Deciding to hire a SEO company was your first decision. Now you have to be sure you hire someone that can give you what you want. Without ever having dealt with such an agency before, you may not know how to go about hiring the right company. One step toward is by asking the right questions.
Tip Number One
You may start asking how long this particular SEO company has been in business. The length of time in business will give you an idea about their experience. This doesnt mean that a SEO company just starting out does not know what they are doing. They may be extremely good in their business but in general, the more experience a company has, the more you benefit from that.
Tip Number Two
If a SEO company is efficient, then they wont have a problem telling you in a few words what their business is all about. Ask them to inform you about their objectives in a minute or less. If they cant tell you what their goals are and how they usually go about getting results for you, you may want to rethink hiring them. Just take your own company as example. If someone asks you what your company does, you would be able to tell them all they need to know in a few words.
Tip Number Three
Listen carefully what the agency tells you about their strategies and successes. Every SEO company will have one failure with an account. A 100% success rate is probably an inflation of facts and you may wonder what else they have inflated. Their strategies must sound plausible and probable. If they promise you an 80% increase in your business because of their efforts, you may again scrutinize their integrity. The SEO business is a slow but steady kind of business where business builds on consistency and quality.
Tip Number Four
When a SEO company sends you a proposal, be sure to read it from top to bottom. Much can be learned from a company who sends out a proposal that has grammatical errors, spelling errors and looks unprofessional in general. If this is the kind of effort they put into a proposal which will boost their business, if accepted, what kind of effort will they invest in the job they will do for you?
Tip Number Five
Ask your potential SEO company for references concerning their work and have them include contact information. They should not hesitate about giving you at least three or four names of happy clients. Then follow up and contact those clients. This is not an unreasonable request. You will invest your money and time in this company; therefore you want to reduce the surprise factor as low as possible.