I seem to have created quite a stir, on a particular SEO forum recently. In fact, rumor has it, at one point, my article, “Google’s Trap, DMOZ’s Nap, And Yahoo!’s Crap” was the hottest topic discussed on this particular forum.
We get a lot of calls (and clients) that come to us from other SEO firms that just didn’t pan out for them. Before I go off telling them that their SEO company is bad I try to find out a few things. How long have they been optimizing your site? What changes have they made? Is their name Traffic Power? Etc., etc. A few such questions will usually give me what I need to know to determine if they have cause to jump ship or not. If they have been with the company only for a few months I usually tell them to hang tough and give them a chance to produce results. Unfortunately SEO does take time, especially when a site gets sandboxed, and you wont’ always know that you’re with a bad firm for quite some time.
The third thing you should look for is an seo Firm that encourages you to get information and rates from other SEO agency in HK firms. If a company has a good service then they should be confident enough to not be worried about another company outdoing them.
Search engine optimization takes great amounts of time. Research, linking strategies, directory submissions, and page analysis alone are hugely and painstakingly time consuming. Do you, the small business owner, have the time required to give search engine optimization your full attention? Or do you need to be spending your time elsewhere; such as running your business? An SEO consultant has the time to dedicate fully to your project. That’s what they do.
One of the most frequent questions I get asked by my clients is “What is the best way to promote my site?” If a brand new webmaster asks me that question then I will take as much time as I can possibly muster to answer their request, before they learn about and put on the seo services and ranking blinkers so many webmasters wear with pride.
How large is the SEO firm you want to work with? Sure it’s nice to know you are dealing with a large, well established firm with 40-50 personnel on staff. But, how responsive do you think they are going to be with your account? The larger the firm is, the more likely it is to have policies and procedures and the more likely you are to run into someone who is going to say “sorry…that’s our policy!”. Wouldn’t you rather hear an enthusiastic…”sure we can do that for you!”? Let’s face it…smaller companies give better customer service and “bend” the rules because at smaller companies, the rules are made by the people who are serving you, not by a stuffy board of directors or business owners that don’t understand the first thing about SEO.
Finding the best professional SEO services is easy as long as you followed the aforementioned steps. Just remember that getting traffic to your website is not a one night affair but it takes a lot of effort, time and money to establish it well on the Internet.