Question: I’m in the mortgage business and I keep getting calls from various companies such as Neon Nexus and Local Splash that guarantee they can get me on the first page of Google for certain keywords if I pay $99 month… How can they guarantee I’ll be on the first page?
Answer: No one can ‘guarantee’ you a 1st page on Google. That said, a good SEO can look at your keywords vs. the competition and tell you how difficult it is to get there. SEO is a competitive sport; and the competition varies in different industries.
I am not familiar with Neon Nexus and Local Splash; but buyer beware. There are lots of SEO scams out there. Ask for references. Ask for examples of their work. I teach metrics in my classes so that people can be educated and measure the results vs. what the SEO companies / vendors / consultants are promising. But no one can ‘guarantee’ a page one on Google, just like no one can ‘guarantee’ you an Olympic Gold medal.
What a knowledgeable coach, like myself, can do is guide you towards your best shot at a ‘Gold medal,’ and also explain the competitive landscape and the rules / procedures used by the best of the best to have a reasonable shot at it.
Got a question? Click this link to email Jason or call 888-993-1122. Dr. Jason McDonald is founder and Senior SEO / Social Media Director of the JM Internet Group. He teaches the SEO training classes for the group, and therefore provides most of the SEO tips for this blog. His goal with this blog is to provide an easy 'one-stop shop' for the busy marketer looking for tips, tricks, and secrets on how to get to the top of Google and Bing for free using proven SEO tactics. When not dreaming up SEO tips, Dr. McDonald lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, two dogs, a cat, four iguanas and twelve children (just kidding). Really you read down to the bio on this guy? Enjoy the blog.
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