SEO is the backbone of the online internet marketing nowadays. If you have a business website and willing to grow your business then you cannot ignore the organic search engine traffic via Google, Bing etc. But the real problem is to find a person who can successfully run your SEO campaign and can actually deliver your TOP results and traffic. In this post, I will highlight some core areas which will help you decide the SEO Freelancer you should choose for your business website.
Is the SEO Freelancer ranking anywhere
Check if the freelancer you are going to hire is himself/herself ranking anywhere on the search engines especially Google. If he/she can rank themselves then they certainly possess the SEO skills and can rank your website as well in the TOP. Look for the keywords they are ranking, it should certainly not include their name or brand.
Check if the freelancer is present online on all major social media including Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google + etc. Look for the reviews, recommendations or complaints he has got on his/her profile or business page. This would also give you a clear idea about the experience and credibility of the Freelancer.
Don’t Look for Job websites
Job websites are nowadays full of spams and fake reviews. Also job websites have their own terms, conditions and charges which might not suite to your website SEO. With thousands and thousands of freelancers listed in Job websites, its very difficult to find a credible one.
Ask for your website assessment
Before hiring a SEO Freelancer, ask him to provide you a websites assessment and a clear goal and work plan so that you should know when and how your website is going to rank. Remember, Guarantee SEO Results is now an old school marketing, don’t fall into this. Look for a reasonable assessment and goal with results varied over months because not all your keywords will rank at once.
Check Recent Live Portfolios
Ask for the results he has achieved recently and which are currently live rather than old results which are no longer active.