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Want to open a SEO office need some help

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Desert90, Jul 21, 2013.

  1. Desert90

    Desert90 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Hey guys,

    i live in germany and i would like to open a small seo service.
    in germany there are some seo services but most are really expensive and bad seo ..

    so i decided to open a seo office myself and have a try.
    first i want to know what SEO should i offer for big companies?
    i want to resell most SEO services from bhw like blog commenting , social bookmarks etc.
    what can i sell too ? which service i should offer for websites with keywords which are hard to rank?

    it'd be very nice if someone help me :)
     
  2. seosoldier

    seosoldier Regular Member

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    It would be better to sell Seo Services, Rather than any Promising Ranking Improving Guarantee. Show your Efforts, charge for it. No Guarantee. Do Quality Work and people will search for you like Vampires.

    Long Tail Keywords, Youtube Videos are easy to rank while Short Tail and High Competitive Keywords are now pretty difficult to rank.
     
  3. JudokaJujitsu

    JudokaJujitsu Registered Member

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    urmm dude,are you strong in seo,marketing and etc..?dont give them hopes by promising them something u cant achieve cause it may affect all of us..u may try reselling services,web design as an add on..and there is no guarantee though in seo.but that just my 2cents
     
  4. bertbaby

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    I think you need to do some more homework on SEO and what corporate customers expect of a service. Do some more homework on the competition and if the suck in Germany then review the offerings from some of the big SEO firms in the US.
     
  5. ZestMedia

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    Perhaps you can check out the competitors that are currently offering SEO services in your country, and SEO service as a whole include from keyword research - on-site - off-site to ranking to analytical reporting. Are you good in them? All the best!
     
  6. Desert90

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    Thank you all for your replies.
    Yea and i am still learning about SEO i don't know everything but i know much.
    I want to rent a small office with 1 or 2 fast PCs. So which tools you say is a must?
    I have only Scrapebox. Which tool should i use for keyword research?
    Should i buy a licence of traffic travis or another tool?
     
  7. seobpachica

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    Hit me up in Skype: seobpachica i am 24/7 online
     
  8. globolsales

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    u can try our team as white hat seo services provider.

    PM sent with our email / skype
     
  9. YoungCeaser

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    Get some sales persons are resell the best services. Read some sales book as well you need to know how to trade and convince people. The local SEO offices here offer nothing impressive and even I must says it's really cheap and like they are reselling fiverr gigs to people. It's just the authority and advertisment each company has that draws new clients. So it's just marketing nothing to do if you are SEO guru...
     
  10. profseo

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    The client not going to understand any activities you show (comments, bookmarks etc..)

    Tell them the potential market, potential traffic and potential ROI. Few companies even promise keywords. Its upto you. For some clients, brand presence is important and for some just ROI. Do your ground work on market, targeting client and their competitors before you approach them.
     
  11. shaneparkins

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    I ran my own SEO company for sometime and let me tell you the best advice I heard, the best SEO people work on their own sites. Can't design? team up with a designer, can't code then team up with a developer. If you don't feel comfortable in doing your own sites as you don't think you will make money what makes you think you can for your clients? Also working within the service industry is so hard and SEO is probs the worst, clients dont want to be higher in Google - they just dont, they want more business and they think they can get that through SEO. I had to change my focus to this pretty rapidly, I had clients ranking for keywords (they chose) with no business increase.

    If your good at SEO then do your own sites, SEO agencies have low retention levels and have a sales guy churning out clients, most companies looking to do SEO professionally hire someone. That is how it is within the UK.
     
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  12. david543

    david543 Newbie

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    If you are a new office then you need to get good clients and don't give guarantee to those who are not giving you permission to update the on page because on page is very important for every website.
     
  13. GreyKnight

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    Some things that I do, on my company :
    - Guide the customers by hand. Help them pick up their keywords, help them identify their customers, and so on.
    - Provide some services (like web analysis) free of charge.
    - Never guarantee that your customers will rank.
    - Always have a good image to your customers. Wear suits. Have a good office.
    - Never tell the customers that you use black hat method, if you use one. But do tell them the risks that may came with your method, AND how you will mitigate those risks.
    - Have 1 or 2 sample sites, for keywords that you rank.
    - Offer your customer a guaranteed page one ranking. But make the price so ridiculous. For example, if you sell your services $1500/month, sell this $5000/month. The customer 90% will stick to your cheaper package, but BELIEVES that you have the ability to make their page have page one ranking. On the other hand, always ENSURES the customer that you would do your best to receive the page one ranking. If the customer insist on the $5000 package, kindly advise them about the $1500 package.
    - Make friends with trusted coders, designers, developers, server administrators, and your local hosting services.
    - Be prepared to be compared with other SEO services, who "promises" page one ranking.

    Less-ethical, but working methods (use it sparingly, it is better if you don't use it)
    - Have 1 sample sites that have PR 7-8. This will woo the customer, if you don't have one you can fake one.
     
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    Great points ! Thank you GreyKnight and the others
     
  15. Christine99

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    offer completed seo packages like:
    on page seo
    off page(directory submission, social bookmarking, blogs comments, guest posting etc.)
    Keyword Analysis
    Keyword Research
    keyword optimization
    robots.txt file
    xml-sitemap creation
    Alt text image

    Add all services you are providing like SMO, internet marketing, PPC, CPC etc at one place.
     
  16. Pvlman

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    ..or even go a bit further offer something like online inbound marketing (yeah, I know it sounds douchebaggy...). Something like MOZ does. Create your personality, promote your company and hope that you will eventually bring some results :)