Local SEO

Choosing A Local SEO Company For Your Small Business

By Daniel Dahlen

November 3, 2022

If you’re a local small business owner, it can be difficult to know who to trust and what to look for when hiring out digital marketing work.

Do You Need  Local SEO?

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A quick way to help determine if SEO makes sense is to talk with other local small business owners in your industry. Join groups, online discussions and ask industry-specific mentors if they’re finding SEO as a beneficial area of their small business.

Look For Experience & Results

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Overall it’s always great to infuse new blood into any industry — it means new viewpoints, new perspectives, new experiences, and — most importantly — it means new opportunities for both small businesses and young SEOs. Before moving forward, however, as with hiring any professional be sure to look at their experience and results — hard data, not just self-reported numbers.

Search Online For Their Clients

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Taking things even further, you can look at real-time results by simply searching for an SEO agency’s clients online. Look at where their clients are based, then search for their services in their area.

SEO Agency  Red Flags

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If an SEO agency is professing to know every aspect & variable involved in ranking web pages you may want to avoid engaging with them. Another red flag is if they mention buying links or involved in any backlink networks or schemes. There are healthier, more natural ways to build links to your website.

After reading this I hope you have a better understanding of what to look for in a local SEO company, some of the important items to review and avoid when hiring an SEO for your small business.