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Best SEO Experts San Diego

We are often ranked and asked if we are one of the Best SEO Experts San Diego. Humbly, we say yes!

Best SEO Experts San Diego

I know, it is a big thing to say that we are the Best SEO Experts in San Diego, but our client’s results are the proof in the pudding. We do not take on hundreds of clients in the same industry. Rather, we offer best expert SEO services for only a handful of clients in each industry. This way, we are not competing with ourselves for best rankings.


– 75.5% of users do not even scroll past the first page on the search engines ( SERPs )

– 72.3% of the links that search users click on are organic links. They think that companies that are paying for ads are more expensive.

– 93.5% of online experiences begin with a search in a popular search engine.

– You don’t need to rank for hundreds of general keywords. Rather focus on a handful or more of “long tail keywords”. These are keywords like best seo expert in san diego rather than seo expert” which is generic and has a ridiculous amount of competition. Even better would be best SEO expert in san diego, California”  but most people will leave off the last part.

– Companies who focus on blogs, social media and content get 98% more backlinks from authoritative domains (this means good websites)

– Your Website must be ready for SEO. Just because you have a website does not mean you will get ranked in the search engines. Rather, your website will need to be optimized for speed (check yours here:, gtmetrix or



Is your Website Ready for SEO?
If not, contact us for a FREE, NO OBLIGATION REVIEW.





Google is king of all of the search engines. This is just a fact. When we provide our expert SEO services for your website, we focus on the Google Search Engine first. The reasons are obvious. Ranking for just a handful of the RIGHT KEYWORDS for your business will exponentially increase your ROI (return on investment). Once ranked in Google, the rest of the engines will quickly follow suit.


Your website should rank organically and not have to rely on paid ads or PPC (Pay Per Click Advertising with Google or other entities). Your website should first rank for your local products or services that you offer in San Diego. Or for the area of interest that you are targeting. Clear call to actions, landing pages and focused content is the best way to convert your new search engine optimized traffic.


If you are in need of immediate traffic to your website, then a PPC (Pay Per Click Campaign) may be the way to go to generate some buzz and get some immediate traffic as your organic seo services gets underway.


Keyword Research
Local / Organic SEO
PPC Ads for Google / Facebook / Instagram
Google AdWords / Facebook Ads + Display
On-Page SEO Content Optimization
Off-Page SEO Content Optimization
Off-Page Social Content Optimization
Youtube Video SEO / Video Creation / Vimeo
Site Speed Optimization (WordPress Focused)
Backlink Building – Authoritative Websites
Retargeting / Remarketing
Blog Posts / Copywriting
Content Creation
Landing Page Creation
Lead Capture
SEO Conversion / CTR (Click Through Rate Optimization)
Image Sharing
Video Sharing
Technical SEO Optimization
Meta Title Optimization
Meta Description Optimization
Website Audit and Optimization
Info Graphic Creation
Monthly Reporting and Suggestions
and much more…




I am still confused…

No problem, just contact us. We will do all the work without blowing your mind on the technical details. As we go through this process,

Q. What is ON PAGE SEO

A. On Page SEO is that SEO (Search Engine Optimization) that is performed on your website to get your website ready to be submitted to the search engines.
Learn more about On-Page SEO 




What is PPC SEO


How Long Does Organic SEO Take?

Do you Guaranteed My Website Will Rank #1 in Google?

What is SEO?

What are the Benefits of SEO?

Organic SEO or Pay Per Click (PPC) Paid SEO?

Is there a SECRET SEO Strategy?

I Lost Most of My Website Traffic from the last Google Algorithm update. Can you help me recover?

Do I have to Sign a Contract for your Monthly SEO Services?
YES! Only so that you understand the terms of the service and what is involved and what to expect. However, you are not locked into a monthly payment plan. So, if you experience tough times and need to suspend or cancel your account, you may do so, but we always ask to contact us first as we may be able to work with you on a temporary budget whilst you recover from your situation.

How Long Will It Take Before I Make Sales From SEO?
Unfortunately, SEO, both organic or paid, is not a guarantee that you will convert traffic into buying customers. It is up to the product or service and the correct calls to action to “do something” on your website along with a strong brand that will ultimately, hopefully, convert to sales. Testing keywords and Paid Ads takes time to create, market and review results and to see if the message is “hitting home” to the end user. It is a long process, but once refined can have excellent results. It is a marathon, not a sprint. 

