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We Can Help Your Columbus Business Grow in 2024 and Beyond

If you are looking to increase sales through digital marketing, search engine optimization is one of the best channels to use. Our team has extensive experience helping businesses in Columbus and beyond grow sales through SEO.

How do we do this? We work with your company to set up a proven system that tracks key marketing data (including ROI) and shows you not only the progress in rankings and traffic from search engines but also – and most importantly – sales for your business.

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Why Choose Us as Your SEO Company?

Best Columbus SEO FirmsHere at Sixth City, we pride ourselves on showing results. Our Columbus SEO agency offers numerous strategies that can measure how your website is working.

  • We’re one of the Best SEO Firms in Columbus according to Digital.com
  • Our team is entirely in-house, meaning we don’t outsource any of our work
  • Our ROI tracking system creates a lead and sale attribution system that maps lead source to sales
  • We measure results in SEO campaigns by monitoring increases in revenue generated via form submissions, phone calls, and sales via search engine traffic
  • We pride ourselves on our great customer service via weekly or monthly meeting and custom reports
  • Our company is family-owned and operated, and was started in Columbus!

We’d love to talk to you about how we can help you with SEO. We’re local and have an office in downtown Columbus on Gay Street. Contact us today via form or phone to learn more about how we can help you grow your business.

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Why Invest in Columbus SEO?

Search engine optimization (SEO) is a collection of marketing techniques used to attract customers to a business through the company’s online presence.

Unlike traditional marketing methods like billboards, flyers, and TV and radio ads, our Columbus, Ohio SEO services are quantifiable and measurable. If you have the right reporting and systemization set up (which we do for your company in a campaign), you can tell exactly how many people are being drawn to your site and how many ultimately reach out and contact you for business.

Sixth City Marketing can help put your company in front of the people searching for your services, whether you’re the answer to their quest for a “Woody Hayes bobblehead” or the “closest place to find antacid medication” after Dime-a-Dog Night at Huntington Park.

For some evidence of our methods, consider this – you found us, didn’t you?

But if you aren’t sold yet, here are some recent statistics that help make a strong case for SEO:

  • 53% of web traffic comes from organic search
  • Leads from SEO close at an average rate of 14.6%
  • 59% of worldwide web traffic comes from cell phones
  • 60% of marketers say that SEO, blog content, and similar aspects lead to higher-quality leads

Not to mention, some aspects to keep in mind for SEO in Columbus include:

  • The right behind-the-scenes code helps search engines understand your site
  • Implementation of the latest best practices can help your site rank higher for the right searches, and increase clicks from search listings to your site
  • Incorporating a user-friendly design, site structure, and promotional strategy can maximize your site’s usability
  • Presenting clean, grammatical page copy can ensure the customer trusts you and sees your business as an authority

All of the above are essential elements in each online marketing campaign we design for our clients. Let’s work together to build your business’s lasting digital presence.

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Columbus Businesses We Have Worked With

pet palace
MI Homes

Types of SEO We Can Provide

In our approach to SEO for your company’s unique needs and goals, some strategies you can expect for a campaign include:

  • Competitor research
  • Keyword analysis
  • Content optimization
  • Blog writing

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“Sixth City has been incredible to work with. They quickly and articulately communicate what they’re doing and why, they respond to emails promptly, and have consistently shown solid, measurable ROIs. I would highly recommend them to anyone seeking SEO services!” – Seth McDaniels, SERVPRO

Q2 2024 Update on the SEO Industry

Tips for Attracting New Customers Online

If you’re looking for captivating Columbus SEO services that will help your business stand out, we’ve got you covered! Improving a business’s online presence has the ability to attract new customers to your business site and generate new leads.

If you want to stand out from the rest, consider implementing the following:

  • Get Reviews – Make it a priority to ask your customers, partners and brand fans to provide you with a review on Google. This can help you in both local and national SEO initiatives.
  • Refine Website Content – To drive the best results for your business, refining website content might be the way to go. Making sure your website is easy to navigate through and visually appealing will help your company get noticed. It’s also beneficial to include unique content on your site that will make potential customers choose your business in Columbus over others.
  • Internal linking – Review your website and look for opportunities to link to deeper pages from words on the homepage or the “about us” page (these are both solid starting points). Linking within the copy on these pages helps Google understand that these pages are more important than others on your website. It also helps guide people better through the site.

We want to help put your business in the best possible position and thinking about strategies like these listed above will help attract new customers online.

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Sixth City SEO Success Stories

M/I Homes

M/I Homes, a home building company based in Columbus, Ohio operating in 16 different cities, specializes in building custom-made homes for families. After M/I Homes redesigned their website, they wanted to drive results.

Our team created a marketing campaign to increase organic traffic to their website by implementing SEO strategies. We conducted this by focusing on finding high-volume keyword search terms and writing optimized content for multiple locations.

We then focused on revitalizing their local profiles on Google. Our team began profile management and reviewed and acted on any major issues we found through Google Search Console.

