Finding an SEO consulting company to handle all of your search engine marketing and other website needs does not have to be a difficult task. If you are searching to hire hourly SEO consulting professionals in the St. Louis area, 314media is the company for you. We have a team of content writers, SEO experts and strategists who can take your website to the next level. But regardless of the company you hire for your SEO consulting services, here are some things you should find out about them first.

One thing it may be helpful to know is who does the SEO work at the company. You may be working with a company that is small enough that you will be talking to that person who does the work or that may simply be the contact person who then delegates other employees to do the SEO work. Both situations have their advantages so this consideration may simply depend on your personal preferences and finding one that instills confidence in you after speaking to them.  314media has a small dedicated staff that handles 100% of your project.  From backlinks to content; our professionals have experience in many industries and can help your site take over the competition.

Another important thing that you should know before hiring an SEO consulting firm is if you will have access to all of the accounts that they set up for you. A reputable SEO firm is going to update your profile on several websites, including Yahoo, Google, Bing and others. But what happens if you decide to hire a different SEO company and you don’t have access to your accounts? The new company won’t be able to get into those accounts and neither will you, which means you may have to start all over. Make sure you have administrative access to all the accounts that your SEO company updates so you are the only one that is allowed to make changes to sign in and password information. This will save you a lot of frustration if you and the SEO consulting firm ever part ways.  314media provides access and credentials to everything we set up for your small business.  We know how frustrating it can be to take back accounts from the “previous guys”.  314media is the most transparent SEO company in the industry and we will earn your business and know that our service will keep you coming back every month.

Thirdly, you should ask your SEO consulting firm how they measure their success and effectiveness. A qualified firm will be able to tell you how they know that their strategies are working to improve your website ranking. They should be able to present printed reports that show your improved website ranking, increased traffic and other signs that your website is better off after hiring the SEO experts than it was before.  314media provides metrics and written performance statements directly to you – we also track conversions , visitors, and contact forms and calls to explain how our service is benefiting your business.

Some SEO companies will remove all of your content and links if you decide to part ways with them, too. That’s why it’s important to ask them how they handle the relationship if you are no longer working with them. Content and links are two of the most important aspects of your website’s success so if the SEO company removes all of that from its network of sites, you could be left with nothing. Have something in writing that explains what will happen if the relationship is ended so there is no confusion or miscommunication in the event that this happens.  We don’t remove what we’ve done for your business – how silly would that be 🙂

Finally, your SEO consulting company should be able to provide references from previous clients who have experienced positive results from their work. If the company just tells you how great they are and makes all kinds of promises without any proof to back up their work, find another company.

When you hire the SEO professionals at 314media, you are getting a team of qualified consultants who can help increase the success of your website. We take care of everything from content writing to inserting backlinks and writing content and marketing your website. We handle all aspects of the process with respect so you can hire us with complete confidence.  Contact us today to get a no obligation quote and we look forward to helping your business with an hourly arrangement.