You may most probably know that i like to keep my articles short and sweet, but as descriptive as possible!
So without further ado here are 6 questions that you should ask an SEO agency before you hire them!
So let us begin.
What are your rates and how do you charge This is obviously an important question that needs to be asked because you would want to make sure that the SEo agency that you are working with can accommodate your needs and of course you also would want to make sure that your are financially stable enough to be able to afford their services.Most professional establishments will ensure that they pre qualify you first and vice versa of course to make that you are going to be good fit.Be mindful of SEO agencies that do not charge an hourly rate.
Many of the cheaper SEO firms will not charge an hourly rate they will just say 'look we charge a fixed rate and this is what you get' and in most cases these are the types of agencies you want to avoid.
How will i be kept in formed This is the next question that you want to ask the SEO that you want to work with.This question is really important because people may have experienced online fraud where a company may have zapped their credit card and then completely may have forgotten about them.
i think this really sucks that if you are paying for a service and you are not being kept up to date with everything that is happening. At the very least you should be receiving monthly updates, you want to avoid working with agencies that you may think will become evasive once they have signed you up!
How do you measure success Firstly i want to say that stay away from SEO agencies that just track rankings as a measurement of success.Rankings are meaningless without conversions.
If you are a site owner these are the two things that you should be going after:
Lead generation or Sales!
So the SEO agency that you work with should implement goal tracking that falls in line with your overall goals and objectives.
It is pointless for your agency to say that we got you on the first page for a certain keyword.
Lock in contracts OK so the next question to ask an SEO agency is that do they use lock in contracts?
You definitely do not want to be stuck with an agency that keeps procrastinating and does not show you any results in the first month or two!
You should go after agencies that offer month to month contracts that means if you don't see any results you could cancel the plan right away.
That is the way it should be.
If a company provides rubbish then honestly it is of no benefit to you or your website/blog!
So just be careful when you sign a contract,just know what it is that you are in for!
Asking for referrals You should ask for previous examples of work performed. You definitely want to see evidence that the company that you work with knows what it is doing.So just ask these companies if they have done any previous work related to SEO or not and when you do get answers make sure that you contact all these websites/blogs that the SEO company you picked told you about.This way you could determine whether the company is reliable or not.
Ask them their process It is really important to ask them what their process is.Of course they are not going to walk you through every fine detail because it should not be a training exercise.But they should be able to give you a very clear and concise overview of their process.
they should tell you things like
This is what we do
This is how we execute
And this is how long this will take.
If they can't properly explain what it is that they do and just blur out random non sense then just simply avoid them.
Conclusion OK so there you go guys these are all the questions that you should ask the SEO agency that you want to work with.
i hope this helped you out if you were looking for something like this!