The SEO Rip-Off

Written by Joe Balestrino

I have decide to write this article as a result of numerous emails. It seems more and more people are falling victim to bad SEO. The main complaint is that they are paying entirely too much for little or no results. Additionally, many fall prey to bad SEO practices. If you plan to hire an SEO pro inrepparttar future, I suggest you use this article as a set of guidelines.

Before going with any SEO firm or individual, dorepparttar 140584 following:

A) Find out how established and experienced an SEO firm is before you negotiate. Do they have a sizeable client list under their belt? Are they published?

B) Scrutinize their portfolio. What kind of results have they achieved? Contact a few of their clients. Were they satisfied withrepparttar 140585 work performed?

C) Consider and confirm their methods? How will they optimize your site to reach your keywords? Do they use organic methods? Some individuals or companies use doorway pages, hide text inrepparttar 140586 background, utilize re-directs and other blacklisted methods. Stay away from these.

D) Get a least three proposals from different SEO firms. Look at each one carefully. Are there similarities? Proposals will help you see which companies are honest and which are trying to sell you something you don't need. What isrepparttar 140587 cost? The cheapest isn't alwaysrepparttar 140588 best, however,repparttar 140589 highest price may not be attached to a comprehensive and viable course of action. Try to find find an individual or organization that will give you what you want within your SEO budget.

Where is your website? Why is it invisible? We can help you be seen.

Written by malcolm james pugh

The Questions

Its amazing how many businesses have spent good money on website design and still are getting little or no return on this investment. Try answering these simple questions.

How much have you spent on you website? Maybe 5,000 ($10,000) or have you gone forrepparttar all singing all dancing 15,000 ($30,000) site with animated pictures, frames and rolling pages. Butrepparttar 140415 question remains - what business benefit are you deriving from your site?

How much more business are you getting because you have your website? Can you quantify and trackrepparttar 140416 incremental business you have received forrepparttar 140417 investment you have made.

When you search on what you consider a key word or phrase associated withrepparttar 140418 products/services that you provide, where does your site appear inrepparttar 140419 page rankings? Try Google, MSN and Yahoo, and try and find your site. If you are not onrepparttar 140420 first page, ask yourselfrepparttar 140421 question - how many people searching for my key word/phrase will bother going torepparttar 140422 second page of results?

.Now look atrepparttar 140423 companies that are getting a high position inrepparttar 140424 results - do you know why this is? These organisations are your key competitors and are taking business off you every day ofrepparttar 140425 week, in fact its 24/7 becauserepparttar 140426 net is always available acrossrepparttar 140427 globe. The Answers

The answer to this problem is quite simple. You have paid for someone to design a pretty website, not get you ontorepparttar 140428 first page ofrepparttar 140429 results page. But its even worse than that, some ofrepparttar 140430 techniques they have used to make your site look nice may actually reduce your ability to be seen. Yes, that's right you have paid good money to become anonymous to your customers!

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