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Here Are Some Tips When Hiring An SEO Agency

by Mike K. Selling Established Niche Website

You've got an issue. You have been tasked with hiring an Edmonton SEO firm to give various internet marketing and advertising solutions to your company. You start contacting the companies beginning with the one in the top, as it appears reasonable that the guy on top should know what he is doing. But as you contact the firms they all tell you the same items, or as one reader put it in a comment on among my previous posts, "SEO is definitely the greatest con ever. Can anyone here tell me how each prospective Internet Marketer on the planet can guarantee every customer to get them on the first page of Google natural search?" The easy response is that a few can deliver while others can't. But if that's true, how can you figure out which SEO firm to employ? 

assumptions First, let us clear up some misconceptions about SEO firms. If you find yourself thinking any of the following, question your assumptions. 

 "This SEO company has a nice site, I bet they would be good to work with." A nice-looking site doesn't a good SEO firm make. If you are looking to hire an SEO company that could also take good care of designing your new site, then yes, you should probably think about how good their very own website looks. But if you're just looking for topnotch SEO, a number of the best firms have websites that are decidedly second-rate. 

 "This firm has tens of thousands of employees and is earning millions, they need to know what they're doing." Yes, that company is good at something, but it might not have anything to do with SEO. They might be large since they understand how to make the right kinds of ventures, a skill that may not translate into SEO success for their clients. The best "SEO firm" for you may not be a lot of firms. Larger is not necessarily better. The right SEO company for you might be a guy working from his cellar. Or it may really be the global search engine optimization firm with 500 employees. Don't write either one off mechanically. 

 Would you hire an accountant because he seems good, speaks well, or has worked for a lot of organizations? How much do these traits have to do with the job of being an accountant? Likewise, you have to appear beyond the superficial to hire the right search engine optimization firm. Here's the way to get it done. 

 Pick exactly what you want. Do you require link elimination, reputation management, a one-time SEO audit, ongoing SEO, link building, PPC management, retargeting, content promotion, or among the other 20 services SEO companies frequently provide? If you are not certain what you want, begin by figuring out the job to be done. Do you want to grow sales by 20% during the subsequent 12 weeks, or leads by 50 percent during the next six weeks? Is your target increased positions, or can you only need the boss to know that somebody is currently working on SEO and then you can check this bothersome item off your to-do record? Have a goal in mind where you will measure the achievement of your involvement with your search engine optimization company, and also make that aim the center of your communication with them. If you can't measure how successful your search engine optimization efforts are, you're less likely to succeed together. 

 Once you understand exactly what you would like, sit down with an SEO firm, in person or by telephone or email, which seems reasonably qualified and request them to help you determine what you need to do. Most SEO firms will happily offer you a free consultation because they understand by doing this they have a chance to impress you and win your business. This period will also help you to understand if you enjoy the company and the people that you'll be working with. From the end of the consultation, which might take a couple of days if the search engine optimization firm needs to go and do research on your site and business, you should receive a proposal together with the services you want and pricing for them. But do not advertise this. When you inform a search engine optimization company "I'm shopping about," or "I am talking to other firms," this does not always make them compete harder for your organization, it may make them compete for less. This is especially true of some of the very best SEO firms, where customers are fighting to operate with them instead of the SEO firm struggling to work with this particular customer.  

Once you understand exactly what you would like, sit down with an SEO firm, in person or by telephone or email, which seems reasonably qualified and request them to help you determine what you need to do. Most SEO firms will happily offer you a free consultation because they understand by doing this they have a chance to impress you and win your business. This period will also help you to understand if you enjoy the company and the people that you'll be working with. From the end of the consultation, which might take a couple of days if the search engine optimization firm needs to go and do research on your site and business, you should receive a proposal together with the services you want and pricing for them. But do not advertise this. When you inform a search engine optimization company "I'm shopping about," or "I am talking to other firms," this does not always make them compete harder for your organization, it may make them compete for less. This is especially true of some of the very best SEO firms, where customers are fighting to operate with them instead of the SEO firm struggling to work with this particular customer.  

Get case studies and testimonials. The #1 question you want to be answered from an SEO company is "Are you really going to help me get my job done?" When you go climbing in the Himalayas you need an experienced Sherpa. Without having the ability to see the long run, the best way a search engine optimization company can answer this question is to show you that they have gotten the job done for other customers the same as you. If you operate a self-storage business, and you speak with an SEO company that has done work with 10 other self-storage providers, and they have all had good results, then that's a pretty good predictor they will be successful working with your company. If your organization is unique and you will need a generalist SEO company rather than one which focuses exclusively on your industry, get case studies and testimonials from SEO firms that have at least one work for customers with similar business models and similar "tasks to be performed" as yours. 

 The #1 question you want to be answered from an SEO company is "Are you really going to help me get my job done?" When you go climbing in the Himalayas you need an experienced Sherpa. Without having the ability to see the long run, the best way a search engine optimization company can answer this question is to show you that they have gotten the job done for other customers the same as you. If you operate a self-storage business, and you speak with an SEO company that has done work with 10 other self-storage providers, and they have all had good results, then that's a pretty good predictor they will be successful working with your company. If your organization is unique and you will need a generalist SEO company rather than one which focuses exclusively on your industry, get case studies and testimonials from SEO firms that have at least one work for customers with similar business models and similar "tasks to be performed" as yours. 

 Make the firm tell you stories. A good search engine optimization company implements tactically. An excellent search engine optimization company does that but is exceptionally creative too, and creative men and women tell great stories. Stories also permit you to receive a truer vision of exactly what the search engine optimization company is all about. Case studies and testimonials are like looking up somebody's LinkedIn profile. You should do that before hiring a worker, but you wouldn't hire somebody based exclusively on their LinkedIn profile. Request the search engine optimization firm how they were founded, what their best customer experience was, what their worst client experience was and the way they handled it, and how they've improved through the years. Even in the event that you have made up your mind after following the first three hints, as you listen to tales you may completely change your opinion. 

 Setting clear goals, getting multiple bids, analyzing predictors of their long run, and listening to tales--that's how you ensure you will employ the right SEO firm. Are there exceptions? Sure. In my own firm we are terrible at producing formal case studies. We're busy doing the job that produces results for our clients, and although we know we ought to have the case studies, somehow they do not make it into the highest priority. And I know of some companies which I wouldn't hire myself nor recommend to anybody else, and yet they have great looking case studies. In both instances listening to stories is a way to better see the reality behind the provider.

 Have you hired an SEO company? How can you make certain you found the perfect one? 

About Mike K. Freshman   Selling Established Niche Website

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