10 Tips to Select a Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Vendor
It is quite difficult to select a Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Vendor. One of the main reasons is because each vendor has different service offering and quite often it’s like comparing apples with oranges.
This blog post will offer you tips on some crucial aspects of Search Engine Optimization and helps understand how you can compare services of different vendors.
After reading this blog post you can ask the right questions to SEO vendors and their answers will help you select a vendor who matches your needs.
The following topics will be covered:
- How to shortlist SEO companies.
- 10 tips on comparing SEO vendors.
Section I: How to shortlist SEO companies.
You should ideally shortlist 3 to 5 vendors (by looking at the information available on their website). However if you have more time, you can expand this list to cover 10 vendors. Make sure to have at least one local company in the shortlist. Although we believe that geographical boundaries are not a limitation to successful SEO.
Section II: 10 Tips to compare a SEO Vendor
Once you have short listed these companies, start using the tips given below to finalize a vendor.
Tip 1:– Check if the vendor provides both ON-PAGE and OFF-PAGE SEO?
Tip 2:– Confirm who will make SEO changes to your website? You or the SEO vendor?
Tip 3:– Does the link building service cover Press Release Distribution?
Tip 4:– Check if the vendor provides Web 2.0 and/or Social Media Optimization?
Tip 5:– Ask if your website will be optimized for Local search?
Tip 6:– Request a few case studies and references
Tip 7:– Request few sample reports and ask them what is their reporting frequency?
Tip 8:– Check how much time (or man hours) they will spend on your project?
Tip 9:– Clarify what kind of customer support you will get.
Tip 10:– Negotiating Payment Terms / Frequency and Discounts?
Section III: Conclusion
Hope this helps you in comparing a good SEO vendor. For any other information regarding our Search engine optimization service, you can always contact us or just leave your name and email address in the free consultation form. Our team of experts will contact you at the earliest.