Small Business SEO

Full Name: Dianna Kelly

Company/Business: Small Business SEO


Year Founded: 2010

Tell us about your business: When small business owners first start out online they all have the same goal – to be number one in the search engines.  I work with them so that they understand internet marketing techniques and search engine optimization.  Although I do the work for them I also take the time to educate them on how the process works.  I also explain to them that their goal should be just to be number one in the search engines, but to be numbers 1, 2, 4, 6, and 10!  A business can hold multiple spots on the first page of a search and, while no results can ever be guaranteed, I can help get them there!

What inspired you to start your business: When I first launched my own website, I had no idea what I was doing.  I literally put it up and hoped for the best.  When that didn’t work out well I started doing research online and joined a forum that was very helpful.  That forum led me to other sites with more information.  Suddenly I was overwhelmed with information and loving it!  I put up a test website to try to put together everything I’d learned and it immediately started to rank in the search engines!  It was amazing.  My next website was ranked number 1 in Yahoo within 2 weeks!  But what struck me was that I was far more interested in learning how to promote my website than I was in designing the site or even selling products.  Knowing that other small business owners would be in the same situation I was in, and that they might not be interested in learning search engine optimization I decided to start a business doing what I do best.

Share one business goal you have: My biggest goal is to network with other small business owners and help them understand that it takes more than luck and hard work to succeed online.  I share what I know freely, after all, I learned most of what I know from the internet.  Most people do not have the time, or the interest, to follow the process and that is where I can help.

What would you say contributes to your success: I believe that in order to be successful you need to dedicate at least 1 to 2 hours a day – EVERY day – to building your business.  I do something to move my business forward every single day.  I work hard, and it shows.

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