Posted by: Ben Austin

Posted on: July 16, 2012 12:49 pm

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Signs of A Shady SEO Company

The problem with online transactions today is the fact that sometimes you really cannot verify the identity of one person or a supposed company. However, people who would like to get ahead of their competition must be creative on how they would promote their business capturing a wider scope of audience. One way to capture such wider scope of audience and of course potential client is to bring your business online. Statistics have shown that due to the emergence of social media and other internet tools many people have gone online not only to consume information but also to conduct transactions such as banking and shopping. Even large corporations have brought their products online, a testament that the internet is really the biggest market available today since your target is not only the local scene but also the international market.

Bring Your Business Online

In order to bring your business online you will need a website. If you cannot finance an in-house website development team then you can hire a team of experts who provide such services. However, it doesn’t end there you will also have to promote your business online and this is the tricky part. Tricky because online promotion diverts from the traditional way of advertising, it does not need printed materials but rather it requires technical knowledge such as SEO or Search Engine Optimisation, Pay Per Click management among others. Again if your company cannot finance the creation of an in-house SEO team then you can hire an SEO Company or an SEO Consultant to do the online promotion for your company.

Dangers of Online Transactions

Unfortunately, there are some disadvantages with transacting with different SEO Companies and SEO consultants just like any other online transactions. Some of the dangers of conducting transactions online include the possibility of hiring unscrupulous people who might be just after your money instead of working towards your goal. One must be very careful when transacting online especially when hiring the services of an SEO Company or an SEO Consultant. Several unscrupulous SEO Consultants have been promising a lot about how they will be able to increase your websites’ ranking and even promising on putting your website in the first page of Google search engine results page.

What You Need to Know about SEO

Search Engine Optimisation is a very tedious process and all factors that may determine the success of a campaign is beyond the control of any SEO company or SEO consultant since it resides within the algorithm of the search engines. Therefore, if an SEO company tells you that they will guarantee that your website will be placed in rank one page one of Google search engine then it would be prudent to ask them on what keywords will your website will be categorised and how long will it take for your site to rank in that keyword. Remember branding keywords especially if such is unique could easily place a site on that specific brand keyword. Therefore, if the promise is that your site will be on page one of the search engine results page using a difficult keyword or a high competition of keyword in about a month or so then this might be an unscrupulous SEO company or SEO Consultant who will just take your money.

Find the Right SEO Company

The right SEO Company will be willing to provide you with a weekly report and would never guarantee first page ranking of your website on a specific time frame. Remember that the ranking factors are beyond the control of any SEO Company or SEO Consultant, therefore guaranteeing a first page ranking is not really something that should be trusted especially so if the supposed SEO Company and SEO Consultant promises achieving the results at a short period of time. To make sure that the SEO Company that you are hiring is legitimate you have to check their company background and search around the internet to find for positive or negative reviews about their services by the different clients that have tried their services.

Ben Austin

Ben Austin

As the founder of SEO Positive, Ben possesses a deep understanding of online marketing and is renowned for his forward thinking strategies and investigative approach towards optimisation. Ben will be keeping our readers up to date with company news and offering tips and tricks from an executive’s perspective.
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