Is Your SEO Company Promising You #1 Ranking or Placement on Google?

Denver SEO, Web Design and Development Posted by Fusionbox on August 3, 2011
Denver Internet Marketing advice, Denver SEO, Google rankings, SEO advice

Unsure about whether or not to go with a Denver SEO Agency promising you top rankings in Google or another search engine? You have reason to be wary.

Google is very clear on this:

"No one can guarantee a #1 ranking on Google. Beware of SEOs that claim to guarantee rankings, allege a "special relationship" with Google, or advertise a "priority submit" to Google. There is no priority submit for Google. In fact, the only way to submit a site to Google directly is through our Add URL page or by submitting a Sitemap and you can do this yourself at no cost whatsoever."

So how do sketchy SEO companies fool you?

  • Only promise rankings for one/a few keywords that have little to no traffic and/or competition (they've already done their research and know which ones to pick.)
  • Submit your website to 500 useless directories in a very short period. Number one results?!? Oh yeah- for two days. Then Google catches up to you and kicks you out of the results. Period. For a good time, try going through the reconsideration process and watch money flow down the drain while waiting.
  • Put on a winning smile, take your money, then disappear.

Other things to watch for:

  • Cold-calls and emails from companies you've never heard of.
  • Pulling the wool over your eyes – because Search Engine Optimization is magic! Sorry, but any SEO agency worth its salt can clearly explain what they are doing and why.
  • “I'll get links for your site by spamming my email database and offering reciprocal/three way/18 way links! Google will never figure it out!" Google already figured it out.
  • Claiming a “personal relationship with Google”. Again, nope. Try once more.

The truth is, ranking a website in any search engine is (somewhat) simple and the result of strategy, hard work, and quality output over time. Let the Denver SEO experts at Fusionbox teach you a little about what it takes by contacting us.

Posted in: Denver Internet Marketing, Denver SEO, SEO Advice

2 responses to "Is Your SEO Company Promising You #1 Ranking or Placement on Google?"

(8/4/2011 @ 6:05pm)

Thanks Alexander!

Denver Interactive Agency President at Fusionbox | Alexander

Alexander (8/4/2011 @ 12:26pm)

Great post, Tory!

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