5 Ways to Spot the SEO Frauds

SEO Frauds_Big Red SEOSome people may try to tell you SEO is a myth. While SEO is NOT a myth in itself, many myths have developed around the SEO process, mostly started by people that will try to con you into thinking they know what they’re talking about. SEO is in fact a needed service if you realize no one is coming to your site, and you will likely see a difference when services are performed. Our SEO and content creation experts at Big Red SEO want to give you a list of warning signs to watch for when talking to disreputable SEO companies.

Warning Sign #1: If you register, your site will improve your ranking

If an SEO company tells you they can improve your rankings by registering your site with the search engines, then turn around and walk away. This is not true. You can verify your site for free through Google Webmaster Tools and it will tell you potential problems within your site. But the rankings are dependent on new and quality content, as well as good links.

Warning Sign # 2: They tell you registering your site is long and complicated

Registering your site is not hard. You could not register your site at all and your site could still be ranked high. However, it is probably a good idea anyway. Also, if they tell you they have to submit your site monthly that is also untrue! Google crawls sites by itself on a regular basis if the quality links and updated content are there.

Warning Sign # 3: No real people to talk to

If you get a call from an automated voice message system from an SEO company, DO NOT return the call. They cannot help you, they don’t even have real people making the phone calls. Their website contains no real information and the phone number is a 1-800 number. This screams SCAM! Our SEO team at Big Red SEO begs you not to fall for it. There are other ways and other companies that do real work, like us!

Warning Sign #4: We will get you ranked for all 200+ search engines

This marketing ploy may sound great, but only three search engines really matter; Google, Bing, and Yahoo! The others are simply not important. Be wary if they tell you things such as “your site is search engine ready.” ALL websites are search engine ready whether you want them to be or not. They will find your website and crawl it, but if you aren’t putting out new content on that website, the crawlers won’t come back.

Warning Sign # 5: An unsolicited email

Do you get unsolicited emails from SEO companies? This may get you thinking about whether you need SEO or not, but don’t reply to that email. The all -powerful Google even advises against falling into this SEO trap. This is a desperate attempt on their part to get business fast.

Leave a Comment Below

If you have anything you think we should know or just want to leave a comment about the article, please feel free to do so! We would love to start a dialogue with you.

Contact Big Red SEO Today at (402) 522- 6468

If you have heard any of these SEO scams lately and want to talk to a real person about your options or have any questions, contact Big Red SEO today at (402) 522-6468. We want to send your site to the top of the major search engines of Google, Bing and Yahoo! without scamming or tricking you in any way. We do not want you to be taken advantage of!

Share this post

Share on facebook
Share on google
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on pinterest
Share on print
Share on email
Check Out These Other Articles

Responsive Website Designs – Why You Need Mobile-Friendly Now!

As an Omaha web design company, we know that first impressions are just as important online as they are offline. That’s why we pride ourselves on creating great website designs for Omaha businesses. We focus on designing websites that inspire trust and make it as easy as possible for a visitor to become a customer. While we care about design

What Google’s New Scraper Report Means for SEO

As an online publisher, there’s really nothing more aggravating than seeing your original content stolen (or “scraped”) and republished on another website that ends up outranking you. We at Big Red SEO in Omaha see this fairly often, and it’s not an uncommon problem. Whereas in the past the only feasible option for most of us was to sit back

An SEO Omaha Crash Course in Image Alt Text

Alt text (also known as alt attributes or alt tags) is one of those terms we throw around in the SEO industry a lot without explaining it. While having image alt text on your web pages is just one small part of the search engine optimization process, our team at Big Red SEO in Omaha thinks it’s worth spending some

Close Menu
×
×

Cart