SEO Ripoff and How to Avoid Getting Ripped Off

You want SEO services but who can you trust to provide quality services?

How do you avoid getting ripped off?

We have seen it all with SEO and the truth is scary. There are big SEO companies all over like a plague and many are fly by night operations with little or no real world SEO experience. There is also an abundance of inexperienced individual scammers out there that have no real world SEO experience or knowledge in SEO but they have fooled many people and businesses that don’t know any better.

We have had businesses come to us, after being ripped off by so called SEO experts, seeking help.

One example is a new client that hired us and contacted us on a 3 way phone call so we could listen to what the BIG SEO company was offering to do. The SEO firm promised to make my client #1 on organic Google searches and stated they have special and secret relationship with Google. OK this sounds amazing but the fact of the matter is THIS IS IMPOSSIBLE and this SEO firm tried to rip another company off.

To make things more interesting I called the SEO firm on my own and spoke to the same salesman I spoke to earlier via a 3 way phone call and picked his brain to see where the conversation would go. This so called Web Master told me each SEO expert they employ is responsible for managing the SEO for over 100 client websites because they are so awesome!

I also asked them about Google AdWords which is something I also have extensive knowledge and experience with. I wanted to know how much do they charge to manage a small & simple Google AdWords accountant and they told me they charge per click instead of a flat rate to just manage the online marketing campaign. Not that I would ever consider outsourcing anything to them or anybody else, I was curious. I know and believe in the old saying if you want something done right do it yourself but that’s not so easy in these types of situations for people with no background or understanding of how SEO and the internet work.

OK that’s just another way they choose to bill for a specific service and there is nothing wrong with that but when I asked how much do they charge for every click and they said $50. I researched the specific key words involved and Google wasn’t charging more than $5, yes five bucks, for the specific keywords we talked about.

Talk about serious price gouging! And what is really sad, is many businesses fall for these types of scams because they don’t know any better or don’t know who to turn to for quality and sound advice.

Not only did this SEO firm promise things that are impossible to guarantee, they demonstrated they are not capable of delivering the one on one attention to detail that is necessary to deliver quality SEO services, and their prices for shoddy work is way over priced. Now I am not saying good SEO comes cheap, because good SEO is very time consuming and requireds a lot of hard work, dedication, knowledge and, most importantly, real world SEO experience.

So how do you find a good SEO consultant anyways?

That’s a tough question to answer because good SEO consultants are usually very busy catering to their clients and know firsthand that good SEO requires paying serious attention to detail, and managing the SEO for 100 websites is a bad idea for just one SEO consultant.

PICK UP THE PHONE and call him or her.

The first thing you should be asking for is to meet the SEO consultant in person – face to face for a consultation. If they are not willing to meet you in person then STOP and keep looking.

What if the SEO consultant is not near you, IE another state?

Now things are different and meeting them in person is not so reasonable, but that’s ok.

You can have a phone consultation and ask important questions.

Not every SEO consultant will meet you in person for free, and there may be good reason for this. They are very talented individuals and their time is very valuable and most don’t want to deal with tire kickers – you know, the potential clients that ask endless questions seeking free advice, then never spend a dime.

After you get that out of the way, ask to see some websites that the SEO consultant is responsible for. Ask to see natural – organic searches that bring up the websites. If the SEO guru can show you this and demonstrate their talent then you are on the right track to SEO success.

Other questions to ask are how much do they charge? And what will they do for X amount of dollars? If the SEO consultant tells you they have special connections with Google or they own thousands of websites that can drive traffic to your website then WALK AWAY NOW!

Other things to verify which you can do yourself are.

Is the SEO consultant a real business?

How long have they been in business?

Do they have any professional references?

Do they have their phone number on their own website? Or do they only communicate via email?

MOST IMPORTANTLY, are they located within the United States?

NEVER EVER under any circumstances hire a SEO consultant that does not reside in the United States for obvious reasons. Lack of communication skills, lack of legal – laws to protect you as a consumer, lack of quality support. Nothing is worse than being transferred to India when you need help fast.

