- WHAT WE DO
- ABOUT US
Outrun is an SEO & Internet Marketing agency.
In plain english this means we grow websites by increasing their traffic. Our system for generating traffic encompasses everything from positioning your website to rank higher in search engines for keywords relevant to your business, promoting your content within your industry's online communities, syndicating your newsworthy information across niche relevant blogs, and literally 100s of other strategies proven to get your ideal customer's attention, and send them to your website.
What We Do
Outrun provides SEO, inbound marketing & consulting services for businesses of varying sizes. From multi-national enterprise level companies down to single location local businesses, we have solutions for both and everything in between to fit your unique needs.
White Label SEO
Outrun provides SEO services to over 100+ other SEO agencies, helping to fulfill their clients' search engine marketing needs. From link building to analytics, to content creation, we help power some of the most successful seo agencies and individual consultants in North America.
Advanced Marketing Training
For business owners or marketers who don't have the budget or desire for private consulting, Outrun provides and alternative - advanced marketing training. Our team is deeply involved in the SEO community creating training, courses, and info content to help get you started.
How it Works: An In-Depth Look Into Our Client Process
Our system is engineered to increase your organic traffic.
We’ve been growing websites for years and we know what works. Our experience has helped us developed world-class systems that grow search engine traffic. The Outrun framework is dynamic – adjusted based algorithm changes, our ongoing test data, industry changes, and each websites individual needs.
Our system will give you the best opportunity for success, guaranteed.
Stage 1: Learn
Your business is unique. Before we start any marketing we need to find out everything we can about your business, industry, competitors and customers. To do that, we leverage a number of proven methods, as seen listed below.
- Technical seo audit
- conTent audit
- citation audit
- iNdexation audit
- analytics audit
- link profile audit
No one knows your industry, customers and competitors better than you. In order for us to execute a successful campaign, we need to extract as much knowledge as possible. We do so with a targeted questionnaire, industry research and a strategy meeting.
It's impossible to rank a website with glaring technical issues. The problem is, 99% of issues aren't glaring, they require an in depth technical audit and serious SEO knowledge to find errors. We run a full technical audit where we review over 200 technical factors that could be holding your website back from more traffic.
Our content audits are extensive. We pull data from multiple different sources (including Google Analytics, Google Search Console, SEMRush, Ahrefs, Majestic, Screaming Frog) and aggregate it into one spreadsheet. We then analyze the data to check your websites pages, posts, and content for KPIs like click through rate, traffic, impressions, etc. This allows us to get surgical with your website and understand exactly what we can do to help your SEO.
Citations are a crucial part to ranking in maps. Any businesses with a physical location should be sure that their citations are completely accurate, free from duplicates, and most of all that all the primary directory listings have been created. Our citation audit will cover all these aspects and allow us to see the health of your business from a local seo perspective. Later in our campaign, we will use this data to fix any issues, and take advantage of any opportunities.
Google's index is essentially their "catalogue" of websites. Using web crawlers, Google follows links around the web and 'saves' pages into their index that they feel are valuable and that they want to display to their searchers. For various reasons you might have pages on your site that are not showing up in their index. Our indexation audit gives us an inside view about what is and what isn't indexed on your site, which we can later fix if needed.
Analytics data give us a baseline to measure our progress and the success of your SEO campaign. Before we get started, we run an analytics audit to make sure that you are tracking your traffic correctly - without correct integrations the data is unreliable, and with unreliable data we won't be able to properly assess your campaign. Our audit uncovers any bugs, tracking issues, and setup issues with your Google Analytics, Google Search Console, and Google Tag Manager - and allows us to spot areas of improvement.
The #1 ranking factor in Google's algorithm has to do with your backlinks. This can get complicated, but for ease of explanation it basically boils down to quantity and quality of your backlinks. Our link profile analysis is an in-depth look at your website's backlink profile. We run a full audit of your backlinks and anchor text to get an idea of their: quality, power, relevance, , domain rating, trust, etc. This gives us the best information about how to craft our SEO strategy for your website's specific situation, and a roadmap of how we will construct our backlink strategy.
Stage 2: Plan
In Stage 2, we aggregate all the information that we collected from the the audits we performed in Stage 1. This is where we take the raw data and start to make decisions about your campaign. Before we can setup your entire strategy, however, there is still some more information we need to collect from competitors, the industry landscape, and the content you have.
