Progressive SEO Management Terms and Conditions
What search engines will my site be listed in?
More than 99% of searches take place on Google, Bing, Yahoo, Ask and AOL, so we primarily focus our efforts on those search engines. We will also register your site with other smaller search engines, not listed here because those search engines frequently change due to old sites shutting down and new search engines coming online.
How long will it take before my site is listed in the search engines?
We can complete the keyword research, organic search engine optimization service, and registration usually in two to three weeks. Because we collaborate with you and your input is needed in each step of the process, your responsiveness may impact that timeline. After the site is registered with search engines, it takes anywhere from a couple days to a couple weeks before you’ll begin to see better search engine ranking. We send your first monthly search ranking report one month after the optimization has been completed.
When will I start ranking well for the best keywords?
Building the authority of a website up in the search engines takes time. For most sites it will take at least 1 to 2 years to get the site ranking for the most popular and competitive keywords related to their website, but there is no way to give a definitive answer that fits everyone. Many factors go into how long it will take to rank well for the most competitive keywords, including: how new your website is, how much authority your site has when it starts the service, how competitive your field is, what changes the search engines make to their algorithms, and more. The important thing is that we can get you there and the service will keep working until it gets you to the top of your market and then it will keep you there.
Tell me more about the Progressive SEO Management service.
Search Engine Optimization
We begin by doing in depth keyword research to determine which keywords have the best combination of relevance, popularity and low competition. From that we develop a keyword plan. This plan will include what keywords we will target immediately as well as the keywords we plan to target later in the service. The plan is designed to start getting your website traffic immediately by targeting keywords you can rank well for now as well as set a plan for reaching the most competitive keywords in your field. You and OCC must then both agree on the keyword plan.
We will then optimize your site for the first tier of keywords in the keyword plan and register your web site in the top search engines and directories. After one month we will run a search engine ranking report to see where your site ranks in the top search engines for all 5 keyword phrases of that first tier.
We guarantee at least 5 top 10 and 10 top 20 search listings. If your website does not rank in the top 10 for at least 5 of those keywords/search engines and in the top 20 for 10 of those keywords/search engines you have two options. You may choose to allow OurChurch.Com to continue the Progressive SEO Management service and work to improve the search rankings of your website to where the website has at least 5 top ten and 10 top twenty rankings, or you can request a refund of the entire setup fee. If you request a refund you may still request to continue the Progressive SEO Management service; however, OurChurch.Com retains the right to refuse and terminate the service.
The Progressive SEO Management service is an ongoing service in which you will receive monthly reports with your website’s search rankings. The monthly reports will include at least the first tier of keywords; however, they will also include the additional tiers of keywords as the site progresses to each tier. OurChurch.Com guarantees that after the initial month, your website will continue to have at least 5 top ten ranking and 10 top twenty rankings in each of the monthly reports for as long as you have the service. If, in any of the reports, your website has less than 5 top ten and 10 top twenty rankings, you may choose to allow OurChurch.Com to continue the Progressive SEO Management service and work to improve the search rankings of your website back to where the website has at least 5 top ten and 10 top twenty rankings or you can request a refund of the previous month’s payment. No refund will be given of the setup fee or any of the prior months when your website’s search rankings met the guarantee; only the month when your website’s rankings fell below the guarantee. If you request a refund you may still request to continue the Progressive SEO Management service; however, OurChurch.Com retains the right to refuse and terminate the service.
The Progressive SEO Management service is offered as a bundled service with other OurChurch.Com services, such as website hosting and custom design. If you have ordered the Progressive SEO Management service bundled with other OurChurch.Com services and your website’s search ranking report shows less than the guarantee, you have the option to request a refund for a portion of your previous month’s payment (equal to the amount of the payment that is designated for Progressive SEO Management service). Because the Progressive SEO Management service is part of a bundle, you cannot cancel the service. OurChurch.Com will work to bring your website’s search rankings back up to at least 5 top ten and 10 top twenty rankings.
You can request a refund by writing us at 1906 Firefern Ct., Suite 107, Trinity, FL 34655 or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Requests for a refund must be received within 7 days of our having sent the search ranking report. Refunds will be processed within seven (7) business days of request being received.
If your website is hosted with OurChurch.Com, we will make the optimization changes directly to your web page(s) for you, so you don’t have to do anything. If your website is not hosted with OurChurch.Com, we can still make the changes to your website for you. In order to do that we will require the login information and any additional information needed to modify your website.
Although we highly recommend allowing us to modify your website for you, if you would prefer to optimize your web page yourself, we will send you an optimized version of your web page. You must upload it and replace the current web page. In the case that you use an online web builder to build your website, we can send a list of the changes that need to be made. After you have made the changes to your website, we will review the modifications you have made to verify that all modifications were done and that they were done correctly.
Search engine optimization involves modifying your web page to optimize it for the search engines. This includes both on page (visible to visitors) and off page changes. Some of the text on the page will need to be altered and you may need to add to or remove some of the textual content of the page. We work with you to get the best optimization for your website the way you want it, however, refusing any element of the optimization of the page will hinder the effectiveness of the optimization.
During the optimization process, there two points at which you, the client, will be asked to approve part of the service, once to approve the keyword selection and once to approve the proposed modification for optimizing the web page. After the keywords are approved, if you wish to change the keywords, you will be required to purchase additional maintenance hours for the additional work. Similarly, after the proposal has been approved, if you wish to change the optimization of the site, you will be required to purchase maintenance hours for the additional work.
Keyword research is time sensitive. The first step of the optimization process is for OurChurch.Com to complete keyword research. Between the completion of the keyword research and the implementation of the optimization, there are two points when the client is responsible to respond, approving the keywords and approving the optimization proposal. If delays by the client in responding to approve the keywords or the optimization proposal cause more than three months to pass from when the keyword research was completed and the optimization has not yet been completed, OurChurch.Com will need to perform the keyword research again. If OurChurch.Com has to perform the keyword research again, the client will be required to pay an additional fee of $200.
During the initial optimization of the web page, OurChurch.Com will indicate what modifications need to be done in order to fully optimize the web page for the keywords selected. While we highly recommend implementing all modifications in order to receive the greatest benefit from the optimization service, you may choose to not implement all of the recommended modifications or only partially optimize the page. If you choose not to implement all recommended modifications, this will hinder the effectiveness of the optimization.
If you change the page at any time during that month period between when we optimize your site and we run the search ranking report, this will hinder the effectiveness of the optimization. If the page is offline (your site goes down) for any period of time, this will hinder the effectiveness of the optimization.
One of the current methods OurChurch.Com uses to obtain links is through article creation and sharing. For this OurChurch.Com will setup a blog on the client’s site and post articles regularly. OurChurch.Com will also share the client’s articles on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus allowing other websites to link to the client’s articles or re-post the article and link back to the client’s website.
Articles used for the article creation/sharing portion of the service will be created by OurChurch.Com through interviews with the client. Client must participate in interviews with OurChurch.Com (approximately 1 interview every other month) in order to obtain the content needed for the articles.
As the Progressive SEO Management service continues, the client’s website will become able to compete for more and more competitive keywords. Therefore, from time to time, OurChurch.Com will re-optimize the client’s website for different, more competitive, keywords.
When re-optimizing the client’s website, OurChurch.Com will begin by re-performing the in depth keyword research. We will use the original keyword plan as a guide; however, by re-performing the keyword research we can see if search trends have changed and adjust the keyword plan as necessary. If any changes are made to the keyword plan, OurChurch.Com will contact the client about the changes and both the client and OurChurch.Com must agree on the new keyword plan.
OurChurch.Com will then create a proposal of the changes for the new optimization and send that proposal to the client for their approval. Upon approval, the optimization will be implemented in the same way that the original optimization was implemented unless otherwise agreed to by both OurChurch.Com and the client.
Additional Progressive SEO Management Information:
Once the first month is completed you are welcome to make changes to the optimized page. We will monitor your website to see if you have made any changes to it. Even so, we encourage you to let us know about any changes that you make so that we can review the changes to evaluate the effect of the changes on the optimization and determine if any modifications need to be made to keep the page fully optimized. If you have made any minor changes, we will make modifications to the page as necessary to maintain the optimization of the page. OurChurch.Com retains the right to define minor changes. Minor changes are generally defined as no more than one paragraph added or changed. If more changes have been made to the page, the client will be required to order the Web Page Re-Optimization service in order to maintain the optimization of the page.
If you make major changes to your web page which require the purchase of the Web Page Re-optimization service and you choose not to purchase that service and so the site is not fully optimized, this will prevent us from being able to continue work on the optimization of your website. This does not void the contract. You are still obligated for the full length of your contract including all monthly payments. We will continue to monitor the site and its rankings and continue any services (such as link building) as we are able as well as recommend that you fully optimize the page for as long as you continue the service.
The Progressive SEO Management service is able to affect the rankings of a site through the use of search engine approved SEO techniques (sometimes referred to as “white hat” SEO). There are other SEO techniques which the search engines do not approve or specifically prohibit (these techniques are sometimes referred to as “black hat” SEO). These unapproved or prohibited methods can affect your rankings as well causing a drop in your website’s rankings or even the banning of your website from the search engines. You are free to engage in search engine optimization techniques and link building activities outside of the services included in the Progressive SEO Management service, however, OurChurch.Com does require that all of these techniques and activities be search engine approved (white hat) techniques. If you, the client, engage in techniques or activities that are not search engine approved or are specifically prohibited by the search engines (black hat) whether intentionally or unknowingly, this will void guarantee of the Progressive SEO Management service and OurChurch.Com is not responsible for any negative effects such actions may have on your website or organization. Some of these unapproved or prohibited techniques include but are not limited to:
- Keyword stuffing
- Participating in link farms
- Purchasing links that do not include a nofollow tag
- Hiding text
We encourage you to contact our Marketing Services representative to review any search marketing strategies before engaging in them to be sure all activities are search engine approved.