Can I Buy A Few Months of SEO Services?
A few months is not enough time to see results of any type of marketing campaign let alone SEO. Organic SEO typically starts to have an affect on traffic in as little as 2-3 months but typically 6 months to a year. Remember, this is a marathon and not a sprint. You cannot force it to go any faster. You have to continually optimize, market, create and update content on a monthly basis in order to reap and maintain top listings in the search engines. If you sign up for a program and start to see results then decide to stop since you have some great listings, your rankings will fall quickly once you cancel or stop the service and it will be harder to get them back to where they once were if you decide to restart the program.

My Website is Brand New and I Do Not Get Any Traffic
New websites face a sort of “uphill battle”. Since your domain or website has no real brand or personality online (called domain authority) , creating targeted keyword pages, offering valuable content that changes weekly or monthly, being active on your own and external blogs, social media platforms and so forth, building clean, internal and external links to your as well as having a fast mobile website experience will help to launch your website into web world. Take a look at your top competition and copy them, but do it better.

*seo facts taken from various resources around the web. no “one entity” was chosen to remit this data, rather an average of all data compiled at the time of this blog post.

GoDaddy Breached Today

GoDaddy Breached ALERT – 1.2M Affected – Plaintext Passwords

Managed WordPress via Godaddy Breached Today

This morning, Godaddy disclosed that an unknown hacker(s) gained unauthorized access to their systems that are used for Managed WordPress websites.

This breach affects up to 1.2 million users and WordPress customers. This number does not include all that were affected by this breach. Some Godaddy customers have multiple accounts.

Reported by Godaddy’s Filing with the SEC [1], the attacker(s) initially gained access via a compromised password on September 6, 2021, and was discovered on November 17, 2021. Access was then revoked for these users. Godaddy took immediate action to mitigate the damage but the attacker(s) had more than 2 months to establish a persistence so that anyone currently using Godaddy’s Managed WordPress products should assume they are compromised.

You should change your main Godaddy password now. Your WordPress Admin Passwords, FTP Passwords and Database Passwords.

It is recommended you then install Wordfence Security Plugin to scan your WordPress website for changes or file access.

Godaddy was storing sFTP password credentials in plaintext. This means that anyone could easily intercept and access the accounts with the passwords in plain view.

Read Full Article From Wordfence Here.

If you feel that your WordPress Website Has Been Hacked, contact After Dark Grafx at 1-888-578-8300 or via our contact page on our website.

Free Packing Slip Plugin Woocommerce PDF and Packing Slips

How To Use Woocommerce PDF Invoices and Packing Slips Plugin –

In this video I’m gonna show you how to use Woocommerce PDF invoice and Packing Slips – Free Packing Slip Plugin

It is a free plugin that you can install directly within WordPress plugins manager. It also has a premium plugin available for more advanced features




Documentation below:


If you need a WordPress Expert or just want to ask some questions, please feel free to contact us.


Before adding a new plugin or updating old ones, it is always recommended that you make a complete backup of your website. Specifically the database. There is an excellent plugin called Updraft Plus for WordPress but there are other plugins also available AND if you are hosting your own website, your hosting provider should have a utility to create backups.




  1. > In WordPress Admin –> Click on PLUGINS on the Left
  2. > On the top left click the button that says ADD PLUGIN or  when you roll your mouse over PLUGINS it will say Add New
  3. > Search for Woocommerce Packing Slips
  4. > It will bring up all plugins. Select the Woocommerce PDF Invoices and Packing Slips plugin and Click on INSTALL
  5. > Once installed, click on ACTIVATE

The plugin is now activated and you will now need to configure the settings.


  1. > Roll your mouse over Woocommerce on the left side of your screen. You should see a new link called PDF Invoices. Click that.
  2. > Follow the configuration options on the first tab (watching the video is faster)
  3. > Select the next tab DOCUMENTS and enable both the Invoice AND Packing Slips. Each link has its own configuration options.
  4. Be sure to select the SAVE button at the bottom of the tabs page for each selection so that you can save the new edits you just added.



