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need to get rid of SEO client without making an enemy

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by nonai, Mar 7, 2015.

  1. nonai

    nonai Power Member

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    there is someone who is asking me to seo his site and I dont want to do it (I can assure you I have a very good reason)
    He has emailed me over and over again which I have ignored all of them except one.
    I replied to his latest email "can I check out your website? what is the address?" and he sent it to me.

    I want to get rid of him in a nice way so I dont make him an enemy. He knows many of my sites and could negative seo me.

    What is a good, nice reason why I cant work on his site?
     
  2. asap1

    asap1 BANNED BANNED Jr. VIP

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    Tell him something like "it looks like your site will take a few months to rank and right now we are already under full capacity" then refer him to someone else or something.
     
  3. reoman

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    Google updated their algorithm and I'm having trouble ranking sights, I'll message you once my services are back up.

    Sorry about the inconvenience.
     
  4. randybishop

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  5. DoubleD3

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    Refer him to some reputed seo company & tell him that they are better than you.
     
  6. GroundUp

    GroundUp Regular Member

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    I wouldn't tell him others are better than you or you're having trouble. Word of mouth spreads.

    Say you would love his business but you are too busy with existing clients and pass him on to another service. This way you sound like you would want to help but your business is booming.
     
  7. thebomb

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    Yup... You said it right. Keep it simple and to the point. Usually I just say that I have to many projects going on and I give them a phone or email to contact someone I know who has the skill.
     
  8. American Trends

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    Most of us do the same thing.
     
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    Refer him to CEO Sam...win/win.
     
  10. jazzc

    jazzc Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Ask for more than he will pay -> he leaves.
     
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    Asif WILSON Khan Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    You don't know how to do it?

    Your reputation has got out, he is doing an article for Clown Monthly.

    So, how are you going to SEO Google?

    Tell him you have given up SEO and are going back to the circus.



    You can tell a nonai thread without even checking it his him.
     
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  12. TapTapper

    TapTapper Junior Member

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    Quote triple the normal price and 9 month lead time before you can start the project. If he's still interested take the money and outsource the project
     
  13. zebrahat

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    In addition to upping your offer price, tell him you are concentrating on doing SEO for your own sites at this time.
     
  14. mareks

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    Just tell him that You will have spot after 3 months, but your friend company should have some spots right now. Refer. ;)
     
  15. pxoxrxn

    pxoxrxn Supreme Member

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    Then what is wrong with telling the truth? You're either a professional or you're a slimy snake oil salesman.
     
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  16. VersaceGod

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    Just say that you are very busy with a big project.