Every business owner wants to succeed in their business. In this constantly changing world, it is no surprise that in the years to come, there will be many businesses in the same industry as you that will compete with you. The problem is that your customers will be choosing which one of you that can fit their criteria. However, it is not only about that, but it is also about how they will find your business. For that reason, SEO exists in this world. Of course it is not uncommon anymore that business needs a website too for SEO to work well. Many business owners use SEO services to help them grow their business. That being said, finding the right SEO company to provide you with the right SEO services might be tough sometimes, considering that there are many SEO companies that practice bad SEO services that will end up damaging your brand’s reputation. But, don’t worry; as we’ve got a solution for you to hire an SEO company and how you will find out if they are the right one for you…or not. Keep reading to find out!
Quick tip on finding an SEO company on search engines
The first part you need to do before hiring an SEO company is that you search for the company on search engines, using the right keywords with specific area. If you use keywords like this on search engines: “SEO company in Australia,” you will likely get millions of results that will only confuse you and thousands of them are bad. Therefore, you need to be more specific with your search, maybe “SEO company in Melbourne” or if you want to be even more specific than that, you can use the name of the road in the city you have input on search engines. After that, you can write down the top 20 of the companies you have found, and do some research until there are 10 companies remaining. In this part, you can now begin asking them these questions:
- What kind of strategy are you usually using for your clients?
This is actually the most important question and should be the first question you should ask. Why? That’s because by asking this, you can determine whether they practice black-hat SEO techniques or not. If they do tell you the techniques that you know as the black-hat ones (even though they aren’t directly saying it), walk away. No more questions asked.
- Can you guarantee us fast results like a week or two?
It’s simple; no SEO process works like that and it will usually take time (it could even be a month) to see the results. If their answer is “yes,” you probably know why you should walk away from them. Why, again, you ask? Fast results can only come from black-hat techniques, but the results will, sadly, be short-lived.
- Can you guarantee us rank #1 on Google?
Well, this is a tricky question, isn’t it? Of course, as a company offering SEO services, we really want to show off our SEO works and want to show the best, right? However, a good SEO company should never give uncertain promises like rank #1 on search engines, especially in a short period of time, unless if they use black-hat SEO techniques. If the SEO company you are asking this to, answers “yes,” then you know what to do.
- How will we communicate if we decide to hire you?
Communication between clients and SEO team is very crucial. A good SEO company will constantly give you monthly reports and call you on some days to keep you notified and they will easily communicate with you if there is anything they need from you in order to help with the SEO progress.
- Can we see your Case Studies for some of your previous clients?
A good SEO company should be proud of their works. Of course without you having to ask them, they would already show their works on their previous clients to you. Take a note of the clients’ honest reviews too. The way they treat their previous clients will be the same way they will treat you.
After asking the important questions above, and filtering which ones answer the best, don’t stop right there. Find the proof that can determine whether they are telling the truth or not. Also, always remember to check their reputation on the internet. From there, you can determine which one is the right one for you.
That’s the proper ways of hiring a good SEO company. Remember to always double-check before anything and don’t give them the hints that you are doing the same thing to the other candidates as well. One thing for sure that if you want a good SEO company, make sure you know they practice white-hat SEO techniques. That’s the most important part in hiring a good one. If you still haven’t found the right SEO company for you, do not hesitate to contact us, and our team will provide you with the help you need.