You may be wondering how you’re to choose a good SEO company when you don’t know the first thing about SEO yourself. However, it makes sense that some SEO companies are good, while others aren’t. How will you tell the difference? Golden Leads is here to help.
- Do they actually find out about your business before coming up with a campaign?
No other business is identical to yours. It’s a bit like genetics – no two people are alike – even if they’re the same age and do similar things. We get to know your business from the inside out so that we can produce a campaign that’s really going to work for you.
- How do their prices compare with those of other agencies?
Very low prices should be enough to make you wonder if you’re really dealing with professionals. There seem to be offers of ‘Cheap SEO’ behind every bush and around every corner. You probably get unsolicited emails offering low-cost SEO pretty regularly. These unprofessional ‘experts’ are anything but expert in their approach to SEO. They promise you the earth (and sometimes the heavens too) and just don’t deliver results.
It’s rather like hiring a builder. You can get a cheap handyman if you like, but you won’t get the kind of quality that you can expect from a good builder. A good builder charges you more, but that’s because he does a better job. ‘Cheap SEO’ is a waste of money. You’ll just have to get someone else in to fix the mess afterwards. Choose SEO services that you can trust to deliver quality work.
- Do they want you to commit to a lengthy contract?
You should be very suspicious of SEO providers who want to lock you into a contract that’s several months long. Surely you should have the right to withdraw your business if you’re not satisfied with the results they’re getting you? If they’re so good at what they do, why do they feel the need to insist on a lengthy commitment? If they do a great job, you’ll stay with them anyway.
- Is it tailor-made or generic?
Finding the ideal SEO strategy for your website is a bit like shopping for clothing. Off the peg items may look superficially ok, but once you’ve owned tailor-made items, you’ll soon see the difference. We strive for that perfect fit between your website, your SEO strategy and your clients. Nothing could be smarter than getting SEO services that are tailor-made to your business.
- Can they show you case studies?
Ask about case studies and references. If the firm has done good work for other businesses, there’s a good chance that they’ll be able to help you too. If they can’t refer you to satisfied clients who’ve used their SEO services, they’re probably time (and money) wasters.
- Ask them when you can expect to see the results
How the SEO agency you’re checking out responds to this question is very significant. SEO is a longer-term strategy. It only really starts to show results in 3-4 months and for really good results, it can take 6 months or more. If anyone tells you it’s going to work before that, they’re being dishonest and unprofessional.
- Ask about reporting
There are far too many SEO companies out there that promise you reports that you never receive. As a client you are entitled to reports every month or even more often if you prefer. They should also be willing to help you with the interpretation of their reports. Our SEO services are comprehensive in every way and so are our reports.