We Can Help You Rank Above Your Competition in 2024

Rachel CalvisAuthor: Rachel Calvis
Updated on 2/26/2024

If you found yourself on this page, we bet that you are in search of finding a trustworthy SEO agency that can help your Atlanta-area company get more leads online.

Well, you’ve come to the right place. As a “dream city” for many, we want to help ensure your business can get found by both locals and tourists. As an established SEO company with more than 25 years of combined experience, and we’re ready to help your business grow through unique, 100% custom search engine optimization strategies that will turn your site’s visitors into qualified leads and more importantly, sales.

Let’s work together to start growing your business today.

See How Our SEO Agency Can Take Your Business to New Heights

Unlike other SEO agencies in Atlanta, we know there is more to online marketing than just ranking on the first page of Google. We know that ranking higher can get you great results, but at our SEO company, we track success through increases in things that actually matter to your business (and your ROI), such as:

  • Form submissions
  • Phone calls
  • Online purchases

Most importantly, we’ve developed a system that allows us to track the actual lead source (organic, paid, etc.) of every form submission and phone call your site receives. This allows our team to track the path of every lead and understand exactly where your sales are coming from online.

“John and the Sixth City team are wonderful to work with. They are extremely knowledgeable about SEO, digital marketing and website optimization. The team goes above and beyond to help clients reach marketing goals and is accessible to answer questions via phone, email and in-person meetings. They are true professionals and I would highly recommend their services to anyone looking for a digital marketing firm that will help take their business to the next level.” – Joni Bowen, Kent State University


How Our Atlanta SEO Services Will Benefit Your Digital Marketing Efforts

As we mentioned above, search engine optimization goes way beyond ranking on the first page of Google. SEO, by definition, is the collective efforts and techniques that a company uses to attract customers and clients through online channels. While billboards, flyers, TV/radio ads, and more can supplement your marketing, they often don’t have quantifiable metrics that define their success.

With SEO, you will be able to understand exactly how many people are drawn to your site, how many contact you, and how many qualified leads ultimately become customers.

How We Measure the Success of Our Atlanta SEO Efforts

At Sixth City, we develop custom marketing strategies that provide you with a positive return on your investment. This is illustrated through our various efforts for tracking results, which include the following:

  1. Leads through your website (form submissions, phone calls, etc.)
  2. Sales generated via online transactions
  3. Search engine traffic to your website
  4. Changes in keyword positions

While this covers the basis of general SEO, there is a different approach for local businesses.

What We Can Help With

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Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
Pay Per Click Marketing (PPC)
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Website Design and Development
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Social Media Management

Your Guide to Local SEO in Atlanta

Local SEO requires a slightly different approach from general SEO and can make a huge difference in your marketing leads if done correctly.

Who Does It Help?

Local SEO is important for brick-and-mortar businesses that serve specific cities within a region. If done properly, local SEO encourages people to find information about your business quickly and easily, putting them that much closer to a transaction.

For example, let’s say you’re an Atlanta-area dentist with multiple locations downtown and in both Decatur and Sandy Springs. You’re going to want to show up for when people search for things like “dentists in Atlanta,” “dentists in Decatur,” and even “dentists near me” if that person is located within one of those cities near your physical address (in the case of dentists, a 5-10 mile radius is usually fair game).

So how do you make that happen? Let’s dive into local SEO and further uncover what can be done to improve it. Here is a checklist for you to tackle:

  1. Optimize your GBP (Google Business Profile)
  2. Get new reviews on your GBP on a regular basis
  3. Have a consistent name, address, and phone number across all platforms online
  4. Add location service area pages to your website
  5. Perform local SEO audits
  6. Maintain a solid internal linking structure
  7. Optimize your content and metadata
  8. Create a mobile-friendly web experience
  9. Attain credible inbound links

Frequently Asked Questions We Receive Regarding Our Atlanta SEO Services

There are a variety of questions and concerns surrounding SEO. We are here to answer the basics and make your search for Atlanta SEO services easier.

How long does it take for SEO to work?

We get this answer all the time; just know that we want to see results as badly as you do. However, no matter the amount of effort put into your digital marketing efforts, it may take a few months for everything to really take off and start ranking locally.

On the other hand, the national ranking process can take anywhere between six months to a year. Fluctuations in rankings are also normal. Therefore, it is important to be patient and really trust the overall process.

Will I need to improve the technical foundation of my website?

While we discuss your SEO strategy, we can also talk about the technical elements of your website. We have an in-house staff of developers who can address issues that might be inhibiting you from further SEO progress.

Am I limited to SEO services only when I use your Atlanta SEO team?

Of course not! We are happy to help your business succeed in as many areas as we can. As an extension of your marketing team, we can also develop a plan for PPC management (on Google Ads or social media), website design, email marketing, social media, and more.

What is link building?

Link building is a common SEO practice that can boost your rankings. It focuses on driving links to your website domain from other credible websites, which can signal to Google and other search engines that your site has high authority.

