Affordable SEO companies are a dime a dozen these days, and, let’s be honest, there isn’t enough space on the Google search results for everybody. So how do you know which company is just boasting the things they can do for versus the ones that can actually deliver on their endless promises?
Here are the five most important questions that you need to ask any SEO company before you toss any money at them to do anything to your website:
1. Who Have You Worked With In The Past?
It’s pretty important to get a list of the clients, both past and current, of the company you are considering. That way, you can get the reviews you need to find out just how effective this company actually is, which will determine whether or not you’ll be using them.
2. What Are You Actually Going To Do For Me…And How?
It’s rare that a digital marketing company will actually tell you how they get their results, and the methods they use to achieve them. You’ll know very quickly how legit a company is if they are forthcoming with their methods for following through with what they promise. If they’re hesitant to tell you, they’re probably a shady operation.
3. Do You Follow The Rules?
You should always ask if the company you are interviewing adheres to the guidelines laid out by the various search engines, and asking the question is a great way to find out how truthful the company actually is. If they tell you exactly what they do to follow the rules, they probably do just that.
4. Can You Guarantee Me A #1 Spot on Google?
This is by far the most important question you can ever ask an SEO agency. Any SEO company that answers ‘yes’ to this question is full of bull and that’s the bottom line. There are no guarantees in this business because the ones making the rules are Google, Yahoo, and Bing, not these guys. If they say ‘yes,’ you’d best not work with them.
5. How Can You Improve My Presence In The Local Results?
A lot of mom-and-pop shops are the ones that need local SEO more than anybody. They need to attract people in the nearby area to their business, so make sure this person has some good things to say about improving local SEO if that’s what you need. If not, don’t let them fool you with false promises.
Honestly, the best people to ask these five questions to is I Think An Idea. Get one of our people on the phone and we will give all the right answers to these questions and so many more. We use only the most up-to-date procedures and follow the best practices to ensure that your success is our success.
So call us and give is THIS EXACT INTERVIEW! Wait and see what happens when we ace it!