At the lease try to use common sense when in doubt and understand good SEO isn’t cheap.

The old catch phrase I live by is cheap is not good and good is not cheap.

This doesn’t mean just because the SEO consultant isn’t cheap that he or she is good.

Now before you sign any contract or agree to a deal, find and pay a good business lawyer to review the contract to make sure you completely understand what the contract states and ask the business lawyer to clarify anything you may not understand. Spending a few hundred dollars to have a business lawyer review and edit the contract if necessary may save you thousands of dollars and prevent you from signing a bad contract.

In conclusion you now know what to look for, what to ask and how to weed out the SEO scammers that are out there.

GOOD LUCK with your quest for high quality SEO services!

Chris Ondo – Central Florida Computer Engineering
http://CFCEcorp.com
http://CentralFloridaComputerEngineering.com

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Where to Sell Your SEO

The sale of SEO is definitely applicable to everyone who needs it. Why not? You’re an SEO provider and it’s your obligation to present your business to those who need it. However, with the ubiquitous presence of businesses and websites online, knowing who to call first is a problem for many SEO sellers.

My company targets the following prospects:

Local businesses. There’s no doubt that there are still thousands of local businesses that need SEO. Start with the small businesses around you. Look for businesses such as fruit shake kiosks, ice cream stands, and tattoo shops. These have a lot to gain from SEO.

New sites. These sites are often hard to find yet easy to win over. Finding new websites can be difficult. One way of finding such sites is by going to Google’s last search results pages, or by literally looking over each results page. Some SEO companies have a special ‘search and encoding’ team that looks for new websites through Google Maps. Although these new sites are vulnerable because of their hunger for search engine attention and success, some of them don’t include SEO in their promotion methods. In such cases, you need to use your SEO expertise and marketing skills to convince them.

Previous victims of fake SEO companies. Looking for business owners who’ve had experiences with fake SEO companies isn’t that hard. Convincing them to give the method another try is the tough part. These business owners need proof, evidence, and testimonies of your services’ legitimacy.

Popular brands with poor online presence. Many say that popular brands do not need SEO. That is absolutely true. However, popular brands that struggle through regular marketing and advertising methods may benefit from SEO. Actually, majority of most brands today use SEO as a marketing strategy.

Mobile SEO. There is a high demand for mobile websites today. With the increasing popularity of smartphones, targeting businesses that need mobile versions of their sites is a good move.

Related SEO sites. Selling SEO to other SEO companies isn’t illegal. In fact, many SEO companies entrust their own websites to other companies. Some of them say that they need to focus on optimizing their clients’ websites and that it would be time-consuming to optimize their own sites, while others say that they want to separate their own SEO from their main job. I think this is quite reasonable. My company handled SEO campaigns for 10 SEO companies several years ago, and some of them are still my partners!

Celebrity websites. Convincing busy celebrities to have their sites optimized is difficult. Even encouraging their assistants and managers is considered as hard labor. However, targeting celebrities as potential clients is a clever act. Target the rising stars, or those who have clothing lines, music labels, and other businesses. I have a friend who has a pool of SEO Resellers ┬áthat focus on managing SEO for celebrities’ websites.

Joseph writes about SEO, Blogging, and Web Development. He works for Endless Rise as a professional writer. Endless Rise provides SEO services to SEO Resellers. You can become an seo reseller today with no cost or obligation.

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Do You Really Need SEO Services for Your Business?

Opposite to what many webmasters would intentionally suggest; one can survive on the Web without taking support of any SEO services company. But this certainly applies to a restricted set of cases. Bloggers who just want to broadcast their thought without seeking any huge crowd to their site may not need SEO services. Website owners whose website is already known to its targeted audience many not necessarily need SEO services to popularize it further. Again, anyone who just wants to be on the Web without any intention to be popular or driving revenue can survive without SEO tonic.

