Tri-Cities, WA Web Marketing Scientists

For business owners here in  the Tri-Cities, local SEO can be a tough issue to tackle. Working with 509 Labs,  you’ll feel like you’ve got Bobby Wagner on your side.

We take an “all-angles” approach when it comes to helping local businesses establish their online presence. Your company should shine across multiple sites and gain prominence. This builds your brand and creates trust.

If your business isn’t listed on the first page of google or is not in the top three local business listings, it might as well not exist. Today’s consumers are both demanding and lazy. Most people won’t click to the second page of google results. On top of that, statistics have shown us that most people choose one of the first couple businesses they see.

If you aren’t listed at, or at least near the top of your respective category, you are missing out on a substantial amount of business.

SEO, or Search Engine Optimization is essentially improving one’s web presence. This may mean a first-page placement for relevant search terms or for some, taking over more of the front page of google.

We like to get our clients as much front-page real estate as possible. This increases the odds of a browser turning into a customer. You are basically hanging out a larger, better billboard for your customers to drive by.

Why Should I Work With 509 Labs?

We’re local web developers located here in the Tri-Cities. We offer niche exclusivity – once we take on a plumber, we don’t work with other plumbers in the area. You don’t have to worry about us creating competition for you.

We’re real people, not just faceless representatives of some mega-corporation. We actually care if your business succeeds and do everything we can to help it do so.

No contracts. We do advise our clients to expect 3 to 6 months before results can be fully achieved. With that said, we aim to please, and you are always free to stop working with for any reason, at any time, without penalty.

Contact us today to see how we can increase your ROI.  We’ve got tricks up our sleeves that you probably want to know about.

Don’t Fall Victim to Super Mega Corp “SEO” Plans

If you’re like many local business owners, you’ve felt the sting of bad marketing offered by huge companies. Don’t worry – you’re not alone – but it’s important to put an end to that pain as soon as possible. Paying too much for crappy service and bad results just doesn’t make sense.

Take 5 minutes out of your day today to talk to someone at 509 Labs. You’ll be glad you did.

Do you really want to get lost in the shuffle with a huge nation-wide corporation? Wouldn’t you rather have a local SEO whiz team that provides excellent customer service? Contact us to see how we can bring you more customers.


Take Over Your Niche with SEO

Google is constantly changing and evolving to resonate better with the end-user.  They can be hard to keep up with, but those who can are able to produce incredible results for their clients. A well-planned SEO campaign offers huge value to any business because it allows a cost-effective way to get in front of paying customers.

Think about it – when you go look something up on your phone, how often do you click forward to the 2nd page of results?  Probably not that often. Customers expect your company to be on the front page. Otherwise, it might as well not even exist.

Even better, (and becoming more typical) we are seeing our customers take up so much real estate on the front page of Google that their competitors are being bumped down to the second page! We don’t play around!

Stay Up to Date on SEO Trends

What was cool yesterday might not be so cool today. That’s the way it’s always been – times are always a-changing.

As a Tri-Cities SEO company, we are constantly educating ourselves on the latest technologies and trends.  This knowledge and perspective of ours will become invaluable to your business as you continue to work with us.

Do you enjoy following complex algorithms? We don’t either…but it’s a necessary evil. Let us follow the SEO trends so that you can focus on your business.

SEO: a Must-Have for Local Business Owners

Many moons ago, businesses relied on print advertising, billboards, TV and radio commercials for their sales. When the internet started to get popular, these business owners really had to change their tactics.

In this day and age, local business owners will collectively agree that SEO is the best way to market their products and services.

It’s a harsh reality: If you aren’t effectively marketing your business online, you are pretty much blowing it.

Request a free SEO consultation with 509 Labs

Nobody Uses the Phone Book Anymore – It’s All Online Now

When is the last time you picked up a phone book? We can’t remember either. Today’s consumers look to mobile phones and laptops over 90% of the time when they are seeking a product or service. If your site isn’t on the front page of Google, you are losing money hand over fist. This is where we come in.

