If you own or operate a small or medium-sized business and are looking to hire an internet marketing & SEO agency to help you, be sure to ask three important questions before signing on the line:
1. Can you provide us client references?
If you get a list (at least three) of references, be sure to actually call them. Ask them about customer service, the agency’s performance, and verifiable results.
88PLATINUM is not a high-volume internet marketing & SEO agency. Instead, 88PLATINUM is a high customer satisfaction agency who earns and keeps your business by constantly producing incredible value for your business.
2. What does it cost?
Internet marketing & SEO does NOT have to cost a fortune. Certainly, the work required to help you compete in competitive niches could warrant higher service fees. However, many internet marketing & SEO agencies will charge you based on what they think they can get out of you, not the level or amount of service they provide.
If you’re a high-worth client, such as a highly-specialized surgeon or attorney, agencies may gouge their prices but not necessarily increase the amount of work they’re doing for you.
With 88PLATINUM, clients are charged a fixed price for the work that’s done regardless of the size or worth of the business. Fees are almost always much less than the cost of internal hires.
3. What do we get and what assurances do we have that it will work?
The agency should be able to produce a current, live demonstration of results. In some cases, they may not reveal all of their client results since that can compromise the confidentiality of the client, but it’s not unreasonable to produce one or two.
Then, does the agency back up their work with any form of guaranteed results?
With 88PLATINUM, we agree to a meaningful and feasible performance metric tailored for your situation, business, and industry. If the metric isn’t met, you don’t pay until it is. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a guarantee like that anywhere else.
If an agency shies away from answering any of these questions, it could be a red flag. You should always receive quotes from at least three different agencies. While reviewing the quote, you should look past the simple price tag and determine what’s going to produce the most (and best) business at the lowest cost?
Please invite 88PLATINUM to bid your next internet marketing & SEO consulting project.
More About 88PLATINUM
88PLATINUM is a Colorado Springs, Colorado-based internet marketing and search engine optimization consultancy for small and medium businesses. 88PLATINUM is also the parent company for Medical Web Strategies and Legal Web Strategies.
88PLATINUM was formed as a consultancy to assist businesses and organizations fully understand and realize the business growth potential of internet marketing & SEO. The world of internet marketing & SEO requires numerous resources and skill sets that not all organizations have or can afford. 88PLATINUM fills in the gaps and provides the highest level of expertise in a format that’s easy to understand and implement.
88PLATINUM can also partly or fully augment internet marketing & SEO services that the organization doesn’t have. Often, the cost of outsourcing internet marketing & SEO services to 88PLATINUM is much less than the cost of softwares, licenses, training, and full-time employees.
About Swanie, the Owner of 88PLATINUM
Chris Swanson (Swanie), MBA, MA, is an internet marketing & SEO consultant and the owner of 88PLATINUM. Swanie has been working in internet marketing & SEO since 1997. He has worked with dozens of physicians, attorneys, small businesses, and larger organizations to include Carmichael Training Systems, RockShox, SRAM Corporation, Colorado College, U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, and most recently, University of Colorado Health.
Swanie is a 1993 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, earned his Masters of Arts (MA) in Advertising & Design/Illustration from Syracuse University in 1998, and earned his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) in Information Systems and Marketing from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs in 2003.
Swanie’s community service roles have included adjunct professorship at Pikes Peak Community College for the Fine Arts and Multimedia & Graphic Design departments, Scoutmaster for a local Boy Scouts of America Troop and Cub Scout Pack, Distinguished International Toastmaster (DTM), Rotarian (Paul Harris Fellow), and Local Chapter Representative for U.S. Air Force Academy Association of Graduates.
If you’re interested in get highest-level internet marketing & SEO advice and services from 88PLATINUM, be sure to request a website audit. Everything begins with the website audit. In order to recommend appropriate and effective action, we must first assess the overall health of your current website and online properties.
There is a nominal fee for the comprehensive website audit to cover costs, but your satisfaction with the audit is guaranteed. You’ll receive full reimbursement if you’re not completely satisfied with the results of the audit. You can request your audit here …