Are you seeking a reliable partner skilled in content writing, design, and web development to integrate them seamlessly into a successful SEO campaign? We create tailored SEO strategies for your business and customers, considering their search behaviors. No two campaigns are alike.
Our focus areas for improving your SEO strategy include:
- Technical review and optimization
- Content creation
- SEO-focused design
- Link building
While numerous websites launch annually, only the top 10 positions attract significant traffic. Rely on our expert team to guide you through discovery, research, and implementation. We understand that every business is unique, so we never apply a one-size-fits-all approach.
Web Development for an Investment Management Firm
"AUQ’s biggest strengths were their agility and solution-oriented approach."
- Director Of Communications, Investment Management Firm
Website Redesign & SEO for a Pet Odor Products Manufacturer
"Their service was outstanding, and it didn't stop after they completed our website."
- Director of Operations, Odors Away LLC
Website Development & Maintenance for a Design Company
"They’re great at explaining the technology and suggesting solutions that can save time and money."
- Founder & Design Director, Tsang Seymour LLC
Web Design & Development for a Nonprofit Organization
"I’m impressed by their openness to listen — they want to make sure we’re happy with the results."
- Executive, Nonprofit Organization
SEO & WordPress Web Development Services for an E-Commerce Company
"After seeing so many difficult site launches, I’m blown away by how smooth their process is."
- CEO, A Digital Agency
Web Development & SEO Work for Casino Company
"AUQ’s project management has been excellent."
- COO, Casino M8trix
Website Redesign & SEO Strategy for Food & Beverage Co
"Their SEO research and ability to break it down to us were impressive."
- CTO, COWM INC
Wordpress SEO Services
SEO Content Marketing
SEO Content Marketing
In the realm of SEO content marketing, establishing your brand as a thought leader in your industry is paramount. A content library filled …
In the realm of SEO content marketing, establishing your brand as a thought leader in your industry is paramount. A content library filled with valuable and informative content serves as a powerful tool for consumers in their research phase, leading to brand discovery, top-of-mind consideration, and effective retargeting campaigns.
Crafting such content requires expertise, which can be challenging for busy product managers. That’s where our team comes in. We specialize in sourcing and hiring subject matter experts who excel at creating various content types, including infographics, long-form articles, and data visualizations.
To succeed in the competitive landscape, content marketing necessitates thorough research, exceptional writing, and optimization for conversion. With our assistance, you can elevate your SEO content marketing efforts to new heights.
SEO Focused Web Design
SEO Focused Web Design
Our SEO Focused Web Design goes beyond mere keyword placement. With Google’s algorithm prioritizing user behavior, design plays a crucial role in an …
Our SEO Focused Web Design goes beyond mere keyword placement. With Google’s algorithm prioritizing user behavior, design plays a crucial role in an effective SEO strategy. We consider key design elements such as:
- Prioritizing important content above the fold
- Encouraging exploration on landing pages
- Ensuring content is easily scannable and comprehensible
Since a majority of non-branded SEO visits start on service pages or articles rather than the homepage, our designers comprehend this user journey and create captivating pages deeper in the sales funnel.
Additionally, our development approach emphasizes fast loading times, security, and user-friendly website management.
Linkbuilding plays a crucial role in Google’s SEO algorithm, as it determines the credibility and trustworthiness of your content based on the number …
Linkbuilding plays a crucial role in Google’s SEO algorithm, as it determines the credibility and trustworthiness of your content based on the number of links from industry-relevant sites. However, not all links hold the same value. At our company, we prioritize:
- Relevance: We secure links from websites within your industry, ensuring a meaningful connection to your content.
- Power: Our focus is on trustworthy websites with strong domains, amplifying the impact of your link profile.
With over 5 years of experience, we have honed our link outreach process. Collaborating with publishers, authors, and niche-specific businesses, we establish high-quality connections between your brand and their content. Our safe and effective linkbuilding approach has withstood numerous algorithm updates, ensuring long-term success.