But these cases are really rare, especially when someone is on the Web to earn money, when someone is on a business which is really competitive and when someone needs to target potential traffic to drive maximum attention. Now the truth is almost all the websites want to be the leader in their niche today. They want to be popular, they want to be fund and get noticed. And this is exactly where and why they need SEO services from a good SEO company.

Here’s a detailed look on why the services of any SEO Company is really important

    • Major number of traffic is derived from search engines today. People will type keywords in the search box to find what they need. If they don’t find you in first few searches, they might never know who you are.
    • There are uncountable websites available today. The market is competitive and every one is here with something unique. Out of all these, search engines love to recommend searchers the best quality sites which could help them in taking decision. Now, SEOs help search engines do their job more easily by suggesting the sites they are dealing with. Hence, search engines believe them.
    • SEOs help you get insightful thoughts. When you see the details of the activities initiated by the incoming traffic to your site, you understand what your audience actually needs from you. Their keywords, their preference, their likeness help you improve your site the thoughtful way. You would see the next big article on your blog is actually based on a keyword searched by your audience.
    • Unlike other mediums of advertising which can cost you money and time, a good SEO services company needs less time and less money to show you quality results. Your time is saved and you get better benefits of an improved service.
  • An SEO Company can track down the intricacies of your competition more accurately. While you may guess what’s pulling up the success of your competitor, the SEOs can pinpoint their real success story. They can find out the right keywords, targeted audience, and nature of practices which your competitors are using to be on the top. Based on the findings, they can get a fair picture of the market, competition and your future game plan.

That’s okay, but aren’t there any challenges?

There are. In fact, there are many. With the considerable popularity of SEOs, the industry is becoming hugely successful. But then certain crucial factors play a pivotal role in determining its success all the time. Getting the help of any SEO firm is futile if the services they provide do not fetch you results. This is the main point where the game changes. There must be many cases where business owners fail to realize the full powers of SEO. They take their site through to the SEO services company hoping some good news is on the stock soon. But when their IT spends return with zero benefits, they start believing SEO is of no help. This arises out of many reasons, some of which many include

    • The SEO Company is not experienced enough to understand your business
    • The SEO Services Company failed to track down the right set of keywords which matters you most
    • The company is using unethical practices to rank the website
    • The traffic is coming but it’s not making the way for generating revenue.
  • The client has not asked for the full advantage of SEO Services. This includes getting half of the services when only a full-fledged SEO package could be beneficial for him.

There are also a lot of other factors that collectively result in the failure of service. If a client is aware of the loopholes and smart enough to understand in advance what he really needs to pay, he would surely realize a higher ROI. To conclude, if you want to be found on the Web, you need SEO service. And if these services come from a quality SEO services company, you are sure to scale new heights of success. That’s it.

3G Logic SEO India is a leading Internet Marketing and SEO Company India using organic SEO Techniques to serve clients from all over the world effectively.

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Defying SEO’s Extinction

Some SEO practitioners today think of SEO as an unmoving industry that shows no change in terms of internal and technical processes. They also say that some SEO techniques that exist three years ago are still in use, regardless if these still help on optimization or not. In some cases, obsolete techniques that still exist are now coined as Black Hat techniques, which professional White Hats despise.

Expert writers, bloggers, and analysts on the Web have expressed their early predictions about the newest SEO methods that will continue to dominate the incoming year. These methods have been on top since 2010. However, people consider these predictions as nothing but the same predictions and techniques we use ever since this industry was born, concluding that SEO has no future in terms of method improvement.

On the other hand, a great flock of experts thinks that ‘improvement’ is SEO’s strongest power to survive in the market. Some industries like PPC and MLM have stopped growing in terms of improving their internal processes to expand their niche, to the point that their method has earned negative popularity from people. Pyramid schemes, later coined as pyramid scams, had sprouted everywhere in the market and later lead to a massive network marketing business downfall. SEO, on the other hand, has taken a different route, and has improved because of its practitioners’ incessant search for innovations.

