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Manhattan SEO in 2022(Post Covid)
Manhattan SEO for New York City accounting companies, as well as the SEO efforts and results for countless finance companies, was put TO the test during 2020.
I am speaking, of course, about the Coronavirus.
No matter how small or large your accounting shop is your numbers during 2020..took a hit.
In this post, I will review some strategies to help accounting firms/small businesses weather the post-Covid storm.
This will be especially helpful if, for any unknown reason, we go through another Covid19 pandemic.
Strategy 1-Make sure your services are offered online.
It might sound silly at this point(after the pandemic has already happened), but make sure your accounting business has a solid online presence/website.
Not just a website but a website that offers all your services.
The good customers you are trying to attract should be able to go on your page and find all they need with a few clicks.
According to this statistic by Forbes.com, 80% of Americans still do not feel comfortable stepping outside their house.
This means 80% of possible clients choose to stay home and browse online.. if you don’t offer your services online. You don’t exist.
According to this article by Kvue.com, there was at least a 37% drop in yearly revenue in places like Texas(Austin), Atlanta, and Baltimore due to Covid19.
Once you decide you do need the help of “the best SEO company,” the next step
is to search online, of course, since everyone is doing it.
These are some of the questions that will most likely come through your mind:
A-Who is the best SEO company?
To answer this question, simply “SEO + your location” and compare the ten websites on page 1 of your results.
The companies that are doing the right things will come up organically on your search(this is good)
When receiving a call from a prospective SEO agency, they have to be willing to listen to your specific issues and challenges before they throw a price at you.
Beware of companies that offer a guarantee on any marketing campaign.
Due diligence will help you choose the best SEO company to solve your day-to-day problems, not add to them.
By simply reading through the “services,” “FAQs,” and “about” sections of the top 10 results in your Google search, you will be a lot more prepared.
At SAAI consulting, we give you free audits and advertising campaign proposals based on your specific needs.
Once we give you the above, you can choose to stay with us or have more valuable information if you decide to continue your search.
B-How much does SEO cost?
SEO prices vary by the size of your accounting firm, the number of services you would like listed on your website, and the level of detail for each web page.
If you want just a one-page website to direct people to, that can be done for a couple of hundred dollars.
If you want a 10-page site, where each page is SEO optimized and there is heavy
content per page, then, obviously, you will have to pay more(usually $1,000.00 and up)
Geographically, the place where you live might impact the prices you pay for SEO.
For example, if your accounting services are located in Baltimore, MA, some agencies offer $199.00 packages.
If, in contrast, you are located in Manhattan, NY, there is a chance the prices will be higher as there will be more keyword competition.
You can always choose to do SEO yourself.
This is certainly one way of getting it done, but it costs money and time. SEO is not complicated IF you have the time to learn it.
It takes an average of 6 to 18 months to learn enough where you see the results of your effort.
C-Is SEO a waste of money?
As long as there is the internet, there will be SEO.
Everyone is fighting to be on the top page.
To get on the top page, you can either:
1-Pay repeatedly now(PPC). Click here for a quick rundown of what to expect.
2-Improve your rankings organically over time. Click here to find out how long/how much money it will take.
The above two strategies have been in place for more than ten years and based on the latest statistics; they are here to stay.
There are two key things to ask the SEO agency you choose to work with:
Should I do PPC?
This type of advertisement guarantees you a top spot in Google searches, but it is only temporary(based on your budget)
Should I do SEO?
This strategy takes more time(not as much money) but once done, you will be in the top spot for free for the foreseeable future.
This means you won’t have to pay over and over in a concise amount of time(per impression), like PPC.
D-Which of my competitors has the best SEO?
This question is connected to market strategy and cost analysis.
We offer these two services at SAAI Consulting.
By analyzing your competitor’s SEO efforts, you will clearly know how long/how much you will have to spend.
There is a myriad of tools that can help you measure the above such as Semrush and Ahrefs.
At SAAI consulting, we already have access to these two tools, so you don’t have to pay for them.
E-Can I do SEO for Free?
The short answer to this is No. Due to great capitalism, most SEO metrics you need to pay attention to will cost you money.
When I say money, I mean anywhere between $38.00 a month as offered by Keywordkeg.com to $449.00 a month as provided by Semrush.com.
Once you are a paying member of one or more of the services mentioned above, you must do the leg work.
By legwork, I mean you will have to do something manually every day to add quality content to your site.
The above tools will let you know what you need to add to your site.
Strategy 2-Be realistic about your SEO expectations
Reread the above because it will not change whether there is a pandemic or not.
Effective SEO takes time.
It will either be your time or the time of the SEO agency you hire.