Technical SEO & Development
Technical SEO & Development
We’ve developed our technical team to optimize your website for search engines and provide an exceptional user experience. With a strong focus on Technical …
We’ve developed our technical team to optimize your website for search engines and provide an exceptional user experience. With a strong focus on Technical SEO, we address crucial elements that impact your SEO performance and user engagement. Our expert team meticulously analyzes and enhances various aspects such as:
- Page speed optimizations
- Indexation errors
- SERP visibility & title tags
- Schema mark-up
- Search console errors
- EAT authority factors
Our technical SEO analysis is conducted by our team of experts, ensuring a unique and tailored approach to your business, customers, and goals. We avoid relying solely on AI-generated reports, opting instead for a combination of internal strategies and third-party tools.
Whether you prefer a step-by-step implementation process for your development team or prefer us to handle it, we are happy to accommodate your needs. Rest assured that our thorough review will provide valuable insights for optimizing your website and driving SEO success.
Partner with SEO professionals who prioritize transparency, trustworthiness, and delivering measurable outcomes!
SEO & E-comm
AUQ redesigned and optimized an e-commerce company’s website for yaasa.com – an ergonomic furniture company in Santa Barbara. The team has also helped the firm with their SEO strategy. They’ve designed and developed their website using WordPress, Figma, and WooCommerce.
Design, Development & Content for SEO
AUQ worked with the Armormax.com team to increase organic traffic & organic conversions generated by the website by focusing on 3 things:
- National content strategy
- Design & development of new, searchable features
- Regular technical SEO audits
#1Initial Industry Research
#2Initial Industry Research
In our SEO process, we prioritize the Initial Industry Research phase. While we possess SEO expertise, we recognize that you hold invaluable knowledge about your business. Therefore, we delve into understanding your goals, business, and, most importantly, your customers.
By closely examining your company’s market and competitive strengths, we develop customized SEO strategies that align with your objectives and leverage your existing advantages. Taking into account your brand ecosystem, we craft solutions aimed at enhancing visibility, driving web traffic, and effectively converting leads into loyal customers.
As part of our comprehensive SEO process, we focus on Technical SEO to ensure your website is fully optimized and functioning seamlessly. Employing powerful tools like ScreamingFrog Crawler, Google Search Console, and Lighthouse, we conduct a thorough examination of your domain.
Our goal is to identify and resolve any obstacles that may hinder your website’s performance. We delve into crucial aspects such as domain strength and DNS structure, addressing any potential issues. This meticulous technical SEO audit process forms an integral part of our strategy to maximize your website’s potential.
#3Design for SEO
#4Design for SEO
Design plays a pivotal role in driving a successful SEO strategy. It profoundly impacts user interaction, conversion rates, and search engine perception. Our dedicated design team focuses on enhancing the usability, readability, and credibility of your website. By analyzing high-traffic pages and templates, we optimize them further.
Leveraging cutting-edge technology and tools, we ensure that your website remains up-to-date and fully functional. Understanding user behavior and navigation patterns, we strive to create a remarkable user experience, fostering organic growth for your website. With our emphasis on design for SEO, we help you maximize the potential of your online presence.
#4Development for SEO
#5Development for SEO
In our SEO process, our dedicated development team prioritizes delivering an exceptional web experience to your customers while ensuring a competitive edge. By implementing SEO best practices, we optimize your website for mobile users and prioritize fast loading times on desktop devices.
Recognizing the growing significance of these factors in Google’s algorithm, our primary focus is achieving rapid page load speeds, regardless of the keywords involved in searches. If required, we can either handle the implementation ourselves or provide direct guidance to your developers for seamless collaboration and effective results.
Content creation plays an important role in driving traffic, expanding reach, and enhancing website visibility. However, achieving substantial success in content SEO necessitates a profound comprehension of your industry and online search behaviors. Our approach involves collaborating with skilled writers who adeptly convey your company’s essence and message. We meticulously review and analyze content to ensure maximum effectiveness. At our company, we prioritize close collaboration with clients, ensuring the selection of the most suitable content creators and implementing a robust process that optimizes the impact of every page on your website.
Our dedicated linkbuilding team is committed to propelling your business growth with targeted and impactful promotion strategies. We employ a diverse range of tactics, including the creation of compelling content that naturally attracts organic links.
