It seems like in today’s world, if you want to buya designer watch, a “pre-released” DVD or even stock up on some t-shirts, 5 for $10….you simply need to walk down the street.Two weeks later you end up wondering why your boss is yelling at you for being late, your “quality” t-shirts have all faded, and when you sit down, relax and plan to watch your “pre-released” DVD, you see someone’s shadow constantly moving across the screen.
If it’s too good to be true, it most likely is!Have we forgotten about this??
There are so many scams around disguised as actual products or services it makes everything more difficult for those companies that are legit.How does this relate to internet marketing?Simple. You do get what you pay for!If you have a marketing company that offers services for $49 a month, chances are you are not getting much. If we turned the tables, would you work for a client for $49 a month and if so, what exactly would you do?Not much.Why? Because it is not beneficial for either party.
The sad part of it is that companies offering these kinds of services are in fact making it harder for everyone involved. They scams clients into thinking the services are only worth 49 dollars a month. So, customers waste their hard earned money on a pipe dream and end up jaded and leery of all companies offering those same services. Then, when they finally approach a well known, well respected company in the community, the price often can leave them shell shocked.
It’s important to remember that marketing a website is not a simple task. It takes money, dedication, research & time! A profitable and professional business is an investment, not a quick scam.Do your homework and compare what the cheap SEO companies are offering compared to other SEO companies.
A good resource to finding a good internet marketing and SEO firm is to do a search. See who ranks well for what terms. This is a good indicator that the company is experienced in search engine rankings, and that they are competitive for higher volume search terms, not just terms no one searches for. Another tip would be to read up on the SEO process. There are many blogs (including this one, lol) that offer excellent information about SEO and the process of optimizing a website. Doing a little reading about the industry might help you to ask the right questions when researching a firm to work with. There are a lot of wolves in sheep’s clothing out there. Remember, if it to good to be true, it mostly likely is!
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