My company has a website and a separate blog site, both hosted on the same server (GoDaddy). For some reason, even though there is relatively little competition in our professional niche, we are unable to get either our website or our blog site to show up anywhere within the first several pages (or more) of Google's natural search listings.
Skills: sem, wordpress
“We sincerely appreciate what were sure have been Beths best intentions to help us improve our natural search engine rankings. Unfortunately, after approximately 7 months together and nearly $2000 later, weve seen little or no improvement in our SEO rankings.
At the outset of our work, Beth quoted 3-4 months of time together to achieve our stated SEO goals. 7 months later, there is still little or nothing to show for our investment of time and money.
To be fair, there was a period of about a 6 weeks during the early part of our work together in which for personal reasons I was largely unavailable to interface closely with Beth. But that was 6 months ago. Notwithstanding, this was one of the reasons we chose to extend our time together to well beyond the 3-4 month time frame originally quoted by Beth as necessary to begin seeing measurable results.
In concluding our work with Beth, we invited her to provide objective evidence to us of what specifically has changed or improved during our time together. After receiving no response from her to that request, several days later we wrote again, repeating our invitation.
Beth did write back right away, apologizing for not having gotten back to us quickly, and noting she was in the process of collecting that information, and would be providing it to us shortly. However, a little over a week later - and a little over two weeks since we originally requested it of her - we still have heard nothing more from her on this.
In short, Beth is a very pleasant person to work with. She very probably means well.
However, where the pedal his the metal is RESULTS, and 7 months and $2000 later, we simply have no evidence that anything of any significance has improved for us during this time. If Beth had followed through with her promise upon the conclusion of our work to provide us with this information, I might have had something better to report. In fairness to her, we did our best to give her that opportunity. ”
Freelancer Feedback Comments for Client:
“Client has left negative feedback due to the time needed to wait for a complete report on the work performed over the course of 7 months. This is an extensive and detailed report, due to the campaign that consisted of SEO work, on page optimization, off page SEO work, link building and link outreach (the campaign changed several times during the actual timeframe) for not one, but two different websites. That said, there are many items to report on that elevated keyword rankings or traffic during different periods of the campaign for each of the websites, and this type of complete report was immediately requested to cover the entire timeframe of events. Client did not give appropriate enough time to allow this report to be finalized before writing a poor review.”