Wasted money with SEO expert

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  1. John in VA

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    So last night I was looking back on my expenses for this year and where I had a good and bad ROI. I wasted so much money with this company that built my website and was suppose to help me with my SEO.

    What a waste of money.....Anyone have any suggestions? Should I just buckle down and learn this myself or is there actually someone out there that knows what they're doing?

    Sorry, just venting a little..:)

    Merry Christmas my friends!!
     
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    It's a sad story I hear over and over again. They call every cleaner in town promising them page one of google which is an impossible promise to keep. There are over 1000 cleaners in the Las Vegas area and if even only 50 of them are paying an SEO company then 45 of them will never make it to page one. The chances of success will vary depending on how many cleaners there are in your area.

    I wouldn't waste too much money on SEO. Pay someone to go over your website once a year to update all the SEO information but don't buy one of those monthly contracts where you are paying hundreds every month.
     
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    Yup, many guys have paid too much for SEO thinking they was going to the top. I debated back and forth for awhile on what to do with my website as it looked nice but was not bringing in any jobs. I found someone I could trust here on TMF and have been very happy, the fact that there was no contract and if I wasn't happy with the results I could end it was a major selling point.
     
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    I'm looking to freshen up my website can you pm me who did yours ? Here's my website what do you think it needs http://www.sparklingcleancarpetcare.com/
     
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    Thanks Todd. The sad thing, this guy and his company is very well known in the carpet cleaning industries for building websites and SEO, and was highly recommended. When I looked at his website last night I noticed he still has the same company testimonials that been on his website for years. No new ones.
     
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    #6 CCWorks, Dec 23, 2016
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    Maybe if you paid then to hi jack a local, major carpet cleaners name in your area, you can hide your link under their name. $150 a month.

    https://www.truckmountforums.com/threads/bobs-carpet-care-grand-rapids-mi.19865/







    Maybe not the best idea, to steal someone's business.
     
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    Would you be willing to share him? LOL...That didn't sound right. Is he taking any new clients?
     
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    How much did you spend per month and what's your website? We can give you ideas and feedback
     
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    Guidelines when hiring SEO services:

    1. Learn the basics yourself so you can keep the SEO companies honest, if you have no clue what's going, how would you know if he is doing a good job or not?

    2. Ask that he provides you a detail description of what he has done every month. Ask for this list before hand, not after.

    3. Don't ever sign a long term contract with an SEO company, ask that they give you a 30 day opt out.
     
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    I was spending around $300.00 a month.
     
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    I tried to start a PM with you but it seems like your profile is set up so I can't.
     
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    Your website is penalized by google for not being responsive that is the #1 thing I saw on it. If you want a full report on it let me know I can help you.
    If you want a new site I can help you

    If you want SEO, I'll teach you how to do it yourself. ( no charge on this one )
     
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    What's the general practice with back links? When you are paying a company monthly for SEO and you decide to quit, do they remove the links that they had provided?
     
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    #18 Pinosan, Dec 24, 2016
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    Page 2 position 8 on the keyword carpet cleaning your city

    how long did you pay??
    No back links or mentions
    50% on focus keyword
    20% image uptimization

    google Rank 0

    the goods

    you are not in black list
    robots page done(which you should not care since there is no ranking )


    Start doing this yourself

    It is not hard in your town

    Joseph rodgers from quest is dominating position 1
     
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    yup, very common.. I did the same about 2 yrs ago. There are countless seo companies out there that claim they know it all but really are just trying to sign a bunch of people up on a 300-500/month program.


    Heres a tip for finding an SEO company. find out the city they are in and google their business. I googled SEO seattle to find ours they came up #1 in organic search pretty much everytime and this area is a huge tech industry hub
     
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    You have quite a few text errors and that is just in page 1
    did not see the inner pages.

    no description either fukc!

    have you stopped payments??
     
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