#1 SEO Company In Chicago Since 1996

Building WordPress websites, optimizing them and providing useful actionable SEO site audits at affordable prices.

Thank you for trusting us with your website’s SEO. We are not the only, but certainly the #1 Team in Chicago to take care of optimizing  your website. We specialize in on-page SEO, and provide you with an SEO site audit that will produce a noticeable and significant boost to your placement and ranking, and consequently a sharp increase in revenues.

A Step By Step Guide To Winning SEO In Chicago. This guide is the real deal. Straight up. No nonsense. Read it, and gain valuable insights.

Get Results With Chicago Freelance SEO David

Let me help you get more Yahoo, Bing & Google Chicago organic traffic, I know exactly how to do it.

David Is A Senior SEO Consultant In Chicago

I have been working as an SEO freelancer in the Chicago area since a few years ago.

Chicago  is a vibrant large bustling city, and the demand for professional SEOs is high.

The word “SEO” has multiple definitions, but my personal definition of SEO is this:

Anything that will impact a website’s ranking on a search engine is SEO (search engine optimization) work.

Here is a quick example:

Recently my rankings and traffic were down on Bing, I couldn’t figure out why.

After further investigation, I discovered that my hosting company, in an attempt to block bot traffic, inadvertently blocked Bingbot.

Once Bing was blocked from crawling my site, my traffic started to disappear.

Yes, this is SEO because it impacts traffic and ranking. The experienced SEO professional will check everything, every possible aspect that can impact traffic to a website.

Well, after all the SEO tips and tricks mentioned on this site, I am not really sure what I can possibly add, so how about this:

Can I interest you in the best, most powerful, most logical SEO strategy ever…?

  • Create many blogs and pages, try different styles, different content, longer, shorter, everything.
  • Follow your Google analytics and Search Console daily.
  • Sooner or later you will discover that one page or blog in particular is ranking well on Google.
  • Once you know which page Google likes, you duplicate it.. hundreds or times.
  • Each duplicated page is optimized for a different city, by entering the city name into HTML tag elements like Title and Description.
  • You will also insert the city name in the actual content; usually in the H1 to H5 headers, as well as in some paragraphs.
  • That’s it. With one good page, you can rank well in hundreds of cities and pull in massive traffic!

You will notice this SEO blog is very different from all the others. Short and sweet, with unique original content, let’s hope Google likes it.

So now you know the big SEO secret. This is why digital marketing agencies need many months to increase your traffic; they need to create all the various types of blogs and pages, wait to see which one is ranking the best, and then duplicate it. This is SEO website optimization in a nutshell.

Chicago Digital Marketing Agency

Retired SEO is a Chicago marketing company focused on helping businesses create more sales, leads and online revenue.

The Road To Google's Page 1 In Chicago Is Under Construction. Hire Me...Or Keep Walking!

Chicago SEO Freelancer & Internet Marketing Agency. Be Found on Google, Bing and Yahoo. Get More Leads. Make More Money.

Chicago SEO is critical to keeping your business growing and rising. You need a professional Chicago SEO company by your side. Contact Retired SEO today.

Why Chicago SEO Expert is Your Best Choice

If you do a Google search for “Chicago SEO expert”, “Chicago SEO specialist” or “Chicago SEO agency”, you will see we rank above 16.9 million results from other “Chicago SEO companies”. Retired SEO website ranks better for multiple search phrases and for the most competitive keywords on Google SEO.

Based in Chicago, I offer remote services to businesses worldwide.  Retired SEO Is A Chicago Specialist Helping Online Businesses Grow Since 1996 .

Our offices are located right downtown Chicago: 121 N LaSalle St, Chicago, IL 60602, United States

I specialize in general site SEO, landing pages and consumer products websites. You need your hot product or service on Google’s first page. I make that happen. You will notice I am using a basic WordPress theme, rather than dazzling you with animation, I am giving you the SEO facts just the way they are. Being a retired SEO working on special internet marketing projects, I work from home, in a quiet private environment. I run a very streamlined operation without secretaries, receptionists, or a high rent office. The savings passed on to you are substantial. I am very dedicated and loyal to my clients. Once you engage my services I am entirely committed to making your project a success.

As my SEO client you receive the unparalleled expertise of 25 years of Search Engine Optimization experience. Google is worldwide – SEO is a worldwide service. Wherever your location, you will benefit from my service. I provide you with domain name registration, hosting set-up, server configuration and opening Google analytics and webmaster tools (search console) accounts. You receive a tutorial (live on Skype) how to continue maintaining the site, how to use it and how to continue with SEO optimization on your own, in the event of an evolving site. (Like adding new products for example). You need to be aware that the nature of SEO is such that success is not guaranteed, that being on Google’s page 1 is close to impossible, as there are millions of pages trying to be on the same page – which normally has only 10 results. When you hire me to put you on Google’s first page, your opportunities for success are greatly magnified, but you need to know that the result cannot be guaranteed, it is just the nature of the beast.

Top Important And Helpful SEO Insights You Must Know!

  • WordPress themes are designed by…designers, and they know very little about SEO. Search Engine Optimization is not their area of expertise. So you need to be aware that any theme you purchase and install on your site, is going to be full of SEO errors. I will illustrate how profoundly deep this situation is: I originally designed this blog using a WordPress theme designed by…WordPress. You would think that WordPress developers are highly qualified to design a site using all SEO’s best practices. I used the theme “2021” which is the default WordPress theme for 2021.
  • After a while I noticed my site was being penalized, and Google claimed the tags on the bottom of the page are “clickable elements which are too close to each other”, and my site was deemed to be “Not mobile friendly”. I then changed my theme to Avada, the theme I am using now, which is the all time best selling WordPress theme. Guess what…? Same issue exactly. I then did some custom coding to ensure the tags have enough space around them. Now my site is deemed mobile friendly by Google.

