How do you identify a spam or scam seo company? We’re going to talk about why seo has a bad name in some circles, why you get spammy “we’ll get you to the top of Google” emails and how to really choose a reputable SEO company for your small business.
Why do I get spammy SEO emails? Is that company that called me legit?
Your parents taught you if it seems to good to be true, it is, right? Believe them.
Whether you’re a photographer or a plumber, if you have your contact information listed anywhere, you’ve had an email or phone call about “getting you to the top of Google.” In fact, here are a few things scammers say: “I can get you to the top of page 1 this week.” ”Page 1 of Google Guaranteed.” ”Our clients include Microsoft and Facebook.”
They want you to hear: “we can do amazing things nobody else can do” and “we’re so great, we’re so great.” What you should hear is: ”I’m lying to you right now” and “If we really did work for MS and FB, we are either terrible and they fired us or we’re lying because nobody goes from Microsoft to Joe Blow’s Corner Photography,” sorry.
The truth about SEO companies is simple: there are great companies, good seo companies and spammers/scammers who do the majority of their work black hat (using spam to quickly promote you before your site is removed from Google). I would say there are very few seo companies who are just not very good but try to do the right thing. SEO is understandable once you have applied enough effort and thought so the majority of seo companies are either good, great, or scammers.
As an SEO company, High on SEO has been in business for about 15 months. We never have sent an email asking for work, especially unsolicited. We haven’t had to! We had a waiting list until early this year and continue to maintain an ongoing list of prospective clients who want us. If you’re doing well and you’re good at your job, you’ll get referrals and you’ll get more work. We get almost all of our work from photographers who know of us or who were referred by a friend who we did work for. If we’re staying full-time busy after just a few months, you know that any seo company who feels it necessary to out-of-the-blue call or email you about their services is desperate for work, usually leading to the conclusion that they’re not very good or they’re scammy & spammy in the first place.
How do I choose a search engine optimization company for my small business website?
We believe the best way to choose an SEO company is based on results and reputation. Great companies have great results and great reputations. Good companies also will have good results and good reputation. We post seo success posts to this blog often specifically to show you our results. We show you testimonials at the bottom of the page to let you know what our clients think of us.
Professional SEO companies also share information, usually via their SEO blog. They want you to get results and they want to educate you. Truly professional SEO companies won’t worry as much about you not hiring them if they teach you a little about the business and the science behind search engine optimization. They want you to hire them to do the work, not because you don’t understand SEO. One of the reasons we give you so many tips is because honestly, not everyone wants to hire a search engine optimization company. However, for those who do, we want to provide your seo services.
As always, we hope this is informative and helps you make a better decision when it comes time to hire an SEO company for your small business. We, of course, hope it’s High on SEO!