Why is your name “Polianna”?

The company has always had a focus on helping small businesses rank at the top of Google search. However, in the beginning, the name of the company was actually named “Annapolis SEO” because that Annapolis, Maryland was where the inception of starting a business in SEO first began.


However, a few business mentors had shared with the owner, John, that one day the company may grow to serve clients much further out than Annapolis, Maryland. At the time, it seemed like an impossibility, but he took their advice to change the name anyways.

Bootstrapping the business at the time, he didn’t want to have to re-do the logo running on limited funds. So he opened up Microsoft paint, stared at the screen for a few minutes, and in a stroke of inspiration, saw an anagram that could be created from “Annapolis”.

(Anna)polis → Poli(anna)s → Polianna


Polianna is a misspelling of the word “Pollyanna” which meant an excessively cheerful or optimistic person. With the business just starting and the Founder having an optimistic personality, the name Polianna was selected as the new name for the company.

How Our Long-Term Partners Get Results

Since 2016, we’ve focused on helping our clients dominate Google search. Click through our videos and explore our series of case studies to see how we’ve impacted our clients.

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“Not too many companies go from 1 million to 10 million in 3 years. That’s some SERIOUS growth. 10 to 15 million this year, and you guys are a big part of that.”

Dan McCarthy & Jim Workman

Owners of DM Select Services


Page One Rankings
on Google


Phone Calls Generated
in Past 4 Months

Learn how DM Select Services acquired Page One rankings in Google for both Organic Search and Local Maps across its 13 locations.


"One of the reasons we were able to grow and expand was through the power of SEO. Highly recommending John and his crew at Polianna!"

Dr. Robert Woelkers

Co-Owner of Haymarket Physical Therapy


Organic Keywords
Ranked on Google


Gained Massive Organic
Search Visibility

Learn how Haymarket PT ranked #1 in Google Organic and Google Maps in all three locations!

What Our Happy Customers Have Said

"I would say, we've gone from non-existent to where we are today. Seeing big numbers makes us more of a relevant business in our community."

Dr. Sean Eschenbach

Owner of Eschenbach Dental

"The communication between us was excellent! I'm thankful we were able to find Polianna and work with them to redesign our website."

Terrence Dowd Sr.

President of Dowd Heat & Air

"The website layout looks great! As always, you guys have done a great job. We appreciate all the time and hard work that you have put in for us."

Bryan Cooper

President of Charlotte's Web Enrichment Center

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