- Keyword & content mapping
- Competitive analysis
- content calendar development
- determine kpis & finalize strategy
Our team finds the most valuable keywords for your business and maps them to the correct destination on your site. When building backlinks, there are 2 primary areas that we focus on building links to: Purchase Intent Pages, and Informational Content Pages. Purchase intent keywords are matched with product/service pages, and informational keywords are matched to quality content. If you do not have content, we will provide recommendations for what to create, and also have an in-house content team that can fulfill the creation if needed.
In order to outrank your competitors, you must first know them inside and out. With our competitive analysis we find your top competitors, get backlink placements on their same referring domains, begin to build more links than them, and even analyze their on page and technical seo metrics to match, and then beat, them in the search engine results. We analyze everything from links, page speed, indexation rate, mobile friendliness, reviews, and much much more.
You've heard it before "content is king". Well, if you're content is not very good, then it wont make for much of a king (think King Joffrey for all you G.O.T fans). At the core, good content makes getting links easy, because people want to link to your resources and information - it provides more value to their readers. If you need content, we have a stellar content creation team in-house that is happy to research, construct, map, and develop a content strategy for you. All of which is completely transparent to you through the entire creation process, from brainstorming, drafting, and going live.
Marketing should be treated like a science, and thats how we approach our campaigns. We start with research, create a hypothesis, construct an environment that allows us to implement our ideas based on the research we perform, and then analyze the data and make adjustments. At each level of interaction your business website should be service a specific purpose, and in the finalization of your campaign strategy we do just that. Determine your key performance indicators, and get ready to start the fun stuff - putting it all to work.
Stage 3: Implement
This is where the action happens. We take all the collected data, analyzed information, and garnered insights from the first two stages and we start implementing. First we start fixing any technical errors we found, then we begin setting up any last analytics platforms, sourcing industry expert content writers, performing on-page seo optimization to your website, begin the content creation process, start foundational link building activities, and even perform some preliminary social branding.
- implement technical updates
- seTup Ga, gsc >m
- oN page optimization
- citation cleanup
After we run our Technical SEO Audit we will provide you with a full list of action items your development team can easily implement to fix numerous essential SEO items. If you don't have a web developer, we have in-house developers can that help you with the implementation of these technical adjustments.
Properly setting up your Google Analytics, Search Console, and Tag manager will allow us to track the behavior of users on your website and determine if they are interacting with your site in a manner which lines up with your overall business objectives. Correctly tracking users allows us to make data driven decisions to help your business grow.
You would not believe how many websites we see that are totally messed up when it comes to on-page optimization. Gone are the days of keyword stuffing, but many of these sites remain. We optimize for URLs, page titles, on page content, website page structure, page speed load time, mobile friendliness, and more. These are all huge ranking factors and a very high percentage of websites we see have it all wrong. Here is one example below, do you see any word that might be a bit overused? Well, Google sees it too, and they will punish your rankings for it.
At this point we have run our citation audit, now its time to put in the work to fix the problems. Duplicate citations, incorrect information, incomplete information, missing information. This is a huge ranking factor for local seo, and it is one that you need to score a 100% on. Even something a small as a typo, or punctuation change, can have negative effects on your seo. See below:
Stage 4: Create
Stage 4 is everyone's favorite stage. This is where the party starts! All of the hard work, research, was done in Steps 1 and 2, and all of the bug fixes were implemented in Stage 3, so now we start growing your website! It starts with link building and content creation. Have a look at just some of the things we do to help your website gain strength and improve rankings.
- Foundational link building
- create citations
- social profiles
- authority links
- additional link building
- create content
Hey there, welcome to the party. This is where the fun begins. We categorize "link getting" into 2 main buckets: link building, and link outreach. Link building consists of manually creating links on websites which allow you to put links on them (social networks, directories, forums, blog comments, etc). Link Outreach consists of getting links from other web owners because you provide them some kind of value (good content on your site, a guest post for their blog, etc.) In this stage, we start the building part which will help strengthen your brand in the search engines and build a buffer of high authority links that will make sure Google knows that your website or business name points to you
In our citation audit, we uncovered any problems with your current citations, but we also found other places on the web where your competitors have citations that you don't. Now that we are in the create phase, we are going to start getting links on those same places as well - the first step to overpowering your competition is to first match their power. And thats what we will do here.
