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7 Reasons Why I Don't Want Your Money

Written by David Harry   
Wednesday, 07 November 2007 15:55

I don’t want your business! Really, it’s true... That is something I have said, not in so few words, to many prospects that come to me for SEO (and other) services. Truth be told, I probably turn away some 90+% of the projects that trickle in. Am I having some sort of an adverse reaction to more 000’s in my bank account? Have I finally No SEO for youflipped out from being a rant-o-holic? No - on all counts; You see, I have long been a proponent of the 80/20 rule, which for our purposes we’ll state as ‘20%  of your clients are responsible for 80% of your grief’. A liberal interpretation, but I am sure Pareto won’t mind.

What is important to get digested, is that you can lose a vast amount of time dealing with those ‘clients from Hell’ and other less than palatable situations. This can be cured through simple diligence and pre-qualifying of potential donors (to my bank account that is).

When it comes to qualifying clients you are trying to establish the best scenarios in which you have the highest likelihood of not only being profitable, but being successful. By that I mean leaving behind a legacy to be proud of, a client gleaming with joy for having known you and a website that purrs like a kitten snuggled up to a warm bowl of milk.   

There can be a variety of reasons that a prospective SEO client is shown the door;

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The Future of SEO

Written by David Harry   
Sunday, 13 August 2006 12:05
I am releasing another RANT out into the world on Monday and it’s, for the most part, centered around the lack of understading towards SEO in the small and medium sezed business world. The fact that it seems to be a muky world out there.

As an addition to the article, which is written and in the editors hands now, I saw a post on WMW from a MSN representative, (user name ‘msndude’) that further highlighted this problem. When discussing various penalties he said;

“don't make your site look like a spam site. I'm not sure why so many people seem to think the "spam look" is in this year (maybe it's a fashion statement -- like torn jeans or something) but it's a fact that it can hurt you

WOW. Thanks a bunch. How in the name of all that is holy am I supposed to advise a client with ‘standards’ like that? A follow up post by a frustrated webmaster put it well with,

“I don't think I have the "spam look" but what exactly is the spam look anyway...what are some things that give a spam look that someone like me may not be aware of. ”

SEO is not a legitimate practice…it’s a bloddy battle field.. yeeessh….

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