509 Labs uses our creativity, semi-scary knowledge of SEO tactics, and clever marketing angles to connect your business with new customers that otherwise wouldn’t have found you.

We help your customers become more familiar with your company, earn trust, and ultimately engage with you. This is where you’d take the ball.

Organic SEO – The Bee’s Knees

Organic SEO is the most powerful methods of online advertising. Unlike PPC (Pay-per-click) advertising, a properly executed SEO campaign can yield positive results for several years after the initial campaign has run. Generally speaking, and undoubtedly in the Tri-Cities, SEO is the most powerful form of marketing available. It’s simple – take over the front page of Google, get seen by more people, command more business.

SEO professionals of all experience levels will agree that your business MUST have a solid internet marketing strategy. This goes far beyond web design. Organic SEO, content marketing, and engagement on social media are all critical factors for determining your success online. In more competitive situations, paid ads might be the most effective solution.

Believe it or not, there are tons of people searching for your product or service RIGHT NOW who are ready to buy! Why let that business slip through your fingers?  Let us get your company in front of your customers first and give YOU the first chance to earn their business.


Increase Your New Business with SEO

Most of our clients’ needs are identical in that they just want to generate more new customers. We satisfy this need by driving targeted search traffic to their websites. That means we’re sending you people who are looking up your product or service and are ready to buy right now.

The more people who see your company, the more likely you are to attract a new customer. And that’s what this is all about – growing your customer base through effective online marketing. Quit banging your head against the wall and reach out to one of our local consultants.

Let the fine lads at 509 Labs give your business the digital love and support it needs.

Request a free SEO consultation with 509 Labs

Why Your Reputation Matters So Much as a Business in the Tri-Cities

Many local business owners have felt the sting of an upset customer or two. Deserved or not, those 1-star reviews on Yelp and google business listings can be devastating, and are often difficult to get removed.

Rather than stick your head in the mud and hope the problem goes away on its own, let us help you regain the trust (and star ranking) that your customers need to engage with your company.

There are many ways to address a nonexistent or unfairly judged reputation. There isn’t a one-size-fits-all fix to this issue, so reach out to us for a custom solution to fit your company’s specific needs.

You Don’t Get a Second Chance to Make a First Impression

What your potential customers are seeing online makes a huge impact on whether or not they ultimately move forward with your company. With that said, why not do your best to give potential customers as much encouragement as possible to work with you?

There are several ways we can go about polishing up one’s image online. With the understanding that each client has unique needs, we do not use the “spaghetti approach”.

Rather than throwing stuff at the wall and hoping it sticks, we prefer to use precision targeting to accomplish our goals. Sometimes on-site edits do not need to be made, but the social profiles are all out of whack. Sometimes social profiles are good but paid search is not performing well.

It is very rare (especially with local businesses) that they have all bases covered. When we do come across those sorts of clients, the solution is easy. We don’t work with them! We won’t take your money unless we know we can produce results.

No matter what the issue is that your company is experiencing online, we have experience in dealing with it. Let us do the heavy lifting so that you can get back to your job – running your company.

3 Reasons Why You Need to be Doing Local SEO

SEO: Everyone is talking about it, but does anyone even understand it? Many business owners don’t see the importance of a good SEO campaign. But for the fortunate few who understand the value of a properly executed Search Engine Optimization campaign, the decision is simple.

Let’s take a look at 3 important reasons for your company to have a robust SEO program in place:

  1. Without SEO, your business virtually becomes invisible. Search engines like to see activity! The less activity that is on your site, the lower it will fall into the rankings. Since most people don’t go past the first or second page in google results, if your site is located on page 3 or beyond, it might as well not even exist.
  2. The competition is already using it. Savvy business owners that understand the power of good SEO are already taking front-page real estate. If you don’t compete with your own powerful SEO program, you simply get pushed lower and lower.  Your competitors are already taking advantage, so it’s important to stand out, and not get lost in the crowd.
  3. It creates a lasting image that your company can use for years to come. Unlike PPC (pay-per-click) ad campaigns, a well thought-out SEO program can yield positive results for several years down the road. In fact, SEO tends to be more and more efficient as time goes by when compared to the immediate gratification provided with pay-per-click ads.