Fueling the growth of SEO is the nonstop improvement of technology-driven businesses like mobile phones, social media sites, and other Web-related industries, for they play a big role on SEO’s earlier methods. Having mentioned this, it clearly shows how SEO acts as an Internet and Web-centered business, that whatever positively happens on the Internet will benefit the industry. Moreover, as industries become reliant and dependent on the Web, competition swells up as companies vie for rankings, mainly, on search engines. This solidifies the idea that as long as industries depend on the Web, and as long as they put their faith on search engines as an alternative to costly traditional advertising, the SEO industry will never fail to improve.

Inside the SEO industry, independent and large-scale SEO companies vie for domination as well, together with their respective SEO resellers and end clients. The healthy SEO market continues to grow and give birth to multitudes of new sub-industries like SEO Reselling, SEO web designers, SEO writers. It even paves way to the inception of the ever-improving White Label SEO, SEO Reseller Packages, and Private Label SEO.

In this light, all experts who predicted SEO’s death are now hibernating in a faraway land, and some hide under a pseudo-domain name to avoid the self-inflicted infamy. Moreover, those who despise the industry over weaker MLM and direct-selling business have shown respect for SEO, and have even shown undeniable success in this industry.

And as a humble harbinger who never believed those predictions, I greatly proclaim SEO’s domination up until, and as long as, the World Wide Web exists.

Joseph writes about SEO, Blogging, and Web Development. He works for Endless Rise as a professional writer. Endless Rise provides SEO services to SEO Resellers. You can become an sEO reseller today with no cost or obligation.

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Outsourcing Your SEO Vs Self-Optimization

Many established companies have feared outsourcing their SEO because they think that having an optimization process would harm their privacy. Additionally, they believe that an outsider company might be a threat to their companies’ secrets. That is why some companies have chosen to conduct self-SEO to avoid their secrets being leaked or being exposed to the public, especially to their competitors.

Self-SEO is undeniably cheaper than outsourcing an SEO project to those that specialize in this field. With this step, you don’t have to deal with hiring costly experts because you have IT professionals inside your company (with little SEO skill to handle your optimization) to do the job. However, this cheap process lacks the special procedure a regular optimization has (keyword research, proper link building, article content writing), making it inefficient and inept.

Reselling fad, self-SEO, and why US companies fear outsourcing their SEO

No doubt about it, in-house optimizers are as good as SEO experts. However, these in-house optimizers do not have the full capability to duplicate the skill of experts from SEO companies. Although they handle their websites’ physical rankings well (DA, PR), they fall short on achieving an exemplary online reputation (we all know that physical rankings like domain authority, Page Rank, and search engine positions are all useless without an established good online reputation). Moreover, online reputation is only achievable through focused and undivided SEO. That is why some companies who choose this thrifty move hire people from SEO industries, or those who have expertise in this field.

The SEO Reselling business is not a secret anymore to majority of businesses here in the United States. They are already aware that some SEO agents roaming around the streets and knocking on store doors, messaging on email and convincing owners through telephone, are only SEO Resellers getting their services from higher business entities called providers. The only thing that remains a secret to them is who these Resellers’ providers are. In addition, this Reseller fad has created an additional alarm to business owners; outsourcing an SEO (which means their business online strategies) to unknown optimizers creates skepticism and fear, that doing a self-SEO is safer for them in terms of keeping their company secrets hidden and intact inside their own premises.

There is no way of knowing who these companies’ providers are because they are bound by an agreement called White Label SEO that prohibits them from revealing the backend’s name. However, it is your prerogative as a client to know about their skill and capability in launching and handling an efficient SEO campaign. Companies can ask for an established and valid portfolio (live optimized websites and not just a written URL from some unknown galaxy), and a systematic live optimization process explaining the importance and details of each process and terminologies to know their competence over other providers and even self-SEO.

Professionally speaking, outsourcing your SEO to seasoned, trustworthy, and capable SEO companies are better than doing the cheap self-SEO process. Achieving full-blown and complete SEO success can only be possible with focused optimization, a process self-SEO method cannot provide.

Joseph writes about SEO, Blogging, and Web Development. He works for Endless Rise who provides Private Label SEO Reseller Services to many companies with their large in house staff. Closely managed and audited SEO best practices gives resellers an advantage. Offering consultive support and research makes Endless Rise a leader in their industry. No cost or obligation to find out how you can sell SEO services without doing all the work yourself.

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Massage in Bucharest

Recognize it! You’re busy! And so must be! That’s what life is like! But you want more than that, you want to do more for yourself and massage can help. Because massage makes more than a simple relaxation of the mind and body. It keeps your body in shape and gives you enough energy to make you enjoy a longer life better than you do it today.

Massage releases stress. At the moment, stress is a universal evil. Every time you are late, every time you avoid a car in traffic, every time you have trouble working, stress is doing his job. Each time adrenaline increases heart rate and cortisone levels and organs respond to the measure. You will be in a state of nerves and constant agitation.
When there is no release of stress, serious problems such as an upset stomach, hypertension, sleep disturbances, chest pain, or existing illness may worsen.

Some of the changes that may occur are: Anxiety, lack of concentration, depression, permanent fatigue, muscle or bone pain, sexual dysfunction, excessive sleep or insomnia

All these stress-related problems can be diminished and some can be totally eliminated by massage. The researchers concluded that a massage session can lower heart rate and blood pressure, relax your muscles and increase endorphin production. The massage also releases serotonin and dopamine and the result is a general relaxation, both physical and mental.
Our body care must be at the top of the priorities.
By adding the massage to your routine you will look much better and you will be much healthier and relaxed. Massage can improve your vitality and mood. Massage can prepare for a long and beautiful life.

Our masseuses personalize each massage session according to the needs of the individual.
Our massage parlors offer a variety of relaxation styles and techniques to help you. Apart from relaxing, massage can be a powerful ally in reducing pain, increasing energy levels, improving mental and physical performance

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After a massage session, you will see how the mental prospects are enriched, the body allows easier handling, better pressure resistance, relaxation and mental alertness, calm and creative thinking.
When you have the impression or force yourself to stay straight, your body is not actually aligned properly. Not only does the posture look bad, but it forces some of the muscles to go muddy all day, while others become weaker. After a long time, the incorrect position may cause other drops. For example, internal organs press on what affects digestion, breathing ability is also diminished, which means that much less blood and oxygen reaches the brain and hence all sorts of other complications.

Massage allows you to return your body to the track. Allowing the body to make healthy and accurate movements is one of the greatest benefits of massage. Massage can relax and restore muscles injured by bad posture, allowing the body to position itself in a natural, painless position.
Apart from posture, there is also anxiety. One of the signs of anxiety and stress can also be heavy breathing. When the body begins to breathe too little and deeply instead of breathing at a natural rithm, it is impossible for one to relax. One reason may also be that the chest muscles and the abdomen get tightened and the air gets harder.

Massage plays an important role in learning the body how to relax and how to improve breathing. Respiratory problems such as allergies, sinuses, asthma or bronchitis are a group of conditions that can benefit from massage. In fact, massage can have a positive impact on respiratory function.

Many of the muscles in the front and back of the upper part of the body are breathing accessory. When these muscles are tight and shorten they can block normal breathing and interrupt effective breathing natural rithm. Massage techniques for stretching and relaxing these muscles improves breathing function and breathability. Massage leads to an opening of the chest as well as structural alignment and nerve dilatation that are required for optimal pulmonary function. A good way to treat respiratory problems with massage is the taping made in Swedish massage. When done on the back, along with vibrations, it can detach the mucus from the lungs and can clean the airways for better later function.

Massage not only relaxes muscles, but helps people become aware of daily stress levels. Once the body recognizes what really means relaxation, the mind can rest easily relax before the stress becomes cornice and harmful. This will help you enjoy a balanced life. Massage controls breathing, allows the mind to re-create relaxation before the occurrence of chronic and harmful stress and increases the level of energy.