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Professional SEO Companies: Are They Really To Your Advantage?

December 6, 2007

In today’s realm of online marketing, there are a host companies on the market that really do SEO professionally, and some who think they do SEO, without even having a clue about the workings of proper internet marketing.

Be careful when deciding to enlist the services of an SEO firm. Most generally offer good-quality service, however it pays to be safe rather than hastily sign a contract, and end up getting poor results from a lackluster SEO service provider. A good SEO company can truly do wonders with regards to improving your ranking on a search engine’s list, as well as in effectively enhancing your image online.

How To Acquire A Professional SEO Company

So, how do you choose a professional SEO Company?. Follow these tips to ensure you get the best optimal service from credible firms:

– Check the SEO Companies’ sample rankings with competitive search terms. Many SEO companies show ranking with tricky search terms nobody use

– Try to call their so-called top-ranking clients to verify if they are real, and ask them specifically about the benefits they are getting from SEO services.

– Find out how long these SEO service firms have been in the business. This serves as a good avenue to further study the quality of services they render. By studying the SEO company and reading through the company website, you will find out if the site lists specific goals and techniques. Verify if they discuss using ethical or white hat SEO techniques.

The next thing to do would be to check the company domains. For example: click to see their whois details. How long has the domain been registered for, and does the firm list a complete and accurate whois detail. If the domain is new, or if the whois details aren’t properly listed, it is possible that you could be dealing with a scam artist or a fly-by-night company.

– Get a least three proposals from different SEO firms, and try looking at each one carefully. Check if there are suspicious similarities. The presentation of proposals will help you see which companies are honest and which are trying to sell you something you don’t need, and could be costly.

Take note that the SEO firm offering the cheapest services isn’t generally the best. However, the highest price may not be attached to a completely viable course of action. It would be great to try researching on an individual or organization that would offer you what you want, and within your SEO budget.

It would also be wise to get everything in writing. Before signing any deal, look over the document or contract carefully. Make sure the terms of agreement cover everything you have discussed, including method used to achieve your desired results. Have the copies signed by both parties, and try bring a lawyer with you if only to fully scrutinize each detail.

In any event, it would be good if you educate yourself on the different aspects of SEO. Arm yourself with the basic understanding of SEO terminology and methods. Someone offering you SEO services should not have a problem explaining how they intend to get you results, and if they fail gain your confidence, then do not get them. Somehow, you’ll feel satisfied when you find someone who would help you reach your goals for a fair price.

SEO Tip: How To Write For The Internet

December 6, 2007

A lot of people these days have computers at home, and most of them also have Internet access. Combine these two attributes, along with possessing reasonably good writing skills, then you could be writing for the Net.

You could write for a number of Internet publications and blogs, and write on a diverse range of topics, from food, to medicines and electronic gadgets.

What To Do First

The first thing to do would be to go to a search engine; It would be good to go to a well-known search engine like Google, or Yahoo. Try typing in something specific in inverted commas like ‘Freelance writing on-line’, the search engine then lines up a mass of information, from sites that offer freelance work, to articles about freelance writing or to those that publish market listings. By constantly researching the Net over long periods, you would be able to find some good sites that printed market listings.

Some sites have newsletters for subscribers, this just involves sending them your e-mail address, and they send you a weekly/bi-weekly or monthly newsletter. A weekly writers’ newsletter generally contains articles on writing and a market preview or roundup, and some show warnings of which sites to avoid, especially the ones that that haven’t been paying their freelance writers.

What Articles Would I Write?

At the start, you need to think about what kind of articles you would like to write. Fortunately, there is a wealth of ideas out there. Initially, concentrate on what hobbies or interests you have, you may know a lot about genealogy and what advice to give to a novice, or you may be an avid vegetarian who knows how to grow and cook organic vegetable recipes.

Also try to include on your choices, like the jobs you previously had. You may have had an unusual job, or you could be able to write an article about nursing or stock market trading for example. If you have children then you’d have a treasure trove of ideas to begin writing on.

Suitable childcare for you child, Giving proper advice to your teenager, would be a good thing to write on, among a lot of other topics. If you know a lot about cats, rabbits, parrots etc, then you could dig on that topic. You could also prefer to write a personal essay instead, like My first day at school or My first girlfriend, for example. Write down your ideas on a piece of paper.

Following Submission Guidelines

If a web site specifically asks for an article of between 600 and 800 words, then it would be no good submitting an article of 1,200 words. It is vital that you check on the guidelines, since there are usually writers’ guidelines or submission links on the home page.

Sometimes the web site will inform you about the topics they are looking for, so this would increase your chances of publication if you could write on one of those. Writing styles are also important, so check out the articles that are already published on the site, and see if they are quite formal, informal and humorous.

See if the articles are written from the writer’s personal experience in the first person, or are they written in the second person. Verify too on what type of people are reading or visiting the site. It would be outright useless if you’re writing an article on lawn bowling when the site is aimed at rugby enthusiasts for example.

It would also be good to note that on-line readers tend to read faster and their attention spans are much shorter. You need to break your writing down into smaller parts, small paragraphs, to make it easier for them to read it. It’s also a plus if you add some sub headings to catch the readers attention.