Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?
Initially, I picked 15 keywords to target. I'm currently ranking high for 12 of the 15. I reconnected with the seoplus+ team in order to do a refresh, as my business model changed. We added a number of keywords, so I've come to rank for 16 of 30. Optimization for the new ones was only started this morning.
I'm on the first page of results for 6 of my keywords, and I'm in first place for 2 of them. seoplus+ did a good job of setting expectations, letting me know that that probably won't happen, but it did.
This time last year, I'd had 32 organic visits to my site. This month, I have 1,300 visits coming from SEO work. This represents a significant jump in organic searches. For me, each of those visits is worth 3 pay-per-click ones. They're so much more valuable.
Someone just bought one of my off-the-shelf products after googling a term. I've also received a request for proposal for a sizeable project after someone found me through an organic search. These 2 results will pay for seoplus+' services for 5 years.
How did seoplus+ perform from a project management standpoint?
seoplus+' structure may not be unique, but it's a huge advantage. I can onboard with a team of 6 people. Whenever I screw something up accidentally, it will be fixed by a web designer the same day, without charge. I think that seoplus+ expects people to foul up contact forms and so on. I have had access to on-call WordPress support. I have one point of contact, as well as a dedicated editor/writer. I can speak to someone about the technical side of writing, as well as the technical side of SEO. Those two things alone have saved me enough time in order to justify the cost, let alone ranking in Google. I can save 10 hours of work per month.
What did you find most impressive about seoplus+?
When most clients are comparing seoplus+ to whomever else, and expecting the results the next day, I can imagine it must be tempting to use black hat techniques. seoplus+ could bump my ranking tomorrow, and then completely destroy my whole website in 6 months. They'd be gone by then, so it wouldn't matter. I may unknowingly suggest something which turns out to be black hat, during a monthly strategy meeting with seoplus+. They will raise flags right away, telling me that it's a bad idea. I have someone to bounce ideas off of.
Whatever it is that seoplus+ has created by way of its structure, has gone well with its culture and philosophy, and it has made my life so much easier. I would have to receive an outstanding offer in order to consider moving to anyone else in the marketplace.
Are there any areas seoplus+ could improve?
Not for me. I know slightly more about the space than the average person, but if I was completely cold and had no concept at all of digital marketing, I would want more information from seoplus+. I can't say that seoplus+ hasn't provided enough information, because it isn't true. This remark is really disingenuous. I have no issues with seoplus+ at all. There are few areas in my business where things magically happen, and I have no problems. seoplus+ is one of them.