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First things first, if you are looking for a company to do your SEO, please take a moment to read this. Our approach is different than practically every other SEO company out there, so just hear us out.

What makes Dain Designs approach to SEO different?

The difference between the other firms and how we approach SEO is that we know the secrets that SEO firms won't tell you and we are willing to share them with you. Here are three of the big ones...

1. There is no secret

Lots of SEO firms act as if there are magic formulas that they have developed that only they know. They are written in a book buried deep in the catacombs where only the bravest adventurers dare to go.

The truth is, as with nearly anything, there are strategies and depths of knowledge, but 90 percent is merely about doing what feels natural, being consistent, and testing. Google even gives you a guide for doing SEO (and you don't even need to fight any zombies to get it).

2. SEO isn't complicated

People want good content. That is all they have ever wanted. When they do a search they want to find what they are looking for as quickly as possible. Write your content and struture your site in such a way to make your audience happy and that will make Google happy.

3. The best person to improve your ranking is you

Nobody knows the ins and outs of your business like you. There is something unique to your business; an angle, a niche, or something you do different that sets you apart from your competitors. And you are the best one to tell that story. You really cannot expect someone that hasn't put in the time and effort building your business will have the expertise to convey that message to your customers.

For example, I have a friend whose business is extremely technical and unless you have been in the business hands on, you really can't know much about it. They hired an SEO firm to write some articles for them. When they got the completed articles back, they sounded like a 4th grader's research paper project. They were poorly written, very simplistic, with a couple of big words for good measure. They had added just extra words and redundant sentences as if they were trying to reach the minimum number of words required. If you have spent any time on the internet, I am sure you have seen articles like these as well.

We realize not everyone is a born professional copywritter. But with us, you don't need to be. We will help guide you by proofing, editing, and rewritting your content to make it the best expression of your vision. We will also do the necessary keyword research for you, if you want, so that your content is targeted to the audience you are trying to attract.

We are not making any promises we can't keep

Be wary of anyone claiming they have the "magic bullet" for SEO that will rocket your site to the top of Google. While some may have tricks that they use to fool Googles crawlers, the gains will be short lived, and possibly worse, can result in your site being banned altogether. Good SEO takes time, but is more cost effective over the long run. As the old saying goes, "It's a marathon, not a sprint".

So how does Dain Designs do SEO

Our approach to doing SEO is part doing and part consulting. You determine what you want that ratio to be. If you are on a budget and not afraid of doing more of the work yourself, then we will be more consultant. If you have a larger budget and don't have the time or resources to dedicate to working on SEO matters, then we will fall more into the "doing" category.

Most of the time, budget is a big constraint, so we end up as a primarily a consultant, guiding and directing you. We may not make as much, but our clients seem much happier with the results because they get more results for less money.

How much does SEO cost?

According to an article on searchenginewatch.com, here are a few of the prices they list as average. Note, these are industry averages, not Dain Designs prices.

  • Monthly retainer: $750-5,000 per month
  • Site content audit: $500-$7,500
  • Link profile audit: $500-$7,500
  • Social media site setup: $500-$3,000
  • Project-based pricing: $1,000 to $30,000
  • Hourly consulting rate: $100-300/hr

So how much do you charge?

As with most services, the short answer is "it depends". Every project is different and brings its own special challenges with it. However, what we can tell you is most of the time, we charge an hourly rate ($75.00 / hr), billed in 15 minute increments. For the majority of clients, it just works out better, and more cost effective that way.

Wow that Sounds great, where do I start?

Just get a hold of us and let's start talking about your project. We will discuss what your needs are and the best way to approach meeting your goals. We look foward to talking with you.

If you're looking for a SEO professional in Southern Oregon, Grants Pass, Medford, Ashland, or the surrounding areas, don't hesitate to get in touch with us.

Dain Designs, Inc. - A Grants Pass Oregon Web & Graphic Design Company
5581 Jerome Prairie Rd
Grants Pass, OR 97527