Reach an Audience as Diverse as Knoxville’s
with the Area’s #1 SEO Company

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Your business needs customers, not empty promises.
Call on a neighbor with a decade of experience driving SMB growth in Knoxville.
We deliver SEO visibility that gets you to the top of Google search results.

Search engine optimization doesn’t have to be a mystery. You should be able to pinpoint every detail of your SEO campaigns at any moment. Cardinal has
proprietary software that helps you understand exactly what tactics we employ, and the results we’re driving. Most importantly, we measure success in
new customers, not mere traffic or ranking.

Cardinal SEO campaigns here in Knoxville, Tennessee are engineered to not just drive organic traffic, but to accomplish a simple mission: deliver new customers to your door. We tie search engine marketing campaigns directly into your CRM system, so that you know exactly which leads turn into sales. It’s all made possible by a custom software platform we developed, called LadyBug. LadyBug helps us generate 2X the sales of other SEO companies, and prove it.

Our Clients Love Us

"Cardinal’s ability to pull insights out of our data is far superior to other agencies."

On-site SEO Assessment

The foundation of every new campaign – 60 days of critical assessment. Cardinal shows up at your Knoxville location to evaluate website health, everything from site speed to URL architecture. We investigate your competitors to see exactly where and how they have the advantage. Then we devise a game plan to get you where you deserve to be, at the top of Google search results.

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Link Building

Link Building

First, we get the foundation of your website squared away. Once that’s solid, we move on to the link-building phase: Cardinal generates topnotch content to elevate your brand. We place that content in the right hands and link it back to you. You get the credit and move up the search engine rankings.

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Case Studies

Athlete's Foot
The Athlete's Foot Small Business Marketing
See how we helped a global footwear brand increase ROI by 301% in one quarter
Care Spot
Care Spot Case Study
Helping 56 Urgent Care Locations earn a clean bill of health
How we generated a blended cost per lead under $4.
Club Car
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See how we DOUBLED Club Car’s click-through rate and helped increase their conversions 133%
Dental Works
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Helping 160 Dental Practice Locations earn the ROI they deserved
How we generated a 25% decrease in cost-per-conversion.
Papa John's
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Revolutionizing Multi-Location Marketing through product innovation
How we generated 6 : 1 returns across all media.
Atlanta Brain and Spine
Improve your rankings with our SEO Company
Neurosurgeons increase their number of spine surgeries
How we generated 6 additional surgeries per month.
Digestive Healthcare of Georgia
Digestive Healthcare of Georgia
Helping Digestive Healthcare Practice boost their online presence
How we generated 100+ new leads per month.
Hilton Hotel
Hilton Digital Marketing Case Study
Integrating full Service Marketing for a growing Hotel Group
How we generated 73% increase in monthly revenue
Tropical Cafe
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Helping Drive More In-store Traffic and Customers
How We Turned 17MM Impressions into a 100% Footfall Rate Increase
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How we successfully utilized social media to increase brand awareness and customer satisfaction..
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The Difference an Knoxville SEO Company Makes

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Top Notch Google Visibility
You deserve to have every single prospect find you immediately on Google. So let’s make sure all roads lead straight to your business.

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Land More Customers
Higher rankings and increased traffic are wonderful, but they’re not what matters. We count success in customers. Nothing else.

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Increase Your ROI
It’s not cheap to invest in your SEO. Nothing worthwhile is cheap. Give it six months, and it’s a safe bet you’ll want to join 91% of Cardinal clients who stay past the 3-year mark.

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Your Thought Partner
Cardinal is more than a local business partner. We aim to be a thought partner. We want you calling and dropping by the office with your newest idea. Let’s innovate for faster growth.

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Reporting Software at Your Fingertips
Of course you’ll get monthly reports straight from our office, but you’ll also have non-stop access to our topnotch team, with 7+ years of experience.

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Home Team Advantage
If you’re looking for local customers, it makes sense to get local help. Cardinal is an Knoxville-based SEO company run by lifelong Knoxville residents. We know this town.

Climb Google’s Local Results to Drive Local Customers

Many Cardinal clients run multi-location businesses, right here in Knoxville. They thrive on a steady influx of local customers. Local SEO marketing demands a special approach – expertise in Directory and Reputation Management. It requires sophisticated techniques, and equally sophisticated software to drive the right local traffic to all your locations. Cardinal has ten years of experience delivering local SEO wins, using top-shelf software. We make it easy for nearby customers to find you.

What You Get When You
Partner With Cardinal

Cardinal enjoys the expertise of individuals who make digital marketing their business. The Cardinal team thrives on creating winning strategies for Knoxville businesses that drive customers to you. When you choose Cardinal, you choose

A Partner

We don’t just want to run your marketing campaigns, we want to hear your ideas and partner together with you to grow your business faster.

Undivided Focus

We take the time to understand you. We’ll come to your office, sit down with you, and work to develop a winning campaign just for you. Our sole focus will be on you.

Dedicated SEO/Paid Search/Social Media/Design Specialist

We’re never too busy to answer your questions. The specialist that’s right for your business will work side-by-side with you, giving you personal updates and helping you through any difficulties along the way.

Up-to-date Reporting

You will receive reports at the interval you choose, and you will have 24/7 access to our topnotch team.

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We are serious about closed loop attribution!

Cardinal’s Proprietary Marketing Technology Lead Stream’s Benefits:

Double Your Customers Volume for the Same Spend

Dump the campaigns that don’t generate returns. Our AI based marketing platform automatically optimizes towards the campaigns that are driving high value customers.