Social media is now a required part of any business who wants to have a presence online, most people know that by now. However, what most people don't know is that creating social profiles is not just for being active and trying to get followers - it's a way to build more backlinks to your website. When you create a profile you usually have a place to "add a link to your website". In this phase we go out and create social links for you. Did know you there are over 2,000 social networks? You don't have to be active on them (or even use them at all) but for us SEOs - that is a lot of link building opportunity that will greatly help your website's rankings.
Most business owners know what the BBB or the Chamber of Commerce is - business authority organizations. However, in most industries there are many more of them (niche specific) that we locate and help you get links from. These powerhouse websites are high authority and highly relevant to your business, and getting links from them essentially tells Google you are a serious (and real) business owner, and will help you outrank your competition. Chances are your competitors have some of them as well, so you definitely need these. We find the opportunities and help you get placements on them.
There are dozens of other ways we build links for your website, and frankly if we covered all of them you would probably be bored to tears - so we won't do that. But part of our create stage is to go out and continue link building to your website to increase it's authority. If you really do want to know more about the links we build, feel free to check out our case studies for results and strategies.
If were are running a concurrent content building campaign for your business (highly recommended by the way) then this is the stage where we turn on the content machine. You will be assigned a dedicated content manager who works with our ever expanding network of writers. We only pair up your business with writers who have vast experience writing for your niche, and if we don't have one on our team we will source them for you - this ensures that the content we write on your behalf is always accurate, relevant, and provides value to your audience.
Stage 5: Prospect
Prospecting is the precursor step to outreach link building. In this stage our team of highly trained prospectors will comb the web and find lists of blogs and websites that could be potential opportunities for your site to get links form. We only look for high quality and niche relevant websites that either link to similar content you have (and would probably be willing to link to yours as well) or that accept guest posts - which allow us to write (on your behalf) for the website about a topic in your industry, and in doing so insert a link back to your site as well. We will find thousands of opportunities, filter them by quality, and use them in the next step to reach out to these website owners and get more links!
- content prospecting
- Ongoing link prospecting
Publishing great content is not enough anymore. If no one sees it, or links to it, it does not do much good for your audience, consumers, or website rankings. We prospect for hundreds-to-thousands of opportunities to get links to the quality content on your website. This is done manually and we personally message and have conversations with other website and blog owners in your industry to work on getting link placements from them to point to your site.
Link building campaigns can basically be separated into 2 types - static and ongoing. For pieces of content we can batch our link prospecting and outreach because the topic of one particular piece of content is so narrow that the opportunities for links don't continually change that much. But for ongoing link outreach - things like guest posts, niche blogger outreach, etc. - there are always more opportunities we can find. By using different keyword variations and shoulder niches we can continually be building high quality highly relevant links back to your site, which will help generate traffic and domain authority
Stage 6: Promote
You can have the greatest product on the planet, but if you don't have a plan to get people talking about it then what is the point? Sure, you can wait for your site to rank and catch all that incoming search intent traffic - but there are things we can do while we wait. This is where promotion comes into play. We infiltrate the communities in your industry where people are talking about your product, and participate in valuable conversations with the intent of leading consumers to your brand. Not only does this build brand awareness, it also drives traffic, builds word of mouth value, and of course - backlinks. We also work to syndicate your newsworthy content across the online websites and periodicals that your ideal consumer reads and frequents.
- content promotion
- outreach marketing
The first thing we can do to help get your content exposure is to actively promote it - our team is trained in promoting your content by actively having conversations on numerous social platforms with other engaged consumers. Reddit, Quora, Q&A websites, forums, etc. are all great places to give people answers to their questions - answers that are provided by the content on your website. This helps brand you as a thought leader, authority figure, and of course - generate more traffic & backlinks.
Just finding opportunities for guest posts and inter-niche collaboration is not enough to actually get links, after all what good is a spreadsheet of opportunities if they aren't contacted? Our team manually contacts every prospect we find and does email outreach to the individuals in charge of the websites. From there we negotiate the types of posts we can create for them, and then we even write the content for your, secure the link placement and manage the entire conversation end to end until your links are live. The end result? A post from you on a highly relevant website in your niche with a link pointing back to your site. Imagine if you were in finance, how would you like having being able to say "I wrote an article for Forbes" (and better yet, have a backlink from their sending power to your site)
For your more newsworthy content, we also run PR on your behalf. We get your content syndicated across major periodicals and news websites in your industry so that your brand begins to establish itself amongst your consumer base as an authority and a source of information for your ideal target audience to go to when they are looking for information, products, or services.