In layman’s terms, with PPC, once the work is done and the ads have run, that’s it. Campaign over.

With SEO, you could work on a campaign and subsequently abandon it 6 months later. The work put in during those six months will continue to aid your company in realizing better search ranking positions.

Of course, we recommend carefully planned campaigns to our clients that are meant to stay active. The best way to stay relevant is to stay relevant. This means (amongst other things) putting out constant content.

Unless you just LOVE writing about your company, this is where many business owners turn over control to the pros.

We only use US-based writers, so you know your content will always look and sound good. When you start consistently putting out fresh and relevant content, it’s hard for the search engines to ignore you. We help in this case by writing beautiful content that is directly related to your niche.

We could go on about the different ways we can help different companies, but none of it makes a difference unless you take action. Contact us to find out what we can do for your local business. Let us create a SEO proposal for you that will suit your company (and your budget) well.

If you like what you see, great! Let’s work together. If you don’t like what we propose, that’s OK too. Not every company is a good fit. We just want the opportunity to earn your business.

Contact 509 Labs today and ask for a free site analysis!

509 Labs – SEO, Internet Marketing, and Paid Advertising for Local Businesses in Tri-Cities, WA.

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About 509 Labs

About 509 Labs

People that are just finding out about 509 Labs will see that we are a SEO and web development agency located in Kennewick, Washington.  We have over 15 years of web development experience and enjoy helping our local businesses succeed.

When marketing wizards, SEO gurus and sales professionals combine forces, good things are bound to happen. We work with each client on an individual basis to ensure their needs and goals are met.

In particular, 509 Labs excels at:

  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Social Media Management
  • Paid Online Ad Campaigns (facebook, google, bing, etc)
  • Reputation Management (google business listings, yelp)
  • Website Design and Optimization (mobile and tablet optimized, appealing to the human eye as well as search engine crawlers)

Let us put our expertise to work for your company.  Quit getting lost in the shuffle and gain the prominence your business deserves. 509 Labs is your one-stop stop for SEO and web marketing in the Tri-Cities.

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Optimization – Not just for Search Engines

We can’t talk about 509 Labs and SEO in Tri-Cities, WA without discussing optimization. In general, we want everything to be optimized, right? We want the perfect amount of sun, perfect amount of food and water, perfect amount of rest, and so on.

Your online marketing campaign is just like that, except we as humans have the benefit of a couple thousand years on the planet to know what we need.

It is much different to find the optimal elements a marketing campaign needs to thrive. We are tasked with finding effective ad strategies for your company, but also making sure the ads that are less than well-received are cut out of the budget early in the game.

Here at 509 Labs, we are HUGE on optimization. It really can’t be over-done.

Why is Optimization so Powerful?

This is a nutshell version of paid ad optimization:

We create 4 ads, all with the same text but with different images, and show those ads to 100,000 people. Obviously, one of those text/image combos is going to be more popular than the others. So we pick that one.

Next, we work on the text. We’ll run four of that same winning image but with new text variations. Again, if shown to 100,000 people, there will be a clear winner.

We test certain times of day (to display ads to customers), ads being shown on computers, iOS devices, or androids… it really does get ridiculous how much optimization can (and should be) done to a marketing campaign.

Optimization and You

But the optimization process is what turns your mediocre campaign into an all-star. We figure out what works and what doesn’t, and use our highest-performing ad to promote your business with. Makes sense, right?

If you think about it, running an ad campaign without this level of optimization is just throwing money away. Since the ads that get the weakest responses typically end up costing the most, we like to nip those in the bud and get them paused early in the game. That way, your marketing dollars go towards a campaign that we KNOW is going to succeed.


Contact us today to find out how we can grow your business.