We love the Triangle, period. Actually all of the Eastern North Carolina has been our general stomping ground for over 30 years! Obviously not ALL of those years have been spent working SEO, but local knowledge is invaluable. So many great towns all around. Raleigh at the center. Durham, Morrisville, Wake Forest, Cary, Garner, Knightdale, Clayton SEO, Apex, Fuquay-Varina – those that we left out, our apologies. We also work with companies in some of the larger towns outside of the Triangle – Rocky Mount NC, Wilson NC, Goldsboro, Greenville NC, Fayetteville NC to name a few. We’ve been in this area for a long time and know the towns and know the folks that live in them. While any search engine professional should be able to help your site, having local knowledge of the areas DOES help.
We’re ALL Across the Raleigh Triangle – and beyond!
There are a lot of great businesses here in the Triangle – and some of them are hot and heavy into their website. Their websites are driving targeted business and customers to them day in and day out. They realize that a strong website with strong local SEO is the way to get customers come to them. 24/7 a strong informational website let’s customers find your product or service, decide if your company is the one that think can solve their problem or meet their need and then make contact. All without tying up office resources to answer questions or generally chit-chat. Your website generally should be bringing you qualified leads on a daily basis. If this is NOT you, you had better be prepared to watch your competitors put you out of business.
DO You Need a Website and SEO?
For most companies – a resounding “YES” is needed here. If you are just making WAY more money than you can spend, you can probably forego a website and SEO. Seriously though, there are some companies that have been in an area so long that they’re a fixture in the community and really can skip a big web presence. They probably should have a website though anyway so people driving around with cellphones can easily say, “Directions to Jones Hot Dogs in Clayton NC” (we love their dogs and they have been there as long as WE can remember – but newcomers DON’T know about them…) and be able to get there. At a minimum, every business should at least have a freebie business page on Facebook and Google+. If you’re old school and just really don’t like the whole idea or want to deal with it – just ask one of your kids or grandkids to do it for you – it’s well worth the time. Like it or not, the web is here to stay and it’s going to be ever more pervasive as time passes. Find out more about why local seo is important.
For the Rest of You
You have a business and you want to be found in your community, be it one of the above or another – or several, we know the area and have worked with clients in many different businesses, industries, and areas. Some companies require optimization for a variety of areas and some want to just focus on one. We can handle those situations without any problem. One location, like SEO in Raleigh, or several targeted cities and towns, we’ve got solutions for you. Onsite search optimizing, offsite SEO backlinking, or even social media work all work hand in hand to get you found.
New Triangle Businesses
If you have a new business in the Triangle, you need to become acquainted with a good web designer who understands SEO and a good SEO company that understands your business. We suggest you spend some time with your designer and optimization person – it’s even better if they’re the SAME company (nudge, nudge) – and thoroughly explain your business model to them. It’s not like they want to horn in on your business, but they need to know what makes YOUR business tick. Most people don’t open up a new business on a whim and have spent a lot of time planning, getting licenses, permits and more. This should all be part of that plan and should be moving before you even open up your doors. The last thing a new business needs is a whole lot of downtime waiting for customers to find them. The bills still come due and without cash flow right off the bat? Not a good start.
Whatever business you’re in, you are better off hitting the ground running. Have a specific industry that you’re in? We’re familiar with several verticals – find out more at Industry Specific SEO
Apex NC SEO
Yes, we handle services and websites in the Apex NC area! Find out more about search engine optimization in Apex NC. The town of Apex was incorporated in 1873, named for its location as the highest point on a portion of the Chatham Railroad which ultimately extends between Richmond, Virginia and Jacksonville, Florida. Apex grew slowly through the succeeding decades, despite several devastating fires, including a June 12, 1911 conflagration which destroyed most of the downtown business district. The town center was rebuilt and stands to this day, now one of the most intact railroad towns in the state. At the heart of town stands the Apex Union Depot, originally a passenger station for the Seaboard Air Line Railroad and later home to the locally-supported Apex Community Library. The depot now houses the Apex Chamber of Commerce.
Apex suffered mild setbacks during the Depression-era, but growth began again in earnest in the 1950s. The town’s proximity to North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park spurred additional residential development, yet the town managed to preserve its small-town character. During the 1990s, the town’s population quadrupled to over 20,000, placing new demands upon Apex’ infrastructure.
