SEO Company in Mount Pleasant SC

If you are a business owner, there’s probably a good chance that you have asked yourself this question before. It’s a question that many entrepreneurs ask, and for good reason.

According to a recent study, the first five organic search results on Google account for about 67% of all website clicks. With more than 2.3 trillion Google searches in 2019 alone, it has become clear that if customers can’t find your website online, you’re missing out on a huge opportunity to grow your business.

The good news is, with a trustworthy SEO company in Charleston on your side and an effective SEO campaign, your website can show up on the first page of a Google search. The bad news is, many “SEO agencies” offering such services provide clients with outdated, a la carte options at ridiculous prices – and good luck getting them on the phone if you have a question that needs answering.

Unlike some of our competitors, mediocre customer service and ineffective digital marketing strategies aren’t in our digital DNA.

Our innovative, all-inclusive SEO patented technology and services work together to form a digital marketing machine, unlike anything on the market. We call it Local Magic®.

What local SEO services in Mount Pleasant can you expect? Keep reading to find out.

A Guide to Google My Business

Comprehensive Link Building

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Most veteran SEO professionals agree that one of the most important signals that Google uses to rank websites is backlinks. Backlinking is essentially a link that is created when one website links to another. According to recent statistics, 91% of webpages that don’t get organic traffic are because they don’t have any backlinks. Mr. Marketing solves this problem for you through comprehensive backlinking techniques, which adds authority to your website over time so that Google recognizes your website as trustworthy in your industry.

Online Review Management

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Positive online reviews can be incredibly beneficial for your business. 93% of online shoppers say that online reviews play a part in their purchasing decisions. The problem is, many business owners don’t have the time to request online reviews from happy clients, manage those reviews, or display them on their company’s website.

That’s where Mr. Marketing’s Review Manager comes in. Review Manager is the world’s first comprehensive reputation management system, allowing you to get more from your reviews. With Review Manager, you have the ability to request reviews via SMS and Email, track pending review requests, and even publish your most favorable reviews right to your website, with a few taps on your phone.

Website Optimization

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As local SEO consultants in Mount Pleasant, we see a lot of good-looking websites. While a website might be attractive on the surface, it needs to be optimized on the backend for it to have a better chance of showing up in a Google search. Our team of skilled web developers will optimize your website both on the surface and “under the hood”, so that your business gets noticed by customers who are already looking for the products or services you sell.

Website Hosting & Updates

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To make life a little easier, we are happy to host your website on our servers, so you don’t have to hunt down a separate hosting service. If you have updates that need to be applied to your website, we will handle the heavy lifting for you. We even implement security measures to prevent hackers from accessing your data.

Google Ads Management

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Here’s a fact you might not know – Google controls more about 71% of the search engine market. If you want customers to find your business online, you need to show up in Google searches. As part of a comprehensive digital marketing strategy in Mount Pleasant available from Mr. Marketing, Google Ads can be an excellent wayfor new clients to discover your business both on mobile devices and on desktops. Much like online reviews, however, managing a Google Ads campaign can be burdensome and time consuming for busy entrepreneurs. Our team will work closely with you to figure out the best ways to use Google Ads to your businesses’ advantage so that you can focus on day-to-day tasks while we grow your presence online.

Does Your Local SEO Company in Mount Pleasant Care?

At Mr. Marketing, we really do care about your businesses’ success. Many local SEO consultants in Mount Pleasant only care about their profits, but that’s not a mantra that we agree with at Mr. Marketing. For that reason, we also include monthly digital business coaching as part of our Local Magic package. That way, your knowledge of digital marketing grows alongside your businesses’ website rankings.

When We Say All-Inclusive, We Mean It

Believe it or not, you get even more customized SEO services in Mount Pleasant than those we listed above. While you may certainly pick and choose which digital marketing services work best for your unique situation, with our Local Magic package, you also gain access to:

  • Conversion Optimization
  • Programmatic Ad Management
  • Advertising Landing Page Development
  • Google My Business Management

So, what’s the next step? We encourage you to reach out to our office or fill out the submission form on our website to get started. Once we understand your goals and business needs, we’ll get to work right away, forming a custom marketing strategy for you. Before you know it, your phone will begin ringing, your reviews will start to pour in, your online connections will grow, and your website traffic will explode with interested clients looking to buy your products or services.

