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5 Things You Need to Know When Hiring an SEO company


SEO is a technique used to gather natural traffic to a site through progressively affecting the online visibility of the site in search results. Business organizations, individual entrepreneurs and other people who are keen to develop their market space should try and keep up their presence on the World Wide Web with the help of these SEO companies.

What does an SEO Company do?


Many people are unaware of what the SEO companies do. The SEO companies help you to broaden your marketing horizon and help your products get a wider reach. Primarily they will assess the status of your internet presence and help you make your presence sound and increase the number of people visiting your website. This is usually done by many techniques such as link-building – it is a method in which the links of the website’s web pages are added as links in some other websites which will, in turn, increase the probability of occurrence in search engine, email marketing, social media marketing etc are other methods used by the SEO companies for driving traffic to the website and also to increase the brand awareness.

These are the 5 important things one should know before hiring an SEO company

  1. Everything that glitters is not gold – Choosing best company

    SEO has become one of the booming industry and has helped various industries to grow substantially. The increasing number of SEO companies made the choice of selecting one a tough job. A thorough examination should be made before choosing a company. Various parameters like the way of communication, techniques the company use, cost, their timeframe of results and previous works should be assessed before taking a company into consideration. An SEO company which has a good history of success should be selected for improving the traffic of your website and links. A good SEO company will definitely make sure you get a great difference which can be positive for the development of the company.

  2. Foothold in the industry – Experience is the mother of wisdom

    The company’s years of experience in the industry is a big deal while hiring them. Their experience in successful serving people helps you make the right decision. Their experience will help in choosing the best technique that will be suitable for the company. For Eg, A jewelry company who would like an SEO service should consider Social media marketing more than other techniques like email marketing because the posts from social media will divert a lot of traffic to the company than email, as social media is best suitable for jewelry based companies. Likewise, the best technique will change according to the company’s product. An experienced SEO company will assess this aspect very well before stepping into the work.

  3. Know what others say about the company


    When you make a search for SEO company in an area, a lot of companies will be listed. The mammoth task of choosing the best one will be made easier with the help of reviews from the company’s past customers. The words of these customers help a lot in understanding the procedure followed in a company. The most important aspect to note while hiring an SEO company is communication. It is very important to note how a company is communicating with its customers. Note that after hiring a company, the project manager or the person in charge should deliver timely updates to you, if this is not happening then you might consider changing the company. This issues can be easily found about a company through the customer reviews. So, do a complete analysis of customer reviews before hiring an SEO Company.

  4. Techniques matters the most

    SEO Company will not follow a single technique for every business. Each business would require unique strategies and algorithms to expand its scope of reach. The SEO is a vast area and do not trust companies who don’t offer customisable services for your company. The SEO mainly depends upon link-building, but it doesn’t mean that link-building is the only thing that matters. Suppose there is good traffic on your website, but if the page doesn’t load fast enough or if the page isn’t well optimised, then the whole traffic will be of no use. So, taking care the other aspects of, maintaining the website, creating blogs at the website, inserting links to the blogs is also equally important. Keep in mind to check these with the SEO Company.

  5. Timely outcome

    A good SEO company will keep you updated with timely reports on the development of traffic and brand awareness of your company on the internet. Also if they are too good, they might even get your website rankings in a medium timeframe i.e between 6 – 8 months. The more the timeframe, the more it costs. Try to keep it in a medium so that you can get the outcome of your investment.

Therefore choosing a good SEO company is as important as choosing the best keyword. Both are the key factors in Search Engine Optimisation.

James Tredwell Author

James Tredwell is a Technical SEO at Hopinfirst.com who works with unique problems and advanced search situations. He helps clients improve organic traffic through a deep understanding of Google’s algorithm and Web technology.