In no industry do you want your hard-earned cash to be spent on a service that falls below your expectations, and this of course applies when you pay for link building services. Although most online SEO companies offer positive experiences, there have been instances of people paying pretty high prices for link building services, only to be rewarded with poor results. Thankfully, there are a few things that can be done to help identify just how profitable a company offering SEO link building services is likely to be:
If you are considering doing business with a professional SEO company to help with your website’s SEO link building, then it is a good idea to establish the reputation of the company beforehand. An easy way to do this is by carrying out a little research on the Internet and posting messages on relevant forums to get the opinions of others who may have had some experience with the company. This will only take a short time and is a small price to pay for good peace of mind, and a greater likelihood that your link building campaign will be successful.
A very easy way to gauge how professional any company is to see how long it takes for them to reply to you after you have made an enquiry. A professional and reliable link building company should reply to your query within one working day. Therefore, if you find an SEO company that seems suitable to your needs, send an enquiry to their customer service department and see how long it takes to get a reply. If they do not respond within one working day, or if the reply is just a generic email, then this may be evidence that this particular SEO company is not the best option for you after all.
Scam sites are usually only registered for one or two years so checking the age of the domain registration can be a useful pointer to an SEO company’s professional standing. This can easily be done with free tools provided by the many web diagnostic sites available. Generally speaking, if an SEO company has been registered for three or more years then it is more likely to offer link building that will be profitable.
Examine the small print of the link building company to see exactly what placement guarantees they offer for the backlinks they create. In order to be successfully indexed by search engines, the obtained links need to be maintained for at least a few weeks or months, so any links that get deleted quickly are of little use. It is also a good idea to check if an SEO company offers replacement guarantees should links be deleted within a certain time period. There are now many SEO companies that offer so called ‘lifetime guarantees’ for very low prices, so be sure to trust your nose in these circumstances.
Remember, as with many things in life, if something seems too good to be true, then it normally is.