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The potential problems of hiring a freelancing SEO 'guru'

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Billy Blue, Aug 7, 2010.

  1. Billy Blue

    Billy Blue Newbie

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    Hi all,

    I am thinking of outsourcing my SEO to a freelancer... through either ODesk, or HireaFreelancer.

    I posted my job, I had a whole bunch of replies, and am now sifting through the resumes.

    I get the impression from half of them that I could do a better job, and am worried that they might get my sites sandboxed, by linking from bad neighborhoods... using bad methods... etc..

    Some boast of their results, But I'm sure I could come up number 1 in google for a lontail like "unique tennis court matts screen" LOL (with only 5 competing sites LOL LOL)

    What are some of the experiences of other members on these services?

    Has anyone had any positive results / negative results?

    How do you find the wheat amonst the chaf...?

    And, what are the pitfalls to watch out for, should I decide to go with one of these guys?

    Thanks.
     
  2. iq465

    iq465 Regular Member

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    Find someone that is already making ok money on here doing the same thing you're trying to do now. From my understanding, a few of my seo ppl split 50/50 with the person offering it to local biz and do quite well. If you dont want to hire a team, i think its best to go with someone that already has one.
     
  3. Venture

    Venture Regular Member

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    do it yourself or just hire me ;)
     
  4. rocket

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    In my competitor's mind
    There's this great site called Blackhat World with freelancers listed there.