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# 208054 25-Jan-2017 08:16
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Hi all,

 

Does anyone / your company uses SEO here in NZ ?

 

which is the best one that can be good value for money / Who does a good job ?

 

Someone suggested me sponsoredlinx, but they had horrible reviews everywhere !!!

 

Any suggestions ?





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  # 1709146 25-Jan-2017 08:43
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I've sent you a PM.


 
 
 
 


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  # 1709236 25-Jan-2017 10:37
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The problem with SEO is the high number of cowboys in this area.

 

A couple of examples: a friend had a business (a Job listing site) and Geekzone was syndicating the tech listings (publishing in our forums). We had an ongoing relationship. One day a new user showed up here with my friend's name and started posting clearly spammy topics with links to this website, from an Indian IP address. I asked my friend what's going on and he said it's not him. The end result: he had hired a Christchurch SEO company who promised him to create "backlinks to improve Google ranking". This "company" subcontracted some Indian spammers to go around posting in forums and blogs - so they charge $5000 a month and pay a couple of dollars to some Indian-based person to post spam.

 

The problem here is that these backlinks are actually bad for SEO these days.

 

Another case is an "award-winning", "fast growth" Auckland-based company who provided a "SEO report". Their report had things like "Some of your pages have "Not found" results so you should consider redirecting to other product pages". Obviously they didn't even look on the site in question because the pages in question were events that already occurred, the company doesn't sell "products" (it's a service company) and they were just using a template report replacing the company name, nothing else.

 

In other words, going with a SEO outfit will be a sea of pain.





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  # 1709253 25-Jan-2017 11:01
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I'd rule out anywhere that charges ongoing fees. Find someone who can advise you on how to improve your website at an hourly rate, and then if you want service in future pay them by the hour.

 

Do the link building yourself. Relevant, non-spam links from appropriate and applicable websites are the best thing you can do for your website. You do want to make sure you have the basics right with titles, headings, webmaster, performance, https, and a few other things.


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  # 1709254 25-Jan-2017 11:05
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I get 30 emails a week to the company's enquiries address offering SEO services.  It's the new Rolex watch spam.

 

If I actually wanted SEO services, I would get the firm who built the website to do it.

 

They did the original SEO and we are the top result for the search terms we care about.





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  # 1709262 25-Jan-2017 11:16
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freitasm:

 

The problem with SEO is the high number of cowboys in this area.

 

A couple of examples: a friend had a business (a Job listing site) and Geekzone was syndicating the tech listings (publishing in our forums). We had an ongoing relationship. One day a new user showed up here with my friend's name and started posting clearly spammy topics with links to this website, from an Indian IP address. I asked my friend what's going on and he said it's not him. The end result: he had hired a Christchurch SEO company who promised him to create "backlinks to improve Google ranking". This "company" subcontracted some Indian spammers to go around posting in forums and blogs - so they charge $5000 a month and pay a couple of dollars to some Indian-based person to post spam.

 

The problem here is that these backlinks are actually bad for SEO these days.

 

Another case is an "award-winning", "fast growth" Auckland-based company who provided a "SEO report". Their report had things like "Some of your pages have "Not found" results so you should consider redirecting to other product pages". Obviously they didn't even look on the site in question because the pages in question were events that already occurred, the company doesn't sell "products" (it's a service company) and they were just using a template report replacing the company name, nothing else.

 

In other words, going with a SEO outfit will be a sea of pain.

 

 

Makes blood boil. Moderate a vbulletin forum that has about 30 Blackhat SEO accounts from india and vietnam daily. And they still refuse to either hand me the rights to edit the backend, or impliment a basic PHP protection like ZZblock.

 

When you have 1/4 the number of posts than members and it grows by a few hundered a month. You know you got issues

 

 

 

I've even taken to emailing some of the NZ and aus companies to tell them they are being ripped off by the company promising them ratings in google and linking to how google look for this and punish both the forwarder and primary link


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  # 1709267 25-Jan-2017 11:21
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We have a very small number of spammers (approx one or two a month) on Geekzone. We implemented lots of things behind the scenes (check stopforumspam, check previous IP addresses, block posts from some countries unless user is marked Trusted), etc.







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  # 1709302 25-Jan-2017 12:10
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Well my company is selling products, and its nowhere to be found on google searches (maybe on page 3-4)

 

Also our web developers are based in USA and they provide SEO service but at high cost though.





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  # 1709340 25-Jan-2017 12:58
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Ah yeah, I can help probably with that. I got one of my customers who was ranked on page 12 onto page 1, but that wasn't for a highly contested phrase. I do fairly thorough SEO audits with a report, I action things on some platforms. Have a look at my PM.


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  # 1709341 25-Jan-2017 12:58
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To do SEO properly takes a lot of time which is why web developers will charge a lot for it. It is tedious to do and at the end of it it can take a while to have any affect, if any. So it isn't very satisfying. Hence why thieves third world spammers do it, easy money for them, and you don't know if I what they have done works



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  # 1709344 25-Jan-2017 13:03
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Thank you all for helping me out

 

 

 

I will contact you @timmmay after getting in touch with my boss..

 

Thanks again





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