What Unpaid SEOs Do To Get Paid

Sep 27, 2013 • 8:19 am | comments (10) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Search Engine Industry News

SEO Paid - click for full sizeEver wonder what SEO companies are likely to do when they don't get paid by their clients?

Well, we wondered and decided to ask the question a few months ago. Now with 350 responses in, I wanted to share the diverse set of answers.

Question: What Do You Do If You Don't Get Paid For SEO Work?

  • 27%: Keep Sending Statements/Invoices/Letters To Client
  • 25%: Use A Lawyer or Collection Agency
  • 25%: Take Back Work and/or Remove Links
  • 17%: Harm The Client's Site (Negative SEO or Reputation Management)
  • 6%: Nothing

Here are some of the cute "other" answers:

Find competitor to work for

Require 100% payment upfront

Disclaimer: Please see my poll disclaimer post before coming to any conclusions on these results.

Forum discussion continued at Black Hat World.

This post was written earlier this week and scheduled to be posted today.

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