How does SEO get your website traffic and make you money?

Minneapolis SEO Services

Totally dedicated to getting you more visibility and leads

By creating useful content, earning more links to your website from around the web, and making technical website changes we double or triple your traffic from search engines.

  • Target your pages with keyword research
  • Spy on your competitors and beat them in search
  • Get more leads, and monthly reporting
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Technical edits & onsite SEO

We use competitive analysis and keyword research to find the phrases to target your website at, and ongoing improvements to the structure of your website to attract more organic traffic from Google search results.


Content strategy

Based on our keyword research, we create a content calendar and then systematically write and post blog posts, deep guides and landing pages – all while reporting back to you on our monthly activity and our progress rankings and traffic.


Link Building

Links to your website from around the web matter, and we know how to get more of the ones that matter. We can get articles placed on other websites linking back to you and numerous other strategies. We'd love to help you rank.

Have Minneapolis SEO Experts turn your website into a traffic magnet

If you’re running a small business, or are a marketing director who hasn’t been studying driving search traffic for 6+ years (as I have), than you need a partner who can navigate the choppy seas of Google algorithm changes.

Don’t leave your SEO to some lone wolf SEO Consultant, or another Minneapolis SEO Company who delegates the work to a sea of faces (none of whom is incentivized properly to get SERIOUS results for your company.)

Our team is small – but our resolve to create massive R.O.I. for our clients is high – get started today.

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Chicago SEO

Minneapolis SEO Services that are focused on increasing your revenue.

Before Hook Agency started offering Minneapolis SEO Services, our business was solely based on making quality websites. After making some technical changes on the site, building out some in-depth resources, and ‘guest posting’ on other websites to get links back to our site – our leads went from 1 a week to 1 a day. That’s when we knew we had to share this knowledge and do this for other people’s sites too.

We love helping clients get more traffic and leads – and as Minneapolis SEO Consultants our main goal is to create an amazing relationship with our clients, based on customer service and results. Let us know if we can help you drive traffic to your site, we’d love to help.

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  • $2797 / month
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  • Local Directory Links, Press Release Links & Contextual Links
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Questions and Answers about Minneapolis SEO Services

SEO means Search Engine Optimization – and refers to the process of creating and modifying a website so that it gets more traffic from Google and other search engines. SEO used to be simple and you could just write your keyword over and over again, but has become more complex over the years. Read more on the History of SEO.

SEO works by modifying elements on a website like the meta title and meta description of a page to ‘optimize’ it to get the most possible traffic. ‘Keyword targeting’ can determine which words you should be aiming for, and getting links from other high authority sites and creating relevant content on your web page and via articles on your site can shift your website up in search rankings over time. For more check out Moz's Beginner Guide to SEO (Search Engine Optimization)

Any way of getting more customers to be aware of your company is important – particularly when they are looking for a product or service like yours. That is why search engine traffic is ideal. You can pay for ads at the top of search engine results and in various places on the web, but only 18% of clicks in search engines go to these ads because many customers are savvy enough to skip them. They trust in the algorithm of Google to serve the best results towards the top of the ‘organic’ results, or the other results besides the ads – your job (or a professional SEO experts’ job) is to make sure your website is seen as the best result. The top 3 results for any one term get the lion’s share of the clicks, and the first page is generally the cutoff point for any meaningful traffic for most terms besides high volume ones.

SEO helps businesses by allowing them to attract more customers to their website and if it's done right – attract them in a way that they also become customers. This is why I pair SEO with 'Conversion Rate Optimization' so that any site I'm doing SEO on also gets improvements in design and development that are intended to make it easy for people to become customers of your business. You don't want to just attract people to your site, you want them to take the next steps towards becoming a customer. Your website needs to be compelling and be set up for maximum conversions so that you can get the most out of SEO services.

It will take anywhere from 1 month to 3 months to start seeing some shift, and likely 6-8 months to start seeing significant ROI from Search Engine Optimization work. That being said, if you don’t start seeing some shift in traffic (either month over month or year over year for seasonal businesses) then in most cases you should be very forward with your SEO provider and seek a clear explanation.

