How We Operate
Are You on Page One of Google?
Hey there, I’m Richard Thomas, owner of StretchImagination, one of the best Internet Marketing companies in Melbourne. These days it’s critical for a business like yours to have a presence on the internet. So many people use the internet as their primary means of finding a good plumber, or where to go for dinner, which dress shop has the best service, etc etc. And if you’re not there, if you’re invisible to them, they will never be your customer. There’s money being left on the table if you’re not on page one of Google.
And that’s because 96% of people never go past page one. Amazing, right? Well, you’ve come to the right place, we can help you capture those missing customers, help you get to page one, and dominate your competition.
To really make the most of your internet marketing efforts, you need to dominate your competition. We can help you do that. We’re part of a mastermind group that together has ranked #1 in Google for over 20,000 of the hottest keywords. To get your domination underway, fill out our discovery form or call 0412 014 400 (leave me a message if there’s no answer).
At the end of the day, what you want is more customers, more business, right? Now, you can pay Google to promote your business on the internet: in fact, small, medium and large businesses just like yours spent over $40 billion with Google in 2013 to do just that.
What many of those business don’t realise is that there’s a better way, a way with much higher ROI from your website and other online marketing efforts. We can get you those same high quality customers for but a fraction of the price you pay for advertising with Google. We do this by placing your business and generating leads from the top of the search engine results pages (SERPs).
So how do we stay on top of Google? Well, to be honest, engaging an SEO expert is a bit like hiring a car mechanic: you might know the basic idea of how it works, but there is a lot going on behind the scenes that you don’t necessarily see or understand. So you need to put a lot of trust in your mechanic’s skills and expertise. That’s why it’s great to deal with someone local, someone you can build a relationship with – and with me just around the corner, you’ll soon be my friend too.
You may have done just fine putting your own website together, but what about TrueLocal or Yelp, YouTube or LinkedIn? These are all legitimate (and indeed necessary) channels for internet marketing. Do you have the time and experience to pull them together, to make them work effectively?
This is where our network of over 1,000 sites ranking for 20,000+ of the most difficult keywords comes into play. With that behind us we can monitor all the latest changes in Google and implement them speedily. Over the last couple of years there have been a number of major updates that Google rolled out, and many many websites that were using outdated or so-called blackhat SEO techniques were penalised, and have struggled to regain their rankings. These kind of updates don’t bother us, we can respond to them very quickly, if indeed we need to at all.
A different way to do business
StretchImagination does things a bit differently when it comes to making your business visible in the real Google search engines (and Bing and Yahoo too). The process we use is known as Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and our biggest difference is that we do all the SEO legwork ourselves and in a manner that Google likes, naturally and organically. So we don’t have a stack of needless expenses and overheads that are of no benefit to your business. This means you can get the same advantage (or better!) in your web presence as you would with the bigger agencies, but at a much lower cost.
We work to get you the most traffic possible, resulting in more targeted leads, that in turn means MORE customers for you! By performance, we mean that we don’t get paid just for ‘clicks’ or ‘views’ of a website – if you’re not getting ‘paid’ with more customers, neither do we. We’re interested in developing a business partner relationship with you that 99% of the other SEO companies just can’t compete with.
If you operate a business anywhere in the Greater Melbourne Metropolitan Area, for that matter anywhere in Victoria, you deserve the best results and service when it comes to Online Marketing and ranking in the real Google search engines (SEO).
What results do you want?
It could be that all you’re thinking is “we need a website” and that customers will come flocking. More importantly, at the end of the day, what you want is just that, more customers, a better bottom line and a great ROI. That is where we can help, as that’s just what we focus on. And that’s what makes me happy, seeing you succeed. You won’t get any hype or hoopla from me, no spin to suck you in – just results, pure and simple.
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Do you sometimes wonder what exactly SEO is all about? Here’s a short video about SEO basics that someone else put together (thanks! Means I don’t have to!) so please watch to learn a little more about what we do.