1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

New client: checklist?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by christianbed, May 19, 2013.

  1. christianbed

    christianbed Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2011
    Messages:
    1,346
    Likes Received:
    882
    Location:
    alert("Make Money")
    Home Page:
    Ok, I landed my first BIG client a week ago...decent monthly fee, which is great and all, but I want to make sure I'm covering all bases, so I have some questions for those with experience in this area. (It isn't my first client, so spare me the 'you should know this stuff', etc...I'm just trying to get feedback from others who have a lot of wisdom). :) Anyway:

    • They have their own webmasters, as far as I can tell. Do you typically ask for access to webmaster tools?
    • Assuming they don't already have analytics installed, do you ask them to have the webmaster install it and give access?
      • Obviously, I don't like the idea of flying blind in this area, but I'm not sure how one might typically navigate this issue where there is another party overseeing the site/server.
    • Is there a particular ranking tracker that you like? Rank tracker is a bit squirrely, and I'm not getting consistent info in serpbuddy for other sites I have when I do manual checks (I have a feeling their marketing manager will be doing the same, and when the ranker says they're at #7, and a manual check reveals they're actually at #14, well, that just looks bad.)
    • None of their sites are WP, but custom-made, so the idea of just going in the backend and fixing the on-page stuff myself is a no-go...it looks like I'll have to have a long and tedious discussion with the webmaster(s), which is a bit frustrating. I'm wondering if, while I'm at it, I should get them to add a blog page to the site...it is in the F&B niche, and the site is a bit thin on content, but again, I hate the idea of having to submit posts to a webmaster, who will charge the client for 'changes', and probably screw up the posts anyway.
    • So the overall question is: how do you handle situations like this where a 3rd party oversees a non-WP site?
     
    Last edited: May 19, 2013
  2. christianbed

    christianbed Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2011
    Messages:
    1,346
    Likes Received:
    882
    Location:
    alert("Make Money")
    Home Page:
    Bros, do you even SEO?