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I would like to hire an SEO expert to help in long term strategy

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by IceCode, May 1, 2011.

  1. IceCode

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    Hi,

    I hope this is the right section for this.

    About the website, I'm obviously not going to list the domain or the business area in here but I will give a good example of the site and try my best to describe my needs that way.

    We've started this business several months ago and now starting to get more serious about it. You can compare this website to let's say... a plumbing website that offers the service everywhere in the US. Not plumbing, it's just an example, it could fit for describing it for now.

    We are the end point for all the customers, this is not an affiliate program of somebody else's business, and we provide the service ourselves.

    So where is the site now:
    Fully developed with zero SEO done but still somehow getting 10 visits a day from organic searches (obviously that's nothing but there is where it's at)

    What people search for:
    Usually local searches, so in the example of plumbing they would search for "plumbing city state". There are 4-5 different keywords that seem to be searched for this type of service alongside the local info.

    What I don't want:
    Some black hatter, who just wants to spam links and spin articles and promise my site wont get trashed. Now don't get me wrong, we can use some tools to accomplish a few things, but everything has to be done in moderation, like 10 very thought out links quality and useful links, etc.

    What am I looking for and what are the goals for the website:

    Basically, I need someone who knows what they're doing to build a long term (6 month-2years) strategy for the website. When I say strategy, I obviously don't know exactly what that would entail, otherwise, I would just do it in house. But the following sounds like a general idea:
    - Content and articles (we will have our own blog ), so we need an SEO strategy for that.
    - Profiles and web 2.0 strategy
    - Social media and didoes.
    - Authority relevant links
    - Possibly different websites for different local areas
    - Possibly local listings in places
    - On site SEO
    - KW and competition analysis

    So in general, not looking for someone to go and do it all on their own promising certain ranks or results. But more so, someone that will discuss everything in detail before making any key decisions on what gets done. We also have the resources to get alot done, so the strategy and planning part is worth paying for alone.

    What we also want in the person that could offer this service:
    - I've been reading this website for months now would like to have whoever does this be a member with a good history.
    - Please have some experience, if you only have experience in certain areas and not the others, then please state what they are.
    - Please be from the US with good communication skills and available by phone.

    I have no idea how much to offer, just let me know what you can provide and what you expect and we'll go from there. Maybe something on a monthly basis or per project, I'm not sure yet but I'm open to ideas. Once we at least have a phone conversation and I feel you may be up to the task, then I will share more information with you.

    Thank you.