Search Engine Optimization Cary NC
Cary NC is the seventh largest municipality in North Carolina. Cary is in Wake and Chatham counties in the U.S. state of North Carolina. Located almost entirely in Wake County, it is the second largest municipality in that county and the third largest municipality in The Triangle after Raleigh and Durham. The town’s population was 135,234 as of the 2010 census (an increase of 43.1% since 2000), making it the largest town and seventh largest municipality statewide. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates the town’s population to be 151,088 as of July 1, 2013. Cary is currently the second most populous incorporated town (behind only Gilbert, Arizona) in the United States. According to the US Census Bureau, Cary was the 5th fastest growing municipality in the United States between September 1, 2006, and September 1, 2007. Cary is often considered one of the safest cities in the US, due to its extremely low crime rate.
Cary is now the 3rd largest municipality in the Research Triangle metropolitan region – and there are a whole lot of businesses and websites in that area. Need to get your Cary website found? Contact Lizardwebs for best in Cary SEO services. The regional nickname of “The Triangle” originated after the 1959 creation of the Research Triangle Park, primarily located in Durham County, four miles from downtown Durham. RTP is bordered on three sides by the city of Durham and is roughly midway between the cities of Raleigh and Chapel Hill, and three major research universities of NC State University, Duke University, and UNC-Chapel Hill.
SEO Clayton NC
Clayton NC is near and dear to our heart as we live right outside the town limits. We do a lot of business there – and of course offer full search engine optimization Clayton services! The community which has grown into the Town of Clayton was built on a road cut blazed by Governor Tryon’s troops around 1770 as they marched North from New Bern to Hillsborough against the Regulators. Nearly 100 years later the railroad came through and the community had its first name—Stallings’ Station, since the depot for the North Carolina Railroad was in the home of Mrs. Sarah Stallings. The name lasted only three years, however, before officially becoming Clayton. Incorporation followed in 1869.
The state began to change during the 1970s. An industrial base began taking shape and residential growth was increasing in the Raleigh area nearby. Clayton’s workforce adapted, shifting to a more service/trades-oriented economy and the town began to grow once again. By 1980, the population had grown to 4,091 and to 4,756 by 1990. The population then jumped to 6,973 in the year 2000 census. Today, manufacturers like Caterpillar and bio-pharmaceutical companies like Grifols (formerly Talecris) and Novo Nordisk are big local employers. In 2010, the population had increased to 16,116.
SEO in Garner NC
Garner is a great area for businesses in the Triangle area. Just outside of Raleigh, Garner offers a little less hectic atmosphere than big brother Raleigh. Many families and small businesses make their home here – and that’s perfect for our Garner NC search engine optimization services. This kind of environment allows businesses to compete very easily with in-town Raleigh businesses and save money doing it. Garner North Carolina got its start with the coming of the railroad through the area beginning in 1847. In that year, after a tie-breaker vote by the Speaker of the State House of Representatives, what is now Garner was chosen as the location of a station of the North Carolina Railroad between Goldsboro and Charlotte. “Garner’s Station” was established with the construction of a post office in 1878, and the town of Garner’s Station incorporated in 1883.
With the increased population and residential growth, Garner has burgeoned in business and service establishments, both within the corporation limits and the extraterritorial jurisdiction of the town. Town officials predict the town will continue to grow at a rapid rate.
Another area just outside of the Raleigh limits is Knightdale NC. Like the other towns in the same situation, local residents and business owners find Knighdale a little less hectic than Raleigh. Business costs are less as owners are not paying the Raleigh premium pricing. This allows them to grow their business with fewer financial restrictions. We have a number of clients that compete very successfully with the big city businesses as far as their website rankings. Want to get your Knightdale search engine optimization in shape to compete with the big city boys? Call Lizardwebs today!
There are a bunch of cities and towns in this area that we don’t specifically mention here by name. We handle SEO and website improvements in all of them – and actually beyond, but… Being rooted in this area, we are well qualified to understand the markets, many of the town specifics and more. No, a company doesn’t need to be specifically located right in the area to provide search improvements for your website, but in many cases, it does make it easier all the way around. Particularly in the case of the service industry. Knowing where business is coming from and the general demographics of communities is a real plus!