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Traveling to India for SEO am I Crazy????

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by lostgringos, Aug 16, 2009.

  1. lostgringos

    lostgringos Senior Member

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    Well I had no idea where to post this. Admins if this is in the wrong section I apologize.

    Anyway, I am thinking very seriously about travelling Bangalore in 3 weeks to have about 50 of my domains developed. I want to hire a team to do my SEO and I will teach them that. I will be looking for excellent content writers to teach them my SEO stuff. One or two programmers, a graphic artist and good forum admin. I want to have around 10 people on the team to start and hopefully grow to 30 or more.

    I am thinking that Bangalore would be a good place to setup a business.

    Any input from this forum will be greatly appreciated as I value the word and credibility of many posters here. If it does not seem feasible for India I will put my old SEO team back together and work out of Cebu.

    You can reach at franko 4444 @ gmail dot com

    Thanks All
    Franco
     
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    Eliminating the middle man, if you can, do it. Just try not to get scammed over there.
     
  3. lostgringos

    lostgringos Senior Member

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    I should mention that I have done some research on finding sources where I can find people to hire. I have been advised that there are jobs in ads/papers that most follow. Does anyone know if that is true?

    Franco
     
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    blackbaby BANNED BANNED

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    So you are in the Philippines? Why do you want to go to Bangalore? Why not do business in the Philippines.?
     
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    Read up on the 4 hr work week by Tim Ferriss. He goes into detail on outsourcing very reputable companies in India. No need to travel there personally... Just a thought though.
     
  6. lexmark

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    If you move to India still go to job portals based in India and look for good independent service providers have them to a personal interview and offer them some stability. Once this step is completed make sure you leave the country and get a manager there to handle the mess. lol :D

    Dave.
     
  7. silverbar27

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    India? are you nuts? If you have money saved up though you can live like a king....Let us know what pans out!
     
  8. trushafty38

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    personally I have no valuable information to give you at the moment. I just want to say that I would love to be in your position right now. That sounds like it would be a lot of fun! Please keep us updated and if you do go you should document it via video or tons of pictures to share.
     
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    Why don't you try outsourcing through oDesk. The providers are mostly top notch in there at affordable prices and you get to monitor their hourly activities through the team room provided by oDesk.
     
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    robert454 Newbie

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    Is there any specific reason why you are choosing to set up shop in India as opposed to Manila or Cebu? I have tried outsourcing to India and the Philippines, and I can tell you from experience that you will not only find highly qualified people right there in the Philippines but IMHO there are better English speakers in the Philippines if you are trying to have your content sound like it`s written by an American, Canadian , or someone from the UK.

    Not to mention it is extremely more cost effective to build your team in the Philippines, as well as, and this is the biggest point for me, you are less likely to get your ideas stolen in the Philippines. The level of loyalty is different .

    Again, this is just my experience and has no reflection on Indian people as a culture. I love everyone, but Business is Business.

    my 2 cents
     
  11. forex

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    Been to India and hired 4 different teams over there. I am not quit clear what your question is but I have spent hundreds of thousands on an application in India and currently have 10 full time resources there. I have looked at India for SEO and social marketing work and the Philippines is where I ended up even though I had great connections in India. Just my due diligence... for what it's worth :)

    However if you are traveling to hire I would be real interested on your reasoning, and before you do I will give you a few very good friends to show you around. Again the Philippines is best for SEO in my opinion, but if you are headed to India mainly Delhi I would be willing to give you some advice.
     
  12. scrupio

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    yeah im from india and i am outsourcing to the phillipines. :)
     
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    have to travel to there? for low cost labor?
     
  14. oblio

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    Problem.....other eyes see your keywords, and business model. They get bored and smart and hijack your niches. Trust nobody. Maybe only do a team if it is totally segregated and the people don't know each other, can't talk to each other and only see a small subset of the business. I trust nobody...call me paranoid.

    Peace,
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    hey ,
    nice to see u choosed bangalore for ur project,

    m from bangalore, feel free to PM me , maybe i could help you out :)
     
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    I am from the philippines and I am proud to be a filipino..:D We work really hard for our clients and make sure we are always competitive in the industry we are working.:)
     
  17. jamesdin

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    that's the best it can get, be creative! make an SEO Plan!
     
  18. dotcom

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    I am using these guys http://supportsages.com/seo_mark.html and they are from India.Try them, may be try contacting ssmaddy24 from supportsages. I think he is the owner, you can very easily get a SEO guy to do the work for you.
     
  19. forex

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    I would love to business with another set of eyes there. PM me if you are for hire and or have a solution for this. I love my relationships in the Philippines!
     
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    this is funny. you guys are outsourcing to eachother's countries. i guess the grass is greener.................