Stage 7: Analyze
Simply put, analytics provide critical information that help us make educated adjustments to your site based on real data, instead of just guessing or hoping that something will work. Analytics are extremely crucial in helping us understand which types of promotion techniques will work for your audience and website.
- google analytics
- google search console
- google tag manager
- anchor text analysis
Google Analytics lets you measure your advertising ROI as well as track your Flash, video, and social networking sites and applications. Our team will audit and properly setup your Google Analytics account so that your website is correctly monitoring and tracking users and search behavior. Without correctly setup analytics - your data won't be able to give you valuable insights.
Google Search Console is a free service offered by Google that helps you monitor and maintain your site's presence in Google Search results. Our team will properly setup and connect your Google Search Console account to your Google Analytics account so we can gain valuable insights about how Google views your site and optimize its performance in search results.
The biggest ranking factor for Google's algorithm is links, but that alone has many sub-aspects. For example, the anchor text of the link is the part you would click on - the words that are normally underlined. This anchor text says a lot about what the link is about and Google's algorithm is very adept at knowing what your website is based on by looking at your on your anchor texts. Our team is expert at analyzing, testing, and ranking sites highly because we know the right types of anchor profiles to help construct for your site - and this is exactly what we do - help paint the best picture of relevance for your site based on your anchor text profile. For instance, what niche you think this website is in:
Stage 8: Report
Reporting is probably the #1 most overlooked parts of a solid business relationship that we see when consulting with other SEO agencies. We value and transparency and have constructed our reporting processes to reflect that. We provide you with access to enough information, presented in an easily understandable way, that we don't need to waste valuable time on the phone going over what has been done, and what to expect next. Everything you need to know is provided by us in a variety of formats that you can check in real time at your leisure.
- google DATA STUDIO
- RANK TRACKING
- backlink monitoring
- transparent deliverables
We have create custom Google Data Studio reports that aggregates data about your website from Google Analytics, Google Search Console, Google Tag Manager data, Ahrefs, Majestic, Screaming Frog, SEMrush and other data collection tools that will provide you with valuable insights about the efficacy of our marketing strategy and implementation.
Rank tracking! Everyone loves to see their hard work in action, especially when it sounds as glamorous as "rank and bank". The fact is knowing where your website ranks for certain terms will give you huge insights into where your traffic is coming from, and what can be improved upon that you might not have even realized is bringing people to your website. The higher you rank, the more people will be on your website. And we provide you with a means of checking your websites rankings at anytime you like.
Sometimes rank tracking doesn't tell the whole picture. Some reasons are that Google is notorious for having very volatile rankings initially when link building; there is a rankings delay in the transfer of link power when new links are acquired, and sometimes the big G just runs tests that makes everything go wonky from time to time. For this reason, we also give you reports about the backlinks being picked up from 3rd party web crawlers. This will help us to see the growth of your website from a different 'angle'. The more ways we can monitor month over month growth, the more certain we can be the we are on point with the execution of our marketing activities.
With most SEO companies, the biggest question from clients are "What exactly are they doing...?" Well, we tackle this question head-on before it even arises and provide you with shared access to our deliverables. Shared Google sheets that track the action items, to-dos, progress, content creation stages, promotional activities, and everything involved with your seo campaign. We even give you access to see the link prospects we are finding in real time, and separate areas to show you the status of the outreach we are doing - along with a list of all the live links we land! 100% transparency all the way through is how we believe long-term, successfully, and prosperous business relationships are forged.
Stage 9: Growth
Whatever your business goals and KPIs are, a successful SEO campaign relies on growth. This is where the hard work pays off. Growth in traffic, rankings, keywords, content, social followers, email list size, product sales, services booked, etc. etc. etc. We are a growth based marketing company, and when you work with us - your company will grow. That is a fact.
Outrun previously operated under the business name "SEO Firepower", so much of our content references that name.
The organization is the same, it's just a different name.
Meet The Team!
Devin Schumacher is a nationally recognized digital marketer and Search Engine Optimization (SEO) expert. Since early 2013, Devin has been an internet entrepreneur responsible for investing in, and co-founding, various mobile apps, online marketing & e-commerce companies and a venture capital fund that focused on early stage investments in digital ventures.
Currently acting as a Lead SEO and co-founder of Outrun, Devin specializes in search engine optimization (SEO). He has worked with numerous e-commerce businesses, celebrities, personal brands, industry professionals, and local business owners helping to boost online presence, drive more traffic to their websites, and increase revenues.
