July 6, 2009 – Quality SEO Services should always be a part of a company’s internet marketing strategy from an internet marketing consultant.  The issue at hand however is finding a consultant that can actually give you quality SEO services.

“Buyer Beware” should always apply when a person or company pays for a product or service.  The problem is figuring out how to protect them selves from being ripped off.

If you do a search online for keywords like “Quality SEO Services”, “SEO Services” “SEO Consultants” and such, you will get millions of results.  The problem however, is how to weed the experts from the non-experts or rip off operations.

Here is a checklist of what to do to help you find the right SEO Services Company that will actually bring about the results you desire.

Finding the right Quality SEO Services takes time and work

1. To Make Money you have to Spend Money

The best way to find a good quality SEO services is to get a sample of their work and to do that at a low cost just get an SEO Website analysis from 3 companies and compare them to each other.  Most SEO companies will charge around $75 for an analysis.

When choosing which SEO services to compare get a sample analysis first to see if it includes an analysis on: meta tags, competition, keyword analysis that includes the best keywords to use and how many searches are made each month for these keywords.

Once you have all three reports, then compare them and ask each SEO company why they didn’t suggest certain things like the other SEO companies you got a report from.  If they can explain it properly, it’s the sign of a good company.

2.  Ask for reference and Examples of their work.

Asking for references is an easy task and any good SEO company will gladly provide those for you.  The difficult part is following up with them.  Do that extra step and you will save money.

Another important thing is to examine what keyword(s) they provided results for.  If the keyword is a local keyword, a keyword with 3 or more words in it and gets less then 100 searches a month for it then beware because those types of keywords are easy to achieve and does not measure whether or not that company can get you results for a highly competitive keyword.

3.  Ask for A time Line

Even though SEO is not an exact science, a good quality SEO company will be able to provide you with a Time Line like:  200 Search Engine submissions in 3 days, 1,000 Directory submission in 5 day, 2,000 Quality Back links in 3 months.

You can actually check on their work to a certain degree by using an online back link checker as well.  These tools are easy to use and only take a few minutes of your time.

If you follow all of these steps, you will find a good, quality SEO company and reap the many benefits of their services.  As an extra bonus to this article, here a list of the top 3 SEO companies that have been tested and proven to bring results:

  1. Blind Monkey Media – A new company of SEO experts that offer great rates due to their company being new on the market.  They deliver but there is often a waiting list for their services.
  2. Increase Visibility Inc. – This 6 year old company has risen to the top and they know it as can be seen from their prices.
  3. Bruce Clay – Bruce Clay is a name known by all SEO experts and is a known expert and recognized in the SEO industry.

Following these simple steps assure that you find a good quality SEO Services. Good luck with your search for a good SEO company.

 Fred St. John is an internet marketing consultant with over 10 years of online marketing experience and has worked for some of the top Fortune 500 companies in the world.  You can contact him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .