What kind of company should you look for if you have decided that your DIY SEO has not yielded the desired result, or you should list the services of a professional SEO provider? I will try to help you with this article, but there is a door at the end of the road that you can only open. The best SEO provider for one business may not be the right provider for another. This question don’t have any definitive answer.
The first consideration is your budget. The budget should not be the only decisive factor, but it is an economic challenge, and we all need to look at spending. If there is a more extensive offer that suits your needs but is beyond the project’s budget, you can either try to negotiate or look elsewhere. While a monthly for 7500 may seem to stand up to your budget, it can vary depending on the number of services offered. Remember what we discussed in SEO FAQ 6 about SEO costs. If the project is done right, you will get paid more from SEO. There are several pricing structures for your SEO project, and you get what you pay for. Ask for a report, analysis, or review before negotiating prices.
Ensure you know what the company will do for you and what you need to give to the company. They will need different information about different stages of the project. A company that claims to ‘take care of everything’ should raise a red flag. There are many ‘wiggle rooms’ in this statement, and you should know what you are and not paying the front price. If the company offers a la carte service program, be very careful in your choice as it may add more than you think. Be careful if there is a guarantee, especially if it relates to # 1 on the SERPs (search engine results page). No one should guarantee # 1 before they know your keywords and marketing goals.
What about the reputation of a potential SEO company? Ford Motor Company has been around for over 100 years, but people will never own a Ford car or will never own another. A reputation is subjective, especially an online reputation. The flashy reviews that some companies offer may or may not be from real consumers. Try your best and find the people responsible for posting these reviews. Also, a quote from BBB will make your mind easier, although it is not a shield against matters. Treat the SEO company as you would any other business.
You should also request a contact list of current and former clients of the company. Although a company may not provide an existing client for proprietary or MNDA reasons, there must be very little resistance to providing a link to a successful program. Also, be bold enough to ask about a failed project to reveal more about the company’s success. While it may be scary to be the first client of a new business, you may be pleasantly surprised at what a successful business-hungry entrepreneur can offer you.
Your SEO provider should at least treat you, if not better, the way you treat your customers. Complaints should be dealt with quickly and politely. Information should be at your fingertips or readily available for in-depth answers to your questions.
In the end, let your mountains be your guide. You haven’t been in this business long enough to be easily deceived. If you have a bad feeling or bad experience with a person or company, request a new contact or plugin for a project. Also, make sure that you have a clear definition of the contract, how and when the contract can be terminated. The end of all SEO projects. Make sure the termination of the contract is clear.