The Line Between Web Design and SEO is Fading

If you're serious about reaching the top of searches in the greater Raleigh-Durham area, then you may need a new website to get it done! Trust SEO SEMPER, the top small business digital marketing agency in Durham.

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.

Credibility & Authority

Your website design is a reflection of your business, 75% of users judge a company's credibility based on its website design, and that opinion is formulated in only 50 milliseconds!

OUR SMALL BUSINESS SEO Services in Greater Durham

We'll help you grow your Durham or greater Triangle area service business with consistent year-over-year traffic and lead gains.

On-Page SEO

$120/hr1-hour minimum

From site structure to headings, URLs, content, GBP, data analysis, and more, no job is too small or too much for the SEO SEMPER team.

  • Features

    ● Content optimization● Heading tags● Meta titles● and more!

SEO and Web Design


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

  • Features

    ● Copywriting included @ 1 pg/m
    ● Ongoing content optimization
    ● Additional 1-hour SEO or CRM
    ● GBP optimization and posts
    ● Local citation management
    ● Link outreach (+$200/m)
    ● Local citation management
    ● Sticky buttons and popups
    ● Cache, CDN, SSL, Lazyload
    ● Unlimited Branded CRM!
    ● High-converting designs
    ● Testimonial automation*
    ● Power page promotion
    ● On-demand reporting
    ● Call tracking support*
    ● Cookie compliance
    ● And more!

Off-Page Boost

$3,000/yrMinimum spend

Build trust through authoritative backlink signals with SEO SEMPER's guaranteed outreach and anchor text management service.

  • Features

    ● No public networks, just outreach!● 10 High DA - 40 medium DA links● Quality links from legit traffic sites● Anti-spam: only the links you need● Strategic: anchor text matching● One-time or recurring service● Ongoing backlink monitoring● And more!

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. 

Consistent Results

Generate leads from Durham searches without chasing algorithms or breaking Google's webmaster guidelines.

Ease of use

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

100% Branded CRM

Send estimates, sign contracts, and take online payments from inside your own custom-branded client portal!

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

The first thing we do when we take on a new SEO client is re-launch the existing site on our platform.

Web Design and SEO Onboarding Questionnaire

1. Place a Website Order

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

ahrefs topic mapping

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!

Web Design Mockup Feedback

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, internal linking, citations, passive backlinks, schema, and technical SEO.

Content Optimization

5. Content Marketing

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

we provide ongoing support from inside your website

6. Estimates and Contracts

Send estimates, sign contracts, and take online payments with your branded client portal/CRM.

Frequently Asked Questions

You've got questions we've got answers.

Search Engine Optimization

  • How does call tracking work?

    We'll set up a local number that allows us to track your ROI. At the end of the month, we'll bill you separately for $0.06/min. At least one number is required, there's no setup fee or charge for the number itself.

  • 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, typically 4-12 months, this is entirely dependent on your existing website and domain situation, as well as the proximity of your branch location(s) to your target markets.

  • 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.

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.


Areas we service in the greater Durham area

  • Durham County

    Local SEO is available in the following cities. See what SEO services we can offer in a city near you: Durham

  • Orange County

    Local SEO is available in the following cities. See what SEO services we can offer in a city near you: Chapel Hill  Hillsborough

  • Wake County

    Local SEO is available in the following cities. See what SEO services we can offer in a city near you: Cary  Morrisville  Raleigh

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