Saleem Shafqat

Professional Graphic Designer and SEO

How to Hire an SEO Service Provider

By Saleem | July 16, 2015 | 0 Comment

For successfully operating an online business, it is essential to hire SEO services in order to expand your business in a victory path. In reality, having a pricey website with all the dashing functions along with the groovy look is not enough to do online business. Just imagine, what good a website is if no one visits it and views its content? For this purpose, SEO is essential, which ensures that people come across your website through various sources, learn about your services and do business with you.

Another important factor is that the traffic directed to your website should not be just any traffic, but a targeted one. For all this to happen, good quality SEO services are required, which can provide your website with consistent and relevant traffic.

6 Things to Know Before Hiring an SEO Service Provider

Here are some points which can be helpful to even a non-expert to know whether the SEO firm or service provider is good enough to handle your website or not.

  • First of all, hiring an SEO professional should not be seen an expense, but as an investment. This counts as a business strategy to effectively enhance the online presence of business and substantially increase the number of daily visitors. The SEO service provider should be treated as an employee who cares and understands your business and its objectives.
  • The most important task of the SEO firm or service provider is to get your website all the way to the first page or in the top 10 results of Google (or any other search engine). Only the websites that get the most number of clicks on a daily basis to get the top ranking. It is a fact that people do not bother to go to the second page of the results, as Google is efficient enough to provide them what they looking for on the first page.
  • Longer keywords are not necessarily good for any website. People usually write precise keywords in the search bar rather than writing long sentences. Though having short keywords for your website can make it difficult for your website to rank higher, but once it is on the top with the precise keywords, it is guaranteed to get huge traffic. Choosing relevant and precise keywords for any website and getting it to the first page of search results indicates the expertise of the SEO service provider.
  • The only way to make your website rank higher is to beat your online competitors. These are not the ones having the same business, but their website has the same keywords as yours. Some keywords require less effort to get higher rank while others are very difficult. An expert SEO service provider will first choose the most appropriate keywords for your website and will do research on the strategies of your online competitors for each of the keyword.
  • It is important to know the basics of SEO before you can interview an SEO service provider. There are mainly two types of SEO, On-page SEO, and Off-page SEO. The former is concerned with the matters related to the website, including page heading, outbound links, usability, keywords and internal links. The latest deals with the factors that are related to matters outside the website, such as citations, social sharing, social bookmarking, document sharing, back links etc.
  • One thing that should be clear that SEO does not guarantee an increase in sales and profits. The job of an SEO service provider is to increase the traffic and the number of visitors on your website, not to make sure they convert into potential customers. All he or she can do is to post videos, blogs, articles, website links, etc. In different places and try to direct people to the website.

By keeping all these points in mind, choosing and testing an expert SEO service provider should not be a difficult task.

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Saleem

Professional Graphic Designer and SEO working in graphic design and online marketing industry for last 5 years. Working as an SEO and Digital Marketing Manager for several brands including DigiInnovative and Crazy Bulk

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