Jumping into the SEO Game

Jul 25, 2005 • 9:21 am | comments (2) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under SEM / SEO Companies

The SEM & SEO industry is flourishing. New SEO companies spring up each day. So what stops anyone from starting an SEO company? Well, nothing really. Since the industry is so unknown to the public, most people still don't understand what SEO really is, anyone can really start a company. Most of you know that I won't sell "SEO services" to anyone. That is just my comfort level of building out large dynamic sites that do well in search engines. We build the site and do our best to make sure it does well on all level's, especially the back-office components.

A thread at Search Engine Watch Forums named Starting SEO business. Any advice? kinda steamrolled from advice on how to start one, into why the heck would you want to start one without SEO experience. Jill Whalen remarks; "I'm confused as to why people wake up one morning and say "hey, I think I'll open up an SEO shop" whoo hoo!" Andrew Goodman follows that post up with; "He's an SEO company now! To me it just screams that he's between jobs." But Mikkel deMib Svendsen plays devils advocate; "Off course, it depends on what kind of person you are. I am the jump-in-the-water-and-see-what-happens kind of guy - and so far I survived just fine."

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Stoney deGeyter

07/25/2005 09:49 pm

I've got mixed feelings on the whole SEO newbie thing. On the one hand, why shouldn't any body be able to jump into ANY business at any time, provided they have done their research, etc. I can go out and start a pest exterminator business tomorrow if I wanted to, assuming that I get all the equipment I need. On the other hand, I can't go out and call myself a lawyer, without the proper schooling. SEO is still a self-taught industry so anybody who teaches themselves can quite easily get in the game. As long as this is the case there will always be people jumping into SEO that really have no clue what they are doing... but that's not to say all newbies don't know. However, I would surmise that if you have to ask such questions on forums, you're not ready. The onus in on those purchasing SEO service to look at the background (not just how long an SEO has been in business) of the SEO. Check with the BBB, make sure they have a business license, and by all means check results.

Pest Extermination

04/09/2011 06:08 am

I have a experience of SEO firm. Though they say they do all SEO, in reality they try to mislead us. It is must to check the previous work they have handled.

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