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# 255846 3-Sep-2019 09:45
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Hi There,

 

 

 

This is not a complain! But our company is in this very struggle situation. 

 

We have used 4 "professional" SEO and AdWords service providers (They are not cheap $1500 - $2000 per month!)

 

Unfortunately, they were all Cow-Boys!

 

Recently, we have changed our domain name, they said they can help us to do the proper redirection. But it ends up with lost our search ranking with our organic website for the last 10 years. 

 

 

 

I have to come here and ask help from you guys, does anyone know a company/freelancer can do a proper job, could really help us on SEO and AdWords area instead of ripping us off!

 

 

 

Thank you very much!


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  # 2309822 3-Sep-2019 09:58
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We’ve worked with a company called Media Giant in Wellington. Lot cheaper than this and they know their stuff. Great in depth dashboard they have as well. They also provide a free hand cut audit to check Oliver the site. If they had access to google search console during this audit, they’d check if the redirects were done right for free.

Full disclosure, I’m a shareholder of this business.

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  # 2309828 3-Sep-2019 10:04
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Please don't post the same content in multiple forums.

 

SEO reputation should be largely retained if you set up and maintain a 301 redirect from your old to new domains. Still, not really recommended for SEO. You have all those links to your old site that you no doubt built up, 301 is better than nothing, but try to get the links changed where it's practical.


 
 
 
 


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  # 2309841 3-Sep-2019 10:21
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Partners company used these guys who apparently turned things around within a week from their old cowboy provider: https://synapsesearch.nz/

 

 


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  # 2309843 3-Sep-2019 10:26
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I got burnt by two different over-promise and under-deliver companies and gave up.  A few months later Luke from Sprocket Digital cold called me and changed my opinion pretty early into a campaign.  I rarely do Google reviews, but they got one.  https://sprocketdigital.co.nz/





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  # 2309848 3-Sep-2019 10:45
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timbee:

 

Partners company used these guys who apparently turned things around within a week from their old cowboy provider: https://synapsesearch.nz/

 

 

Can vouch, cut my teeth working there as my last job. the guys know their stuff and do legit work. 





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  # 2309928 3-Sep-2019 13:35
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Thank you very much for your help. 

 

As we had really bad experiences with companies, do you think freelancers can do a better job? 

 

At least, we pay them by hourly rate and not bound with any contract?


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  # 2309932 3-Sep-2019 13:47
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I'd suggest that if you are looking for significant growth, you would be best to partner with a company who delivers consistent results and keeps fine tuning your campaign.  As long as those results flow in, they are worth every penny.  If they aren't delivering consistent results in 3 or 4 months, drop them like a hot rock.

 

I really liked Sprocket's transparent pricing strategy, but I'll leave that discussion to them if you choose to engage.

 

I don't have any vested interest or personal relationship with them, just respect.  And generally speaking, freelancers have been useful for me for the basics, but I've had underwhelming results for more advanced stuff.





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  # 2309984 3-Sep-2019 15:12
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Dynamic:

 

I'd suggest that if you are looking for significant growth, you would be best to partner with a company who delivers consistent results and keeps fine tuning your campaign.  As long as those results flow in, they are worth every penny.  If they aren't delivering consistent results in 3 or 4 months, drop them like a hot rock.

 

I really liked Sprocket's transparent pricing strategy, but I'll leave that discussion to them if you choose to engage.

 

I don't have any vested interest or personal relationship with them, just respect.  And generally speaking, freelancers have been useful for me for the basics, but I've had underwhelming results for more advanced stuff.

 

 

 

 

Thank you very much Mike


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  # 2310078 3-Sep-2019 17:06
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Freelancing, may end up with this sort of garbage.

 

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Blackhat paid backlinks on A plane geek forum. Think the word will get out and links stick for longer than the weeks worth of google stats that look oh-so-awesome they provide?

 

Left the IPs there, no shame in it. India and Bangladesh.

 

I've even seen NZ companies be used this way, IT and signage firms among others. Obviously paid someone for SEO. And likely didn't know a chunk was outsourced for even less.




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  # 2310206 3-Sep-2019 17:37
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Oblivian:

Freelancing, may end up with this sort of garbage.


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Blackhat paid backlinks on A plane geek forum. Think the word will get out and links stick for longer than the weeks worth of google stats that look oh-so-awesome they provide?


Left the IPs there, no shame in it. India and Bangladesh.


I've even seen NZ companies be used this way, IT and signage firms among others. Obviously paid someone for SEO. And likely didn't know a chunk was outsourced for even less.



Wow, thanks for the tip.

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  # 2310213 3-Sep-2019 17:48
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The best paid search specialist I worked with is Mark Lapsley at Ogilvy (Head of Search). He's no longer there, shouldn't be hard to track down on google!

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  # 2310370 4-Sep-2019 06:12
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I can put you in touch with PureSEO, if you would like an initial conversation.

 

 

 

I know the CEO on a personal level.





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  # 2310467 4-Sep-2019 10:04
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Shindig:

 

I can put you in touch with PureSEO, if you would like an initial conversation.

 

 

 

I know the CEO on a personal level.

 

 

 

 

That would be great! Thank you. 


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