I'm the web developer for a site which we outsource all our seo to a uk company. (£1100 a month) But since google released some updates in the last week of November 2012 we have dropped to the bottom of the first page for all our major keywords. (We were either 1st, 2nd, or 3rd before the update).
Now looking at the November report on what they did for that month they did -
Wrote 1 article and posted it to 5 article sites,
Posted 25 unique links to our site from other sites
Wrote a dozen social networking posts with links to the article or sites
Submitted our site to 25 directories
Wrote 15 half page guides for contextual links
Is that worth the money we are paying them? If we move away from them would we loose all the link building/article work they have done for us?
We have already tried to increase the natural content on our site and write blogs but I was just wondering if anybody can give they views on what we should do?