Top questions and answers when hiring an SEO consultant in Brooklyn
SEO advertising for your business can certainly take a big chunk of your marketing budget.
Due to Covid and the recent closure of a multitude of businesses, spending more on your online marketing is a must.
Lets go over some things to keep in mind when hiring someone to do your SEO as well as answer some questions that might come up.
What do they do?
A consultant in general is defined as an expert in a given field. His or her word is trusted as they have proven thorough knowledge of the subject matter in question.
SEO is defined as changing different aspects of your website in order to improve it’s online traffic.
Putting the above things together will naturally mean that an SEO consultant is someone who knows a lot about SEO and is available for hire.
As of 2021, the business of SEO generates a staggering $80 billion in revenue.
This means that now more than ever, being an SEO consultant can definitely pay the bills.
-How do I find an SEO consultant?
SEO consultants can be found very easily on Google. A simple search term like “SEO consultant Brooklyn” can yield a number of agencies for hire.
The term SEO consultant and SEO agency intermingle with one another easily in 2021.
The above means that if you hire an SEO consultant, most likely you are hiring an entire agency, not an individual.
This is a good thing because it is way better to have an entire team working for you instead of a single individual.
-What should I look for when hiring someone for SEO?
Due to the high number or agencies available depending on your area, hiring an SEO expert can be challenging.
The first thing to do is look at their own website. Here’s what to keep in mind:
Is their website easy to navigate?
One of the most important things in SEO is user experience. The easier it is for someone to find an answer to their question on a website, the better Google will rank that website.
If you are thinking of hiring an SEO agency, go to their website, see if it easy to navigate.
In order to know if a website is easy to navigate, simply ask yourself, where am I right now? do I know what I am looking at? am I visually lost in finding things on the website.
Are your questions answered clearly on the website?
Another sure fire way to evaluate good SEO services is by determining what answers are provided on the SEO agency website you are thinking of hiring.
Think of the reason you are in the website in the first place, most likely it is a question you need answered. Is that question being answered by navigating their website.
If they do not know how answer your basic questions before you even reach out, most likely they will treat your website the same way.
Does their website load fast on your mobile device?
Page speed is another great indicator of your prospective SEO agency’s skill at SEO.
1-Go to GTmetrix.com
2-Copy paste their URL(website address) into the blank search field, click “Analyze”
If their score is less than 80, they don’t know what they are doing.
Having a fast loading page is KEY to great SEO so if their own score is low, what makes you think they will work on making your score better?
The above tests are all free for you to do before you even set up a call with any SEO agency or consultant so you will be saving money and time.
Price price PRICE! everyone already working with an SEO agency can tell SEO can be expensive. This is why:
-Ideally, the more money you spend, the better you will rank.
The mere word marketing means you are promoting a product.
In this case, the SEO consulting services you hire will promote your entire business.
The reason I say ideally is because, only if your consultant does the right things, you will then see results.
-Expensive is relative to the results you are getting.
If your bottom line is increasing over time because of the SEO campaigns helping you rank(come up in page 1 of Google) then you won’t care how much you are paying your SEO agency.
Monthly SEO cost will vary for you but there is a good chance the cost will be determined by one or more of the following:
-Number of Keywords you are trying to rank for.
The more keywords, the more money.
Average price will be between $700.00 to $2,000.00 a month with the lower price ranking you for 2 or 3 keywords and the higher price ranking you for 9 to 10 keywords.
-The amount of time you will be hiring the SEO agency
If you are signed in for one year, there is a good chance you will end up paying more but, there is a really good chance you will see results.
If you are signed on for 6 months or less, you will save money but the results will most likely not be an optimal. The reason for this is that it takes an average of more than 6 months to rank for anyone keyword.
-Should I hire someone for SEO?
This is the pivotal question you will now have to answer given the information above.
Hiring the right consultant/agency for SEO will save time and effort in the long run.
This is because running an SEO campaign, when done correctly takes a lot of research.
Just blog posts alone, which are a proven way to rank for keywords, each need to be more than 2000 words when written.
An SEO agency does the research, puts the information together in a blog post and then adds that blog post to your website.
If you are JUST starting out, I recommend hiring an agency that does website design and online marketing.
The above will guarantee that your business is setup correctly online.
This means that all the things needed for your website to rank will be done from the get go. From user experience to page speed etc.
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Before you go, here’s a bit about us at SAAI:
WITH SEO-Your website will allow you to pay your rent/bills/employees. It’s that simple.
Ever walk into the mall and had NO choice BUT to go through a random store first? well SEO will make YOUR business that store people HAVE to walk through.
SEO will place your business in page 1 of Google so your product is seen FIRST.
WITHOUT SEO-Your website will falter and fail.
It’s that simple. Imagine your store is located in the BACK of the mall where its too far to walk so NO ONE ever goes there.
If customers do not come through your doors, your business will falter and fail… you will not pay rent.. affairs in order… headstone shopping.. you get idea.
WITH an effective page DESIGN-Your website will make people not only want to stay but..LOOK around! ever been to a store where everything was so easy to get to, you NEVER got lost and knew exactly how to get everywhere? that’s what an effective, SALES oriented well designed website will do for your business.
WITHOUT an effective page DESIGN-Your website will look like a war zone. People will know they are IN a store but have no idea WHAT is going on, WHERE to go or HOW to buy IF they find what they’re looking for.
People will leave your website almost immediately, you won’t get the sale, you will not pay rent.. affairs in order… headstone shopping.. you get idea.
We looked around the net and made sure WE are doing what others are not:
1-We respond to all inquiries within 24 hours.
2-We go through painstaking details on our contracts to make sure all information is clearly understood before we move forward.
3-We ONLY take on about 2 to 3 clients at a time to ensure we give you our undivided attention.
We feel that it is way more important to provide QUALITY service than to meet some insane “100 client quota”
4-The above rule allows us to meet deadlines without issue, ensuring both quality of service and a guarantee that you will stay with us for the long run.
5-To avoid any issues or misunderstandings, we only take on clients that we KNOW for a fact we will be able to help.
If there are issues that will prevent us from providing you with the best service we will simply tell you before any paperwork is signed.
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