Mike Khorev – SEO Expert and Digital Marketing Strategist

Hi there, my name is Mike and I am a Toronto-based SEO expert. Over the last 8 years I’ve helped many small and medium-sized companies grow their revenue online through performance-based SEO and digital marketing strategies and I’m ready to take your business to the next level too.

It’s my job to always stay up-to-date with the latest changes in search engine algorithms and digital marketing trends, so my clients don’t have to. It’s a daily task I’ve performed for over a decade now and it helps me continuously deliver exceptional results and positive ROI. Well, of course it also helps that I have tons of experience in marketing websites in any industry and region.

Besides offering performance-oriented SEO services for B2B and B2C businesses, I offer the following services as well:

  • Google Maps / Local SEO
  • Digital marketing strategy development and execution
  • Search engines penalties recovery / backlink profile clean up
  • Social media strategy and marketing
  • Web design and development
  • E-commerce developing and marketing
  • Paid marketing (AdWords, Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin)
Learn more about SEO Services

Performance-Based SEO Strategies

SEO can be very tricky in 2017 and many tactics that worked before might be obsolete now. In fact, some of the the old tactics—all they can do any more is harm your SEO performance!

If you want to drive leads and sales and grow your revenue online with SEO, you need to work with an SEO expert who knows what it takes to improve website rankings in the search engines. Some “SEO experts” are still focusing on building links. In this post-Penguin and post-Panda era we live in, coinciding with the dawn of AI, these old tactics will blacklist your website for months and even years to come.
You don’t want that!
What you do want is a tailored approach that’s completely customized for your business and your business alone. I know that each client who comes to me has a unique business. That’s why, in order to rank on the first page of the search results, each website requires a different approach to on and off-site submissions. My SEO services and analysis are focused on finding the shortest and safest way for your business to appear on Google and drive leads and business. I analyze and look at many factors before I propose a strategy and run optimization. These include: domain age, previous off-site SEO activities and backlink profile quality, search engine penalties, keyword monthly search volume and market competitiveness.

Find more about my approach to SEO services.

Any Industry, Any Country

My SEO services will work for any website, no matter where it’s based, no matter what it’s selling, and no matter where the target audience resides. Some websites require local SEO and landing page optimization while others need more quality backlinks and content marketing strategy. I’ve offered SEO consulting services and improved ROI for websites and clients in the following industries:

  • Professional services
  • SaaS, Cloud, Software, Technology
  • Construction
  • Ecommerce, retail
  • Entertainment
  • Law Firms
  • Medical & Veterinarian
  • Real Estate
  • Educational institutions
  • Travel
  • Your industry here

My clients are from Canada, United Kingdom, United States, Australia, Netherlands, Ireland, plus a whole host of other countries.

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Organic SEO services

Organic SEO

Your website, industry and competitors are analysed to find the right keywords —the ones your prospects are searching for. The SEO strategy will focus on improving your ranking and driving leads sales and revenue.

Pay-Per-Click

Pay-Per-Click

I set up and manage Pay Per Click campaigns (PPC) for the major search engines. These appear as sponsored results right below the search bar, and can draw the initial attention of prospects. This can provide you with traffic (same day) and, more importantly, generate leads for your business.

Local SEO services

Local SEO

If you have a physical location where you sell your products or offer services, Local SEO can help you attract local prospects and get more local inquiries.

One Stop for SEO, Digital Marketing and Web Services

Digital Marketing

All of today’s essential online marketing strategies and services to fit your marketing budget as well as your expectations, providing the highest possible ROI.

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

Ecommerce Services

Do you have an e-commerce website and you’re looking to increase sales? Or are you just thinking about starting a new one and need someone to help you out? I have set up and managed many e-commerce platforms and payment gateways and can help you with everything from getting off the ground to making your first sale.

Website Maintenance

There’s a lot more to running a website than most people think. I’m here to help you with common issues such as slow speed, emails, domain and hosting setup and transfers, website redesign, SEO optimization, code editing, CMS installation and much more.

Local SEO

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

Web Design and Development

I create responsive and beautiful websites with contact forms, galleries, maps, videos and images that are easy to manage and a cinch to edit. Needless to say, all websites come SEO ready to ensure your prospects find you online!

Web Analysis

I’ll help with identifying your goals and show you how they relate to your business’s online and web presence. For instance, should your site inform customers about your company’s services, persuade them to have a certain attitude about products or ideas, or actually allow direct sales? I’ll also be analyzing your landing, products and informational pages to improve on-site SEO and user experience.

Hire an SEO Expert Today!

Please email or schedule a call with me to discuss your business goals and marketing strategy. Our initial conversation is free, while we discuss your project. If you would like to proceed, I charge hourly or per project, depending on services and work required to improve your site and your rankings.

Please provide your website URL, keywords, target regions, marketing goals, previous SEO history and project budget to create a customized proposal that will meet your expectation.

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 your content
  • The quality of your backlink profile
  • Previous SEO activities and efforts
  • Keywords and niche competitiveness
  • Budget, goals and expectations

Websites with clean backlink profiles and quality content can rank for low to medium keywords within 4-8 months. If you had any Google penalties, over-optimization, new domain or low-quality content it can take an additional 3-6 months to rank it in the 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 your first visitors the next day.


Should I work with an SEO company or an independent SEO expert? What's the difference?

If you think that working with an SEO company can help you save time and money and get professional service, you might be wrong. Your monthly SEO fee will usually include office lease, sales commissions, and operational expenses. Some portion will go toward actual SEO activities that will be done by junior marketer. The junior SEOs don’t usually have the experience or interest to execute on SEO strategy and deliver performance-based services. In most cases, you are paying for the brand, and the majority of work are done by inexperienced marketers.

If you work with independent SEO expert you have direct access to important knowledge, you get educated answers (not the sales templates), and your service fees are going towards improving your website and your rankings. An SEO expert can be an extension of your team: attending meetings and reviewing progress with you. You can be sure that his experience will help your business grow.

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 to sell you a certain number of backlinks but to help your website get more traffic, calls and quote requests. I do this by optimizing competitive keywords that have a good amount of search traffic and improving your ranking from “not in top 100” to “top 10” (first page) of Google. Other SEO experts will only mention “recommended period – 6 months”, “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 the first page of Google.

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

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

My SEO work is a perfect fit for all types of websites and keywords, geographical areas and type of optimization (global/local). Moreover, I can provide you with clear answers about exactly what need to be done, how much it will cost, and how long it will take to rank you on the first page of Google. I have worked on a wide range of projects and my clients include local flower shops, real estate brokers, e-commerce websites (worldwide), across Toronto, Markham, Vancouver, Calgary, Los Angeles, New York, London and other cities worldwide. 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 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. In short, I only use white-hat SEO Techniques that comply with Google Webmaster Guidelines.

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Web Technologies I work With

Social Media Marketing

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