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    Audit of my SEO Agency


    Dear SEO People

    I am delighted to join this forum.

    I recently employed an SEO Agency to look after my website. Whilst I am not an expert I have grave reservations.

    1. They reports they send me on my keyword ranking bears no reality to the real world. They claimed my main keyword started at 30 and I know it was around 11. I checked my keyword on terminals around the country. How can I check?
    2. free-seo-promotion and similar sites have been visiting my domain (google analytics real time reports) daily since they have managed my domain.
    3. My last SEO main worker had worked in a garden centre before managing my account.
    4. Reviews from a previous member of staff said they outsource work.
    5. They wrote an article for my website with terrible grammar.
    6. They are extremely poor at responding to enquires. On holiday or sick frequently.

    Can you suggest ways that I can hold them to account more rigorously? I am prepared to pay for external help if needed.

    I pay 1000/month plus tax for this trouble.

    Thanks in advance.

    Paul
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    Yeah, I won't lie. That's not looking good.
    I'd chuck them.
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    Yikes! I have been at this for over 20 years, do all my own work (Sometimes I outsource writing) and I throw in Display Advertising in Google Adwords for free and I charge less than that. Show them the door!
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    I am in the UK and am concerned by them claiming they are doing what the contract says and the harm they could do to my website too. I spent ages chooses them too.
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    Are you under contract with them?
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    Originally Posted by KernelPanic
    Are you under contract with them?
    Sadly I am for another 9 months!

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    Originally Posted by usualusername
    Sadly I am for another 9 months!

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    then you need to follow some steps
    1) Ask them your approval of your content before publishing on the live site.
    2) Apart from this aks them to fix your site technical errors that should be reporting to you
    3) Ask them SEO on- page checklists that are being managed by them and you should cross verify it
    My personal experience says if you want to smoothly run your SEO campaign then it should be managed by own and that includes in many parts including content, technical SEO, Paid marketing etc. and you can hire different people as per their expertize.
    If they will not work as per your request and you are bounded with them then ask them to stop all the works at least your site will be better than worst
    Last edited by Prof.stan; Nov 12th, 2018 at 10:37 AM.
    You do your business I do mine because you are you and I am I If we meet it is nice.

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