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How do seo firms document work done for clients? Screenshots?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by freckletone, Mar 25, 2011.

  1. freckletone

    freckletone Regular Member

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    Besides obviously the results and high rankings, what if a clients wants to see the work... Does anyone make screenshots of articles, blog comments etc? Or show them the articles/comments etc?
     
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    BassTrackerBoats Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    The people that use my service for their SEO clients grab a txt file or an excel file that we generate and brand it their company name for their clients.
     
  3. chasedyson

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    I'm going to start doing this for my clients. Thanks for the tip!
     
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    I give them a summary of work completed, current and past rankings and a list of the confirmed links created for the month. Sometimes I throw in some analytics etc to pad it up if needs be.
     
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    This is exactly what I do. Internet Business Promoter is great for the ladder statement.
     
  6. abcx3

    abcx3 Newbie

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    Yea you wanna show them you worked on it but you dont wanna show them screenshots of everything otherwise they can just do it themselves next time haha :)
     
  7. davids355

    davids355 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I agree summary of what's been done, current status (links etc) and also I normally keep a excel sheet of say top 50 positions on google and note of the last change in every position (up or down and by how much).
     
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    At most I'll show mine the articles, and possibly give a list of directories.

    Blog comments and profiles are ugly, and require way too much explanation for a regular person that doesn't understand how SEO works. Just think about all the blog comments that don't get approved, or haven't been approved yet. That's a lot of questions to be asked, that I'd rather avoid altogether.

    Just get them moving in the rankings and no questions will be asked. Ranking reports and sometimes traffic reports are all I need.

    (I have a few exceptions where I send them lists of links, but it's a very rare occasion.)
     
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    davids355 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I gree, as long as they are ranking, they won't care!
     
  10. box0204

    box0204 Regular Member

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    but what do you guys say if they ask you questions of how do you do it?
     
  11. davids355

    davids355 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Give them a rough overview - I tell people the White hat side of it, that keeps them happy, don't go into any details, people don't really care, they just feel like they should understand how it works.
     
  12. mrdexter

    mrdexter Junior Member

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    My clients get a screenshot of the rank (usually from traffic travis), and a report from analytics showing organic traffic.

    If they ask how I do it I explain politely that I don't offer a training service.
     
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    britcpa Power Member

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    great answer! rep given
     
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    it's like asking a doctor all what's covered in his curriculum during college. you won't get all the answers in just 1 sitting. besides,my service is to provide SEO...not to teach it.
     
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    Some links like blog comments and profiles look bad. Put simply, a lot of them look like spam and require too much of an explanation to make them worth showing to the client. However, they do help with SEO and improving the rankings. So you still need to do them.


    What I do is have certain links I can show the client. This is only if they ask, and can usually be outsourced for a few dollars. The SEO benefit is not amazing, but it does help with link variety and they are much better to look at.

    Business Directories, Web Directories, Article Directories, and maybe a social media profile or two. Granted SEO and Traffic benefit may be quite low, but the client is happy they can see work being done.


    Again, I don't give these out to most clients. Just specific ones that wouldn't have closed without it.