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Adam is the president and founder of Cube Creative Design. Since starting the business in 2005, he has created individual relationships with clients in Western North Carolina. He places great value on the needs, expectations, and goals of the client.

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Every business, especially local businesses, needs to find the right digital marketing partner that can help them boost their visibility to their customers and clients. This is done using marketing strategies such as search engine optimization (SEO) and other content marketing techniques. In fact, according to Blue Corona, around 80% of people research a company online first before going to the small business's physical store or making a purchase with them. This just shows how important it is for businesses to have a solid digital marketing strategy.

But here's the big question: what are the things to consider when choosing the best marketing agency for your business? 

If you want to find out, don't worry! We got you covered. In this article, we'll present seven important questions you should ask a prospective digital marketing agency or an SEO company to determine whether or not they're the right fit for you:

Google is no respecter of websites. This means that every website has the same chance to rank on page 1 of Google, but it takes time, and a website owner must be patient. It takes time and hard work to rank on page 1 of Google. Do not get discouraged if your website does not reach the top page in 30 days. It is practically impossible (if not impossible) to rank on page 1 of Google that quickly.

If I were to ask you the difference between search engine optimization (SEO) and search engine marketing (SEM), you may or may not be able to tell me. Unfortunately, they are far too often used interchangeably. However, they are very different strategies! The similarity between the two makes it difficult for most small business owners to determine a better fit. Should you invest in one or the other, or maybe both? Let's look at what's the difference and which one you need for business.

The primary purpose of your small business website is to attract the right customers and motivate them to take action. The call to action might be to contact you, find out more about you and your offerings, or referring others to the business. A mere entertaining site is simply noise and is no real value, ahem social media sites. Your website needs to work just as hard for you as you do; consider the following suggestions: