I was working hard to increase the position of my website in the search engines using all the best SEO techniques that I was aware of. Admittedly I knew very little about optimization and relied upon what I had researched on the Internet. As a small business I thought that I could manage my online marketing well enough to get ahead of the local competition.
I tried various activities such as creating articles and submitting them to various article directories, writing guest blogs to be placed on various sites, adding links to my social media accounts and adding a blog to my site. As you can imagine this took a lot of time to manage and I was able to grow a little, but it was not delivering the high impact I was after; which is why more businesses like mine are turning to SEO providers.