Below are some signs that should you get, are good indications that you need to look for a new SEO agency.
1. Awful Timing
Timing is the most important thing with SEO. Your SEO agency should be able to gauge at least an estimate of when to launch a campaign for it to have the maximum efficiency. An agency that is constantly off on their timing is not a good agency.
2. Inconsistent Dedication
Any company can claim that they are dedicated. It’s how dedicated they are when they are actually getting paid on a monthly basis that you should look at. Do they answer their calls less throughout the weeks? Do they reply slower on email after they received the funds?
3. Inaccurate Reports
An agency that provides you with inaccurate reports should be one of the most important red flags for you to consider. When you are hiring an agency, the very first thing that you think about is transparency. Inaccurate reports may be due to error, but it’s certainly not trustworthy.
4. Priority by Price
Having tiers on a service is not new. However, you should still be able to get the service that you are entitled to no matter the price that you are paying. If you are getting a less responsive support team or less data on your reports just because you pay less, take that as a red flag.
5. Shady Techniques
The techniques of an SEO agency should be kept between them and you only. If they are producing results through shady techniques, they probably won’t be sharing these techniques to you. If they don’t share any of their strategies at all, you can almost always assume that they employ shady tactics.
Incompatibility can be tagged on a variety of things. Whether it’s the content that they produce contrasting the target demographic that you have specified for them or the amount of information that they put out on a specific pattern that does not match with the nature of your business.
7. Subpar Analysis
The analysis that they have of your competition is how you can gauge how competent an SEO agency is. This will give you an idea as to how they do their work and what the flow of information they have. By the end of their analysis, you should at least have a spreadsheet of the data gathered.
8. Excuses Before Execution
Things go wrong, it’s inevitable. However, it’s a red flag if the SEO agency constantly has an excuse as to why something that they are about to do will fail. This is most likely due to the lack of preparation that they partake in before executing a plan.
9. Competitor is Better
If a competing SEO agency has a better reputation, has better results according to references, and better reviews, maybe it’s time to let go of the agency that you currently have. If you are not satisfied with the results you are getting, it’s time to move on.
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