SEO will always be a slow investment, even with the most up-to-date strategies and brilliant content writing.
By slow, I mean six months to a year before you start seeing results, i.e., upgrade in domain authority, ranking for more words, etc.
The above time frame is because Google(the overlords of the world) is constantly changing its algorithm.
This means there is no way of knowing 100% certainty that SEO will work.
Don’t feel bad, though, because a ton of data is available from every website.
This data suggests that when a certain amount of steps are taken in a particular order and repeated, there is a much higher probability SEO will work.
Effective SEO takes effort.
This is where the rubber meets the road.
You spend a year trying things out with SEO, then discover you wasted half your time.
For on-page SEO, it takes an average of 10 steps per 2000+ word blog article before you can see results.
Or, you can hire an SEO agency with experience and knowledge of avoiding mistakes so you can get results faster.
At SAAI, we specialize in effective web design and SEO and have been through a lot to get where we are.
Strategy 3-Get started now.
The worst thing you can do is wait.
At SAAI, we offer a complete website and marketing analysis for free.
Whether you stay with us or choose to go elsewhere, after receiving our free reports, you will be a lot more prepared for those tough SEO proposal negotiations.
When it comes to SEO, every website is different.
It would help to rank the keywords in the order of images and CTAs(call to action) on each page.
Finding affordable SEO services will be challenging depending on your location, but with a free report in hand(as provided by us), you can ask much more intelligent questions.
-How many keywords should I aim for based on my company size?
Answer. They should not be able to answer this question without first researching your specific company. If they answer the above question without doing this, watch out.
-Do you offer Youtube marketing services?
Answer. Youtube services are a nice added extra that we offer at SAAI.
Please take a look at our Youtube channel for examples of our videos.
-How many words will each of the blog posts on my site have?
Answer. At least 2000 words, highly optimized with links, an excellent structure, and about ten other things every blog post should have.
For example, look at a recent blog post we put together.
-How many outgoing links will be present on each blog post?
Answer. The answer to this varies, but this question should only be answered after the SEO company you speak to analyzes your competition.
-What are some of your reviews?
A. Reviews let you know you can trust who you are speaking to. Here are some of our reviews.
-How many backlinks will be added to my site every month?
A. This question is also answered after your website and your competitors are analyzed, not before.
The above questions will go a long way to ensure whoever you will put extra effort into helping you reach SEO goals.
Look at this recent post with even more strategies for choosing the right guys to do your online marketing.
Finally, we would like to say that we hope the dreaded Covid pandemic did not cause any harm to you, our readers, or your families this past year.
We will prevail; we will.
Thank you so much for checking out our latest blog post!
Before you go, here’s a bit about us at SAAI:
Here at SAAI we do SEO
WITH SEO-Your website will allow you to pay your rent/bills/employees. It’s that simple.
Ever walked into the mall and had NO choice BUT to go through a random store first? Well, SEO will make YOUR business that store people HAVE to walk through.
SEO will place your business on page 1 of Google, so your product is seen FIRST.
WITHOUT SEO-Your website will falter and fail.
It’s that simple. Imagine your store is located in the BACK of the mall where it’s too far to walk, so NO ONE ever goes there.
If customers do not come through your doors, your business will falter and fail… you will not pay rent.. affairs in order… headstone shopping. You get the idea.
Here at SAAI, we do Web Design.
WITH an effective page DESIGN-Your website will make people not only want to stay but..LOOK around! Ever been to a store where everything was so easy to get to, you NEVER got lost and knew precisely how to get everywhere? That’s what an effective, SALES-oriented well-designed website will do for your business.
WITHOUT an effective page DESIGN-Your website will look like a war zone. People will know they are IN a store but have no idea WHAT is going on, where to go, or HOW to buy IF they find what they’re looking for.
People will leave your website almost immediately; you won’t get the sale, you will not pay rent.. affairs in order… headstone shopping. You get the idea.
We looked around the net and made sure WE are doing what others are not:
1-We respond to all inquiries within 24 hours.
2-We go through precise details on our contracts to ensure all information is clearly understood before moving forward.
3-We ONLY take on about 2 to 3 clients simultaneously to ensure we give you our undivided attention.
We feel it is more essential to provide QUALITY service than to meet some insane “100 client quota.”
4-The above rule allows us to meet deadlines without issue, ensuring the quality of service and guaranteeing that you will stay with us for the long run.
5-To avoid any issues or misunderstandings, we only take on clients that we know we will be able to help.
If issues prevent us from providing you with the best service, we will tell you before any paperwork is signed.
Could you shoot us an email, and Let’s chat?
You can also continue learning about web design and SEO for your website by reading some of our other blog posts below.