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Are there ANY No BS local SEO companies / individuals left?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Wanker12, Sep 16, 2012.

  1. Wanker12

    Wanker12 Newbie

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    Are there ANY No BS local SEO companies / individuals left after the latest Google updates??

    I had a group local in my city that I had a great arrangement with for local SEO , I had 7 very competitive keyterms that I paid to get ranked and stay ranked and they did a GREAT job. My business is very small and local only to my city at this time and they had me rank in the top 3 in every term a few were number 1. Times were great and since we paid on performance we ALL made money. Then the change.

    I have heard that the company is in MAJOR trouble and has lost most of its customers because like us they have lost their rankings , it seems that the tricks they knew no longer work... I stayed loyal for the past many months but they cannot even get the new LOW / Med competition stuff to break the top 100.

    SO It is clear they are not going to make it in the new Google world and I can no longer afford to wait for them to POSSIBLY re-learn their business as I fall farther and farther into obscurity.

    We are talking a county wide campaign . Can ANYONE point me to the person or persons who can deal with this? It was so simple for them last time, the site is optimized but the only things we see now are our OWN efforts ( articles , social media ) etc showing up out there and our rankings are far too low to get us business.

    I appreciate replies from people who actually have experience with these vendors and not just promoting their own unless I can verify top level rankings they are responsible for myself.

    Thanks all.
     
  2. dichotomy

    dichotomy Regular Member

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    Depending on what they were doing your site may be penalized. You may possibly never recover your previous rankings. Suggest you start from scratch with a whole new site. If they can't even break 100 something is up.
     
  3. a32335

    a32335 BANNED BANNED

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    there's a lot right here on BHW.
     
  4. Lazlo1967

    Lazlo1967 Junior Member

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    I would tend to agree. Sounds like they used Google updates as an excuse and were maybe going too BH. Try putting up a new site and seeing if you can get it ranked. Also, if you PM me your URL I'll see if it is penalized.
     
  5. Wanker12

    Wanker12 Newbie

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    I cannot PM yet. Also a couple of the others are still page 2 and page 1 so I doubt that we have been penalized or they would have dropped as well. The NEW terms are the ones I have waited MONTHS to break the top 100 and they are rated MUCH lower in Comp.
     
  6. Duffers5000

    Duffers5000 Elite Member

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    Despite all panda and penguin etc updates, any companies that had any idea what they were doing were for the most part unaffected. Sure there were drops but a good seo company would react quickly and be back on track pretty sharp. Frankly if your seo company were doing what they should have been doing and providing quality links from diverse sources then any updates should not have even been noticed.

    If it's your business and traffic is important why don't you just skip seo and buy it.
     
  7. BlackFox.io

    BlackFox.io Regular Member

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    I Been doing SEO since 2008 And the game changed alot.
    I personally dont do it for others because i became so dam good at it.
    Once you find the loopholes your pretty much gold. Its not hard to rank in the big G.
    You Just need to think out the box.