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Want smart marketing?

A solid digital marketing plan is a vital part of a successful business.  No longer does having just an SEO service plan meet the challenges. Effective organic SEO, a properly designed SEM Campaign and a coordinated Social Media presence that all work to support the brand, bring new customers and builds relationships.

Want web design?

Solid web design is important because it sets your business apart; it sets the tone of your brand and conveys what a client can expect from your business. Solid web design is the backbone.  We offer WordPress web design and development solutions for your website with SEO and ROI in mind. 

Web Hosting

Need a web host?

You’ve come to the right place for fast, reliable web hosting, featuring WordPress Web Hosting plans and cloud-based hosting that will fit any budget. Choosing the right web hosting is more important than ever and has a direct impact on the success of your website.

We Make the Web Work

Not Just a Houston SEO Company

We are proud to be an SEO Agency, Houston Web Design, and Web Hosting Company that serves our local businesses, but also state-wide and national brands. 

Vertical Web provides Web Hosting, Web Design and SEO services to companies around the world. 

As one news anchor said “we were doing SEO before there was a ‘thing’ called SEO and Google still meant a large number and not a verb.” 

Although we have an international footprint of clients, we know Houston. We consult with businesses all throughout Houston,  from Mid-Town and Downtown to the Energy Corridor, through Cy-Fair and the Cypress Creek/1960 Area and of course Spring, The Woodlands and the Northeast side of Houston in Kingwood, Humble and Atascocita.

Each member of our talented staff has worked as part of the Vertical Web team and have learned from our resident SEO Experts. They are experienced in all things SEO, including Local SEO,  web design and digital marketing and know how to adapt to each algorithm change as Google continues to ebb, flow and evolve. What that means to your business is stability in a changing ecosystem, as well as growth in your digital marketing objectives.


Why Web Hosting and Web Design Matter for Solid Search Engine Optimization Success

Defining your Digital Marketing Goals Should Always be First 


Since our very first client, the phrase, “I have a website, now I want to do SEO,”  jumped out at us. And still to this day when we meet business owners in our Houston SEO workshops, or we get a call about the SEO services we can provide, we often find they arrive after they have chosen a web hosting company or paid to have a website designer build a website.

We learned long ago that these items were not all mutually exclusive if your goal was to have a website that appeared high on a search engine. When we started our journey, it was websites like Yahoo and Alta Visa, but now Google is the most predominant search engine on the planet, with over 85% of all internet searches starting with Google or YouTube.

Sign Up a Web Host – Hire a Web Designer

For the last 20+ years, these services or verticals, web hosting, web design and SEO were viewed and sold as specialty items. So often, you would find a web designer who had a preferred web host. Or, you purchased a web hosting plan and asked the designer to use your existing account. But it was rare to find a service provider that did both, after all, these were two different skills sets. Major corporations had it worse because often their IT guy set up the hosting and then made it very difficult for any marketing department to actually build a viable website.

Find an SEO Company

The next step inevitably is to find an SEO company and talk to them about improving your website. In the early days that was easy, a title tag here, some keyword stuffing there. Add a dash of meta keywords and you were off and running. You didn’t really need to depend on your web host or really your designer, and keeping it all in one place was a convenient thing rather than an absolute must. Today it’s an absolute must. Keep reading to find out why.

Web Design and SEO

Bottom line, how a website is designed has a direct affect on SEO.  It wasn’t always that way but it is now and that is all that matters. Sometimes we are lucky enough to get the call before the website is built but more often, we meet someone after they have a running website and are wondering why they are not gaining any traction with it. 

Finding a web designer that knows SEO is somewhat difficult really. Many talk about title tags, and keywords and sound smart. But that is where the knowledge stops, unfortunately.  In addition, web designer tools also profess to be search engine friendly, but all they really mean is that you can add a title tag. Beyond bloated code,  technical seo elements are ignored. 