OurChurch.Com will also provide modifications to the optimization of the web page as necessary to keep the optimization up to date with the latest trends and strategies. We retain the right to determine what those new trends are and whether changes to the page are required.
The Progressive SEO Management service requires a 3 month contract with the setup fee payment being made at the purchase time of the service and monthly payments being made on the service renewal date each month. Currently the renewal date for every account is set by the date the order for the SEO Management service payment is received. Monthly payments will begin 1 month after the initial payment is received. For example, if you place an order for the SEO Management service and pay for it on May 12th, then your first monthly payment will be due on June 12th and monthly payments will continue to be due on the 12th of each month thereafter for the duration of the service. In some cases the Progressive SEO Management service may be purchased as part of a bundle or package with other services. In those cases, the SEO Management service payment requirements are defined by the parameters of that contract.
OurChurch.Com requires a 3 month contract with the Progressive SEO Management service. In this 3 month contract, you (the customer) agree to continue the Progressive SEO Management service for at least 3 months (Set up payment and 3 consecutive monthly payments). The service can be cancelled, however, under the following terms: If client wants to cancel the service, client must submit the cancellation request in writing by email to email@example.com or by postal mail OurChurch.Com Inc, 1906 Firefern Ct Ste 107, Trinity, FL 34655 and receive confirmation from OurChurch.Com acknowledging the request has been received and processed. The client is offered an opportunity for a discount off the set up cost if they commit to a one year contract. In the client commits to a one year contract and the service is cancelled before 12 consecutive monthly payments have been made, the customer will be charged any amount that may have been discounted off the setup fee and a early cancellation fee equal to half the cost of the remaining months. (For example, if you cancel your Progressive SEO Management service ($499/month) 6 months early, then half of the cost of the remaining months would be $1497. Note: The price in this example is just an example and not necessarily the actual price of the service.). Other processing fees may apply as well. If the customer cancels the Progressive SEO Management service early, OurChurch.Com will charge early cancellation fees to the credit card used for the original payment or the credit card currently setup for the auto-recurring billing. If neither of these credit cards is active, valid, or the payment cannot be processed, the customer must provide payment via a different credit card, check, or money order within 15 days of the request of cancellation. If the contract is violated by non-payment, the customer will be required to pay the amount owed for those unpaid months for which the service was performed. The customer may be given the opportunity to resume their service at that time at the discretion of OurChurch.Com, or the non-payment may be treated as an early cancellation with all early cancellation fees applicable. After a cancellation request has been received and all fees and payments have been received, OurChurch.Com will process the request in no greater than seven (7) business days, after which OCC will cancel client’s service and no longer charge client the monthly fee.
OurChurch.Com requires auto-recurring monthly billing with the Progressive SEO Management service. OurChurch.Com will automatically bill the same payment method each month. If the credit card used to make the initial payment becomes invalid (cancellation, expiration, etc.) it is your (client’s) responsibility to contact OurChurch.Com with a new valid payment method. The Progressive SEO Management service requires a 3 month commitment; however, the service is not limited to 3 months and may continue after 3 months. Once that 3 month commitment is completed, OurChurch.Com will continue to perform the service and bill your payment method each month until the service is cancelled by the client. If client wants to cancel the service, client must submit the cancellation request in writing by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by postal mail OurChurch.Com Inc, 1906 Firefern Ct Ste 107, Trinity, FL 34655 and receive confirmation from OurChurch.Com acknowledging the request has been received and processed. After a cancellation request has been received, OurChurch.Com will process the request in no greater than seven (7) business days, after which OCC will cancel client’s service and no longer charge client the monthly fee. Notification of cancellation must be received BEFORE your service’s renewal date to prevent that month’s payment from being charged to your credit card. OurChurch.Com will not refund the monthly payment if you contact us on your renewal date or after.
Payments for the monthly management service will begin one month after your initial set up payment is received. Typically the initial optimization takes 2-3 weeks with one month after given for the search engines to adjust; however, during the initial optimization process there are several points where we require a response from you, the client. These include our requests for you to complete the information form at the beginning of the service, approve the recommended keywords, provide text (not always required), and approve the proposal of the optimization. If delays in our receiving a response from you cause the initial optimization to take longer than the normal 2-3 weeks, the monthly payments will still begin the month after your initial payment was received, regardless of whether the optimization has been completed.
All search engine optimization services provided by OurChurch.Com are intended to improve the search engine rankings of the optimized web page. OurChurch.Com is only responsible for improving the search engine rankings within the Guarantee (when applicable). The improvement in the search engine rankings typically will increase the traffic to the optimized web site and the increase in traffic may also increase the sales or conversions on the website; however, there are many factors outside the scope of OurChurch.Com’s search engine optimization services which contribute to both increased traffic and increased conversions. Therefore, OurChurch.Com is not responsible for either an increase in traffic or sales.