SEO is not hard. It does, however take time – it involves technical tweaks on your website, competitive analysis/content strategy, and building links from around the web.

So most people don’t have the time to get up to speed on all of the shifting trends, the technical aspects, and make sure their website is running perfectly for SEO like a finely tuned machine.

If you have an agency or team doing SEO + something else

When I say 1 to 3 months for some initial returns, or 6-8 months for significant ROI – I mean that much time concerted SEO effort, not SEO effort watered down with a redesign or an SEO + PPC agency trying to do both. Not that they can’t do that, but the time/effort/money spent would have to be double.

So my suggestion is to have a team totally dedicated to your SEO efforts, and if you want PPC done make sure that budget is entirely separate from your Search Engine Optimization work.

Honestly, I wouldn’t suggest moving so quickly that you risk some type of penalty. Particularly with backlinking, if your ‘velocity’ or the time passing and frequency of links procured rises too fast – it will look fishy and unnatural.

Be smart about how quick you try to force this work.

Check out our ROI of SEO calculator for some idea of what kind of monthly return you can expect from SEO after a year of work.

Slow is smooth.

Smooth is fast.

So when you or your Minneapolis SEO Agency creates content – make it significant and targeted, not worrying about the speed that it comes out, because 100 posts on your blog won’t create significant traffic, but that one that was super-targeted and useful will.

When you or your SEO Company creates links – make them hefty and serious. They should actually be almost a pain to get, whether through outreach, guest posting, or by deliberating with someone in your network to include a link back to your site. These things, when worth something for real will either take… money, time, or effort. If they don’t, they aren’t worth it.

85% of people searching on Google are clicking on the organic search results, according to Search Engine Watch.

If savvy customers are skipping the paid ads – you may want to as well. It really depends on the industry. Paid ads have a little thing next to it that says ad, and are shown above and below the 'organic' search results.

Many businesses opt to do paid ads and search engine optimization.

1. You can de-index any types of content that have less than 100 words. This might be the #1 suggestion for most businesses that have not done any SEO. For WordPress websites you can use the Yoast SEO plugin for this.

2. You can find terms that are driving traffic to your competitors with a tool like Ahrefs, or SEMRush and create similar but more in-depth and quality content for the same terms. Consider the intent of the searcher and create epic content that will service that intent while at the same time selling them your products or services with a lead generation form or listing of products.

3. You can reach out to higher trafficked websites that people in your prime demographic are reading, and ask if you can write a blog post for them. Create a quality piece of valuable content and use your bio at the bottom of the post to create a compelling picture of the products or services you offer and link to your website. Earning links from high domain authority sites (determine this with a tool like Mozbar) is the #1 thing you can do to drive visibility of your site up.

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Best SEO Minneapolis / Minneapolis SEO Consultants Ranked

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Recently we took a shot at ranking the absolute best Minneapolis SEO service companies: SEO companies rankings obviously are hard because we are in the mix! But from SEO in Twin Cities, to SEO St. Paul – we outlined the Marketing Companies in Minneapolis that we feel do the best work (and their specialties.)

