Our team can continue to support you.
At Simplified SEO Consulting, we understand that you put a lot of time, effort, and money into getting your website to the top of Google. Now, you want that investment to pay off for a long time so you can continue to grow your business and help even more people.
While great SEO can keep you at the top for a while, left unattended it’s possible your rankings will drop again at some point. In order to stay at the top, you need to continue to nurture and grow your SEO…though hopefully with less effort than before. The problem is, you get busy and forget to monitor your data or don’t have the time to keep working on your website.
We believe you deserve a simple solution to stay at the top of Google so you can continue to have a regular stream of new clients while you focus on caring for your clients and your team. That’s why the majority of our alumni continue to work with us in some form long after we finish the initial phase of optimizing their site.
We offer a variety of alumni services to meet your needs. Contact us today so you can stop worrying about how long you’ll stay at the top and start focusing on other areas of your business!
Learn more about each of our Alumni SEO packages:
$250 *Recommended Every Six to Nine Months
To schedule your Alumni SEO Checkup please email us at Admin@SimplifiedSEOConsulting.com.
Alumni Tools Community Membership
The Basic SEO Tools & Support package includes:
Basic Monthly Optimization
The Comprehensive Blogging Package includes:
What’s holding you back?
You’ve invested a lot in getting your website this far. We want to help you continue to nurture your SEO, slowly rank even a little better than you do now, and make sure you have a steady stream of the right clients for years to come. Below are some of the most common questions we get from our alumni but feel free to reach out to our team if you have a question not covered here!
Do I have to participate in one of these alumni packages?
Absolutely not! You may end your services with us at any time and we’ll continue to send positive vibes your way, be excited to catch up if we see you at a professional conference, and probably even wonder aloud how you’re doing from time to time during team meetings. That said, most of our alumni do choose to stay with us in some way. Our Alumni services allow you to maintain support from our team along with maintained access to the tools you’ve received as a client (such as your Data Dashboard). Because of this, if you do decide to resume your Done-For-You SEO Services at any time you won’t need to be charged a one-time website setup fee. In most cases, alumni go with our “Alumni Tools” program as we keep it pretty inexpensive and it gives you the ability to keep monitoring your data as well as continued access to support from our team.
See the question below for more details about the process if you do decide to stop all services. Most notably, if you don’t have an Alumni package and you decide to resume services in the future we will need to assess a one-time website setup fee to set your Data Dashboard back up and get it connected with the paid tools we use to track your SEO.
What if I stop all services with you, but then decide to come back later?
If you decide not to continue with an alumni package, please let us know. At the end of the time period you’ve paid for, we will remove you from our closed Facebook group (you can still follow our public page) and close out your data dashboard. It’s important to note that you will no longer have access to that data dashboard or data we’ve collected while working together.
Of course, you’re welcome to return at any time! We’ve had a number of our former clients come back to us later when they want to add services, open an office in a new area, go through a website redesign, are hit by a change in Google’s algorithm, or simply want to be even more competitive. And, we are always happy to open you back with open arms.
That said, we want to be very open about the fact that if we’ve already de-activated your data dashboard we will need to charge the onboarding fee again. This is because we’ll need to redo a lot of our former research and take time to get everything set back up to best serve you.
What is the difference between Alumni services and Done-For-You SEO services?
Our Alumni services are intended to sustain the SEO progress that was made through our Done-For-You services at a lower cost for a lower level of support. During the Done-For-You SEO process, we worked on improving your rankings for a number of services and related keywords. Our Alumni services are intended to sustain your improved rankings for the keywords that we previously focused on ranking for. Because of this, if you want to work on ranking for a new service, you’ll need to resume Done-For-You SEO Services.
Our Alumni services also include a lower level of support compared to our Done-For-You services. Most Alumni packages don’t include a monthly check-in meeting, instead, you and your SEO specialist will primarily communicate via email, though some packages include a quarterly check-in meeting. We do offer “a la carte” options for scheduling check-in meetings, including a paid Alumni consultation call. We try to keep our costs as low as possible for our Alumni packages, which is why we offer additional options for additional costs for those who are interested, instead of building those add-on services into the cost of each service.
Can we still email or ask you questions?
Certainly! However, the level of support you receive will depend on the Alumni service you’ve selected. For example, with the Full-Service Blogging or Basic Blog Optimization packages you and your SEO specialist will communicate about your SEO and optimization plan each month.
However, if you have an Alumni SEO Tools subscription you won’t have optimization conducted on your website by our team so you don’t have an assigned SEO Specialist. You’re still welcome to email us if you have questions, however, we will generally suggest that you attend our Alumni Office Hours (which are held multiple times each month) to get support from our team. Or, you can schedule a paid Alumni Checkup if you want to have private time to discuss your SEO and strategy in depth with a member of our team.
We certainly encourage you to keep an eye on your rankings and reach out if you have questions. That is why we offer our Alumni Office Hours to give you “real-time” support.
