I have not gotten many queries requesting out-and-out unethical services. Still, I've been asked about blog spamming software applications, black hat video marketing and seo and other shady internet marketing methods more than a few times. A coworker asked me this gem, "have you considered simply scanning a A coworker asked me this gem, "have you considered simply scanning a book from the library and utilizing it for web content? Or is that too high-risk?" Yeah, its true, they asked me that!
The genuine business people tend to be quicker to let their misconceptions go as after all, they can afford the genuine SEO options. Let's look at some typical representatives of this group. Note, these are inquiries from potential customers, not real clients.
Something for nothing clients.
Really, I have the tendency to believe these people should remain in the morally challenged group, but it could be that's simply because of my work ethic making me the mean one. There are really two kinds of these client types.
First, theres the enthusiastic but low-cost client saying "I 'd like to get to the top of Google for the keyword, 'home loan' so I can turn over $100,000/ month in earnings. I can spend up to $1,000.".
Secondly, the Adsense-is-my-business-plan customer: you would not believe the varieties of queries I get from individuals who just want to make cash off Adsense or other on-site marketing. They do not even have a plan for getting repeat traffic, nor do they have material to synergize with the SEO effort. By buying advertising services, they would essentially be buying advertising to earn money off advertising. You see where that could be an issue, right?
Another way of looking at it is why wouldn't I just create a website myself and keep all the profit from my efforts? In truth, most SEOs do have their own job sites, which are often monetized by Adsense. The money we might receive from Adsense is one low revenue stream. Legitimate SEO clients are normally selling items or services at a rate that works out to 10 or more times what they could get from Adsense.
In addition to the greedy clients, I likewise see a few other kinds of less common, however still problematic prospective SEO clients.
The having little knowledge is a dangerous thing client where they say things like, "don't tell me about keyword research, material, anchor text, or natural backlinking strategy, just get me the PageRank I want.
The gullible and not letting go client who says, I understand there are at least two services that will submit my site to countless online search engine for $29.95. If you can't do that, I'll take my organization to other places.
In other words, if you are going to discover good SEO web consultants, you need: 1) practical expectations; 2) a realistic budget plan; 3) strong information. Don't expect something for nothing, do a little research, and it's much less most likely you'll come down with bad SEOs.