martinibuster - 5:05 pm on May 10, 2012 (gmt 0)
The question I have is, what exactly does an "SEO" company bring to the table these days?
The question I have is, what does your question mean? Are you talking in general? The question can't be answered in general because it depends on the specifics of the individual. See:
The question I have is, what exactly does (tedster) bring to the table these days?
Obviously tedster brings decades of experience in business and marketing, not just online but offline too.
Or try this:
The question I have is, what exactly does (a spam from a gmail address) bring to the table these days?
Your question can't be answered in a general manner. There are a number of consultants/members here who have a wealth of insight into what works long term, what Penguin is going after, etc. that was gained from years of hands-on experience working with clients and experimentation. There are a number of consultants, some who even present at conferences, who have zero experience working on websites of their own and who learned their craft from reading blogs, whose grasp of the craft is shaky. Then there are those who are in the top tier who are like human encyclopedias of the craft, who can surprise you with interesting solutions or insights to common problems. It all depends on the individual so your question cannot be answered in aggregate to encompass every individual.