Chapter 9: Hiring an SEO Professional
In This Chapter
Figuring out how to find candidates
Asking the right questions
Knowing what to expect
After reading this minibook, you might decide that you need to hire an SEO consultant instead of trying to improve your search rankings yourself. And hiring a consultant might be a wise decision. Search engine optimization is a time-consuming and demanding Internet marketing task.
Finding an SEO Professional
A good SEO professional is someone you work with for months or years. She can advise you and help you make long-term improvements to your website. And she is also aware of your business objectives beyond higher rankings or more traffic. Try the following places to start your search:
• Talk to other business owners. Find out whether they’ve worked with anyone, and if so, how they liked that person. Referrals are still your best information source.