Ok, so you didn’t take our first advice to ‘never commit to a monthly SEO contract‘, or perhaps you found another creative way to work with your Search Engine Optimsation which didn’t involve regular payments… but you still want to make sure you’re getting value, right?
Here are five ways to make sure that you can manage your SEO and ensure they’re going to deliver for you.
1. Don’t Focus on Position
Do not, we repeat, NOT, fall into the ‘Page 1 of Google’ trap. This is usually the domain of the lazy SEO. They will guarantee a first page position and, as soon as they get it for you, they’ll down tools and just bill you monthly.
When we talk with clients about SEO, we spend most of our time unpicking various untruths promoted by SEOs to unsuspecting businesses. From the ‘you’ll never have to pay again to advertise’ (but you’ll need to pay me!) to the ‘you’ll be printing money’ (because you won’t be able to make real revenue).