With the term Search Engine Optimization (SEO) being bandied about in hopes most people won’t know what it really consists of, scam artists are making bank by promising the moon. Submitedge is a reputable SEO company that has seen many clients of other less honest businesses come running to their real SEO services after being burned by these same scam perpetrating firms.
Since the beginning of the search engine take-over, self-titled “SEO Experts” have made unrealistic promises and offered guaranteed rankings, using less than desirable tactics. While Submitedge is a 100% ‘white hat’ SEO firm, these scam based offerings from ‘black-hat’ SEO firms continue to fool customers into thinking they can rank fast, high, and pay only pennies.
Rather than listen to some self styles “SEO guru” who can make all your dreams come true, do your own research so you understand SEO and can avoid getting pulled into a scam. The best defense against SEO scams is learning more about the subject, or at least knowing what ‘red flags’ to look for when an SEO company starts making grandiose claims that could result in a scam.
Many SEO scams will guarantee 1st place Google
These claims had darn well better come backed by a written guarantee that states failure to comply with the terms of the contract will result in a refund of all or part of your money. Even Google says, “Beware of SEOs that claim to guarantee rankings”. Submitedge offers a guarantee that if we do not get the ranking we promised in the specific time frame and for the price we quote, you will receive at least a partial refund based on specific agreements in each contract. We know every site has competition, and sometimes you could run up against another website with a limitless budget who is impossible to dethrone from the #1 spot, so we strive to only promise what we can actually deliver, and to back up our claims in writing!!
Many SEO scam artists will say they have an ‘in’ with ‘someone at Google’
Oh, please. this is a sure sign of a scam. No SEO company in existence has a “special relationship” or access to a “priority submission” with Google.
Some SEO scam companies will offer you ‘free’ SEO trial services
Again, NOPE. SEO is complex and time consuming, and in order to achieve results, real work must be done on an ongoing basis. Any results created by a ‘free trial’ are almost certain to be a scam brought on by the so called ‘SEO expert’, and will result in you being damaged by black hat practices. If in order to give you a “free trial” they request your FTP username/password or ask for access to your hosting account, RUN. They will likely ruin your website and demand monies to repair it! Submnitedge will only ask for access to your website for onsite SEO and you will have a written contract with us by that time holding us liable and ensuring we do your site no harm.
SEO scammers will say they have a secret SEO process
There is no secret SEO process. As anyone who works for Submitedge can tell you, SEO is simply hard work and man-hours spent doing the necessary jobs of content creation, link building, and so on. Anyone can do SEO – most people just don’t have the time, which is why companies like Submitedge exist! Any legitimate SEO company should be able to explain exactly what (if anything) they will do to your site, as well as describe their link building strategy. If they dodge your questions, suspect a scam.
Now that you know what claims to ignore, come to Submitedge and ask about our white hat SEO practices. in over 5 years and after having worked on 18,000 websites, tentonbud, we have managed to get front page Google ranking for thousands of keywords, and our clients never have to worry about black hat scams or getting banned by Google. SEO is a slow process – so beware any company that promises ‘results in 48 hours’. Don’t get roped in by a scam – use Submitedge and get honest work that produces great results!