Have Questions? Just Ask...

Why Ad America?

When you work with Ad America, you obtain specialized and unique advantages unavailable with other website development companies. We are not simply web developers; we are a customized web and business solution. We can offer “turn-key” operations that will make your idea a business reality. You will find we take great pride in and invest a great deal of effort into knowing your business before we offer you a means of promoting your presence on the internet. We conduct our own “due diligence” on your behalf. You will know what we can offer you before you invest a penny. If you elect to retain our services, you will be comforted to know we understand you, your business, and your goals before you consider our services. Of course, all our communications with you or on your behalf are strictly confidential and secure.

The teams at Ad America are expert and skilled at posturing your website so that it will scale search engine ranking pages gradually. We are at the forefront of SEO customization and maintain the highest level of current knowledge and expertise. Ad America offers a full complement of manual citation site and authoritative link management and supervision, so you can be assured your presence is on the cutting edge of internet interactive marketing.

Ad America is your solution for the complex and sometimes confusing world of internet. We understand the internet, we understand business, and we understand you. Put us on your due diligence list for a call.


If you have a question, please see our Frequently Asked Questions below for answers. If your question is not answered, contact us at MD: (301) 570-7575 or DE: (302) 402-5008

  • What is Google Places?Open or Close

    Google Places is a product of Google Inc. presented officially on 20 April 2010. Its main purpose is to collect data for businesses and visualize it in the search results for particular search queries. Google Places is still not available everywhere.Some of the benefits of Google Places are outlined here.

  • Why doesn’t my listing show up in the Google Search Results Open or Close

    Ranking of Google Places listings is based on an algorithm. There are hundreds of factors to be considered, but the most important ones are: relevance, distance, prominence. You can read more on each of these in the official “Ranking of Listings” article by Google.

    The Local Search Ranking Factors are a series of annual surveys, which showcase best Google Places practices shared by top experts in the field. You can see the latest issue here. Of course, this analysis is bound to have its inaccuracies, but it is one of the most representative round-ups in the area. It would also be useful to check the “SCORING LOCAL SEARCH RESULTS BASED ON LOCATION PROMINENCE” patent by Google Inc. Alternatively, you can always contact us as this is well within the area of our expertise.

  • Why is the information on Google Maps different than what I added to my dashboard?Open or Close

    Not always what you see on your dashboard would be displayed fully or in the same way at the front end in the Google search results. There could be many reasons for that and here are the most common ones:

        1. Your listing has merged with another listing – if the information that shows up on your Google Places listing is completely different, it is possible that it might belong to another business whose listing Google erroneously merged with yours. Currently the only option offered is to report the problem. Unfortunately, it might take a few weeks for Google to resolve the problem.

        2. Incorrect/outdated data from around the web was associated with your listing – Google scrapes and gathers data from third-party business data providers. After they have gathered enough data, they try to associate it with the corresponding Google Places page. Sometimes pieces of this data might come from an outdated business listing on a business directory, such as Yellow Pages. In order to prevent or solve such a problem you have to make sure that your business data appears the same way everywhere on the web.

        3. Since some changes in July 2011, Google simply does not display publicly all the information that one can input. Such data includes business email, service areas, payment methods, additional details, additional phone numbers. Also, there are some other pieces of information, such as business description and working hours,that take additional verification until they show up. If you are unsure which of these is the cause of your troubles, feel free to contact us for a consultation.
  • Why am I unable to verify my listing by phone?Open or Close

    Currently Google provides three verification options – by mail, by phone, and by SMS. If your listing is brand new in the US, Google will always send a letter to verify. If you have multiple listings on the same phone number you are likely to receive a mail verification. However, the availability of these varies depending on the country the business is located at. For example, in the US the SMS verification option is never available. Also, Google does not provide phone verification in most countries in an effort to try to prevent spam.

  • How does Search Engine Optimization (SEO) work? Open or Close

    Search engines are designed to help people find exactly what they are looking for. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is a process that makes your website more easily found through search engines, by optimizing strategic keywords within your site that people are looking for, and building links to your website. Search engines results are influenced by the number and quality of links pointing to a site; the more links there are to your site, the higher it ranks and the more visible it is to your customers. For businesses that want an online presence, building links to your website is crucial to its success.

