Frequently Asked Questions

Why can't I find my new website on Google?

A new domain and website take awhile before Google finds and indexes it. We optimize new websites so that when this does happen, it has what it needs to rank as high as possible.

Here are some other things you can do to start ranking sooner and higher in search engine results:

Create and update your Google Business/Maps Page (do this first and ASAP)

Get Reviews on Google and Facebook

Add more content to your website (blog, articles, service descriptions, tips, etc.)

Complete a keyword analysis and add them to your website

Follow steps suggested here: 

Get backlinks (links to your website from other websites)

Get as many citation listings as possible (citations are mentions of your business's name, address, and phone number on other websites)

Does this sound like a lot of work? Hire MTS and let our SEO experts do the hard work for you!

How long does it take to see results from SEO?

SEO is a long-term strategy, and it typically takes 3 to 6 months to start seeing noticeable results. This timeline can vary depending on your industry, competition, and the current state of your website's SEO.

What is SEO and why is it important for my website?

SEO, or Search Engine Optimization, is the process of improving your website's visibility on search engines like Google. It is crucial because higher visibility leads to more traffic, which can result in more leads, sales, and growth for your business.

What are keywords and how do they impact SEO?

Keywords are the terms and phrases that people type into search engines when looking for information. Using relevant keywords on your website helps search engines understand your content and match it with users' queries, improving your site's visibility.

What are backlinks and why are they important?

Backlinks are links from other websites to your website. They are important because they signal to search engines that your site is trustworthy and authoritative, which can improve your rankings.

How can I improve my website's local SEO?

To improve local SEO, ensure your Google My Business profile is complete and up-to-date, get positive reviews, use local keywords, and get your business listed in local directories and citation sites.

What is a Google Business Profile and why do I need one?

A Google Business Profile (formerly Google My Business) is a free tool that allows you to manage how your business appears on Google Search and Maps. It is essential for local SEO and helps potential customers find important information about your business, such as location, hours, and contact details.

What is the difference between on-page and off-page SEO?

On-page SEO refers to the optimization of content and HTML source code on your website, such as keywords, meta tags, and internal linking. Off-page SEO involves activities outside your website, like backlink building and social media marketing, to improve your site's authority and ranking.

How do I know if my website is optimized for search engines?

You can use various SEO tools and audits to check your website's optimization. These tools analyze factors like keyword usage, site speed, mobile-friendliness, and backlink profile. Our team can also provide a detailed SEO audit for your site.

Can social media affect my website’s SEO?

Yes, social media can indirectly affect SEO by driving traffic to your website, increasing your content's visibility, and potentially generating backlinks.

What is a citation, and why is it important for local SEO?

A citation is an online mention of your business's name, address, and phone number (NAP). Citations are important for local SEO because they help search engines verify the existence and legitimacy of your business, improving your local search rankings.

What kind of content should I add to my website to improve SEO?

Adding valuable and relevant content such as blog posts, articles, service descriptions, case studies, and customer testimonials can improve your SEO. Regularly updating your content ensures it remains fresh and engaging for both users and search engines.

Do I need to hire an SEO expert, or can I do it myself?

While it is possible to learn and implement basic SEO strategies yourself, hiring an SEO expert can save you time and ensure that your optimization efforts are effective and up-to-date with the latest best practices.

What are some common SEO mistakes to avoid?

Common SEO mistakes include keyword stuffing, using duplicate content, neglecting mobile optimization, ignoring metadata, and having a slow-loading website. It's important to follow best practices and regularly update your SEO strategy.

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