I actually had very little to do with my SEO work! Haha! One day, I spent 4 hours trying to wrap my head around everything that needed to be done and what the heck SEO even was. Then I emailed my pals at Toucan Advertising pretty much right after my meltdown that followed. You always read how important it is and blah blahhh, but it really IS important for you small businesses out there.
Before this site takeover, I wasn’t coming up on Google searches at all. I think when you Googled “Denver food photographer” I would sometimes pop up on page 11 or so, but that was it. NO ONE is going to make it to page 11 before they find someone else to do the job. No one.
I emailed Luke Jones and Grant Casey at Toucan Advertising to get a quote because I felt so defeated, overwhelmed and like I was wasting my time. Those guys hopped on it so fast. Right before our first call they sent me a personalized document with their suggested practices for small businesses like mine as well as general information on how to gain clients when you’re starting from scratch (which I didn’t ask for, but was so extremely helpful and so kind of them to take the time to type up and send to me). So, right off the bat, they had gone above and beyond.
By the end of the call, it was absolutely clear that I should hand over the reigns. I had them write up all my site content, move my site around to be more SEO friendly, and rename all my images with search-friendly lingo! They also did so much backend work that I still don’t understand and won’t even try to.
They wrapped up all the work at the end of June and I started noticing insane results at the beginning of August! I’m talking pages 1 and 2 of certain google searches! (Try it! Denver food photographer, Denver cocktail photographer, Denver drink photographer, etc.) Now, I JUST started blogging as per their suggestion and I’m slowly creeping up even more. I had been putting off the work on my end until now. (Whoops)
In case you’re wondering, Toucan Advertising operates out of New Orleans, LA, but are definitely not limited to the area. You can find them HERE. Hiring these guys to do my SEO rework and hiring Casey Voinche to do my rebrand are the best things I’ve spent my money on this year, by far. The time they have saved me is incalculable and the results surpassed what I imagined.
This is obviously not a sponsored post. I’m 1000% not cool enough for that and I’m laughing at myself for even writing it. It sounds like I’m trying to sell them to you, but I’m just so pumped about the results they got me in such a short time. I know a lot of my friends and people in my small business realm are trying to tackle their SEO themselves and I just can’t suggest hiring someone who knows what they’re doing more.
Do it do it do it! Then hire me to take your fun, new headshots or images for your brand-spankin’ new, top Google search ranking website.