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SEO for a local site using 301 a redirect

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by dgfalk, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. dgfalk

    dgfalk Power Member

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    A guy wants me to do SEO for his local plumbing business. He owns the website so just in case I do rank him and he doesn't pay, I want to be able to remove the 301 and he loses his rankings. I have a few questions though:

    Does is matter if its a com, net, org, or info?

    Does the anchor text to the 301 domain get pushed along with the link juice to the main domain? I want to rank for "city plumbing" "city plumbers" etc, would I just backlink to the 301 using those anchors just like I would if I was linking directly to the main domain? Im pretty sure I can rank this very easily as theres almost no competition. Just google places results and none of them have a website.

    A little OT, but I dont know what to charge him either. Right now I have a dentist site ranking #2 (above google places even) and it has only gotten 10 visits this month (google KW tool shows 36 exact searches a month)
    With this "city plumbing" keyword google shows 0. At first I though $100 a month would be good, but after seeing 0 searches I dunno. Thoughts?
     
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    You must live in a very small town or city if you got so few searches for "city plumbing".
     
  3. SEOWhizz

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    Are you doing basic SEO or a Google Places listing + optimization or both?

    You could charge a setup fee and a monthly fee. The amount really does depend on the client's market and their customer value.

    If there are no search results and the client gets no leads/sales from your SEO work, he may just dump you. In this case, a backup plan would be to offer local business PPC.
     
  4. dgfalk

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    I'd would definitively do basic SEO on his website, and also help him out with google places. So hopefully that works, but I have no interest in PPC. Im thinking what I will do is rank his site, see if he's happy after a month then send him a bill. The only thing is after you rank a google place it would be hard to make his rankings drop if he didn't pay. I sorta know the guy though, hes a friend of one of my best friends. I could probably just beat it out of him!
     
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    No. You could use any TLD.

    Yes.

    TBH, the 301 redirect trick can be traced. If I hired a backlinker to do some work and they did a 301 redirect, I'd drop them pretty quick.
     
  6. ewandy

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    As for the 301, from my experience it doesn't make any difference what kind of TLD you are using. About the keywords in the URL dunno i always picked those which had it in them.

    Payment when you are talking to a client I usually tell them that it will take x$ to get the site there, and then 1/3 of that price for maintenance. How much to charge??? that's the tough question, you could really ask how much a dentist is making from each lead. And work from there.