“Are Out Of Country SEO Firms Trustworthy?”
I Don’t Think So. And here’s why…
You are probably wondering why I even mentioned this.
You are probably asking the question why is David even asking “Are Outside of the US SEO firms trustworthy”? Because sometimes you need a helping hand, and wonder if it is possible to outsource. But really it’s not only my personal opinion, but a cold hard fact on the following.
Now, when I say “trustworthy”, I mean that in a slightly different context. You may be saying well, “well they didn’t steal my money” and they gave me a list of links and content.
True, however if you really read between the lines you’ll notice I consider work quality and results a part of “trustworthy”. And really, it’s mostly worthless at this point (and always has been in my eyes) to use this and I tell you why.
Let’s showcase a few points on why you should go with a US Based online marketing and search firm.
1: There is always communication issues on a multitude of levels. I don’t even think I need to break this down any further if you are reading this.
2: Their sources for backlinking is worthless to your backlink profile, and is based around a bunch of trash sites in their GEO IP location, that won’t even help in your neck of the woods.
3: Their written content ALWAYS has grammatical, spelling or context errors. No matter how good you are. I mean, there are some people that have English as their first language and they still don’t grasp it a 100%, so what makes you think that these guys whose English is probably 2nd or 3rd on their list of communication. After all, English is one of the most difficult and nonsensical languages to learn in the world.
4: An excessive amount of hand-holding and revisions must consistently be made time after time. Mainly stemming from the inability to effectively understand you.
5: Face to Face Reports & Meetings of The Mind are not available unless you join in an dis-jointed, choppy and really worthless Skype meeting (unless you want to take a flight out to some remote area of some 3rd world country.)
6: The work(s) that you do get from them, whether it be backlinks, content or other online marketing services may in turn really hurt you rather than help you. Rest assured if something goes wrong, and you get penalized (or something even worse) then your recourse will be few and far between.
This is just a short list of reasons not to use online marketing firms outside the US. And as someone who actually has tried first-hand to work diligently in the past with several different outside firms to handle some other remedial task, it was a no go.
So let my mistakes, not become yours! Make sure to stay stateside when you need a online marketing firm solution.