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A family-run veteran-led SEO company

SMALL BUSINESS Lead Generation Websites For Local Services

To stand out and capitalize on today's crowded markets you need more than a glorified business card, you need a website that...

    is optimized for search and conversions
    establishes credibility and authority
    updates as quickly as the market


Reaching Your Target Audience May Require a Redesign

Reaching the top of search engines in 2022 may require a new website and an expansion of your brand's online presence.

Core Web Vitals

"This signal measures aspects of how users perceive the experience of interacting with a web page. Optimizing for these factors will contribute to business success on the web as users grow more engaged and can transact with less friction, especially on mobile."
- Google 2021


"Public relations and omnichannel promotion should be a focus, such as being active on YouTube, social media, blogging, conferences, and remarketing to build connections and long-lasting relationships."
-Neil Patel 2021

Mobile-first Indexing

Google's been slowly making the mobile version of websites their starting point for its index and the baseline for determining rankings. That's why our websites are not just "mobile-responsive," they are literally built for mobile-first and expand to larger screens as an afterthought.



Google has invested heavily since 2020 in its own spam-fighting AI that's highly effective at catching known and unknown trends in link schemes and on-page spam. In 2021 alone, Google has released two separate spam updates, so ethical SEO is going to be essential moving forward.

SMALL BUSINESS Website Design and SEO Services

SEO Consultations, Training, and Support


Looking for a local SEO expert to guide your in-house team? We'll happily act as an outside consultant for your local service company.

  • Features

    ● One-on-one meetings● Meet within 24 hours

Web Design and SEO

12 Month Contract$495/m

We build SEO-friendly websites that convert visitors into customers.

  • Features

    ● Home page plus 3 flex pages● $100 per additional page(s)● Local copywriting included!● Cache, CDN, SSL, Lazyload● High-converting designs● 5-color brand matching● Text logo or logo upload● Testimonial automation*● 10-40 monthly citations● 1 pillar or city section/m● Or 1 new page a quarter● Pillar page promotion● On-demand reporting● SEO training @ $40/hr



Add priority phone support and our unlimited integrated customer relationship management software that replaces $1,700 in tools.

  • Features

    ● Website integration included● 1 new form, or integration/m● Various 3rd-party integrations● Estimate, invoices, & payments● Integratied email marketing● Transfer files & messages● Project, task, & time mgt.● Custom branded portal● 2 TB of file storage● Secure client login● Call back support

Additional Benefits


Bringing in search traffic is okay and all, but bringing in crazy amounts of qualified traffic is way better!

More Online Reviews

*Receive more testimonials on more platforms like Google, Yelp, and Trustpilot with our testimonial automation. 

Long-lasting Leads

Generate long-lasting leads from organic searches without breaking Google's webmaster guidelines.

Ease of use

Say goodbye to your developer, no more yearly plugin subscriptions or endless website "maintenance" fees.

One-on-One Trainings

Master internet marketing with our customized 1-on-1 or group search engine optimization training sessions.

Speed & Reliability

Thanks to our unlimited Google Cloud hosting, our websites are as speedy to load as they are to customize.


Our 6-Step Low-friction Process


1. Place a Website Order

Our sales process is perfect for busy small business owners, no meetings are required!

discovery call

2. Industry Topic Research

No matter your industry, as long as you have a service in at least 1 city and a GBP we can help!


3. Evaluate Design(s)

Use our comment mode to request revisions. You'll be invited to the site upon final approval.


4. Search Engine Optimization

Testimonials, meta info, internal linking, citations, passive backlinks, schema, and technical SEO.


5. Content Marketing

Ongoing city pages, sections, or pillar content, optimization, and relentless content promotion.

we provide ongoing support from inside your website

6. Training & Support

After we hand over the reins, we can be hired by the hour directly within your website's backend.

Frequently Asked Questions

Website Design

  • How long does it take to go live?

    Generally, we'll be able to complete the website before the end of the first month. This is entirely dependent on how quickly we receive your feedback.

  • Do you serve all local services?