What are “Alumni Office Hours”?
Our Alumni Office Hours are an open time for our Alumni to hop on a Zoom call with a member of our team. We typically hold 4 office hours each month, and you’re welcome to hop on at any time of the “hour” – you don’t have to be available right when it starts in order to join. However, our Alumni Office Hours are “first come, first serve” so you may have to wait before we can get to you and your questions. Typically 1-6 people join our Alumni Office Hours, so unless you have a time constraint and have to leave early we can always get to everyone’s questions.
Our Alumni Office Hours are posted in our Private Facebook group each month along with the information needed to join. If you ever have trouble finding information on our monthly Alumni Office Hours, please feel welcome to reach out to us!
Lastly, if you rather schedule a custom time to privately meet with a member of our team you can schedule a paid Alumni Consultation Call instead.
Do you receive the “Alumni SEO Tools” with every package?
Yes! The tools included in our Alumni SEO Tools subscription are included in our other Alumni services as well. You won’t need to purchase them as an “add-on” to another Alumni package.
Is there a contracted time commitment for Alumni services?
It depends on the Alumni service that you select. There isn’t a time commitment for the Alumni SEO Tools subscription, you can end your subscription at any time. However, both the Basic Blog Optimization and Full-Service Blogging packages have a quarterly time commitment. If you aren’t sure whether the service you’re interested in has a time commitment, please reach out to our team and we’ll be happy to provide you with more information.
How do I add more keywords to my data dashboard?
We know our alumni sometimes want to change up the keywords they are monitoring. This is an easy change for us to make. However, we do have to be the ones to make it as we’re charged per keyword and therefore the system is set up so a staff member has to make those changes. We ask that you try to keep your keyword list at around 75 keywords, though we’ll occasionally make exceptions for larger practices (ex: one targeting several locations) who have been with us for a while.
Can I change the competitors listed on my dashboard?
Absolutely! We know that as time goes on different practices might become more of your competitor in search results. We’re always happy to change out competitors. Simply email the change you’d like made to email@example.com and one of our team members will make those changes for you.
What if I add a new service or location to my practice?
You can return to comprehensive SEO at any time. So, if you add a new service or location please reach out and let us know! At a minimum, we can add some keywords to your dashboard to monitor your progress ranking for the new service or location. We may have additional recommendations for you, or you may choose to return to comprehensive optimizing for a month or two in order to really get you some new traction and help fill up that new service/location! If you do decide to have us do comprehensive optimization on additional pages and have continued with a monthly alumni package we will not have to charge you the onboarding fee again.
Our team loves to hear how your practice is continuing to grow and gets excited to do more optimization on sites we’ve enjoyed optimizing in the past.
I’m redesigning my website. Should I be worried about my SEO?
First of all, we’re excited to see your new site! Redesigning a website is so exciting! And it’s important to keep your website looking fresh and current.
That said, it’s very common to see a temporary decrease in your SEO when you redesign your site. And the more you’ve worked on your SEO, the bigger the potential drop can be. So, we encourage you to reach out to us early in your redesign process and we’ll make some recommendations about things to be aware of as you work with a website developer on the new site. Then, about a month after your new site is live is a great time for an “SEO Checkup.”
Unfortunately, we cannot be responsible for drops in your SEO after a website redesign. Too often our clients have lost much of the ground we worked so hard to obtain when key things were removed, altered, or forgotten during the redesign process. Therefore, we are highly motivated to help you preserve our work if you remember to reach out to us early in the redesign process.
I just realized there is a porn site or other "spammy" site linking to my page. Can you help?
First of all, great work finding the bad link! It’s important to check out who’s pointing to your website every now and then.
What if I have a more complicated question for you or want to meet with one of the Simplified SEO Team Members?
First of all, know that we miss meeting with you 1:1 as well! That’s one of the hardest things on both ends when you transition to alumni-we stop having those monthly Zoom calls!
We do want to continue to support our alumni! So, if you have a question come up please know that we’d love to help! If it’s a quick question, pop it into the Facebook group and you should get a response from one of our staff pretty quickly. If it’s something more complicated, our “Office Hours” are probably a better fit. We try to schedule multiple office hours with different staff throughout the month so you have a variety of times to choose from. Additionally, you can always email us and ask to purchase a 45-minute call with one of us for an additional fee.
Can I switch services?
Yes, you can! The timeline will depend on your current package and the package you’d like to transition to. For example, with the Alumni SEO Tools subscription, you can upgrade to another service at any time. However, you’ll have to wrap up your quarterly time commitment before transitioning from a Full-Service or Basic Blog Optimization package to another service.
We do make an exception for clients needing to upgrade to a Done-For-You package. If you need to upgrade to a Done-For-You package, you can do so at any time.
Graduate to a Simplified SEO Consulting Alumni!
Please reach out to us below, let us know which package you are thinking about and we’ll get back to you with the next steps!