The Perfect One-Shot Local SEO Service


LocalSpark


Local-search visibility that lasts - without the ongoing fees.


You need the phone to ring. For that to happen, your business needs to be visible
in the local search results - particularly Google Places, AKA Google+ Local.



But you’re probably feeling short on options:


  • You’ve got no time to work on your local rankings yourself. You lack the hours and desire to learn local SEO, let alone do it. And you sure as heck don’t have time for the “error” part of trial and error.
  • You don’t trust most companies that claim they can help. Maybe you’ve been burned by a company that hurt your rankings - or brought Google’s boot down on your site. Or maybe you paid for months of “work” while your rankings moved like a statue and your phone collected dust.
  • All the SEO companies that seem good cost a small fortune...month after month after month. (So much for that vacation and sending the kids to college.)

On top of those big problems, you might also face very specific challenges:


  • Advertising costs. Maybe you’re doing AdWords and it’s working well, but you get some free visibility so you can wean yourself off the ads - or at least not depend 100% on them.
  • Perhaps you paid for ongoing SEO work that seemed to help for a while - but you’re not sure how they’re helping now.
  • Your business’s local visibility is OK, but you’re not sure how to make it better. You feel stuck.

We Can Help


“We” refers to Team LocalSpark. Phil Rozek of Local Visibility System and WhiteSpark: Darren Shaw, Nyagoslav Zhekov, Jessie Low, and our team of expert citation builders. The most-visible guys on our team - Darren, Phil, and Nyagoslav - are recognized across the world. To name just a few reasons:

  • 3 of us have contributed since 2012 to David Mihm’s annual Local Search Ranking Factors study - the definitive industry survey
  • 3 of us have run our own companies
  • 2 of us have spoken at SMX West
  • 1 of us has spoken at MozCon, Distilled SearchLove, SearchFest, and Local U
  • 1 of us is a Top Contributor at the Google and Your Business Forum
  • 1 of us was the technical editor for a book all about online reviews
  • Our combined experience is world-class. We’ve worked with over 200 businesses in 18 countries over the past 4-5 years

Phil Rozek

Phil Rozek

@philrozek

Darren Shaw

Darren Shaw

@EdmontonSEO

Nyagoslav Zhekov

Nyagoslav Zhekov

@Nyagoslav

We’re not the fast-talking SEO “experts” who cold-called you. We live and breathe local SEO.


But none of that matters, compared to what we can do for you.

Mike Blumenthal

Individually Nyagoslav, Phil and Darren are each smart, hard working, fair and extremely knowledgeable about the local space. Each with their own focus. Together they will make an incredible team that can be trusted to do the job right. I can’t imagine a better group of folks working together to help SMBs with their local online marketing.

Mike Blumenthal

Darren, Nyagoslav, and Phil are three of the thought leaders in Local SEO. With this new offering, they've been able to translate their deep level of knowledge of Google's local algorithm beyond just analysis into a service that actually executes on best practices. I'm confident you'll be in good hands with these guys.

David Mihm

David Mihm


Andrew Shotland

I highly recommend Phil, Darren & Nyagoslav. When it comes to local SEO, working with the three wise men is always better than working with the three stooges.

Andrew Shotland

We’ll get you visible in 7 steps


Our process is simple, because we’ve helped enough businesses that we know what steps really matter. We also can describe it in plain English, rather than hide behind the term “optimization.”

Step 1 - Client Intake

We send you a few questionnaires to fill out. It’s just the info we need on your business to be able to start working. After you do this, the ball is in our court for a while.

Step 2 - Keyword Research

We research keywords - to figure out which specific phrases your ideal local customers type into Google. We also set up reporting, so you can track the progress you make as a result of our work.

Step 3 - Link Audit

We look at the links pointing to your site. They’re probably OK, but there’s a chance Google disapproves of them and has penalized your site. If so, we’ll connect you with people who can help get you unpenalized - while we continue to work on your local visibility.

Step 4 - Business Listings

We’ll create, clean up, and optimize your business listings. That means Google+ Local (AKA Google Places), Yelp, YellowPages, and about 50 others. This is a long slog and usually involves double-digit hours of work, but we’re masters at it.

Step 5 - Website Optimization

We’ll tune-up or revamp your site. We’ll make sure you have all the right pages, we’ll help you get those pages built, and we will make a thousand geeky tune-ups behind the scenes. First we’ll send you a write-up of all our suggestions, and once you have approved those suggestions, we'll get the changes made..

Step 6 - Reviews

We’ll help you get reviews from your customers. It’s always a challenge to figure out the best strategy - but we see it as a good challenge. All you need to do is continue to make customers happy, and encourage them to review you.

Step 7 - Recommendations on Content, Links, and Social Media

We’ll tell you a few steps you need to take on an ongoing basis to keep your rankings growing. They’re steps that only you or someone in your company can do: what “content” you should create, how to earn a few good links, and how to get the most out of social media. By now you don’t need much “SEO,” and the way forward is simple. We’ve built your car, filled it up with gas, turned the key for you, and all you need to do is keep your foot on the gas and your eyes on the road.

Our approach may be perfect for you,
but it’s not for everyone


We’re not trying to be all things to all people. We’re as realistic as you are. There are a few cases when we’ll politely have to decline:

  • If you’re not a “local” business. We can only help you rank in a city if you have an address there, or are only a couple miles away. If you run a strictly ecommerce business without a local presence, our service can’t help you.
  • If you expect near-instant results. We know what needs to be done and we'll get to work right away, but it still takes time. You can expect signs of improvement within 2 months, and steady growth from there.
  • If you’re looking for the cheapest help. Our service is reasonably priced considering you’re getting three world-class experts working on your campaign, but it isn’t the cheapest out there.
  • If you don’t want to lift a finger. We’ll do a good 90% of the work, and walk you through the other 10%. That 10% is important.
  • If you can’t or won’t write stuff that showcases your expertise in your field, and you’re unwilling to pay a professional to write it for you. Google and local customers want to see how you stand out. We can’t make your business shine without you.

