), look forward to his inspirational pick me ups, like this one:
Although he does not sell SEO directly, he is a leading digital marketing expert who should be studied and worshiped if you are any person, company or community looking to do something that matters.
Gary Vee uses SEO strategies to reach businesses and entrepreneurs who are looking for guidance as well as marketing information. Some of my favorite keywords he targets well are ‘entrepreneur fitness‘ with less than 50 searches per month and the keyword ‘Snapchat’ with over 1.8 Millions searches per month, both of which he dominates the web SERPS (search engine results page ). Download a list of current keywords his brand ranks for in Google here.
Request a quote directly from his website.
The average American has 72 hours of free time each week. How many of those hours are you devoting to your self, your goals and your life?
“It’s easy to dream about it, but much harder to execute it”
– Gary Vaynerchuk
What are my SEO stats? Happy you asked.
Sandy Rowley (SEO Goddess) SEO Plans start at $1500 per month
Voted Best SEO expert in Reno Nevada 2 years running. #1 for Reno SEO, Reno Web Design and hundreds of local and national buyer intent keywords. (the keywords that matter). You can verify my SEO rankings with any keyword research tool. Currently my site traffic is over 2400 visits per month and ranking for over 800 organic keywords that are related to digital marketing and web design services. All keyword traffic tools will give you an estimation of a sites traffic and rankings. * also add 20%, sometimes more to keyword research volume to get an accurate volume for a keywords search per month.
I currently rank #1 or above the fold, for all of my local relevant keywords like Reno Web Design, Reno SEO, Reno Marketing as well as some national keyword phrases like ‘SEO coach’ and ‘Web Designers near me’. I dominate my local market and am considered a leading marketing expert in my community. I am working to rank for more long tail keywords, of which I will post later. I love working as a digital marketer, helping small businesses reach their goals. You can view my excellent record by searching for Sandy Rowley SEO. Download a list of the keywords I am ranking for in Google here.
I hope that you have learned how to choose an expert who can back up their claims. I believe hard work, honesty and determination are leading factors of any successful marketing endeavor.
In conclusion, remember to test the experts before you sign on the dotted line. Use keyword research tools to verify the agencies own rankings before trusting they actually know how to rank a website online. Hire only leading marketers who have worked to be the best in their industry.
Keyword research tools:
- View a long list of keyword tools on Brian Deans blog here: https://backlinko.com/keyword-research-tools
How to do keyword research video from the God of SEO, Neil Patel.
★★★★★ a month ago
With Sandy’s expertise our company sky rocketed up the search engine list. Her professionalism, SEO skills and customer service is second to none. Thanks to her the Pure Glow Salon has experience a substantial increase of web hits, phone calls and most importantly dollars to our bottom line. If you are looking to do the same for your business the only option is Reno SEO, Marketing & Design.
CEO, Pure Glow Salon & Spa
★★★★★ a month ago
I have worked with few other seo companies in California in the past but I wasn’t happy at all . I found Sandy at Reno seo on Google and I called her and she was great and explained to me everything i need to know and she did a full report on my site , then we met and she talked more about my site and how she can help me rank better . She put together a plan for me so I can start on my own and she’s giving me 2 hours of training which I’m very excited about . She’s very responsive and very quick responding .
CEO, Sally Piano Music
★★★★★ 5 months ago
Absolutely fantastic. After working with multiple companies, hours and hours of research, and nothing but excuses money and time, all it took was working with the right people. The nightmare that used to be SEO is long gone. Marketing your company should not be a DIY project. Thank you Sandy for your incredible work!! Can not recommend enough.
CEO, Bail Bonds Unlimited
★★★★★ a month ago
Very professional and clearly knows her stuff. Highly recommended.
Dan J. Lovelle
Attorney At Law, LVlitigation.com
★★★★★ 3 months ago
What a great job! Pleasure to work with. Smart & Responsible. She’s mine, all mine. Excited to launch my new website for Towelster!
★★★★★ 5 months ago
Sandy with Reno SEO, Marketing and Design is amazing. She handles all of my Website and SEO needs flawlessly. I have seen our numbers grow and page by page. She has earned my trust and gratitude 10 fold. I will be referring everyone that asks
CEO, Vix Hawg
★★★★★ a month ago
Our company has more than doubled since partnering with RWDR. Sandy and her team are now managing over 14 web site properties along with our SEO and PPC campaigns. We are opening new locations as a result. Highly Reccomended SEO expert.
★★★★★ 3 months ago
Sandy is our #1 go to person for ranking in Google search. Our bail bonds company ranks more than once at the top of search for all of our relevant keywords. Our company is growing at a steady rate thanks to her SEO and PPC services.
CEO, ALL N ONE Bail Bonds
★★★★★ 2 months ago
Reno SEO, Marketing & Design has elevated my internet ranking! I am so impressed with their talent, efficiency and commitment to helping others succeed.
Anna Marie LEach