What is Auto Shop SEO?
Traits of a Good SEO Company
They Rank High on Google
They Have Reviews and Good Reviews
They Showcase Previous Work
They Understand Your Niche
Many SEO firms work with every kind of business. Though this doesn’t eliminate them from a list of candidates, it reduces their focus on your industry. Companies that focus on the auto body industry are more likely to help you succeed online. They understand what Google looks for out of auto shop websites. Not every industry has the same route to SEO success. Marketing companies who understand this, are more likely to help you.
They Offer Affordable Pricing Plans
SEO should not break the bank. Don’t be fooled by marketers who say their services require $2,000 per month. These firms don’t understand the simplicity of effective SEO. Auto body businesses don’t need everything a Fortune 500 company will. Look for services that offer an affordable monthly plan. You can pay as little as $300 per month or as much as $1,500. It depends on your needs and goals. But don’t ever pay more than $1,500.
They Don’t Trick You Into Long-Term Contracts
Beware of marketing firms who tie you in the long-term. Yearly contractors can quickly become a nightmare for auto shop companies. When the marketer fails to deliver results or meet expectations, you are stuck in the agreement. At Auto Shop Webmasters, we recommend monthly payment plans. You should have the freedom to cancel services at any time. This way, you keep the pressure on the marketing company to deliver results each month.
Moving Forward With an SEO Company
Once you find a company that meets each of the criteria above, you can move forward. SEO can take 30-90 days to kick in, depending on your existing online presence. Websites that have been up for years will see changes more quickly than brand-new domains. Don’t worry about rankings in the first 3 weeks since Google may not have even crawled your site yet. You can always invest in PPC with Google Ads to get leads while you wait.