We help San Jose businesses rank higher in Google search results.
Have you ever looked at your competitors and wondered, “Why are they ranking so high in Google search results?” Do you wish you could be on Page One of Google without having to pay for every single click?
The reason your competition is ranking so well is they are using SEO, or Search Engine Optimization. In large markets, like San Jose or the Bay Area, working with a SEO specialist is a competitive advantage. Those businesses are making their website look like good ranking choices when your potential customers type a keyword search into Google.
Our job is to help you get more qualified leads from your website via organic search results. 85% of all clicks are on the first page of search engine results. We’ll help you get to the first page so your business get more phone calls and contact form inquiries.
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San Jose Search Engine Optimization Experts
Our SEO process gets results for South Bay businesses like yours. If you’re tired of seeing competitors get the clicks, contact us today!
San Jose and Silicon Valley SEO Professionals
We work with clients all over the country, but we have several clients on our roster from San Jose. Our preferred clients are industrial companies and home contractors in San Jose, Sunnyvale, Mountain View, Santa Clara, and Milpitas. 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.
How does SEO work?
Google looks at hundreds of factors to determine what web pages are most helpful for a given search. These ranking factors include assessing what’s on each target page, your overall website, the link profile for your site, reviews and reputation, and how your company is represented around the internet. The web pages that score highest in their ranking algorithm are at the top of Google searches. Here’s what we do: identify any deficiencies on your website, make the necessary fixes, and do any work it takes to make you rank in Google.
What can you do to make us rank in San Jose?
The initial step of our SEO campaign is a comprehensive, human-curated SEO audit. This diagnostic gives us a clear perception of what your local competitors are doing to win at SEO, and how you can start outranking them. There are usually multiple things we must do, both on and off your website to get you ranking competitively. Before we do the deep SEO work, we’ll explain exactly what we’re doing, why we’re doing it, and the positive impact we expect it to have on your SEO.
Our SEO Expertise and Capabilities
To rank well you need the right content on your pages. We will create and optimize content for your site.
We give you Google ranking reports that show exactly where your search traffic and rankings are positioned.
We’ll help you produce high quality content for your website that drives traffic and hot leads.
We build relevant, categorically related links from other websites back to yours, raising your authority.
We Partner With You
Most of our clients keep working with us for several years. We diligently help you grow your business.
You’re investing in SEO to improve your lead generation and increase your revenue. Our goal is to help make you more money.
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.
Manufacturing C-Level Executive
C-Level, Anonymous Manufacturer
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.
San Jose’s Premier SEO Company
Lockedown Design & SEO helps companies throughout San Jose and Silicon Valley rank in local SEO. We also help manufacturers get more organic traffic in competitive national searches. Some of the cities we serve include:
- San Jose
- Mountain View
- Santa Clara
- Palo Alto
- Los Gatos
- Los Altos
- Morgan Hill
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some answers to SEO questions you might have.
- How does Search Engine Optimization work?
Google and other search engines try to match the best possible web pages to a search query. Web pages are evaluated by hundreds of factors, both on each website, and how that website is represented around the web. SEO specialists work to identify what ranking factors on your website might be deficient, and adjust those elements, both on your site and outside of your website. By using SEO best practices, scientific observation, and analytical and creative skills, SEO agencies move your website up the Google rankings by improving the score for target pages on your website.
- What does a San Jose SEO company do for clients?
The types of SEO improvements that are needed to move your ranking up the search results will vary from site to site. We have found that the most common areas that need improvement are site content, matching keywords to search intent, additional content creation, hyperlink building, brand promotion, third-party profile representation, user experience, and site architecture and design.
- When can I expect to see results from SEO?
You should see some rankings start to move after thirty to sixty days. By the end of the initial SEO campaign, usually three to nine months, your website should be ranking competitively for many keywords, and you should see increased leads from organic search rankings.
- What makes a SEO agency different from a marketing agency?
Many agencies that do general marketing are focused in several different directions: print, radio, TV, PR, social media, web design, and if they have resources for it, SEO. Most internet marketing companies that specialize in SEO only focus on core competencies that revolve around search engine optimization. These SEO agencies usually do search engine optimization, web design and development, AdWords, and sometimes social media management. By choosing a specialist marketing agency, you will get an increased level of competency, as SEO tends to change quite rapidly.
