When picking an SEO agency, it is important you do your research. So as a well trusted SEO agency, we have pulled together some important key points to look out for when choosing a firm to work with.
#1 Take a look at their portfolio
When looking into a firm, you want to make sure it is a reputable firm with results. Therefore, make sure you take a look at their portfolio of work, ask questions like where they were ranking before they joined the agency and where they are now. What strategies they used to help increase their ranking.
#2 If something sounds too good to be true – it probably is
Don’t be fooled by the companies who offer you great results in a small period of time. If it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is! SEO agencies cannot say where they will get you and within what time frame. Getting to the top of Google doesn’t happen overnight, it takes time and effort for you to start seeing results. Which is why a company who offers to get you into the top 3 on google within a week probably aren’t the agency for you.
#3 Able to offer other services
SEO agencies are all well and good, but ask if they offer other services, this will allow you to get a better understanding of the agency and how they will be able to help other aspects of your site. For example, if an issue flags up on the SEO audit saying you need to change something on Facebook, then an agency who also offers social media support will be able to fix that issue.
Also if there is something wrong with the design of the site, and we think it would help the SEO to change some parts, then we have an in-house web designer. This allows us to make the correct changes, in order to improve the SEO of your site.
#4 Talk to their clients
Make sure you talk to other clients, ask the firm if you can talk to previous clients and clients who they are working with now. If the agency is not happy with you speaking to a previous client, then it’s best to ask yourself why? It probably isn’t a good reason. Therefore, this is a good test, and if the agency allows you to, then they are obviously confident with their own work.
#5 Get a feel for the office
There is nothing better than going into the office to get a feel for the environment and how they work. Talk to employees and understand what their role is within the company. This will also help to start thing off if you do employ the agency as you know who the correct link is you need to talk to.
Wriggle marketing - an SEO agency in Newcastle
Now you know the key points of what to do and look out for when employing an SEO agency. If you have any questions about any of these points or want to talk about us helping you with SEO, then get in contact with us
, we are always happy to help.
Remember, we offer a free SEO audit for your site, there is no catch, we just want to help small businesses reach the top.