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Funny SEO story
My proposal outranks the site
egurr




msg:3214713
 2:53 pm on Jan 10, 2007 (gmt 0)

I did an SEO proposal for a company about six months ago. They decided to go with another company. This morning I got a call from the owner of the company. When the keyword was searched my proposal was ranking ahead of thier site (Way ahead). They thought I was redirecting or had "messed up their site". When I explained that the proposal was just better optimized than their actual site they were a little concerned to say the least. I pulled the proposal off of my site and they think that will help.
Not sure if I should like for cry about this one.

 

briggidere




msg:3214772
 3:38 pm on Jan 10, 2007 (gmt 0)

i definately wouldn't have pulled the proposal. I think i would add to it.

If you havn't mentioned their company name in it you could say that one of the sites below your listing asked for this proposal and chose not to take you on. now you rank way above their site and just for a one page proposal, so if you had a site to work with, where could that take it, sort of thing.

Did you try to get the business back when you spoke to them?

Can you leave it on there and sell them some leads or sales?

tbear




msg:3215173
 7:54 pm on Jan 10, 2007 (gmt 0)

Think I'd ask the company how much they'll pay for referrals.... LOL

weeks




msg:3215351
 10:32 pm on Jan 10, 2007 (gmt 0)

When I was a journalism student (many years ago) I did a three-part feature story for a reporting class. The professor gave me a B, but I had submitted it to the state's major metro newspaper who published it on the front page for three days in a row. Not bad for B work.

And, we have all done this. One of the best hires I ever made what my second choice when my first choice changed her mind about taking the job.

Leosghost




msg:3215364
 10:50 pm on Jan 10, 2007 (gmt 0)

I would have left the page as it was ..

I would have said "eat your heart out or write me a retainer check for X amount"

Then I 'm not known for my tact ;-)..and the supermarkets wont give me groceries in exchange for my tact :)

I think you need to think about your need for groceries ..

Essex_boy




msg:3216627
 9:39 pm on Jan 11, 2007 (gmt 0)

ROFL.

Have you repitched them?

LifeinAsia




msg:3216659
 10:08 pm on Jan 11, 2007 (gmt 0)

Have you offered your services to the company that they went with instead of you?

TheTraveler




msg:3219207
 8:54 pm on Jan 14, 2007 (gmt 0)

Nah,

Keep the page up and sell your talents to one of their competitors.

It's is a free market system baby.

adamnichols45




msg:3219295
 11:40 pm on Jan 14, 2007 (gmt 0)

Yeah get back on the phone and tell them that you will have there site ranked even higher than your proposal!

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