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SEO Noob clients make me LOL

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by innocent_kid, Sep 15, 2012.

  1. innocent_kid

    innocent_kid Power Member

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    well this is about 2days back
    i got a SEO client who wanted to get 25 keywords listed on top 10 position of google
    well he and i had full discusion than he told me his keywords
    they were all quite broad keywords with over
    50,000 searches each atleast some with over 200,000
    and guess what
    he said he want to pay not more than 40$/keyword to be listed on google top position within 3 months :|
    seriously?
    thats was my reaction :|
    i tried to explain him and give him some more info regarding it and asked him to even go on google and check prices
    nd than he was like no i still dnt wanna pay more than 40-50$/keyword
    i said oh god wht this nubism have came to? if it was just matter of 40-50$/keyword to get on top 1 on such high level keyword wudnt everyone just spend 40$ and get a super active sites?
    sheesh
    do tell me if u also hit clients such as these :/
    this was second client who i had to deny for such a reason :|
     
  2. tashrif

    tashrif BANNED BANNED

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    I was that client :sasmokin:

    j/k
     
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  3. innocent_kid

    innocent_kid Power Member

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    i am sure u werent ;) cuz anyone on bh wud understand the value of seo and wudnt lowball as that much
     
  4. ShadeDream

    ShadeDream Elite Member

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    tl;dr

    Forget cheap clients, most of the time they're not worth the time or the money... you'll end up working your ass of for pennies.
     
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  5. MatthewWoodward

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    I get clients like that all the time, and eventually they will find someone to agree to do it and then fail to deliver.

    Some clients expect the world without paying anything, but other clients want the world and will pay whatever it takes.

    I tend to design a strategy around the clients budget and current resources and then set realistic expectations of what they can achieve.

    No point wasting your time with someone like this though :)
     
  6. seoquickheal

    seoquickheal BANNED BANNED

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    clients who are really need to spend 1k$ per keywords are there too. so forget this client .

    it take nearly 3 months to make that happen.
     
  7. innocent_kid

    innocent_kid Power Member

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    yeah i agreee
    well i gotta find a new source of finding seo clients now latly my last source is now full with all such cheap noobers :/
     
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  8. MatthewWoodward

    MatthewWoodward Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Once you have done a few big jobs with success, clients tend to find you ;)
     
  9. Seadragon

    Seadragon Regular Member

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    Word of mouth is your best bet for finding good SEO clients. Do a good job for one client, then he tell's his buddy's and so on.

    The refferals then pour in.
     
  10. keptman

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    cheap clients are the WORST!!! stay away from them, youll end up losing money
     
  11. danailo

    danailo Senior Member

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    Top 3 most annoying client types I use to have

    1. Can you do it for less? I have some more clients and will give you bulk orders later on!

    2. Why so expensive I know some guy/company/chimpanzee who will do it for half price!

    3. Can you guarantee me 200% top 3 position and if I get only top 10 can you give me my money back?

    Don't work with such clients. Just a waste of time.

    on the topic :) youtube.com/watch?v=eA-n-EvmIkU
     
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