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Question for those that outsource offline client SEO?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by dantob, Dec 23, 2010.

  1. dantob

    dantob Power Member

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    Ok I just signed up a client and will be doing the initial keyword analysis and research. But then I would like to outsource the SEO and link building to their site. How do you guys go about picking your outsourcer for these type of clients?

    Are you guys concerned at all about revealing the clients information such as website urls and keywords to the outsource people since they might contact the client without your knowledge and reveal to them that they are ones doing the work which might cause issues? So I guess my question is how do you protect yourself and client from this sort of thing happening? I mean for me I don't even outsource the SEO for my own sites in that it will reveal my sites and keywords.

    So how should I deal with this concern? Do we need a contract and special clause that the outsource can not contact the client etc.? Any advice?
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    ``Yousef Power Member

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    If you we're going to go into an agreement with a properly formed entity, then yes a contract would be fantastic. However, given that you're probably aiming to outsource the SEO tasks cheaply to a freelancer (here for example), who is just your average joe sitting at his/her computer trying to make a bit of money, it's probably better that you just select based on stuff such as; rep, itrader, post count, etc, status (mod/vip/exec etc).
     
  3. IamNebula

    IamNebula Registered Member

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    Alright mate,

    This is not an affiliate link, however I highly recommend you watch this webinar.

    I learned so much from this webinar alone.


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    hxxp://robertmstanley.com/super-systems/
    I've already found an outsourcer on odesk for a specific task I do and followed the advice in the webinar to hire 5 guys to do the job then pick the best one from them.

    It only costs a few dollars to test out these people and I am a firm believer in making your mistakes early. Pay the small price to find the right guy and save yourself from losing a lot more in the future if you end up with the wrong guy.

    Merry Xmas
     
  4. dantob

    dantob Power Member

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    Thanks for the link. I will check it out. What I am inquiring about is really a all-in-one SEO service where that they incorporate all the various backlink methods with me just providing the client's url(s) and keywords that they want to rank for that url/page. I'm more concerned about discussing the client's keywords/urls with a outsource company when in the contract I signed with them had clause that all services,reports, etc. are confidental.

    I'd like to hear other folks experience when outsourcing their client's SEO work and how they go about handling this matter of discussing client's url/keywords.
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  5. IamNebula

    IamNebula Registered Member

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    In my opinion you should have your system of delivering the work in place before you get the customer.

    Also, if you are doing work for local business owners I suggest you stick to white hat.

    Unless you are up front and tell them you're black-hatting it
     
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  6. klawre1221

    klawre1221 Regular Member

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    What are you going to do with a contract? Fly overseas and sue them? Find someone reputable and honorable and if you can't then outsource different tasks to different people so no one can claim to the client they do all the seo work.
     
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    TyphoonAgency Regular Member

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    You do want to cover yourself so that those you contract can't offer your clients a better deal. For that reason, you might not want to contract out as much work as you've originally envisioned.