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The right way to SEO for a client question

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by royalslim, Oct 6, 2010.

  1. royalslim

    royalslim Regular Member

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    Okay so basically I sometimes read about how clients disappear after doing so much SEO work for their site. Now can I get a domain, and 301 direct it and do SEO for that domain so in a way I still own my work (the SEO to my domain)?

    Would this be a good idea, or should I suck it up and just do the SEO to their site direct? When the client leaves for w/e reason, can I still use the power of the 301 directed domain towards something else (another client in the same niche)...I don't know if it is clear what I am asking, but let me know.

    What extra work is required in SEO through a 301 directed site. The 301 direct is for purposes of the BH SEO that I might do.
     
  2. Crixus

    Crixus Regular Member

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    I'm not exactly sure about the redirects question, but if I understand what you're asking, just get a good contract up front. If they walk, it shouldn't hurt you.
     
  3. royalslim

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    That is possible, but I want the 301 direct in order to use over just in case they leave as my next client will have the same niche.
     
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    So, you gonna 301 for every url that needs backlinks?

    It would make more sense to own/control the properties where the links are coming from, so you can switch them later if they quit paying.
     
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    a 301 direct aged domain per SEO client. That way I still have the juice from the domain, for another future purpose
     
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    Yes, this is something that I am considering at this time. I wonder if it works well because it makes a lot of sense if they decide to leave.
     
  7. royalslim

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    Yeah, I'm trying to think long term, that's why I am interested in some sort of setup of this kind
     
  8. ipopbb

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    You may have just killed your chances of getting new clients at this forum.

    Honestly, you should just ask for a fair price for your work and then be happy with the deal you agreed to. If you don't like it then negotiate a better deal... Depending on jurisdiction you could be liable for violating their "work for hire" rights. You could end up having to give their money back plus legal fees and any demonstrable damages. Or they could just sue you for the domain that received all the work they paid for.

    If the clients are jerks just drop them and walk away. Don't give them weapons and leverage to use against you.

    just my opinion though... I'm not a lawyer, but I'm pretty successful at building businesses.
     
  9. royalslim

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    Who said anything about getting clients through this forum.....but thanks for the legal info...
     
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    ┼blackrat┼ Senior Member

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    You can´t own backlinks that are not on your properties thus SEO isn´t "ownable".

    Make a contract like Crixus said.
     
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    Contract it is..thread closed unless someone can think of something else
     
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    Nope but if paid to have them point to a domain you own and that doesn't happen guess what...