    No. Please see our list of industries

  • How many revisions do I get?

    We'll seek your feedback on an initial design mockup on the main page within the first week, followed by two rounds of weekly edits. You'll be asked to comment on and/or approve the designs within 5 days, any revisions availed could take a few days to complete.

  • Do you offer any guarantees?

    If you are not satisfied with the quality of our design services, we ask that you request a refund during the initial mockup stage. If the site design is approved and transferred to your account on our platform, the funds spent on research and development are non-refundable.

  • Are there any limitations?

    Our developer is constantly updating and adding new features, optimizations, and integrations. Currently, like Wix, there is no way to transfer your SEO SEMPER site to a third party, however, you own everything, and can copy the design manually if desired.

  • Are there any perquisites?

    ● Your company must have at least one physical location in or around your target market, and it must have a registered Google Business Profile.● Please prepare plenty of company copy and pre-sized media files. We'll draft text and use stock images in places where it isn't provided upfront.● You'll need to activate a free Cloudflare account for use with your domain, but we recommend you also transfer your domain to their at-cost registrar. Not only will this give you the best at-cost domain registration, but will open the door for more customization, and give us standardized access to DNS.

Search Engine Optimization

  • Can you work on WordPress sites?

    Sorry, we no longer work on websites outside of our platform.

  • Do you have an SEO only plan?

    In short, no. We need to control the website to guarantee results.

  • How long does it take to rank?

    We ask that you give the SEO time to work, normally 4-12 months, however, since SEO SEMPER sites are a collaboration between our team and our customers, rankings can be affected by the edits you make to your website after delivery. To remedy this, we recommend you schedule an SEO consultation via the chat inside your website before making any changes.

  • What is content optimization?

    We monitor Google Search Console for opportunities to combine and/or refresh articles based on how the search engine understands them and ensure they are as optimized to solve search intent as possible. We'll also proactively look for decay across the domain and rewrite pages to better position them over the top keyword competition.

  • What is content promotion?

    We'll promote your best articles (especially those which solve an industry problem) to various paid content promotion networks for targeted traffic, and install custom code on your website that will encourage backlinking on both blogs and social media.

  • Are results permanent?

    While careful planning, branding, and optimizing for humans can help websites stay ahead of Google's algorithms, it's important to note that nothing is necessarily set-it-and-forget-it in SEO, so we should be revisiting our analytics from time to time as the market changes.


Featured Web Design Project

See DC Tours

See DC Today is a highly regarded tour company in Washington DC offering a variety of tours of the national mall. From website design to search engine optimization, we rethought, reorganized, and redesigned their See DC Tours property to meet their needs.
Best of all, in three short months, they were already fully confident in making design changes on the fly as their business changed.

Let's create something awesome together!

4 years of award-winning internet marketing service

3 x more affordable on average according to a 2020 study

2 times better results on average according to a 2021 study

1 of the top ranking web design and SEO services in the Triangle

Glowing Things Our Friends Have Said



We're a small business internet marketing service located in Durham, NC specializing in low-friction lead generation web design and SEO for local services. We don't chase algorithms at SEO SEMPER, instead, we stay a step ahead of the game by producing the kind of web documents search engines can trust. 
With a focus on localization, topical authority, and semantic SEO, our modern mobile-first websites will rank your business at the top of local organic searches, maps, and rich snippets without all the fluff.
Whether you're located in the Bull City or not, SEO SEMPER can provide the quality, affordable, holistic, local internet marketing services your company so desperately needs in this day and age.

SEO SEMPER Web Design and SEO Agency
Derek Cummings - SEO Consultant in Durham, NC

Our mission is simple but bold, to uncomplicate internet marketing for small business owners, empowering and collaborating with them so that their visions aren't buried in over-optimization.

Derek CummingsSEO Consultant & Founding Director

Areas We Servicein the surrounding Durham Area

Derek Cummings - SEO Consultant in Durham, NC

If you've scrolled this far, shucks, thank you for your interest in what we're doing at SEO SEMPER. I hope to hear from you soon!

- Derek