I’m the type of person who wants to do everything for myself. Part of the reason is because I’m incredibly
cheap frugal. Another part is because I love learning new things. I often enjoy learning to do things more than I do actually doing them. So when I hire a pro, you should know I’m well and truly out of my league on something.
One of those things has been SEO. I’ve read quite a bit on the subject but figuring out how to apply it has left me scratching my head. I realized that I needed someone to hold my hand and walk me through it.
Some people downplay the importance of search engine optimization for new bloggers. They take the “if you build it, they will come” approach, stating that creating great content is more important. To a degree, I agree, but the key there is great content. I’m not an impressively talented writer. These posts usually take me much longer than you would believe. Even this short one took me over two hours to compose. I figure that, between hiring an SEO expert and learning to become a better writer, the SEO was going to be faster.
Enter Modest Money. Jeremy built up a Page Rank 4 site, ranked under 50,000 on Alexa, in the competitive field of personal finance blogs in just 6 months. So I figured he knew what we has doing.
When he started offering website marketing services, I knew that eventually I was going to be hiring him for some desperately needed SEO help.
Of course, my cash-flow budget doesn’t have a lot of wiggle-room in it. When my ISP sent me a $50 gift card as a thank you for signing up, I knew that I’d be utilizing my own advice about how to spend gift cards.
I can’t honestly saw what exactly I was expecting, but the lengthy report that I got after he did a through analysis of my site certainly exceeded it. I’ve only just begun to implement his recommendations, starting with the low-hanging fruit, as it were. But I’ve already seen an improvement.
If you are lost on implementing SEO practises into your blog, I’d recommend you hire a pro. And the pro I’d recommend is Modest Money.
Have you ever hired an SEO consultant? What was your experience?
- 5 Things You Need to Know When Hiring an SEO Consultant (news.terra.com)
- How to Find a Reliable SEO Firm (ppc.org)
- How to Conduct an On-Page SEO Site Audit (searchenginewatch.com)