Chicago SEO

Joseph Stevenson is a Chicago SEO consultant. Any advice or work found from this site or through the blog should be checked with Joseph before implementing due to the rapid change of search engine algorithms and their effects on rankings.

What Exactly I Do

Doing everything makes you a jack of all trades, master of none.

I am a developer and SEO expert. I create websites and then handle the optimization on them to make sure they show up well in search engines. Businesses pay me to build them custom websites and get them in front of buyers for their product using Las Vegas SEO. I like to keep things simple since programming itself is actually quite difficult.Web development and SEO are the only things I handle at this point. I don’t handle Social Media, Email Marketing, App Development and a few other things. I have some great friends who do those things I can introduce you to but I personally only handle the things I feel I can do a good job at.

I would love to chat about your project! You can reach me through any of the following:


My early years and how I got started.

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I was born in Centralia Washington. My parents then moved me and my siblings to Golden Valley Arizona when I was two. They moved us all there mostly because of me. I was sick for the first few years of my life and they figured out it was because of the mold up in Washington State. I never traveled to Chicago until later on in life but I was impressed with everything about it from the Lake to the fantastic city itself.

Golden Valley itself isn’t a very big town at all. It has a very small population and only an elementary shool. Middle, Junior and High School kids all have to get bussed or drive into Kingman to go to school. I was homeschooled so I didn’t every get to experience going to school or enjoying everything that goes along with a long day of school followed by an equally long bus ride.

Being homeschooled was actually a great thing for me. I learned all the basics but I also learned how to work on computers. My brother Adam and my Dad helped me to mess aroung in command prompt and in GW Basic. My first program I learned to write was a calculator that would do all basic math in very simple format. I was 12 when I wrote it and pretty proud of myself.


Where my love of being a nerd came from.

As I continued to progress in my education I also progressed in business. My Dad and Mom encouraged me to go forward with my goal of working for myself and at the age of 17 I started my first business which was a window cleaning company. I really enjoyed working for myself and continued to educate myself. My programming advanced and I started building more advanced programs including a game program where you follow a storyline through giving the game commands through writing on the keyboard. Myspace was also really big back then so I also built custom Myspace pages for my friends. Those were good times.

When I was 19 I took a break from programming and business to serve a two year mission for my church.

Oddly enough my brother Adam served his mission just a few years earlier in Chicago. When I returned I went to UNLV where I got a bachelors in Managment Information Systems and I also started back up my window cleaning and programming. In the beginning I just programmed for myself and built affiliate websites but as time went on I began coding for others building them websites and doing marketing for them. Like anything else the longer I did it the better I got at it.

Joseph Stevenson (a Chicago SEO Firm) was started shorlty after I started programming for others than myself. I called it Raptor Websites back then but decided to change it in 2016 to be more personal and connect better with my clients. I have tried to do the highest quality Chicago SEO that I can so that my clients know they are getting the best service possible.


I believe business should be earned, not expected.

Of all other Chicago SEO companies I try to be the best. A lot of other Chicago SEO companies will promise you quick rankings and glorious money from new clients found in search engines. Usually these promises are empty and hard to fulfill but other Chicago SEO companies will promise anything to get your business. I do everything I can to analyze your site and give you a real outlook on what Chicago SEO you actually need to rank whether it’s good or bad news.

Other Chicago SEO companies will say they are the best. They sometimes have some cool clients they have worked with or testimonials that make them look amazing. I say to just look at their fruit. If you want an apple you go to an apple tree right? If you want good Chicago SEO then go to a good Chicago SEO company. You can only know by their fruit. So what is the fruit of a good Chicago SEO company? Simple. High ranking websites for their clients. They ought to be able to quickly show you clients that rank well who they currently work with along with references.

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If you don’t do things right, don’t do them at all.

A lot of companies do not focus on quality. Unfortunatly a lot of other Chicago SEO companies will try to get done with your work as quickly as they can in order to save some money. This doesn’t help you at all since you are looking for a long term result not a quick fix. I do my best to give you the time you deserve so your site can rank well in the long run and for keywords that will send you clients.

Good SEO companies will make sure you are getting the right work done. Everyone has a process and most SEO companies will say their process is a secret. I don’t keep my work a secret so here it is:

1. First off I make sure you site deserves to rank well in search engines. Matt Cutts from Google has long said that what you need to do so that you rank well is to create good quality engaging content. Although I don’t think Google will just publish everything you need to rank, I do think this is accurate. If your site doesn’t look good or load fast then it probably won’t be a good experience for users. If you rank number one in Google and you don’t provide a good experience then do you think Google will keep you at the top? Of course not. Their entire business model is based on putting the best results on top, so if you aren’t the best then get to be the best and then you will rank.

2. After your site is in a good spot then I focus on creating great engaging content.

Google and other search engines will crawl and index your site quicker if you provide good and new content on a regular basis. Search Engine Algorithms are getting more and more sophisticated as time goes on so providing great unique content on a regular basis is paramount to ranking well. As you create great content then other sites will talk about you and as you become more popular to everyone else online you will also become more popular to Google.

3. Rinse and repeat. Consistency is key in anything and consistenly checking to make sure you have a high quality site and fresh content will ensure you are doing everything you can to rank well. As you create great content and offer value not just Google but other sites will find a reason to talk about you and send you traffic.

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I have been doing Chicago SEO for just a few years now but I love your city. If you are looking for a great Chicago SEO then look no further. I have provided Chicago SEO for over 12 years now and can come to your business to offer consulting for your digital marketing and SEO. I care about the Chicago SEO work that I do and my Chicago clients so please contact me today!

Reach Out

I won’t bite or annoy you with sales guys.

I appreciate you reaching out to me. If you are trying to sell something please do so through the right channel. The same goes for accounting, legal etc. Remeber Fonzie? Cool let’s be like him and keep things cool by not spamming me to death OK?

With that out of the way I have a few ways you can get in touch with me: