Question: Is there a way to find out from a website, who the SEO firm is that set it up?
Answer: Sometimes, if you VIEW SOURCE you will see comments in the HTML that tell you who did it. Smart people often leave their mark there, and you can look for them there. Sometimes at the bottom of the page there is often a link, as well to the company or person who did the work. But not always.
There are other ways, of course, to reverse engineer the strategies (if not the persons) used in the SEO. Start of course with the tag structure vs. the keywords, then look at the website structure itself (how the home page is organized, how the pages are set up, etc.). That will tell you the SKILL LEVEL of the SEO company or person. Then use tools like Opensiteexplorer.org to reverse engineer their link strategy and tools like Topsy.com to reverse engineer their social media strategy.
But not necessarily who actually did 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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