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Anna Overly
Anna Overly
17:28 17 May 18
When I began searching for an SEO agency last year, I received a lot of generic proposals from SEO agencies who wanted our money but didn't show any dedication to learning our niche industry. Tim, on the other hand, came to the table armed with a list of keywords to go after, goals to reach, a knowledge of what our competitors were doing, and an eagerness to understand our industry. Since then, Tim has shown a deep commitment to our success and has gone above and beyond to make sure we reach the goals we set. In the last year, our company has experienced a 30.8% increase in conversions from organic search (3mos/3mos) and a 135.06% increase in page views from organic search (3mos/3mos). The conversation has shifted from "let's get more leads" to "we need to hire more employees to handle all this new business." Tim has been incredible to work with, and I'd recommend him highly to anyone looking to hire an SEO specialist.read more
Sarah Lietz
Sarah Lietz
15:19 21 Feb 18
Tim has always been super responsive, creative in design, and helping us long after he should! Highly recommend!
Patrick Lorence
Patrick Lorence
15:52 20 Sep 17
“My company launched our completely revamped website and couldn't be happier with the way the site turned out, and our experience with Tim B Design. They took our old website with outdated graphics, poor sales results and transformed it into a modern, incredibly attractive and sales thriving site. In 6 short months we have seen a 300% increase in sales by online traffic, a greater return than we had ever imagined. Our product keywords are up over 350% and our website can easily be found on top of any major search engine. When we met with them to discuss the project, we were immediately impressed with how easy they were to communicate with—just real, down to earth, believable people that don't talk over your head with tech jargon. They listened and spent ample time understanding our products and message to make sure the site layout was exactly what we wanted.These days, I feel that people get to know your business through your website before they even walk through your door so it better be a good first impression. Our site brings in new clients every single day. The best part is that my website is so easy to use, I am able to edit content whenever I need to. It’s become such a great tool for my business. I am so in love with my branding, I receive compliments everyday. The Tim B Design team is amazing. They are creative, quick and so much fun to work with, I highly recommend them to any business.”Brad LorenceOwner, Banksystems Marketing Incread more
Niles Deneen
Niles Deneen
19:44 03 Aug 17
Awesome - we are seeing great improvement in our traffic and engagement. It's a pleasure working with Tim he is such a gifted guru of seo and digital marketing.
Josh Carlson
Josh Carlson
14:44 11 Jul 17
Tim B Design is exceptional to work with! He and his team have a great attitude, they've shown excitement in helping my business, and they are go getters! When I first contacted Tim on his website he responded to me almost immediately which was great. After our first face to face meeting I knew I wanted to work with him. I agreed to have them design my logo and build my website. In the process of doing that Tim thoroughly educated me on the importance of SEO which I knew very little about. There was absolutely no pressure to purchase anything while he was educating me but I decided to enter in an agreement for that too. Shortly after starting SEO they had availability to take over my social media accounts and I jumped at that opportunity. I put my full trust in them and they are doing great with all of it. Because of their work I've already seen growth in the number of sales leads generated by my website which is terrific! If you need help with any of these areas you need to contact Tim B design. Thank you Tim and Bea!read more
Craig Pladson
Craig Pladson
13:40 25 Jun 18
Tim and his team were collaborative, responsive, fast and delivered quality work on a tight timeline. The Wordpress pages they built are easy to update, mobile friendly and we plan on using the template they built for landing pages down the road. Tim also provided insightful guidance on SEO and lead generation best practices along the way.read more
Eric Pfeffer
Eric Pfeffer
21:10 05 Jul 18
Without even paying a dime, Tim looked at my google analytics account and my google console account and gave invaluable free advice. Although his services were not a good fit for my needs at this point, I would highly recommend his services for SEO and high raking on google searches. Hook Agency is the way to go!read more
Mark Graham
Mark Graham
18:45 16 Jul 18
Finding a website design company that is highly creative, technically competent , fundamentally sound, well organized, willing to listen and committed to service is unique indeed. We found exactly that at Hook Agency.
Reed Leidle
Reed Leidle
17:07 27 Jul 18
Amazing! Seriously, first class customer service and good people!!! Talk about going above & beyond... couldn't ask for a better experience.
Andrew Alshouse
Andrew Alshouse
17:24 10 Aug 18
Hook Agency has been a great resource for our small business. From creating our initial site to making updates as we grow, Hook has always been easy to work with. And they are quick with bug fixes which I really appreciate!
Robbin Julien
Robbin Julien
00:29 18 Sep 18
HOOK made the complex topic of SEO far less intimidating. They were patient and understanding with our learning curve. They worked "with" us, educating us as to where the opportunities were. They identified what "they" could do for us and even more valuable, what "we" could and should be doing for ourselves. HOOK and their style of full transparency, had us feeling comfortable immediately and ultimately feeling like we had a trusted partner working for our best interests. We look forward to our future collaboration and success!read more
Casey Palmer
Casey Palmer
18:49 16 Oct 18
Such a good website creator! So creative, responsive and helpful. Great team!!!
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Recently, one the best Minneapolis SEO companies in town took to Twitter to announce they would be combining forces with another familiar name in town. Top Minneapolis SEO Companies unite! Congratulations on the move – check out the announcement

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