Trevor Hawley is a nationally recognized entrepreneur and digital marketing expert.
As a partner at SEO Firepower, Trevor has formulated and produced several unique services that offer assistance for other search engine optimization professionals to fulfill their SEO campaigns.
“My biggest thrill in life is bringing ideas to fruition. My passion for marketing and business development enables endless possibilities; it's way too much fun getting to be as creative as we want in a digital space and seeing real results happen from it."
Trevor continues to improve and expand on systematization techniques that are critical to business development & product production in both the digital marketing space as well as for other industries.
Alex can be best self-described as a self-improvement and skill junkie. He has managed over $250,000 at 19 years old, started an international development firm with a network with over 450 developers, and co-founded a startup that raised over $100,000 in funding. He also started and grew a fraternity to 120+ members, played guitar in front of hundreds, has done standup comedy, and made films.
Currently acting as Director of Content Management at Outrun, Alex manages a team of over 50+ writers coordinating content creation for Outrun's clients, as well as additional writing services for numerous other seo agencies, blogs, and online periodicals.
Results From Our Services:
- Niche: Jewelry - Keyword Movement: #59 to #5 - Search Volume: 400/mo.
- Niche: Jewelry - Keyword Movement: #85 to #25 - Search Volume: 400/mo.
- Niche: Outdoors & Recreation - Keyword Movement: #5 to #1 - Search Volume: 6,000/mo.
- Niche: Outdoors & Recreation - Keyword Movement: #4 to #1 - Search Volume: 500/mo.
- Niche: Automotive - Keyword Movement: #20 to #4
- Niche: Automotive - Keyword Movement: #8 to #1
- Niche: SEO Agency - Keyword Movement: #11 to #4 - Search Volume: 600/mo.
- Niche: SEO Agency - Keyword Movement: #11 to #1
- Niche: Accessories - Keyword Movement: #58 to #1 - Search Volume: 320/mo.
We've developed a few proprietary services that have been used by over 100+ other SEO agencies and individual SEO freelancers to fulfill their clients' SEO campaigns.
We created these services out of our own desire and needs for higher quality and better-streamlined link building solutions.
However, we soon discovered that these solutions were something needed by the majority of other digital marketers; SEO in 2017 is VASTLY different and requires substantially more work to accomplish results than it did a few years ago.
Our services provide other marketers efficient and high quality solutions to fulfill a very large portion of their clients' SEO campaign foundations.
Page 1 Takeover
For any business, ranking your website on the first page of Google (especially in the top 3 results) is typically a game changer for customer traffic. However, there are MULTIPLE ways your business can be displayed on page 1. For local businesses, ranking in the local Map results alone often generates substantial traffic to your site. We make it possible through strategic SEO techniques to not just rank on page 1, but to DOMINATE page 1 real estate, and become the authority in your area or industry.
Ranking Domination For Our Hometown: 'pasadena seo'
We've ranked a sister site of ours, seofirepower.com, for our hometown of Pasadena, California for the term 'pasadena seo' - the most competitive keyword for our industry + location. Notice that HALF of the results on page 1 are properties that we own!
Testimonials from Other Agencies
A testimonial post in our private Facebook group from a member mentioning the great results he achieved after using our services for one of his client's sites:
A testimonial message from another one of our members:
Results For Other Agencies
We love gathering as much data as we can and often track rankings results for other SEO agency projects we help with.
Here are a few of the campaigns we began tracking when the order for just some our link building services was placed. These results are from about 1-3 months after our link building services were finished.
Keyword Movement: #59 to #5
Keyword Search Volume: 400/mo.
Keyword Movement: #85 to #25
Keyword Search Volume: 400/mo.
Niche: Outdoors & Recreation
Keyword Movement: #5 to #1
Keyword Search Volume: 6,000/mo.
Niche: Outdoors & Recreation
Keyword Movement: #4 to #1
Keyword Search Volume: 500/mo.
Keyword Movement: #20 to #4
Keyword Search Volume: Low Volume, High Competition, High Ticket Service
Keyword Movement: #8 to #1
Keyword Search Volume: Low Volume, High Ticket Service in Major City
Niche: SEO Agency #1
Keyword Movement: #11 to #4
Keyword Search Volume: 600/mo.
Niche: SEO Agency #2
Keyword Movement: #11 to #1
Keyword Search Volume: Low Volume, Mid Sized City
Keyword Movement: #58 to #1
Keyword Search Volume: 320/mo.
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