How we’re affordable
and don’t ask for ongoing fees


That’s right. We won’t bill you month after bloody month. We'll bill you monthly for only 3 months, then we're done.

  • We’ve trained our own people. We’re not relying on someone else’s team and paying someone else’s bloated markup.
  • We know what work really matters - the 7 steps we described a minute ago - and what doesn’t matter. We’ve ripped out the fluff.
  • We have a well defined and streamlined process. We know how long each task will take and how to complete them efficiently.

That’s why we can create the perfect local-visibility campaign for
only $1995/month USD - and we only need 3 months to do it.

Why this isn’t ongoing local SEO - and why it’s
better and more affordable for you


  • The best local SEO campaigns are the ones that NAIL the fundamentals. We will nail those fundamentals for you, and we can do it without billing you month after month after month.
  • We have the horsepower to get that heavy lifting done in a few months, rather than years.
  • There’s a point of diminishing return in local SEO. Eventually your website will be ship-shape, your listings will be plentiful, clean, and complete, your Google+ Local listing will be perfect, and you’ll have a system for getting reviews. At that point, there’s not much useful work you can pay someone else to do.
  • We’ll never do busywork. We’ll tell you exactly what we’re doing, and when (more on that in a minute). For your website we’ll run every suggestion by you before touching anything.
  • You’ll have all the logins to your various listings. You’re not paying us Mafia-style “protection money” just to keep your listings on the web.
  • We want to get you to the stage where you don’t need us. We consider that the ultimate achievement. Call us vain, but we’d rather brag about you than ask for money.

The fact that we don’t take months and months (or years) to do the work - and billing you all the while - means we do work at a fast clip. It’s an intense 3 months for us.

It won’t be so hectic for you, but you will be getting a stream of progress reports. Roughly one a week. We promise you’ll look forward to cracking open each one. Just the same, we’d like to tell you what happens and when:

Andy Gladstein

Our organic and local SEO is critical and there are no firms that have the tool set and experience that Whitespark has to deliver results in both of these key, but uniquely different and important areas.

Andy Gladstein

Not only did our organic presence increase, but most importantly our presence on Google Local. Through innovative, whitehat ideas and "SEO" tactics Whitespark definitely put us ahead of the curve.

Dr. Peter Boulden

Dr. Peter Boulden

The milestones you can expect


What

When

You hit the “Get started” button on this page.

As soon as you’d like

We send you our questionnaires.

Within 1 business day

We study the questionnaires and your situation.

2 days

We send you our report on the exact keywords to target.

If your links need “cleanup,” we’ll tell you the next step.

7 days

We set up your reporting in Google Analytics and our Local Rank Tracking system, then email you login details.

9 days

We send you our recommendations for your Google listing(s).  We make the changes when you’d like.

14 days

We send you our review-strategy recommendations.

21 days

Your Paypal account zaps payment to our account for the 2nd month of your perfect local SEO campaign.

30 days

We send you the completed report on your 50+ citations.

35 days

We send you all our recommendations for the site.  

We make the changes once you give us the thumbs-up.

42 days

We send you our recommendations on great “content” and on how to earn a few good links.

49 days

We send you our recommendations on how to get the most out of social media (usually easy stuff).

56 days

Your Paypal account gives us the go-ahead on the final month of your Perfect One-Shot Local SEO Campaign.

60 days

We send you the report on a “round 2” of citations work.

70 days

We send you a list of any loose ends we need to wrap up on your site, Google listing, and reviews strategy.

77 days

We give you the final report on how far you’ve come.

We also arm you to the teeth with know-how that you can use and probably never need “local SEO” again.

84 days

Enjoy your local visibility.

For a good long time.

How you’ll feel as our client


At ease

You will feel comfortable knowing you have some of the best in the business working on your local visibility. We know the shortest path to get the phone to ring.

In-the-know

With our clear reports and recommendations you’ll always know exactly what we plan to do and when we’ll do it.

Informed

We’ll explain our suggestions in however much detail you’d like.

In-control

We won’t change anything on your website or anywhere else without your say-so. And we sure as [BLEEP] won’t build any shady links for you. (In fact, we won’t “build” them at all: we’ll show you how to earn them and not be worried about Google’s boot coming down on you.)

What we promise you
(besides tip-top local visibility)


  • The truth. We aren’t trying to string you along for more billable hours and months.
  • “Education” if you want it. Questions? Fire away.
  • Availability. We’re visible and known. (Just Google any of our names.) We won’t and can’t “disappear.”
  • A solid foundation for the rest of your marketing. Most of the steps that make Google love your business also make people more likely to pick up the phone.

Next step: better visibility


Your team includes three worldwide-recognized local-search aficionados.

Our experience means you’ll have peace of mind in knowing we’ve made all the mistakes and done all the hard thinking, so you don’t have to do either.

We’ll do nearly all the work, too. (On the relatively few occasions we need something from you, we’ll let you know.)

Best of all, there are no ongoing fees.

Robert B. Farzad

For all of the companies that give SEO a bad name, Whitespark is one of the few that does it right. No shortcuts. No bull. No sales pitch with overpromising and under delivering.

Robert B. Farzad

We've seen great results since Whitespark's web design and SEO work, with web traffic having more than doubled in the last year, as well as a substantial increase in organic search traffic.

Reeve Bunn

Reeve Bunn

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It’s $1995/month USD for only 3 months.




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