Additionally, we leverage existing high-ranking pages to maximize your visibility, all while ensuring cost-effective solutions that outperform traditional methods like guest posting. With our expertise, we can elevate your domain authority across industry blogs and reputable publications, amplifying your online presence and driving sustained success.
Common SEO Questions
How much do SEO services cost in Los Angeles?
The cost of SEO services in Los Angeles can vary depending on the agency and the specific services they offer. Factors such as the scope of work, specialization in areas like linkbuilding or technical optimizations, and the overall quality and expertise of the agency can influence pricing. At our agency, we provide full-service SEO in Los Angeles, encompassing various aspects such as linkbuilding, technical optimizations, and content marketing. Our retainers start at $3,000, ensuring comprehensive and effective SEO strategies tailored to your business needs.
What separates you from other SEO agencies?
At our agency, we distinguish ourselves by delivering comprehensive full-service SEO solutions that go beyond mere recommendations. We take pride in offering 100% follow-through on our suggestions. With a team comprising talented designers, skilled developers, and proficient content writers, we have the capability to not only provide SEO recommendations but also implement them.
Rest assured, we go beyond providing you with a mere PDF of an SEO audit or a list of recommendations. Our commitment extends to ensuring that these recommendations are not only delivered but also prove advantageous to your business.
How do you partner with businesses in Los Angeles?
While a significant portion of our team operates globally, we once maintained an office in downtown San Jose. However, as remote work became the norm worldwide, we made the decision to discontinue the physical space.
Nonetheless, we highly value face-to-face interactions and are more than willing to travel for in-person meetings and collaborative work sessions with your team. We firmly believe that personal engagement fosters stronger relationships, streamlines processes, and expedites the achievement of your SEO objectives.
For clients unable to meet in person, we gladly offer the option of video calls or phone consultations to ensure seamless communication and effective collaboration.
What industries do you work with?
We collaborate with a wide range of industries, with a special focus on B2B services and national SaaS companies. Our approach is all about personalization and meeting your unique needs. That’s why we offer tailored solutions for each client.
Our SEO strategies are designed to be distinctive campaigns crafted exclusively for your brand and customers. We believe in delivering results that align perfectly with your goals, ensuring that your business stands out in the online landscape.
Do you also help with web design & development?
Absolutely! We go beyond just providing an audit and identifying areas for improvement. When we make recommendations, we back them up by taking action. From a technical and design perspective, we ensure that our suggestions are implemented effectively.
This end-to-end approach allows us to seamlessly execute our strategies for WordPress sites, from the initial concept all the way to delivery. We believe in taking the necessary steps to bring our recommendations to life and deliver tangible results for your website.
Do you offer SEO penalty recovery services?
Our penalty recovery process mainly targets technical SEO problems. Often, what many perceive as “penalties” are actually consequences of website redesign or domain migration issues.
We gladly collaborate with Los Angeles teams to diagnose these concerns, implement necessary fixes, and monitor the recovery progress. Rest assured, we’re here to ensure your website gets back on track and performs optimally.
How do you approach linkbuilding?
After years of extensive testing and refining, we have honed our link building approach to perfection. Unlike traditional domain-based link building that relies on misleading domain rank statistics, we have developed our own in-house process that prioritizes page-level link building.
Our strategy involves strategically placing links on pages that already have a strong presence in Google’s search results. This approach offers several advantages, including faster indexation and the generation of robust ranking signals.
It’s important to note that since the Penguin 2.0 update in 2012, Google has shifted its focus from penalizing links to devaluing them. As a result, businesses that invest in ineffective link building methods may end up wasting significant amounts of money without reaping any benefits for their website.
How do you approach keyword research?
Before beginning keyword research, we meet with your stakeholders to understand your business and customers. We analyze online platforms like message boards and Reddit to learn about customer pain points.
Then, we assess competitors and target profitable keywords based on site age, backlinks, and goals. For new sites, we focus on untapped or weakly covered keywords. Established sites prioritize high-conversion-driving keywords with significant industry cost per click.
For thought leadership, we recommend high-traffic informational articles. Trust is established by being one of the first educational resources customers encounter during their research journey.
What common technical SEO issues do you target?
While our technical audits are customized for each client, we also focus on common essential issues that are important for all clients.
