Sarah BlocksidgeAuthor: Sarah Blocksidge
Updated on 1/11/2024

As a business owner, it can be hard to figure out how to give your company the competitive edge it needs to grow. And as experienced marketers, we are here to help solve that problem.

Hi, we are Sixth City Marketing, a full-service digital marketing agency that is dedicated to helping our clients succeed online through SEO and other offerings. We supply SEO services in Washington, D.C. and beyond, helping to give our clients a leg up in their industries and ensure they can continue to grow and thrive.

Grow Your Business With Our Washington, D.C. SEO Agency

How We Show Results

  • Volume of sales generated via online transactions, leads, and/or phone calls from search engine traffic
  • Increases in leads (form submissions and phone calls)
  • Improvements in keyword positions
  • Increases in organic traffic to your website

“I am extremely pleased with Sixth City Marketing. The college’s website traffic has increased substantially along with a significant increase in the quality of our admission leads. Plus, within a short period of time, Sixth City’s SEO efforts have catapulted our Google rankings, taking us from a buried page to top listings on Google. Sixth City has made a significant difference in the business college’s rankings and admissions.” – Michelle Parrish Manning, Kent State University College of Business Administration

How Our Washington, D.C. SEO Agency Can Help

We know that when you decide to partner with a Washington, D.C. SEO company, you expect them to deliver. And if you decide to work with our team of SEO pros, you can expect nothing less.

During your campaign, we will utilize tactics that address key areas such as on-page SEO, off-page SEO, technical SEO, and local SEO (when applicable). Here are some of the aspects we will strategically customize within your SEO plan to help give you the results you are looking for:

  • Content writing
  • Link building
  • Internal linking
  • Local optimization
  • Blog writing
  • Speed improvements
  • Design for conversion
  • Advanced Google Analytics configuration
  • Metadata optimization
  • Article outreach
  • Competitor research
  • Competitor monitoring and response (in both local and national SEO)
  • Keyword analysis
  • Data monitoring
  • Goal tracking

When you sign on as a client, your dedicated strategist will use a mix of the tactics above to craft a formula to help your company get maximum results. And if you decide that SEO isn’t what you are looking for, we can even help with Google Ads or web design as well.

No matter what you need when it comes to Washington, D.C. SEO and digital marketing services, we’re ready to provide it, because we’ve seen and done it all. We have 25+ years of collective marketing experience on our team, with experts who have specialized focuses that can help them tackle any problem that arises.

Why Invest in Washington, D.C. SEO Services?

By utilizing the diverse tactics listed above, a quality SEO campaign is able to improve your website in the eyes of search engines, help you gain visibility in web searches, increase site visits, boost leads, and generate more sales.

While traditional marketing methods such as flyers, billboards, and radio and TV ads have their benefits, they lack the quantifiable and measurable data that SEO can provide. When we set up campaigns for our clients, we ensure that proper data-tracking platforms are in place so that we can provide you with detailed, accurate reports on progress.

Our overall SEO strategy is also able to work in conjunction with your current marketing department, acting as an extension of your team. Many of our clients feature in-house marketing departments that oversee aspects like branding, outreach, and traditional marketing approaches, and our team is adept at handling the digital marketing side of things to help boost leads and increase sales.

We’re also skilled at adhering to branding guidelines, stylistic requirements, and industry best practices when planning strategies and crafting copy, so know that when you choose us for SEO services in Washington, D.C., your business won’t miss a beat!

Who We Have Helped

MI Homes
kent state

Industries We Work With

Over the years, we have worked with a wide range of industries and niches. Some of the fields we have worked with include:

Our diverse experience in so many sectors has allowed us to see what methods work best for different types of industries and businesses of all sizes. SEO isn’t one-size-fits-all, which is why all of our work is tailored to the specific needs of a client. Nothing we do is cookie-cutter, and this dedication to customization is something we implement in any client’s SEO campaign.

Who Is Sixth City Marketing?