- Does mobile-friendliness impact SEO? Will we need a new website?
We sometimes hear that a client just got their website done by another company, or they don't want to invest in a mobile-friendly site. Mobile traffic exceeded desktop traffic in 2014, and it has only grown since then. Additionally, Google switched to a mobile-first index in 2018, meaning they use the content and user experience from the mobile version of your website for the main set of rankings. If you have an outdated site, or a site that is not mobile friendly, you will be at a great disadvantage in SEO, even if you do everything else right.
- How do you know what Google puts in the ranking algorithm?
A large team of Google engineers works continually on adjusting the ranking algorithm. Even people who work at Google cannot predict with 100% accuracy what the ranking order will be for a given search on any given day. This means we must use the scientific method, along with observation and testing to determine what factors are stable and predict what ranking factors will be useful in the future. By observing a large number of websites in different categories, we can come to agreed upon conclusions about what SEO factors are important, which are less effective, and which are myths. Google representatives often give advice on best practices for SEO, but they do not reveal the "secret formula", as a large portion of the ranking algorithm in the 2020s is determined by machine learning.
- How do I select the right San Jose SEO agency for my business?
Google put out a video in 2019 that highlights how to choose a high-quality SEO agency. The SEO company you work with should be able to tell you exactly what work they will be doing to improve your rankings. They should have a solid game plan for raising your SEO, and be able to explain what each piece of work does to affect SEO. A diagnosis of your site, sometimes called a SEO audit, should one of the first steps in the process, Lastly, a reputable SEO agency should be able to show you case studies of clients they have worked with before, and provide client references if needed.
- What are qualities of a honest SEO company? We are afraid of being scammed.
An esteemed SEO company should have a repeatable process for getting you positive results. The SEO company you work with should have good reviews from real businesses, and be ready to provide cleint references. Communication is paramount, and your SEO consultant should be sending you email correspondence on a regular basis. You should always know what work is being done on your project, who is doing the work, and at what stage of your SEO campaign you are at.
- How will you be measuring SEO results for my San Jose website?
We look at a few metrics to measure SEO success. Ranking improvement for strategic keywords, overall traffic improvement from organic search in Google and Bing, and new leads generated from organic search results. These metrics are monitored in SEO software such as Google Analytics and Ahrefs, as well as real leads that you collect from your website through contact forms.
- How often will I get updates on my rankings?
We give rankings updates on the keywords we are tracking every two weeks. Also, we look at increases year over year and month over month in organic Google search.
- Do you have referrals from past clients?
We have a Case Studies page with several clients who have had substantial success with SEO. You can check out their websites, and read their reviews. We’d also be more than happy to make an introduction to past clients if you want to hear their personal testimony.
- Are your SEO techniques "white hat"?
We only use SEO techniques that are approved by Google’s communications. We do not use “black hat” techniques that put your rankings at risk, and we avoid SEO tactics that can incur a manual penalty from the Google Web Spam team.
- What do access will a SEO agency need to my website?
We will need admin access to your website, and usually a branded email address from your domain name. If you have Google Analytics and Search Console for your site, we'll need access to that too. We will also require an initial list of keywords you are trying to rank for. We will help you create content for the website in most cases.
- Do you outsource the work to offshore subcontractors?
Every project will be overseen by our founder. The work will be done by SEO professionals, right here in the USA.
- What should I expect from a top-level San Jose SEO agency?
A professional SEO agency should have a clear explanation of what needs to be done to increase your rankings, regular communication between your team and theirs, rankings reports at regular intervals, and they should make you feel at ease. You should never feel like you are being scammed. Your selected agency should have a proven track record and a clear process for improving your rankings. Look for positive reviews from previous clients and case studies that show how they specifically improved rankings and lead generation for past clients.
- Do you serve clients outside of the San Jose area?
Yes. We have served clients in six different time zones, and we currently have clients all over the United States.
The San Jose SEO Company That Gets You Ranked
We focus on SEO for manufacturers and industrial companies, contractors, and local businesses. Our process of search engine optimization has helped scores of companies rank higher, get more leads, increase annual revenue, and transform their lead generation. Our numerous SEO case studies highlight some of the results we’ve gotten for our search marketing clients.
If you want to see what we’re all about, contact us by filling out the form below. We will respond to your inquiry within one business day.