Choosing the right internet marketing company is always a critical factor in your website achieving your desired business goals.  Engaging the right online marketing agency can be a daunting task since there are many agencies out there all claiming to bring you good results. Here are top 10 questions that you should ask any search engine marketer before you engage with them;

  1. How long has the search engine marketing firm been in business?
    • Avoid dealing with an agency that is just starting as they often lack experience.
  2. Does the consultant have a team behind or are they are part of a team?
    • Always engage with an internet marketing consultant that has a team behind them.
  3. Could you please describe your most recent successful online marketing campaigns
    • Ask to browse through the agency’s portfolio, case studies, whitepapers and testimonials, this will reflect on their past works.
  4. Are you Google certified?
    • It’s advisable to hire an agency that is certified by Google.
  5. Will you provide website stats? If so, how often?
    • Every agency should be able to send you stats on a monthly basis or as & when you require them.
  6. Do we have to sign a contract with you?
    • Avoid signing lengthy contracts as you could end up being tied to bad service
  7. What industries have you dealt with?
    • A good consultant should have dealt with a broad array of industries.
  8. Have you won any awards?
    • Experienced online marketers normally win awards, be it locally or internationally.
  9. How long does it take to get results
    • Avoid consultants that promise SEO results overnight. They could be using black-hat tactics.
  10. Do you offer any guarantees?
    • Good online marketing companies should offer money back guarantees.