When Shopping for SEO companies, here's what you should be wary off:
- Companies that promise instant results, especially in bigger populated cities/towns. Ranking and seeing results in Google take time and is a process that requires much effort and patience and tuning.
- Cheap SEO Costs/Packages: Usually offered with companies externally and use black hat SEO methods. These methods can impact your site negatively and recovering from them will cost you much more. You need a reputable company that can show you results and consult based on your needs.
- Guarantee of #1 Spot on Google: In Some niches and in some cities this spot is very competitive and takes lots of effort and investment. It might be achievable but should not be guaranteed. Many factors come into play when it comes to spot#1.
- Flat Packages Without Discussing your Needs: Not all niches, and not all locations are same. Some are more competitive and some require much more effort and some are more difficult to achieve. Flat packaged deals that don't take into account what your needs are, in what location, with what keywords, and what your end result is are shady.