Questions You Should Ask Your SEO Consultant

Whenever you want to hire an SEO consultant, you should ask him or her some questions. These are some personal examples of what I have been asked and what people usually ask and the things you can find out through these questions.

  1. What Is Your Work History?
  2. You should ask this question or something similar to get some clues on the background of the SEO consultant. All search engine experts are already working with companies, firms and / or brands. You have to see what kind of experience the SEO has and what kind of businesses / companies he worked for.

  3. What is the level of your education, what is your specialty?
  4. With this question, you can find out what their major is and what they actually studied in school for. The best studies here are those related to marketing, business or computer science. However, taking into account the availability of information today, we must make include experience and results when we do a general evaluation.

  5. What are the guarantees You make?
  6. All the SEO consultants have to provide you with at least an estimation regarding the rankings. This depends on the competition, the site’s characteristics and the market. Even though s consultant can not always predict what will happen, it is necessary that the contract is not confusing, otherwise you should question you consultant’s morality.

  7. Do you offer training sessions?
  8. Any SEO consultant must be able to provide training to the client or the client’s employees, because the employees need to understand what strategies are being implemented.

  9. What is your expertise in your niche?
  10. You will find out if the SEO consultant has worked or not in this industry, as most of them work on targeted and specific niches.

  11. For how long have you been working in Search Engine Optimization?
  12. Both time and experience are important factor for the success of SEO practices, so you will find out thee level and the years of experience of your consultant.

  13. Does you experience include geo targeted websites?
  14. It is important for the person to know some geo targeted strategies and if he/she already worked in the same geo-location area before, the better.

  15. What is the level you can grow my website/s to?
  16. Any of the SEO consultants must give you a minimal estimation of the rankings achieved after their work. Do not sign contracts for less than a year, as you might receive results for just the months you paid.

  17. Can you offer references and/or contacts that you worked with?
  18. Check the references and see what the results in previous projects were. You will find out more things than you can know.