Maybe someone somewhere has had a thought that big SEO companies have more experience or whatever the 2 bit salesman tells you on the phone.
Firstly, I’m not an SEO expert by any means but the more I see how useless these established companies are the more it makes me lose faith in the human race.
Notice I say the word ‘established’.
Simple story – we had an ‘established’ company working with a client for a period of 3 months, charging out $600 a month (so by the time they came to me they had all ready spent $1,800 with this company). Here are the results:
Something I need to point out to you – I started working with this company on the 22nd February. Yeah, not to boast but that’s all me.
This company had charged the client $1,800 so far. What did they do? I don’t know, but I know what they didn’t do:
- They didn’t submit a sitemap to Google Webmaster Tools
- They had every title as ‘Online Store’ instead of the company name (I mean at least put the company name in the title)
- They did not have any keywords in the title pages whatsoever
Here’s where it gets interesting – even though the SEO company had failed so miserably in getting results, and it was clear they were duds, they still had the gall to chase up the client for the 12 month contract – in other words even though they were doing nothing, they still wanted the client to continue paying the $600 a month for whatever they claimed they were doing.
So from this day forward I will say I am not an SEO guru/expert – but I’m better than these lost souls.
P.S. I’ve gone against publishing this company’s name, only because of my respect for the client and I don’t know what their contractual terms are, but rest assured the second this company takes its teeth out of my client, with the client’s permission I’ll blow this whole thing wide open. It makes me sick.