Latest News in Mount Pleasant

Multi-purpose entertainment venue planned for Mount Pleasant

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCSC) - An indoor entertainment venue could soon be coming to the northern end of Mount Pleasant in the Carolina Park community.The Chief Executive Officer of the Ventura Sports Group, Mark Schuster, says this facility on Faison Road would be anchored by an eSports stadium, which will be used for other events throughout the year.“Charleston’s a destination. As they continue to build these eSports venues around the country, people are going to want to go to places they love going to. And what&rs...

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCSC) - An indoor entertainment venue could soon be coming to the northern end of Mount Pleasant in the Carolina Park community.

The Chief Executive Officer of the Ventura Sports Group, Mark Schuster, says this facility on Faison Road would be anchored by an eSports stadium, which will be used for other events throughout the year.

“Charleston’s a destination. As they continue to build these eSports venues around the country, people are going to want to go to places they love going to. And what’s a better place to go to than Charleston and Mount Pleasant,” Schuster said.

The project is on 29 acres of land, near Highway 17. Schuster says the eSports stadium will be 120,000 square feet with a 1,600 seat auditorium inside.

He says there will also be space for classes where you can go learn to play eSports. Plans also show a convention hall inside the eSports venue.

Schuster says the targeted audience for eSports is primarily those ages 13 to 35, but it continues to see more and more growth.

Schuster says around the venue will be retail stores, restaurants, and possibly a hotel.

He says they plan to host entertainments like boxing, mixed martial arts, and concerts in the area throughout the year.

Schuster, also the former General Manager of the Charleston RiverDogs, says there are only five other eSports stadiums like this one in the United States right now. Those are in Philadelphia, Arlington, Las Vegas, Oakland, and southern California.

The eSports venue in Mount Pleasant is in the planning and development stages right now. Schuster says they are trying to move quickly, and hope to see it open by the end of 2023, or the first quarter of 2024.

He says the cost of the project will vary based on what all comes around the space. He says they have received interest from folks about also having a post-production film studio here, to allow for more movie making in town. He says that has not been approved yet, but if it is included, the total project cost would be about $82 million.

He estimates it would bring about $10 million annually in tax revenue. He says that’s not to mention the number of jobs, both construction and full-time/long-term positions, it will bring.

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Mount Pleasant Town Council to vote on recommended pay increases for first responders, town staff

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCBD) – Mount Pleasant Town Council is expected to discuss and vote on pay increases and one-time bonuses for town staff and first responders next week.It comes after town leaders say a ‘Classification and Compensation’ study was completed in early 2020 in anticipation of being implemented by mid-2020.However, because of the unknown economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, Town Council approved a financial contingency plan with multiple action steps.“One such action was t...

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCBD) – Mount Pleasant Town Council is expected to discuss and vote on pay increases and one-time bonuses for town staff and first responders next week.

It comes after town leaders say a ‘Classification and Compensation’ study was completed in early 2020 in anticipation of being implemented by mid-2020.

However, because of the unknown economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, Town Council approved a financial contingency plan with multiple action steps.

“One such action was the delay of implementation for the Classification and Compensation Study until such time as economic stability was assured,” town leaders say.

Mount Pleasant’s HR staff, and The Archer Company, which was brought in to perform the study, have completed an update to the study to ensure changes in comparable wages were captured and current data was provided.

“The updated study recommends increases for employees in all departments,” officials said.

The total estimated cost for implementation is $2.5 million.

Officials say following the implementation of the compensation study, staff will immediately begin to further develop department-specific incentive programs and a new performance appraisal tool.

“This plan is a bold step in supporting the people who support our community, especially our first responders. It recognizes the value of our employees and places Mount Pleasant as the leader in our industry,” said Town Administrator Eric DeMoura.

Examples, provided by the town, show firefighters currently making $38,766 would make $43,217. Police officers making $43,368 would increase wages to $45,527.

One-time bonuses to employees will also be voted on for critical employees “whose job it was to maintain the safety of our community,” and “had significant increases in work responsibility directly related to COVID-19.”

Examples of the bonus:

DeMoura said, “It is proposed by staff that employees meeting some or all of these criteria will be compensated up to $2,500 depending on the amount of time worked, as well as the criteria noted above, during the Town Hall closure between March 17 and May 31, 2020.”

Town Council will receive information from the updated study and vote on the increases during a meeting on October 4th.

“Mount Pleasant Town Council has supported employees throughout the pandemic and these proposed compensation increases and one-time bonuses are further evidence of their continued support,” town leaders said.

If approved, the increases and one-time bonus will be implemented by November.

Major Mount Pleasant fire destroys multiple businesses

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCIV) — A major fire consumed multiple businesses along the 700 block of Johnnie Dodds Boulevard in Mount Pleasant early Thursday morning.Multiple fire crews responded to Lafayette Village sometime around midnight.Flames were seen shooting through the roof of Jean\'s of Mount Pleasant Bridal Shop. The fire also involved Auto Money Title Loans which is located next door. A third business was also damaged.ABC News 4\'s Eli Brand was one of the first people on the scene and called 911. Dispatcher...

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCIV) — A major fire consumed multiple businesses along the 700 block of Johnnie Dodds Boulevard in Mount Pleasant early Thursday morning.

Multiple fire crews responded to Lafayette Village sometime around midnight.

Flames were seen shooting through the roof of Jean\'s of Mount Pleasant Bridal Shop. The fire also involved Auto Money Title Loans which is located next door. A third business was also damaged.

ABC News 4\'s Eli Brand was one of the first people on the scene and called 911. Dispatchers said his call was one of the first that they received regarding the fire.

The fire was large enough to produce a glow in surrounding neighborhoods.

ABC News 4 Chief Storm Tracker Meteorologist Dave Williams could see what was happening from his home.

Officials say area apartments were evacuated as a precaution. Power lines and trees in the area caught fire, officials said.

There were no reported injuries, according to sources with knowledge of the situation.

Neighbors were allowed to return to their homes just before 2 a.m. , according to Williams.

ABC News 4\'s Dean Stephens reported on the arrival of multiple first responders to the scene.

No one was inside the buildings at the time of the fire, the fire department confirmed.

ABC News 4 Producer Christian Galvano shared the following video and information shortly after the fire started. He reported being able to feel the heat from the sidewalk.

Fire engines didn\'t stop shooting water towards the buildings until around 2 a.m. As many as six fire trucks were still on scene at that hour.

Charleston County EMS also responded to the scene.

One Mount Pleasant firefighter on the scene was treated by EMS for a shoulder injury, according to the Mount Pleasant Fire Department. The firefighter was treated and resumed working at the scene, officials said.

Just after 6 a.m., crews began to leave the site of the blaze.

In a statement posted to social media, Mount Pleasant Mayor Will Haynie wrote, "We are thankful there were no injuries & saddened at the loss of 3 of our businesses. We appreciate the teamwork of all partner agencies who responded."

The mayor spoke to ABC News 4 around 7:20 a.m., noting that fire officials had not yet determined what caused the flames to spark.

He said he spoke to Jean earlier in the morning and noted that she was most concerned about the hundreds of wedding dresses ruined by the fire.

"Her first concern is her clients, is her customers, and their biggest day — their wedding. And she\'s feeling their loss more than her own. But she\'s that type of person," Haynie stated.

Jean told Haynie that she planned on reaching out to manufacturers to help replace the lost dresses.

The mayor said it was now time to recover and to help restore these businesses.

You can watch his full update in the player below or by clicking here.

At 11:40 a.m., ABC News 4 flew over the site of the fire with a drone as business owners and community members began the recovery process.

Take a look at the scene in the player below or on the ABC News 4 Facebook page.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

‘It was just appalling’ Renter fights for repairs on Mount Pleasant apartment

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCBD) – Ben Byrd was excited to move into a new Mount Pleasant apartment.“You know, it seemed like a really good deal,” Byrd said. “We were told, ‘you are going to be on the water in a nice new place,’” he added.Byrd toured a unit at Edgewater Plantation off of I-526 and leasing agents quoted him $1,600 a month in rent. “It was beautiful, that is what they sold us on- they said this is the exact unit you are going to move into,” he said.But less ...

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCBD) – Ben Byrd was excited to move into a new Mount Pleasant apartment.

“You know, it seemed like a really good deal,” Byrd said. “We were told, ‘you are going to be on the water in a nice new place,’” he added.

Byrd toured a unit at Edgewater Plantation off of I-526 and leasing agents quoted him $1,600 a month in rent. “It was beautiful, that is what they sold us on- they said this is the exact unit you are going to move into,” he said.

But less than a week before move-in day, Byrd said he was told he had to move to a different unit and that his rent would be going up to $1,900 a month.

“They called me and said, ‘hey, there is a problem with that unit, they are going to switch you to a nice newer more renovated unit,’” he said.

Byrd visited the new unit to take measurements days before he was scheduled to move in. “It was just like appalling. It smelled like urine and cigarettes, soft spots on the floor. There was trash everywhere,” he said.