  1. > Roll your mouse over Woocommerce then select ORDERS
  2. > Select the ORDER that you would like to create a Packing Slip
  3. > Scroll down on the order and on the right side you will now see a button that says  PDF Packing Slip. Click that to create your packing slip then simply print this and place in your packaging.


I Use Quicktime Player To Record My Screencast Videos and edit them with: (its free)

Shopify App Add Discount with Free Shipping App After Dark Grafx Review Discount Ninja

How To Combine Discount Code with Free Shipping in Shopify

How to Combine Promotion Code with Free Shipping on Shopify

If you are using Basic Shopify, Shopify or Advanced Shopify you will not be able to combine a discount code with free shipping.


There are numerous posts and requests on the Shopify Community website asking for this feature over the years but  still have not implemented this easy-to-use, and already built into most other eCommerce Platforms, function.


Shopify is excellent for eCommerce provided you do not need your website to perform too many advanced functions. If this is the case, you have four options.


1) Hire a Shopify Developer to potentially integrate your request. In some cases, the integration request will fall beyond the capability of the lower Shopify Plans.

For Instance, Shopify does not let you control the check out page and this is usually a deal killer for some merchants if they are aware of this at the beginning of a project. However, you can access and customize the rest of the pages, collection (category) pages as well as product pages and the cart, so this is usually the accepted solution with custom code workarounds for needed functionality.


2) Add Paid or Free Apps from Shopify’s app community is extensive. Free apps will, in some cases, be able to perform your needed function but most of the time it boils down to a paid app and usually a subscription at that. So now, your little $29.95 website just became $9.95 or more and upwards of $$$$ more per month depending on how many paid apps you end up adding.

So, before you start a project, ask your developer (After Dark Grafx), if Shopify will perform all of your needed functions before proceeding with the platform. A few hundred thousand businesses can’t be wrong. Shopify is an excellent platform if it performs as you intend.


3) Move up to a Shopify Plus Plan. In this case the base monthly fees start at around $2,000/mo. Ouch! But as far as enterprise eCommerce Solutions go, this is actually an inexpensive price for the power that you receive. Unfortunately, this is a hefty leap from the cheaper Shopify Plans just for some functionality that may be best added via a paid app.


4) Move to another platform such as WooCommerce, Big Commerce, Miva, etc. If you are just starting out, this is easy but if you have an established business, processes and search engine placement within the search engines, moving to another platform could be a costly endeavor. Before taking this approach you should definitely contact us to understand what is needed to perform a migration to or from Shopify and the ramifications of doing so without expert help.


It all boils down to what you need it to do and the price.


Ok, with no further ado…



Simply watch the video and mark this as
SOLVED! How To Add a Promo Code with Free Shipping to Shopify.


Discount Ninja review by James Byrne, After Dark Grafx

App mentioned in the video above discusses Discount Ninja.

If you already have a Shopify Store, login to your admin control panel then click on APPS on the left column then click on APP STORE button top right then you will be take to where you can do a search for Discount Ninja.

You can install it and test it out as it offers a Free Trial. So you can try before you buy. Basic plan starts at $29/mo but it is well worth it!


If you do not have a Shopify Store, you can click here to start a 14 day Free Shopify Trial.

You can then test the app above and see if this is something that you are interested in.  OR;

You can just hire us to do everything!


If you just want to read about this app, you can perform a search on for Discount Ninja. <– or just click those links.

We are in no way connected to Discount Ninja. We have tested many promotion-style apps in addition to free shipping discount apps and found that this one offered the best solutions.

*This is a paid app by the app developer.

Madam Vice President March - Major Brian Dix, USMC Retired


New composition appropriately scheduled in time for the 59th presidential inauguration, the virtual concert honors Vice President-Elect Kamala D. Harris.


SAN DIEGO — Retired Major Brian Dix, Director Laureate of the United States Marine Drum & Bugle Corps, will debut his recent work “Madam (Vice) President” in a performance by an all-volunteer, all-female orchestra hailing from the state of California. Appropriately scheduled in time for the 59th presidential inauguration, the virtual concert honors Vice President-Elect Kamala D. Harris.

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