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Giving clients confidence

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by nonai, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. nonai

    nonai Power Member

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    you know, SEO is so subjective. with all the updates going on, you can never know when you are going to rank, or if you are going to rank at all.

    if you tell clients this, they might feel nervous and fire you.

    so what do you tell them? do you just make false promises, and say you are 100% sure you are going to rank and stay up for over a year?

    I feel kind of uncomfortable doing that, because it might come back and bite you in ass later on.
    but it seems that's the only way to go if you want to make money. if you want to make money, you have to give them confidence, lots of it.

    if you tell anyone the truth (Google is messed up, sometimes they rank crappy sites, sometimes they penalize white hat sites, I don't know if your site is going to rank at all, if it does rank, I don't know how long it will stay up there) then they will fire you.
     
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  2. kirkonpolttaja

    kirkonpolttaja Senior Member

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    Being a salesman is always iffy when it comes to making promises, you need to find "lies" which are borderline true.
    You can tell your client how you got yourself top of the google game, but have honest description in your printed out offer and say that it's just there to make sure you dont get screwed over, usually honesty like that will earn you that new order even when client might have changed their mind as they see you as a person.

    You can see salesmen who do it wrong, black eye is good giveaway resulted from promising something which is not there and offer is giberish.
     
  3. tahworld

    tahworld Regular Member

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    Honesty goes a long way.

    Tell them your past results and that you'll do your best but can't promise anything.