Hiring an SEO company looks simple, but it’s a critical task that can make or break your business. Finding the right SEO services provider for your business can help establish your business as a brand and generate revenue. Hiring the wrong SEO Agency can destroy everything.
While all SEO agencies likely claim they are the best and they will rank you higher on Google, that isn’t always the case?
As the founder of a digital marketing company that provides SEO services, I’ve learned first-hand that to ensure you see results from the SEO provider you hire, you must choose the right SEO Company. But before that, you must be familiar with mistakes to avoid during your search:
Mistakes to Avoid When Hiring an SEO Company
A few mistakes to keep in mind when searching for an SEO company include:
- Assuming a top Google ranking means a company is the best: This is one of the major mistakes that I’ve observed business owners make. They search on Google for “SEO + (their geographic location)” and hire an SEO company because the company ranks on top for SEO services in their region. Business owners often think that the company ranks on top because it knows SEO very well. But this is not always true. A company could rank high on Google for a number of reasons, such as spamming. I’ve seen a number of SEO companies improve their ranking by using black-hat spamming techniques.
- Committing to fixed packages:SEO requires a custom approach to every website because every business or website has different issues and requirements. That’s why fixed-cost SEO packages aren’t always the right fit for all businesses. If you are talking to such an SEO company, you might need to look elsewhere, because you might not get exactly what you need. Ensure the company you’re considering hiring understands your business, creates a strategy and charges accordingly.
- Believing misleading ‘credentials’:Step back if an SEO agency says it is a Google SEO partner or has “connections” in Google. In my experience, there are no Google SEO partners, specifically, (but there are Google Ads partners). It’s important to avoid this trap.
• Getting locked into long contracts: You should also consider taking a step back if an SEO company wants to lock you into a contract for 12 months or longer. Otherwise, you won’t be able to leave that company if you aren’t getting any return for your money. From my perspective, if a company is genuine, then you’ll definitely see the results from their services and will work with them longer, so why would they need to lock you in with a long contract?
You can successfully find an SEO company for your business by following these tips. By having clear goals, getting free consultations and vetting company and owner profiles, you can ensure that you are hiring the right SEO company for your Business that could rank your website traffic — and outrank your competitors.
Click here for Schedule a Consultation