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Call for Crackdown on Dodgy SEO Consultants

Discussion in 'SEO & SEM Discussions' started by Suzabro, Mar 20, 2019.

  1. Suzabro

    Suzabro Administrator

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    I came across this article today, good to see someone talk about this.

    https://www.smartcompany.com.au/technology/seo/seo-rip-offs-ombudsman-accc/
     
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  2. snoopy

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    Probably mostly from offshore?
     
  3. chris

    chris Administrator

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    I would say yes definitely, but I think you can add a few Australian companies to the list. Educating clients on what SEO is - is half the battle. Have come across a people who have paid for SEO that only included "submitting to search engines" and installing an SEO plugin.

    Have seen similar articles this week, I suppose if it raises awareness it's a good thing.
     
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  4. Suzabro

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    Yes more to SEO than Yoast ha!
     
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  5. findtim

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    this has a flow on affect with my web design ( i do not do SEO or offer it ) [ i say i can recommend some people if they want and thats it] but rarely do they want SEO.
    BUT the initial tarnish I have to get over as we are all tarred with the same brush !

    new domain owners state what their MATES have told them their experiences , website redo clients say " i've been ripped off before"

    i have to explain web design is NOT SEO, its like a car mechanic and a car spray painter ! 2 completely different people.

    perhaps kate should also look into some other things small businesses may be concerned with in the future !!!

    tim