I was hired a week and a half ago by a web company to do their SEO. They hired me on as part time and on a trial basis at first to make sure I fit the job. I've been giving them suggestions for on-site optimization and they don't always take my advice. Now they want me to bring them a detailed SEO PLAN and strategy, and then that day they will decide to hire me full time or not.
I'm getting the feeling that they are learning all they can from me and then having a programming guy learn SEO on the side so they don't have to hire me, but still use my SEO plan that I would come up with for them. Do I have any rights to my plan? Should I even tell them the plan before they hire me full time or should I demand to be hired first?
Are there any copyrights on SEO strategy? I know that sounds stupid, but I don't want to be taken advantage of and I'm feeling like they COULD do that. Any comments/suggestions are welcome!