I own a franchise of a much larger company. To make a long story short, the corporate decision makers chose to use a random SEO company, actually two guys who don't seem to know what they are doing. The corporate site has dropped 36% in the past 3 months for google keywords, and my local franchise site isn't even on the first 5 pages for a very low, very specific keyword/phrase search. I want to know if there is a way to see if these guys are using blackhat techniques and screwing our whole company making google penalize us, or if they just kind of suck in general? I mean for $6,000/month we should be seeing a lot more than this BS and I want to get these guys fired! If you think you have some methods to find out, please let me know here or by PM, I don't want to post the company name in public forum here.