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Mikhail Khorev – SEO Expert and Digital Marketing Strategist

Hi there, my name is Mikhail and I am a Toronto-based SEO expert. With over 8 years of experience in web design and digital marketing for small and medium-sized businesses I have gained extensive, hands-on experience across organic SEO (Search Engine Optimization), PPC (Pay-per-click), social media, website design, usability, branding, reputation management, conversion optimization and content marketing.

I always keep up-to-date with the latest search engines algorithms and SEO tools, and a vast experience in ranking websites on the first page are key to making your SEO investment pay.

Besides performance oriented SEO services, I also consult and offer:

  • Ongoing SEO services and optimization
  • Google Maps / Local SEO
  • SEO consulting, analysis and strategy development
  • Penguin and Panda penalties recovery / backlink clean up
  • Social Media strategy and marketing
  • Web Design and Development
  • E-commerce developing and marketing
  • AdWords, Youtube and Facebook PPC advertising
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Performance-Based SEO Strategies

If you want to attract prospects with organic SEO and turn them into customers you will need to work with SEO expert on improving your visibility for competitive keywords in your industry. Ranking on the first page of search engines can bring a huge amount of leads and sales.

Website optimization in a post-Penguin and Panda era requires new skills and some tactics that are usually used by most SEO experts include high-quality link building and on-page optimization and the rules keep changing by Google on a monthly basis. What perfectly worked a month ago might not work so well today–in fact, it might lower your ranking or even penalize your website.

Each website requires different approach and off-site submissions in order to rank on the first page and this is why in my SEO consulting services I don’t offer just backlinks or template generated SEO analysis as those will not provide desired results. I analyze and account many factors before I start optimization such as domain age, previous off-site SEO activities and backlinks quality, search engine penalties, keywords traffic and market competitiveness.

Find more about my approach to SEO services.

Extensive Digital Marketing Experience

First page ranking isn’t the only factor in the chain that makes your business successful online and makes up your ROI. Some websites require local SEO and landing page optimization and the other – thoughtful, well-executed keyword research to increase conversion rate. I’ve offered SEO consulting services and improved ROI for websites and clients in the industries such:

  • Professional services
  • Construction
  • Ecommerce, retail
  • Entertainment
  • Law Firms
  • Medical & Veterinarian
  • Real Estate
  • Educational institutions
  • Travel

in Canada, United Kingdom, United States, Australia, Netherlands, Ireland and other countries.

Full-Stack Web and Digital Marketing

Web Design and Development

I create responsive and beautiful websites with contact forms, galleries, maps, videos and images that easy to manage and edit. More to say all websites come SEO ready so to make sure your prospects will find you!

Ecommerce Services

Do you have an eCcommerce website and want to increase sales? Or you just thinking about starting a new one and need someone to help you out? I setup and managed many eCommerce platforms and payment gateways and can help you from planning to the first sale.

Website Maintenance

Maintaining and editing your website can be daunting task and I’m here to help you with any issues from slow speed, emails, domain and hosting setup and transfers to website redesign, SEO optimization, code editing, CMS installation and much more!

Local SEO

I analyse, develop and execute custom local SEO strategies for any websites and businesses. A full cycle optimization will include Google Maps pin creation, local directories and citation submissions, on-site optimization, reviews and reputation management and more to build your brand and trust.

Online Marketing

I prepare and implement leading Online Marketing strategies and services that fit your marketing budget, expectation and provide highest ROI.

  • Pay-Per-Click advertising.
  • Organic SEO in Google, Bing and Yahoo,
  • Email Marketing Campaigns
  • Online Reputation Management
  • Social Media Marketing

Web Analysis

Identifying your goals and how they relate to the online and Web presence. For instance, should the site inform customers about the company’s services, persuade them to have a certain attitude about products or ideas or actually allow direct sales? Analyzing your landing, products and informational pages to improve on-site SEO and user experience.

Are you looking to hire an SEO Expert ?

I have carefully prepared a small set of SEO and Web Development services that would be a great fit for any business. Those services are most requested and required for many sites so I made it easier to order online.

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Ask an SEO Expert: Common Questions about SEO

How long does it take to see results after I hire an SEO expert?

There are many different factors that will affect the timeline and results. Before I start my services I’ll analyse your website and based on your goals and budget will provide an estimate on how long it will take to rank your website on the first page and how much it will cost you. Some of the factors that I will consider:

  • How much content you have on the site, how frequently you update it
  • The quality of your backlink profile
  • Previous SEO activities and efforts
  • Keywords and niche competitiveness
  • Budget, goals and expectations

Websites with clean backlink profile and quality content can rank for low to medium keywords within 4-8 months. If you had any Google penalties, over optimization or low-quality content it can take an additional 1-4 months to rank it top 10.

If you need a quick turnaround and results we can set up a paid campaign on search engines and social media and you can see first visitors on the next day.

There are so many SEO experts and companies on Google. How are you different?

My policy is to be honest and transparent to prospects and existing clients. My goal is not just sell you the number of backlinks but to help your website get more traffic, calls and qute requests by optimizing competitive keywords with a good amount of search traffic and improve your ranking from “not in top 100” to “top 10” (first page) of Google. Other SEO experts will only mention “recommended period – 6 month”, “12 years in business”, “we helped 1000 companies”, “improve your ranking”, “get tons of traffic”, “be on top/front of Google” but all that won’t help your website be on first page of Google?

In average, the majority of keywords rank in top 10 within 3-8 months, some low competitive keywords for well-established websites rank even faster – within first 2 months. Although highly competitive keywords can take up to 12 months to rank on the first page. I provide a personalized analysis and advice to every client and closely monitor their SEO campaigns because your success is my goal!

I have a e-commerce/real estate/restaurant/roofing website. Do you have experience in my field?

My SEO work is a perfect fit for any type of websites and keywords, geographical area and type of optimization (global/local). Moreover, I know exactly what need to be done to, how much it will cost and how long it will take to rank you on the first page of Google. I worked on wide range of projects and clients that include local flower shop, real estate brokers, eCommerce websites (worldwide), in Toronto, Markham, Vancouver, Calgary, Los Angles, New York, London and others. I can rank any keyword for any website in any city and country.

How do you optimize websites? Do you use only white hat SEO techniques?

I have my own database of websites and services that Google likes and doesn’t consider as spammy or unnatural. In a backlinking campaigns I use a diversity of social media, bookmarking, articles, press releases, and directories that include only real websites with good SEO metrics, traffic and Google trust. I don’t use abused blog comments (1000 links on one page), abandoned websites spammed with links, hidden backlinks, redirects, automation software and other Black/Gray SEO techniques, also I don’t use spun/low-quality content as Google will easily detect such submissions and it can put your website at risk.

I only use white hat SEO Techniques that comply with Google Webmaster Guidelines.

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