- Robots.txt file set to no-index: The robots.txt file is an important tool used by search engines to determine which pages to ignore when crawling a website. Sometimes, developers may intentionally block certain pages during the development phase but forget to update the settings when transitioning to the production server. It can also be beneficial to prevent the indexing of certain scripts that may slow down page loading but don’t provide valuable information to search engines. Furthermore, for privacy reasons, pages containing personal information like user profiles may be blocked from search engine indexing.
- WordPress set to no-index: A common issue we often encounter with WordPress is the unintentional de-indexing of pages due to various settings within the platform, such as those found in the “reading” menu or certain SEO plugins. It’s crucial to pay attention to these settings and ensure that the basic configurations are correctly set to avoid any inadvertent no-indexing of important pages. Double-checking these fundamental settings is always recommended to maintain optimal visibility in search engine results.
- Http vs Https: When it comes to the choice between HTTP and HTTPS, opting for the HTTPS version is undoubtedly the superior option for both users and search engines. However, sometimes issues arise with “mixed content warnings” when certain files, particularly images, are linked with HTTP instead of HTTPS. To address this, we conduct a thorough crawl to ensure that all links serve secure content. Additionally, we set up site-wide redirects to seamlessly redirect users to the HTTPS version, ensuring a secure and smooth browsing experience.
- XML sitemap issues: XML sitemaps are like a map for search engines, providing an overview of your website’s pages, categories, posts, user pages, and more. It’s crucial to establish a system that automatically generates updated sitemaps whenever there are changes to your site. These updated sitemaps should then be submitted to Search Console to ensure search engines can easily crawl and index your updated content.
- XML video & image sitemaps: Including XML video and image sitemaps in your website follows a similar concept as mentioned above. These specialized sitemaps specifically target video and image files, providing valuable links to enhance the visibility and indexing of your multimedia content. Depending on the size and variety of your content library, integrating video and image sitemaps can be a beneficial addition, ensuring that search engines effectively crawl and index these media files.
- Page speed: Page speed plays a crucial role in providing a positive user experience, and Google acknowledges its importance by considering loading times in its algorithm. However, it’s important to note that comparisons should be made with your top SEO competitors rather than the entire web. You don’t necessarily need perfect scores; what matters is having better scores than your competition. Additionally, different industries may have varying benchmarks for page speed. For instance, beauty and clothing brands heavily rely on images for sales, so serving compressed or low-quality images may not be suitable. In such cases, options like a CDN or lazy loading can be viable solutions.
- Mobile content missing: Google prioritizes mobile-first indexing, meaning that the mobile version of a website is considered the primary version for search engine indexing.
- Missing img alt tags: It’s crucial to assign an “alternative text” to every image on your website. This text is not visible to regular users but is important for search engines and screen readers used by visually impaired individuals. Google requires it, but more importantly, it enhances accessibility for users who rely on these tags to understand your site. Neglecting to include alternative text can negatively impact your search engine rankings and may even have legal consequences depending on your location.
How to interview a technical SEO consultant or agency?
Technical SEO professionals typically possess a solid web development background, which is vital for comprehending the required effort and prioritizing our recommendations. During interviews, I would inquire about:
- Your past experience in building websites and familiarity with programming languages.
- How you prioritize development tasks.
- Explain the sequence in which page elements load (HTML, DOM, CSS, JS, External CSS).
- Elaborate on the distinction between client-side and server-side rendering.
How do you incorporate EAT factors into your audits?
In SEO, EAT stands for expertise, authority, and trust. These factors are important for Google to assess the trustworthiness of your site, even though they don’t fall solely under the responsibility of developers. For sites related to health or financial decisions, known as “Your money or your life” sites, EAT becomes especially crucial.
EAT factors are often influenced by design and how users perceive your site as trustworthy during their browsing experience. To achieve this, consider incorporating the following design elements:
- Include author information on blogs.
- Showcase relevant certifications in your field.
- Provide citations to well-written research.
- Maintain a positive online reputation for your brand through platforms like Glassdoor, Google Reviews, and BBB.
- Create informative, long-form content rather than thin content.
- Use external links to authoritative sources and avoid linking to pseudoscience.
By implementing these design elements, you can enhance the perception of trustworthiness for your site.