Santa BarbaraSEO Agency

AUQ is an SEO agency that helps our clients increase traffic & sales through our tested SEO framework. We focus on content marketing, linkbuilding & web development

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Hire an SEO Agency With a Local Santa Barbara Focus

We develop unique and specialized SEO strategies that are focused on your business, and your customers. We separate ourselves from other agencies by not running a one size fits all SEO audit for all of our clients, and then implementing a templated SEO strategy.


We spend the time to understand your business, then we develop a targeted plan based on:

  • Your competitors
  • Your goals
  • Your budget

All businesses are different, and no SEO campaign should be the same.


We are a long term partner for SEO growth, and will work with you to adjust our strategy as your business grows and your goals change.


You need an honest & transparent SEO agency to help you succeed in the current competitive SEO landscape. Everyday there are hundreds of new websites launched, and thousands of new articles published… but only the top 10 search results receive traffic.


To win in this growing field, an SEO agency must be able to offer full service execution. It’s not enough to just provide an audit and expect someone else to implement it, an SEO partner should be able to evaluate their strategy and adjust as needed.


That’s why we’ve developed our framework to offer:

  • Web development & pagespeed optimization
  • Conversion rate optimization
  • In-house content writing
  • Editing staff
  • Custom SEO analytics dashboard

SEO Projects

#Design #Dev #Wordpress

A modern design paired with a fast loading theme.

Casino M8trix
#SEO #Ecommerce #Shopify

An ecommerce SEO campaign that reached ROI in 6 months.

Outland Living
#SEO #Design #Development #Wordpress

A website refresh focused on SEO growth.

#SEO #Design #Development #Wordpress

A classic brand, redesigned for modern times.

Odors Away
#Design #Development #SEO #Wordpress

A new design, optimized for local SEO & pagespeed.

Econ Granite

SEO & Development Services

SEO Focused Web Design

Our team starts working on SEO during the design planning phase. The goal is to make your site easy to navigate for both users, and Google’s crawlers. We analyze your target keywords, group them into clusters and map these keyword / cluster combinations to unique pages on your domain. Our development approach stresses fast loading times, security and easy website management.

SEO Content Marketing

Developing a content catalog is a proven, long term strategy for organic growth. However content marketing only works if the content is well researched, well written and optimized for conversion. We help our clients build & design their blog with conversion focused features that guide users towards sales or contact forms with an eye for ROI.

Analytics & Dashboard Setup

Accurate analytics help us test & optimize our clients’ campaigns. We set up custom systems to track a variety of primary & secondary metrics, and use this data to help us adjust our conversion and SEO strategies. Our clients receive a custom analytics dashboard that reflects statistics unique to their business and are auto-updated daily.

Our Approach
To Local Santa Barbara SEO

Different industries require different approaches to SEO, you may be looking for geo targeted San Jose keywords for your local business or competing on a national level with companies with bigger budgets. Your business deserves a unique strategy so contact our team and let us figure out the best approach for your business & your current situation.

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AUQ will be your longterm partner on a road to SEO success.

We are are a team of seasoned experts

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Kirill Sajaev

Founder & SEO

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Linze Lucas

SEO Director

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Eugene Kudriashov

Lead Developer

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Filip Svoboda

UX / UI Designer

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Andres Bernardo Diaz

UX / UI Designer

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Elajah Senolos


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Tetiana Fionik

Content Manager

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Sergey Bezdudnyy

Front End Developer

Common SEO Questions

  • How much do SEO services cost in Santa Barbara?

    SEO services vary from agency to agency, and depending on their services. Some agencies specialize in linkbuilding while others focus on technical optimizations, all this will impact pricing. We offer full service SEO in Santa Barbara – which includes: linkbuilding, technical optimizations and content marketing, and our retainers start at $3,000.

  • How do you work with business in Santa Barbara?

    A big part of our team is global, but our project managers are based in California, and the founder ( me, Kirill Sajaev ) lives in Santa Barbara. I’m happy to take personal meetings with our clients in Santa Barbara, or any surrounding areas including Camarillo, Ventura, Thousand Oaks, San Luis Obispo.

    I believe in a personal touch and I think face to face meetings can improve relationships, processes and help us reach your SEO goals faster.

    For clients that are unable to meet in person, we’re happy to work through video calls or by phone.

  • What industries do you work with?

    We work with a variety of industries ranging from local businesses to national saas companies – we provide a custom SEO strategy for each client based on their industry and competitive landscape. For our content marketing campaigns we hire subject matter experts to plan and write content for our clients blogs. This way each industry receives an individual expert, with a voice and expertise tailored to our partners’ goals.

  • Do you also help with web design & development?

    Web design & development are key components of a good SEO strategy, we’ve built our team around the idea that we should not have to outsource any portions of our SEO work, and if we recommend it – we should be able to implement it. So yes, we do offer web design & web development services to our clients in Santa Barbara – this allows us to execute our strategy from conception to delivery when working with WordPress sites.

  • Do you offer SEO penalty recovery services?

    Yes. Our penalty recovery process focuses primarily on technical SEO issues. In our experience most “SEO penalties” have been tied to a website re-launch, redesign or a major feature push. Often these issues cause unforeseen technical consequences such as de-indexing, DNS errors, SSL mistakes, hidden content or broken internal links. We also implement link toxicity and disavow campaigns as a safety measure.

    We’re happy to work with our neighbors in Santa Barbara to help them diagnose these issues, apply fixes and track recovery.

  • How do you approach linkbuilding?

    We developed our own, novel approach to linkbuilding that allows us to consistently acquire high quality, relevant links for our clients. Ever since the Penguin 2.0 update  in 2012 – Google has shifted focus from penalizing links, to de-valuing them, the result is while businesses might not be penalized – they could be wasting thousands of dollars in linkbuilding costs that do nothing to benefit their website.

    Our process is unique in the industry because we focus on page level metrics, and not domain level metrics. This way you can be sure your website is gathering links and traffic from pages that rank for terms in your industry, and can pass relevant traffic. As opposed to existing on a “jack of all trades” domain, buried deep in their blog library where neither real users, nor bots can find your links.

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