Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I choose iSearch By City?
We have years of experience in directional advertising and know how to best motivate potential clients to do business with you. We will ensure that your website is complete in content and highly optimized, so that it represents all the facets of your business, while also giving you the best chance of ranking highly in Google, Yahoo and Bing searches. We strive to build long term relationships with our clients, customizing our services to meet each business's specific needs, providing excellent customer service, making needed changes in a timely manner, and much more. Best of all, our rates are very affordable. Our services will likely be your most cost-effective form of advertisement with the lowest price per lead. For more reasons to choose iSearch By City, see our client reviews to find out how we've helped businesses just like yours.
Will I pay per click or website visit?
No, you won't—our program is a search engine optimization (SEO) program, which means that we do not charge per click. Our goal is to help your website rank on page one of the organic results for Google, Yahoo and Bing searches (just under the pay per click ads,) and to get you as many clicks and calls as possible. This will help increase your exposure to potential customers but will likely also be your lowest cost per lead of any form of advertisement.
How does iSearch By City's program work?
The brief video on our homepage does a great job of explaining our approach, so we encourage you to take a few minutes to watch it. Essentially, though, our goal is to help you rank as highly as possible in Google, Yahoo and Bing search results, not only in your local city but in every city throughout your market area.
How do you charge for your services?
There is an initial setup fee followed by a monthly service fee. We charge a setup fee because a significant portion of the work we do goes into the setup process. Roughly 40% of a website's ranking in search results relies on its setup or on-page optimization (the code on the website,) so we spend the time to make sure this is done correctly, thoroughly and effectively. Following setup, we put about 50 hours a month for the first six months into off-page optimization, marketing the site and submitting it to different directories. After the first six months we continue to spend about twenty hours per month on off-page optimization. This process helps maintain and increase a website's ranking. To learn more about our great value, call us for fast custom quote today at 1-800-499-2064.
Can we sign up for service over the phone?
Yes, you can. We're experts at asking the right questions to assess your business's needs and gather the information necessary to create your new website or improve your current one.
How important is a website to one's business?
A business's website is very important. It's not only a tool for attracting new customers, but also a way to represent your business to current and former customers, referrals, and people who may have learned about your business from another form of advertisement. Internet search is the way many people will find your business, including those who already know about you and are looking for more information such as details about your services and/or how to contact you. Your website is probably the most important representation of your business today.
What guarantees does iSearch By City offer?
We cannot make any guarantees as to your specific ranking in Google, Yahoo and Bing search results. What we can guarantee is that we will employ the same techniques and processes as we did for our other clients, each of whom have successfully ranked on page one of Google results for many, and often most, of their key search terms throughout their entire market area. Our track record is excellent, and our client reviews speak to the consistent success of our methods. Furthermore, if we have any doubts about our ability to rank your site as highly as we have our other clients', we will tell you so. We value our client relationships and would never sign anyone up without feeling confident we could provide quality results.
Can you use my existing website?
Yes, we can. We will most likely need to optimize, or code, your site for Google, Yahoo and Bing searches and add additional pages in order to position your business as relevant for searches beyond your local market area.
How long will it take for my website to go live?
Your site should go live within five weeks of signing the contract. It will then take some additional time for Google to cache or index the pages.
Can I supply my own video for the website?
Yes, we will gladly use your video.
What is the length of the contract?
Our contract is for twelve months. However, our goal is to serve you well beyond that period, continuing to make our program advantageous to your business through value-added service and results. We require a twelve-month contract because while some sites rank highly in Google, Yahoo and Bing search results within the first 30 days, others may take longer. This is especially true when the client's business is in a very competitive heading, in which case a site may take three to four months to rank. While it may take a little time for our monthly optimization efforts to pay off, the results are well worth the wait. Please refer to our client reviews to learn more about our amazing results. We've had unbelievable success helping businesses in very competitive headings outrank their competitors.
What can I expect?
We will design a beautiful website that reflects every aspect of your business, that is completely and professionally optimized, and that gives you the best chance of ranking highly in Google, Yahoo and Bing searches throughout your entire market area. Some of our clients have ranked highly almost immediately, while others have taken longer to do so. The websites that take longer to rank highly sometimes maintain their ranking better over time, however. You can also expect our services to be your lowest cost per lead of any form of advertisement.
What forms of payment do you accept?
Check, direct deposit or American Express.
Will you create or enhance an e-commerce website?
At this time we don't work on e-commerce sites. We concentrate on what we do best.
Who hosts your websites?
We host our clients' sites on Rackspace because we believe them to be the industry leader. However, if your email is domain-based (such as firstname.lastname@example.org,) then we will ask you to have your website hosted by a company such as Go Daddy. The reason for this is that with our rates being as low as they are, we cannot afford to spend time on any email issues.
Can you just design a website and/or optimize it without the additional monthly optimization?
We would be glad to speak with you regarding this opportunity.
Are your websites customized?
Yes, all of our websites are fully customized.
Can I be involved in designing the site?
Yes, we welcome client participation. It can make the process that much more fulfilling for the client.