Oakland SEO
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Oakland SEO

We help companies in Oakland get more Google traffic and leads.
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We help East Bay companies rank higher in Google and get better leads.

Have you ever looked at the local search results and wondered how your competitors are ranking so well in Google? They are using the power of Search Engine Optimization to outrank you and get the majority of qualified leads. 85% of all clicks are on the first page of Google results. Our job is to help you get to page one so your business gets more phone calls, inquiries, requests for quotes, and qualified leads.

Oakland SEO Professionals

We work with clients all over the country, but we have many clients on our roster from the Bay Area. Our preferred clients are manufacturers, industrial companies and home contractors in Oakland, Berkeley, Hayward, Pleasanton, Emeryville, and the rest of Alameda County. If you’re interested in getting more leads from Google, call us at (916) 747-2198, or fill out the contact form for a free consultation.

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How To Choose a SEO Company

There are hundreds of SEO agencies in the Bay Area. How do you know who is credible, and who isn’t? There are a handful of things that will distinguish a reputable SEO firm from a fly-by-night operation. Watch the adjacent video to learn what these positive qualities are.

Our SEO Services and Capabilities

On Page Optimization

On-Page Optimization

To rank in the Bay Area, you need the right content on your site. We create and optimize content for maximum impact.

SEO Report

SEO Analytics

We give you regular Google ranking reports that show exactly where your search traffic and rankings are positioned.

Content Marketing

Content Marketing

We’ll help you produce high quality content for your website that drives organic traffic and qualified leads.

Link Building

Link Building

We build relevant, categorically related links from other websites back to yours, raising your authority and rankings.


Internet Marketing

Our clients turn to us for advice, guidance, and oversight on their online marketing channels, SEO, and AdWords campaigns.

Web Design

SEO Focused Web Design

Web design is an integral component of SEO. Google measures user signals to determine whether people are satisfied.

SEO Case Study of Painting Contractor

Read this SEO success story of a painting contractor in a major market city. We were able to get them a substantial amount of business in a relatively short time through SEO.

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SEO Case Study Painting Contractor

Rick Hayes Raptor Blaster

Rick Hayes

President, Raptor Blasting Systems

Investing in Lockedown SEO’s service for my business has been by far some of the best money I have ever spent! John has pushed my business to levels I wasn’t sure we could reach. I have referred Lockedown SEO to my own customers and have heard from them they have received the same results as I have. They are simply heads and shoulders above anybody else with web design, SEO and digital marketing. I highly recommend Lockedown SEO.

SEO Created 556 High-Ticket Leads in 2020 For This Classic Auto Restoration Shop

This auto shop owner got high-value qualified leads from all over Northern and Southern California, as well as Nevada, this year thanks to the power of Search Engine Optimization. Hear his story in his own words in this candid video.

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Manufacturing Executive

C-Level, Anonymous Manufacturing Company

We came to John with little to no knowledge of what we were looking for — only knowing that we needed to improve traffic to our site. He developed a game plan for us, executed it in the projected time frame and got us terrific results. I would highly recommend him unless you happen to be a competitor of mine in which case, please use someone less effective.

We specifically recommend and use strategies that will improve your search rankings for the long haul. We’re ecstatic when our clients succeed and undergo substantial growth. A report by the Ecommerce Foundation shows that 88% of customers do research on Google or another search engine before making a buying decision. We want to see customers find your business when they go online and do a Google search.

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What Does an SEO Campaign Look Like?

Each client may need different things due to factors like where they are starting from, level of competition, and how much SEO work they have done in the past. This table gives a general idea of what you can expect. For final pricing and and recommended scope of work, contact us for a custom quote.

Local SEO – Low Competition Local SEO – High Competition Enterprise or National SEO
3 to 6 month campaign Ongoing monthly campaign Ongoing monthly campaign
In-depth SEO Audit In-depth SEO Audit In-depth SEO Audit
Monthly reporting for up to three months after campaign Monthly reporting Biweekly reporting
On-page optimization On-page optimization On-page optimization
GMB optimization GMB optimization GMB optimization
Third-party profile optimization Third-party profile optimization Third-party profile optimization
Limited link building Ongoing link building Ongoing link building
Search Console and Google Analytics setup Search Console and Google Analytics ongoing analysis Search Console and Google Analytics ongoing analysis
Keyword research during campaign Keyword research, ongoing Keyword research, ongoing
Content creation (as needed) Ongoing content creation Ongoing content creation
Content optimization during campaign Ongoing content optimization Ongoing content optimization
SEO plugin setup SEO plugin setup and ongoing optimization SEO plugin setup and ongoing optimization
Website redesign (if needed) Website redesign (as separate scope) Website redesign (as seperate scope)
Web development as needed during campaign Web development as needed, ongoing Web development as needed, ongoing
Site maintenance during campaign only Ongoing site maintenance Ongoing site maintenance
SEO consultations during campaign Ongoing SEO consultations Ongoing SEO consultations

Most East Bay Consumers Use a Search Engine Before Making Purchases

A 2018 report by the Ecommerce Foundation shows that 88% of consumers do pre-purchase research before buying products or services online. Is your company showing up near the top of Google search results pages? We can help you get there through strategic SEO.

