Working in a burgeoning new field that few people are truly a part of can be both a blessing and a curse. The rapid expansion of the internet has created a virtual free market for those with the skills and knowledge to navigate it, so those who offer SEO services can basically name their price when it comes to helping a company or multiple clients raise their page rank and bring in more traffic.
However, the fact that the general public lacks even a modicum of knowledge on the subject can definitely pose a problem, especially when their eyes are full of the imaginary dollar signs that they think will magically materialize a month after they hire an SEO specialist. In short, the possibility of disaster striking is far more likely than lightning. Here are a few ways you can stave off catastrophe and get on with your work.
Hope we all can avoid SEO disaster with the tips above or you have another things about how to avoid an SEO disaster? Please share here with us.
[author] [author_image timthumb='off']http://oi54.tinypic.com/14uuixv.jpg[/author_image] [author_info]Sarah writes for ProspectMX, an Internet Marketing Company that offering customized online solutions in the areas of SEO, PPC, Social Media, web design, and much more. Connect with her @Twitter. Sarah has written 1 awesome article for Another Blogger Dot Com[/author_info] [/author]
Educate our client is surely important part. They should aware what we try to do so they expects the expected only.
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Yes, we need smart clients to understand the process, they must have a good understanding that SEO is not over night success.
I agree, never ever make enemy with Google, Google is your best friend, it provides the largest percentage of traffic.
And walking away will save you from trouble. Very valuable information here, thanks.
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If we concern about internet activities we must build a great relationship with Google, don’t we?
I agree with you Sarah, some times the clients do expect a lot from SEO people in a small time frame without knowing that SEO can take a lot of time. I think it is really important for the SEO person to educate the clients and bosses about the time that SEO can take. Nice post
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Yes Shiva but sometimes we forget to tell the true at the beginning that SEO need lots work to do and not an over night success.
I agree that managing expectations on SEO is crucial for success. I have seen many SEO campaigns fail before they start due to unrealistic and/or uneducated SEO expectations.
Yes, people sometimes didn’t counted the effect or their promotion. It was can give high expectation from the client and disaster start when the seo firm can’t keep their promises
Great points Latief! It’s so common for clients who don’t understand the concepts of SEO to have very unrealistic expectations. They think that if they pay you $2000 a month you will just magically make them #1 for a term like “Honda Motorcycle” in 1 months time.
The only advice I can offer in those situations is to jump straight to tip #5 and just walk away. If they won’t let you do the keyword research and tell them what they CAN rank for and where you can rank them realistically in a given time frame (say 3-6 months), just find another client!
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Tell them the true about SEO is the hard one, most people want to get rank in just few days, lol! Thanks for sharing your opinion bro.
i’m totally agree with you on this ” SEO is not over night success”. you damn right
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So we are in the same side Thanks