SEO Leadership

John Sammon

John Sammon

CEO & Founder

Brian Gorman

SEO Director

Maureen Darrah

Maureen Darrah

Senior SEO Operations Manager

Steve DiMatteo

Steve DiMatteo

Senior SEO Strategist/Content Manager

Who We Are and How We Got Here

It all started in 2010 when our CEO John Sammon founded Sixth City Marketing with the goal of wanting to help businesses get more business themselves. Fast forward to now, he has built a talented team of experts with a wide variety of skills. Together, our team has 25+ years of experience in SEO, with our knowledge continues to grow and adapt every day.

Our team’s highlights include:

  • Growing sales and showing ROI is our #1 metric of success
  • Currently running SEO campaigns for over 40 clients
  • We pride ourselves on being family-owned and operated
  • A 90% client retention rate over the past three years
  • All work is done in-house by our team of online marketing professionals and is not outsourced (which is important now more than ever – learn why here)
  • We provide a full-service SEO approach, which includes both strategy and implementation

Most of all, we would be honored to help your Peach State business thrive through our Atlanta SEO services.

Some Businesses You May Recognize That We’ve Helped

MI Homes

Other Types of Businesses We Work With

Atlanta is home to so many important industries, from manufacturers and healthcare to finance, media, logistics, and more. It’s a travel hub as well, with one of the busiest airports in the world, so area companies of all sizes – and in all industries – have a vested interest in running effective SEO campaigns.

Some of the industries we often work with include:

Proudly Serving All of Atlanta and Beyond

Things We Love About Your City

When working with clients based in Atlanta, we love to get to know the city and understand where your business comes from! And Hot-lanta has some of the coolest places to visit, which include:

  • Georgia Aquarium – This isn’t just any ordinary aquarium, it’s one of the largest in the United States, and the fourth largest in the world. It also holds the largest fish in the world: a whale shark! The Georgia Aquarium also conducts crucial research for aquatic life.
  • World of Coca-Cola – If you love Coca-Cola, you don’t want to miss out on this adventure. Learn about the iconic beverage’s history, while getting the chance to sample various beverages around the world. It’s every Coca-Cola lover’s dream!
  • Mercedes Benz Stadium – Visit the most innovative stadium, the very first professional sports venue in the country to accomplish LEED certification. This stadium also is committed to accomplishing Zero Waste.
  • Atlanta BeltLine – This 22-mile trail wraps around Atlanta and connects the city neighborhoods. Along the BeltLine, there are many places to check out and lots of community engagement to experience.
  • Truist Park – Opened in 2017, the Atlanta Braves play in one of the coolest baseball stadiums. This newer stadium was built to appeal to all kinds of fans, whether you’re a baseball lover (like ourselves) or just there for the experience.
  • High Museum of Art – Find inspiration at Atlanta’s very own art museum. This museum has a wide range of collections and exhibitions.

Learn More About Atlanta

Not only does the city have lots to do, but it holds many interesting facts that make the city one of a kind. Here are some facts about Atlanta that contribute to the city’s excitement:

  • Atlanta is known for its peaches, so you’ll find events and foods consisting of its love for the fruit (Hotels.com)
  • Atlanta holds the world’s largest drive-in restaurant (Hotels.com)
  • Over 70 streets in Atlanta are named “Peachtree” or a variation of it (Hotels.com)
  • Atlanta is the birthplace of Marin Luther King Jr. (Redfin)
  • Coca-Cola was invented in Atlanta (Redfin)
  • Atlanta has a professional team for most sports, which includes the Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta Hawks, and Atlanta United FC (Redfin)
  • The quickest game of baseball in history was played in Atlanta, played by Alabama’s Mobile Seagulls vs Atlanta Crackers in just 32 minutes (Roundabout Atlanta)
  • Every Labor Day weekend, Atlanta holds DragonCon, a multimedia and pop culture event (Roundabout Atlanta)
  • Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson airport is one the busiest airports in the world and is the primary hub for Delta (Roundabout Atlanta)
  • In 1996, Atlanta hosted the Summer Olympics (Movoto)
  • CNN is headquartered in downtown Atlanta (Movoto)
  • Many hip-hop artists were born in Atlanta, such as Usher, Gucci Mane, 2 Chainz, Jermaine Dupri, and more (PadSplit)
  • Atlanta is known as the Hollywood of the South, because of the city’s growth in film production. Movies shot in Atlanta include Anchorman 2, Hunger Games, The Walking Dead, Zombieland, and lots more (Cudoo)
  • Varsity, an Atlanta restaurant, sells more than 3 million servings of Coca-Cola per year (Movoto)
  • The Atlanta Braves are the oldest professional sports franchise in the country (Movoto)

With Atlanta’s vibrant culture, we love seeing what the city has to offer, and how your business can flourish within it!

“Fantastic to work with the Sixth City Team. We brought them in to our website hoping to increase traffic. With some initial quick changes we saw our traffic more than double within a matter of a couple of months. It is so valuable to have the input from experts who know how SEO and other marketing avenues work and can produce a far greater result than trying to beat the system on your own.” – Dan Eifel, Summers Rubber

Let’s Talk About How Your Atlanta Business Can Benefit From Our SEO Services

If you want to learn more about our Atlanta SEO services, experience, and more, feel free to contact us and we’d be happy to connect. We look forward to working with you!

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