Since opening in 2010, our main goal has been to use our skills and knowledge to lend a helping hand to businesses that are in need of a reliable marketing partner. Here are a few things that we think set us apart from other D.C.-area SEO agencies:

  1. Experience – Collectively, our team has 25+ years of experience in SEO strategy, writing, web development, paid advertising, and so much more.
  2. Transparency – You can trust that in all forms of communication, whether it has to do with data, tactics, or anything else, we are always honest and transparent.
  3. Dedication – When facing challenges in your campaign, you can trust that we are dedicated to solving any issues we come across, and will find workable solutions that will allow you to be successful in the long run.
  4. Connection – Clients are given a personal account manager and strategist who will see to the needs of their campaign and who they can regularly communicate with.
  5. Authenticity – We know that no two sites are alike, which is why everything we do is custom, and we don’t apply any cookie-cutter approaches to our work.
  6. Results-driven – One of the major aspects that sets us apart from many other marketing firms is our focus on ROI, thanks to a system that proves the amount of revenue generated from our efforts.

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

Proof of Our SEO Success

Take a look at some of the success we’ve seen in our case studies over the years:

  • Shini USA
    • 632% increase in monthly traffic from SEO
  • National Church Residence
    • 295% increase in conversions
  • TYKMA Electrox
    • 402% increase in overall site traffic
  • University Commons
    • 117% increase in form submissions per month
  • Valco Valley Tool & Die
    • 06% increase in conversion rate
  • Kent State University
    • 38% increase in leads from SEO

FAQs on Search Engine Optimization and Tactics

Q: What Does Sixth City Do During SEO Campaigns?
A: Along with the various methodologies we mentioned above, we believe our most important assets include our ability to create all of our SEO strategies from scratch, implement suggestions, and have ongoing meetings with your team to gain feedback so we can make adjustments based on the leads you acquire. All of these efforts serve to boost your online presence and make you more competitive in your industry.

Q: What Is Link Building?
Link building is a popular tactic that involves performing various tasks in order to help companies gain more links from websites across the internet. Whether it’s listing your business in directories, getting mentions in articles, writing articles for other sites, or using a host of other tactics, our team is experienced at finding quality sites to secure links on that can improve your standing with Google. Gaining more links to your domain adds strength and authority to your site in the eyes of search engines.

Q: How Are SEO and PPC Different?
The main difference between pay-per-click and SEO is that with PPC, you can bid against competitors for the search terms you wish your ads to show for, and you will get billed based off of the clicks your ads receive. SEO, however, does not include any additional payments for placements on search engines, and your ranking is determined by the strength of your site’s pages.

Q: Does Doing PPC and SEO at the Same Time Clash?
A: Nope! You can effectively run paid campaigns on Google, Bing, Facebook, or anywhere else and still utilize SEO services with no interference. On the flip side, doing both can help cover your bases in terms of maximizing your potential to be found online. Either option is viable, but a two-pronged approach can certainly be even more beneficial.

Q: Do You Offer Services Beyond SEO and PPC?

A: Yes! Though SEO and PPC are our main areas of focus, we do offer additional services that work in conjunction with those core services, or work independently on their own. These include:

If you have questions about any of these services, or how our Washington, D.C. team can best implement them alongside ongoing SEO services, be sure to reach out to us and we’ll be happy to discuss our approach!

“John was someone who came highly recommended to me for digital marketing and SEO. To my surprise, he was easily accessible for a telephone appointment. Although I expected his knowledge of SEO to be far beyond mine (it is), he was also able to speak to me at a level I could understand. He seemed interested in being clear about how he could help me and didn’t overpromise. He seems to be a much more straightforward marketing asset than I am used to dealing with. Thank you, John!” – Brandon Shroy, Attorney at Law

Schedule Your Free Appointment

Are you interested in learning more about our SEO capabilities and seeing how we can help your Washington, D.C. business?

Use the form on this page to reach out and one of our team members will be in contact. We are open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and look forward to talking with you!

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