  • How do I know if I am getting good SEO? What is Good SEO?Open or Close

    There are a number of things to consider when deciding if you are getting good SEO. Rather than tell you what we think, we want to point you to what Google, the Search Industry leader, thinks is good SEO. Please visit the following Google link:

  • How long will it take for a site to rank or for me to see results?Open or Close

    Typically, to rank for a local search term a safe estimate is between 3-6 months, depending on the amount of competition; however, there is no standard way to predict or estimate how long it will take for a site to rank. There are many factors to consider when determining how long it will take for a site to rank, including budget, competition, and how SEO ready your site is.

  • Is there a contract for signing on with Ad America?Open or Close

    Yes. Because it usually takes at least 3 months before your site will begin to rank, we want to have a fair opportunity to give you the best results possible. Our standard contract length is 12 months.

  • How much does SEO cost?Open or Close

    SEO has one of the highest ROIs of any marketing option. Many SEO companies will not provide SEO for small businesses, as they are only interested in “big spend” clients. Ad America offers the affordable SEO solution for small businesses by keeping their small business budgets in mind. For more information on our services for your SEO needs, please contact us at 1-800-715-5660

  • What will SEO do for me?Open or Close

    It will make all of your wildest hopes and dreams come true. Well, maybe not. But it can provide tremendous value to your business. SEO helps make your business/website more visible to your target consumer. This enables your website to get better traffic which usually translates into more sales/revenue.

  • Can Ad America guarantee results for SEO? Open or Close

    No company can guarantee results for SEO. If they tell you they can, they are being dishonest. Search engines, like Google, keep their search criteria a secret. They do this because their criteria is like their “secret recipe” which makes the company successful. That being said, it is possible to be very good at SEO and have a proven track record of successful SEO strategies that move clients to a more competitive location online. Ad America has a proven track record. See our case studies for examples of how we have helped other businesses like yours.

  • How long has Ad America been a company? Open or Close

    Ad America has been a company for over 20 years.

  • Where can I go to see examples/reviews of work or talk to existing clients in my industry? Open or Close

    The short answer, yes. Ad America, like any marketing, advertising, or media company has a variety of clients, sometimes those include clients with similar products or services. We treat this the same way as TV advertisements. You might see a commercial for both Coke and Pepsi while watching the same channel, but both are fine with that because each is getting exposure to the audience they want to target. The same principle applies to SEO.

  • Do you allow two direct competitors in the same region to both be your clients?Open or Close

    Please visit our Case Studies and Testimonials pages for examples of how Ad America has helped a business like yours. We do not give out our client's contact information, just as we would not give out yours when you become a client.

  • Why do some profiles/websites rank differently on Google, Bing, or Yahoo?Open or Close

    Each search engine utilizes a different search algorithm which weighs some search criteria differently than others do. Because these algorithms are different, they will rank sites differently. Ad America's SEO services include strategies that affect all major search engines, especially focusing on the search giant, Google. There might be some variation from engine to engine, but our tactics ensure that you are given the best shot to be visible in the most relevant places.

  • If you can't guarantee placement or clicks for SEO, why not just use PPC?Open or Close

    PPC can provide results quickly and has a high ROI, but they cannot guarantee clicks either. SEO is made up of organic listings, which are more trusted and receive more clicks. Even though it takes time to rank, the ROI and long term value of SEO is higher than PPC. Organic listings receive 75% of the traffic from search engine results pages.

  • Who chooses the keywords for my campaign and how are they chosen?Open or Close

    The most competitive keywords for your products and budget are selected by an experienced SEO specialist. Keywords are researched and chosen using the best known practices in the industry while factoring in what will give your business the best chance at success. This task is included as part of our full service SEO package.

  • Why should I only optimize for a few keywords?Open or Close

    We focus on the keywords that will bring you the most relevant traffic and value. Some keywords are not searched for very often and would be ineffective for marketing your business. In addition, when a website is optimized for its most relevant keywords, search engines will associate your keywords with others keywords that are closely related.

  • Why might I show up in only organic results and not local maps or vice versa? Why?Open or Close

    Search engines employ different algorithms for each category of search they provide.

  • Why might I show up in only organic results and not local maps or vice versa? Why?Open or Close

    Search engines employ different algorithms for each category of search they provide.

  • Will I have to make a lot of changes to my website?Open or Close

    Normally, no. Most of the time the changes to your current website will be minimal and based mostly in the written content of your website, not its design. It is important that your site is optimized for the right keywords. We offer very clear directions with what changes will be necessary. For your convenience, we also offer website editing services for your WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal sites.

  • Can Ad America help me make changes to my website?Open or Close

    Currently, we build beautiful and conversion friendly website and mobile sites and offer website editing services for your WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal sites.