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Our Proven SEO Process Can Help Your Oakland CA Business Grow

The majority of clicks go to the first page, and most of those go to results near the top of the first page. Some of the local SEO clients on our roster had a record setting sales year in 2020. Those that didn’t smash sales records still did steady business, even through COVID, while some of their competitors struggled. How did they do it? Customers found them on Google because they invested in SEO.

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Delivering SEO Services to Oakland and the East Bay

Lockedown SEO helps companies throughout the East Bay Area with local SEO, helping them get higher placement in Google organic search. We also help manufacturers get more search engine traffic in competitive national searches. Here’s a few of the cities we serve:

  • Oakland
  • Berkeley
  • San Leandro
  • Hayward
  • Danville
  • Walnut Creek
  • Fremont
  • Pleasanton
  • Concord
  • Alameda
  • Emeryville
  • Richmond
  • Vallejo
  • Antioch
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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some answers to SEO questions you might have.

What is SEO? Why should I invest in SEO?

SEO, or Search Engine Optimization, is the science and art of getting certain web pages to rank higher in Google, Bing, and other search engines. If you've ever been frustrated at your competitors ranking higher than you in Google, and wondered why your company isn't ranking higher, a SEO consultant can help you get ranked higher. 87% of all clicks in a web search go to the first page of results, so if you aren't on page one of Google, you are most likely missing out on leads and customers.

How does SEO work? What's the secret to SEO?

There isn't any single big secret to SEO except giving potential customers what they are looking for, and making it easy for them to find answers and solutions to their problems. Google takes each keyword search, or search query, and finds web pages that are a potential good fit for that query. The pages that are determined to be the best solutions to a search query rank near the top of page one of Google. Search engines look at a wide variety of factors when evaluating a web page, including on-page content, links from other websites to your site, how your brand is represented on third-party sites and around the internet, reviews, user signals from people using your website, just to name a few.

How much will SEO cost for my company?

For most less-competitive businesses, we can do a three to six month cycle, and optimize their site top-to-bottom for better rankings. We can give you a custom quote for this service. If your business has a lot of competition in the local Bay Area market, or if you have national competitors, an ongoing monthly plan may be the best course of action. We can also give you a custom quote for that ongoing SEO service. Our rates are very competitive, and we have a strong track record of getting results.

Ho do I know if SEO will work for me?

If you've never tried to do SEO in the past, it's highly probable that there's a lot of room for improvement. Most of our clients have excellent results, and tell us they wish they would have invested in SEO earlier. We can put you in touch with client references if you have any skepticism. You found this very web page by using Google...that is SEO in action.

Who will be doing the SEO work for my business?

All of the work will be done by SEO professionals right here in the USA. Every project will be overseen by our founder, John Locke.

Do you offer Google AdWords or PPC services?

We can oversee your Google AdWords campaigns if you wish. Most campaigns spend money on unrelated clicks, because AdWords defaults to bidding on the broadest range of keywords, unless you specify otherwise. The two ways to solve this are to set up a negative keywords list, which is keyword phrases your ad does NOT run against, or to set up a specific list of keyword phrases for the ads to run against. Auditing the campaign for these types of clicks can help you reach more targeted customers and help you spend your PPC budget more efficiently.

Can you help us rank higher in Google Maps?

In most cases, there are things we can recommend to help you rank higher in Google Maps, or the three-pack map on page one of Google. Some things are out of our control, because of how Google Maps works. For example, if you have a single location business, it is unlikely you will show up in the top three of Google Maps in a city farther away. The map algorithm prioritizes results that are close to the searcher, relevant to the searcher, and that have the best reputation. Home-based businesses tend to do worse in the map, and businesses with a storefront or permanent office tend to do better in the map. There are other things that Google looks at as well, such as consistency with other third-party profiles for your business, and specific things that need to be filled out on your Google My Business profile.

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An Oakland SEO Company That Gets Results

Our main focus is SEO for manufacturing and industrial companies. We also have many client success stories from contractors, and businesses focusing on local SEO. We’ve helped dozens of companies with local and national search engine optimization, and most say they wished they would have invested in SEO sooner. Our numerous SEO case studies highlight some of the results we’ve gotten for our search marketing clients.

If you have a question, or are interested in how we can help you get more business, contact us by filling out the form below. We will respond to your inquiry within one business day.