I think I need an SEO VA, but not having any luck

11 replies
I have a group of websites that need marketing/links help. Our main site has a ton of content, and no one to place it anywhere else than our normal channels and accounts..
The only thing we can manage here is to create the content and put it on our Blog, our YouTube account, our Slideshare account, Pinterest, Social (our FB & Twit), Doc Sites, etc.
This has gotten us nowhere (G is wrong that original, great, informative content is all you need. We have always known this, but we don't have the time to spread it all over the place to create links.) G seems to ignore our efforts, even though the co. is a 20 year old manufacturer with aged domains.
We are simply not making much of a difference.
I have tried some of the VA offers here, but cannot seem to get them to create a comprehensive plan for managing this type of operation. They excel in package deals, but don't seem to be able to create a custom plan. Plus, they want to create their own content, which is OK, but it is usually spun to death and they make crappy videos, from what I have witnessed.
So I am frustrated.
Can you guys direct me to a knowledgeable VA that can assist us with 4 or 5 sites, and keep at it EVERY month?
Is there anyone who works with existing content mainly, and can also create more from that knowledge base? Is there anyone that has the knowledge to build a network of sites that point directly and indirectly, etc. for effectiveness?
G safe as well?

All I have found so far is mostly VA's that know nothing, and can only follow your EXACT instructions. (that is truly the blind leading the blind!)
I do not require they be in any particular country, but a good command of the English language sure does help.

Anyone know of a VA that fits this description?
#luck #seo #virtual assistant
  • Profile picture of the author silverstarmedia
    This is a great question, and one I'd like the answer to myself. It seems that all the suggestions here help one get a sense for the basics, but doesn't really allow you to find someone to help automate that process for the long term. Guest posting, and notifying other well known blogs aside, I believe what you're looking for is a decent PR company to handle this for you, or someone that has few clients and will actually pay attention to your specific content and market it effectively. For the most part though, I have a feeling that most here are going to chime in that this is something you'll have to do for yourself, but I'm hoping to be proved wrong.
    Signature

    Silverstar Media provides web design and photography services to small businesses in Virginia, Maryland and DC.

    Mention Warrior Forum and get 20% off our web design and development services

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[8074900].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Gary Ning Lo
    Are you doing backlinks to your content.

    I highly recommend you get a good course on SEO and study it even if you will hire VAs...

    Concerning VAs, post your request in the warrior for hire section of this forum. You should get a lot of applications.

    Cheers,

    Gary
    Signature
    -------------------------------------------------------------
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[8074924].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author GarrieWilson
    I take it the SEO in your user name isn't for Search Engine Optimization....
    Signature
    Screw You, NameCheap!
    $1 Off NameSilo Domain Coupons:

    SAVEABUCKDOMAINS & DOLLARDOMAINSAVINGS
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[8074978].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author SEOAllen
      Yes, it is, actually. Taken all the courses bought all the books. But no time to implement, and trickier still, how to implement some complicated campaigns.
      None of that knowledge solves my problems.
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[8075044].message }}
  • Each niche requires a custom approach, in terms of formulating and implementing a combination of offline and online marketing and traffic generation campaigns. From just the things you said, here are some maybes:

    • Perhaps a good percentage of your target markets in your niches aren't spending time in the online channels that you use for promoting your content and positioning your brand?

    • Perhaps your promotional content doesn't have the pull that's needed to funnel your target traffic from those online channels to your network of sites?

    • Perhaps Google knows the things above, or maybe the right traffic for you isn't organic search traffic?

    Look at the US traffic estimates of www.compete.com for www.tech-faq.com and www.askdeb.com -- The things we mainly do for those two sites involve a combination of specific strategies, techniques and tactics that we project are the most suitable traffic generation and offsite SEO campaigns to implement, not to mention that those two sites are self hosted in servers with custom network architecture...
    Signature

    Professional Content Writing Service @ $0.03 / Word: Contact Us HERE
    • We have 2 decades of real world expertise in subject areas like Machine Learning / Deep Learning / AI / IOT / software programming / DIY electronics, digital marketing and telesales, product review / tutorial / blog / news article writing ...

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[8075087].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author wordpressmania
    Hmm, So you have existing content and you need a VA to maintain those content? Or you want your VA to work on your site to make it more valuable to Google?

    I am really confused as what you really need.... A VA or a SEO guy?

    Anyway, PM me with more details so that I can help you will your website(s). Or skype me. You will get my skype on my profile page here on WarriorForum
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[8075094].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Charanjit
    I would use one place and one place only, for seo services or VA, ODesk, serach by rating and skills and you cant go wrong.
    Signature

    Want to learn more, read read and read more. http://www.mannusblog.com/index.php/...e-optimisation

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[8075393].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Kevin Maguire
    The way I read your post is, your looking for an SEO guy at VA prices.

    G is wrong that original, great, informative content is all you need
    Where did you hear that?

    20 year old manufacturer with aged domains
    What kind of linking has been done previous? Old techniques could be hurting you.

    but cannot seem to get them to create a comprehensive plan for managing this type of operation
    Why is it their job to do that? Again your asking for a VA, not an SEO. A VA requires your plan to implement and not vice versa.

    they want to create their own content, which is OK, but it is usually spun to death
    You need a professional Writer for that. Not a VA.

    and they make crappy videos, from what I have witnessed
    VA needs to be a prolific video editor too?

    Is there anyone that has the knowledge to build a network of sites that point directly and indirectly
    Again an SEO job not a VA job.

    All I have found so far is mostly VA's that know nothing, and can only follow your EXACT instructions.
    So they do exactly what a VA is supposed to do. Follow your instructions.

    I'd be more frustrated if they didn't.


    Conclusion friend, is very obvious. You need and SEO Guy/Company.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[8075526].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author PerformanceMan
    Hiring unknown 'VAs' to start spreading your links is a misplaced idea.

    With Google announcing their Penguin 2.0 update these very tactics are coming under major fire.

    This would be an unfortunate time for you to enter this arena.
    Signature
    Free Special Report on Mindset - Level Up with Positive Thinking
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[8075529].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author webrankingservices2000
    Banned
    What is your actual requirement? Let me know i may be able to help
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[8226065].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Charanjit
    split your on line marketing into sections.

    then get va / workers who specialize in each category. so I have one guy making videos, one doing social media, one doing forum posting, one doing blog commenting, one doing directory submits.

    Dont get me wrong you will have to tell them what to do but long term control and get results.
    Signature

    Want to learn more, read read and read more. http://www.mannusblog.com/index.php/...e-optimisation

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[8226162].message }}

Trending Topics