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How to get subcontract ot contract for SEO and Promotion



8:34 am on Dec 1, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Hi Friends,
Since last two years I am doing search engine optimization and promotion and now looking for work. How to get it?
10:34 pm on Dec 2, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Are there any local website development companies you could call? Many SEO's contract out to web development companies.
12:35 pm on Dec 12, 2001 (gmt 0)

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You are in a field that is flooded. My suggestion would be to target non-Fortune 500 companies. Their almost no affordable SEO companies for the small businessma.


7:38 pm on Dec 17, 2001 (gmt 0)

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>You are in a field that is flooded. My suggestion would be to target non-Fortune 500 companies. Their almost no affordable SEO companies for the small businessma.

I've noticed that as well, and am trying to address that niche. What sort of efforts are effective in convincing this sector of SEO benefits? What kind of price will they bite at?

10:31 pm on Dec 28, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Well, to start with you should have a site and it should be highly optimized. That alone should get you some traffic and some leads. I mean, yes, there are quite a few of us out here, but how many are really professional?

If it's just you, I'd avoid the larger companies completely. There are very demanding, have staff members who read a book or a few articles and are now "near-experts" who will make your life hell. Also, they may deny you FTP access and may even insist on making site changes them selves. The chances that your recommended SEO appears on the site as you intended is way slim.

So then you have to deal with the client's disatisfaction with the results, when the work was never done as you specified in the first place! You have to cover your butt 4 ways to Sunday, and even then, you may not be able to meet their expectations.

Go for the small business owner who has no SEO. Set their expectations to something you are sure you can meet, OR EXCEED. Do a good job, do a little extra, like finding a site that will take a listing specificly for their industry.

Answer their questions and take care of them and it will pay off in the long run.

Also, most web design firms are clueless about SEO. See if you can get them to refer clients, or RESELL your services. Offer to do their site in exchange for a link to your site.

Good luck,

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(edited by: Travoli at 11:25 pm (gmt) on Dec. 28, 2001)


2:41 pm on Dec 30, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Good advice. Thanks! :)
2:15 pm on Dec 31, 2001 (gmt 0)

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a great place to get started is getting a list of local businesses to you from your city's chamber of commerce. I found that small, local mortgage offices will bite.

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