Servicing Chicago & The Greater Chicago Area

Evanston, Schaumburg, Naperville, Northbrook, Skokie, Oak Brook & Deerfield.

SEO Locations

Google is extremely focused on geo-location. The dominant factor in any search results is the city where the service or product is offered. Google assumes that every search is a local search. Which is why I created various city profiles.

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Chicago Best SEO Tips

A big part of successful SEO in Chicago is the ability to write unique, original, never before seen content. (Like this blog).

Chicago Digital Marketing Services

David is a senior SEO professional and a full-service digital agency in Chicago. I provide website SEO audits, keyword research, on-page SEO, Local SEO, content creation & creative writing.

Discover RetiredSEO.cc an award-winning Chicago digital marketing agency, specializing in web design, social media marketing, SEO and website optimization.

Pump Up Your Chicago Rank

Grow Your Online Visibility With My SEO Site Audit & Action Plan

My Chicago SEO audit is the fastest, most effective way to determine why your site isn’t ranking as high as it should. I will analyze your Google Analytics and Search Console accounts and provide data-driven money-making suggestions that once implemented will propel your site to the top with a significant boost to your ranking and placement. (Not to be confused with free site audits that are computer generated and provide useless info like your HTML tag is too short or too long).

Love Your Site With A Chicago SEO Audit

The best thing you can do for your Chicago website is an SEO audit. It is a review as well as a second opinion.

Effective Content

The best SEO in the world is content. As a creative writer, I will sharpen up your site’s content. It should flow naturally & include your key words.


The first thing Google looks at is your HTML Title & description tags. The content in these tags plays a huge role in the way search engines rank your site.

Keywords Audit

Keywords research is the first step a business owner needs to take, and surprisingly, most of my clients get it…wrong. I will fix this for you.

Technical SEO Audit

I will examine your sitemap, robots.txt, indexing status, internal linking structure, site speed & navigation logic.

Search Engines

You absolutely must have Google Analytics, Google Search Console and Bing Webmaster Tools. I will create or check, make sure its all set up perfectly.


Tags & Category archives can multiply your ranking chances by 100. As part of my SEO site audit, I will show you exactly how to do it.

I am a Chicago freelance SEO expert…but don’t take my word for it!

Testimonial One

David is a real SEO professional that knows his stuff. After I implemented his SEO suggestions, my ranking, traffic and conversions were all improved. I highly recommend David if you are looking for a real expert.

Luis Desalvo, CREO TECH
Testimonial Two

We paid for David’s SEO site audit, and it is worth every cent. His recommendations were bang on, very sharp and made a lot of sense. We had a few follow-up questions, which he replied to promptly. Highly recommended.

Shelia McCourtney, ARCHITECT

We have paid SEO agencies thousands of dollars, without ever getting any good rankings. All that changed overnight, once David’s SEO suggestions were implemented. I highly recommend David’s SEO site audit. As a battery factory, this website optimization audit was worth a LOT of money to us, as we have moved from “nowhere” to rank on Google’s pages 1-2 for many “batteries wholesale China” related searches.

Danny Cai, CEO TDRFORCE Group

David is a professional SEO. His knowledge and skills are very precious. Good ranking on Google page 1-2 is almost impossible, but David succeeded to put us on page 1 for many searches related to “rc toys wholesale China”.  As a toy factory exporting container loads of toys…you can imagine how much money David’s SEO service is worth to us.

Jessica Chen CEO China Toy Factory

David was recommended to us as one of the best SEO consultants, so we decided to go for a 6 month ongoing SEO service arrangement.  During this time, David has taken our site from zero to…200,000 visitors per month!


Why Choose Retired SEO David To Optimize Your Chicago Website?

The car has nothing to do with SEO…But the license plate says it all. I am proud of my profession, and show it off.

  • Experience. Optimizing Chicago websites since 1996.

  • Affordable prices. As a freelancer, my prices are reasonable.

  • Speed. I deliver your Chicago SEO audit in 3 days.


SEO agencies in Chicago insist on a long term contract, so they can try again and again for months, costing you a fortune. I can nail it with my first attempt. Take the site audit.

SEO Site Audit

$995One time
  • On-page SEO Audit
  • Killer SEO Tips
  • High Value Delivered In 3 Days!

On Going SEO

  • On-page SEO
  • Extreme Daily Care
  • No Contract / Start Stop Anytime

Tune Up

$495one time
  • Occasional Tune Up
  • Check For New Issues
  • Only If Purchased Site Audit

Live On Skype

$95an hour
  • Who Else Offers This?
  • Live Discussion Anytime
  • Only If Purchased Site Audit
  • Your SEO site audit report will be emailed to you within 3 days after you pay.
  • You can send follow-up questions; they will be promptly replied with clear explanations.

  • Email follow-up questions and answers are included in the fee, you can ask as many questions as you want.

  • Many businesses have their own webmaster; you can forward my SEO audit report to your webmaster for implementation.

  • I can implement my suggestions and action plan for you; there will be an additional cost.

  • If you prefer a live discussion on Skype, this requires an additional payment.

  • Besides my SEO site audit, I offer many other services like web design, ongoing SEO work, special assignments and projects.

Ready To Grow Your Chicago Business?

Choosing the right SEO in Chicago can be nerve wracking…there is a lot at stake.