Through the strategies our team implemented and comparing data from our campaign in 2018 to data in 2017, we saw a 10,000 visitor increase through organic search to their website. We also calculated an overall website traffic increase of 48%, organic website traffic increased by 12%, and new users on the M/I Homes website increased by 58%.

Valco Valley Tool & Die

Valco Valley Tool & Die, a complete metal parts manufacturer located in North Royalton, Ohio wanted to increase quality online leads on their brand-new website.

We conducted research on different Valco products and concluded that customers when searching for Valco’s products use a variety of search terms. We ultimately drove more visits to Valco’s site than ever before by finding out the best way to serve the needs of Valco’s customers and optimize accordingly.

When looking at our results compared to past years, we saw a 114% increase in visits to Valco’s site per month and a 543% increase in online inquiries per month.

Be sure to check out our case studies pages to see more proof of our success stories over the years.

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Our Columbus SEO Agency Location

Our SEO company is located in the heart of downtown Columbus (just north of the Ohio Statehouse) inside the Commerce Building. Our address is:
Columbus SEO company office - Commerce Building
35 E Gay St #324
Columbus, OH 43215 (map below)

Hours of Operation
Monday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Columbus SEO company office - Commerce BuildingWe highly recommend scheduling an appointment via phone or form submission (but we’ll meet you at a Clippers game, too).

Where to Find Us
We’re at the intersection of E. Gay Street and N. Pearl Street. Our office faces the southwest direction of the street overlooking Gay Street.

Nearby Locations
We’re right down the street from the Tip Top Tavern and are located in the Historic Commerce building. Most people are familiar with the Commerce building from the the Vault and newly opened ESCO, both of which are also in our building.Columbus SEO company office - street view

If you are visiting the Sixth City Marketing office, there are a few areas you can park. There is limited on-street parking available with meters. The closest parking lot is on the corner of E. Gay Street and N. Third Street called the Uptown District parking lot. You can also park at the parking garage at the corner of W. Gay Street and N. Front street (located at 40 N. Front Street).

Our Community Involvement
Aside from being apart of the various local chambers of commerce we listed earlier on this page, we also do our part in promoting various local businesses on our blog and sharing important facts and stats on the city that people may find useful.

Other Areas We Serve
With a central office downtown, we are able to meet with you no matter where you are, including:

  • Dublin
  • Worthington
  • Powell
  • Gahanna
  • Westerville
  • New Albany
  • Hilliard
  • Everywhere else!

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Local Chamber Memberships

columbus chamber
worthington chamber
powell chamber
dublin chamber
gahanna chamber

We Do More Than Just Columbus SEO Marketing

As a Columbus digital marketing agency, we provide numerous marketing services for our clients. These services are each tailored with individualized care to ensure the best online strategies are utilized for each business.

For an in-depth look at these services, visit our pages for:

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Types of Businesses in Columbus We Can Help

Since we opened, we’ve provided businesses of all sizes and niches with customized SEO strategies. Some we are have recently helped include:

Given our expertise in a wide range of areas, we also can provide great work to companies that specialize in:

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You Have Questions, and We Have Answers

Learning more about search engine optimization agencies can be hard, especially if they use loads of industry jargon you are unfamiliar with or reference services you have never heard of. Hopefully, some of the following questions and answers can help: 

What is link building?

Link building is a major SEO tactic that involves developing creative ways to get your website more backlinks from different sites across the web. Having more backlinks to your domain helps signal to Google and other search engines that your site is high authority for the terms you are trying to rank for, boosting your rankings.

Do I need local SEO?

If you are a business in the Columbus area that is primarily focused on gaining customers just in the region, then you are a great candidate for local SEO. Local search engine optimization involves additional unique approaches to improving your online presence in your local area to help attract valuable customers.

What if my website needs technical help?

Since we are a digital marketing agency, we are fortunate enough to have an in-house staff of developers and designers who are familiar with addressing issues with your site that are holding you back from your SEO potential.

Can I do more than just SEO?

Of course! We would love to help your business succeed through our other services, including pay-per-click management (on Google Ads or social media), web design (specifically WordPress or Shopify), email marketing, social media, and more.

Will having an older site affect SEO?

Not always! We have at times run into issues with older websites that have certain limitations, but since SEO has been around since the beginning of the internet, it’s applicable to most websites. However, if we do find that your site isn’t capable of working with specific parts of our strategy, we will always honestly communicate that.

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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

“I’ve worked with Sixth City Marketing on several projects over the past several years and have always found them to be a terrific resource. Not only have they helped my clients realize an exceptional website, but their SEO programs have helped them to be placed high in the rankings of the search engines, both organically and paid. I’d very much recommend Sixth City Marketing when you are ready to take the next step in your web-based marketing program.” – Kim Kershner, Stellar Tech

Get More Return on Your SEO Investment with Sixth City

Contact us today to find out how we can help you take your business to the next level through focused, personalized Columbus SEO.

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