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  • Ben
    January 23, 2010

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    I would want to know how they select keywords to target

    – you want terms that have decent traffic, low levels of competition and are relevant to your website – if they are not working this out in a systematic way for you then you could be wasting a lot of time trying to get traffic from hard to get or low valuble keywords. If they do not know how to select keywords properly I would give them a miss.

    If you want to know how to do seo go to stompernet and get their STSE2 product for a dollar – do not buy anything else (be careful once you have entered your credit card details if you click to buy anything you buy it straight away – no are you sure questions or more info) and then cancel the subscriptions – watch the content and see how to do SEO from this once you understand how its done you can adquatly assess wether a SEO company know what it is doing.

  • Sean
    January 26, 2010



    The best way to tell if a SEO company is any good is see if they can practice what they preech. By this – do they rank for well established keywords? (I am not talking about long tail keywords that no one searches for..)

    2 – check references.

    3 – ask other SEOs

    Last – Google the company / consultants name. See whats out and about, how people are talking about them.

  • Nancy Smith
    January 28, 2010

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    you can check previous record of that company..and home page as well…as taht is teh first impression.

  • Wax
    January 31, 2010

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    SEO company include their client, the website they’ve optimized and the website placing in search engine to have a preview for possible clients. Consider also the feedback of clients and don’t mind the price range, it’s worth it when your sales are increasing to the highest level.

  • Jon
    February 1, 2010

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    Hard question. But here’s what Search professionals do….

    The one, best reference is to see if they are members of the largest most reputable group of Search professionals, SEMPO (the Search Engine Marketing Professionals Organization. Their directory of member companies is here: You can find one in your areas with that link. It’s not an endorsement but it’s very helpful.

    What else can you do? Here are some RED flags – don’t work with any vendor that says they guarantee or promise the top spot or even the first page. Either they can’t deliver or they will get you rankings for keywords that don’t prove value, such as for your brand name.

    SEO’s for small businesses are typically small businesses themselves, so get local references. Ask for five and call at least three. Remember that you don’t need just traffic, you need “quality” traffic and that’s what makes a good SEO. Ask the references if they get more SALES as a result.

    As a fall-back, call your yellow page provider. All of them have an SEO program (AT&T, Yellow Book, Verizon etc.). They are reputable and have generally good results. You can also use, Yodle and Reach Local. They are national companies and have average results (see links below). They will also give you a good idea of what the right rates should be…

    Good luck!

  • Hangar17
    February 2, 2010

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    it is the fantastic question that everyone asking before commit seo in any companies. For an example if you choose the seo company is reputable then you do the following,

    Check the seo company should have own brand awareness,
    Check the seo company should have business portfolio,
    Check the seo company’s expertise, he is adaptable and known the latest concepts,
    Check the seo company’s online presence, it means like traffic, online activities etc.
    Check the seo company’s testimonial

    check these points, if its ok then you can choose that company as reputable one.


  • Athul
    February 6, 2010

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    see the feedback of the company or testimonial…

  • Aj T
    February 8, 2010

    So Here there is many ways to find out if your going into a Reputable SEO company.

    #1) Check their Website(s) Alexa Rankings. Visit and Enter their URL at the top.
    This will give you a nice feedback if they are getting any traffic
    How many websites are linking in with them (This is important)
    How Long they’ve Been In Business (Domain Name)

    #2) Do a Whois Report onto their Domain Name and Find out their history about when they started, who started it *Unless protected* etc..

    #3) Run a Google, Yahoo and type in “ SCAM” and “ REVIEWS”

    These are my top 3 tips of finding out and researching of such company. I hope i helped you out.

  • Fasthousepurchase UK
    February 8, 2010

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    for me their site would have to ranked top 10 for “search engine optimisation” ina google search.

    if they cant get their own site int he top 10 then why would htey get yours in there!

    I am starting up an SEO site, just started it 2 dasy ago so it is very very rusty but im just getting it indexed by google until i try for a top 10 ranking

    i have got previosu sites at 1 out of 70 mill, 30 mill etc

    take a look …

  • Alias G
    February 10, 2010

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    Do not simply look at their stats.
    An SEO company’s ability to effectively update their own site does not equal quality customer service, or good fulfillment. Talk to the people in the companies that interest you, and feel them out. Are they asking for a lump sum? Are they more concerned about you, or just getting a check? Where are they based out of? What do they outsource and where? I used to work for one of the highest ranking SEO companies in North America. They lacked fulfillment and quality customer service to the extent that I felt they were borderline unethical, so I started my own SEO company specializing in targeting traffic to local small business.

  • Darren J
    February 12, 2010

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    Very simple is that SEO company at the top of all search engines? If so that should answer your question

  • Colby
    February 14, 2010

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    Three rules:

    SEO is not a black box make sure the company is transparent in what they are doing.
    Look for references from national magazines…etc. Client testimonials are too easy to fake.
    Ask them for proof of other successes.

    Here is a cool tool to help get you started:


  • Romantic_gentlemannn1234
    February 15, 2010

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    Its all about the portfolio and what tough keywords they have gotten into the top results. Email me as I could point you to a good seo

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