Being careful with your Northern Virginia SEO claims
For example, you've invented a new word - once your publication with the word is indexed, well, you're first in the rankings! At least for a little while, until all the bloggers start commenting about it (like our word "Avonym").
Therefore, our message to customers regarding SERPs is a message of "best effort" with "significant professional expertise and satisfied client testimony" to back it up. It's also a message of "improvement in results" with "excellent customer service and collaboration". Through our distinct efforts, we guarantee you'll see some improvement in measures common to online visibility. We say "distinct", because negative SEO action taken by our client or representatives can actually harm or negate any gains we make, as the SEO service provider.
"Improvement" can take many forms, which we outline from a performance perspective in our contract and follow-up correspondence - for some businesses, improvement is simply being featured in the 1st 7 adwords or local search for their business name (where before they were invisible); for others, it's organic 1st page results (vs. 5th-page results), within 3 weeks, on all 3 major search engines for 10 distinct keyword phrases.
The spidering, indexing and ranking algorithms among the search engines are in a constant state of activity and change, as is the targeted content on the web - that's why most serious business clients leverage SEO/SEM services on a consistent, recurring basis - i.e. several hours a week or month, every week or month, all year long. As soon as your competition sees the SERP results change in your favor, they'll optimize their own language or advertisements - and "poof", there goes your placement. It's like the gas station price wars...
So, making claims like "we're #1 in the search results for Google and Yahoo" for pretty broad industry terms like "northern virginia seo" are indicative only of very fleeting improvement and rapid illegitimacy. These kinds of misleading and inaccurate claims can also have long-term negative consequences - the claim never really disappears from the Internet cache.
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