He jotted down a list of necessary repairs. His primary concern was floor repair for the soft spots in the hall and kitchen. The management company said repairs would be completed in two days but Byrd said the crews never came.

“I started emailing them about it and didn’t get an answer. As we were unpacking the floor collapsed and I cut my foot open,” he said.

Four weeks went by without any repairs. News 2 contacted Edgewater Plantation’s parent company, Carroll, about the promised repairs and within days the floor was repaired.

“Resident experience is a top priority at Edgewater Plantation, and we take all resident matters very seriously. We have been in the process of assessing all subfloors throughout the property and making all necessary repairs. As a result, we have enlisted a qualified contractor to evaluate what subfloors need to be replaced and are working through what needs to be done. Mr. Byrd was notified prior to moving in that this project was currently underway. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, there have been delays in receiving the materials and the materials that were proposed to repair the subflooring were inconsistent with the current plan. As a result, our team provided a temporary solution so Mr. Byrd could occupy the space until the proper flooring arrived. It is important to us to provide the best resident experience and offer full transparency. We are working with Mr. Byrd to find a solution and to quickly provide the updated subflooring that was discussed prior to move-in.”

Edgewater Plantation Management

Byrd also reported growing piles of trash from the alleged valet trash that is included in rent.

“Additionally, we recently replaced the trash compactor due to issues that were brought to our attention. Unfortunately, the pandemic has created staffing challenges for every business, but we have invested in additional resources to help ensure the property is well maintained for residents, guests and staff. We encourage our residents and staff to always place trash in the compactor instead of placing it in front of it.”

Edgewater Plantation Management

News 2’s investigation revealed Byrd is not alone. Edgewater Plantation’s parent companies, Arium Living and Carroll LLC, have racked up more than 100 complaints on the Better Business Bureau.

Both companies have earned an “F” ranking on the site.

Phillips community annexation deferred, historic status pending

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCIV) — CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story stated Mt. Pleasant town council voted to approve the annexation. This decision was not approved, but it was deferred.Mount Pleasant town council deferred its vote on the annexation of the Phillips community at tonight\'s meeting.This decision was reached to give the town one month to investigate the annexation. According to Mayor Will Haynie, if Charleston County approves the Phillips community\'s historical designation, ...

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCIV) — CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story stated Mt. Pleasant town council voted to approve the annexation. This decision was not approved, but it was deferred.

Mount Pleasant town council deferred its vote on the annexation of the Phillips community at tonight\'s meeting.

This decision was reached to give the town one month to investigate the annexation. According to Mayor Will Haynie, if Charleston County approves the Phillips community\'s historical designation, then Mt. Pleasant may not annex it. This decision will likely be on the agenda in September.

After stopping Highway 41 from widening into the Phillips community, residents are now worrying about the annexation.

“They’ve been battling Highway 41 widening in their community for 15 years," said Jason Crowley, senior director of the Coastal Conservation League. "And now within days of getting some good news on that, they are now trying to save their identity by trying to stop this annexation.”

Crowley has been in contact with the residents of Phillips community and he says the annexation could hurt something they’ve been fighting for.

“If the annexation goes through with the town of Mount Pleasant, that would remove about 20 acres from review of any future potential development which could negatively impact the design and feel of this community," Crowley said.

The feel of the community goes back generations. The historically Black community has families owning the land all the way back in the Reconstruction Era.

The community is hoping to get on the historical district list in Charleston and be recognized nationally for its history. The community is one vote away from completing the process to become a Charleston historic district which would allow them to review any renovation plans within the area to keep the historic feel.

But annexation could ruin those plans.

“When my forefathers bought the property, they brought it from an eight and half acre lot to 35 acres," said Richard Habersham, the president of the Phillips Community Association. "And we have maintained these properties ever since 1875.”

Habersham said the association is firmly against the annexation.

“Why should one property owner hold the rest of the community hostage because you want to make a dollar,” Habersham said.

The annexation itself could pull 19 acres of land from the Phillips community for renovation.

Habersham says the renovations would hold other residents in the neighborhood “hostage,” putting a lot of red tape in front of them for simple things like water and sewer services.

The Phillips community has held off renovations from the surrounding neighborhoods for years but says that this 19 acre plot of land in the middle of the community would affect the whole neighborhood.

“Give them a chance or give the next generation a chance to develop their own property, you know like my forefathers did,” Habersham said. “Let it be a part of the community, I can’t go in Park West and change their designation. I can’t go over there and change how the property is listed. But they want to come in our community and change our community to conform to Park West.”

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