From Rick: I tried out a service that evaluates the health of one's Google Adwords campaign. I ran one of my client's campaigns through it, and the company contacted me to say I had achieved one of the highest scores they had ever seen. So they called to interview me. You can read that interview here.
I'm a web developer for small businesses in very competative markets. I spent many years doing SEO work, and was an editor for a major SEO newsletter/ebook -- so I know the ground. Now however, I don't have the time to focus on SEO work. I have often asked Rick to help my clients and he has done so with great success. He is persistant, reliable, knowledgeable and willing to try new ideas. The task of search engine optimization can be extremely tedious -- requiring diligent, on-going work -- because it's a moving target and the playing field is never level. Many website owners make the mistake of inserting a bunch of keywords, and then taking up some 'free' offer to submit their website to 1000's of search engines and directories. This is a great mistake and always backfires.
Rick's approach is to carefully assess and locate the niche market and then persistantly, little bit by little bit (a natural approach that search engines like) gently nudge them upwards in the rankings.
I can with great comfort and authority recommend Rick to take on anyone's SEO needs.
-- Jennifer Miller, Prairiecomm.net
Yesterday, I got my first professional license client just from the website. She told me that she had been frustrated that she could not find an attorney who helps nurses but her sister found my website and she was relieved. This is my ideal client and I wanted to thank everyone who helped me.
I believe your work will help me put my business where I want it to be.
Stacie L. Patterson, San Diego Professional License Attorney
When I read your reports, I always feel so very lucky to be working with you.
Even in this s---- economy, we carry on. Even with people booking significantly fewer longer hotel stays and fewer 3- and 4-star type hotels, we carry on, with excellent visitation thanks to you and a good number of successful bids. In fact, with Easter and Passover so late this year, and with a resultant longer spring break period, we may end up with spring sales as good as last year.
What a turnaround you've orchestrated since the results we were getting when you first came on board. I really appreciate what you've done.
-- Don Nadeau, BidOnTravel.com
I highly recommend the expertise of SearchSummit for improving a company's web site exposure through search engine placement. I noticed an immediate improvement in site traffic, which has lead to a direct increase in business. I travel a great deal and Rick was conscientious and thorough in his presentation and follow-up. He is professional in all his work.
-- Bryan Kelly, ATI Corporation, Designers and providers of automated warehouse systems
Our new company was looking for ways to have a better presence on the Internet, not only for our current clients, but to attract new business as well. Several other companies we contacted were interested in telling us how much their services would cost, but wouldn't take the time to elaborate on what the course of action should be and why. Rick Archer at SearchSummit was extremely helpful in discussing the intricacies of web searches and links, and outlined a plan to increase the traffic to our web site tailored to our needs at this time. We have seen a significant difference since he implemented these changes and appreciate that he continues to monitor and suggest additional directions we can take in the future.
-- Karyn Condie, RandD Strategic Solutions
As a little internet puppy I spent a tiny bit of money on an SEO, was #1 for 6 months, then got blown off the search engines because my SEO was using unethical techniques. Then I went to a highly paid SEO company which constantly told me to "wait" and although they did succeed in getting me back into the top ten, it took 9 months and I was transferred through 3 different account reps. When I suddenly got bounced back into the 20's my high-priced SEO just told me to "wait" some more! Rick Archer was just the remedy I needed. Reasonably priced and always available, Rick tells me what needs to be done and I do what I can on my own and pay him to do what's beyond my capacity. It's a perfect arrangement. He located spammers with sites ranking above mine and we worked together to get them blown away. I was back on the first page within two weeks and have been gradually climbing higher ever since.
Creative Edge is the largest waterjet company in the US. Once we started following up on the leads we got due to Rick Archer's work on our web site, our business flourished as never before. We advertise in all the trade journals and get plenty of referrals and repeat customers, but our web site now generates over 70% of our business.
-- Harri Aalto, Creative Edge Waterjet
Over the many years we have worked together, you have charged me for your time but I really have no idea what you do as long as I stay positioned. And you have done me very, very well, so we stay in a relationship. I recommend you to everyone in a similar situation. But I have also noticed that you don't just 'do your job', but seem to go beyond. You seem to constantly try to outdo yourself, to be the best that you can be in your field, and I really respect that about you. That's what life's all about. We have all these great resources (G-d-given) and the message seems to be to do the best you can with them. Anyhow, thank you for a job well-done.
-- David Cohen, Logold Company Rings
I came across your site whilst searching for information on dynamic sites/search engine listings.
I work for a web design and hosting company that sells dynamic sites, and as a marketer am continually looking for information to provide to my clients on how to optimize their sites for search engines.
There is so much information out there, but often you have to wade a lot of unnecessary padding to get to the real point - particularly in newsletters, and especially American ones!
Your information is so succinct and well written, it stood out miles above everything else I spend all day reading and so I felt compelled to drop you a line.
I intend to start my own internet business this year and will, without doubt, refer back to your information.
Thanks for being a breath of fresh air!
I contacted Rick after using a large SEO firm for a few years. Rick is knowledgeable on the SEO tactics and very accessible. He allows you to continue to have control over your own site. I get to work with the same person every time since Rick Archer is the owner of SearchSummit. All his SEO work is done on my actual domain and not some special domain as is done by many SEO firms. This is important since the work I pay for remains on the domain that I own and control. You should seriously consider these factors when choosing a SEO firm.
Dale Warnecke, The Ornament Shop - Hallmark Ornaments