Modernize Marketing

Modernize Your Marketing

Unsure of which campaigns your best customers are coming from? Step into the future of marketing with closed loop attribution brought to you by Leadstream. With our software you will know which campaigns drive high value customers.

Leadstream Benefits
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Knoxville, Tennessee has overcome a great many hardships since its founding, going from landlocked to easily accessible, single-minded as a manufacturing center to diversified in its economy. This economic diversification is Knoxville’s greatest asset, housing headquarters to Tennessee Valley Authority, Pilot Flying J, Sea Ray and West Town Mall. This diversification also creates the biggest challenges.

Cardinal Digital Marketing would like to come alongside and help your company be an overcomer just like your city. Our knowledge and expertise in SEO can help you diversify your advertising, allowing you to reach your target customers and finding new ones along the way. We think outside the box so that your business will grow.

As the home to the University of Tennessee and the third largest city in the state, Knoxville’s people are as diversified as its industry. Knowing how to reach the people means growth to your business, and that means you need an SEO service with experience. If you’re ready to get to work with an SEO company that knows Knoxville and gets to know you too, shoot us an email. Let’s grow.

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Tell me about SEO and why is it important for our business in Knoxville?

What do you do when you’re looking for a certain product or service? You whip out your phone and look for it on Google. The first thing that pops out on the first page of search results is probably the right one you’re looking for. That’s where you want your business to be and that’s where our Knoxville SEO company wants to put you.

Search Engine Optimization, or SEO, is a crucial online marketing strategy that aims to increase your business’ search ranking in Knoxville. One of its main benefits is to create brand awareness for your business to keep you at the top of the minds of yours target customers. With a properly implemented SEO strategy, your business could appear right in front of your customer on the search results pages just as they are looking for you.

A number of Knoxville businesses use social media for marketing? Do we still need to run SEO?

Indeed, a lot of businesses now use social media ads on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, or Twitter to influence people to buy. However, social media ads do not always end up being viewed by the advertiser’s intended audience. More customers still rely heavily on search engines to look for stuff they need. That’s why you still need to run SEO for your business.

The fact is, SEO is still highly relevant in spite of the explosion of social media because SEO is evolving. This evolution is powered by newer, more efficient search algorithms and the changing ways consumer are doing to search for specific product or services. These days, people use location-based search, image search, and voice search to complement text-based search.

Indeed, there are about 1.2 trillion searches per year on search engines with local searches comprising a significant percentage of this number.

How much does SEO cost?

Ang cost ay relative to a range of factors including key word competitiveness, the amount of time needed for research and planning, and the amount of work needed to “keep the ball rolling.” Some SEO companies charge between $500 and $15,000 a month. Regardless of how much you’re paying to get your website on top, the cost of doing SEO is nothing compared to the return on investment that it offers.

How exactly does SEO help us win more customers in Knoxville?

When your target customers are looking for your specific product or service on Google, you should be on top of the search results page. If you’re not on the top three to five spots, chances are, you do not exist for the customers.

Here’s where a professional Knoxville SEO consultant can help you.

After the initial discovery stage, we’ll tell you which set of key words should be used to optimize your website for. These key words are highly targeted, have high demands, and have minimal competition. We will use these key words on your web pages and on other external pages to increase your website’s popularity and ranking, so that the next time your target customers look for your product or service you could appear on top spot of the search results.

How fast can we see results and how long will my company need SEO?

There’s no guarantee how fast you can see results with SEO. You could see results in a matter of days, weeks, or months. The key is the consistency of your marketing efforts using best practices prescribed by Google and other search engines.

How long your company should do SEO will also depend on several factors. If you’re business sells seasonal products or services, for example, you may only need SEO for a few months. However, it is highly recommended to keep your website fully optimized all year round to stay ahead of the competition, whether your product or service is seasonal or not. Besides, SEO is constantly changing. If you don’t keep your website updated, your ranking could fall far behind the competition.

Can your SEO company guarantee success?

As long as we keep your website up-to-date and follow the best practices prescribed by all the major search engines, your business will be on track to success. We cannot guarantee first place ranking for the simple reason that search algorithms and customer behavior are constantly evolving. What we can guarantee is that we’ll work hard to get you to the top to help improve your customer base and increase your sales. A lot of hard work will be involved, but it’s a commitment that we’re willing to take on for you.

Is SEO measurable?

Yes. SEO is highly measurable. You can track your progress so you can come up with even better strategies later on. There are a range of tools available to help measure the efficacy of our SEO strategy with your business. These tools give you information on certain Key Performance Indicators, or KPIs, that track your website’s overall performance. These KPIs include site visits, visitor source, social media, bounce rate, pageviews, audience, and conversion rate.

One of the most powerful tools to use view KPIs is Google Analytics. It has been developed by Google to offer marketers a vast array of information on where visitors are coming from, which web pages they have landed on your website, how long they have stayed on each web page, and how many of them left right away. More importantly, Google Analytics offers insights on how many from your visitors became paying customers.

Do we have to sign on for an annual contract?

Your business’ success is our business. Because of this, we would like for you to stay on with us by signing a three-month contract, so you can see the full benefits of SEO. Three months is about the amount of time for the first positive effects of SEO to take place. If you like the results, we can then come up with a new contract that is suited to your budget and specific needs. Please note that more than 90% of our clients stay on with us beyond the initial three-month contract to further their growth online.

We would like to hear more about your questions about doing SEO for your Knoxville company. Please give us a call and we would be happy to talk to you about your concerns.

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