How to Choose the Right SEO Company for your Business

hire an SEO firmA reliable SEO firm can help your business grow by establishing a good internet presence for you.  Choosing the right firm is important because bad practices can cause you to lose whatever presence you already have.

Before you decide what company service you will hire, you need to first ask yourself why you want to hire them in the first place. Hiring an SEO firm is mandatory if you fall under any of these categories:

1.   Your business does not have its own web site therefore there is no internet presence to begin with

2.   You do have a web site, but for some reason you are not getting any visits or traffics.

3.   Your business has a web site, it has its own traffic, but for some reason none of them is converted to a lead.

4.   You have a web site, but it is not optimized for search engines (it is located at the last page of search results)

5.   You want to improve your presence online.

6.   You want to expand your clientele in other digital markets like mobile phones, tablets and the likes.

After clearly stating why you want to hire an SEO firm, the next step is to find one. You can find SEO firms online, where they live and flourished. Oftentimes, they do not have a physical address and they conduct transactions and communication online through email, Skype or any other social media platforms.  Contacting them online is fast and easy as well as the least expensive amongst other choices. To find an SEO firm, ask your friends, especially those who had experience working with one. Word of mouth is an important tool when searching for the right firm. Check forums for reviews and testaments of actual people who have had experience working with SEO firms. If you don’t have friends (virtual or real) who can help you, do your own research. Go ahead and search for “reliable SEO companies” on the topmost part, you can find sponsored links. Click on those paid advertisements on top of search engines. They won’t spend a lot of money for advertisements if they cannot provide the service to make them stay on top. This same idea works for those on top of free search engine results page. They are on top because they made everything to be on top.

Assess your options before jumping onto the bandwagon of one firm. A company that promises you to be on top of all search engines in one sitting is a liar. Never trust anyone making unrealistic and empty promises. An unrealistic promise is a fake promise. A reliable SEO firm can explain to you what they are doing and keeps you up to date with that is happening to your page. Never trust anyone who can’t explain what they will do for you. Most likely they don’t know what to do either. Check your firm’s knowledge by asking for an initial audit and once satisfied with their assessment you can go ahead and give it a try.  Hiring an SEO firm need not be expensive, normally firms charge you on a per-day or per-hour basis. You need to know this in advance so you can maximize your investment.

It also pays for you to be aware of what SEO is. SEO is not about link-building. It is about ensuring that your page is secure, easily accessible, user-friendly and has a good ranking in all search engines. Having a high ranking is not something that can be done overnight. It takes more than a couple of months to see positive results. This is something that you need to discuss with your company of choice.