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How do ypu explain to your client about being hit?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by shanna_doll, Nov 30, 2013.

  1. shanna_doll

    shanna_doll Power Member

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    I have recently got an offer for a local seo project. It is a german local keyword, seems relatively easy to rank for.

    I am afraid I will manage to rank for the keyword.. But later on what if the site gets slapped by panda/penguin..

    How do you deal with this aspect od SEO?

    Or should I just reject the offer..
     
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  2. ibmethatswhoib

    ibmethatswhoib Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Just do your best and not doing anything that will hurt your clients site, provide value and don't be scared.
     
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  3. techblog

    techblog Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    do whatever you can, you can also explain your client the possibilities.
    Avoid hardcore blackhat techniques, which have more chances of backfiring.... you will be good.

    Take the offer, take the risk!

    cheers!
     
  4. SPQR

    SPQR Elite Member

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    If you do everything on the edge of being completely natural, you should be fine. Just get contextual links, and do not hit the site directly with comments and such for obvious reasons.
     
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    RedMango Power Member

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    Ensure you have stated in your terms and conditions that you cannot control Google and their ways.
     
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    you handle it by being upfront about the risks, but more importantly, document it with a signed service agreement. also, if hes paying you a large amount, get ach transfer or have him cut a check. this greatly minimizes any potential future chargebacks.
     
  7. Skullator

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    Yeah, like others said.. just don't overdo it when it comes to unnatural link building and you should make only gains.
    If you explained to your client the risks/benefits of any given technique, I think you'd find they are usually more than happy with slower SERP increases rather than the risk of being penalized or de-indexed.
    Good luck OP!
     
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    srinu0812 Supreme Member

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    Yeah, as mudbutt says be careful with the payment methods. Do your best and all will be fine. If you are unsure, then don't take the offer :)
     
  9. Danny1111

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    Always make it clear - that you don't control Google and ultimately they determine the updates/rankings.

    Your service follows Google Guidelines - but from time to time those change from Google Itself - so rankings movements can also be negative not just positive .... then you can show examples of your work and how you have ranked Sites in the Top 5 - so you can deliver results if allowed to do the work ... but never promise or provide 100% guarantee.

    Take the job because if you don't someone else will - and more than likely they won't know as much as you.

    All the best.
     
  10. tony_d

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    Let them take the risk - explain that you can get to the top faster rather than the slow process, but the risk is that one day, you'll wake up and it's disappeared... Most people will choose the fast option. But then again, being German... maybe not :p They're a but smarter and more logical, I find.

    I used to have my BMW serviced at a local garage, and whenever it needed parts, they would call me and say 'we can give you genuine parts for $1000, or non-genuine for $600'... 9 out of 10 times, I chose non-genuine.
     
  11. oxonbeef

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    Show them this.
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    [URL]http://moz.com/google-algorithm-change?fb_action_ids=10151742773176301&fb_action_types=og.likes&fb_source=aggregation&fb_aggregation_id=288381481237582[/URL]
     
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  12. Alpha.

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    When dealing with German( and Austrian/Swiss) clients, always state that you'll be using pure white-hat methods... Telling them you're using black-hat methods is a sure way to never get a client!

    Same goes for shady areas of grey, they want everything done perfectly legal etc... crappy mentality! (doesn't mean you have to go completely white-hat, just tell them that...)

    Plus most of them are as stingy as f**k! You wouldn't believe how often you hear things like: "meh... we have a one-time budget of €250, can you work with that?"