Web Hosting And SEO

Finally Google agrees with us that web hosting has a direct impact on how well your site ranking is. We have long understood this, but with the advent of Core Vitals the need for a service that provide SEO Web Hosting is now more important than ever. You cannot just go with who your design company recommends. And, in most cases industry leading web hosting companies, the names you know, fall wildly short on meeting the Core Vital Standards. Furthermore with them it is cost prohibitive. With us, we need those tools anyway and include. We need that architecture anyway so we build our servers to meet Google’s standards.  Every Vertical Web client benefits from us being SEO experts, regardless if you buy SEO services from us. 

Industries We Serve

SEO for Law Firms

Looking for a way to attract more clients to your law firm in Houston or Katy, Texas? Our top-rated SEO agency specializes in helping attorneys and law firms improve their online presence and increase their visibility in local search results. With years of experience in optimizing websites and online marketing strategies for the legal industry, we know exactly what it takes to get your firm's website to rank higher and drive more traffic. Our comprehensive SEO services include everything from keyword research and on-page optimization to content creation and link building. Whether you're a small firm just starting out or a large established practice, we have the expertise and resources to help you achieve your online marketing goals. Don't miss out on potential clients - let our SEO agency help you stand out in Houston and Katy's competitive legal market today.

SEO for Real Estate

As a real estate agent or broker in Houston, you know the importance of having a strong online presence. With so much competition in the market, it's crucial to stand out from the crowd and attract potential clients to your website. That's where our SEO agency comes in. We specialize in providing SEO services specifically tailored to the needs of real estate agents and brokers in Houston. Our team of experienced professionals understands the unique challenges of the real estate industry, and we know how to optimize your website to get you the visibility and traffic you need to succeed. Whether you're looking to improve your search engine rankings, increase your website traffic, or generate more leads, we have the expertise and knowledge to help you achieve your goals.

Web Design and Development
that stands out in the crowd

A solid Web Design solution should create a website that stands out from the crowd, but it also needs to be the backbone of a solid SEO strategy.

Coordinated Web Design and Digital Marketing is a must for a successful web presence, but many web designers do not understand this, and many SEO companies do not care past Google. Whether it is simple WordPress web design or complex custom development, it takes an experienced web design firm to properly execute the project, meet deadlines and maintain brand integrity, all while increasing visibility.

Choosing Vertical Web for our website was the smartest thing we could have done. The staff could not have been more helpful, they answered every question, and walked us through any issues we had. We were new to having a website, and we could not have made a better choice. They helped us grow our business and taught us the importance of SEO. The very best in customer service.
Susan Stickle

Smart Solutions for
Web Hosting and Domain Registration

Picking the right web hosting provider and domain name is a critical decision each business must make. Often small business owners take the cheapest option, not realizing how big a role a web host plays in reaching the goals of a website.

A web hosting company must provide each client with fast, dependable and scalable hosting solutions. Businesses should be able to depend on their hosting partner to help solve the complex problems, as well as provide top notch security. Whether the business needs a basic website, cloud hosting, WordPress web hosting or a dedicated server, we can scale to any situation.

Trusting us to host your website means having a partner you can depend on.,

Since 2006, I’ve had the pleasure to do business Beth and her team. The staff were down-to-earth and patient. Their pricing was fair and affordable. Response time was prompt. With Vertical Web, I felt that I had a team behind me, and today, I know I do. I look forward to another 17 years with Vertical Web Hosting services.
Alberto Howe

We'll Teach You Everything We Know about Digital Marketing

Join us for Houston Internet Marketing Clinic, now virtual and available on-demand, offered exclusively from the leading Houston SEO Company, Vertical Web.

Vertical Web is known throughout Houston for its SEO classes.  Since 2003, Beth Guide has been working with University of Houston, Lone Star College and Houston Community College, as well as the Houston West Chamber of Commerce and the Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce, providing educational opportunities for small business owners. 

We have expanded our Houston SEO classes and have added an online option. See our full calendar of SEO Classes and our full video archive of our past classes.

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