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Old 21st October 2011, 10:58 AM   #1
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The two most important elements that qualify companies to promote themselves as SEO experts are competence and professionalism. And the way you find out if a company is competent and professional, as well as legitimate, is to do your due diligence and check their credentials thoroughly, by exercising good old common sense and following these steps: Continue reading How to Choose a Reputable SEO Company.

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Old 21st October 2011, 03:18 PM   #2
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Good list of criteria to use! Thanks for posting.

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Old 22nd October 2011, 12:34 PM   #3
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The two most important elements that qualify companies to promote themselves as SEO experts are competence and professionalism. And the way you find out if a company is competent and professional, as well as legitimate, is to do your due diligence and check their credentials thoroughly, by exercising good old common sense and following these steps: Continue reading How to Choose a Reputable SEO Company.

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Hi David, in addition to competence and professionalism - expertise is also important for companies to promote themselves as expert seo service providers. Like you say, checking credentials is one of the options.... but also the kind of work done for clients. While we were on the lookout for an SEO company, we checked the expanse of Onpage/Offpage tactics implemented and part of their case study.

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Thanks for the article. As for me, I think that the word of mouth is the best advisor - before choosing your SEO company, ask for references from their clients.

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Reputable company is one that has sorted its house first. If their site is not ranking and hardly stands high run away. Most of them are low ranking.

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If their website is performing well in search then that the sort of companies to go for, otherwise if their site is poor, run away.

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Good Article David it covers quite a lot, I definitely agree with you about the competence and professionalism that you mentioned here. I Also agree with Trina and San Way.

If their site is not ranking highly in google well then their probably not very good, but you also have to take into consideration that SEO is going to be a very competitive key word phrase to rank highly for, and I know for a fact that most of these companies have to do gray/black hat techniques to rank highly, not exactly how most people want to have their site SEO.

Now if they've been doing SEO for a while then they'll have a list of clients on display. Google their clients or ask for a list of their clients, and ask for a list of keywords or phrases that they SEO for, see how their clients are ranking. Especially clients from a couple of years ago, if they used gray/black hat practices then these sites will be ranking low if they used white hat these sites should still be ranking fairly high.

My best tip for choosing an SEO company is don't, well not at first. Do some research on off page SEO, spend a couple of months learning and practicing, or take a course. Because at the end of the day you are going to be the biggest and longest contributor to your business's SEO, so you might as well learn to do it right. Then get a SEO company to do your on page SEO, this stuff can become complicated and is worth having someone do for you. On page SEO is about 30% of your google rank (in my opinion I could be wrong) the other 70% is off page.

I'm fairly new to SEO, but you can read about some of my recent experiences on this thread about New SEO Techniques For 2012

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The two most important elements that qualify companies to promote themselves as SEO experts are competence and professionalism. And the way you find out if a company is competent and professional, as well as legitimate, is to do your due diligence and check their credentials thoroughly, by exercising good old common sense and following these steps: Continue reading How to Choose a Reputable SEO Company.

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Great, this one is a must read article for those company that was seeking for a good SEO company to work on with their website. Checking the companies background is the first thing we must do before transacting to them.

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Don't necessarily agree. If their clients sites don't rank well that is the time to run away.

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