FAQS

FAQ

Below are some of the most common questions people ask me. Feel free to contact me should you have any other questions.

Please let me know of websites you have optimised?

I’m more than happy to answer this question but to protect the privacy of my clients, I prefer to give you this information either via email or over the phone. I’m happy to show you highly ranked sites that I own and manage (and prove that I own them!). I’m also happy to even give you the telephone numbers of loyal customers that will vouch for my services to give you peace of mind…

You are not just another link builder are you?

No absolutely not! While inbound links are one important element of search engine optimisation, they are only one component of SEO. It is extremely important you get the right types of links. My approach to SEO is to focus on the customer. The customer wants to search and retrieve information on your website that is highly relevant to their needs. They want you to link out to other relevant sites that host useful content and information that is related to their needs. Customers also want to find you via other relevant websites when it is recommended and relevant to their needs. Websites are like flowers requiring good soil and roots (domain links), nutrients/water (fresh flowing content) and sunshine (PR /Mktg) …

What are your fees?

It all depends on how much time I need to devote to your website to get it to perform for the keywords you specify. There are certain sectors like ‘online casinos’ that are ultra competitive where you can be sure the latest SEO techniques are being employed. Other sectors are not so competitive and require less time. Similarly, your website may be well optimised but just require tweaking to achieve your keyword objectives or alternatively still in development and requiring a lot of SEO foundation work…

What kind of weekly reporting do you provide?

I keep abreast of the latest SEO reporting software and currently use one of the market leading providers that is used by a lot of advanced SEO practitioners. I take detailed reports and make them simple for you to understand. The weekly reports include: crawl reports listing all site errors and warnings, ranking information, a comparison of how you compare against your top three competitors, on page Report Card Summaries and more…

You don’t do black hat SEO do you?

No, definitely not! Since Google did the Panda updates literally thousands of SEO firms dropped out of the search engines for using what is known as ‘link farms’ . I pride myself in natural effective methods for improving organic search rankings. It really isn’t that difficult when you know what to do, particularly if you are passionate about your business and your customers…

What are your contract terms? Can I really cancel at any time?

We simply have a rolling contract which enables you to cancel at any time, I have to give you one month’s notice. If for any reason you feel unsatisfied with the service or simply feel comfortable doing it yourself, you can cancel at any time and I will bill you pro rata to the day you inform me. I see my role as a practitioner and as a teacher. I like passing on the techniques I have acquired over the years, particularly when I get paid for doing so!