There will always be scams out there in the world. The SEO market is no different. Since every business and company wants to get the most web traffic that they can, people will often fall prey to these scam SEO companies. It is important to know what to avoid and what might be a red flag warning that these companies are not as honest or good as they claim to be.
Here is a look at some of the signs a company might be a scam or not as good as they claim their results are.
SEO Companies that Email Only. While email is a large portion of an SEO company’s communication structure it is important to be a little leery if the company does not have any other way to communicate with them. It is also a good idea to be on guard if a company contacts you via an email and offers their services. This is almost always a scam. If an SEO company wants to offer their service to your company they will contact you via phone or mail.
The Promise of Number 1. It would be great if your website was number one in Google, Bing or Yahoo rankings. However, there is no way to guarantee that a site will rank that high. Try to be on guard of any SEO company that offers to make your site number one and offers the highest search engine rankings possible.
Vague Technique Answers. No SEO company will give you exactly what they do to get your website to rank but they will give you an idea of what they will do for you. If the company is vague in answers and talks about links and hundreds of search engines you might want to look for another company.