Typical SEO Client Lies

Jul 26, 2005 - 9:44 am 1 by
Filed Under SEM Companies

I tend to think the title is a bit harsh, but a thread at Search Engine Watch forums named What Are Your Favorite SEM Client Lies? discusses just that. The thread creator, Todd Malicoat, works at We Build Pages, a SEO company that does SEO day in and day out. He complied a list of some lies, or as I like to say, misunderstandings, that he heard from clients prior to starting SEO services for them. I thought most of you would get a kick out of it. Others add to the list as well, here are some.

  • I'm new to SEO (on third SEO company)
  • I don't have any other domains (well only 17)
  • I don't interlink my sites (well only 23 of 'em)
  • I have a great business idea (but no money)
  • I've never signed any guestbooks (only 4k blog comments)
  • I'll help write content (twice a year)
  • I have a good informational site (about viagra)
  • I have a great business model (selling MLM loans)
  • My design company will work with you (to overwrite your changes)
  • I'll pay for consulting (but not when I'm telling you about my great business ideas)
  • I don't cloak (well only to the 3 majors)
  • My CMS system is SEO friendly (except for the session ID's and 10 versions of every page)
  • We have good programmers (who know frontpage)
  • It's not an affiliate site (it's a "reseller site")
  • I've had good luck with 2nd tier PPC (really, it converts!)
  • My site runs itself
  • We've never been banned
  • I have a guy from Google starting next week and he is bringing all the code with him.
  • I don't care how much it costs (because I'm not planning on paying anything but the deposit)
  • You're the expert (but everything has to be done the way we've always done them)
  • I have no idea why we were banned - the site is clean (well, except a, b c, d, etc...)
  • The cheque is in the mail (nuff said...)
  • I know exactly what my keywords are (my 1 page site should be number 1 for "mortgage")

More at the thread of lies.

 

Popular Categories

The Pulse of the search community

Follow

Search Video Recaps

 
Google Core Update Volatility, Helpful Content Update Gone, Dangerous Search Results & Ads Confusion - YouTube
Video Details More Videos Subscribe to Videos

Most Recent Articles

Search Forum Recap

Daily Search Forum Recap: April 12, 2024

Apr 12, 2024 - 4:00 pm
Search Video Recaps

Search News Buzz Video Recap: Google Core Update Volatility, Helpful Content Update Gone, Dangerous Google Search Results & Google Ads Confusion

Apr 12, 2024 - 8:01 am
Google Search Engine Optimization

Google: Indexing & Algorithm Updates Are Independent

Apr 12, 2024 - 7:51 am
Google Search Engine Optimization

Google Structured Data Carousels Beta Docs Clarifies Feature Availability & Markup Location

Apr 12, 2024 - 7:41 am
Google

Google: Ranking In Shopping, Images & Other Verticals Doesn't Hurt Your Web Rankings

Apr 12, 2024 - 7:31 am
Google

Google Knowledge Panels - Mentioned People

Apr 12, 2024 - 7:21 am
Previous Story: Keyword Density Shot Down...Again