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Jill Olkoski

Jill has a MA in Clinical Psychology, a BS in Computer Science, and a BS in Mechanical Engineering.

She currently owns Aldebaran Web Design in Edmonds (near Seattle WA) and enjoys educating her clients on topics related to small business website design.

In Jill's previous life, she spent 17 years in the engineering and quality organizations of a Fortune 100 tech company.


A Small Business SEO Success Story

August 2nd, 2009

I’ve written several articles on SEO scams, and wanted to share with you a chart that one of my SEO clients sent to me today. It’s such an amazing SEO success story – and unlike all of the various and sundry false claims that SEO companies may make, I wanted to show you actual results. My client is Luis Periera, who is an attorney in Costa Rica, and we’ve been working on his website since August of 2008. Take a look at his wonderful stats!

When Luis contacted me for help with his website, he was in awful shape. He was getting around 2 visitors a day, around 60 visitors a month. He was having trouble with his current web designer, who was also hosting his website and over-charging him. We moved his website to DreamHost, installed a traffic tracking tool, and set about working on SEO. I did my best to educate Luis as to the rules of the SEO game, and after a few months, Luis agreed to install a blog to further add unique relevant content to his website. The results are amazing, and today, he emailed me a picture of his most recent stats:


Last September, he had 256 visitors. This July, he had 1,742. That’s an increase of nearly 700%!

This increase is a result of following Google’s Webmaster Guidelines, good basic SEO principles, and adding lots of unique relevant content. It’s also a result of the website owner, Luis, carefully watching his website stats and continually using the data to improve his website.

As you can see, working together as partners, we’ve done good job at improving his website traffic. And it’s not just traffic, Luis has gotten many new clients because of the SEO work we’ve done – remember, SEO is not just about rankings or traffic, but about getting new clients and customers for your small business. Before you hire someone to do SEO on your website, ask to see real data from past clients!

J. Olkoski
Aldebaran Web Design, Seattle
Jill Olkoski has a BS in Engineering, a BS in Computer Science and an MA in Clinical Psychology. She delights in using her advanced technical and psychological skills to help small business owners develop cost-effective and successful websites.

2 Responses to “A Small Business SEO Success Story”

  1. Fay Says:

    I would like to take the time to congratulate you on a job well done with this blog.

    I have finished my review of “Aldebaran Website Design Blog” and I’m happy to announce your blog will appear on the Blogging Women directory.

    A big thank you for submitting your blog to our women’s blog directory and I wish you continued success.

  2. Jill Olkoski Says:

    Hi Fay,
    That’s great news, thank you!

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