So you're looking to hire an Abbotsford SEO company, eh? Well there are a few things you should know before you hire just anyone to do the job for you. Let me let you in on a little experience I had.
I was just like you, looking for someone to get me to the top of Google. Those were the words I would repeat to my wife and I really thought it'd be easy after doing some searching. I found a company that would charge me $189 per month. That was nothing! Per client I make about $150 so 2 clients would put me in the profit zone and I'd be laughing to the bank.
So I signed up with this company and I did very little research into what they'd be doing exactly. I thought SEO was SEO. Of course, I accepted the notion that results take about 3 months but that was the investment I was willing to take for that low of a cost. After the first month, I was sent a report for what keywords I was beginning to see rankings for.
I was happy to see some results, I was on 4th page of Google for some keywords so I had faith that I'd eventually get to the top. Sure enough, in the next 3 months, I was 1st place for some keywords and my emotions were through the roof. As time went on though, I wasn't getting any more phone calls. I thought that SEO would drive traffic to my beautiful, mobile-optimized website and people would be calling me all day. I asked the SEO company why this was so and they said that they're not responsible for how many people call me.
Strike 1! Customer service was awful and I couldn't call to talk to anyone because the long-distance charges to India would be too high.
So I decided to do some Googling and I found out about monthly search volume. Essentially, you can look how many people search for specific keywords locally on a monthly basis. So while I was #1 on Google for some search terms, those search terms had 0 monthly searches. I was #1 for something that nobody in my city was typing.
I took this complaint up with the company I hired and they said that the other keywords were too competitive for the $189 package I bought and that I'd have to pay them more to rank for the other keywords.
Strike 2 and 3! So not only did they spend my money and time ranking useless keywords, but now they were trying to extort me for money. That's not the way I would have hoped this would turn out but as the French say: c'est la vie.
I went online and found a local Abbotsford SEO company by the name of Green Up Media, talked with the specialist named Luke and he actually devised an entire game plan, presented all of the necessary information and was transparent throughout the entire process. Yes, it costs a bit more but I'm getting real results now. Make sure you research the companies you plan to work with and ask them questions! Do not go cheap and outsource overseas because it will bite you in the butt. All the best.