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Apr
28
2011

Guide to Online Marketing

Budget is the first thing that should be taken into consideration when you are about to buy any SEO service. Whether it’s a full blown SEO campaign or simply an SEO Health Check or Audit. It is essential to set aside a budget that is affordable and look for a company that comes in accordance with your needs.

Some companies might offer some kind of packages, so it would make sense to think wisely about them. Pick the most suitable package for your needs. Your business is supposed to make a profit through the SEO services that you buy so the return on your investment should be high. Use simple mathematics and do some calculations to ensure that you are not losing money!

However, it is important to remember that SEO and online marketing are long-term strategies. It will not deliver immediate results but should in the meantime be creating a valuable asset. That means a well-optimised website and a library of great content. Great content is the gift that keeps on giving. If it is well-written, evergreen content people will link to it and share it for possibly years to come.

 

 

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It’s not all about the money

Of course, budget is important for every small online business but you also need to know what you are getting for your money. This is certainly true when it comes to internet and online marketing. Some large digital marketing companies are very expensive. You could get less from them than you might from a smaller company or a freelance SEO consultant.

So another vital point to remember is that you should ask for more details and explanation. What can the SEO company do for you and what can be achieved through their services. Communication is important, you will have to tell the company what your expectations are. It is better for them to outline clearly what they can do for you.

By managing your expectations they will be able to deliver what is expected.

Remember reputation matters

It is also better for you to pick a company that has valid references and reports to prove that they are experienced in the industry. Always ask for reports that clearly detail the ranking in search engines for their previous or current clients. In addition, request reports that show good maintenance on the website for at least six months. These reports should contain well-organised data and adhere with the summaries of the data. They should also offer suggestions for improvements or adjustments.

Also ask for references from current or previous clients so you can get a better idea of their capability as online marketing specialists.

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