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How to select an SEO company
How to select, and what to expect of, an SEO company

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Msg#: 3937774 posted 5:19 pm on Jun 21, 2009 (gmt 0)

Our web site is indexed by Google but completely invisible in the rankings. We have checked everything we could think of, used webmaster tools, Xenu, etc. We have corrected some issues and asked for reconsideration 4 times in two years (in case we had a penalty). We have yet to see an improvement. The bottom line is that we have exhausted our own resources and need professional help.

The problem is that we are not sure how to go about selecting a reliable, serious SEO company. We don't want outlandish "page one guarantees" promises : we just want good expertise.

If anyone cares to comment on that we'd love to get some reactions !


creative craig

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Msg#: 3937774 posted 7:17 am on Jun 23, 2009 (gmt 0)

Short list three of four agencies, get them all in for meetings (one at a time), I would also meet with them at least twice once of those being at their offices.

Also be sure to get references and call existing clients on how the agency works and what sort of impact the agency made on their website.

Good luck with your search :)


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Msg#: 3937774 posted 5:09 am on Jul 5, 2009 (gmt 0)

Best way to choose an SEO company is to see their client list that they have worked on and find out the keywords also the company has optimized their clients website.

Try this with a company and you will find the best one for your work.


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Msg#: 3937774 posted 8:58 am on Jul 5, 2009 (gmt 0)

Thank you for the advices ! Is there a informal list somewhere of "top seo companies" ? Something to start my search with ?


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Msg#: 3937774 posted 10:32 am on Jul 14, 2009 (gmt 0)

Search for SEO companies that have client in the same industry as you are. Avoid SEOs that: claim they can get you first in every keyword, use methods that are against the Google's guidelines, have recently been banned etc.

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