What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?
I've seen a lot of growth in terms of number of visitors. I'm also getting a lot more leads through the website. GainTap is very good about keeping track of search trends on Google. It's difficult because Google keeps coming out with new updates, but giving less information about how to respond. The results are up and down. I work with a lot of small businesses who hire SEO consultants. I get better results than most of my clients.
How did GainTap perform from a project management standpoint?
GainTap does an excellent job. They're extremely responsive. Graham and I meet once a month in person, and we also talk on the phone. I email him occasionally and he usually gets back to me within a couple of hours. It's some of the best response I've gotten from any firm.
What did you find most impressive about them?
Graham doesn't just do SEO. He's extremely good at solving website problems. I've had a number of issues with my website where a page doesn't appear or the ranking drops. I also had a weird situation where somebody in another country published my photo alongside their biography. Graham was persistent and clever. He tracked that person down and got them to remove my photo.
Are there any areas they could improve?
GainTap needs to better define their target audience. I know Graham is working on that. I think his biggest fault is not promoting himself enough. He's much better than his pricier competition. He needs to get out there and talk to people because he has a good story to tell.
Do you have any advice for potential customers?
Don't treat GainTap as a plug and play SEO firm. While most of those firms offer only set options and no variation from their formula. Graham is more responsive and adaptable. He'll listen to you and deliver customized service.